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Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS, whose founder and frontman Ingar Amlien is an acknowledged expert on Vampirism and the Occult, and who is often called upon by the Norwegian media to comment on such matters, are celebrating Halloween with the release of a lyric video for the track “The Noble Art”.

The video, directed and edited by Goffredo Passi for EstremArte videoproduzioni, features the  extraordinary zombie foetus sculptures created by the Italian artist Andrea Falaschi can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/mzwd_AWw8jY


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Released in December 2016 on My Kingdom Music, “Welcome the Dead” is the perfect illustration of the kind of wide-ranging appeal that CREST OF DARKNESS has built for itself over the years, with a sound that encompasses the Black, Death and Metal genres.  It is, according to Amlien, an album that has special significance for him personally, having put a lot of himself and his deepest emotions into creating an album that reflects the kind of ritualistic atmosphere that pervades the band’s live performances.

CREST OF DARKNESS’ lineup of  Ingar Amlien (CONCEPTION, ROQUEFIRE,  AMLIEN’s INFERNO) on bass and vocals, Rebo on guitars, Bernhard (ex- PALE FOREST) on drums are now working on what will be their eighth full-length album, and more information about the band can be found at http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial

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“Welcome the Dead” was released on My Kingdom Music in both CD and Digital and a  double LP, which will feature a special bonus track, will be released shortly in collaboration with Metal Age Productions, Kristallblut Records and Supreme Music Creations.  It is available from all the usual retailers as well as direct from My Kingdom Music at http://smarturl.it/DEAD-CD in CD and 2LP formats and in digital format at http://smarturl.it/WELCOME-THE-DEAD.

Nine tracks tracing the history of CREST OF DARKNESS, can be heard on the band’s SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness/sets/crest-of-darkness,  whilst the official playlist, which includes the  band’s entire catalogue can be heard on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/user/patriciathomas/playlist/7hW4CvcmbBGGriJtJBryx5

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CRESTOFDARKNESSOFFIC
BandCamp: https://crestofdarkness.bandcamp.com
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/patriciathomas/playlist/7hW4CvcmbBGGriJtJBryx5
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/crestofdarkness
My Kingdom Music:  info@mykingdommusic.net
http://www.mykingdommusic.net/
http://www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

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With the release date for CREST OF DARKNESS’ seventh full-length album “Welcome the Dead” having been brought forward to the 25th November, the band has released a video for the title track.  Directed by Anders Børresen for MONITORmeda, the video for “Welcome the Dead” can be seen below and on CREST OF DARKNESS’  YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/4jxLXUPRLyI


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Commenting on the video, founder and frontman Ingar Amlien had this to say: “We wanted to make a video that offers a glimpse into the dark world of CREST OF DARKNESS.  Perhaps we are just story tellers recounting a fairytale,  and the video can certainly be viewed and enjoyed at that level, but we are also  touching on aspects of Life itself and those eternal questions that people ask themselves about life and death and the meaning of it all.

“We might not have all the answers, and in all honesty we don’t even want to pretend that we do, but what we do want is to make people think for themselves, and find their own answers .  Let’s face it, we are all Gods.  Each of us builds their own universe, and it just happens that the world of CREST OF DARKNESS is my universe”.

Recorded at the at MLP Studio by Nils H. Mæhlum, and mastered at the Kvålsonic Lab by Tom Kvålsvoll, the nine-track album promises to be the heaviest, darkest and most introspective album in the band’s twenty plus year history.    It will be released on My Kingdom Music in both CD and Digital formats, as well as a double LP format which will feature a special bonus track.

With artwork that features  the strange and disturbing Zombie Foetus sculptures created by the Italian artist Andrea Falaschi, tracklisting on “Welcome the Dead” is as follows:

1. Welcome The Dead
2. Chosen By The Devil
3. Scourged And Crucified
4. My Black Bride
5. Borrowed Life
6. The Almighty
7. Memento Mori
8. The Noble Art
9. Katharsis

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“Welcome the Dead” includes a guest appearance  by Norwegian actor Espen Reboli Bjerke, well known for his extensive work in films, theatre, radio and Television.  Bjerke, who also won a Spelleman Award, the Norwegian equivalent of the Grammies, performs the  spoken part on “Katharsis”,  the closing track on the album.

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Amlien, whose illustrious musical history started with the legendary CONCPTION, and includes  ROQUEFIRE and  AMLIEN’s INFERNO,  confirms that “Welcome the Dead” has a particular significance for him:  ” I’ve put a hell of a lot of myself and my emotions  into this album, even more so than usual.  I’ve always felt that when we are on stage, we create a sort of magic, and this time we have been able to transfer that magic to the recordings.  You could say this is my personal Black Mass”.

CREST OF DARKNESS’ lineup of  Amlien on bass and vocals, Rebo on guitars, Bernhard (ex- PALE FOREST) on drums, and Kristian Wentzel on keyboards,  will celebrate the release of “Welcome the Dead” with a show special Friday the 13th show at Retro in Raufoss, Norway in January.

More information about CREST Of Darkness can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial

“Welcome the Dead” is now available to order from http://smarturl.it/DEAD-CD in CD and 2LP formats and in digital format at http://smarturl.it/WELCOME-THE-DEAD on release, as well all the usual retailers.

Nine tracks tracing the history of CREST OF DARKNESS, can be heard below and on the band’s SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness/sets/crest-of-darkness


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whilst the official playlist, which includes the  band’s entire catalogue can be heard on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/user/patriciathomas/playlist/7hW4CvcmbBGGriJtJBryx5


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CRESTOFDARKNESSOFFIC
BandCamp: https://crestofdarkness.bandcamp.com
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/patriciathomas/playlist/7hW4CvcmbBGGriJtJBryx5
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/crestofdarkness
My Kingdom Music:  info@mykingdommusic.net
http://www.mykingdommusic.net/
http://www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

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My Kingdom Music has revealed details of “Welcome the Dead”, the seventh full-length album from Norwegian Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS,  which is set to hit the streets on the 2nd December in both CD and Digital formats, as well as a double LP format which will feature a special bonus track.

Recorded at the at MLP Studio by Nils H. Mæhlum, and mastered at the Kvålsonic Lab by Tom Kvålsvoll, the nine-track album promises to be the heaviest, darkest and most introspective album in the band’s twenty plus year history.

The artwork for “Welcome the Dead” features the extraordinary Zombie Foetus sculptures created by the Italian artist Andrea Falaschi.  Tracklisting as follows:

1.  Welcome The Dead
2. Chosen By The Devil
3. Scourged And Crucified
4. My Black Bride
5. Borrowed Life
6. The Almighty
7. Memento Mori
8. The Noble Art
9. Katharsis

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CREST OF DARKNESS’ lineup, includes founder and frontman Ingar Amlien (ROQUEFIRE, CONCEPTION, AMLIEN’s INFERNO) on bass and vocals, Rebo on guitars, Bernhard (ex- PALE FOREST) on drums, and Kristian Wentzel on keyboards.  Earlier this year Amlien admitted that he sees “Welcome the Dead” as having a special significance for him personally: ” I’ve put a hell of a lot of myself and my emotions  into this album, even more so than usual.  I’ve always felt that when we are on stage, we create a sort of magic, and this time we have been able to transfer that magic to the recordings.  You could say this is my personal Black Mass”.

More information about CREST Of Darkness can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial

Nine tracks tracing the history of CREST OF DARKNESS, can be heard on the band’s SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness/sets/crest-of-darkness,  whilst the official playlist, which includes the  band’s entire catalogue can be heard on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/user/patriciathomas/playlist/7hW4CvcmbBGGriJtJBryx5

The Official video of the track “Demon Child” from CREST OF DARKNESS’ 2013 album “In the Presence of Death” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/3-sNJCviSGY


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CRESTOFDARKNESSOFFIC
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/patriciathomas/playlist/7hW4CvcmbBGGriJtJBryx5
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/crestofdarkness
My Kingdom Music:  info@mykingdommusic.net
http://www.mykingdommusic.net/
http://www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

 

Veteran Norwegian Black Metallers  CREST OF DARKNESS are set to support Swedish Black Metal legends MARDUK on their Frontschwein 2015 – EUROPA Part III Tour, which will take place over 18 dates in October in Europe and the Balkans.  Also on the tour are  France’s SVART CROWN and Greece’s BIO CANCER.  Whilst joining for parts of the tour will be Slovenia’s CVINGER (from the 8th to the 16th) and Poland’s SARTAN (from the 17th to the 25th).  Routing for the tour as follows:

08 Oct: Mega Club, Katowice,  PL
09 Oct: Barrocko, Trinec, CZ
10 Oct: Nova Chmelnice, Prague, CZ
11 Oct: Club From Hell, Erfurt, DE
12 Oct: Bikini Test, La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH
13 Oct: Grillen, Colmar, FR
14 Oct: Komplex 457, Zurich, CH
15 Oct: Traffic Live Club, Rome, IT
16 Oct: Elyon, Rozzano, IT
17 Oct: OKC Palach,  Rijeka, CRO
18 Oct: Kaktus,  Sarajevo, BA
19 Oct: Havana, Skopje, MK
20 Oct: Kyttaro Club, Athens, GR
21 Oct: Eightball, Thessaloniki, GR
22 Oct: Mixtape 5, Sofia, BG
23 Oct: The Quarter, Novi Sad, RS
24 Oct: Escape Metalcorner, Vienna, AT
25 Oct: Blue Hell, Budapest, HU

With over two decades of experience, six full-length albums and various EP’s under their belts, CREST OF DARKNESS’ sonic brutality, expertly combined with epic musical passages,  straddles the boundary between Black and Death Metal with consummate ease.  Their  last album, “In the Presence of Death”, saw CREST OF DARKNESS  at the top of their game, and was  described by many as the very essence of Extreme Metal.  The band’s recent release, the four-track EP, titled “Evil Messiah”,  which was  released in both in Digipack CD and 12″ vinyl formats on My Kingdom Music in February of this year, included a cover version of Alice Cooper’s “Sick Things”,  the perfect choice for a band who excel at creating an evil, malignant,  atmosphere.

The Frontschwein 2015 – EUROPA Part III tour will be the first time that the new CREST OF DARKNESS lineup will tour together.  Having appeared at various shows and festivals, the lineup, which comprises founder, frontman and bassist Ingar Amlien (ROQUEFIRE, CONCEPTION, AMLIEN’s INFERNO),  Rebo on guitars,  Bernhard (Ex- PALE FOREST) on drums and Kristian Wentzel  on keyboards, are more than ready to hit the road.

More information about CREST OF DARKNESS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial

The Official video of the track “Demon Child” from CREST OF DARKNESS’ 2013 album “In the Presence of Death” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/3-sNJCviSGY

Ten tracks tracing the history of CREST OF DARKNESS, can be heard below and on the band’s SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness/sets/crest-of-darkness

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CRESTOFDARKNESSOFFIC
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/crestofdarkness
Band Contact: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Label: My Kingdom Music:  info@mykingdommusic.net
http://www.mykingdommusic.net/
Booking: M & O Office: contact@m-o-office.com