Norwegian Black Metallers ORKAN are set to release the band’s third full-length album, ‘Element’, via Dark Essence Records on October 5th 2018.
ORKAN’s four-man lineup was formed in 2008 by TAAKE’s live guitarist Gjermund Fredheim and ex- BYFROST drummer Rune Nesse. 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.
Their acclaimed sophomore album ‘Livlaus’ was released in 2015. With this album ORKAN’s musical vision was oriented for 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.