Posts Tagged ‘Norway’

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Having announced last year that they would be releasing completely remastered vinyl editions of AIRBAG’s entire back catalogue, Karisma Records are now set to release “All Rights Removed”,  the second in the series from the Norwegian Prog Rockers.

“All Rights Removed”, the band’s sophomore full-length album, was originally released in 2011 and the vinyl version has long-been unavailable, so the February 8th release will be welcome news to the band’s many fans.

A follow up to 2009’s critically acclaimed debut “Identity”, “All Rights Removed” saw the band taking a huge step forward with an album that has a much darker atmosphere and much longer, more epic songs,  without sacrificing AIRBAG’s distinctive sound.

Meticulously remastered for vinyl by White Willow mastermind Jacob Holm-Lupo,  the new edition of “All Rights Removed” will be available on heavyweight double vinyl in transparent red, with a gatefold cover and printed inner sleeves.  It is strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide and is now available to pre-order from the following:

Bandcamp: https://airbagsound.bandcamp.com/album/all-rights-removed
Webshop: https://www.karismarecords.no/artists/airbag/
US Webshop:  https://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/

Tracklisting for “All Rights Removed” is as follows:

1.All Rights Removed
2. White Walls
3. The Bridge
4. Never Coming Home
5. Light Them All Up
6. Homesick

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Formed in Oslo, Norway in 2004 AIRBAG’s music is best described as scenic, epic rock, the band’s lineup consists of Bjørn Riis (guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, bass, co-producer), Asle Tostrup (vocals, keyboards, programming, producer, graphic design), Henrik Fossum (drums) .

AIRBAG’s next live appearance will be on the 18th January at the John Dee, in Oslo, Norway, and will be followed by a trip to the Caribbean where the band will appearing at the Cruise to the Edge Proggers of the Caribbean event on board the Brilliance of the Seas in February.

More information about AIRBAG can be found on the band’s website at http://www.airbagsound.com/  or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/airbagsound

A video of AIRBAG playing “All Rights Removed” live in Oslo when the band supported Marillion on the Scandinavian leg of their world tour can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/iwK_hpJAPPA


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: www.airbagsound.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/airbagsound
MySpace: www.myspace.com/airbagsound
YouTube: www.youtube.com/airbagsound
Airbag Management: Jørn Terje Larsen,  jt@airbagsound.com
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records contact: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarismaRecords
Karisma Records on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/karismarecords/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/

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Karisma Records have chosen to start the year by revealing details of “Tranquilize” the upcoming debut album from Experimental Rockers FERVENT MIND, as well as giving fans an insight into this up and coming Norwegian by releasing a single from the album.

The single, for the track “Fervent”, which includes cover art by Yrjan Sundfør Rodrigues and design by Hallvard Surlien, can be streamed or downloaded from the following https://karismarecords.lnk.to/fervent

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FERVENT MIND vocalist and composer Live Sollid Schulerud had this to say about the track:

“Fervent” is a song about having lost your belief in people and in love, and having lived a life that was totally different from what you really wanted it to be. You have kind of closed the door to the life you wished for because you thought you didn’t have the guts to take the risk. But the door is still there in the back of your mind, and you suddenly feel an urge to open it and get away from the dull and comfortable.

Along with Live, who formed FERVENT MIND in 2014, the band’s  lineup includes Simen Skrebergene on electric guitar, Martin Sandvik Gjerde on keyboards, Martin Skrebergene on electric bass, and Henrik Håland on drums.   Together they have become known for their intense and energetic live performances and a captivating and progressive soundscape that merges experimental rock with elements from post rock and metal as well as dream pop, trip hop and contemporary jazz.

“Tranquilize” was recorded at the Thor Neby Studio and produced by Fervent Mind and mixed by Manuel Madsen.  With album cover art by Anders Røkkum and  cover design by Line Lønning, tracklisiting for “Tranquilize” is as follows:

  1. A Series of Fragments
  2. Torrid
  3. Fervent
  4. Sleeping Strange
  5. Crystal
  6. Runaway Bride
  7. All Sounds Muted
  8. Disappearing into the Masses part 1 (CD & digital only)
  9. Disappearing into the Masses part 2 (CD & digital only)
  10. Tongues
  11. Strain

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“Tranquilize” is set for release on Karisma Records in CD, Digital and Vinyl formats on the 22 March and is available to pre-order from the following:

All Formats: https://ferventmind.bandcamp.com/
CD and Vinyl: https://www.karismarecords.no/artists/fervent-mind/

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ferventmind/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/fervent-mind
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ferventmindband/
Band Contact and Booking: ferventmindband@gmailcom
Karisma Records contact: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarismaRecords
Karisma Records on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/karismarecords/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/

Fervent Mind PR

Norway’s Karisma Records have found another up and coming band to add to their already impressive roster,  in the shape of Experimental Rockers FERVENT MIND.

Formed in 2014 by vocalist and composer Live Sollid, FERVENT MIND draws its inspiration from bands such as PORCUPINE TREE, MEW, MASSIVE ATTACK, RADIOHEAD and SUSANNE SUNDFØR, mixing these diverse elements to create a sound that is both unique and original, and which balances on a fine line between the rough and the delicate.

Aside from Live on vocals and effects, FERVENT MIND’s lineup includes Simen Skrebergene on electric guitar, Martin Sandvik Gjerde on keyboards, Martin Skrebergene on electric bass, and Henrik Håland on drums.   Together they play experimental rock with elements from both post rock and metal, as well as from dream pop, trip hop and contemporary jazz, and they have garnered quite a reputation for their intense and energetic live performances.

With Karisma Records set to release the band’s debut full-length album in the Spring of 2019, FERVENT MIND had this to say about the collaboration:

We are super happy to announce that we have signed with the record label Karisma Records! Awesome times are ahead of us, and we can’t wait to show you our album!

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ferventmind/
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/fervent-mind
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ferventmindband/
Band Contact and Booking: ferventmindband@gmailcom
Karisma Records contact: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarismaRecords
Karisma Records on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/karismarecords/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.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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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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 latest release “Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1” set to hit the streets on Karisma Records on the 30th November, Norway’s TUSMØRKE have released a video for “Skattegravere i Grefsenåsen” , the opening  track from the album.

The stop motion video by Sondre Bergersen Mæland of Wild Man Movies can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/hqbZ6DauXyg


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Commenting on the song , TUSMØRKE had this to say:

“Skattegravere i Grefsenåsen”  was written during the winter of 2015 and recorded in Det Ytre Rommet  during 2017 and 2018 by Benediktator. The inspiration for the lyrics came from a folk tale by Asbjørnsen & Moe,  as well as from the legends about children who find  silver under rocks in the wilderness. There are stories of poor people stepping on stones and hearing the clang of metal and finding buried and forgotten treasure. There are also stories of people hearing the sound, only to realise later what it must have been and going on the spend the rest of their lives searching for the spot, never to find it again and driven mad with frustration and the lust for coin.

“Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1” itself is a a concept album that explores the rich history and mythology of Norway’s capital city Oslo. Vardøger are premonitions that precede an actual event. Utburder are infants who are abandoned in the woods at birth and whose haunting cries reverberate eerily through the night .

TUSMØRKE describe “Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1” as “the signs of things to come and the sounds of the unwanted”, and, as the “vol 1” part of its title suggests, the album  is the first part of a series of compilations that feature songs, demos, outtakes and curios that didn’t QUITE make it onto TUSMØRKE’s albums themselves.  It will be available in CD, Digital and Limited Edition vinyl formats with the  first LP being released on transparent orange vinyl (limited to 700 copies) with a 4 page lyric booklet and an A2 poster.

With artwork by the renowned Norwegian artist Arne Bendik Sjur  “Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1”, is available to pre-order in all formats from https://tusm-rke.bandcamp.com/album/osloborgerlig-tusm-rke-vard-ger-og-utburder-vol-1

Tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Skattegravere i Grefsenåsen
  2. Hovedøya
  3. Gamle Oslo
  4. Djevelen fra Oslo
  5. Kjentmannen
  6. Akers Akropolis
  7. Alvene i Oslo
  8. Gamle Aker Kjerke

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TUSMØRKE recently released a single taken from the album for the track “Kjentmannen” which can be streamed and downloaded at https://karismarecords.lnk.to/kjentmannen

Featuring members of WOBBLER, JORDSJØ and ALWANZATAR,  TUSMØRKE’s lineup fields an almost dizzying variety of instruments,  and is comprised of  Benediktator on Bass, vocals, Glockenspiel and percussion, Krizla on Flute, vocals, electronics and percussion,  The Phenomenon Marxo Solinas on Minimoog Model D, Korg CX3, William de Blaise on harpsichord, Steinway & Sons Grand Piano, Hohner Clavinet D6, Mellotron M400, Hammond C3, Wurlitzer 200 and Solina String Ensemble, Dauinghorn on  Clavinet, Hammond, grand piano, acoustic and electric guitars, and additional flute, and HlewagastiR on Drums and percussion.

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TUSMØRKE’s will be holding a listening and Q&A session at the Platebutikken Big Dipper in Oslo on Tuesday 27 November.  Details of the event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/2115575042036695/

They will also be celebrating the release of “Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1” with the following two shows supported by SAMMAL and BISMARCK:

30 November:  Røverstaden, Oslo
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01 December:  Inside, Bergen
https://www.facebook.com/events/552001755238553/

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Tusmorke/
Bandcamp:  https://tusm-rke.bandcamp.com
Band contact: tusmorke.booking@gmail.com
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarismaRecords
Karisma Records on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/karismarecords/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/

 

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Norway’s ATROX, whose sixth full-length album “Monocle” was released on Dark Essence Records last year, have announced that they will be adding guitarist Steffen Berg to their lineup of Rune Folgerø on Vocals,  Eivind on Guitars, Rune Sørgård on Guitars & Technology, Erik Paulsen on Bass,  and Andreas Kjøl Berg on drums.

Although this won’t be his first appearance on stage with ATROX, Berg, who has played in bands such as TALRUSHA, CHILLTON JAMES, AFROCADABRA, 1001 and CP&TSTO (CONOR PATRICK & THE SHOOTING TSAR ORCHESTRA) will make his first appearance as an official member of the lineup on ATROX’s following three dates in Portugal, whilst Alessandro Elide will fill in for Andreas on drums:

30 Nov: Side B Rocks, Alquener
01 Dec: Stereigun, Leiria
02 Dec: Metalpoint, Porto

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In a statement from the band, guitarist Eivind explained the thinking behind the addition of  a new guitarist:

Since the complete band/line-up is located in 2 different locations (Rune S lives in Sweden and the rest of us in Trondheim, Norway),  there have been several occasions when we have found ourselves in dire need of a live (session) guitarist.  Last year, for instance,  we needed  a stand-in for Rune for our gig at ProgPower Europe, and we asked Steffen if he could step in – which he did, and he did a great job.   And, as some of us had worked with Steffen before on other musical projects, and  knowing what a great guitar player he is, the connection was already there.  

 We are also cognisant of  the fact that future ATROX gigs will most likely happen without Rune S, so we felt that now is the right time to including another member into the band.  We asked Steffen if he was interested in becoming a fulltime member, not only to play live, but also to join the creative side of ATROX, and, luckily for us, he said yes.

Steffen himself added:

I actually already knew most of the guys,  and when Rune F. asked me if I’d like to fill in as a live guitarist at Prog Power last year I knew it would be a lot of fun.  To my ears ATROX’s music has always sounded quite different from all the other bands around, and I really do believe they have developed something unique,  which I find very interesting.  It will be a blast writing and touring with these guys in the future!

 ATROX are currently working on new material and recently released the single “System Scan” on Dark Essence Records, which is available to stream or download at the following https://darkessencerecords.lnk.to/9XQ7p

More information about ATROX can be found on the band’s website at http://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 below and at https://youtu.be/fPiVHNj_WHg


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.ATROX.no/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ATROX.no
Bandcamp: https://atrox.bandcamp.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ATROXband
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atrox.official/
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/
Dark Essence on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Dark Essence Webshop North America:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com

 

 

 

 

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With their debut full-length album “Mother Culture” having hit the streets on Dark Essence Records last month, Norwegian blackgazers AVAST have today premiered a video for a track from the album.

The video for the track “The World Belongs to Man” can be seenbelow and at https://youtu.be/s_pYSniSOTk.


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About the track itself, the band had this to say:

“The World Belongs to Man” is the contemporary story of humankind and reflects where we find ourselves today as we begin to realise that our way of life is slowly killing the planet.  The song also express anger and frustration at not being able to stop this process, knowing that to be able to do so would require such radical political, economic and cultural changes that certain powerful people would lose both money and power in the process.

 Hailing from Stavanger, Norway, AVAST consists of Hans Olaf Myrvang (AGENDA) on bass and vocals, Trond Salte (AGENDA), Ørjan Lund (NAG) on guitars, and Stian Steensnæs (LIK) on drums. Together  they fuse the aesthetics of black metal with the atmospherics of post-rock in order to create a soundscape that is both breathtaking and mesmerizing, and whose lyrical themes are not centered around the usual black metal topics, but tend more towards a philosophical and poetical take on social and environmental issues.

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AVAST will be celebrating the release of “Mother Culture” and rounding off the year with two shows in Norway:

23 Nov: Victoria Pub and Cafe, Bergen
24 Nov: Vaterland, Oslo

Looking ahead to 2019 AVAST have already been confirmed to appear at Trondheim Calling in January and the Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo in April.

“Mother Culture” is available in CD, Digital and limited edition white vinyl formats from all the usual retail and streaming services as well as directly from the following:

Bandcamp:  https://avastband.bandcamp.com
Dark Essence Records: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/artists/avast/
US Webshop:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com

More information about AVAST can be found on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/avastband/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/avastband/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/avastband
Bandcamp: http://avastband.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/avastband/
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/avastband
Spotify: http://open.spotify.com/album/57bnwC7iMKBRlWnMF9lzmy
Band Contact:  avastband2016@gmail.com
Booking : post@siloenbooking.com
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DarkEssenceRecords/videos
Dark Essence on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/
Dark Essence on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Dark Essence Webshop North America:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records