Hypnotic Dirge Records is an independent non-profit record label and webshop based in Saskatoon, Canada. Our intention and raison d'être is to release quality expressive and eclectic art through aural manifestations.
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Hypnotic Dirge Records releases are available on bandcamp for streaming and download for free / by-donation.
You can also download our full digital discography (60+ albums) for $25.00 CDN.
Our philosophy is rooted in the principle of open-source media and unlimited access!
We depend on the community for support to fund future releases and believe in the efficacy of this model!


Hypnotic Dirge Records' full catalog is also on Discogs for those who like to browse and buy records on there!
We have almost 1000 albums in the catalog including around 250 albums for only $5.50.
Our webstore has a limit of 1000 items so there are some distro albums only available on Discogs.


 Recent Hypnotic Dirge Releases
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OBITUS -
SLAVES OF THE VAST MACHINE
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OBITUS PAGE

SUBARCTIC NOCTURNES:
BELOW THE WILTED GROVE 
[DIGITAL COMPILATION]

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HARROW -  FRAGMENTS OF A FALLEN STAR
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HARROW PAGE

FRIGORIS - 
NUR EIN MOMENT...

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FRIGORIS PAGE

 

Upcoming Hypnotic Dirge Releases


HDR - 052 : NONE - selftitled
AVAILABLE APRIL 11, 2017
"Wither" streaming now!

HDR - 050 : netra - Ingrats
AVAILABLE MARCH 9, 2017
"Everything's Fine" streaming now!



Recent Video Uploads
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*Click the play button, and then full-size button on bottom right to watch full-screen.

OBITUS - SLAVES OF THE VAST MACHINE
[TEASER VIDEO]

NETRA - INGRATS
[TEASER VIDEO]

LYRICIST: EPISODE ONE:
NORILSK


HDR VIDEO SERIES:
THE IDEA OF NORILSK
[NORILSK INTRODUCTION]


Latest Webshop Additions

February 2017; Twenty-Eight New Albums!
[Latest Additions Page]

[Fortíð, Wormreich / Diabolus Amator / Gravespawn / Vesterian, Enoid, Isgarde, Helleboros, Profanatica, Pale Divine, Ævangelist , Dwell, Invocation Spells, Destruktor, Nocturnal Blood, Gravewürm, Attalla, Weird Light, Denouncement Pyre, Altar of Oblivion, Agatus, Throneum, Crucified Mortals, Synapses, Nepente, Solinaris, Sarcoptes, Barbarian Swords, Suffer Yourself, Mavradoxa, Ekove Efrits]

Browse the latest additions to the webshop, updated monthly and imported from around the world! 




 ALBUM RELEASE: Obitus- Slaves of the Vast Machine

February 16, 2017

THE BOOT IS FIRMLY ON YOUR FACE NOW.

So, today's the day, the release of our first album of 2017. The first of many to come in this very busy time! Over the coming weeks, there will be a lot more revealed about our upcoming releases, but for today, the focus is on absolute hopelessness and dystopia.

"In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay."

Obitus packages available:

Shirt (M-XXL) + CD Combo - $C23 (+ shipping)
Shirt (M - XXL) - $C16 (+ shipping)
CD - $C10 (+ shipping)
Digital - Name Your Price

"A vision of our future dystopia is presented on 'Slaves of the Vast Machine", the new album from the Swedish Misanthropic Black Metal duo 'Obitus'. After their 2009 full-length "March of the Drones" and an EP in 2014 , they return with their most solid album yet! 

'Slaves of the Vast Machine' conveys human aimlessness and desperation amidst total social control with some brilliant icy riffs and dissonant tones. This is harsh progressive post-Black Metal that is relentless and chaotic from start to finish with some really solid tremolo-picking melodies, inexorable atmosphere, and a complete disregard for humanity. "



 RELEASE NEWS / SONG PREMIERE: NONE - selftitled [Atmospheric / Depressive Black Metal]
February 14, 2017

Atmospheric / DSBM band "NONE" will be releasing their debut self-titled album on Hypnotic Dirge on April 11, 2017 

Chilling and despondent music from the Pacific Northwest is what you’ll hear on NONE’s impressive debut album. The piercing guitar tone interwoven with haunting and depressing synth pads and piano melodies result in a sound that is constantly plodding forward, marching in despair towards an empty void. The solid blasting on this album provides a constant pulse and momentum while desperate shrieks, spoken words, and wails can be heard throughout. Make no mistake, this music is fucking cold and would serve as a perfect soundtrack to your death. An endless blizzard in a vast tundra. An album that will certainly appeal to Atmospheric Black Metal and DSBM listeners of such groups as Shining, Coldworld, and Woods of Desolation. 

Presented in a 6 panel digipack in a limitation of 300 copies. 
The track "Wither" is now streaming on Bandcamp


We will start taking pre-orders a couple weeks before the release and there will also be shirts and shirts + cd combo's available.


 
PRE-ORDERS: Obitus - Slaves of the Vast Machine CD, Merch, and Digital packages available!
January 25. 2017

The new album “Slaves of the Vast Machine” from the Swedish Dystopian Black Metal duo “Obitus” is now available to pre-order! “Slaves…” is the first new full-length from Obitus since 2009’s “March of the Drones” and should please the senses of all those who like dark and relentless Black Metal without a shred of hope.

Alongside the new album, a limited T-Shirt is also available, which you could order by itself or as a package with the CD for a reduced price! If you order the t-shirt or CD on Bandcamp, you will also receive the digital version of the album for free upon release on February 16.
Quantities are very limited - especially for XL and 2XL shirts so order quick to secure your copy!

All materials are expected to arrive from the production plants well ahead of the release date, so all those who pre-order will have their order shipped about a week prior to the release!

Finally - it should be mentioned that a second sample from “Slaves of the Vast Machine” has been posted on Bandcamp! If you would like to hear another part of this 45 minute track ahead of the album release, it is there. Unless you can restrict the temptation and remain patient until the full track is released on February 16!

RELEASE NEWS/SONG PREMIERE: netra premieres new track “Everything’s Fine” from upcoming “Ingrats” album!
January 18, 2017

The experimental and internationalist one-man project netra returns with the first new album since 2013 with perhaps his most focused work yet. After a number of years of silence from this project, the track “Everything’s Fine”, the first to be made available from netra’s upcoming album “Ingrats” is now premiering on Transcending Obscurity Webzine


Writing about the track "Everything's Fine", Chris Dahlberg had this to say:
Perhaps it’s appropriate that this early on in the album the instrumentals and vocals deliver some of their harshest and most depressive moments before delving into somber clean singing and experimental passages, as it serves as a good representation of the level of diversity the rest of the album is able to provide. The black metal sections are drenched in raw emotion, with the shrieking capable of sending shivers down your spine as the guitar leads twist and turn with jagged edges. But the further you get into Everything’s fine, the more it becomes clear that there’s a lot more to this piece. As the guitars and shrieks fade out, the tempo slows down and an eerie piano melody drives the song forward alongside some somber singing that has a gothic rock tinge to it. The sudden transitions between the mellower and chaotic sections are implemented perfectly, and just when you’ve started to wallow in the calmer melodies netra stabs you right in the throat with jagged edges.


The third full-length album“Ingrats”  (french for “ungrateful ones”)  is filled with raw and honest music that speaks to a common despair, internal psychosis, and the monotony of modern life. Mixing abrasive and claustrophobic depressive Black Metal, darkwave, trip-hop, and melancholic alternative rock, netra’s music has never been restricted by convention or tradition but on “Ingrats”, the hybridization of genres is perhaps more seamless than ever. The Black Metal feels urgent and sharp as ice, while the heavily distorted guitar tone is absolutely perfect as a contrast juxtaposed against the ominous darkwave melodies.

The perfect soundtrack for late-night walks in the city. The material on “Ingrats” is an all-out assault on the senses, a bitter pill that must be swallowed as an accompaniment for self-reflection. An album which can connect emotionally and leave you drained at the end.



Infectious. Claustrophobic. Intoxicating.
Take your soma and wander the streets for hours... 

“Ingrats” was mastered at Skansen Lydstudio (Manes, Atrox, Keep of Kallesin).
This is the critical next chapter for netra, the third installment and first new album in four years!


“Ingrats” will be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records on 
March 9, 2017.
Pre-order packages including new shirts and bundles will be made available soon!

netra - "Everything's Fine" premiere @ Transcending Obscurity Webzine
netra Facebook | netra Profile

RELEASE NEWS: Obitus to release new album "Slaves of the Vast Machine" in mid February!
January 4, 2017

"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever."

A vision of our future dystopia is presented on 'Slaves of the Vast Machine", the new album from the Swedish Misanthropic Black Metal duo 'Obitus'. After their 2009 full-length "March of the Drones" and an EP in 2014 , they return with their most solid album yet! 

'Slaves of the Vast Machine' conveys human aimlessness and desperation amidst total social control with some brilliant icy riffs and dissonant tones. This is harsh progressive post-Black Metal that is relentless and chaotic from start to finish with some really solid tremolo-picking melodies, inexorable atmosphere, and a complete disregard for humanity. 

This work is a single 45 minute track, a monolith without pause and as relentless as totalitarianism. 
This album will be co-released by Black Plague Records and Hypnotic Dirge Records on February 16, 2017.


COMPILATION RELEASE: Subarctic Nocturnes: Below the Wilted Grove [Volume III - MMXVI]
November 26, 2016

"Many moons have passed since our last compilation was released, but now we would like to present to you our third and final release of the Subarctic Nocturnes compilation series, “Below the Wilted Grove”. For those who revel in the simple yet brilliant sounds of acoustic medleys, accompanied by haunting vocals, trance-inducing rhythms, and droning violins, this is a collection of songs not to be missed! Fit for the rustic scenes of this dying season, “Below the Wilted Grove” is sure to ease its listeners into the most bitter of months ahead, as we’re lowered once again into the cold grave of another merciless winter.

Possibly our most surprising and dynamic compilation yet, the tracklist has been arranged, for the most-part, in an alternating order of instrumentals and lyrical songs, providing a balance of sonic worlds to be discovered, for adventurous and introspective minds alike. 

"Subarctic Nocturnes - Below the Wilted Grove" - Download/Stream


While each track bears its own genre-transcending qualities in contrast to the others, it’s worth noting that within roughly one-and-a-half hours of varied acoustic soundscapes we have included a live and unreleased track from Harrow (who is a recent addition to the HDR roster) and a subtle presence of the electric within many of the tracks submitted, such as those by Alberta’s “RAW”, Saskatchewan’s “Black Tremor”, British Columbia’s “Anilah”, Ukraine's "a noend of mine" (featuring Anton Belov and Alex Vynogradoff of "Kauan"), Oregon's "Aerial Ruin", and perhaps most notably through a guest appearance from Don Anderson (of “Agalloch”) on the track contributed by “Dolven”, who likewise hail from Oregon. Also among the 15 tracks included on this compilation, is a sneak peek of what’s to come from “Dwell in Moonblood”, a neofolk project based in Maine, USA, featuring HDR’s own Stephanie Sintra, and Brendan Hayter of “Obsidian Tongue” and “Thrawsunblat”.



We would like to extend a great deal of gratitude to all who have supported Hypnotic Dirge Records, now and over the years, and the incredibly driven and adept musicians who we’ve had this great pleasure of collaborating with! Without their undying dedication to their art, this compilation would not have been possible.. So please do not forget to visit their bandcamp pages as well, and show them your support! We hope you, listeners from around the globe, will enjoy this as much or even more than our past compilations, and share this within your circles of music-obsessed maniacs. Thank you."

Tracklisting:
1 - RAW - Death Waltz
2 - Aerial Ruin - Burn the Seasons
3 - Black Tremor - The Church
4 - a noend of mine - Dissolving Into Green
5 - Nathaneal Larochette - Farewell
6 - Thrawsunblat - She, Arboreal [Acoustic Version]
7 - Ulvesang - A Town of Ash
8 - Nechochwen - On the Wind
9 - Dolven - Inhale
10 - Harrow - Fallow Fields [Live & Ureleased Version]
11 - Musk Ox - Above the Clouds
12 - Crooked Mouth - Moontrance
13 - Dwell in Moonblood - Time: Waning Moon (Mischance of the Hour)
14 - Anilah - Warrior [Orignal Version]
15 - stroszek - I Resign



 

ALBUM RELEASE: Harrow - Fragments of a Fallen Star
November 8, 2016

Massive thanks for everyone's support this year! This is our last release of 2016 as we prepare for a very busy 2017. We already have some great releases in store for next year. HOWEVER, before getting ahead of myself, I encourage you all to check out my personal favourite Harrow album, "Fragments of a Fallen Star". Even though this album was originally released in 2013, it had never been released before on CD and the opportunity to release the CD version on HDR was too much to pass up!

Fragments of a Fallen Star - CD | Fragments of a Fallen Star - Digital

"Crafting a cathartic experience through introspective yet raw music, “Fragments of a Fallen Star” explores space by combining psychedelic drone, acoustic passages, and energetic atmospheric black metal to form what Daniel Vanderberg of Cult Nation called:” "the aural equivalent of a DMT trip, rocketing from the moons of Jupiter through a dimensional portal to frosty northern forests, pagan rituals and medieval battlegrounds.” A genuine spirit can be heard all throughout “Fragments…” an album of visceral energy and ritualistic capacity, an album rooted in claustrophobic and raw, yet atmospheric and infectious black metal, interlaced with haunting synth, and transcendent folk melodies.


“Fragments of a Fallen Star”, is at times sombre, othertimes haunting, sometimes spiritual, and still at other points abbrasive. It succeeds because it is able to paint a picture through patient and purposeful songwriting, revealing crescendos and cathartic peaks throughout. This album was originally self-released on cassette by Harrow in the summer of 2013. Now, more than three years later this underrated Blackened Folk album will be released in a digipack CD by Hypnotic Dirge Records on November 8. Fans and listeners of Alda, Skagos, Falls of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue, Blood of the Black Owl, Panopticon, Agalloch, Wolves In The Throne Room will appreciate Harrow!"

PRE-ORDER: Harrow - Fragments of a Fallen Star
October 17, 2016

The re-release of Harrow’s brilliant 2013 album “Fragments of a Fallen Star” is available to pre-order from Hypnotic Dirge Records! Previously released independently on cassette by Harrow, this is the first edition of the album on CD format - housed in a beautiful 4 panel digipack with new artwork from Jeremy Hannigan, and including liner notes and lyrics. This edition is strictly limited to 300 copies and will come with Harrow Logo stickers while stock lasts.

Crafting a cathartic experience through introspective yet raw music, “Fragments of a Fallen Star” explores space by combining psychedelic drone, acoustic passages, and energetic atmospheric black metal to form what Daniel Vanderberg of Cult Nation called: "the aural equivalent of a DMT trip, rocketing from the moons of Jupiter through a dimensional portal to frosty northern forests, pagan rituals and medieval battlegrounds.” A genuine spirit can be heard all throughout “Fragments…” an album of visceral energy and ritualistic capacity, an album rooted in claustrophobic and raw, yet atmospheric and infectious black metal, interlaced with haunting synth, and transcendent folk melodies. 


Fans and listeners of Alda, Skagos, Falls of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue, Panopticon, Blood of the Black Owl, Agalloch, and Wolves in the Throne Room will appreciate Harrow!





Harrow to release “Fragments of a Fallen Star” on CD through Hypnotic Dirge Records
September 21, 2016

Harrow, an excellent and underrated band from Victoria, BC will be re-releasing their second album, “Fragments of a Fallen Star” on digipack CD through Hypnotic Dirge Records this November! 

 This album was originally self-released on cassette by Harrow in the summer of 2013. Now, more than three years later this underrated Blackened Folk album will be released in a digipack CD by Hypnotic Dirge Records on November 9. Fans and listeners of Alda, Skagos, Falls of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue, Panopticon, Blood of the Black Owl, Agalloch, and Wolves in the Throne Room will appreciate Harrow!

Harrow Bandcamp  |  Harrow Facebook

Crafting a cathartic experience through introspective yet raw music, “Fragments of a Fallen Star” explores space by combining psychedelic drone, acoustic passages, and energetic atmospheric black metal to form what Daniel Vanderberg of Cult Nation called:” "the aural equivalent of a DMT trip, rocketing from the moons of Jupiter through a dimensional portal to frosty northern forests, pagan rituals and medieval battlegrounds.” A genuine spirit can be heard all throughout “Fragments…” an album of visceral energy and ritualistic capacity, an album rooted in claustrophobic and raw, yet atmospheric and infectious black metal, interlaced with haunting synth, and transcendent folk melodies. 

“Fragments of a Fallen Star”, is at times sombre, othertimes haunting, sometimes spiritual, and still at other points abbrasive. It succeeds because it is able to paint a picture through patient and purposeful songwriting, revealing crescendos and cathartic peaks throughout.

ALBUM RELEASE: Frigoris - Nur ein Moment…
August 25, 2016

Well, today marks the official release date of the new Frigoris album "Nur ein Moment".
Thanks to everybody for the support and interest in the new album so far! If you pre-ordered the album fairly early, you might already have the CD in your hands, and if you pre-ordered just recently, the album is on its way to you as all pending orders are now shipped!

Of course, you can order the album in our webshop for $10 CDN + shipping like usual. "Nur ein Moment..." is released in a digipack which includes a 12 page booklet. Limited quantities of Frigoris stickers and cards are also available and will be included in your order until we run out. 

ORDER "NUR EIN MOMENT..." CD | DIGITAL DOWNLOAD | REVIEWS
ORDER "WIND" CD  |  NCS REVIEW + PREMIERE

During the pre-order period, the digital version of the album was available to pre-order for $2. Now that the album is released, it is available for free download - like usual for our releases. If you wish, you can include a small donation (split 50/50 with the band once costs are recovered.) Regardless, we will always keep on with our "free access" philosophy and our digital albums will always remain free. 

It should also be mentioned, for those who are interested, that Frigoris' previous album "Wind" which was released in 2013 is nearly sold out. As of this writing, there are only 8 copies remaining. If you would like to own one of these last copies of Wind, the order link is above.

Finally, some reviews of "Nur ein Moment..." have begun to roll in.  
More are expected soon, but if you are interested, you can read the reviews which have already been published at the link above. Here is an excerpt from one such review below:

“Slow, shimmering, wistful guitar arpeggios and soulful violin solos create feelings of isolation and introspection that are grief-stricken yet bewitching. In the mind’s eye, the music calls up cascades of misting rain, glistening under dark skies, a manifestation of loss and remembrance.”

Again, thank you for all your support. It is always appreciated!
We are now working on some upcoming releases which we will begin to unveil in September.



PRE-ORDER / STREAM / INTERVIEW:
New Frigoris album “Nur ein Moment…” available to pre-order!
Track premiere of “Himeros” / Interview at Transcending Obscurity Webzine!
August 3, 2016

Frigoris’ new album “Nur ein Moment…” is almost upon us!
After the release of “Wind” in 2013, Atmospheric Post-Black Metal band Frigoris began to work on an ambitious concept album which was originally planned for one album, but had to be extended into two albums, the first of which - “Nur ein Moment…” is being released on August 25 on Hypnotic Dirge Records!

PRE-ORDER CD | PRE-ORDER DIGITAL
EXCLUSIVE STREAM OF "HIMEROS" / INTERVIEW @ TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY WEBZINE

You can now pre-order the album on our webshop for the usual $10 CDN + shipping.

The album is presented in a 4 panel digipack with a 12 page booklet which includes the lyrics (in German) and an introduction (in both German and English). A Frigoris sticker is also included for the first 150 orders or so! The albums arrived here last week so therefore your pre-order will ship around August 10-15 and you should receive the album on or before the release date!

For those who prefer it, there is also a digital pre-order option on Bandcamp.

Those who may still want a copy of Frigoris’ previous album “Wind” on CD should know that as of today, there are only 11 copies left in stock.

A few weeks ago, we released the track “Trúwen” from the new album, the track which follows the encounter with trust in the mind of the protagonist. Now, streaming on Transcending Obscurity Webzine is the track “Himeros”, the track that in the lyrical concept of the album follows the encounter with yearning for our protagonist. If you want to take in a glimpse of the album’s theme you should actually listen to Himeros first and then Trúwen which together encompass Chapter 1 in the story. 


Transcending Obscurity Webzine also has an interview with Frigoris published together with the Himeros stream, which goes a little deeper on the album’s theme, the song titles’ connection with personifications of distinct feelings and morals, the recording process, album art, possible vinyl releases, among other topics!

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!

ORDER CD | DIGITAL | BAND PAGE | REVIEWS

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.


CLICK ON IMAGE TO WATCH
"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

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