Norwegian Black Metallers ENDEZZMA have signed a two-album deal with Dark Essence Records, joining a roster that includes some of the best known and established bands in the genre, as well as some of the upcoming artists that are making huge waves on the scene.
Formed in 2006 by frontman M. Shax, ENDEZZMA’s original lineup featured URGEHAL’s late, and much lamented, Trondr Nefas. The duo, joined by other, experienced Norwegian musicians, quickly established a die-hard following, impressed by the band’s live appearances, which were imbued with morbid overtiones and an undercurrent of barely-suppressed viciousness. “Alone”, ENDEZZMA’s aptly named first release, cemented the band’s reputation as a force to be reckoned with. A band that went its own way, regardless of what others thought, or were doing.
The debut full-length “Erotik Nekrosis” appeared in 2012, and proved that ENDEZZMA was a band well-able to weave an old school atmosphere into eerie, seductive, modern compositions, to produce an album full of necro requiems. It also marked the death of Trondr Nefas, which left a vacuum within the band. A vacuum that was eventually filled by guitarist M. Malphas, which allowed ENDEZZMA to go on to explore mystical dark fields with their sophomore full-length “Arcane Abyss”.
Aside from Shax on vocals and Malphas on guitars, ENDEZZMA’s lineup includes Nihil on Rythm Guitar, Skriu on Drums and Aske on Bass – a group of experienced musicians, hungry to bring their brand of brutal, fiercely intense, and yet aesthetically mystical approach, to Dark Essence Records, a label they know will understand where they are coming from, and where they want to go.
Commenting on what fans can expect from their third album, ENDEZZMA had this to say:
The upcoming album has been mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna at the Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm. He Is well known for his great work on recent WATAIN and MAYHEM albums, so we knew that we were in the hands of someone who would know exactly what we wanted.
Together with Dark Essence we intend to meet the high expectations that have been placed on us, and come out with an album of extremely strong material that will take fans into a mystical world of stellar darkness filled with mythical outcasts and characters.
Epic energy will burn the night!
It’s time to let the Stellar Darkness shine!
WE ARE ENDEZZMA
More information about ENDEZZMA can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/endezzma/
The official video for the track “Junkyard Oblivion” from ENDEZZMA’s “Erotik Nekrosis” album can be seen below.