New single from upcoming Helheim album revealed.

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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 […]

Dark Essence Records set to release CD version of TAAKE tracks from recent 10″ split series.

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TAAKE have released a series of 10″ splits with three different bands (WHOREDOM RIFE, DEATHCULT and HELHEIM), on three different labels, and, as always happens in the case of vinyl releases, fans have been asking for a CD version. 2nd July, they will be releasing a limited edition Digipak CD, along with a Digital version, of the six TAAKE tracks from the series, along with a very special acoustic version of “Nattestid ser Porten vid I”, acknowledged by Black Metal fans the world-over as not only a classic TAAKE track, but a classic of the whole genre itself.

Dark Essence Records to release split EP from Taake and Helheim

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Norwegian Black Metal icon Hoest has cast some positivity into the hell that has been 2020, with the release of two TAAKE 10″split EPs, one with DEATHCULT (on Edged Circle Productions) and one with WHOREDOM RIFE (on Terratur Possessions), and now, as the year draws to a close, a third split has been announced. The […]

Sales Campaign – Doom and Vikings

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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.

KVELERTAK AND OFERMOD MEMBERS TO JOIN ALFAHANNE ON STAGE FOR UPCOMING SHOWS

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With their second full-length album appearing in various “Best Of 2015 Releases” lists, and work beginning on a follow up, Sweden’s self-styled “Alfapokalyptic” rockers ALFAHANNE will be joined on stage by special guests during a couple of the band’s upcoming shows. OFERMOD’s R. Fjäll will appear with ALFAHANNE during their show at Copperfield’s in Stockholm […]

NORWEGIAN VIKING METALLERS HELHEIM STREAM ENTIRE ALBUM AHEAD OF RELEASE DATE

Helheim - raunijaR

Norwegian Viking Metallers HELHEIM are streaming the whole of their eighth full-length album “raunijaR” ahead of the 4th December release date on Dark Essence Records. You can listen to “raunijaR”, which is being streamed exclusively on Terrorizer Magazine, at http://www.terrorizer.com/news/helheim-stream-new-album-raunijar The follow up to 2011’s “Heiðindómr ok Mótgangr”, “raunijaR” brings to a close the “Åsgards […]

HELHEIM DEBUT TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

Helheim - raunijaR

Dark Essence Records have today debuted a track from “raunijaR”, the upcoming album from Norwegian Viking Metallers HELHEIM. With the album due to hit the streets on the 4th December, the title track “RaunijaR” can be heard below and at https://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/helheim-raunijar [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/232639139″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] “raunijaR” which will be the band’s eighth […]

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 ORKAN DEBUT TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

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Formed in 2008 by TAAKE’s live guitarist Gjermund Fredheim and ex- BYFROST drummer Rune Nesse, and with a lineup that now includes former GRIMNORTH bassist Sindre Hillesdal and frontman Einar Fjelldal (ex-GRAVEMACHINE), Norwegian Black Metallers ORKAN are set to release a new full-length album, which will be titled “Livlaus”, on Dark Essence Records on the […]

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

Orkan Livlaus 2400x2400 NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS ORKAN ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF UPCOMING FULL-LENGTH ALBUM Dark Essence Records

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 […]

ALFAHANNE AND DARK ESSENCE RECORDS ANNOUNCE COMPETITION IN RUN-UP TO ALBUM RELEASE

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When details of ALFAHANNE’s debut full-length album “Alfapokalyps” were revealed prior to the album’s release on Dark Essence Records early last year, many were surprised to find that the Swedish band, who at that time were relatively unknown, had managed to attract guest appearances from artists such as TAAKE’s Hoest, SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth, and HELHEIM’s […]

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS FIELDS A TOTAL OF SEVEN BANDS AT THIS YEAR’S INFERNO FESTIVAL

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Bergen-based DARK ESSENCE RECORDS, the Norwegian label whose roster features not only some of the most respected and long- standing Black and Extreme Metal artists in the business, but also some of the most talented upcoming bands, showcases no less than seven of its bands at this year’s Inferno Festival. One of Europe’s foremost music […]