Posts Tagged ‘Norwegian Black Metal’

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This is probably the darkest and most brutal album we’ve ever made! It’s also the most honest work ever from my perspective.

So says CREST OF DARKNESS founder Ingar Amlien about “The God of Flesh”, the ninth full-length album from the Norwegian Black Metal veterans.

Set for release on the 25th October on My Kingdom Music, “The God of Flesh” promises nine tracks filled with CREST OF DARKNESS’  trademark Satanic themes. But this time the band has expanded the feel, variety and depth of their music, showing them 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.

Recorded  and mixed at the MLP Studio and Engineered by Nils H. Mæhlum,  with guitars being recorded at Attic 43 and engineered by Rebo, “The God of Flesh” was produced by Crest of Darkness and mastered  at the Kvålsonic Lab by Tom Kvålsvoll.

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.  The band today,  which Amlien considers to be the strongest lineup to date, consists of Amlien (CONCEPTION, ROQUEFIRE, AMLIEN’s INFERNO) on Bass and Vocals, Rebo on Rhythm and Lead Guitars, and Berhard (ex- PALE FOREST) on drums.

Of  the new album and the contribution made by his band mates, Amlien  had this to say:

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”

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“The God of Flesh” will be available in Digital, Digipak CD, Deluxe CD Box, and Vinyl formats, and is now available to pre-order from the following:

All Formats:  https://smarturl.it/CODFLESH
Digi CD:  http://smarturl.it/CODFLESH-CD
Deluxe Edition: http://smarturl.it/CODFLESH-DELUXE
LP: http://smarturl.it/CODFLESH-LP

CREST OF DARKNESS are set to play the following three dates in the UK with STAHLSARG:

Fri 6th Sep:  Retribution Alive, The Black Heart, London
Sat 7th Sep:  The Wheatsheaf, Banbury
Sun 8th Sep:  The Soundhouse, Colchester

Whilst on the 12th October they will be at Good Omens, in Trondheim, Norway.

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/

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HELHEIM, whose recently released album “Rignir” has been receiving plaudits from fans and reviewers alike, have just released a video for the title track.  The video, by Romanian multi-media artist Costin Chioreanu can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/5MiD3pgnW-4


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The album itself, whose title “Rignir” means rain, draws its inspiration from the weather in HELHEIM’s home town of Bergen, notorious for its high rainfall, and, once again the band  has turned to their Norse heritage when writing the poems that form the lyrics for  the album,  using the ljóðaháttr, an Old Norse alliterative verse form used largely in the Eddas.

Regarding the video for “Rignir” and the band’s cooperation with Chioreanu, HELHEIM’s V’gandr had this to say:

Collaborating with Costin has been an absolute honour and pleasure. The way he interpreted the song is nothing short of perfection and we tip our hats to the gentleman. He used our audio and lyrical canvas to paint the emotions we were trying to create. The circle is complete.

Chioreanu, who has a long history of working with Dark Essence Records, and their sister-label Karisma Records, spoke about what it was like to work with HELHEIM, a band he had long-admired:

I first discovered Helheim in the late 90’s after I found a bootleg cassette copy of their “Av norrøn ætt” album on the black market  in post-communist Romania. Their music has been around me since then and I’ve always been an admirer of how they have evolved.  After more than 20 years we finally met in Bucharest (coincidentally the same city where I first came across their music) to film a video, and we had such an amazing time doing it.  

I would also like to say that my best videos and artworks are, strangely or not, those which I make for musicians who are true to themselves and enmesh perfectly with their work. Then, the vibe brought by our collaboration is warm and friendly. It’s as if the Universe wants to salute their dedication through my work, and such is the case with this music video, when everything in the making process was so magic al that I felt the work was creating itself. 

Having just completed a European tour, upcoming live appearances for HELHEIM are as follows:

01 Jun:  John Dee, Oslo, Norway (with VULTURE INDUSTRIES & MADDER MORTEM)
16 Aug: Flytten, Haugesund, Norway (with SLEGEST & ACÂRASH)
09 Nov: Unholy Congregation Pt II, De Qubus, Oudenaarde, Belgium

“Rignir” is available in CD, Blue Vinyl (limited to 500 copies), and Digital formats, from all the usual retailers and streaming services as well as directly from Dark Essence Records at the following:

All formats:  https://helheim.bandcamp.com
CD & Vinyl: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
US Webshop:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
Australian Webshop:  https://www.heavymetalmerchant.com/bands/d/dark-essence-records/

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
Helheim Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/helheimofficial/
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/
Dark Essence Records Australian Webshop: https://www.heavymetalmerchant.com/bands/d/dark-essence-records/

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After two hugely successful albums and an ever-increasing fan base, Black Metallers NORDJEVEL have today announced that they have signed to Norwegian label Indie Recordings for the release of their next album.  According to founder Doedsadmiral, the decision to change labels was originally a question of practicality as much as anything else:

We worked very well with Osmose Productions on our first two albums, and we have no complaints at all, indeed, they were instrumental in making those albums so successful, but we really wanted to work with a local label where we would be able to drop into their offices whenever we had anything to discuss.  We had a good discussion with Indie and they came up with the right package and, very importantly to us, a way or working that suited NORDJEVEL, so here we are – ready for the next stage of the band’s development.

 Being a band that is quite prolific in the production of videos, there is, needless to say, a new one on the horizon, which will be for the track “The Fevered Lands” from NORDJEVEL’s album “Necrogenesis”, which was released on Osmose Productions earlier this year. A teaser for the video, which includes a welcome message from Indie, can be seen at below and at https://youtu.be/Cfh77fPhfis


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In another piece of news, NORDJEVEL have also confirmed that following his recent sabbatical VREDEHAMMER’s Valla is now back on guitars, rejoining a stellar lineup that includes Doedsadmiral (SVARTELDER, DOEDSVANGR, ENEPSIGOS) on vocals, DzeptiCunt (ex-RAGNAROK) on bass, Destruchtor (MYRKSKOG, ex-MORBID ANGEL) on guitars and backing vocals, and Dominator (ex-DARK FUNERAL) on drums.

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Having just finished a 23-date tour supporting BELPHEGOR and SUFFOCATION, NORDJEVEL is once again set to hit road in June in support of POSSESSED on their “Devils Over Europe” tour.  Routing as follows:

06th June:  The Underworld, London (UK)
07th June:  Baroeg, Rotterdam (NL)
08th June:  Metropool, Enshede (NL)
10th June:  Nuke Club, Berlin (DE)
12th June:  Old Capitol, Langethal (CH)
14th June:  Traffic Club, Rome (IT)
15th June:  Slaughter Club, Milan (IT)
16th June:  Boveda, Barcelona (ES)
17th June:  Caracol, Madrid (ES)
18th June:  RCA Club Lisbon (PT)
19th June:  Hard Club, Porto (PT)

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Additionally NORDJEVEL will be appearing at the Wacken Open Air and Brutal Assault festivals in August.

 A video by Necrolust Productions for the track “Sunset Glow” from the album “Necrogenesis”, filmed during the band’s 2018 appearance at the December Darkness Festival in Sweden, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/fprsKwAcAyY


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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.nordjevel.no
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nordjevelofficial
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/nordjevelofficial
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQBQPM_iEe9kJeZq_nFdcug
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nordjevel
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nordjevel/
Band Contact:  nordjevel@gmail.com
The Flaming Arts Agency: http://www.theflamingarts.eu
Booking and Management:  info@theflamingarts.eu
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

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Norwegian Black Metal veterans RAGNAROK are set to play a couple of tracks from their upcoming full-length album during their Inferno Festival appearance on Friday 19 April.

As founder Jontho, one of Black Metal’s most recognisable and iconic drummers, who has laid down his sticks in order to front RAGNAROK, explains:

Oslo’s Inferno Festival is not just legendary in Norway, it’s legendary throughout the world, so it’s always exciting to appear there, as it is to soak up the atmosphere and meet all the fans.  That’s why we thought we’d break out a couple of the new songs even before we announce details of the album itself. 

You can catch RAGNAROK on the Rockefeller stage at 16:30.

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Whilst  the band doesn’t want to reveal too much about what will be their ninth full-length album at this time, they have confirmed that once again they have called on the services MARDUK bassist Devo to steer them through the recording process at his Endarker Studio in Sweden, and  that it is set for release on Agonia Records in October.

More details will follow soon.

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Aside from their appearance at Inferno Festival, other confirmed dates for RAGNAROK include the following:

17 May: Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden (with CRAFT)
18 May: Kraken, Stockholm, Sweden (with CRAFT)
15 May: Oak Metal Club, Fosser, Norway (with CREST OF DARKNESS)

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

The official video for the title track from RAGNAROK’s seventh full-length album “Collectors of the King” can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdRPw1tPl5E

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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/
Official Spotify Playlist:  http://spoti.fi/2c34nFG
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial
European Booking: info@massive-music.pl
Management: https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Management Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Label: http://www.agoniarecords.com
For promo copies: info@agoniarecords.com

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Part- way through their European Tour with SUFFOCATION, BELPHEGOR and GOD DETHRONED, Norwegian Black Metallers NORDJEVEL have today released a video for the track “Devilry”, taken from their new album “Necrogenesis”

The video, by Grupa 13 Production, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/wCajxcgrW2g


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A follow up to Nordjevel’s 2016 self-titled debut full-length album, “Necrogenesis” sees the band’s core of founder and vocalist Doedsadmiral (SVARTELDER, DOEDSVANGR, ENEPSIGOS) and bassist DzeptiCunt (ex-RAGNAROK), being joined by Destruchtor (MYRKSKOG, ex-MORBID ANGEL) on guitars and backing vocals, and Dominator (ex-DARK FUNERAL) on drums.

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Talking about the effect the new arrivals have had on the band, Doedsadmiral recently had this to say:

With the addition of Destruchtor and Dominator to the band’s lineup, NORDJEVEL has never been so strong. “Necrogenesis” is a much darker and violent album. It is also more varied and mature, both musically and lyrically. We definitely did not want to get stuck in a rut and churn out an identikit version of our debut, and, fortunately, we all felt that we wanted to go in the same direction, so we were all able to work together extremely well on the new songs.  Having said that, “Necrogenesis” was a hard bastard of an album to complete, and at times we felt that the universe was conspiring against us, so it became a very personal album for all of us.

“Necrogenesis”, which was released on Osmose Productions on the 29th March, was recorded at Velvet Recording in Spydeberg, Norway, “Necrogenesis” and was engineered by Nordjevel and Christer Krogh, and mixed and mastered by Patric Darkhyrys at his WSL Studios in France.

With Artwork and layout by Vincent Fouquet of Above Chaos, tracklisting for “Necrogenesis” is as follows

1. Sunset Glow
2. Devilry
3. The Idea Of One-Ness
4. Black Lights From The Void
5. Amen Whores
6. The Fevered Lands
7. Nazarene Necrophilia
8. Apokalupsis Eschation
9. Panzerengel
10. Venom Of Serpents (Bonus Track Vinyl, Digipack)

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“Necrogenesis” is available in CD Jewel Case, Limited Edition CD Digipack (with bonus track), Limited Edition Double Gatefold Vinyl in Blood Red (with bonus track), Limited Edition Double Gatefold Vinyl in Black (with bonus track), Digital, and Limited Edition Audio Tape formats. It is available from all the usual retailers and streaming services, or can be ordered direct from the following:

Webshop:  https://osmoseproductions-label.com/nordjevel-necrogenesis-2019/
BandCamp: https://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/necrogenesis

 Remaining dates on the current tour:

17 April: Geneve (SUI) @ L’usine
18 April: Luzern (SUI) @ Schuur
19 April: Mannheim (GER) @ MS Connexion
20 April: Zwickau (GER) @ Seilerstrasse
21 April: Brno (CZE) @ Melodka
23 April: Bucharest (ROM) @ Quantic Club
24 April: Cluj Napoca (ROM) @ Form Space
25 April: Ostrava (CZE) @ Barrak Music Club
26 April: Budapest (HUN) @ Durer Kert (No God Dethroned)
27 April: Kranj (SLO) @ Subart
28 April: Graz (AUT) @ Explosiv
30 April: Roma (ITA) Orion Club
01 May: Paderno Dugnano (ITA) Slaughter Club
02 May: Munich (GER) Backstage

In June NORDJEVEL will hit the European trail again when they will support POSSESSED on the “Devils Over Europe” tour.  Dates and routing to be announced.

NORDJEVEL are also set to appear at Brutal Assault in Jaromer, CZ in August.

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.nordjevel.no
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nordjevelofficial
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/nordjevelofficial
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQBQPM_iEe9kJeZq_nFdcug
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nordjevel
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nordjevel/
Band Contact:  nordjevel@gmail.com
The Flaming Arts Agency: http://www.theflamingarts.eu
Booking and Management:  info@theflamingarts.eu
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Osmose Productions: http://www.osmoseproductions.com/
Osmose Bandcamp: http://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/
Contact: osmoseproductions@gmail

 

 

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With a little over a month to go before the 29th March release of their sophomore full-length album “Necrogenesis” on Osmose Productions, Norwegian Black Metallers NORDJEVEL have revealed a new video for a track from the album.

The video, by Grupa 13 Production, for the track “Amen Whores” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/epzQZPYva24

THIS VIDEO CONTAINS SCENES THAT SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND DISTURBING.  VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED


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Recorded at Velvet Recording in Spydeberg, Norway, “Necrogenesis” was engineered by Nordjevel and Christer Krogh, and mixed and mastered by Patric Darkhyrys at his WSL Studios in France.  With Artwork and layout by Vincent Fouquet of Above Chaos, tracklisting for “Necrogenesis” is as follows

1. Sunset Glow
2. Devilry
3. The Idea Of One-Ness
4. Black Lights From The Void
5. Amen Whores
6. The Fevered Lands
7. Nazarene Necrophilia
8. Apokalupsis Eschation
9. Panzerengel
10. Venom Of Serpents (Bonus Track Vinyl, Digipack)

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“Necrogenesis” will be available in CD Jewel Case, Limited Edition CD Digipack (with bonus track), Limited Edition Double Gatefold Vinyl in Blood Red (with bonus track), Limited Edition Double Gatefold Vinyl in Black (with bonus track), Digital, and Limited Edition Audio Tape formats, and can now available be pre-order from the following:

Webshop:  https://osmoseproductions-label.com/nordjevel-necrogenesis-2019/
BandCamp: https://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/necrogenesis

A follow up to Nordjevel’s 2016 self-titled debut full-length album, “Necrogenesis” sees the band’s core of founder and vocalist Doedsadmiral (SVARTELDER, DOEDSVANGR, ENEPSIGOS) and bassist DzeptiCunt (ex-RAGNAROK), being joined by Destruchtor (MYRKSKOG, ex-MORBID ANGEL) on guitars and backing vocals, and Dominator (ex-DARK FUNERAL) on drums.

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Talking about the effect the new arrivals have had on the band, Doedsadmiral recently had this to say:

With the addition of Destruchtor and Dominator to the band’s lineup, NORDJEVEL has never been so strong. “Necrogenesis” is a much darker and violent album. It is also more varied and mature, both musically and lyrically. We definitely did not want to get stuck in a rut and churn out an identikit version of our debut, and, fortunately, we all felt that we wanted to go in the same direction, so we were all able to work together extremely well on the new songs.  Having said that, “Necrogenesis” was a hard bastard of an album to complete, and at times we felt that the universe was conspiring against us, so it became a very personal album for all of us.

 Nordjevel are set to hit the road in March alongside SUFFOCATION, BELPHEGOR and GOD DETHRONED.  Routing as follows:

 04 April: Ludwigsburg (GER) @ Rockfabrik
05 April: Essen (GER) @ Turock
06 April: Aarhus (DEN) @ Royal Metal Fest *
07 April: Hamburg (GER) @ Kulturpalast
08 April: Osnabruck (GER) @ Bastard Club
10 April: Rotterdam (NLD) @ Baroeg
11 April: Alkmaar (NLD) @ Victorie
13 April: Enschede (NLD) @ Metropool
14 April: Paris (FRA) @ Glazart
15 April: London (UK) @ Underworld
16 April: Esch/Alzette (LUX) @ Kulturfabrik ***
17 April: Geneve (SUI) @ L’usine
18 April: Luzern (SUI) @ Schuur
19 April: Mannheim (GER) @ MS Connexion
20 April: Zwickau (GER) @ Seilerstrasse
21 April: Brno (CZE) @ Melodka
23 April: Bucharest (ROM) @ Quantic Club
24 April: Cluj Napoca (ROM) @ Form Space
25 April: Ostrava (CZE) @ Barrak Music Club
26 April: Budapest (HUN) @ Durer Kert **
27 April: Kranj (SLO) @ Subart
28 April: Graz (AUT) @ Explosiv
30 April: Roma (ITA) Orion Club
01 May: Paderno Dugnano (ITA) Slaughter Club
02 May: Munich (GER) Backstage
* – No Belphegor
** – No God Dethroned
*** – No Nordjevel

Additionally NORDJEVEL is set to appear at the following:

15 March: Metal Fest Pre-Party, Klub Dissonance, Jonkoping, SW
16 April: John Dee, Oslo, NO
14 June: Traffic Live, Rome, IT
7-10 August: Brutal Assault, Jaromer, CZ (date to be announced)

Osmose Productions recently released a single from the album for the track “Sunset Glow”, which streamed or downloaded at the following: https://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/necrogenesis,

 The video, by Necrolust Productions, for the track “Sunset Glows”, which was filmed during the band’s 2018 appearance at the December Darkness Festival in Sweden, can be seen at https://youtu.be/fprsKwAcAyY


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

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.nordjevel.no
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nordjevelofficial
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/nordjevelofficial
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQBQPM_iEe9kJeZq_nFdcug
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nordjevel
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nordjevel/
Band Contact:  nordjevel@gmail.com
The Flaming Arts Agency: http://www.theflamingarts.eu
Booking and Management:  info@theflamingarts.eu
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Osmose Productions: http://www.osmoseproductions.com/
Osmose Bandcamp: http://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/
Contact: osmoseproductions@gmail

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Norwegian Black Metallers NORDJEVEL, whose self-titled debut full-length album was released on Osmose Produtions to great critical acclaim three years ago, are back with a vengeance with “Necrogenesis”, an album which sees the band’s core of founder and vocalist Doedsadmiral (SVARTELDER, DOEDSVANGR, ENEPSIGOS) and bassist DzeptiCunt (ex-RAGNAROK), being joined by Destruchtor (MYRKSKOG, ex-MORBID ANGEL) on guitars and backing vocals, and Dominator (ex-DARK FUNERAL) on drums.

The new arrivals have enabled NORDJEVEL to expand its musical horizons and produce an album that promises to be more ferocious than its predecessor, as Doedsadmiral explains:

With the addition of Destruchtor and Dominator to the band’s lineup, NORDJEVEL has never been so strong. “Necrogenesis” is a much darker and violent album. It is also more varied and mature, both musically and lyrically. We definitely did not want to get stuck in a rut and churn out an identikit version of our debut, and fortunately we all felt that we wanted to go in the same direction, so we were all able to work together extremely well on the new songs.  Having said that, “Necrogenesis” was a hard bastard of an album to complete, and at times we felt that the universe was conspiring against us, so it became a very personal album for all of us.

 To give fans a taste of what they can expect from “Necrogenesis”, NORDJEVEL have released a video for the opening track “Sunset Glow”. The video, by Necrolust Productions, which was filmed during the band’s 2018 appearance at the December Darkness Festival in Sweden, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/fprsKwAcAyY
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“Sunset Glow” has also been released as a single, and can be streamed or downloaded at the following https://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/necrogenesis 

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Recorded at Velvet Recording in Spydeberg, Norway, “Necrogenesis” was engineered by Nordjevel and Christer Krogh, and mixed and mastered by Patric Darkhyrys at his WSL Studios in France.  With Artwork and layout by Vincent Fouquet of Above Chaos, tracklisting for “Necrogenesis”  is as follows

1. Sunset Glow
2. Devilry
3. The Idea Of One-Ness
4. Black Lights From The Void
5. Amen Whores
6. The Fevered Lands
7. Nazarene Necrophilia
8. Apokalupsis Eschation
9. Panzerengel
10. Venom Of Serpents (Bonus Track Vinyl, Digipack)

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“Necrogenesis” is set to hit the streets on Osmose Productions on the 29th March in CD Jewel Case, Limited Edition CD Digipack (with bonus track), Limited Edition Double Gatefold Vinyl in Blood Red (with bonus track), Limited Edition Double Gatefold Vinyl in Black (with bonus track), Digital, and Limited Edition Audio Tape formats.

It is now available to pre-order from the following:

Webshop:  https://osmoseproductions-label.com/nordjevel-necrogenesis-2019/
BandCamp: https://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/necrogenesis

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

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.nordjevel.no
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nordjevelofficial
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/nordjevelofficial
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQBQPM_iEe9kJeZq_nFdcug
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nordjevel
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nordjevel/
Band Contact:  nordjevel@gmail.com
The Flaming Arts Agency: http://www.theflamingarts.eu
Booking and Management:  info@theflamingarts.eu
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Osmose Productions: http://www.osmoseproductions.com/
Osmose Bandcamp: http://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/
Contact: osmoseproductions@gmail

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Norwegian Black Metallers SVARTELDER have today revealed details of their second full-length album “Pits” which is set for release on Dusktone in January 2019.

Founder and frontman Doedsadmiral (NORDJEVEL, DOEDSVANGR, ENEPSIGOS) shared some information about the album:

“Despite there being a theme running through the lyrics of its seven tracks,  “Pits” is not a concept album.  Nor was it ever our intention to make it one. It  is an album that explores ones deepest pain and misery.  That difficult battle to crawl out of the pit of despair and back to the world, only to find that the world has deteriorated into something lifeless and miserable. So much so, in fact, that you just want to let go and once again fall back into your pit .

“With our previous releases, the debut full-length “Pyres” and the “Askbundet” EP, we felt that SVARTELDER was still finding itself, and with “Pits” we have pushed ourselves even further musically.  As an album “Pits” is more, aggressive and more melancholic than its predecessors.  In fact, you could say that “Pits” is more of all that makes SVARTELDER what it is”.

To give fans a taste of what they can expect from “Pits”, SVARTELDER have debuted a track from the album, which can be heard below and on  YouTube at  https://youtu.be/w9oyjXDQDdc


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“Pits” was mixed and mastered by Patric at the WSL Studios in France,  whilst much of the recording itself was done in the individual studios of band members Doedsadmiral on vocals,  Tjalve on bass and guitars, Renton on synth and Spektre on drums.

Tracklisting  for “Pits” is as follows:

Part.I
Part.II
Part.III
Part.IV
Part.V
Part.VI
Part.VII

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With artwork by Khaos Diktator Design, “Pits” will be available in CD, Digital, Black Vinyl and Limited Edition (100 copies) Deep Blue Vinyl  formats and can be pre-ordered now at https://dusktone.bandcamp.com/album/pits

Svartelder Pits Promo

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SvartelderOfficial/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/svartelder/
SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/svartelderofficial
Band Contact:   Svartelderofficial@gmail.com  Management & PR:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Dusktone:  http://www.dusktone.eu/
Dusktone Bandcamp:  https://dusktone.bandcamp.com
Dusktone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dusktone/
Contact: info@dusktone.eu

 

Ragnarok and Devo

Ragnarok in the studio with Devo

Twenty five years after having been formed by iconic drummer Jontho, veteran Norwegian Black Metallers RAGNAROK have entered the studio to begin work on what will be the band’s ninth full-length album.  The, as yet unnamed,  album is expected to be released during late May 2019 on Agonia Records.

Work on the album is progressing well, with drum tracks having already been laid and work on guitars having begun. As with RAGNAROK’s last three albums, “Psychopathology” (2016), “Malediction” (2012) and “Collectors of the King” (2010),  the band has chosen to record in Sweden’s Endarker Studio, with Devo (MARDUK) once again producing, because, as Jontho, who has now switched roles from drummer to frontman,  explained:

Why change something that works?  We know the studio so well by now and how good the facilities are, and,  after three albums,  Devo really understands what RAGNAROK wants and how we work.  He’s a great producer and we’re really looking forward to seeing what he does the new material.

RAGNAROK will head for Canada later this month to appear at the Messe des Morts Festival in Montreal, and have been confirmed to appear at next year’s  legendary Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, Norway on the 19th April.

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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/

The official video for the title track  from  RAGNAROK’s “Collectors of the King” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/IdRPw1tPl5E


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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=vDWZ6gtORS-XI0-k8cUdfg
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial
European Booking: info@massive-music.pl
Management: https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Management Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Label: http://www.agoniarecords.com
For promo copies: info@agoniarecords.com

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If there is one thing that Hoest, the iconic leader and frontman of Norwegian Black Metallers TAAKE,  has demonstrated with his trademark Helnorsk Svartmetall  sound  over the band’s twenty five year career, it is that it is possible for the genre not only to survive, but also to thrive and re-generate itself into something fresh and relevant, whilst losing none of its traditional feel.

And alongside TAAKE for many years now has been the Dark Essence Records label, based, like the band itself, in Bergen, and well known not only for its roster of long-established and extremely successful exponents of Black and Extreme Metal, but also for its unerring ability to sniff out the best of the new generation of bands coming up today.

Now, this hugely successful partnership between label and band has come up with a collaboration that will see the release of “7 Fjell”.  This career-spanning, limited edition box set will be a one-time only issue of 1,000 copies, and will contain seven picture discs that comprise all of TAAKE’s full-length albums to date. Each individual disc of seven tracks each (no bonus tracks), will come in a die-cut sleeve, and also included in the box will be  a TAAKE slip mat for your record player!   Of the seven albums, the last four have never before been released as picture discs.

“7 Fjell”, which translated  means the “7 Mountains”,  is a reference to both the seven mountains that surround Bergen, as well as the seven albums themselves.  With artwork by HELHEIM’s H’grimnir, based on a photo by Peter Beste, the picture discs are as follows:

Nattestid…. (1999)

  1. Nattestid ser Porten vid I
  2. Nattestid ser Porten vid II
  3. Nattestid ser Porten vid III
  4. Nattestid ser Porten vid IV
  5. Nattestid ser Porten vid V
  6. Nattestid ser Porten vid VI
  7. Nattestid ser Porten vid VII

…Bjoergvin… (2002)

  1. Over Bjoergvin graater Himmerik I
  2. Over Bjoergvin graater Himmerik II
  3. Over Bjoergvin graater Himmerik III
  4. Over Bjoergvin graater Himmerik IV
  5. Over Bjoergvin graater Himmerik V
  6. Over Bjoergvin graater Himmerik VI
  7. Over Bjoergvin graater Himmerik VII

…Doedskvad (2005)

  1. Hordalands Doedskvad I
  2. Hordalands Doedskvad II
  3. Hordalands Doedskvad III
  4. Hordalands Doedskvad IV
  5. Hordalands Doedskvad V
  6. Hordalands Doedskvad VI
  7. Hordalands Doedskvad VII

Taake (2008)

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

Noregs Vaapen (2011)

  1. Fra Vadested til Vaandesmed
  2. Orkan
  3. Nordbundet
  4. Du ville ville Vestland
  5. Myr
  6. Helvetesmakt
  7. Dei vil alltid klaga og kyta

Stridens Hus (2014)

  1. Gamle Norig
  2. Orm
  3. Det fins en Prins
  4. Stank
  5. En Sang til Sand om Ildebrand
  6. Kongsgaard bestaar
  7. Vinger

Kong Vinter (2017)

  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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“7 Fjell” is set for release on the 7th December and it is anticipated that demand for this item is going to be particularly high. It is therefore advisable to pre-order now from the following to avoid disappointment:

BandCamp: https://taake.bandcamp.com

Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/product-category/taake/

US Webshop: https://taake.aisamerch.com/item/65768

Taake-7Fjell Box PR1

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 “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 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 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 Records on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec
Dark Essence Records on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/
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