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From June 21 - July 7, I will be gone on holidays. Therefore my last trip to the post office will be on Monday June 20.
I can guarantee that all orders placed by Monday morning will be shipped before I leave. Otherwise, your order will be shipped a couple of days after my return (July 8-10 or so)

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 Recent Hypnotic Dirge Releases
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 SUBTERRANEAN DISPOSITION -  CONTAGIUUM AND THE LANDSCAPES OF FAILURE
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SUBTERRANEAN DISPOSITION PAGE

NEGATIVE VOICE - COLD REDRAFTED
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NEGATIVE VOICE PAGE

 IMMENSTY - THE ISOLATION SPLENDOUR
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IMMENSITY PAGE

WOMB - DECEPTION THROUGH YOUR LIES 
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Upcoming Hypnotic Dirge Releases

 

FRIGORIS - NUR EIN MOMENT...
RELEASE: LATE AUGUST 2016

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SUBTERRANEAN DISPOSITION - ALL ROADS LEAD TO PERDITION
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 IMMENSITY - THE SULLEN [MUSIC VIDEO]

 VERLIES - MALADIE 
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 NORILSK - NATURE MORTE [MUSIC VIDEO]


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June 2016; Twelve new albums
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[ Inglorious, A.H.P., Solacide, AVDL, Humm, Heretique, Gallileous, Heiden, Somnus Aeternus, Quercus, The Morningside, (Echo) ]

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TRACK PREMIERE: Frigoris debuts new track “Trúwen” from upcoming album “Nur ein moment…”
to be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records in late August

June 20, 2016

Atmospheric Post-Black Metal band Frigoris  has spent the better part of the past two years preparing their follow-up album to the well-received “Wind” album from 2013. The new album is entitled “Nur ein moment…” (Just one moment…), the first album in a two part concept series, and we are now premiering a track from the album, entitled “Trúwen.” You can head to the Hypnotic Dirge Records Bandcamp page to stream and download the first new Frigoris track in three years!

Frigoris is a post black metal band rooted in the heart of the ruhr-area, Germany. The combination between Black Metal riffing and craftsmanship as well as a postmodern approach towards atmosphere and lyrics form a synthesis that results in long, atmospheric but melodious songs. The isolation and depression in modern society, the beauty of nature and a last pure shimmer of hope left are all tropes you can feel and read in the tracks. The trampled and narrow paths of Black Metal are left to find a new identity at the end of Parnassus. 

The third album “Nur ein Moment…” (Just one moment…) is the current peak of this development. A combination of the typical Frigoris sound, established in the highly praised predecessor “Wind”, with extensive elements of Post Rock and Doom form six epic and atmospheric pieces that are supported by the lyrical concept leading us on the tracks of a protagonist who faces the consequences of suicide in an interior journey. The more than 52 minutes work was given the perfect mixture between modern and natural sound by Daniel Heyn (live mixer of Primordial, Secrets of the Moon, Ruins of Beverast, etc.) who caught the atmosphere of the album at the perfect spot.  

 
“Nur ein moment…” will be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records in late August in a beautifully designed 4 panel digipack, with a 12 page booklet. The official release date will be revealed soon.

Frigoris Website | Frigoris Facebook | Frigoris Profile

ALBUM RELEASE: Subterranean Disposition - Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure
June 13, 2016

Today's the day! The second album from the eclectic apocalyptic doom band Subterranean Disposition is officially released through Hypnotic Dirge Records / Solitude Productions!

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Nearly four years after releasing the debut self-titled album, Melbourne based Experimental Death-Doom band Subterranean Disposition returns with a massive new full-length album entitled “Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure.” With over two decades of experience in various projects, (including in bands such as Cryptic Darkness, The Eternal, and Insomnium Dei among others), Subterranean Disposition founder Terry Vainoras brings with him a plethora of writing and recording experience, and has used that to his advantage, in crafting an unmistakably bold, creative, and forward-thinking album that incorporates as many elements and techniques outside the doom metal genre as within it.

Asides from a wide variety of guitars, bass, and vocal styles, Terry also plays saxophone on the album, and enlisted the help of Dan Nahum (Bleakwood, The Veil, Dead River Runs Dry) on Drums, Gelareh Pour on Kemancheh, Qeychak Alto and voice, and Daniel Lucas on guest vocals. All-in-all, a wide variety of sound textures, dynamics, and emotion are incorporated into this album, ultimately crafting an album drenched in atmosphere and post-apocalyptic fervor with subtle and careful deliberation in every aspect of its writing and recording. 

“Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure” was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Adam Calaitzis at Toyland studio in Melbourne Australia, and the album cover was crafted by acclaimed New York artist Coby O’Brien (whose cover art also appears on past HDR compilations). This album is available around the world now!

 RECORDING DOCUMENTARY: Subterranean Disposition - The Making of..."Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure"
June 1, 2016

Subterranean Disposition's second album "Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure" is due to be released on June 13, 2016.

Watch this mini-documentary about the recording process and creation of this album including a lot of behind the scenes footage, and an interview with SD founded Terry Vainoras!


 VIDEO PREMIERE: Subterranean Disposition premieres video for “All Roads lead to Perdition” on No Clean Singing; Pre-orders of "Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure" album being accepted! May 17, 2016

Subterranean Disposition’s new album, entitled “Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure” is less than a month away! Thus we - with the help of No Clean Singing who is hosting the premiere - are releasing a new video clip for the track “All Roads Lead to Perdition” a song and video which conjures up images of collapse and apocalypse.


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"ALL ROADS LEAD TO PERDITION" VIDEO CLIP 

 Terry Vainoras comments: “ All roads lead to perdition” touches lyrically on many facets of our decline as a species that could attribute to an extinction event or apocalypse in our lifetimes. To me the tone of the music invokes a similar feeling when reading Cormac Macarthy’s “The Road”- a post apocalyptic journey down that road to hell, so I have tried to combine that feeling with the lyric concepts in an open to interpretation way, following the dynamics of the music very close visually on its long trip, from ignorance to disorder, death and beyond.

No Clean Signing also provides some thoughts on the song and video on their article: "From the rising sun over a desolate landscape that accompanies the song’s opening, bereft notes to the scenes of a bleak and crumbling urban wasteland that soon follow, the imagery in the video begins to unfold in a rapidly changing montage of sights that provides a creative match for the haunting music.

 
The music’s desolate, anguished intensity returns soon enough, but the back half of the song also includes a sublime guitar solo that oozes pain like sap from a felled tree. The discordant sounds that flicker across the drifting ambience of the song’s finale seem a fitting way to conclude this hopeless but hypnotic journey."

Besides this, we’re now also accepting pre-orders for anyone interested in the CD version of the album, which includes full lyrics and artwork by Coby O’Brien. $10 + shipping for the new album, or $15 + shipping to include Subterranean Disposition’s 2012 debut self-titled album.


New Subterranean Disposition album “Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure” to be released in June 2016!
The track "Wooden Kimono Fixative" available for streaming and download now!

April 20, 2016

Melbourne based Experimental Death-Doom band Subterranean Disposition reveals the track “Wooden Kimono Fixative” from their upcoming sophomore album “Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure” which will be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records / Solitude Productions on June 13, 2016!

Taking the name from a Tom Waits coined phrase – ( Wooden Kimono being slang for a casket ) the track is a meditation on the human obsession with death and folklore of the end time.

With over two decades of experience in various projects, (including in bands such as Cryptic Darkness, The Eternal, and Insomnium Dei among others), Subterranean Disposition founder Terry Vainoras brings with him a plethora of writing and recording experience, and has used that to his advantage, in crafting an unmistakably bold, creative, and forward-thinking album that incorporates as many elements and techniques outside the doom metal genre as within it. 
 
Asides from a wide variety of guitars, bass, and vocal styles, Terry also plays saxophone on the album, and enlisted the help of Dan Nahum (Bleakwood, The Veil, Dead River Runs Dry) on Drums, Gelareh Pour on Kemancheh, Qeychak Alto and voice, and Daniel Lucas on guest vocals. All-in-all, a wide variety of sound textures, dynamics, and emotion are incorporated into this album, ultimately crafting an album drenched in atmosphere and post-apocalyptic fervor with subtle and careful deliberation in every aspect of its writing and recording. 

 “Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure” was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Adam Calaitzis at Toyland studio in Melbourne Australia, and the album cover was crafted by acclaimed New York artist Coby O’Brien (whose cover art also appears on past HDR compilations). This album will be jointly released by Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Productions on June 13, 2016.

The tracklisting for “Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure” is as follows:
1 - Hungry Ghosts on Rotten Soil
2 - Wooden Kimono Fixative
3 - Embittered
4 - All Roads Lead to Perdition
5 - A lifelong Slumber
6 - Aggressors Clothed as Victims

Subterranean Disposition Website
  |  Subterranean Disposition Facebook



 ALBUM RELEASE: Negative Voice - Cold Redrafted

April 11, 2016

Today marks the release of the Negative Voice's new album "Cold Redrafted" on Hypnotic Dirge Records / BadMoodMan Music!
Much has already been said about the album in previous posts, so to avoid repeating ourselves, I will simply say that this album should appeal to fans of Blackened Doom Metal, as well as prog, and post-rock listeners as it includes elements from a wide variety of genres.

 This past weekend, ahead of the album release, the knowledgeable and dedicated blog "No Clean Singing" premiered the album on their website and had the following the say about Cold Redrafted:

"The skill with which the band dynamically integrate the stylistic elements of doom, progressive metal, post-metal, death metal, and black metal is impressive. They spin out spellbinding melodies with the same sure hand that they use to unleash barbaric fusillades of raking tremolo riffs or rain down boulders of pavement-cracking doom. The end result is music that’s mentally engrossing and memorable, yet completely galvanizing and pulverizing in its heaviness. And all the songs are winners — there are no weak links in this mighty chain.

 The vocals display a similar variety, moving from very good clean, clear vocals to bestial growls and sulphuric blackened shrieks. The instrumental performers are all obviously quite talented and creative, and the music is beautifully produced in a way that provides both clarity and immense physical impact."

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 ALBUM RELEASE : Immensity - The Isolation Splendour
March 21, 2016

After years of preparation, today marks the release of the debut album from this Greek Doom Band on Hypnotic Dirge Records and BadMoodMan Music! Almost 80 minutes of music is included on the album including their original 2012 Demo "The Lonely Aquarelle."

Intricate, melancholic, and melodic doom that will appeal to listeners of My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, early-Anathema. and Draconian among others is what you should expect to find on this album, so if you are a fan of early 90's doom, or gothic death-doom, check out the full stream on the Bandcamp link.

Those who pre-ordered the album will have their album shipped around April 1. The manufacturing and shipping of the album took a little bit longer than expected, but they should arrive here within a week! Sorry for the delay. (If it's any consolation, the Negative Voice pre-orders will ship earlier than its release date since both albums were manufactured together)

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