In 2013 SLEGEST signed with DARK ESSENCE - a Bergen based metal label of considerable renown - and their first album Løyndom was released. In fall that year ESE formed a live lineup for SLEGEST. Giving their debut show in the small town of Hoyanger on the northern shores of the Sognefjord, the newly formed lineup - ESE on guitar and vocals, SØR on guitars, HÖVARD on bass and FJØSNE on ze drums - gave the audience a taste of what was to come: a hard grooving no non-sense heavy rock band.
In 2014 SLEGEST hit the road in Europe with Taake and Aeternus from Bergen, giving the European audiences a finely tuned blend of 70s and 80s heavy metal, combined with the attitude and harsh vocals known from the Norwegian black metal scene. In 2016 SLEGEST released their follow up album Vidsyn, and once again hit the road alongside Taake, and this time also the swedes in Shining Having released a double 7’ vinyl Lagnad I E in the summer of 2018, Slegest spent the rest of the year touring Europe and releasing their third album Introvert.