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ORKAN - Inked A Record Deal With Dark Essence Records

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Norwegian black metallers Orkan have signed a record deal with Dark Essence Records and are set to release the band's sophomore full-length album Livlaus later this year. Orkan's four-man line-up was formed in 2008 by Taake's live guitarist Gjermund Fredheim and ex-Byfrost drummer Rune Ness. Having been joined by former Grimnorth bassist Sindre Hillesdal and frontman Einar Fjelldal (ex-Gravemachine), Orkan released their debut full-length album Crimson Canvas in 2012. Whilst Crimson Fields is, as described by the band, "a self-financed, thrashy album", Orkan have left this sound behind them and taken their musical vision in a much darker direction, taking the classic Norwegian black metal sound and incorporating into it influences from many other genres, to create atmospheric melodies with haunting vocals and intense blastbeats. More details about the upcoming album should be revealed soon, stay tuned! Link