Posts Tagged ‘rock n roll’

With the release the  of the single  “Meldrøye”, taken from VESTINDIEN’s debut full-length album “Null” , Dark Essence Records have revealed another tantalising glimpse into what fans can expect to hear from a band whose initial brief foray into the music scene generated a considerable amount of interest thanks to their frenetic live shows, and enthusiastically received 2011 EP “We are the Lords of Hellfire”.

“Meldrøye”, about which VESTINDIEN say “Exploring and expanding one’s mind is crucial to help us understand that we are not placed above nature. We are nature”, can be streamed or downloaded from various services at https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Vestindien_Meldroye

Despite having garnered a substantial following for themselves, VESTINDIEN called it a day seven years ago, and, for reasons known only to themselves, had remained silent.  Until now, that is, with the band’s original lineup of Torjus Slettsnok on vocals, Simon Skøien on guitars, Karl Johan Johannessen on drums and Pål Eirik Veseth on bass, storming back, having replaced their classic 90’s hardcore sound, with its heavy metal twist, with one that embodies the essence of Black Metal, Punk and Old School rock’n’roll.

The result of this new direction is a more introverted and less aggressive approach to music, resulting in “Null”, an album which still subtly hints at VESTINDIEN’s hardcore roots, but  whose songs are dark, desperate and desolate, with some hard-hitting punches of energy and groove.

Set for release on Dark Essence Records on the 12th February 2021, tracklisting for “Null” is as follows:

1. Mot Dag
2. Berenberg
3. Meldrøye
4. Null
5. Ormegard
6. Ned
7. Øst for Sol

“Null” will appear in CD, DIgital and Black/Gold Vinyl formats, and can be pre-ordered from the following:

Webshop: https://darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Bandcamp: https://vestindien.bandcamp.com/album/null
US Webshop: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/ 

Named after the last surviving brothel in Bergen (now a museum),  more information about VESTINDIEN can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Vestindien/

Additional Information
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vestindien/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vestindien/
Band contact and booking:  book.vestindien@gmail.com
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no 
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence Records YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/DarkEssenceRecords
Dark Essence Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/
Dark Essence Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records North American Webshop:  http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Dark Essence Records Australian Webshop:  https://www.heavymetalmerchant.com/bands/d/dark-essence-records/

Having created a substantial following for themselves, due in part to the release of the 2011 EP “We are the Lords of Hellfire”, and in part to the band’s frenetic live shows and the notoriety of having named themselves after the last surviving brothel in Bergen (now a museum) VESTINDIEN, for reasons unknown, decided to call it a day.

But, seven years later, some of the original members got together and decided that the time was right to start making music again.  Gone was VESTINDIEN’s classic 90’s hardcore sound, with its heavy metal twist, to be replaced by one that embodies the essence of Black Metal, Punk and Old School rock’n’roll. 

It was a sound that intrigued Dark Essence Records enough to sign VESTINDIEN, and plan the release of the band’s debut full-length album “Null”. An album in which hints of the band’s hardcore roots are still subtly present, but  whose songs are dark, desperate and desolate, and which also include hard-hitting punches of energy and groove.

And now, fans who have been wondering what to expect from VESTINDIEN can find out, because Dark Essence Records have released the title track from the album, and it can be streamed or downloaded at https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Vestindien_Null

About the single, and their more introverted and less aggressive approach to music,  VESTINDIEN’s lineup of of Torjus Slettsnok on vocals, Simon Skøien on guitars, Karl Johan Johannessen on drums and Pål Eirik Veseth on bass,  had this to say:

NULL is about not feeling comfortable in, or being able to understand a fake neon world.
NULL is about destroying norms and rules embedded in us through endless years of lies.
NULL is about taking a stance on how, and why to live.

Tracklisting for  VESTINDIEN’s debut full-length album “Null” is as follows:

1. Mot Dag
2. Berenberg
3. Meldrøye
4. Null
5. Ormegard
6. Ned
7. Øst for Sol

“Null” will be released on the 12th February 2021 in CD, DIgital and Black/Gold Vinyl formats, and is now available to pre-order from:

Webshop: https://darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Bandcamp: https://vestindien.bandcamp.com/album/null
US Webshop: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/ 

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

Additional Information
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vestindien/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vestindien/
Band contact and booking:  book.vestindien@gmail.com
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no 
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence Records YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/DarkEssenceRecords
Dark Essence Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/
Dark Essence Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records North American Webshop:  http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Dark Essence Records Australian Webshop:  https://www.heavymetalmerchant.com/bands/d/dark-essence-records/

Alfahanne PR1A

Sweden’s self-styled “Alfapokalyptic” Rockers ALFAHANNE, whose ability to marry Black Metal, Classic Rock and Punk with good old Rock n Roll creates a sound that is unmistakably theirs, have released a 7″ single  on  Iron Fist Productions.

The single follows the traditional format of two tracks.  Side A being a new original ALFAHANNE composition  titled “Kontroll”, whilst side B is a cover of “Dom Andra”, a track by KENT, one of Sweden’s most popular bands.   It is available to order direct from Iron Fist Productions via the label’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ironfistproductions1/

Alfahanne Vinyl PR

A video of the live version of “Kontroll”, filmed in ALFAHANNE’s rehearsal studio, can be seen below and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/2ge–DO2J6c


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Formed in 2010, ALFAHANNE’s debut full-length album “Alfapokalyps” appeared on Dark Essence Records in 2014 and  was followed by “Blod Eld Alfa” in 2015.  “Det Nya Svarta”, the band’s third full-length  release hit the streets in April 2017 on Indie Recordings.  ALFAHANNE’s  lineup of Pehr Skjoldhammer on Vocals and Guitar, Fredrik Sööberg on Guitars, Niklas Åström on Drums and Jimmy Wiberg on Bass was recently augmented by the addition of Stefan Eriksson on keyboards.

It is a lineup whose skill, experience, and personality speaks volumes when you realise that the band are able to attract guest performers such as  TAAKE’s Hoest, SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth, HELHEIM’s V’gandr,  KVELERTAK frontman Erlend Hjelvik, Spellgoth from HORNA and TURMION KÄTILÖT, Nattfursth from SORHIN, KAMPFAR’s Dolk, David Lindh from YVONNE and BRODER DANIEL and Sanrabb from GEHENNA, not just on their albums, but also on stage.

ALFAHANNE are set to bring their high-energy, charismatic, stage show to Stockholm Slaughter in April, the Karmoygeddon Metal Festival in Norway in May, as well as to Gamrocken in Sweden later the same month, whilst in August they will hit the stage at Wacken Open Air in Germany.

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alfahanneofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzlnEhv8tEx2GNRAqVduRMQ
BandCamp Dark Essence Records: https://alfahanne.bandcamp.com
BandCamp Indie Recordings:  https://alfahanneofsweden.bandcamp.com/album/det-nya-svarta
Spotify:  http://sptfy.com/Dv2
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/alfahanne
Webshop: http://alfahanne.bigcartel.com/
Band Contact: alfahanneofficial@gmail.com
Management & PR:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Booking: Olof@skrikhult.se