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HELHEIM’s V’gandr and VULTURE INDUSTRIES’ Bjornar E. Nilsen come face to face with each other in a new video to talk about their upcoming “Strange Rain” tour.   In the video, the two musicians discuss each other’s bands, as well as what fans can expect from the tour, which includes MADDER MORTEM and CAELESTIA.

All four  bands are very different, spanning the range and diversity of the Norwegian metal scene, and all are known for their dynamic live performances.  Which makes “Strange Rain” a tour that will appeal to a wide variety of fans, who are sure to discover  new favourites along the way.

The video can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/hjGhAVl3TeA


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Routing for the tour is as follows:
   

 Apr 21 Dark Easter Metal Meeting , Münich, DE (Helheim only)
Apr 25 Quantic Club , Bucharest, RO
Apr 26 Flying Circus , Cluj Napoca, RO
APR 27 Vörös-Kék Yuk, Budapest, HU
APR 28 Nova Chmelnice , Prague, CZ
APR 29 Backstage, Paris, FR
MAY 01 The Underworld , London, UK
May 02: Logo, Hamburg, DE
MAY 03 Konfus, Esbjerg, DK
MAY 04 Skullcrusher, Dresden, DE

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With their new album “Rignir” set to hit the streets  during the tour, HELHEIM have released a third single.  Titled “Isud”, which, in keeping with the weather-themed album, means “Ice”, the single can be streamed or downloaded at the following https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Isud

It can also be heard on YouTube at https://youtu.be/I7HC9tHRT5o  or below


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Inspired by the local weather in Bergen, and drawing further inspiration from the
ljóðaháttr, an Old Norse alliterative verse form used largely in the Eddas, “Rignir”, which means Rain, was recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen, with long-time collaborators Bjornar E. Nilsen mixing and producing the album  alongside the band , and Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) handling the mastering. 

Ole André Farstad makes a guest appearance on the album, playing Lap Steel  Guitar on the track Ísuð, and, with artwork by H’grimnir, tracklisting for “Rignir” is as follows:

1. Rignir
2. Kaldr
3. Hagl
4. Snjóva
5. Ísuð
6. Vindarblástr
7. Stormviðri
8. Vetrarmegin

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Set for release on the 26 April  “Rignir” will be available in CD, Blue Vinyl (limited to 500 copies), and Digital formats, and can now be pre-ordered from:

All formats:  https://helheim.bandcamp.com
CD & Vinyl: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
US Webshop:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com

More information about HELHEIM, and the other bands on the tour can be found at the following:

HELHEIM
Website: http://www.helheim.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway

VULTURE INDUSTRIES
Website: http://www.vulture-industries.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vultureindustries/

MADDER MORTEM
Website: http://www.maddermortem.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mmortem/

CAELESTIA
Website: http://caelestia.website/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caelestiaband/

The official video of the track “Dualitet og Ulver” from HELHEIM’s ”Heiðindómr ok mótgangr” album, which features a guest appearance from TAAKE’s Hoest, can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/P_fw_nsSHeA


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Helheim Website: http://www.helheim.com
Helheim Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway
Helheim  YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/frosjo
Helheim Bandcamp:  https://helheim.bandcamp.com
Helhiem SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/helheimofficial
Band Contact: helheim@helheim.com
Booking: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no
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 today released a second single from HELHEIM’s upcoming album “Rignir”.  As can probably have been guessed by its title, which translated means “Rain”,  the new album has been inspired by the weather in their notoriously rainy home town of Bergen, and the new single, titled “Kaldr”,  takes a look at another aspect of the local climate – “Cold”.

“Kaldr” can be streamed or downloaded from https://orcd.co/kaldr

Alternatively, you can listen to it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/ATpKLPsNt4I


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“Rignir” was recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen, with long-time collaborators Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) mixing and producing the album  alongside the band , and Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) handling the mastering. 

Ole André Farstad makes a guest appearance on the album, playing Lap Steel  Guitar on the track Ísuð, and, with artwork by H’grimnir, tracklisting for “Rignir” is as follows:

1. Rignir
2. Kaldr
3. Hagl
4. Snjóva
5. Ísuð
6. Vindarblástr
7. Stormviðri
8. Vetrarmegin

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HELHEIM have once again turned to their Norse heritage when writing the poems that form the lyrics for  “Rignir”, drawing inspiration from the ljóðaháttr, an Old Norse alliterative verse form used largely in the Eddas.   As the band recently explained:

 This time around we have been very inspired by the local weather of Bergen. The autumn and winter seasons can summon the darkest of feelings within oneself, and this backdrop served as the fertilizer that would germinate the seeds of our lyrical ideas. Exploring the darkness of nature as something that can be seen, as well as sensed,  it became a canvas where the pen drew words that rose from the depths of solemnity and alienation. Although each track depicts an ever growing intensity of suffering and loss, there’s still a  dialogue on how to maintain some sort of sanity or inner peace.

Let the rain fall heavily upon you.

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To mark the release of “Rignir”, HELHEIM will embark on a European tour alongside VULTURE INDUSTRIES and Dark Essence Records label-mates MADDER MORTEM.  Titled the “Strange Rain” tour, it will be the first time the band has toured for some considerable time.  Routing is as follows:

Apr 12  Kvarteret , Bergen, NO
Apr 21 Dark Easter Metal Meeting , Münich, DE (Helheim only)
Apr 25 Quantic Club , Bucharest, RO
Apr 26 Flying Circus , Cluj Napoca, RO
APR 27 Vörös-Kék Yuk, Budapest, HU
APR 28 Nova Chmelnice , Prague, CZ
APR 29 Backstage, Paris, FR
MAY 01 The Underworld , London, UK
May 02: Logo, Hamburg, DE
MAY 03 Konfus, Esbjerg, DK
MAY 04 Skullcrusher, Dresden, DE

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All formats:  https://helheim.bandcamp.com
CD & Vinyl: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
US Webshop:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com

More information about HELHEIM can be found on the band’s website at http://www.helheim.com or on Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway

The official video of the track “Dualitet og Ulver” from HELHEIM’s ”Heiðindómr ok mótgangr” album, which features a guest appearance from TAAKE’s Hoest, can be seen at http://youtu.be/P_fw_nsSHeA


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Helheim Website: http://www.helheim.com
Helheim Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway
Helheim  YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/frosjo
Helheim Bandcamp:  https://helheim.bandcamp.com
Helhiem SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/helheimofficial
Band Contact: helheim@helheim.com
Booking: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no
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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At the end of last year HELHEIM announced the completion of their new album and teased fans with the statement that this was “by far the most intriguing album we’ve done thus far. Expect the unexpected!”.  And today the unexpected has arrived, with Dark Essence Records revealing not just the details of HELHEIM’s tenth full-length album, but also the title track “Rignir”, as well  details of the band’s first full European tour in several years.

The single is unmistakably HELHEIM, and yet it’s quite different.  Intrigued?  You can listen for yourself as it is available to buy or stream at https://darkessencerecords.lnk.to/Rignir

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Alternatively you can listen to it below and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/ECRCW94pW_o


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For well over two decades HELHEIM have represented their Norse heritage through their music and their  lyrics, with an authenticity and an integrity that is frequently diluted within the so-called “Viking” genres.  With  “Rignir”,  the band again turned to their heritage when writing the poems that form the lyrics for the album, drawing inspiration from the ljóðaháttr, an Old Norse alliterative verse form used largely in the Eddas.

As to the actual subject matter of “Rignir”, which translated means Rain, HELHEIM explain:

This time around we have been very inspired by the local weather of Bergen. The autumn and winter seasons can summon the darkest of feelings within oneself, and this backdrop served as the fertilizer that would germinate the seeds of our lyrical ideas. Exploring the darkness of nature as something that can be seen, as well as sensed,  it became a canvas where the pen drew words that rose from the depths of solemnity and alienation. Although each track depicts an ever growing intensity of suffering and loss, there’s still a  dialogue on how to maintain some sort of sanity or inner peace.

Let the rain fall heavily upon you.

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Once again HELHEIM have recorded the album at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen, calling on the services of Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) to mix and produce “Rignir”  alongside the band, and Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) to handle the mastering.

With a guest appearance by Ole André Farstad playing Lap Steel  Guitar on the track Ísuð, and with artwork by H’grimnir, tracklisting for “Rignir” is as follows:

1. Rignir
2. Kaldr
3. Hagl
4. Snjóva
5. Ísuð
6. Vindarblástr
7. Stormviðri
8. Vetrarmegin

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“Rignir” is due to hit the streets on the 26 April, and will be available in CD, Blue Vinyl (limited to 500 copies), and Digital formats, and can now be pre-ordered from:

All formats:  https://helheim.bandcamp.com
CD & Vinyl: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
US Webshop:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com

HELHEIM are set to appear at the Dark Easter Metal meeting in Munich on the 24th April, and will join VULTURE INDUSTRIES and Dark Essence Records label-mates MADDER MORTEM for the  nine-date “Strange Rain” European tour.  Tour routing and other confirmed shows as follows:

Apr 12 Kvarteret , Bergen, NO
Apr 21 Dark Easter Metal Meeting , Münich, DE (Helheim only)
Apr 25 Quantic Club , Bucharest, RO
Apr 26 Flying Circus , Cluj Napoca, RO
APR 27 Vörös-Kék Yuk, Budapest, HU
APR 28 Nova Chmelnice , Prague, CZ
APR 29 Backstage, Paris, FR
MAY 01 The Underworld , London, UK
MAY 03 Konfus, Esbjerg, DK
MAY 04 Skullcrusher, Dresden, DE

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More information about HELHEIM can be found on the band’s website at http://www.helheim.com or on Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway

The official video of the track “Dualitet og Ulver” from HELHEIM’s ”Heiðindómr ok mótgangr” album, which features a guest appearance from TAAKE’s Hoest, can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/P_fw_nsSHeA


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Helheim Website: http://www.helheim.com
Helheim Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway
Helheim  YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/frosjo
Helheim Bandcamp:  https://helheim.bandcamp.com
Helhiem SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/helheimofficial
Band Contact: helheim@helheim.com
Booking: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no
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 a genuine pride and belief in their Norse heritage,  HELHEIM have spent over 25 years honing their craft, and making use of old Norse legends and traditional instruments to rise far above the plethora of bands that make up the genre, and who succeed in coming across as mere cartoon-like parodies of the real thing.

And the start of 2018 certainly finds HELHEIM’s lineup of V’gandr on bass and vocals, H’grimnir on  guitar and vocals, Hrymr on  drums and Noralf on guitars reaping the rewards of all their hard work and dedication to their craft, with two excellent pieces of news.   Starting off with a nomination for the 2017 Spellemann Award (the Norwegian equivalent of the Grammy’s)  in the Metal category for their ninth full-length album “landawarijaR” which was released on Dark Essence Records in January of last year.

The album, which was recorded at the Conclave and Earshot Studios in Bergen, and produced by Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) and mastered by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED), includes guest vocals from William Hut, Morten Egeland (NARROWHEAD), Pehr Skjoldhammer (ALFAHANNE),  Bjornar E Nilsen  and Ottorpedo.  Through  “landawarijaR’s” music and lyrics, as well as through the two accompanying videos,  HELHEIM express the need to include the Norse Heritage into modern life by emphasising the importance, mystery and never-changing wonder of the Runes.

More information about the Spellemann nominations can be found at http://spellemann.no/nominerte-spellemann-2017/

The second piece of news may not be new to HELHEIM’s US fans, but certainly their European fans will not know yet that a track from the band has been used in a high-profile CBS TV series, which has been snapped up by SKY for the UK market – with news still awaited regarding its appearance in other European and Scandinavian countries.  The series, SEAL Team, stars DAVID BOREANAZ (Bones, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and follows the exploits of an elite S.E.A.L. team.  The track “Jormundgand”, from HELHEIM’s album of the same name, which was originally released in 2006 and re-released on Dark Essence Records in 2008, features in Episode 7.  Titled “Borderlines” the track forms the music to a couple of (somewhat controversial) torture training scenes!

More information about SEAL Team is available at http://m.imdb.com/title/tt6473344/

The track “Jormundgand”, can be heard below and on BandCamp at http://helheim.bandcamp.com/track/jormundgand


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The two videos directed by Guilherme Henriques, for the tracks”Baklengs mot intet” and “Ymr” from the album “landawarijaR” can be seen below on YouTube

“Baklengs mot intet” at https://youtu.be/kRiimctYXiQ


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“Ymr” at https://youtu.be/ikkKoB56JVM


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More information about HELHEIM can be found on the band’s website at http://www.helheim.com or on Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Helheim Website: http://www.helheim.com
Helheim Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway
Helheim  YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/frosjo
Helheim Bandcamp:  https://helheim.bandcamp.com
Helhiem SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/helheimofficial
Band Contact: helheim@helheim.com
Booking: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Dark Essence Webshop North America:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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Norse Black Metallers HELHEIM are set to join Dark Essence Records label-mates TAAKE for a number of dates on the iconic band’s upcoming North American tour.  Whilst HELHEIM will not be joining the tour until the 27th May, GosT is set to be the main support on all but three of the  dates.

Routing as follows:

20 May: El Corazon, Seattle, WA (not Helheim)
21 May:  Star Theater, Portland, OR (not Helheim)
23 May:  The Independent, San Francisco, CA (not Helheim)
24 May: The Regent, Los Angeles, CA (not Helheim)
26 May:  Brick by Brick, San Diego, CA (not Helheim or GosT)
27 May:  Club Red, Mesa, AZ (not GosT)
28 May:  Sister Bar, Albuquerque, NM (not GosT)
29 May:  The Roxy, Denver, CO
31 May:  Triple Rock, Minneapolis, MN
01 June: Reggies, Chicago, IL
02 June: Agora, Cleveland, OH
03 June:  The Loving Touch, Ferndale, MI
04 June: Velvet Underground. Toronto, ON
05 June: Mavericks, Ottawa, ON
06 June: L’Anti Bar & Spectacles, Quebec City, QC
07 June: Théâtre Fairmount, Montreal, QC
08 June: The Middle East, Boston, MA
09 June: The Foundry, Philadelphia, PA
10 June: Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY

With his exciting stage presence and formidable writing skills, founder and frontman Hoest has made sure that, whilst remaining true to TAAKE’s Black Metal roots, he has never allowed the band to become formulaic or mired in the past.  His approach has always been to bring something new and original, and, at times, totally unexpected, to TAAKE’s signature Helnorsk Svartmetall sound. Which has led the band, and Hoest himself, to be regarded as one of the most respected bands and artists in the Norwegian Black Metal scene.

More information about TAAKE can be found on the band’s website at http://taake.svartekunst.no/ or on their Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial

TAAKE’s music can be heard on Bandcamp at https://taake.bandcamp.com

The official video for the track “Nordbundet” from the TAAKE album “Noregs Vaapen” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/OAIIbnrYC7Q


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Dark Essence Records label-mates HELHEIM, whose vocalist/bassist V’gandr also happens to play in TAAKE, has been acknowledged for over two decades as a Norse Black Metal band in the truest sense, eschewing the “comic book” aspects that plague so many of the bands claiming to belong in that genre.  Through their music and lyrics HELHEIM explore the darker aspects of the North-European pre-Christian culture, and bring a modern interpretation that captures the spirit of the Norse heritage in ways that have eluded both to researchers and archaeologists.  The band’s ninth full-length album “landawarijaR” was released at the beginning of the year, once again to considerable critical acclaim.

More information about HELHEIM can be found on the band’s website at http://www.helheim.com or on Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway

HELHEIM’s music can be heard on Bandcamp at https://helheim.bandcamp.com

The official video for the track “Baklengs mot intet” from HELHEIM’s 2017 album “landawarijaR” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/kRiimctYXiQ


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The USA’s GOST, is, in founder Baalberith’s own words  “Directed and commanded by another power. The power of darkness, which many people do not believe exists. The power of the Devil. The power of Satan. The power of Baalberith”.  LIttle is known about mask-wearing Baalberith, but his music, which has been described by the zine Spin as “bridging extreme metal with the more synthetic tones of darkwave, dance, and classic horror soundtracks”, makes an interesting addition to the lineup.  GOST’s sophomore full-length “Sans Paradisi” was released on Blood Music in 2016

More information about GOST can be found at https://www.facebook.com/gost1980s/

GOST’s music can be heard on Bandcamp at https://blood-music.bandcamp.com/album/non-paradisi

The official video for “Maleficarum” from GOST’s 2016 album “Non Paradisi” can be seen  below and at https://youtu.be/PWzYY4PQcpc

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TAAKE & HELHEIM
Taake Website: http://taake.svartekunst.no/
Taake on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial
Taake WebShop: http://svartekunst.bigcartel.com/
Svartekunst Produksjoner: http://svartekunst.no
Helheim Website: http://www.helheim.com
Helheim Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway
Helheim  YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/frosjo
Helheim Bandcamp:  https://helheim.bandcamp.com
Helhiem SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/helheimofficial
Band Contact: helheim@helheim.com
Taake & Helheim Management & Booking:
Propulsion Music http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
email: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Dark Essence Webshop North America:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION GOST
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/gost1980s/
Bandcamp: https://blood-music.bandcamp.com/album/non-paradisi
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/gost1980s/
Webshop: http://gost1980s.bigcartel.com
Management:
Go Down Believing  – allen@godownbelieving.com
Booking:
North America: Maxx Vick: maxx@tonedeaftouring.com
Europe: Tony Boden: tony@arteryglobal.com
Rest Of The World: allen@godownbelieving.com

 

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Photo by Jorn Veberg

Sweden’s “Alfapokalyptic Rockers” ALFAHANNE, whose third full-length album “Det Nya Svarta” is set for release on Indie Recordings in April have today revealed another track from the album via a lyric video by Marcelo Vasco Arts .  The track, ” Avgrundsgravitation”  features guest vocals by  DAVID LINDH of SOOT & FLOOD, YVONNE and  BRODER DANIEL is premiering exclusively on Ghost Cult magazine at http://www.ghostcultmag.com/exclusive-video-premiere-alfahanne-avgrundsgravitation/

ALFAHANNE’s lineup of Pehr Skjoldhammer on Vocals and Guitar, Fredrik Sööberg on Guitars, Niklas Åström on Drums, and Jimmy Wiberg on Bass,  came together to form the band in Eskilstuna, Sweden, in 2010. With considerable experience gained in bands such  as VINTERLAND and early MAZE OF TORMENT,  and with an abundance of energy and exuberance, ALFAHANNE hit the ground running with their debut full-length album “Alfapokalyps”, which  appeared on Dark Essence Records in 2014 and  was followed by “Blod Eld Alfa” in 2015.

With their impressive, and totally likeable,  swagger, and their natural affinity for making friends with their fans, ALFAHANNE’s growing reputation as a dynamic live act, coupled with a sound that they describe as “Alfapokalyptic Rock”, which mixes Black Metal with Classic Rock and Punk, and good old Rock n Roll, has earned the band an ever-growing army of followers.

Along with winning over their fans, ALFHAHANNE have also earned the respect of established musicians, amongst whom are TAAKE’s Hoest, SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth, HELHEIM’s V’gandr,  KVELERTAK frontman Erlend Hjelvik, Spellgoth from HORNA and TURMION KÄTILÖT, and Nattfursth from SORHIN, all of whom have guested in the studio with the band, and some of whom have also appeared live on stage with them.

In keeping with what has become a tradition of being able to work with some of the best of the best, ALFAHANNE’s new album “Det Nya Svarta” features guest vocals from KAMPFAR’s Dolk, GEHENNA’s Sanrabb and  Nadine Skjoldhammer, as well as the afore-mentioned David Lindh. Recorded at the Dödskult studio by Alfahanne’s Pehr Skjoldhammer and Mixed and mastered by Stamos Koliousis, and with artwork by the Trine + Kim Design Studio, track listing for “Det Nya Svarta” is as follows:

1. Satans verser (with Dolk from KAMPFAR)
2. Stigmata
3. Avgrundsgravitation (with David Lindh from SOOT & FLOOD ,YVONNE, BRODER DANIEL)
4. Klubb 27
5. Mitt mörker är mörkare än ditt (with Nadine Skjoldhammer)
6. Dödsmaskin (with Sanrabb from GEHENNA)
7. Även en hund har sin dag
8. Svarta får
9. Det nya svarta

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Frontman Skjoldhammer recently explained that with their third full-length album ALFAHANNE are continuing  to explore the dark side of mankind: Alfahanne’s lyrics are very personal and have many layers of dirt. Once you dig deeper into them you find many truths as I see them.  Alfahanne will never lean to the left or to the right or write about political issues. The only political issue that is close to our hearts is equal rights but the flipside of that same coin is that we think everyone is equally…. Equally useless.” 

Commenting about ” Avgrundsgravitation”,  Skjoldhammer had this to say:

This one is about falling. When you’re young you have lots of hopes and dreams, but as you get older you realise that they won’t happen.  But you still can’t let them go, s o you just keep thinking that tomorrow will be better ad infinitum.  But the truth is that today’s medication and therapy only makes rock bottom seem further away. You just keep on falling, further and further into the abyss, and the abyss becomes deeper and deeper than you think”.

“Det Nya Svarta”, which will hit the streets on April 7th,  is now available to pre-order in CD and Vinyl formats from http://shop.indierecordings.no/artist/16189–alfahanne and in Digital format from https://alfahanneofsweden.bandcamp.com/album/pre-order-det-nya-svarta

ALFAHANNE have been confirmed to appear at the  In Flammen Open Air festival in Torgau, Germany in July.  More dates to be announced shortly.

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

The video for the track  “Slutdestination Eskilstuna”,  from ALFAHANNE’s 2015 album “Blod Eld Alfa”, which features SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth on guest vocals, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/kx_RdM7xRqA


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The track “Stigmata” from “Det Nya Svarta” can be heard below and at http://alfahanneofsweden.bandcamp.com/track/stigmata

Alfahanne 6 Photo by Jorn Veberg

Photo by Jorn Veberg

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alfahanne on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alfahanneofficial
Alfahanne on YourTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzlnEhv8tEx2GNRAqVduRMQ
Alfahanne on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/alfahanne
Alfahanne on Bandcamp: https://alfahanne.bandcamp.com
Band Contact: nickeastrom@hotmail.com
Management & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Booking:  kalle@pitchandsmith.com

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With their third full-length album “Det Nya Svarta” set for release on the 7th April on Indie Recordings,  Sweden’s ALFAHANNE have revealed a track from the album.  Titled “Stigmata”, the band explained  that the track “is about our home town. How you are born full of hope for the future, but the raw climate destroys you and the town drags you down”.

“Stigmata” can be heard below and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/uKg2mBrn-T0


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Recorded at the Dödskult studio by Alfahanne’s Pehr Skjoldhammer and Mixed and mastered by Stamos Koliousis, “Det Nya Svarta” follows the ALFAHANNE tradition of including some high profile artists making guest appearances.  Artists which in the past have included  TAAKE’s Hoest, SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth, HELHEIM’s V’gandr,  KVELERTAK frontman Erlend Hjelvik, Spellgoth from HORNA and TURMION KÄTILÖT, and Nattfursth from SORHIN, not just on their first two albums, but also live on stage

Guests making an appearance on “Det Nya Svarta” include KAMPFAR’s Dolk, David Lindh from YVONNE AND BRODER DANIEL,  Sanrabb from GEHENNA and Nadine Skjoldhammer.  Tracklisting for “Det Nya Svarta” is as follows:

1. Satans verser (with Dolk from KAMPFAR)
2. Stigmata
3. Avgrundsgravitation (with David Lindh from YVONNE & BRODER DANIEL)
4. Klubb 27
5. Mitt mörker är mörkare än ditt (with Nadine Skjoldhammer)
6. Dödsmaskin (with Sanrabb from GEHENNA)
7. Även hund har sin dag
8. Svarta får
9. Det nya svarta

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Formed in Eskilstuna in 2010,  the self-styled “Alfapokalyptic Rockers” burst onto the scene with energy, exuberance , and an impressive swagger, which, coupled with a fan-friendly attitude quickly earned them respect,  and an ever-increasing, and dedicated, following.  ALFAHANNE’s debut full-length album “Alfapokalyps” appeared on Dark Essence Records in 2014 and  was followed by “Blod Eld Alfa” in 2015.

The band’s lineup of Pehr Skjoldhammer on Vocals and Guitar, Fredrik Sööberg on Guitars, Niklas Åström on Drums and Jimmy Wiberg on Bass,  have a couple of decades of experience under their belts in bands like VINTERLAND and early MAZE OF TORMENT.  Together they have created a sound that mixes Black Metal with Classic Rock and Punk, and good old Rock n Roll that is unmistakably ALFAHANNE’s.

Frontman Skjoldhammer recently explained that with their third full-length album ALFAHANNE are continuing  to explore the dark side of mankind: “Alfahanne’s lyrics are very personal and have many layers of dirt. Once you dig deeper into them you find many truths as I see them.  Alfahanne will never lean to the left or to the right or write about political issues. The only political issue that is close to our hearts is equal rights but the flipside of that same coin is that we think everyone is equally…. Equally useless.”

“Det Nya Svarta” is now available to pre-order in CD and Vinyl formats from http://shop.indierecordings.no/artist/16189–alfahanne and in Digital format from https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/det-nya-svarta/id1202165056?

Confirmed live appearances for ALFAHANNE include the By:Larm Festival in Oslo, Norway in March and In Flammen Open Air in Torgau, Germany in July.  More dates to be announced shortly.

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

The video for the track  “Slutdestination Eskilstuna”,  from ALFAHANNE’s 2015 album “Blod Eld Alfa”, which features SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth on guest vocals, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/kx_RdM7xRqA


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alfahanne on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alfahanneofficial
Alfahanne on YourTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzlnEhv8tEx2GNRAqVduRMQ
Alfahanne on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/alfahanne
Alfahanne on Bandcamp: https://alfahanne.bandcamp.com
Band Contact: nickeastrom@hotmail.com
Management & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com