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 […]

NEW TAAKE ALBUM “AVVIK” OUT NOW!

Taake "Avvik" album out now

New album by TAAKE out now!
“Avvik” is available as limited edition digipack (3000 ex, one pressing only) and in digital formats. All six songs from the recent split 10″ releases (some of them in new versions), plus an exclusive acoustic version of Nattestid ser Porten vid 1.

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.

ALBUM DETAILS FROM BLACKGAZERS AVAST REVEALED – SINGLE RELEASED

Avast - Mother Culture

Skillfully fusing the aesthetics of black metal with the atmospherics of post-rock in order to create a soundscape that is both breathtaking and mesmerizing, Norwegian blackgazers AVAST are set to release their debut full-length album Mother Culture on October 26th through Dark Essence Records. As a prelude to the release of Mother Culture, Dark Essence […]

NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS ORKAN REVEAL DETAILS AND DEBUT A TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

Orkan - Element

The period between the 2015 release of their album “Livlaus”, and the upcoming release of their third full-length album “Element”, has not been easy for ORKAN. But, having fought their way through the ravages of cancer and a rare, muscular disease, the Norwegians are back with a ferocious album that deals with the power of […]

RATTENFÄNGER BEGINS WORK ON SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

Rattenfanger logo RATTENFÄNGER BEGINS WORK ON SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM Dark Essence Records

Having remained fairly quiet since the release of their 2012 debut album “Epistolae Obscurorum Virorum”, RATTENFÄNGER, whose lineup is comprised of musicians from bands such as DRUDKH, BLOOD OF KINGU, HATE FOREST and DARK AGES, are hard at work rehearsing new material for their follow up, which will be released on Dark Essence Records on […]

NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS TAAKE ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Taake US tour 17 PR1 NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS TAAKE ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES Dark Essence Records

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: […]

DETAILS OF FOURTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM FROM NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS SARKOM REVEALED

Sarkom coverPR DETAILS OF FOURTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM FROM NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS SARKOM REVEALED Dark Essence Records

Dark Essence Records have announced the details of the new album from veteran Norwegian Black Metallers SARKOM, which is set to hit the streets on the 2nd December. Titled “Anti-Cosmic Art” the seven-track album was originally intended to mark the band’s tenth anniversary, but was delayed due to a combination of personal and technical difficulties […]

NORWEGIAN VIKING METALLERS MISTUR DEBUT TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

Mistur PRB NORWEGIAN VIKING METALLERS MISTUR DEBUT TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM Dark Essence Records

With just over a week to go before they hit the stage at Blastfest, Norwegian Viking Metallers MISTUR have debuted a track from their upcoming sophomore album, which will be released on Dark Essence Records this year. The track “Downfall” can be heard below and at http://mistur.bandcamp.com/track/downfall [bandcamp width=100% height=120 track=2765047416 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false […]

NEW ALBUM FROM SLEGEST NEARS COMPLETION. BAND HINTS AT WHAT TO EXPECT

Slegest3 NEW ALBUM FROM SLEGEST NEARS COMPLETION. BAND HINTS AT WHAT TO EXPECT Dark Essence Records

It’s been a couple of years since Norway’s SLEGEST released their debut full-length album on Dark Essence Records to much critical acclaim, and with fans wondering when they can expect to hear more, the band have today revealed that their sophomore album is well on the way to completion. The new work is being recorded […]

UPCOMING EP FROM HADES ALMIGHTY PREMIERED BY METAL HAMMER

Hades Almighty Albumart UPCOMING EP FROM HADES ALMIGHTY PREMIERED BY METAL HAMMER Dark Essence Records

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 […]

NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS ORKAN DEBUT TRACK FEATURING TAAKE’S HOEST AND ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

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On the eve of the release of their sophomore full-length album “Livlaus”, Norwegian Black Metallers ORKAN have debuted a second track from the album. The track “Uforgjengeleg” features TAAKE frontman and founder Hoest on guest vocals. It can be heard below and at https://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/orkan-uforgjengeleg-featuring-taakes-hoest “Livlaus”, which is out on Dark Essence Records on the 11th […]

NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS TAAKE ANNOUNCE AUTUMN TOUR DATES

Taake Tour 2015PR NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS TAAKE ANNOUNCE AUTUMN TOUR DATES Dark Essence Records

Iconic Norwegian Black Metallers TAAKE will set out on a fifteen date European tour which will see the band play in Finland, Sweden, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, France, Spain, the UK and the Netherlands. Three Dark Essence Records label-mates will also be joining the lineup – KRAKOW and ORKAN (whose lineup includes TAAKE guitarist Gjermund) will […]

DETAILS REVEALED OF UPCOMING ALBUM FROM LUCIFER’S CHILD – THE NEW PROJECT FROM ROTTING CHRIST AND NIGHTFALL MEMBERS

LUCIFER´S CHILD - THE WICCAN CD

Dark Essence Records adds Greek Lucifer’s Child to roster[/caption] Formed in 2013 by George Emmanuel (ROTTING CHRIST, ex-CHAOSTAR) and Stathis Ridis (NIGHTFALL), LUCIFER’s CHILD was snapped up earlier this year by Norway’s Dark Essence Records, who are set to release the band’s debut full-length album “The Wiccan” on the 25th September. With artwork by Stathis […]

NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS ORKAN ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF UPCOMING FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

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With a release date set for the 11th September, Dark Essence Records have revealed details for the upcoming sophomore full-length album from Norwegian Black Metallers ORKAN. Titled “Livlaus”, the seven-track album was recorded live in the studio, with no editing of the basic tracks, whilst vocals and effects were added later. Hoest (TAAKE) and V’gandr […]

3RD ATTEMPT DEBUT TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM. ARTWORK AND DETAILS REVEALED

3rd Attempt Album Artwork PR 3RD ATTEMPT DEBUT TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM. ARTWORK AND DETAILS REVEALED Dark Essence Records

When, in late 2014, guitarists Tchort and BloodPervertor announced that they were leaving Black Metal titans CARPATHIAN FOREST to form their own band the 3rd ATTEMPT, there were some who questioned the wisdom of leaving the safety of such an iconic band in order to start something new. But, less than a year later, on […]

ALFAHANNE REVEALS ALL FOUR GUESTS ON UPCOMING ALBUM

Alfahanne1PR ALFAHANNE REVEALS ALL FOUR GUESTS ON UPCOMING ALBUM Dark Essence Records

HORNA frontman Spellgoth will be joining KVELERTAK’s Erlend Hjelvik, SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth, and SORHIN’s Nattfursth on the upcoming album from Swedish “Alfapokalyptic” Rockers ALFHANNE, who, together with their label Dark Essence Records, have been running a competition over the past couple of months, inviting fans to guess the guests and win a copy of the […]