Monday, 9 April 2018

Hyperion Perennial Ascendancy Tour 2018 - Swedish Symphonic black metallers Hyperion are ready to once again bring chaos over Europe on their second European tour


Hyperion Perennial Ascendancy Tour 2018

Swedish Symphonic black metallers Hyperion 
are ready to once again bring chaos over Europe on their second European tour the tour will take them through both East and South Europe this coming May , and today we are proud to inform even more tour dates dates for upcoming European tour May 2018 
this tour marks the closing chapter for their 2016 debut album Seraphical Euphony with them on this tour a slew of old and new faces will join forces to conquer Europe support bands for total tour are
Asenblut, HelrothMisanthropiaThyrgrim,EffronteryMornirOdium Humani Generis Like Fire , Nucleanus Broken Chair

please have a look out for tour poster.
Hyperion Perennial Ascendancy Tour 2018

10/5 TBA
11/5 Warsaw (Voodoo Club)
12/5 Łódź (Magnetofon)
13/5 Kraków (Cemetery Pub)
15/5 Budapest (S8 Underground Club)
16/5 Brno (M13 Rock & Pub)
17/5 Leipzig (Mörtelwerk)
18/5 Köln (Valhalla Metal Club)
19/5 Berlin (Blackland)
20/5 Hamburg (Bambi Galore)




KATAKLYSM & HYPOCRISY Announce “Death…Is Just The Beginning” European Co-Headline Tour

Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM announce that they will be teaming up with Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY for a European co-headline tour! After several years without any touring activities, the band with Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, LINDEMANN) is back in business; KATAKLYSM will release their upcoming studio record, »Meditations«, on June 1st, 2018 through Nuclear Blast. The tour’s special name traces back to Nuclear Blast’s popular sampler series and promises nothing but evenings of moshpits and endless devastation. Don’t miss out on this outstanding tour and secure your tickets now!








KATAKLYSM’s Maurizio Iacono commented:
“It’s been in talks for over two years and finally both KATAKLYSM and our brothers in HYPOCRISY can make the schedule work to join forces once more. It’s been almost 15 years since we toured together and the last time we did the tours became instant classics. It‘s that time again folks… KATAKLYSM & HYPOCRISY team up once more for a world tour beginning with Europe this fall. To make things even greater our record label Nuclear Blast has come on board and baptized the tour »Death…Is Just The Beginning«, a homage to the old classic compilations that made so many fans discover both bands back in the day. This will mark the return of this classic compilation with this tour and maybe give other artists the chance to get discovered like we did. DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR, YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE!”

HYPOCRISY’s Peter Tägtgren added:
“I hope that you are just as excited as we are, because we are very happy to announce that we are finally warming up the HYPOCRISY engine again and that we will be back on the road in fall! We will be touring Europe together with our friends in KATAKLYSM! The tour will be an overview of the chaos and confusion created by HYPOCRISY over the years. See you out there!”

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Occult Hard Rockers Acârash Reveal Details Of Debut Full-Length Album

OCCULT HARD ROCKERS ACÂRASH REVEAL DETAILS OF DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM





Dark Essence Records have set the 8th of June as the release  for the debut full-length album from Norwegian Occult Hard Rockers ACÂRASH.    Titled "In Chaos Becrowned", the eight track album was mixed and mastered by Ruben Willem at the Caliban Studios in Oslo,  and features artwork by Lasse Almqvist Scherven. 



Tracklisting for "In Chaos Becrowned", which will be released in Digi CD and LP formats, is as follows:

1. Cadaver Dei
2. Shadows Roam
3. Gathering of Crows
4. In Chaos Becrowned
5. Ashes of the Mortal Mind
6. Legio Obscura
7. Sacrifice the Winter Wolf
8. Cenotaph in Flesh



ACÂRASH, whose lineup comprises Sølve Sæther on drums, Lukas Paulsen on guitars and Anlov P. Mathiesen on bass and vocals, was formed in Oslo in the fall of 2016,  and is rooted in the 80s and 90s avant-garde rockers THE VOID .  With members hailing from bands such as LONELY KAMEL, ZECTION8, FAUSTUS and DEEP REST, ACÂRASH is a band whose influences are varied, and which embraces tradition, yet manages to forge an identity all of its own.

By combining  hard rock, with doom and black metal, ACÂRASH  has succeeded in forming  a  sound in which esoteric poetry and ritualistic contemplation are central to the music, and mirror the nuances in both sound and musical contrasts.

With "In Chaos Becrowned", ACÂRASH has  shown an ability to reinvent, whilst at the same time  preserve, in order to deliver a record that explores and develops the boundaries of rock and metal, and naturally alternates between raw catchiness, dark introspection, and progressive playfulness.

More information about  ACÂRASH can be found on the band's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/acarash/

A series of short teaser videos from ACÂRASH's debut full-length album "In Chaos Becrowned" can be seen on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pg/acarash/videos/


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/acarash/
Band Contact:  info@acarash.com
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DarkEssenceRecords/videos
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Dark Essence Webshop North America:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Dimmu Borgir have proved once again that they are back for good after over 7 years of silence. On May 4th, the black metal masters will bring us their new full-length album Eonian and today, they unveil their second single with a nice music video.



With 1.3 million Youtube-views on their first single 'Interdimensional Summit', Norwegian black metallers  Dimmu Borgir have proved once again  that they are back for good after over 7 years of silence. On May 4th, the black metal masters will bring us  their new full-length album  Eonian and today, they unveil their second single with a nice music video.

The experimental, folkloristic 'Council of Wolves And Snakes' is risking a look far beyond the horizon and proves that the band follows 'no formula, no absolute', as Silenoz (Official) vows, and shows that the path sometimes guides them to places they would have never expected to end up when they started their journey.

Vocalist Shagrath (Official) states: "It's a song that sticks out from the rest of the album, it's DIMMU BORGIR going into an experimental direction, but you can also find a lot of black metal inspiration in the middle section of the song. We are a band that has never been afraid of trying out new directions and artistically this is surely a very interesting and different track."

The digital single is available for download and streaming via this link: http://nblast.de/DBCouncilWolvesSnakes
Pre-order the album here: http://nblast.de/DimmuEonian


Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Swedish Metal band VANHELGA and , Osmose Productions reveals the cover and track listing for Vanhelga's highly anticipated fifth album, Fredagsmys, which is set for international release on June 29th on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.



Swedish Metal band VANHELGA and , Osmose Productions reveals the cover and track listing for Vanhelga's highly anticipated fifth album, Fredagsmys.

 Set for international release on June 29th on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
True to their own words, their fifth full-length - and first for Osmose - is the continuing exploration of the darker sides of reality and another experiment in how to find its purest expression: using sarcasm combined with overall schizophrenic mood changes between pitch-black hopelessness and cheerful euphoria, but still keeping a level of seriousness Vanhelga has come to be a force to be reckoned with.
First track sample to be revealed shortly.
- Tracklist -
1. Sömnparalys
2. Psykotisk självinsikt
3. Varde mörker
4. Ensam mot alla
5. Förpassad till misär
6. Två blir ett
7. Keep the window closed
8. RIP (Relationship in pieces)
9. Feels like breathing in sulfur
10. You are temporary
11. Fredagsmys

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Saturday, 24 March 2018

Avslut - Deceptis (2018) - Review


Band: Avslut
Album title: Deceptis
Release date: 23 February 2018
Label: Osmose Productions

Tracklist:
01. Pestilens
02. Förlorad
03. Existensens Skugga
04. Legion
05. Martyrium
06. Deceptis
07. Evigt Mörker
08. Terra Mater
09. Avslut
Swedish black metallers Avslut finally brought us their debut album Deceptis, and what an album this is! It's hard to pin point exactly what makes Avslut unique and what makes them part of a larger plan, but one thing is certain, they sure do not tend to disappoint.

Deceptis is filled with everything a solid black metal record should have these days, from mid tempo groovy tunes to extraordinary captivating melodies and more blistering fast furious tracks. The album has a very sharp tone that reminds me of the early days of Gorgoroth, but it dosen’t quite stop there as the music tends to be more well balanced on this time around. Following from their debut mini EP Vanskapt that came out in 2016 Avslut has leaped a long way from it but also making it clear what you could expect from their new opus. Without basing too much on older material or backstory Avslut is an interesting newcommer to the black metal scene that was formed in the suburbs of Stockholm in 2016 by Christian and Oscar who shared the same vision to create proper black metal.
 
What makes Avslut unique is that they sing in their native tounge Swedish and while some may argue that black metal lyrics may sometimes be tricky to understand, Avslut makes a change with Christians quite clear singing voice and prononciation. With chilling riffs and crushing musical production Avslut can best be described as a lethal weapon to excecute humanity.

With beautiful tremolo solos and strong melodic lines Avslut manages to convince nearly anyone and they surely know what it means stand for blood, fire and death. With a playing time nearly 44 minutes the album is a real welcome to the more die hard fans of black metal as well as the newer fans of the genre. Deceptis is one of the most solid black metal records you'll have a chance to hear in today's flooded scene, and I strongly encourage you all to pick up a copy and support the madness. I'm also sure that we can expect even more greatness from them in the future.
Review written by: Oliver
Rating: 9/10

Thursday, 22 March 2018

NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS TAAKE SET TO TOUR JAPAN


NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS TAAKE SET TO TOUR JAPAN








Having just celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a show in their home town of Bergen, Norwegian Black Metallers TAAKE will make a welcome return to Japan where they are set to play four dates in July.  Supporting TAAKE on the tour will be BLOODSHOT DAWN from the UK,  and REMISSION and SEPTIK PIGGERY from Australia.  Routing is as follows:

26 July:  Soma, Osaka,
27 July:  Imaike 3 Star, Nagoya
28 July:  Cyclone, Tokyo,
29 July:  Cyclone, Tokyo






TAAKE's "Norwegian style and  sound, comes down to the perfection by TAAKE's iconic frontman and founder Hoest, whom has been keeping the spirit of Norwegian Black Metal alive for a quarter of a century, both in the studio and on the stage, whilst never  allowing the icy, dangerous edge, much beloved by Black Metal fans, to stagnate.
Hoest's  delivers a powerful presence on stage which easly  dominates any stage on which he sets foot on, 
combined with solid live lineup of experienced and skilled musicians, and an  extensive  back catalogue to draw from, does indeed  always help.
Taake is a band you must witness live to properely understand the value.


TAAKE's seventh full-length album "Kong Vinter" was  released on Dark Essence Records at the end of 2017 and is now available,  along with the band's other releases, and exclusive merchandise, from the following, as well as from all the usual retailers:

Bandcamp: https://taake.bandcamp.com/
EU Webshop: www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
US Webshop https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Svartekunst Produksjoner: http://svartekunst.bigcartel.com

More information about TAAKE can be found on the band’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial  or on their website at http://taake.svartekunst.no/

The official video for the track “Nordbundet” from the TAAKE album “Noregs Vaapen” can be seen at http://youtu.be/OAIIbnrYC7Q

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Taake Website: http://taake.svartekunst.no/
Taake on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial
Taake Bandcamp:  https://taake.bandcamp.com
Taake WebShop: http://svartekunst.bigcartel.com/
Svartekunst Produksjoner: http://svartekunst.no
Taake Management & Booking: Propulsion Music http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
email: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no
 Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DarkEssenceRecords/videos
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Dark Essence Webshop North America:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records