Send an email to the address below for any inquiry.
Emails about placing an order are usually answered within a day. For most other emails, you should expect a response within 2 or 3 days most of the time. The exception to this are demo submissions which are typically answered within 2-4 weeks if at all. More on this below.
The Contact Form above is not compatible with any file attachments at all. If you wish to send attachments along with your email, (in the case of demo submissions, trade lists, etc.) please feel free to send an email directly through your email account as usual!
Also, if using the contact form, please remember to write down your email address in the space allocated or else I will have no way to reach you.
*Sending a demo?
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The vast majority of the email I get through this form are demo submissions. At times, I am actually getting more demo submissions more frequently than I am getting orders. This obviously means that there must be a giant influx of new bands/projects flooding the respective "scenes" of the underground metal genres, especially very average and mediocre one-man raw or DSBM bands. I will state that my interest in standard, boring, and uninnovative black metal bands has waned considerably over the years from the time I first became interested in the genre. Obviously, I would like the work I put into Hypnotic Dirge to reflect my own taste in music as much as possible, so my interest in replying to bands that I have no interest in signing is admittingly low lately, especially after having done so for almost 4 years. Regardless, I listen to everything that is sent with a careful ear, unless it is clearly obvious from the start that I'm not interested (ex. shiity "typical" DSBM bedroom project) and even if I don't reply back, it is very possible that I enjoyed the music. Sadly, I am only able to release about 6-7 releases per year on HDR currently as that is the amount of money I am usually able to raise yearly so unfortunately most demos will have to be passed by. If I especially liked the music, I will be sure to at least acknowledge that to you, whether you care or not!
I also will recommend that interested artists/bands read the MANISFESTO section of the website first to learn more about the label to decide if you think that Hypnotic Dirge would be a good home for your art and music.
Regarding sending demos: No need to bother with physical demos in the mail unless you particularly want to. Just upload the full album you would like HDR to release in Mp3 format, along with band photos (if any), a short history, and album cover if you would like, and upload everything in a ZIP file to mediafire or a similar file-sharing site.
Save money on postage!
UPDATE: September 15, 2013
As of now, I am completely overwhelmed by the sheer amount of demos being sent. There are a number of bands that I would like to work with but simply don't have the time nor the funds to release everything that I really enjoy. A lot of releases still have to occur before thinking of accepting new bands onto the roster and it is frankly extremely difficult to even keep up with the number of demos giving them all a listen. Responses from this point forward will probably be extremely rare even if I do enjoy your music, unfortunately the answer would most likely be negative anyway regardless. I really appreciate all the time and effort spent into sending me an email and inquiry to release your album.
For the foreseeable future however, new band signings will be extremely unlikely, and responses to your emails quite sporadic.
Thank you anyway! Keep the flame alive and the creativity flowing, you're all searching for ways to make life a little more bearable.
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Probably will not be neccesary but if you want to send us a demo, or you need to send us a parcel and forgot our address...here it is.
Hypnotic Dirge Records
#18 111 St. Lawrence Crescent
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1H3