Posts Tagged ‘Psychedelic’

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Photo by Terje Skår

The folks at Karisma Records have surprised everyone by, almost literally, pulling a rabbit out of their hat with the upcoming release from their new signing, Prog Folk Rockers TUSMØRKE, whose new album is very different indeed in both concept and guest artists.   Titled “Bydyra”, which translated means “Urban Wildlife”,  this  will be the fifth full-length album from the Norwegians.  What is surprising about it is that this is the first album that TUSMØRKE have written specifically for, and performed with, children.

Coming in with a whopping 15 tracks, “Bydyra”  is composed of two original mini musicals that were written specifically for a local children’s school in Oslo.  It is a unique work that explores the relatively “grown up” subjects of urban wildlife, the skyrocketing prices of housing in Oslo, the financial crisis, social issues, global warming, and good and bad magic.

With “Bydyra”,  TUSMØRKE have succeeded in blending their unique take on Prog Rock with a substantial dose of humour to create an album that will be enjoyed equally by both children, who will be enchanted by the characters and their adventures,  and by adults, who will succumb to the psychedelic prog folk overtones.  It is a journey filled with magical creatures that serve to charm and educate at the same time.

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Featuring members of WOBBLER, JORDSJØ and ALWANZATAR,  TUSMØRKE’s lineup fields an almost dizzying variety of instruments,  and is comprised of  Benediktator on vocals, bass, acoustic guitars, Glockenspiel, jaw harp, assorted percussion and loads of handclaps, Krizla on vocals, flute and electronics, HlewagastiR on drums and percussion, Dauinghorn av Jordsjø  on electric guitar, and The Phenomenon Marxo Solina  on Steinway & Sons grand piano, MiniMoog model D, Solina Strings Ensemble, Mellotron M400, SCI Prophet-5, Arp Axxe, Arp Pro Soloist and Lindholm Spinet.

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Photo by Terje Skår

Set for release on the 10th November, and with artwork especially commissioned from the legendary Norwegian artist Thore Hansen, tracklisting for “Bydyra”  is as follows:

1. Tre som bor i et Tre (Three who live in a Tree)
2. Trefar (Three Father)
3. Mellomspill (Interlude)
4. Rottekongen (The Rat King)
5. På Biblioteket (At the Library)
6. Vi er eid (We are owned)
7. Dyrene i Byen (The Animals in the City)
8. Elvene i Oslo (The Rivers of Oslo)
9. Signekjerringa (The Sibyl)
10. Tenkeren (The Thinker)
11. Trollmannen (The Enchanter)
12. Lær de fattige å trylle (Teach Magic to the Poor)
13. Dyrene bor ute (Animals Live Outside)
14. Underboerne (The Underdwellers)
15. Katabasis

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TUSMØRKE  will be appearing  at Proggens Grøde at the Kulturkirken Jakob in Oslo along with Karisma Records label-mates WOBBLER and  JORDSJØ on the 29th September, and at the Dødes Helg event which will be held at the Aye Aye Club / Tortuga in Oslo from the 3 – 5 November.

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

The official video for the track “Offerpresten” from TUSMØRKE’s 2014 album “Riset Bak Speilet” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/2kMmWp2DqtQ


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

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Norway’s KARISMA RECORDS have announced their first signing of the year, and, in keeping with the label’s reputation for finding the best amongst the nascent talent on the Norwegian scene, they have inked a deal with DOBBELTGJENGER, who, according to the band themselves, play “paranoid, dark and catchy rock”.

Commenting on their joining forces with Karisma, DOBBELTGJENGER had this to say: “We are very pleased to have signed with Karisma Records. It’s a privilege to sign with a label with so many original and bold artists! Now we are heading to the studio to record a new, punk-inspired, and more hands-on record. The album is already written and we are really looking forward to sharing it with the world! ”

Formed in 2015 in the rainy streets of Karisma’s home town of Bergen,  DOBBELTGJENGER’s lineup of  Sondre Veland (MAJOR PARKINSON,  OSSICLES) on drums, Jakob Sønnesyn (DEPRESNO,  9 GRADER NORD) on bass, Vegard Wikne (OCEAN OF LOTION) on guitars and vocals, and Knut Martin Rasmussen Langeland on guitar, draw their inspiration from everything from old videogames, to their own neuroticism, to bands like QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THE MARS VOLTA  and  RADIOHEAD.

DOBBELTGJENGER’s debut full-length album, “When I’ve Gone to Space” appeared in late 2016, and whilst  this first album is heavily influenced by progressive rock and elements of jazz and psychedelia, the follow up album, which the band are currently working on,  and which is expected to be released in 2018, marks a noticeable shift away from a purely psychedelic expression and towards a more varied and, as the band mentioned previously,  punk-inspired direction.  It’s a direction in which allows DOBBELTGJENGER to explore paranoid and angular mind games through the use of explosive stoner riffs and electric slide-guitars.

A video for the title track from DOBBELTGJENGER’s debut album “When I’ve Gone to Space”,  which frontman  Wikne describes as being “A lonely journey into space – about diving into oneself and into the vast and strange “space” where lost astronauts in search of inner peace meet”, can be seen below and at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcHqvfhblh0


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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: https://www.facebook.com/dobbeltgjengerofficial/
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyGofEc5xSOmxVDmiuSaulg
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DOBBELTGJENGEROFFICIAL/
Snapchat: DOBBELTGJENGEROFFICIAL
Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/2fj2XxUCPutZwFUM4ZB9rk
Band contact: dobbeltgjengerband@gmail.com
Booking: jorgen@agenturet.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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“Mayhem in Blue” the third full-length album from psychedelic Prog Black Metallers HAIL SPIRIT NOIR is streaming in its entirely four days ahead of its release date on Dark Essence Records. The album can be heard on Bandcamp, as well as at No Clean Singing and Metal Hammer Greece.

Streaming links as follows:

BandCamp
http://hailspiritnoir.bandcamp.com/album/mayhem-in-blue

No Clean Singing
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/10/26/an-ncs-album-premiere-hail-spirit-noir-mayhem-in-blue/

Metal Hammer Greece
http://www.metalhammer.gr/news/item/32859-hail-spirit-noir-album-mayhem-in-blue

Mixed by Dimitris Douvras (ROTTING CHRIST etc) and mastered by Alan Douches (CHELSEA WOLFE, MOTORHEAD etc) and with artwork by Olia Pishchanska, tracklisting on “Mayhem in Blue” is as follows:

  1. I Mean You Harm
  2. Mayhem in Blue
  3. Riders to Utopia
  4. Lost in Satan’s Charms
  5. The Cannibal Tribe Came from the Sea
  6. How to Fly in Blackness

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Formed in Thessaloniki, Greece,  in 2010, and describing their music as “psychoprog black metal” whose sound is “retro, yet modern”,  HAIL SPIRIT NOIR’s lineup includes Haris (KATAVASIA, TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?)  on Synths, Theoharis (TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?, REX MUNDI,) on guitars and vocals, and J Demian (BLACKDRAWN, DOL AMMAD, WARDRUM TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?) on bass and acoustic guitars.

The band will celebrate the release of “Mayhem in Blue” with two shows in Greece, alongside Norwegian Pioneering Experimental Rockers VIRUS.  You can catch them at the Kyttaro Live Club in Athens on the 28th October, and the Eight Ball Live Stage in their home town of Thessaloniki on the 29th October.

“Mayhem in Blue”  will be released in both CD and Digital format on the 28th October, followed by the vinyl version on the 16th December.  Pre-orders for the CD and vinyl formats are now available from https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/  and the US website at https://darkessence.aisamerch.com , as well as at https://hailspiritnoir.bandcamp.com  where the album is also available digitally.

More information about HAIL SPIRIT NOIR can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Hail-Spirit-Noir-260062670728238/

Tracks from all of DARK ESSENCE RECORDS releases can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/dark-essence-records

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hail-Spirit-Noir-260062670728238/
Band Contact: transbizarre@yahoo.com
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Dark Essence BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence USA Webshop: http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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In exactly one week today Dark Essence Records will release the long-awaited third full-length album from Psychedelic Prog Black Metallers HAIL SPIRIT NOIR, and, having already debuted one track from the album, fans are being treated to a second track from “Mayhem in Blue”.

The track, which is, in fact, the title track “Mayhem in Blue” can be heard below on YouTube at https://youtu.be/bkGWgH2DqGY or on Bandcamp at https://hailspiritnoir.bandcamp.com/album/mayhem-in-blue

Mixed by by Dimitris Douvras (ROTTING CHRIST etc) and mastered  Alan Douches (CHELSEA WOLFE, MOTORHEAD etc), “Mayhem in Blue” will hit the streets on the 28th October in CD and Digital formats, whilst the 12″ Vinyl edition will be available from the 16 December.  In the meantime “Mayhem in Blue” is available  to pre-order in CD and vinyl formats from https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/  and the US website at https://darkessence.aisamerch.com , as well as at https://hailspiritnoir.bandcamp.com  where the album is also available digitally.

With artwork by Olia Pishchanska, tracklisting on “Mayhem in Blue” is as follows:

1.      I Mean You Harm
2.      Mayhem in Blue
3.      Riders to Utopia
4.      Lost in Satan’s Charms
5.     The Cannibal Tribe Came from the Sea
6.     How to Fly in Blackness

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Formed in Thesaloniki, Greece, in 2010,  HAIL SPIRIT NOIR’s  lineup is composed of Haris (KATAVASIA, TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?)  on Synths, Theoharis (TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?, REX MUNDI,) on guitars and vocals, and J Demian (BLACKDRAWN, DOL AMMAD, WARDRUM TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?) on bass and acoustic guitars.  Commenting recently on the new album, the band had this to say:

“It’s been two and a half years since the release of our last album, and with “Mayhem In Blue” we have set out to express our more aggressive side, without sacrificing any of the psychedelic melodies that are  an integral  part of what we like to call HAIL SPIRIT NOIR’ s “weird black sound”.  If anything, in fact, the sound is more enticing and trippy than ever”.

To celebrate the release of “Mayhem in Blue” HAIL SPIRIT NOIR have scheduled two shows in Greece, which will see them play alongside Norwegian Pioneering Experimental Rockers VIRUS.  The shows will take place at the Kyttaro Live Club in Athens on the 28th October, and the Eight Ball Live Stage in the band’s home town of Thessaloniki on the 29th October.

More information about HAIL SPIRIT NOIR can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Hail-Spirit-Noir-260062670728238/

The previously debuted track “I Mean You Harm” can be heard below


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Tracks from all of DARK ESSENCE RECORDS releases can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/dark-essence-records

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hail-Spirit-Noir-260062670728238/
BandCamp:  https://hailspiritnoir.bandcamp.com
Band Contact: transbizarre@yahoo.com
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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Dark Essence Records have debuted a track from “Mayhem in Blue” the new album from HAIL SPIRIT NOIR, which is set for release on Dark Essence Records on the 28th October in CD and digital formats, whilst the 12″ vinyl will be available from the 16th December.  The track, “I Mean You No Harm” can be heard streaming exclusively at the following:

No Clean Singing: USA
http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/10/04/an-ncs-premiere-hail-spirit-noir-i-mean-you-harm/

Metal Hammer: Norway
http://www.metalhammer.no/?p=6705

Metal Hammer: UK
http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-10-04/greeces-avant-garde-metallers-hail-spirit-noir-unveil-a-mindboggling-new-track

Metal Hammer: Greece
http://www.metalhammer.gr/ news/item/32689-hail-spirit- noir-ean-you-harm

Rock Hard: Italy
http://rockharditaly.com/hail-spirit-noir-anteprima-nuovo-brano/

KaaosZine: Finland 
http://kaaoszine.fi/psykedeelista-black-metallia-soittavan-hail-spirit-noirin-uusi-kappale-kuunneltavissa/

La Grosse Radio: France
http://www.lagrosseradio.com/metal/webzine-metal/actu-metal/p16051-premier-titre-extrait-de-mayhem-in-blue-de-hail-spirit-noir.html

Ultraje: Portugal
http://ultraje.pt/hail-spirit-noir-i-mean-you-harm/

Kvlt: Poland 
http://kvlt.pl/newsy/hail-spirit-noir-premiera-singla-i-mean-you-harm/

Spark Magazine: Czech Republic
http://www.spark-rockmagazine.cz/psychedelicky-black-metal-zadny-problem

“Mayhem in Blue” is the third full-length release for Prog Black Metallers HAIL SPIRIT NOIR, who started out  in Thessaloniki, Greece,  in 2010.  The band’s  lineup is composed of Haris (KATAVASIA, TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?)  on Synths, Theoharis (TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?, REX MUNDI,) on guitars and vocals, and J Demian (BLACKDRAWN, DOL AMMAD, WARDRUM TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?) on bass and acoustic guitars.

With artwork by Olia Pishchanska, tracklisting on “Mayhem in Blue” is as follows:

1. I Mean You Harm
2. Mayhem in Blue
3.  Riders to Utopia
4.  Lost in Satan’s Charms
5.  The Cannibal Tribe Came from the Sea
6.  How to Fly in Blackness

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The band  recently gave fans an insight into what they could expect from the new album:

“It’s been two and a half years since the release of our last album, and with “Mayhem In Blue” we have set out to express our more aggressive side, without sacrificing any of the psychedelic melodies that are  an integral  part of what we like to call HAIL SPIRIT NOIR’ s “weird black sound”.  If anything, in fact, the sound is more enticing and trippy than ever.

“Featuring the mixing talents of Dimitris Douvras (ROTTING CHRIST etc) and the exceptional mastering abilities of Alan Douches (CHELSEA WOLFE, MOTORHEAD etc), we feel that the result is an album that elevates our signature psychoprog black metal sound to new levels”.

HAIL SPIRIT NOIR will celebrate the release of “Mayhem in Blue” with two shows in Greece, alongside Norwegian Pioneering Experimental Rockers VIRUS.  You can catch them at the Kyttaro Live Club in Athens on the 28th October, and the Eight Ball Live Stage in their home town of Thessaloniki on the 29th October.

“Mayhem in Blue”  is now available to pre-order in CD and vinyl formats from https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/  and the US website at https://darkessence.aisamerch.com , as well as at https://hailspiritnoir.bandcamp.com  where the album is also available digitally.

More information about HAIL SPIRIT NOIR can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Hail-Spirit-Noir-260062670728238/

Tracks from all of DARK ESSENCE RECORDS releases can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/dark-essence-records

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hail-Spirit-Noir-260062670728238/
Band Contact: transbizarre@yahoo.com
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Dark Essence BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence USA Webshop: http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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Karisma Records has today released details of the debut full-length album from Psychedelic Rockers SHAMAN ELEPHANT.  Titled “Crystals” and recorded at the Solslottet and Duper Studio with producer Iver Sandøy, the six-track album is due for release on the 9th December.

With a lineup that comprises Eirik Sejersted Vognstølen on vocals and guitar, Jard Hole (LINT) on drums, Ole-Andreas Sæbø Jensen on  bass, and Jonas Særsten (ex-TIEBREAKER) on keyboards, SHAMAN ELEPHANT is a band that exudes energy, both in the studio and on stage.  With its heavy riffs, flowing melodies and improvisation, the band’s music fits easily into the Psychedelic Rock genre, but also includes elements of Jazz and Prog Rock.

SHAMAN ELEPHANT ‘s only release to date is “More”, a three-track EP which was released digitally in 2015, so what can the band’s fans expect  from the first full-length album?  According to the band’s intriguing description,  “Crystals” is “A psychedelic flying carpet ride taking you across a diverse musical landscape. Let the Shaman Spell fly you through waterfalls of melting melodies and fields of mastodontic riffs – open your third eye and prepare for the crystallized illusions”

Artwork for “Crystals” is by Kåre Thomsen.  Tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Crystals
  2. Shaman in the Woods
  3. I.A.B.
  4. Tusko
  5. The Jazz
  6. Stoned Conceptions

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A very short “teaser” video for “Crystals” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/W8J_bXMBXWU


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SHAMAN ELEPHANT’s next live appearance will be at the Vill Vill Vestival in Bergen Norway, on the 16th September.

More information about SHAMAN ELEPHANT can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/shamanelephant and on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/shaman-elephant

SHAMAN ELEPHANT’s “More” EP can be heard below


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Shaman Elephant Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shamanelephant
Shaman Elephant SoundCloud : https://soundcloud.com/shaman-elephant
Band contact and booking:  shamanelephantband@gmail.com
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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“Mayhem In Blue”, the new album form Psychedelic Prog Black Metallers HAIL SPIRIT NOIR, is set for release on Dark Essence Records on the 14th October.  The album will be the third full-length release for the Greek trio, whose debut album “Pneuma” appeared in 2012, followed by 2014’s “”Oi Magoi”.

Commenting on what fans can expect from “Mayhem In Blue”, the band had this to say: “It’s been two and a half years since the release of our last album, and with “Mayhem In Blue” we have set out to express our more aggressive side, without sacrificing any of the psychedelic melodies that are  an integral  part of what we like to call HAIL SPIRIT NOIR’ s “weird black sound”.  If anything, in fact, the sound is more enticing and trippy than ever.

“Featuring the mixing talents of Dimitris Douvras (ROTTING CHRIST etc) and the exceptional mastering abilities of Alan Douches (CHELSEA WOLFE, MOTORHEAD etc), we feel that the result is an album that elevates our signature psychoprog black metal sound to new levels”.

Artwork for the six-track album is by Olia Pishchanska.

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Formed in Thessaloniki in 2010, HAIL SPIRIT NOIR’s lineup is composed of Haris (KATAVASIA, TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?)  on Synths, Theoharis (TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?, REX MUNDI,) on guitars and vocals, and J Demian (BLACKDRAWN, DOL AMMAD, WARDRUM TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?) on bass and acoustic guitars.  The band’s debut full-length album “Pneuma” was released on Code666/Aural Music in 2012, followed by the sophomore album “Oi Magoi” in 2014.

More information about HAIL SPIRIT NOIR can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Hail-Spirit-Noir-260062670728238/

Tracks from all of DARK ESSENCE RECORDS releases can be heard below and at at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/dark-essence-records


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hail-Spirit-Noir-260062670728238/
Band Contact: transbizarre@yahoo.com
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Dark Essence BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence USA Webshop: http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords