Posts Tagged ‘Norwegian Black Metal’

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True to their word Norwegian Black Metallers TAAKE are set to return to North America to play some parts of the country they didn’t reach on their first US tour in 2016, as well as re-visit some locations.

Routing as follows:

20 May: El Corazon, Seattle, WA
21 May:  Star Theater, Portland, OR
23 May:  The Independent, San Francisco, CA
24 May: The Regent, Los Angeles, CA
26 May:  Brick by Brick, San Diego, CA
27 May:  Club Red, Mesa, AZ
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

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More information regarding supports will be issued in April

With their signature Helnorsk Svartmetall sound, TAAKE have always stayed true to their Black Metal roots , but the band’s iconic founder and frontman, Hoest, has  refused to allow himself to get bogged down in the formulaic writing that plagues so many bands in the genre today – bands both old and new.  His approach has always been one of trying something new, and original, even if it’s something totally unexpected, and it is this that has kept TAAKE at the top of their game for over two decades.

With his formidable stage presence, Hoest has acquired a quasi-legendary status amongst fans, and the band’s return to the US will hopefully give more of TAAKE’s followers a chance to see one of Norway’s most admired and influential Black Metal bands.

Aside from the US tour, TAAKE will play four dates in the UK in April, and has  already been confirmed for various festival appearances over the coming year.

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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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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
Taake Management & Booking: Propulsion Music http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
email: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no
Dark Essence Records contact and promo: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records G+: google.com/+DarkessencerecordsNo
Dark Essence Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Dark Essence KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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Norwegian Black Metallers ENDEZZMA have today released a second Teaser video for their upcoming album “The Arcane Abyss”, this time featuring founder and frontman Morten Shax.  The video can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/dtpKY0Tjd4o


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Set to hit the streets on Pulverised records on the 31 March,  “The Arcane Abyss” is the follow up to  the band’s 2012 debut album “Erotik Nekrosis”,  and will be released in CD Digipak, Gatefold LP and Digital formats.  It is now available to pre-order from http://pulverised.bigcartel.com

Recorded at Gravlund Studio, and mastered by Tore Stjerna  at the Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, REPUGNANT, TRIBULATION, etc),  and with artwork by Remember The Fallen Artworks, tracklisting on “The Arcane Abyss” is as follows:

1.Malferno
2.The Arcane Abyss
3.Gates Of Mephisto
4.Morbus Divina
5.Sick Kulta Lucifer
6.Serpent Earth
7.Esoterisk Mystagon
8.A Grave So Deep

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Ahead of “The Arcane Abyss”  release, ENDEZZMA recently released “Morbus Divina”, a  limited edition 7″ EP.  Limited to  500 copies world-wide, with 100 on transparent yellow vinyl and 100 on transparent red vinyl, and with the remaining 300 copies on  standard black vinyl, the two track EP, features the exclusive track “Black Tempest”,  which was the last song written by URGEHAL frontman Trondr Nefas before his death.  Drums on the track are performed by BEASTCRAFT bassist and former TSJUDER drummer Desecrator.

“Morbus Divina”, whose title track also features on “The Arcane Abyss”,  can be heard below and at https://pulverised.bandcamp.com/album/morbus-divina


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ENDEZZMA was formed in 2006 by Morten Shax and the late Trondr Nefas (URGEHAL, BEASTCRAFT, VULTURE LORD), and today’s  lineup comprises Shax on vocals, Malphas (BEASTCRAFT,CARPATHIAN FOREST,SVARTTJERN) on  Lead Guitar,  Nihil on Rythm Guitar, Skriu (ex live BLOOD RED THRONE) on Drums and  Aske (BYRDI) on Bass.   Together they create ENDEZZMA’s distinctive sound which has all the aggression of  Old School Black Metal with icy overtones that merge together to create what the band describes as  “Nekro Requiems”

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

The first teaser video for “The Arcane Abyss” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/CJ7rQSf89Ig


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The Official video for “Junkyard Oblivion”, from ENDEZZMA’s debut full-length album “Erotikk Nekrosis”  can be seen below and on ENDEZZMA’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/NZtQ9xPZF5U  


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/endezzma
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/endezzma-official
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/endezzma
Band Contact & Booking: endezzma@online.no
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

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Norwegian Black Metallers ENDEZZMA have today released a Teaser video for their upcoming album “The Arcane Abyss”, which is set for release on Pulverised Records on the 31 March in CD Digipak, Gatefold LP and Digital formats.   The video can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/CJ7rQSf89Ig


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ENDEZZMA’s distinctive sound has all the aggression of  Old School Black Metal with icy overtones that merge together to create what the band describes as  “Nekro Requiems”.  Formed in 2006 by Morten Shax and the late Trondr Nefas (URGEHAL, BEASTCRAFT, VULTURE LORD), ENDEZZMA’s lineup comprises Shax on vocals, Malphas (BEASTCRAFT,CARPATHIAN FOREST,SVARTTJERN) on  Lead Guitar,  Nihil on Rythm Guitar, Skriu (ex live BLOOD RED THRONE) on Drums and  Aske (BYRDI) on Bass.

“The Arcane Abyss” will be ENDEZZMA’s second full-length album, and the follow up to the band’s 2012 debut album “Erotik Nekrosis”.  Recorded at Gravlund Studio, and mastered by Tore Stjerna  at the Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, REPUGNANT, TRIBULATION, etc) and with artwork by Remember The Fallen Artworks, tracklisting on “The Arcane Abyss” is as follows:

1.Malferno
2.The Arcane Abyss
3.Gates Of Mephisto
4.Morbus Divina
5.Sick Kulta Lucifer
6.Serpent Earth
7.Esoterisk Mystagon
8.A Grave So Deep

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Ahead of the album’s release, ENDEZZMA have also released a limited edition 7″ EP which hit the streets on the 24th February in a limited edition of 500 copies world-wide, with 100 on transparent yellow vinyl and 100 on transparent red vinyl.  The remaining 300 copies are all on standard black vinyl.  The two track EP, titled “Morbus Divina” features the exclusive track “Black Tempest”,  which is the last song written by URGEHAL frontman Trondr Nefas before his death.  Drums on the track are performed by BEASTCRAFT bassist and former TSJUDER drummer Desecrator.   “Morbus Divina”, whose title track also features on “The Arcane Abyss”,  can be heard below and at https://pulverised.bandcamp.com/album/morbus-divina


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

The Official video for “Junkyard Oblivion”, from ENDEZZMA’s debut full-length album “Erotikk Nekrosis”  can be seen below and on ENDEZZMA’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/NZtQ9xPZF5U

 
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/endezzma
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/endezzma-official
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/endezzma
Band Contact & Booking: endezzma@online.no
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

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On the surface, things might have seemed a little quiet on the SKITLIV front since the release of the  2009 album “Skandinavisk Misantropi” on Season of Mist.  And indeed, the band is in somewhat of a hiatus given the personal and work commitments of both the band’s founder and former MAYHEM vocalist Maniac, as well as Niklas Kvarforth’s full agenda with SHINING.  But a “new” video has recently surfaced which should go a little way towards assuaging the thirst that fans have for news of the band.

Whilst going through his archives the legendary frontman found the “piece of X-ray adultery”,   which had been filmed at around the time of the album release and never made public, in his vaults.  Filmed by renowned sculptor and SUCHTHAUS bassist Spacebrain, the video for the title track from “Skandinavisk Misantropi” can now be seen below and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/fnrKGTazWQw


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Having been around since the beginning  of Black Metal, Maniac was, for a time, involved in the production of “Damage Inc.” one of the early fanzines.  The zine quickly became a casualty of the demands of his music career, and it is only recently that Maniac has found the time to re-visit this particular, and most basic, of aspects  of the music scene,  that has always interested him.

With the publication of a new edition of “Damage Inc” on the horizon, fans should not expect to see the kind of glossy, commercially-driven magazines that are the norm today.  They can, instead, look forward to a return to the days when the music and the musicians were what mattered.

Maniac had this to say about the resurrection of the Fanzine : ” Work on Damage Inc. # 3 is in full progress.  Interviews with TEITANBLOOD, CLANDESTINE BLAZE, DÖRAID, BIRTH RITUAL, DARKTHRONE, and more. It’s been 30 years since the last issue so it is about time. Cut and paste magazine. Nothing glossy around.  Just darkness and good music”.

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Musically too Maniac has not been entirely inactive, just more low key,  having collaborated both live and in the studio with artists like Niklas Kvarforth and SHINING and Andrew Liles (NURSE WITH WOUND),  as well as having taken up his former mantle of frontman for a couple of MAYHEM performances.  Most recently he has recorded guest vocals on the upcoming album from Norway’s WITCHFACE.

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

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skitlivofficial
Bandcamp: https://seasonofmistcatalogue.bandcamp.com/album/skandinavisk-misantropi
Maniac Management & Booking patriciathomas@btinternet.com

 

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With their appearance in London at the end of last year having sold out almost immediately, Norwegian Black Metallers TAAKE have announced that they will return to the UK to play the following four dates in April alongside UK favourites FEN and DE PROFUNDIS.  Due to other upcoming commitments FEN are unable to do the London show and will be replaced by WINTERFYLLETH

Thu 6 April, The Exchange, Bristol
Fri  7 April, The Dome, London (Winterfylleth will be filling in for Fen at this show)
Sat 8 April, The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Sun 9 April, Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

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TAAKE

With over two decades of experience, both in the studio and on the stage, TAAKE, or more precisely,  the band’s formidable founder and frontman Hoest, has acquired almost legendary status.  Never abandoning the origins of Norwegian Black Metal, Hoest still manages to innovate and surprise fans the world-over, and, in a long-lasting collaboration with Dark Essence Records, consistently produces albums that are considered to be classics in their genre.

Hoest’s powerful persona and mesmerising stage presence makes TAAKE much sought after on the live circuit, with 2017 already gearing up to be as busy as the previous year.   As well as the four UK dates have already been confirmed for various festival appearances over the coming year.

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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FEN

Formed in early 2006 with the goal of producing Atmospheric Black Metal that incorporates elements of post-rock,  FEN have, since then, found themselves at the vanguard of a resurgent UK Black Metal scene.  With an EP, four full length albums, several splits and compilations, two European tours and numerous appearances at prestigious festivals under their belts, FEN’s fifth full-length album “Winter”, which is set for release on Aural Music on the 17th March,  is  the band’s most ambitious, and yet most fundamental expression, yet.   FEN recently debuted a track from the album, on the strength of which two limited edition versions of “Winter” are already close to being sold out more than a month before release date.  The track “I (Pathway)” can be heard below and at https://fenuk.bandcamp.com/album/winter


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

FEN’s music can be heard on BandCamp at https://fenuk.bandcamp.com

The official video for the track “Menhir – Supplicant” from FENs 2014 album “Carrion Skies” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/MqDGA1DqF0U


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DE PROFUNDIS

DE PROFUNDIS started life in 2005 playing a haunting blend of Doom and Death metal, but, by 2010, whilst still retaining the sombre, melodic atmosphere the band’s sound became much more progressive in nature.  Now, after  years of honing their art, the sound of DE PROFUNDIS has been streamlined into concise, technical cacophonies that fuse ferocious Blackened Death metal with ethereal progressive overtones.  DE PROFUNDIS’ extensive stage experience guarantees that this tour will be one too good to miss.

More information about DE PROFUNDIS can be found at https://www.facebook.com/deprofundistheband/  and on the band’s website at http://deprofundistheband.com

DE PROFUNDIS’ music can be heard at https://deprofundis.bandcamp.com

The official video for the track “All Consuming” from DE PROFUNDIS’ 2015 album “Kingdom of the Blind” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/EmDCf8PfaGE


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Taake Website: http://taake.svartekunst.no/
Taake on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial
Taake WebShop: http://svartekunst.bigcartel.com/
Taake Bandcamp: https://taake.bandcamp.com
Svartekunst Produksjoner: http://svartekunst.no
Taake Management & Booking: Propulsion Music http://www.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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With the release of their sophomore full-length album set for March, Norwegian Black Metallers ENDEZZMA will release a limited edition 7″ EP on the 24th February.   Aside from showcasing a track from the new album, the B Side of the EP features the exclusive track  “Black Tempest”, which is the last song written by URGEHAL frontman Trondr Nefas before his death.  Drums on the track are performed by BEASTCRAFT bassist and former TSJUDER drummer Desecrator .

Titled “Morbus Divina”, the EP was recorded at the  Gravlund Studio , with mastering duties performed by Tore Stjerna at the Necromorbus Studio (WATAIN, REPUGNANT, TRIBULATION, etc). Artwork on the two-track EP is by Remember The Fallen Artworks.  Track listing on “Morbus Divina” as follows:

1.Morbus Divina
2.Black Tempest

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“Morbus Divina” will be released on Pulverised Records in a limited edition of 500 copies world-wide, with 100 on transparent yellow vinyl and 100 on transparent red vinyl.  The remaining 300 copies will be on standard black vinyl.

The title track of “Morbus Divina” can be heard below and at http://pulverised.bandcamp.com/album/morbus-divina


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Formed in 2006 by Morten Shax and the late Trondr Nefas (URGEHAL, BEASTCRAFT, VULTURE LORD), ENDEZMMA  merges the icy aggression of Old School Black Metal with a distinctive sound all of its own, to create what the band describe as “Nekro Requiems”.   Aside from Shax on vocals, today’s lineup includes Malphas (BEASTCRAFT,CARPATHIAN FOREST,SVARTTJERN)on  Lead Guitar,  Nihil on Rythm Guitar, Skriu (ex live BLOOD RED THRONE) on Drums and  Aske (BYRDI) on Bass.

ENDEZZMA’s debut full-length album “Erotikk Nekrosis” was released in 2012, the year that also marked the death of Trondr Nefas, so it is fitting that the new EP serves as a tribute to the now legendary musician ahead of what will be the band’s sophomore full-length “The Arcane Abyss”, which will hit the streets at the end of March on Pulverised Records.

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

The Official video for “Junkyard Oblivion”, from ENDEZZMA’s debut full-length album “Erotikk Nekrosis”  can be seen below on ENDEZZMA’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/NZtQ9xPZF5U


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/endezzma
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/endezzma-official
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/endezzma
Band Contact & Booking: endezzma@online.no
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

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With their ninth full-length album “landwarijaR” earning huge plaudits for Norwegian Viking Metallers HELHEIM, the band have now released a second video from the album, this time for the track “Ymr”, which can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/ikkKoB56JVM


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Like the preceding video for the track “Baklengs mot intet”, “Ymr” was directed by Guilherme Henriques, and this time the band  concentrates on live footage filmed at Inside Live & Rock Café bt Mathis Backe interspersed with film of some of the glorious scenery that surrounds HELHEIM’s home town of Bergen.

“Ymr” also has a theme running through it, one that is in contrast to that expressed in the “Baklengs mot intet”.  As HELHEIM’s V’gandr explains:

“With “Ymr” Helheim explores the terrain that might result from the  complete enlightenment of knowledge. The tree of life is the symbol of this path and you may wonder if this enlightenment is of a positive or of a negative energy. When the One with the one eye closes it, that is when we must open up ours and see what lies ahead.  “Ymr” is the primal scream, the essence of man and to grow from there you have to climb. Whereas “Baklengs mot intet” showed no hope in its cloak of negativity, “Ymr” might kindle a tiny spark – but that’s up to the eye of the beholder or should I say, the ears of the listener.”

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With music by by H’grimnir and V’gandr,  lyrics by V’gandr and  artwork by H’grimnir, “landawarijaR”   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).  Artists  performing guest vocals on the album include William Hut, Morten Egeland (NARROWHEAD), Pehr Skjoldhammer (ALFAHANNE),  Bjornar E Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) and Ottorpedo.

Tracklisting for “landawarijaR” is as follows:

1. Ymr
2. Baklengs mot intet
3. Rista blodørn
4. landawarijaR
5. Ouroboros
6. Synir af heidindomr
7. Enda-dagr

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“landwarijaR” is available in CD, Vinyl and Digital formats, from all the usual retailers, and with related merchandise, at  https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/ and https://helheim.bandcamp.com and from  the US website at https://darkessence.aisamerch.com

HELHEIM’s next live appearance will be at Norway’s Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, in April

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