Posts Tagged ‘Norwegian Black Metal’

Endezzma PR 2020

Norwegian Black Metallers ENDEZZMA have signed a two-album deal with Dark Essence Records, joining a roster that includes some of the best known and established bands in the genre, as well as some of the upcoming artists that are making huge waves on the scene.

Formed in 2006 by frontman M. Shax, ENDEZZMA’s original lineup featured URGEHAL’s late, and much lamented, Trondr Nefas.  The duo, joined by other, experienced Norwegian musicians, quickly established a die-hard following, impressed by the band’s live appearances, which were imbued with  morbid overtones and an undercurrent of barely-suppressed viciousness.   “Alone”, ENDEZZMA’s aptly named first release,  cemented the band’s reputation as a force to be reckoned with. A band that went its own way, regardless of what others thought, or were doing.

The debut full-length “Erotik Nekrosis” appeared in 2012, and proved that ENDEZZMA was a band well-able to weave an old school atmosphere into  eerie, seductive, modern compositions, to produce  an album full of necro requiems.    It also marked the death of Trondr Nefas, which left  a vacuum within the band.  A  vacuum that was eventually filled by guitarist M. Malphas, which allowed ENDEZZMA to go on to explore mystical dark fields with their sophomore full-length “Arcane Abyss”.

Aside from Shax on vocals and Malphas on guitars, ENDEZZMA’s lineup includes Nihil on Rythm Guitar,  Skriu on  Drums and Aske on  Bass  –  a group of experienced musicians, hungry to bring their brand of brutal, fiercely intense, and yet aesthetically mystical approach, to Dark Essence Records, a label they know will understand where they are coming from, and where they want to go.

Commenting on what fans can expect from their third album, ENDEZZMA had this to say:

The upcoming album has been mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna at the Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm. He Is well known for his great work on recent  WATAIN and MAYHEM albums, so we knew that we were in the hands of someone who would know exactly what we wanted.

 Together with Dark Essence we intend to meet the high expectations that have been placed on us, and come out with an album of extremely strong material that will take fans into a mystical world of stellar darkness filled with mythical outcasts and characters. 

 Epic energy will burn the night!
It’s time to let the Stellar Darkness shine!
WE ARE ENDEZZMA

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

The official video  for the track “Junkyard Oblivion” from ENDEZZMA’s “Erotik Nekrosis” album can be seen below and on the band’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/NZtQ9xPZF5U


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Additional Information
Endezzma  on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/endezzma/
Endezzma on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/endezzma_official/
Band contact and booking:  endezzma@online.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/
Dark Essence Records Australian Webshop:  https://www.heavymetalmerchant.com/bands/d/dark-essence-records/

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Darkness Shall Rise, the German label specialising in the release of high quality music cassettes, will release the first two albums from Norwegian Black Metal veterans RAGNAROK on the 31 August.

The two albums, 1995’s “Nattferd” and 1997’s “Arising Realm”, have never been released on cassette before, giving collectors and RAGNAROK fans a long-awaited treat.  Both albums were originally released on the legendary Head Not Found label, and served as a storming introduction to RAGNAROK, the band  founded by iconic drummer Jontho Panthera.

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Since then, RAGNAROK has gone on to release a total of nine full-length albums,  as well as a retrospective showcasing 20 years of the band’s hard-to-find demos and EP’s.  With well over two decades of existence, Jontho has ensured that RAGNAROK has remained faithful to what is seen as  Norwegian Black Metal marked with an uncompromising sound that is filled with anger and aggression.

Ragnarok Tape Arising Realm PR

“Nattferd” and “Arising Realm” will be available in a limited quantity of 350 copies each, and are now available to pre-order from  https://darknessshallrise.de/

Ragnarok Tape PR

More information about RAGNAROK can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial  or on their  website at http://www.ragnarokhorde.com/

The official video for the title track from RAGNAROK’s 2004 album “Blackdoor Miracle”, which featured TAAKE’s Hoest on vocals, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/DjKfzggZD0s

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial
Website: http://www.ragnarokhorde.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/RagnarokNorway
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ragnarokhorde/
Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/2NOuABTjilCHH7RNw439Vq?si=EO9X9LitS7e8NYLBxf016Q
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial
European Booking: info@massive-music.pl
Management: https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Management Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Agonia Records:
Website: http://agoniarecords.com
Webshop: http://tinyurl.com/agoniashop
Facebook: https://facebook.com/agoniarecords
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoniarecords
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords
Bandcamp: https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/agoniarecordsofficial
YouTube: http://youtube.com/AgoniaRec

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Norwegian Black Metal veterans CREST OF DARKNESS have revealed a new video by Stig Kenneth Limmesand for the title track from their ninth full-length album “The God Of Flesh”.

The video can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/0VNOLVXpwjQ


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CREST OF DARKNESS founder Ingar Amlien has this to say about the new video:

 Stig Kenneth Limmesand has done a great job with the video for “The God Of Flesh”.  He’s succeeded in capturing CREST OF DARKNESS and all our symbolism in the best possible way, presenting them in a such a way that is not only up to date, but also very much “Old School”  in the “right way”

Released on My Kingdom Music in December of last year, “The God Of Flesh” is still filled  with CREST OF DARKNESS’  trademark Satanic themes,  but, at the same time, it marks a change to the  feel, variety, and depth of the music.  It is, according to Amlien, “probably the darkest and most brutal album we’ve ever made! It’s also the most honest work ever from my perspective

With “The God Of Flesh” CREST OF DARKNESS’ vastly experienced, and extremely skilled,  lineup of Amlien (CONCEPTION, ROQUEFIRE, AMLIEN’s INFERNO) on Bass and Vocals, Rebo on Rhythm and Lead Guitars, and Berhard (ex- PALE FOREST) on Drums, along with the album’s session keyboardist Kristian Wentzel,  demonstrate how equally at home they with more progressive and melodic elements, as they are  the with the aggressive and dark brutal side, for which they are known.

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Seeking an outlet for his passion for sonic brutality and his interest in Vampirism and Satanic ideology, on which he is an acknowledged expert, Amlien  formed CREST OF DARKNESS in the mid nineties and considers today’s lineup to be the strongest in the band’s history, as he explains:

During the whole production of the album I was thinking that now, more than ever before, I wanted to make an album my way!  And, as a result, we haven’t made any compromises whatsoever, in any direction.  And I’m very fortunate to be able to say that I was not alone during the whole process. With the help of my fantastic band mates Rebo and Bernhard, it became possible to bring my darkest fantasies and visions to life through “The God of Flesh”

“The God of Flesh” is available in Digital, Digipak CD, Deluxe CD Box, and Vinyl formats from all the usual retailers at http://smarturl.it/CODFLESH

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

Additional Information
Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CRESTOFDARKNESSOFFIC
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crestofdarkness/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CrestofDarkness
BandCamp: https://crestofdarkness.bandcamp.com
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/67dTHBWfRi3CkmwdodcAxz?si=Z0QuDxc3TR-xL52In-JXSg
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness
My Kingdom Music:  info@mykingdommusic.net
http://www.mykingdommusic.net/
http://www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

Taake Kampfar Tour PR

TAAKE and KAMPFAR have today announced that they will be joining forces to undertake a co-headlining European tour during March and April of 2020.

Titled the Northern Alliance 2020 Tour, the two iconic Norwegian bands will be supported by France’s NECROWRETCH and will play a total of 18 dates throughout 11 countries.

Routing for the Northern Alliance 2020 Tour is as follows:

19.03     Kwadrat                               Krakow                 PL

20.03     Nova Chmelnice                 Prague                  CZ

21.03     Hellraiser                            Leipzig                  DE

22.03     Viper Room                        Vienna                  AT

23.03     Dürer Kert                          Budapest             HU

24.03     Orto Bar                              Ljubljana            SI

25.03     Legend                                Milano                 IT

26.03     Alchemica Music Club    Bologna                IT

27.03     Hall of Fame                     Zürich                  CH

28.03     Gebr de Nobel                  Leiden                  NL

29.03     L’Entrepot                         Arlon                    BE

30.03     Backstage                          Paris                     FR

31.03     Zappa                                Antwerpen          BE

01.04     Live Music Hall               Mörlenbach       DE

02.04     Willemeen                       Arnhem               NL

03.04     Resonanzwerk                  Oberhausen       DE

04.04     Zwischenbau                     Rostock               DE

05.04     Pralnia                                  Wroclaw           PL

For more information about the bands, please see the following:

TAAKE
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial
Website: http://svartekunst.no
Bandcamp: https://taake.bandcamp.com/album/taake

KAMPFAR
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kampfarofficial/
Website: http://www.kampfar.com/
Bandcamp: https://kampfarofnorway.bandcamp.com

NECROWRETCH
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Necrowretch/
Website: http://necrowretch.net
Bandcamp: https://necrowretch.bandcamp.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Taake Website: http://taake.svartekunst.no/
Taake on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial
Taake Bandcamp:  https://taake.bandcamp.com
Taake WebShop: http://svartekunst.bigcartel.com/
Svartekunst Produksjoner: http://svartekunst.no
Taake 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 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/

 

Nattverd PR1

With their sophomore full-length album “Styggdom” set for release on Osmose Productions on the 31st January 2020, fans of Norwegian Black Metallers NATTVERD get their first taste of what to expect from the album with the debut of the track “Dragsvoll”, which can be heard below and at https://youtu.be/02P3z2u_zU4


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Formed two years ago, and with a lineup of extremely experienced and talented musicians, comprised today of Serpentr  on vocals, Ormr on Vocals and Guitars,  Atyr on Guitars, Sveinr on bass. and Anti Christian on session drums,  NATTVERD has always sought to keep the actual identity of those musicians private, preferring that the band be judged  purely on its music, as opposed to any former, current, or future, bands or releases its members may be involved in.

NATTVERD’s extremely successful debut album “Vi Vet gud Er En Løgner”  showed a band that played Black Metal in the traditional way – cold and nasty and filled with fury and hate. But with “Styggdom”, NATTVERD have grown and expanded, to  come up with a much more varied, atmospheric,  album. An album that shows just how versatile this band can be when it comes to delivering Black Metal.

Drums, Bass, Guitars and Vocals for “Styggdom” were recorded at Velvet Recording, Spydeberg, Norway and engineered by Nattverd and Christer Krogh. Mixing and mastering was handled by Tore Stjerna at the Necromorbus Studios.

With artwork, layout and design by Khaos Diktator Design, “Styggdom” will be available in CD, Digital and Limited Edition LP formats.  Tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Slakt Dem, Der De Loeper Hoedeloese Rundt Baalet
  2. Dragsvoll
  3. Skoddeskott
  4. Heksebrann
  5. Gatelangs I Land Og Rike
  6. Gamle Erik
  7. Hedninger Av En Svart Verden
  8. Guds Djevelske Naervaer

Nattverd Styggdom Album Art Reveal

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

Webshop:  http://bit.ly/nattverd-shop
Osmose Productions Release Page:  https://osmoseproductions-label.com/nattverd-styggdom/
Osmose Productions Artist Page:   https://osmoseproductions-label.com/bands/nattverd/
Bandcamp: https://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/styggdom

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

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nattverdofficial/
Bandcamp: https://nattverdofficial.bandcamp.com
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/nattverdofficial/
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Osmose Productions:
Website: https://www.osmoseproductions.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/osmoseproductions/
Bandcamp: https://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/osmoseproductions/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/OsmoseProd
Contact:  osmoseproductions@gmail.com

ragnarok_logoPR

Norwegian black metallers RAGNAROK have today unveiled  a new video for a track from their upcoming ninth studio album, “Non Debellicata”, which is due out on November 15th  on Agonia Records

The video, for the track “Chapel Of Shadows” features footage from the band’s 2019 performance at Norway’s Inferno Festival and can be seen below and  at  https://youtu.be/qSzAfgTDtpo


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For over two decades the seasoned veterans have been giving fans their uncompromising take on Norwegian Black Metal, both in the studio and on stage, and, for with their latest album, RAGNAROK’s  entire lineup of founder and frontman Jontho, guitarist Bolverk,  bassist Rammr and drummer Malignant, have had a significant input.

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Recorded in Sweden’s Endarker Studio, with MARDUK’s Devo at the helm, and with artwork by Nestor Avalos and photos by Arash Taheri, “Non Debellicata” will be available in Jewel Case CD, Limited Edition Digipack CD (with bonus track), Digital, and both Red and Black Vinyl editions and is now available to pre-order from https://www.agoniarecords.com/ragnarok

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Tracklisting for “Non Debellicata” is as follows:

01 Non Debellicata
02 Chapel of Shadows
03 Sanctimoneous
04 Bestial Emptiness
05 Nemesis
06 The Great Destroyer
07 Gerasene Demoniac
08 The Gospel of Judas Iscariot
09  Jonestown Lullaby
10  Asphyxiation

Ragnarok Non Debillicata coverart PR

The band recently had this to say about their ninth full-length album:

Our new album, “Non Debellicata”, is the result of an extensive process in which all the members of the band participated creatively, both musically and lyrically.  We put a lot of work into this album to make it as extreme and violent as we possibly could, pushing the borders of our musicianship and song writing skills.  Originally we started out with 20 songs, out of which we rehearsed 16 and whittled it down to 13 for recording.   We eventually chose 10 for inclusion on the album, because we wanted to ensure the highest possible quality of every song.  

As for the title itself:

 “Non Debellicata” refers to a phrase used as the motto for our home town Saropsborg in the olden days.  It is taken froma  letter Jarl Alv Erlingsson sent to the Scottish Government in 1286.  Aside from being a nobleman and the Jarl (Earl) of Sarpsborg, Alv was also an infamous pirate who was in the habit of robbing Danish and German merchant ships.

The Scottish government had confiscated a number of Norwegian ships and Jarl Alv wrote them a letter, in which he said that maybe they were under the impression that Norway was weak after being at war for several years.  But assured them that they would learn that the Norwegian people were not weakened by the war and would never be defeated.

NON DEBELLICATA. The people of Norway would never give up – and neither will RAGNAROK!

To celebrate the album’s release, RAGNAROK are set to support US Death Metallers IMMOLATION on a 21-date European tour.  Accompanying them on the tour will be Austria’s MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY and Italy’s EMBRYO.

Titled The Last Atonement, the tour routing is as follows:

07.11. (GER) Munster / Sputnikhalle
08.11. (HOL) Amersfoort / Flour033
09.11. (HOL) Tilburg / de Nieuwe Vorst
10.11. (HOL) Enschede / Metropool
13.11. (ITA) Milan / Slaughter Club
14.11. (ITA) Rome / Traffic
15.11. (ITA) San Dova di Piave / Revolver
16.11. (CH) Sion / Le Port Franc
17.11. (GER) Trier / Mergener Hof
18.11. (FR) Niort / Camji
19.11. (FR) Paris / Backstage
21.11. (UK) Manchester / Rebellion
22.11. (UK) London / The Dome
23.11. (HOL) Rotterdam / Baroeg
24.11. (BEL) Namur / Belvedere
26.11. (GER) Munich / Backstage
27.11. (CZ) Praga / Nova Chmelnice
28.11. (POL) Bielsko Biała / Rudeboy
29.11. (POL) Łódź / Magnetofon
30.11. (GER) Berlin / Lido
01.12. (POL) Poznań / U Bazyla

Addutionally, RAGNAROK will perform two release shows in their native Norway.

The first will take place on the 2nd November  at Glenghuset in their hometown of Sarpsborg during which they will also be celebrating the band’s 25th Anniversary.
Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1362747047235299/

The second will be on the 20th December at Blå in Oslo.
Details at  https://www.facebook.com/events/526740301411745/

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More information about RAGNAROK can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial  or on their  website at http://www.ragnarokhorde.com/

RAGNAROK’s previously revealed the track “The Great Destroyer” from “Non Debellicata”, the video of which can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/QoAWtJB3ZeI


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial
Website: http://www.ragnarokhorde.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/RagnarokNorway
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ragnarokhorde/
Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/2NOuABTjilCHH7RNw439Vq?si=EO9X9LitS7e8NYLBxf016Q
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial
European Booking: info@massive-music.pl
Management: https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Management Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Agonia Records:
Website: http://agoniarecords.com
Webshop: http://tinyurl.com/agoniashop
Facebook: https://facebook.com/agoniarecords
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoniarecords
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords
Bandcamp: https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/agoniarecordsofficial
YouTube: http://youtube.com/AgoniaRec

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Norwegian Black Metal veterans CREST OF DARKNESS have revealed a track from their upcoming ninth full-length album “The God Of Flesh”, which is set for release on My Kingdom Music on the 6th December.

CREST OF DARKNESS founder Ingar Amlien has this to say about the  track, which is titled “The Child With No Head” :

Here we are, yet another chapter written in the book of CREST OF DARKNESS, with a track that is probably one of the most violent and extreme we have ever written during  our career. Turn up the f***ing volume and you’ll be overwhelmed by its sense of loss and total lack of hope.

“The Child With No Head” can be heard below and at https://youtu.be/h48655yPThU


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Although still filled  with CREST OF DARKNESS’  trademark Satanic themes “The God Of Flesh” marks a change to the  feel, variety and depth of the music, showing the band’s lineup of Amlien (CONCEPTION, ROQUEFIRE, AMLIEN’s INFERNO) on Bass and Vocals, Rebo on Rhythm and Lead Guitars, and Berhard (ex- PALE FOREST) on Drums,  to be as much at home with more progressive and melodic elements, as they are  the with the aggressive and dark brutal side, for which they are known.

Amlien recently remarked  that “The God Of Flesh”, which will be the band’s ninth full-length album,  was “probably the darkest and most brutal album we’ve ever made! It’s also the most honest work ever from my perspective

With all lyrics by Amlien and music by Amlien, Rebo and Bernhard, except for the track “Forgotten” where Amlien joins forces with the album’s session keyboardist Kristian Wentzel, and with cover art by  Marius Engli Andersson, track listing for “The God of Flesh” is as follows:

1.The God of Flesh
2. The Child with no Head
3. Endless Night
4. The Spawn of Seth
5. Forgotten
6. Euthanasia
7. Blood
8. Godless Evil Eyes
9. Salvation in Hell

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Seeking an outlet for his passion for sonic brutality and his interest in Vampirism and Satanic ideology, on which he is an acknowledged expert, Amlien  formed CREST OF DARKNESS in the mid nineties and considers today’s lineup to be the strongest in the band’s history, as he explains:

During the whole production of the album I was thinking that now, more than ever before, I wanted to make an album my way!  And, as a result, we haven’t made any compromises whatsoever, in any direction.  And I’m very fortunate to be able to say that I was not alone during the whole process. With the help of my fantastic band mates Rebo and Bernhard, it became possible to bring my darkest fantasies and visions to life through “The God of Flesh”

“The God of Flesh” will be available in Digital, Digipak CD, Deluxe CD Box, and Vinyl formats, and is now available to pre-order at http://smarturl.it/CODFLESH

CREST OF DARKNESS will be live at Good Omens in Trondheim, Norway, on the 12th October

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

A video directed by Anders Børresen for MONITORmeda for the title track from CREST OF DARKNESS’ 2017 album “Welcome the Dead”  can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/4jxLXUPRLyI


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CRESTOFDARKNESSOFFIC
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crestofdarkness/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CrestofDarkness
BandCamp: https://crestofdarkness.bandcamp.com
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/67dTHBWfRi3CkmwdodcAxz?si=Z0QuDxc3TR-xL52In-JXSg   SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness
My Kingdom Music:  info@mykingdommusic.net
http://www.mykingdommusic.net/
http://www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

Ragnarok PR2019

Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK have today revealed the  first single from their upcoming, ninth studio album “Non Debellicata”, which is due out on Agonia Records on November 15 .

The track, “The Great Destroyer”, can be heard below and on YouTube  at https://youtu.be/QoAWtJB3ZeI


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For over two decades RAGNAROK have been giving fans their uncompromising take on Norwegian Black Metal, both in the studio and on stage, and the seasoned veterans recently gave us an insight into  what went into the making of “Non Debellicata”, an album  in which RAGNAROK’s  entire lineup of founder and frontman Jontho, guitarist Bolverk,  bassist Rammr and drummer Malignant, had a significant input:

Our new album, “NON DEBELLICATA”, is the result of an extensive process in which all the members of the band participated creatively, both musically and lyrically.  We put a lot of work into this album to make it as extreme and violent as we possibly could, pushing the borders of our musicianship and song writing skills.  Originally we started out with 20 songs, out of which we rehearsed 16 and whittled it down to 13 for recording.   We eventually chose 10 for inclusion on the album, because we wanted to ensure the highest possible quality of every song.  

As for the title itself:

 “NON DEBELLICATA” refers to a phrase used as the motto for our home town Saropsborg in the olden days.  It is taken froma  letter Jarl Alv Erlingsson sent to the Scottish Government in 1286.  Aside from being a nobleman and the Jarl (Earl) of Sarpsborg, Alv was also an infamous pirate who was in the habit of robbing Danish and German merchant ships.

The Scottish government had confiscated a number of Norwegian ships and Jarl Alv wrote them a letter, in which he said that maybe they were under the impression that Norway was weak after being at war for several years.  But assured them that they would learn that the Norwegian people were not weakened by the war and would never be defeated.

NON DEBELLICATA. The people of Norway would never give up – and neither will RAGNAROK!

“Non Debellicata will be available in Jewel Case CD, Limited Edition Digipack CD, Digital, and both Red and Black vinyl editions and is now available to pre-order from https://www.agoniarecords.com/ragnarok

Recorded in Sweden’s Endarker Studio, with MARDUK’s Devo at the helm, and with artwork by Nestor Avalos and photos by Arash Taheri, tracklisting for “Non Debellicata” is as follows:

01 Non Debellicata
02 Chapel of Shadows
03 Sanctimoneous
04 Bestial Emptiness
05 Nemesis
06 The Great Destroyer
07 Gerasene Demoniac
08 The Gospel of Judas Iscariot
09  Jonestown Lullaby
10  Asphyxiation

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To celebrate the album’s release, RAGNAROK are set to support US Death Metallers IMMOLATION on a 21-date European tour.  Accompanying them on the tour will be Austria’s MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY and Italy’s EMBRYO.

Titled The Last Atonement, the tour routing is as follows:

07.11. (GER) Munster / Sputnikhalle
08.11. (HOL) Amersfoort / Flour033
09.11. (HOL) Tilburg / de Nieuwe Vorst
10.11. (HOL) Enschede / Metropool
13.11. (ITA) Milan / Slaughter Club
14.11. (ITA) Rome / Traffic
15.11. (ITA) San Dova di Piave / Revolver
16.11. (CH) Sion / Le Port Franc
17.11. (GER) Trier / Mergener Hof
18.11. (FR) Niort / Camji
19.11. (FR) Paris / Backstage
21.11. (UK) Manchester / Rebellion
22.11. (UK) London / The Dome
23.11. (HOL) Rotterdam / Baroeg
24.11. (BEL) Namur / Belvedere
26.11. (GER) Munich / Backstage
27.11. (CZ) Praga / Nova Chmelnice
28.11. (POL) Bielsko Biała / Rudeboy
29.11. (POL) Łódź / Magnetofon
30.11. (GER) Berlin / Lido
01.12. (POL) Poznań / U Bazyla

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Before departing on the tour RAGNAROK will launch the album with a show at Glenghuset in their hometown of Sarpsborg on the 2nd November, during which they will also be celebrating the band’s 25th Anniversary.   Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1362747047235299/

More information about RAGNAROK can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial  or on their  website at http://www.ragnarokhorde.com/

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial
Website: http://www.ragnarokhorde.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/RagnarokNorway
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ragnarokhorde/
Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/2NOuABTjilCHH7RNw439Vq?si=EO9X9LitS7e8NYLBxf016Q
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial
European Booking: info@massive-music.pl
Management: https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Management Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Agonia Records:
Website: http://agoniarecords.com
Webshop: http://tinyurl.com/agoniashop
Facebook: https://facebook.com/agoniarecords
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoniarecords
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords
Bandcamp: https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/agoniarecordsofficial
YouTube: http://youtube.com/AgoniaRec

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Norwegian Black Metallers NATTVERD have inked a deal with Osmose Productions for the release of the band’s sophomore full-length album.  Titled “Styggdom” it is the follow up to 2017’s debut album “Vi Vet gud Er En Løgner” and  is set to hit the streets on the 31st January 2020.   Work on the album has been completed and more details will follow.

When NATTVERD first announced their existence two years ago, they were absolutely adamant that they should be judged purely on their music, and not on any former, current, or future, bands or releases the members may be involved with.  And this is a philosophy NATTVERD adheres to today, with the only additional information being a slight change round in lineup, with original members  Ormr  still on Vocals and Guitars and Atyr concentrating on Guitars, whilst handing over Bass duties to new member Sveinr. Former session drummer Serpentr  takes on  Vocals and Anti Christian takes his place as Session Drummer.

So what exactly does the music itself reveal about NATTVERD?  Most obvious is the fact that this is a band that plays Black Metal in the traditional way: cold and nasty and filled with fury and hate, with the occasional foray into more atmospheric and melodic realms, keeping the whole thing interesting and original.

But the thing that stood out most about NATTVERD from a listen to their debut album, was the confidence and musical skill demonstrated by its members, marking the individuals out as extremely experienced and talented musicians, and definitely not fledglings dipping their toes into the Black Metal pool for the first time.

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

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nattverdofficial/
Bandcamp: https://nattverdofficial.bandcamp.com
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/nattverdofficial/
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Osmose Productions:
Website: https://www.osmoseproductions.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/osmoseproductions/
Bandcamp: https://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/osmoseproductions/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/OsmoseProd
Contact:  osmoseproductions@gmail.com

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Good news for fans of TAAKE who have long been clamouring for the re-release of the long-sold out vinyl versions of 2008’s “Taake” and 2017’s “Kong Vinter” albums, because, as of the 22nd November, they will be available on Dark Essence Records.

Featuring Hoest on vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar and drums, TAAKE’s self-titled album was recorded at the Conclave and Earshot Studio by Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR), back in the dog days of 2008 and has, since then, become a Black Metal classic.   Following on from the iconic trilogy of “Nattestid…”, “…Bjoergvin…” and “…Doedskvad”, the album heralded  new start, with TAAKE becoming more active as a live entity.

Originally released on CD, “Taake” was given a limited vinyl release in 2009, and, other than as a part of 2018’s career spanning picture disc box set “7 Fjell”, it has never since been available on vinyl.   With the original pressing currently selling for astronomical prices on the secondary market, fans have actively sought to persuade Dark Essence to make it available once again, and the label has listened to their pleas.

“Taake” will be released in gatefold format, with the bonus track that appeared on the original vinyl having been removed.  To differentiate  it from the 2009 release”Taake”  will come with an alternative cover, using a photo from the original photo shoot, and will be available in  three different versions.  Aside from the regular black version, there will also be white vinyl version, which will be limited to 500 copies, and a 250 copies, strictly limited, clear vinyl version which will only be available exclusively through the Dark Essence Records Webshop.

Tracklisting as follows:

Taake Vinyl Edition 2019

  1. Atternatt
  2. Umenneske
  3. Lukt til Helvete
  4. Doedsjarl
  5. Motpol
  6. September omsider
  7. Velg bort Livet

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TAAKE’s “Kong Vinter” once again saw Hoest playing all the instruments on an album that rose like a Black Metal beacon from the gloom of the rugged, rain-swept coastline of Bjoergvin.  Traditional in spirit, “Kong Vinter” provides a soundscape underscored by a nasty groove, that at times can appear deceptively playful. It  is familiar to the ear, and yet it has a freshness that is so often found lacking in the genre, demonstrating Hoest’s unnerring ability to develop TAAKE’s sound in such a way that keeps it relevant and up to date, whilst retaining the intensity that fans have come to admire in the genre.

“Kong Vinter” will be available in a regular sleeve in a black vinyl version.  Once again a new photo from the original photo shoot has been used for the cover, and the bonus track from the original vinyl version has been removed.

Kong Vinter Vinyl Edition 2019

  1. Sverdets Vei
  2. Inntrenger
  3. Huset i Havet
  4. Havet i Huset
  5. Jernhaand
  6. Maanebrent
  7. Fra Bjoergegrend mot Glemselen

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Both “Taake” and “Kong Vinter” re-releases are now available to pre-order from the following:

Webshops:
Dark Essence Records Webshop
https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Dark Essence Webshop North America
https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
Bandcamp:
https://taake.bandcamp.com/album/kong-vinter
https://taake.bandcamp.com/album/taake

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

The official video for the track “Umenneske ” from the TAAKE’s 20018 self-titled  album  can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/qaRelAEOauk


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Taake Website: http://taake.svartekunst.no/
Taake on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial
Taake Bandcamp:  https://taake.bandcamp.com
Taake WebShop: http://svartekunst.bigcartel.com/
Svartekunst Produksjoner: http://svartekunst.no
Taake 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 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/