Posts Tagged ‘Doom’

With “Through Aureate Void” set to be released on the 25th February, Dark Essence Records have today released  the single ” Leaf in the Current”, from what will be FIVE THE HIEROPHANT’s second full-length album.  

” Leaf in the Current” is the opening track from the album and this is what FIVE THE HIEROPHANT had to say about it:

‘Leaf in the current’ is the first piece we ever did for the new album. It has been well over a year since we started the recording, a process that was supposed to be like a quick exciting bang and ended up in being  like this draining everlasting orgy without hope for culmination on the horizon. If you excuse the metaphor. So from the perspective of this time,  I believe that this track is the most representative of Five The Hierophant version 2020 and should give you a good clue as to what is about to unfold.

It  can be streamed or downloaded from various locations at https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/5th_leafinthecurrent

FIVE THE HIEROPHANT’s  lineup comprises Chris on drums, Dan on percussion instruments (toms, bongos, djembe, zither, tabla, triangle guirro, shakers, death whistle, cymbals), Mitch – bass guitar effects, omichord, noisebox, analogue synthesizer, Jon on saxophone, music saw, bells, Kali on guitar, field recordings, violin, zither, bow guitar, dungchen. And much more besides! 

With their use of such a plethora of unusual instruments FIVE THE HIEROPHANT are able to create a sound where psychedelic black metal combines with jazz and doom, leading the listener into drone-like universe shrouded in mysticism and mystery.

And, with their latest offering, the band has followed an even more psychedelic direction, whilst keeping intact the heaviness and darkness that make FIVE THE HIEROPHANT’s music so devastating, as the band recently explained:

It took us longer than anticipated, as you can imagine, due to circumstances that befall us all. Nonetheless, the new album is finished, and ready to take you on a journey through aureate void. It’s quite abstract, and there’s lots of experimentation, both in regard to the sound and instruments used, and to the song structures. A lot of it comes from improvisation and leaving things to chance. I suppose we have taken it further than our debut album.

FIVE THE HIEROPHANT have once again used the work of the legendary Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum for the album’s cover art, and track listing for “Through Aureate Void” is as follows:

1. Leaf in the Current
2. Fire from Frozen Cloud
3. Berceuse (for Magnetic Sleep)
4. Pale Flare over Marshes
5. The Hierophant (II)

“Through Aureate Void” will be available in CD, LP and Digital formats, and can now be pre-ordered from:

Webshop: https://darkessencerecords.no/shop
Bandcamp: https://five-the-hierophant.bandcamp.com
US Webshop: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/ 

A video teaser for “Through Aureate Void” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/EjTGZT7MLhU 

As well as releasing “Through Aureate Void” on the 26th February, Dark Essence Records will also be releasing for the very first time a vinyl version of the album’s  predecessor, 2017’s  “Over Phlegethon”.  Tracklisting is as follows:

1. Queen over Phlegethon
2. Vampire
3. Seafarer
4. Der Geist der stets Verneint
5. Sepulchre
6. Omen Tree

The vinyl edition of “Over Phlegethon”, is now available to pre-order from:

Webshop: https://darkessencerecords.no/shop
Bandcamp: https://five-the-hierophant.bandcamp.com
US Webshop: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/ 

The official video for the track “Queen Over Phlegethon” from FIVE THE HIEROPHANT’s 2017 album “Over Phlegethon” can be seen at https://youtu.be/ndYLCY65tW8

More information about FIVE THE HIEROPHANT can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fivethehierophant/

A video of FIVE THE HIEROPHANT playing “Queen Over Phlegethon” live at the Dome in London in November 2019 can be seen at https://youtu.be/93BO3k4D2Qc

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Dark Essence Records have announced the details of “Through Aureate Void”, the second full-length album from Britain’s FIVE THE HIEROPHANT, a band that uses unusual instruments to create a dark and drone-like universe where psychedelic black metal combines with jazz and doom to devastating effect.

The follow up to 2017’s “Over Phlegethon”,  “Through Aureate Void” goes in an even more psychedelic direction, without losing any of the heaviness or darkness that imbued their debut album. 

As the band explains:

It took us longer than anticipated, as you can imagine, due to circumstances that befall us all. Nonetheless, the new album is finished, and ready to take you on a journey through aureate void. It’s quite abstract, and there’s lots of experimentation, both in regard to the sound and instruments used, and to the song structures. A lot of it comes from improvisation and leaving things to chance. I suppose we have taken it further than our debut album.

A video teaser for “Through Aureate Void” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/EjTGZT7MLhU 

Set for release on the 26th February 2021, and once again with a cover by the legendary Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum, track listing for “Through Aureate Void” is as follows:

1. Leaf in the Current
2. Fire from Frozen Cloud
3. Berceuse (for Magnetic Sleep)
4. Pale Flare over Marshes
5. The Hierophant (II)

“Through Aureate Void” will be available in CD, LP and Digital formats, and can now be pre-ordered from:

Webshop: https://darkessencerecords.no/shop
Bandcamp: https://five-the-hierophant.bandcamp.com
US Webshop: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/ 

Fans of FIVE THE HIEROPHANT will also be delighted to hear that Dark Essence Records will be releasing a vinyl version of “Over Phlegethon”.  This is the first time that the album has been released on vinyl, and tracklisting is as follows:

1. Queen over Phlegethon
2. Vampire
3. Seafarer
4. Der Geist der stets Verneint
5. Sepulchre
6. Omen Tree

The vinyl edition of “Over Phlegethon”, which will also hit the streets on the 26th February, is now available to pre-order from:

Webshop: https://darkessencerecords.no/shop
Bandcamp: https://five-the-hierophant.bandcamp.com
US Webshop: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/ 

The official video for the track “Queen Over Phlegethon” from FIVE THE HIEROPHANT’s 2017 album “Over Phlegethon” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/ndYLCY65tW8

FIVE THE HIEROPHANT’s  lineup comprises Chris on drums, Dan on percussion instruments (toms, bongos, djembe, zither, tabla, triangle guirro, shakers, death whistle, cymbals), Mitch – bass guitar effects, omichord, noisebox, analogue synthesizer, Jon on saxophone, music saw, bells, Kali on guitar, field recordings, violin, zither, bow guitar, dungchen. And much more besides!

A video of FIVE THE HIEROPHANT playing “Queen Over Phlegethon” live at the Dome in London in November 2019 can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/93BO3k4D2Qc

More information about FIVE THE HIEROPHANT can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fivethehierophant/

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fivethehierophant/
Webshop:  https://fivethehierophant.bigcartel.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fivethehierophant/
Band Contact: 5thehierophant@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
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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/

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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 https://www.facebook.com/totalocculticmechanicalblasphemy/

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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 https://youtu.be/jM6B_pLev6o


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Band contact and booking: jackgannonjr@gmail.com
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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/
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UK Experimental Doomsters ESOTERIC are set to begin recording their seventh full-length album on the 11th April at vocalist/guitarist Greg Chandler’s Priory Recording Studios in Birmingham.  The, as yet, un-named album will be the long-awaited follow up to 2011’s “Paragon of Dissonance”, and  is expected to be released on Season of Mist during 2019.

The band’s lineup of Gordon Bicknell on Guitar,  Mark Bodossian on Bass,  Greg Chandler on Guitar and Vocals,  Joe Fletcher on Drums, and  Jim Nolan on Guitar,  are anticipating completing the album in May.

Commenting on what fans can expect from the new ESOTERIC album, the band had this to say:

The new album, which will be 2CDs and 3LPs in length, sees a return to the heavier use of psychedelic effects and a greater variety of tempo, expanding on the sound developed since the band’s inception in 1992.

More information about ESOTERIC can be found on the band’s website at http://www.esotericuk.net/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/esotericukofficial

A video of ESOTERIC performing the track “The Blood of the Eyes” live can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/UZK-zeuEAAw


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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esotericukofficial
Website: www.esotericuk.net
BandCamp: https://esotericuk.bandcamp.com/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/esotericuk
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/esotericuk
Band Contact & Booking: greg@sinistrous.demon.co.uk
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

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With the release date of the 15th March approaching, Dark Essence Records have revealed the title track from SUPERLYNX’s upcoming album “New Moon”.

“New Moon”  is described by the band as one of the slower and heavier songs on the album. It is about a new beginning and coming to it through an inner drive that is always there, but which is also connected to the bigger picture, to the cosmos,  and to the force of life, going back billions of years, and who knows how far into the future. There is some heavy existentialism going on here”.

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You can hear the track, which is available to stream or download,  at https://orcd.co/newmoonsingle

As well as below:


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The Norwegian doom trio originally started life in 2013 as a duo, when drummer Ole Teigen and bassist/vocalist Pia Isaksen formed SUPERLYNX. It wasn’t until they heard guitarist Daniel Bakken at rehearsals that SUPERLYNX became the trio that it is today.  Together, they went on to create the band’s sophomore full-length album “New Moon”, which was recorded by the band themselves, with a little help from Ole Jørgen Moe who recorded SUPERLYNX’s debut album.

Mixed  by the band’s long-time sound engineer Amund Tømmerbakke, and mastered by Fridtjof Lindeman at Strype Audio, tracklisting for “New Moon” is as follows:

01.   Hex
02.   Breath
03.   Becoming the Sea
04.   New Moon
05.   Indian Summer
06.   These Children that come at us with Knives
07.   Scarecrow
08.   Cold Black Sea
09.   The Groove
10.   The Thickest Night

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To be released in CD, Digital, and Limited Edition moon-coloured vinyl formats, “New Moon” is now available to pre-order from the following:

All formats and Merch:  https://superlynx.bandcamp.com
CD & Vinyl formats and Merch : https://www.darkessencerecords.no/artists/superlynx/

Confirmed shows for SUPERLYNX for 2019 include the following:

09 Feb:  Lauritz, Tønsberg, Norway
15 Feb:  Bastard Bar, Tromso, Norway
16 Mar: Inside, Bergen, Norway (Album Release Concert)
19 Apr:  Inferno Metal Festival, Oslo, Norway
24 May: Arendal Rock Club, Arendal, Norway
27 July:  Riedfest Open Air, Thuringen, Germany

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

The official  video for the track “Hex” from the album “New Moon” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/6ye0r5t_GOI


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Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/superlynxovdoom
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/superlynxdoom/
Bandcamp: https://superlynx.bandcamp.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe19cwckrGkiAEm9RlV6eEw
Band Contact and Booking:  superlynxdoom@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/

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Dark Essence Records have kicked off 2019 with the release of a new single taken from “New Moon, the upcoming full-length album from the Norwegian doom/psych trio SUPERLYNX.

The single, for the track “Indian Summer”, can be streamed or downloaded from the following http://phonofile.link/indian-summer

SUPERLYNX’s Pia Isaksen, who also did the artwork for “Indian Summer”, and for the album itself,  has this to say about the track:

Indian summer is one of the more feel good songs on the album where we focussed on bringing out the positive aspect about surviving hard times. It is a mental gathering of strength and a celebration of finally being able to let go and move on. The title Indian Summer represents something that comes late but which is good. The scream in the last part of the song took all I had, and it really felt like an act of banishing lingering trauma.

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SUPERLYNX  was originally formed as a duo  by drummer Ole Teigen and bassist/vocalist Pia Isaksen in 2013. However, after  meeting with guitarist Daniel Bakken, coupled with his performance during rehearsals, SUPERLYNX became a fully fledged trio.

“New Moon” will be SUPERLYNX’s  second full-length album and was recorded by the band themselves, with a little help from Ole Jørgen Moe, who recorded their debut album.  Mixed  by the band’s long-time sound engineer Amund Tømmerbakke, and mastered by Fridtjof Lindeman at Strype Audio, tracklisting for “New Moon” is as follows:

01.   Hex
02.   Breath
03.   Becoming the Sea
04.   New Moon
05.   Indian Summer
06.   These Children that come at us with Knives
07.   Scarecrow
08.   Cold Black Sea
09.   The Groove
10.   The Thickest Night

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Set for release of Dark Essence Records on  the 15th March “New Moon” will be available in CD, Digital, and Limited Edition moon-coloured vinyl formats, and is now available to pre-order from the following:

All formats and Merch:  https://superlynx.bandcamp.com
CD & Vinyl formats and Merch : https://www.darkessencerecords.no/artists/superlynx/

Confirmed shows for SUPERLYNX for 2019 include the following:

11 Jan:  The Unicorn Camden, London, England
09 Feb:  Lauritz, Tønsberg, Norway
15 Feb:  Bastard Bar, Tromso, Norway
16 Mar: Inside, Bergen, Norway (Album Release Concert)
19 Apr:  Inferno Metal Festival, Oslo, Norway

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

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The official  video for the track “Hex” from the album “New Moon” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/6ye0r5t_GOI


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Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/superlynxovdoom
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/superlynxdoom/
Bandcamp: https://superlynx.bandcamp.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe19cwckrGkiAEm9RlV6eEw
Band Contact and Booking:  superlynxdoom@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/

 

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Dark Essence Records have set the  15th March 2019 as the release date for “New Moon”, the upcoming full-length album from SUPERLYNX.  But fans of the Norwegian doom/psycho trio will not have to wait that long to hear something new from the band, because today the label has released a single for the opening track from the album.

The single, “Hex” can be streamed and downloaded from http://phonofile.link/superlynx-hex

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Commenting on “Hex”, SUPERLYNX also give fans an insight into the ethos behind  “New Moon” as a whole:

Like most of the new album, HEX was written in challenging times, with feelings of hopelessness caused by both personal and external circumstances. The song was given a ritualistic expression, representing a deep, primal feeling and a need to alter the dark reality. Through creative force, love and a wish for better times, this feeling is transformed into music and given a positive outlet. In this way, HEX represents the essence of the album. We have all been through dark times and have dealt with a lot of it through music. You can say that making the album has been a sort of alchemical process. The focus has been on getting through the dark and holding on to what is good in this world. And one of the best things is that music has come out of it.

Additionally, The Obelisk is premiering a music video for “Hex” which can be seen at http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2018/12/06/superlynx-new-moon-hex-video-premiere

“New Moon” will be the second full-length album from SUPERLYNX, which was formed in 2013 by drummer Ole Teigen and bassist/vocalist Pia Isaksen.  A subsequent meeting with guitarist Daniel Bakken, coupled with his performance during rehearsals, changed the duo’s mind about remaining a two-piece  and SUPERLYNX became the trio it is today.

With cover art by Pia Isaksen, “New Moon” was recorded by the band themselves, with a little help from Ole Jørgen Moe, who recorded their debut album.  Mixed  by the band’s long-time sound engineer Amund Tømmerbakke, and mastered by Fridtjof Lindeman at Strype Audio, tracklisting for “New Moon” is as follows:

01. Hex
02.   Breath
03.   Becoming the Sea
04.   New Moon
05.   Indian Summer
06.   These Children that come at us with Knives
07.   Scarecrow
08.   Cold Black Sea
09.   The Groove
10.   The Thickest Night

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New moon will be available in CD, Digital, and Limited Edition moon-coloured vinyl formats, and is now available to pre-order from the following:

https://www.darkessencerecords.no/artists/superlynx/

To celebrate the release of the new single, SUPERLYNX will be appearing at Revolver, in Oslo, Norway, on the 6th December.  Full details of the event  can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/933927236792392/

Other confirmed dates for SUPERLYNX shows are:

19 Dec:  Blå, Oslo, Norway
11 Jan:  The Unicorn Camden, London, England
15 Feb:  Bastard Bar, Tromso, Norway
19 Apr:  Inferno Metal Festival, Oslo, Norway

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

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A  video by Carl Eek Torgersen which shows the  band during rehearsals  performing three songs from their 2016 debut album “LVX” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/x71-nZlRHLU


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Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/superlynxovdoom
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/superlynxdoom/
Bandcamp: https://superlynx.bandcamp.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe19cwckrGkiAEm9RlV6eEw
Band Contact and Booking:  superlynxdoom@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/

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With their long-awaited sixth full-length album  “Monocle” having hit the streets on Dark Essence Records last month, Norway’s ATROX have today announced that long-time drummer, Tor Arne Helgesen, has decided to quit the band due to a lack of inspiration and the desire to pursue other interests, and that his place will be taken by Andreas Kjøl Berg.

Both the new and outgoing drummers, and the band have made the following statements for their fans:

Tor Arne:
” After 18 years I have decided to leave ATROX. This of course, is not without thought, but it’s a natural decision because of lack of inspiration on my part and it’s been like this for a while. The gang in ATROX are my brothers so this happens completely without drama.  They had seen the “writing on the wall” and were therefore not very surprised about my decision to call it a day. I’m proud to have been a part of ATROX’s history, a story that has been going on for 30 years! Andreas Kjøl Berg who takes over the drum seat in the band is a monster with sticks and will surely enrich ATROX in the future !! Now I will still be featured on various releases such as MANES, LETHE, amongst others, as a session musician, as well as a newly started project with Eivind (EoP). I wish ATROX all the best in the future and look forward to following the band as a fan! Viva ATROX 🙂 !!”

ATROX’s  guitar player Eivind explains:
“So after nearly 20 years Tor Arne has decided to close the ATROX chapter of his life. Everyone in ATROX wishes him nothing but happiness and success in any and all of his future endeavours.  At the same time we are really excited to announce ATROX’s new drummer, a “drum monster” by the name of Andreas Kjøl Berg. He’s been a friend to some of the ATROX members for years, and he plays for the band 22 amongst others. We’re sure he’s going to be the perfect fit, and considering his musical history and skills, I think he’s going to add a new and cool dimension to the ATROX sound”.

Andreas:
“Some eight years back I attended my first ATROX gig. I was blown away by the band, the musicality and the songs they had. I knew some of the guys from before and they were good guys.  I remember telling Rune F after the gig that if they ever found themselves in a situation where they needed a drummer, just ask. That’s how much I liked them. Then, 8 years later, in June this year, I was asked by Rune F to step in at a gig they had at ProgPower in the Netherlands, and I said yes right away. Then I got to know that Tor Arne quit and the drum throne was up for grabs. I grabbed the opportunity.

“I love the band’s two last albums (Binocular and Monocle) and I learned to love them even more after I got to learn and play the  songs. Tor Arne has written so many cool drum parts which are a joy to play. I try to find a combination between bringing my own style, but also respecting the part he wrote, and how I first  learned the songs. To sum it up, it’s great to have become a part of ATROX and I look forward to new music, gigs, laughs and tours”.

The departure is amicable and the band will continue to support their latest release Monocle with some gigs next year as well as working on new music for a new album.

Today’s ATROX lineup comprises Rune Folgerø on Vocals,  Eivind on Guitars, Rune Sørgård on Guitars & Technology, Erik Paulsen on Bass , and of course new drummer Andreas Kjøl Berg.

More information about ATROX can be found on the band’s website at atroxhttp://www.atrox.no/  or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ATROX.no

A video by Snorre Hovdal of Dispenser Media for “Mass”, the opening track from ATROX’s 2017 album “Monocle”,  can be seen at https://youtu.be/fPiVHNj_WHg


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