New single from upcoming Helheim album revealed.

Helheim band

On the 29th October, HELHEIM will be back again with “WoduridaR”,  the band’s eleventh full-length album, and one that harks back to the very roots that the band laid down almost 30 years ago. Three decades during which HELHEIM have become known as a band that depicts it’s Norse heritage with an authenticity and integrity that is so often lacking […]

Black Metal sales campaign

Black Metal Sales Campaign - Dark Essence Records

We’re continuing our series of summer sale campaigns and this week we’ll focus on our Black Metal bands.

UPCOMING EP FROM HADES ALMIGHTY PREMIERED BY METAL HAMMER

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Head on over to Metal Hammer Official to hear the upcoming HADES ALMIGHTY EP ‘Pyre Era, Black’ in its entirety before release. Pretty good way to start the weekend we think! Head on over to check out what Metal Hammer thinks about the EP and to listen to the EP in full. VIKING METAL PIONEERS […]

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS 2015 LISTENING SESSION

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LISTENING SESSION – 2015 FALL RELEASES DARK ESSENCE RECORDS invites you to attend our annual listening session where we present our fall 2015 album releases. As always our listening session take place as a part of the official program during the Beyond the Gates Festival taking place during the last weekend of August in Bergen […]

EXPERIMENTAL POST METALLERS KRAKOW REVEAL ALBUM DETAILS AND DEBUT TRACK

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If fans of KRAKOW thought they knew exactly what to expect from the upcoming album from the Norwegian Experimental Post Metallers, they are going to be very surprised, because, with “amaran”, the band has chosen to explore not only the calmer side of their sound, but also the more experimental, drone side, creating a work […]

TAAKE’s NEW ALBUM ‘STRIDENS HUS’ OUT TODAY

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DARK ESSENCE RECORDS proudly presents TAAKE’s sixth full-lenght studioalbum ‘Stridens Hus’ “Stridens hus” takes the unique Taake sound and develops it further. Still true to the spirit of the old Norwegian Black Metal, Hoest breathes new life into the genre by introducing different elements that ensure the sound remains fresh and relevant. Some parts are […]

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS RELEASES NEW TAAKE EP ‘KULDE’

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS releases new EP from TAAKE called 'Kulde'.

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS RELEASES NEW TAAKE EP “KULDE” As a warm-up to the upcoming Taake fullenght studioalbum “Stridens Hus” – DARK ESSENCE RECORDS is happy to release a new TAAKE EP. The EP is called “KULDE” (English: Cold). It contains exclusive new material from Taake and a cover of The Cure. You can listen to […]

DETAILS OF NEW TAAKE ALBUM REVEALED AND NEW TRACK DEBUTED

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS releases new EP from TAAKE called 'Kulde'.

With the traditional three year wait between TAAKE albums now over, Dark Essence Records has today announced the first details of what will be the iconic Norwegian band’s sixth full-length album. Titled “Stridens hus”, the seven-track album is set for release on the 8th December world-wide, with the exception of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where […]

LEGENDARY NORWEGIANS HADES ALMIGHTY LOSE FRONTMAN

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In a statement that caught fans of the legendary Norwegian band by surprise, HADES ALMIGHTY frontman and bassist Janto has announced that after 22 years he will be leaving the band. Both Janto and the remaining members have reassured fans that his reasons for leaving are purely personal, and that relations between everyone are still […]

BLACK-FOLK METALLERS GALAR REVEAL DETAILS AND ARTWORK OF UPCOMING ALBUM

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Dark Essence Records have today revealed details, including the artwork and track-listing, for “De gjenlevende”, the upcoming album from Norwegian Black-Folk Metallers GALAR. Mixed and recorded at Bergen’s Conclave and Earshot Studio by producer and VULTURE INDUSTRIES frontman Bjørnar E. Nilsen, “De gjenlevende” (The Bereaved) is a follow up to 2010’s “Til Alle Heimsens Endar”, […]

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS RENEWS CONTRACT WITH HADES ALMIGHTY

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Although the band’s recorded output has lain virtually dormant since 2004 when Dark Essence Record re-released their 2001 classic “The Pulse of Decay”, things are definitely starting to stir in the HADES ALMIGHTY recording front, so much so, in fact, that Dark Essence have renewed their contract and are planning to release a new album […]

DARK METALLERS AETERNUS STREAM SECOND TRACK FROM LATEST ALBUM

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With their latest album “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth” receiving high praise from reviewers, Norwegian Dark Metallers AETERNUS are streaming a second track from what is their seventh full-length album on their SoundCloud page. The track “Spurcitias” can be heard here http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway/aeternus-spurcitias “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth” was released earlier this year on […]

SLEGEST INKS DEAL WITH DARK ESSENCE RECORDS

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SLEGEST, the solo project of former VREID guitarist Ese, has inked a deal with Dark Essence Records for the release of the band’s debut full length album. No release date has yet been set, but it is anticipated that the album will appear world-wide towards the end of 2013. Formed in 2010, it was the […]

KARISMA RECORDS SETS RELEASE DATE FOR SEVEN IMPALE EP

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“Beginning/Relieve”, the first release on Karisma Records from the label’s latest signing SEVEN IMPALE, is set to appear world-wide on the 5th April. The five-track EP will be released digitally, and serves as an appetiser for SEVEN IMPALE’s debut full-length album, which the band will shortly begin recording at the Duper Studios in Bergen. Iver […]

BLACK-FOLK METALLERS GALAR BEGIN WORK ON NEXT ALBUM

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Following on from their 2010 sophomore album “Til Alle Heimsens Endar” Norwegian Black-Folk Metallers GALAR have signed with DARK ESSENCE RECORDS for the release of a further two albums. Like its predecessor, the band’s third studio album, which will be titled “De Gjenlevende” (The Bereaved), will be concept album written entirely in Norwegian, and will […]

AETERNUS DEBUTS TRACK FROM UPCOMING SEVENTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

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DARK ESSENCE RECORDS have today debuted a track from the upcoming album from Norwegian Dark Metallers AETERNUS. The ten-track album, titled “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth”, is set to hit the streets on the on the 22nd March in Norway and 1st April world-wide. “Ruin and Resurrect” the newly debuted track, can be heard […]

DETAILS AND ARTWORK FOR UPCOMING AETERNUS ALBUM REVEALED

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Details of “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth”, the new album from Dark Metallers AETERNUS, have just been revealed. The ten-track album, which will be the band’s seventh full-length release, will first appear as a limited edition which will include AETERNUS’ classic 1995 debut EP “Dark Sorcery” as a bonus, and is set for release […]

TAAKE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF TRUE NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL

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Having started the band way back in 1993, main man Hoest will celebrate 20 years of staying true to his musical identity by releasing a 20-song, 2 CD collection of TAAKE rarities. The anniversary album will be released on Dark Essence Records on the 1st of March in Norway and the 4th of March world-wide […]

Krakow does well in Metal Hammer Norway’s best of 2012 poll

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We’re really surprised and proud of the best of 2012 poll in Metal Hammer Norway. The staff at Metal Hammer Norway has gone through their favourite releases in 2012, and Krakow’s 2nd album, “diin”, ended up on 3rd place. So, a big thank you to Metal Hammer Norway for this! You can check out the […]

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS SIGNS POST METALLERS KRAKOW

We’re proud to announce today the signing of Bergen-based post-metal crew KRAKOW who have just recorded their 2nd full-length album, “diin”, with producer Iver Sandøy (TRINACRIA, MANNGARD). KRAKOW have taken a huge step forward and upwards with this beast of an album, creating a unique sound and atmosphere that is entirely their own, and we […]

Taake

‎Taake’s “Myr” at No 8 in the Norway section of Dagbladet’s “50 songs you should not miss”.