Formed in 2011 by cousins Sondre Veland on drums, percussion, vocals and keyboards, and Bastian Veland on guitars, vocals, bass, upright bass and keyboards, OSSICLES is, according to the band, a constantly evolving project that is influenced by genres as varied as jazz, rock, avent-garde,ambient, noise and minimalism. “Mantlepiece”, which was a double album released on OSSICLES’ own label, No Weather Records, was largely written when the two cousins were around the ages of 16/17, but also includes later material, as well as tracks written during the recording process. On the strength of this release OSSICLES was invited by MIKE PORTNOY to appear at the Progressive Nation at Sea Festival in 2014, an opportunity the band sadly had to turn down due to the high cost of travelling to the USA to join the ship in Miami.
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.
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.
Customers can also order records and merchandise directly through via the label webshop.
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, Seven Impale, The Brimstone Solar Radiation Band, D?AccorD, Fatal Fusion and Nordagust.
Please don’t send mp3′s or other large files to our e-mail address. Physica copies sent to our address is also unnecessary. A streaming or download link to your music together with a brief presentation of the band and relevant links is the way to go.
Dark Essence Records AS
Tel: +47 95 74 92 19 (Martin)
Tel: +47 922 66 316 (Bjørnar)
+47 412 11 208 (Kristine)