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Dark Essence Records have inked a deal with Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemers T.O.M.B, and are set to release “Thin The Veil”, the latest album from the US band on a date as yet to be confirmed.

Drawing their initial inspiration from bands such as ABRUPTUM, HAVOHEJ, SAMAEL and SUNNO))), musicians No-One, B. Zimimay, Tyler B and Samantha Viola formed T.O.M.B in 1998, and they have, since then,  gone on to release  numerous LPs, EPs, compilations and splits.  Releases imbued with T.O.M.B’s trademark sound that  is both horrific, and, at the same time, hypnotically spell-binding,  and which deal with subject matters such as death, paranormal activity and occult practices.

Over the twenty plus years of their existence T.O.M.B have skilfully crafted their own avant-garde style, which is characterised by an eclectic mix of Ambient, Doom, Industrial, Noise and traditional Black Metal.  It is a style that has earned the band a well-deserved place as one of the top innovators of modern day Black Metal.

Commenting on their collaboration with Dark Essence Records, T.O.M.B had this to say:

It is with great admiration and honor we announce our addition to the Dark Essence artist roster.  Our latest album “Thin The Veil” marks another milestone of continuous progression for T.O.M.B. and we look forward to the release being represented under the banner of Norway’s most extreme, cutting edge record label in black metal!

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Whilst not yet wanting to reveal too many details of the upcoming release, both band and label have, however, offered a tantalising glimpse into “Thin The Veil”, which will feature MAYHEM’s Hellhammer  on drums, alongside collaborations with musicians such as  Craig Smilowski  (Ex-IMMOLATION),  Andy Winter of WINDS, Duncan McLaren of VENOM WOLF, and with spoken necromancy spells recited by Maurice De Jong (“Mories” of GNAW THEIR TONGUES).   All in all fans can expect “T.O.M.B’s unique harsh atmospheric death-industrial style to be combined with a relentless, fierce and primitive form of musicianship reminiscent of the old glory days of 2nd Wave Black Metal”

More information about T.O.M.B can be found on the band’s Facebook page at

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A video for the track “Abysmal Channelling” from T.O.M.B’s 2016 album “Fury Nocturnus” can be seen at

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