Posts Tagged ‘Dark Essence Records’

Costin Chioreanu VR PR4

When this year’s Inferno Festival was cancelled due to the current Corona virus crisis also cancelled was the much-anticipated guided Virtual Reality tour “Midnight Cemetery” that was going to be brought to you by Costin Chioreanu and Adrian Tabacaru. The exhibition would have encompassed the entire story of the album “Afterlife Romance” by Chioreanu and Sofia Sarri, and would have allowed fans to enter the world of Costin Chioreanu’s art, enabling them to walk amongst, and through, elements of his artwork, and to interact with them at some levels.

Having seen how the cancellation of all live shows and forced isolation has affected the morale of music fans everywhere, Dark Essence Records and Fruits of Venus Productions have joined forces to give fans something to look forward to by offering the “Midnight Cemetery” experience to everyone as a free-to-download Virtual Reality Tour.

Produced by Adrian Tabacaru and Costin Chioreanu “Midnight Cemetery” can be explored using a dedicated VR-Headset, or as a standalone PC Game.  As Dark Essence explains:

In these dark times for humanity, Fruits of Venus Productions and Dark Essence Records are starting a campaign to spread a combination of art, music and technology, using some alternative tools and a new type of approach in what will be a first in the history of metal music.

After the “Midnight Cemetery” exhibition, which was supposed to have its premiere at Inferno Festival 2020, was cancelled due to the current pandemic, Costin Chioreanu and Adrian Tabacaru, the creators of this amazing virtual experience, realised that this project was suitable for spreading all over the world, and, that by doing so, they could offer moments of magic to people in lock-down in their homes. Having released “Afterlife Romance” in 2019 and hearing Costin’s ideas, we were also enthusiastic about this endeavour.

Fruits of Venus Commented:

You will hopefully find that the “Midnight Cemetery” virtual tour is a new way to experience art in the current digital domain. A premiere for the music industry, it gives a new dimension to a recording, by giving life not just to the music, but also to all the illustrations created for booklets, in one fascinating virtual experience.

Instead of being stuck in Oslo, and available only to those attending Inferno 2020 “Midnight Cemetery” will now be available world-wide and everyone will be able to experience it via a free download App. The world-wide premiere is set for March 31st, 2020 and on that day we will publish the download link so you can enjoy it, and spread it to your friends and beyond.

Whilst waiting for its impending release, you can check out the very first images from this experience and see a little insight into the creation of the project below and at https://youtu.be/aIeOVX66xx4


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More information about Costin Chioreanu can be found at https://twilight13media.com  and about Adrian Tabacaru at http://www.adrian-tabacaru.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdrianTabacaruOfficial/

Costin Chioreanu VR PR3

Additional Information

Costin Chioreanu Website: https://twilight13media.com

Costin Chioreanu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/costinchioreanu/

Costin Chioreanu YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/twilight13media

Costin Chioreanu Twitter: https://twitter.com/twilight13media

Adrian Tabacaru Website: http://www.adrian-tabacaru.com

Adrian Tabacaru Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/adriantabacaru

Adrian Tabacaru YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AdrianTabacaru

Adrian Tabacaru Twitter: https://twitter.com/adriantabacaru

Sofia Sarri Website: http://sofiasarri.com/

Sofia Sarri Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sofiasarrikira/

Sofia Sarri Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sofia_sarri_/

Sofia Sarri YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kirakitana

Sofia Sarri Twitter: https://twitter.com/sofia_sarri

Fruits of Venus Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fruitsofvenus/

Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no

Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no

Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords

Dark Essence Records Bandcamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/

Dark Essence Records YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/DarkEssenceRecords

Dark Essence Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/

Dark Essence Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec

Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records

Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no

Dark Essence Records North American Webshop: http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/

Dark Essence Records Australian Webshop: https://www.heavymetalmerchant.com/bands/d/dark-essence-records/

 

Nyrst PR3

Icelandic Black Metallers NYRST have released a second track from their upcoming album “Orsök”, an album filled with incredibly cold, stark, and barren soundscapes, whose lyrics come straight from old horror literature, laced with cosmic undertones.

The track, ” Nástirni”, can be streamed or downloaded from https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Nastirni

It can also be heard below and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/TLFHMrp8aZc


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Formed in the winter of 2013 and drawing their inspiration from their grim and icy Icelandic heritage,  NYRST’s lineup consists of Snæbjörn on vocals,  Eysteinn and Davíð on guitars, Egill on bass, and Sveinbjörn on drums.  NYRST’s first demo, released in 2018, garnered considerable praise for the band’s use of diverse vocals and chilling atmosphere.  Interpreting  their studio sound for  the stage, the band are able to deliver mystic and haunting live performances which have gained them respect in the metal scene of their native Iceland.

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Set for release of Dark Essence Records on the 24th April in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats, and with artwork by Moonrot and additional artwork by Skadvaldur, track listing for “Orsök” is as follows

1. Æðri verur
2. Orsök
3. Nástirni
4. Athöfn
5. Hvísl hinna holdlausu
6. Turnar í fjarska

 

Nyrst Orsok AlbumArt PR

“Orsök” is now available to pre-order from the following:

Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
Bandcamp: https://nyrst.bandcamp.com/album/ors-k
North American Webshop:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/

A video by Daníel Puskás of Valhallartworks for the title track “Orsökby can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/m4oZcDqB1i8


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Recently commenting on the video, the band had this to say:

NYRST are proud to premiere the music video for “Orsök”, our first single and the title track from our upcoming album. We had a very specific vision in mind to convey the harsh and barren landscape of our country, which was our main inspiration when we wrote the album. There is something about the desolate wastes of the highland that gives you a sense of hopelessness, but also this immense calm, a perfect symbiotic relationship that made us find a very accurate atmosphere and sound which made all this possible.

 The lyrics of Orsök tell of a lone wanderer and his journey across the frozen wasteland,  where he is forced by the Gods to sacrifice his young daughter to host a Goddess or a cosmic entity, thereby bringing doom upon life. Departing with the baby, absolute loneliness and grief become his companions, following him to the end of his journey. 

 In his final moments, conceding to the spirits,  he realizes his mistake and embraces the void.

More information about NYRST can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Nyrst/

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Additional Information
Nyrst on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Nyrst/
Nyrst on Bandcamp: https://nyrst.bandcamp.com/album/demo
Nyrst on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_nyrst_/
Band Contact & Booking:  nyrstofficial@gmail.com
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence Records YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/DarkEssenceRecords
Dark Essence Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/
Dark Essence Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records North American Webshop:  http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Dark Essence Records Australian Webshop:  https://www.heavymetalmerchant.com/bands/d/dark-essence-records/

 

Nyrst PR3

It is fitting that Black Metallers NYRST have chosen the title track to introduce their  debut full-length album “Orsök”, because it is a track whose sound illustrates to perfection an album that is filled with incredibly cold, stark, and barren soundscapes, and whose lyrics come straight from old horror literature and are laced with cosmic undertones.

The band’s grim and icy Icelandic heritage, is where NYRST draws its inspiration, and the band’s new video for the track “Orsök”, illustrates this to perfection.  The video, by Daníel Puskás of Valhallartworks can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/m4oZcDqB1i8


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Commenting on the video, the band had this to say:

NYRST are proud to premiere the music video for “Orsök”, our first single and the title track from our upcoming album. We had a very specific vision in mind to convey the harsh and barren landscape of our country, which was our main inspiration when we wrote the album. There is something about the desolate wastes of the highland that gives you a sense of hopelessness, but also this immense calm, a perfect symbiotic relationship that made us find a very accurate atmosphere and sound which made all this possible.

 The lyrics of Orsök tell of a lone wanderer and his journey across the frozen wasteland,  where he is forced by the Gods to sacrifice his young daughter to host a Goddess or a cosmic entity, thereby bringing doom upon life. Departing with the baby, absolute loneliness and grief become his companions, following him to the end of his journey. 

 In his final moments, conceding to the spirits,  he realizes his mistake and embraces the void.

Nyrst PR5

The single “Orsök” is available to stream or download from https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Orsok

Set for release of Dark Essence Records on the 24th April, and with artwork by Moonrot and additional artwork by Skadvaldur, track listing for “Orsök” is as follows:

  1. Æðri verur
  2. Orsök
  3. Nástirni
  4. Athöfn
  5. Hvísl hinna holdlausu
  6. Turnar í fjarska

Nyrst Orsok AlbumArt PR

“Orsök” will be released in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats and is now available to pre-order from the following:

Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
Bandcamp: https://nyrst.bandcamp.com/album/ors-k
US Webshop:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/

With a lineup that today is comprised of Snæbjörn on vocals,  Eysteinn and Davíð on guitars, Egill on bass, and Sveinbjörn on drums,  NYRST was formed in the winter of 2013.  The band’s first demo was released in 2018 and garnered praise for the band’s use of diverse vocals and chilling atmosphere, whilst NYRST’s  mystic and haunting stage performances have gained them respect as  a live band in the metal scene of their native Iceland.

NYRST’s next live appearance will be on Saturday 29th February at the by:Larm Festival, in Oslo, Norway, followed by the 14th March at the Hard Rock Cafe in Reykjavik, and the 18th April at Gaukurinn, also in Reykjavik.

More information about NYRST can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Nyrst/

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Additional Information
Nyrst on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Nyrst/
Nyrst on Bandcamp: https://nyrst.bandcamp.com/album/demo
Nyrst on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_nyrst_/
Band Contact & Booking:  nyrstofficial@gmail.com
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence Records YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/DarkEssenceRecords
Dark Essence Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/
Dark Essence Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records North American Webshop:  http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Dark Essence Records Australian Webshop:  https://www.heavymetalmerchant.com/bands/d/dark-essence-records/

Afterlife Romance PR2

Following on from the release of “Afterlife Romance”, the debut full-length album from Romanian artist COSTIN CHIOREANU and Greek singer SOFIA SARRI, which was released last October on Dark Essence Records, the duo put together a live band featuring Sofia Sarri on Vocals, Chioreanu on Guitar, Kostas Stergiou on Keyboards, Petros Lamprides on Bass and Giorgos Pouliasis on Drums, which performed a one-off show in Athens, Greece,  featuring songs from the album.

This special performance took place at Temple in Athens and was filmed by African Astronaut Production House and recorded live at by George Bokos, together with Assistant Live Recording engineer Thanos Zarkalis and Front of House engineer Vagelis Moschos.

The video, which features dancer Anna Fytila on “Dance On The Clouds Floor”, and comprises three songs from the show,  is edited by Costin Chioreanu and Mixed and Mastered by George Bokos at the Grindhouse Studios Athens, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/PUAxlfXmers


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CHIOREANU has joined forces with virtual reality wizard ADRIAN TABACARU and is set to take “Afterlife Romance” even further, bringing it to life not just musically, but also visually,  at this year’s Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, Norway. Titled “Midnight Cemetery” this virtual reality tour will allow participants to journey through Choireanu’s music in such a way that will enable them to interact with elements of his personal dark and strange realm

“Midnight Cemetery” will run during the whole of the Inferno Festival which takes place from the 9th to the 12th April, and the stand can be found in the Artists Area of the Rockefeller.

Costin Chioreanu Inferno Fest 2020

“Afterlife Romance” is  available in CD, Gatefold Vinyl and Digital formats from all the usual retailers, streaming and download services or direct from Dark Essence Records at the following:

Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/artists/costin-chioreanu-sofia-sarri/
Bandcamp: https://costinchioreanu.bandcamp.com/album/afterlife-romance

More information about Costin Chioreanu can be found at https://twilight13media.com/and about Sofia Sarri at http://sofiasarri.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sofiasarrikira/

Afterlife Romance PR

Additional Information
Costin Chioreanu Website: https://twilight13media.com/
Costin Chioreanu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/costinchioreanu/
Costin Chioreanu YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/twilight13media
Costin Chioreanu Twitter:  https://twitter.com/twilight13media

Sofia Sarri Website: http://sofiasarri.com/

Sofia Sarri Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sofiasarrikira/
Sofia Sarri Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sofia_sarri_/

Sofia Sarri YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/kirakitana
Sofia Sarri Twitter: https://twitter.com/sofia_sarri
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: http://www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence Records YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/DarkEssenceRecords
Dark Essence Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/
Dark Essence Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records North American Webshop:  http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Dark Essence Records Australian Webshop: https://www.heavymetalmerchant.com/bands/d/dark-essence-records/

Australliance Single PR

Moved by the devastating Australian wildfires,  Heavy Metal musician KEVIN STORM, has recruited a plethora of fellow musicians, including VULTURE INDUSTRIES frontman Bjornar Erevik Nilsen and Dark Essence Records artist and video producer COSTIN CHIOREANU, to form AUSTRALLIANCE to take part in a single released to raise money for the Wires Wildlife Rescue (https://www.wires.org.au) which will receive any and all proceeds from the single.

You can buy, or donate as much as you want for the single, titled “Can’t shut it off”,  directly from Kevin on Bandcamp at www.kevinstorm.bandcamp.com

As well as from all the usual streaming and downloading services via  https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Australliance

Romanian musician, artist and video producer COSTIN CHIOREANU, has also created a video for “Can’t shut it off” which can be seen at https://youtu.be/wXnuXmsY-lI


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According to Kevin the song “starts as the loudest scream of despair yet ends with a sigh of hope,” and he explains how not just fellow musicians, but also major companies involved in the metal scene, including Norway’s Dark Essence Records, and the metal community in general, rallied to his call to produce produce “Can’t shut it off”:

My name is Kevin Storm, I am a professional heavy metal musician that tours the globe and last Sunday the news of Australia’s wildfires had me in tears. I couldn’t sleep and wrote the lyrics in 5 minutes, and the day after started recording a charity song during a 10-hour live stream. After this I started inviting fellow musicians to contribute.

The whole thing grew out of hand as the community started to gather around it and in one week we had 16 musicians, some VERY well known in the heavy metal community, who all contributed to a heartbreaking song that is mixed in one of the best recording studios, backed by major companies And so much more is happening in the campaign.

The song ends in a 24 piece-choir and musicians taking part include:

Kevin Storm – Lyrics and Songwriting, Guitars, Keys
Shawter (Dagoba) – vocals
Bjornar Erevik Nilsen (Vulture Industries) – vocals
Daniël de Jongh (Textures) – vocals
Cammie Gilbert (Oceans Of Slumber) – vocals
Louis Soenen (Fields of Troy) – additional vocals
Nils Courbaron (Sirenia) – guitar lead
Chris Gedge (Mocha Metal) – additional guitar
Eligio Tapia  (Crepuscle) – additional guitar
Christina Earlymorn – Dermon (Finsterort) – additional guitar
Veli-Matti Kananen (Kalmah) – keyboards, bass
Frank Schilperoort (Dictated,..) – drums
Carmen Agtsteribbe – additional vocals
Harri Koskela (Lost in Grey) – choir
Anne Lill (Lost in Grey) – choir
Emily Leone (Lost in Grey) – choir

Drums for “Can’t shut it off” were edited by Daniel Medley at Ten South Sounds and was mixed by Bjornar Erevik Nilsen and Mastered by Herbrand Larsen at their Conclave and Earshot Studios in Bergen, Norway.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
KEVIN STORM
Kevin Storm Facebook: www.facebook.com/kevin.storm
Kevin Storm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kevin_storm_guitar/
DARK ESSENCE RECORDS
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence Records YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/DarkEssenceRecords
Dark Essence Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/
Dark Essence Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records North American Webshop:  http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Dark Essence Records Australian Webshop: https://www.heavymetalmerchant.com/bands/d/dark-essence-records/
Costin Chioreanu
Costin Chioreanu Website: https://twilight13media.com/
Costin Chioreanu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/costinchioreanu/
Costin Chioreanu YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/twilight13media
Costin Chioreanu Twitter:  https://twitter.com/twilight13media
VULTURE INDUSTRIES
Vulture Industries Website: http://www.vulture-industries.net
Vulture Industries on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vultureindustries
Vulture Industries on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/VultureIndustr1
Vulture Industries on SoundCloud:  http://soundcloud.com/vulture-industries
Vulture Industries WebShop: http://vultureindustries.bigcartel.com/
Management & Booking: Propulsion Music:  http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
Booking: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no

Tomb PR2

With the 24 January release of  “Thin The Veil”, the sixth full-length album from Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemers T.O.M.B, merely days away, Dark Essence Records have revealed a video for  “No Return” the opening track from the album.

The video, by the Ukranian underground visual video artist 028HATE, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/k-yV5mMNcxk


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“Thin The Veil” is mastered by Tore Stjerna of the Necromorbus Studios in Sweden and features collaborations with musicians such as legendary MAYHEM drummer  Hellhammer ,  Andy Winter, from the band WINDS,  on bass, Craig Smilowski  (Ex-IMMOLATION) and  Duncan McLaren of VENOM WOLF, along with spoken necromancy spells recited by Maurice De Jong (“Mories” of GNAW THEIR TONGUES).  

With artwork by the underground occult artist Paul Barton, tracklisting for “Thin The Veil” is as follows:

  1. No Return
  2. Where the Wretched Lurk
  3. Pestilence
  4. Invocation
  5. Thin the Veil
  6. Decapitation of the Gods
  7. Lunar Reckoning
  8. Escape from Phlegethon
  9. License to Depart
  10. Pure Noise Necromancy
  11. Hellmouth

Tomb Album Art PR

“Thin The Veil”  is available in CD, Digital and Vinyl editions, and is now available to pre-order ahead of its release from the following:

BandCamp: https://tombnoise.bandcamp.com
Dark Essence Records Website: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
Dark Essence Records US Website: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/

Formed in 1998 and drawing their initial inspiration from bands such as ABRUPTUM, HAVOHEJ, SAMAEL and SUNNO))), T.O.M.B’s lineup of  No-One, B. Zimimay, Tyler B and Samantha Viola have skilfully crafted their own avant-garde style, which is characterised by an eclectic mix of Ambient, Doom, Industrial, Noise and traditional Black Metal.

Dealing with subject matters such as death, paranormal activity and occult practicesn T.O.M.B have used their trademark sound, which is both horrific, and, at the same time, hypnotically spell-binding,  to devastating effect on “Thin The Veil”,  demonstrating why the band is considered to be  one of the top innovators of modern day Black Metal.

Tomb PR1

T.O.M.B will hit the road during January and February 2020, supporting MORTIIS on his North American tour.  Routing as follows:

24 Jan: The Whiskey Junction, Minneapolis (MN)
25 Jan: Reggies, Chicago (IL)
26 Jan: Civic Music Hall, Toledo (OH)
27 Jan: The Masquerade (Purgatory), Atlanta (GA)
28 Jan: The Orpheum, Tampa (FL)
30 Jan: White Oak Music Hall, Houston (TX)
31 Jan: Come and Take it Live!, Austin (TX)
01 Feb: Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, Dallas (TX)
02 Feb: The Riot Room, Kansas City (MO)
03 Feb: Oriental Theatre, Denver (CO)
05 Feb: Club Red, Meza (AZ)
06 Feb: Brick by brick, San Diego (CA)
07 Feb: Catch One (Underground), Los Angeles (CA)
08 Feb: DNA Lounge, San Francisco (CA

Tomb tour PR

More information about T.O.M.B can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/totalocculticmechanicalblasphemy/

Additional Information
T.O.M.B on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totalocculticmechanicalblasphemy/
Band contact and booking: jackgannonjr@gmail.com
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence Records YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/DarkEssenceRecords
Dark Essence Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/
Dark Essence Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records North American Webshop:  http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Dark Essence Records Australian Webshop:  https://www.heavymetalmerchant.com/bands/d/dark-essence-records/