Having recently added Avantgarde Metallers IF NOTHING IS to its roster, Dark Essence Records have wasted no time in planning the release of the band’s 2015 self-titled debut album, which originally saw the light of day only through a limited selection of digital platforms, and never received the kind of exposure that the brainchild of DØDHEIMSGARD bassist Lars Emil Måløy richly deserved.
The album itself has been completely re-mixed and re-mastered, and ranges from thrash, speed and death to black metal, and which, as a consequence, is the embodiment of what lies at the heart of extreme and technical metal music. And today, Dark Essence Records have given us a taste of what to expect with the release of the track “Anti Horde”, about which IF NOTHING IS have this to say:
A decade after it was written the “Anti Horde” rises to new heights with an updated mix and new mastering. “Anti Horde” is about disowning the alpha stereotypes, humiliating leader figures and taking your own path. It is an action we condone, no matter what your path might be (as long as it is leftwards) . To this day this track still gives us goose bumps, so give it a spin. You might even like it!
The track “Anti Horde” can be downloaded or streamed from a variety of services at https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/INI_AntiHorde
“If Nothing Is” is an album that melds sharp technical skills and creative songwriting with a keen eye for detail and a streak of madness. It is intersected with progressive, experimental passages and rich jazzy parts, with each song a journey in itself.
With DØDHEIMSGARD’s Vicotnik weaving his magic on synths, beats and samples, and with brand new original artwork by Ulf Simon Lindgren “If Nothing Is” will hit the streets in for the first time ever in CD and Vinyl (as a transparent clear double LP with gatefold cover) as well as digitally on the 10th September. Track listing as follows:
4. Anti Horde
5. Dominant Outlaw Nation
6. Postapo Calypso
7. Darkspace Navigator
9. Apsylum Absolute
10. If Nothing Is
“If Nothing Is” is available to pre-order now from the following:
Dark Essence Webshop: https://darkessencerecords.no/
If Nothing is bandcamp: https://ini-official.bandcamp.com/album/if-nothing-is-2
US webshop: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Formed in Trondheim, Norway, in 2008, IF NOTHING IS started life as the extreme metal band REVOCATION, and, along with the name change, cane a new musical direction for the lineup that today comprises Boeddelen on vocals and lyrics, Håkon Grytvik and Mats Stenberg on guitars, Lars Emil Måløy on bass, FX, backing vocals, lyrics, main composer and Vegard Myrdal Berg on drums, backing vocals and lyrics.