Emerging from the Norwegian underground rock scene, Tiebreaker has grown to become one the finest rock bands of the country. Playing more than 200 performances since 2013, this band has taken their industrial heritage of hard work to the greater music scene. With high-energy shows, the band has established a solid live reputation in their wake. Tiebreaker has shared stage with Dumdum Boys, Kvelertak, Skambankt and many more. In 2013 they played eleven shows in 9 days at SXSW, and repeated the success in 2014!
The band released their debut album, “We Come from the Mountains”, in 2014 on their own label in Norway, which Karisma Records are releasing internationally now. In the meantime the band plans to move to a cabin in the Norwegian countryside in August to concentrate on their sophomore full-length.
Tiebreaker’s lineup of Thomas Espeland Karlsen on vocals, Eirik Wik Haug and Olav Areklett Vikingstad on guitars, Patrick Andersson on bass and Pål Gunnar Dale on drums create a sound that blends classic 70’s rock with today’s dirty rock and blues style and a pinch of prog thrown into the mix. A perfect fit for Karisma Records growing roster of top notch bands.
We Come from the Mountains
Karisma Records and Dark Essence Records releases are distributed worldwide in physical formats through the PlasticHead Distribution (PHD) network. We work closely with all PHD local sub-distributors to coordinate promotion and marketing in the individual territory.
Music distributed in Norway is done through Border Music.
Furthermore, all Karisma Records and Dark Essence Records releases are made avalaible all over the globe in multiple formats and through a multitude of services like iTunes, WIMP, Spotify and Amazon. Our main distributor for digital content is Phonofile.
Digital webshop can be found here Karisma & Dark Essence Records
Sony RED Distribution
Plastic Head Distribution
Non Stop Music (Switzerland)
Rock Extremum (Slovakia / Czech Republic)
Soulfood Distribution (Germany / Austria)
Sound Pollution (Sweden)
Soundforge Music Group (Greece)
Soyuz Music (Russia)
Target Distribution (Denmark)
Modern Invasion Music (Australia)
Southbound (New Zealand)
Karisma Records is an independent record label based in Bergen, Norway. We work mainly with rock and progressive music even though our main focus is simply quality music for musically minded people. In oposition to popular trend we maintain a strong belief in the physical album complemented by digital alternatives, and our records are avaliable worldwide in multiple formats.
Karisma Records is currently the home of Airbag, Bjørn Riis, Seven Impale, Tiebreaker, Brimstone, D’AccorD, Fatal Fusion, Ossicles, Magic Pie, Rendezvous Point and Nordagust.
If you want to submit your music to Karisma Records please send a link to stream or download your music together with a brief presentation of the band and any other relevant links via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send mp3’s or other large files via e-mail. Physical copies sent to our address is also unnecessary.
Dark Essence Records AS
Tel: +47 95 74 92 19 (Martin)
Tel: +47 922 66 316 (Bjørnar)
+47 412 11 208 (Kristine)