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.

Sales Campaign – Doom and Vikings

Doom-Vikings

THE LAST SALES CAMPAIGN FROM DARK ESSENCE RECORDS FOR A WHILE WILL FOCUS ON DOOM AND VIKINGS.

From Wednesday the 23rd of September till Tuesday 29th of September (at 23.59 CET), you will get selected items with a 40% discount in the Dark Essence Records Webshop.

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.

KEVIN STORM RELEASES AUSTRALLIANCE CHARITY SINGLE & VIDEO WITH ASSISTANCE FROM MULTIPLE MUSICIANS & THE METAL COMMUNITY

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Moved by the devastating Australian wildfires,  Heavy Metal musician KEVIN STORM, has recruited a plethora of fellow musicians, including VULTURE INDUSTRIES frontman Bjornar Erevik Nilsen and Dark Essence Records artist and video producer COSTIN CHIOREANU, to form AUSTRALLIANCE to take part in a single released to raise money for the Wires Wildlife Rescue (https://www.wires.org.au) which […]

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 […]

NEW VIDEO FROM ALTERNATIVE METALLERS MADDER MORTEM

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With their seventh full-length album “Marrow” set to be released on Dark Essence Records on the 21 September, Norwegian Alternative Metallers MADDER MORTEM have released a new video for a track from the album. Titled “Far From Home” the symbol-laden video is by the noted Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu  and can be seen below and […]

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS REVEAL DETAILS OF UPCOMING ALBUM FROM FIVE THE HIEROPHANT

Five the Hierophant

Dark Essence Records have set the 22nd September as the release date for “Over Phlegethon”, the debut full-length album from FIVE THE HIEROPHANT, who recently signed to the Norwegian label, known for its uncanny ability to sniff out promising new talent to add to its roster of established and iconic bands. With “Over Phlegethon”, the […]

SLEGEST DEBUTS TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

Slegest - Vidsyn

Dark Essence Records have debuted a track from “Vidsyn”, the sophomore full-length album from Norway’s SLEGEST. The track, titled “Wolf” is streaming exclusively on the following: Friedhof Magazine- ESP http://friedhof-magazine.com/noticias/slegest-estrenamos-en-exclusiva-su-nuevo-sencillo-wolf Metal Hammer – NO TBA Ultraje – PT http://ultraje.pt/slegest-wolf/ Musick Magazine – PL TBA Lords of Metal – NL http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/nl/streams/view/id/457 Legacy Magazine – DE http://www.legacy.de/exklusives/item/34175-exklusive-song-premiere-slegest-wolf […]

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 SET TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION VINYL AND DIGI EP

Krakow Genesis PR EXPERIMENTAL POST METALLERS KRAKOW SET TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION VINYL AND DIGI EP Dark Essence Records

When KRAKOW walked into the Solslottet and Duper Studio with producer Iver Sandøy to record what would become “amaran”, their 3rd full-length album, they had a total of ten tracks in mind – seven of which made it onto the finished album. The remaining three tracks proved to be perfect examples of the more aggressive […]

ALFAHANNE REVEALS ALL FOUR GUESTS ON UPCOMING ALBUM

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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 […]

LUCIFER’S CHILD STUDIO DIARIES

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One of the newest DARK ESSENCE RECORDS signings is Greece’s LUCIFER’s CHILD. This is a newly formed band, but is made up of distinguished musicians – George Emmanuel of ROTTING CHRIST and former CHAOSTAR member, and Stathis Ridis of NIGHTFALL – so you should make a note of this band name is sooner rather than […]

Big One-Week Record Sale

Spring sale Big One-Week Record Sale Dark Essence Records

For one week only Dark Essence Records and sister-label Karisma Records will hold a big record sale with up to 80% discount on CDs, LPs and merch. Check out metal album titles from Taake, Aeternus, Hades Almighty, Shining (Swe), Galar, Alfahanne, Slegest, Sarkom, Helheim, Kraków and more via links below; Link to the Big One-Week […]

Dark Essence Records Label-Night @ Inferno Metal Festival 2015

Dark Essence Records label night Inferno 2015 Dark Essence Records Label-Night @ Inferno Metal Festival 2015 Dark Essence Records

The annual Dark Essence Records Label Night during the Inferno Metal Festival will take place on April 1st 2015. Doors open at 20:00 Venue: BLÅ (Directions here) Times for tomorrow’s shows will be as follows; 21:00 Galar 22:30 Momentum 23:30 Krakow 00:50 Taake We look forward to celebrating Infernos 15th anniversary!

NEW ALBUM FROM NORWEGIAN BLACK / FOLK METALLERS GALAR OUT TODAY

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Dark Essence Records proudly presents a new album from Norwegian Black/ Folk metallers GALAR. Release date 16.3.2015 With the release of “Til alle heimsens endar” in 2010, the Bergen based Norwegian Black / Folk metal band GALAR received a lot of good response, which also ended up in their first live appearances. The core duo […]

NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS SARKOM TALK ABOUT NEW ALBUM

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With their third full-length album “Doomsday Elite” having been released on Dark Essence Records at the end 2013, and with a current lineup that includes Unsgaard (SO MUCH FOR NOTHING) on vocals, Sgt V (ex Svarttjern) on bass, Thrawn (ex DØDHEIMSGARD) on guitar, Nihil (ENDEZZMA) on guitar and Defest (SVARTHAUEG) on drums, SARKOM founder Erik […]

DARK ESSENCE NEWSLETTER

DARK ESSENCE SPECIAL OFFERS

Sign up to receive the Dark Essence Newsletter with news on artists and albums, and some special offers just for our newsletter readers. The Dark Essence Newsletter will be sent out a few times every year. The last edition was sent out today and is available to read here

A SECOND TRACK DEBUTED FROM UPCOMING ALBUM FROM PROGRESSIVE DOOMSTERS MOMENTUM

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With the “The Freak is Alive”, the sophomore full-length album from Icelandic Progressive Doomsters MOMENTUM, set to hit the streets on the 9th February, Dark Essence Records have today debuted a second track from the album. The track, “Between Two Worlds”, together with the recently debuted “Gauntlet”, can be heard below and at https://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/momentum-two-tracks-from-the Recorded […]

DARK ESSENCE LABELNIGHT @ INFERNO FESTIVAL 2015

Inferno Festival 2015 DARK ESSENCE LABELNIGHT @ INFERNO FESTIVAL 2015 Dark Essence Records

It has become tradition for Dark Essence Records to host a labelnight at Blå during the Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, Norway. The next Dark Essence Records labelnight is now scheduled to take place on April 1st 2015. For the Dark Essence Records labelnight we will be bring with us Norwegian black metal band TAAKE, […]