Hypnotic Dirge Records - Bands and Artists
The perpetrators of aural eminence and eclectic creation.
Browse through the bands and projects on Hypnotic Dirge. The following is a list of all the current and active bands and projects on the label, and the pages on each include a band history, music streaming, and photos. The information is updated regularly and especially in each bands' "blogs", where new information is posted such as new album releases, interviews, tour dates, and free downloads.
Bands on the label come from all corners of the world! As has been said many times before, the geographical location is of no particular importance. Locations of the bands include Canada, United States, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, France, Germany, Iran, and Australia.
Galaktik Cancer Squad is an ambitious project from Germany. It was formed by Argwohn in 2011 and combines the ability of progressive metal with the aggression of black metal. When words can't describe the feelings about time and space, the music takes over and guides you through unknown spheres of creativity and explosive atmospheres.
Obsidian Tongue is a black metal duo from the haunted shores of Massachusetts, After 2 demos and about 2 dozen live shows in New England, they self-released their debut album “Volume I: Subradiant Architecture” in May 2012 and in May 2013, returned to Mystic Valley Studios to record their second installment named “A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time”. Cold, unwavering, primal black metal with a rich organic sound and real melodic sensibilities, Obsidian Tongue has been praised for their exceptional balance of the melodic and raw aspects of black metal.
Although founded as a Pagan/Black Metal band, Frigoris steadily developed further since its foundation around head Dominik Winter in 2007 and stands for atmospheric, melodic Black Metal at the highest level today. The new record Wind is the current peak of this development! The over fifty minute piece is filled with a surpassing emotional intensity that creates a bond between pure aggression and deep melancholy.
Combining an intriguing blend of atmospheric post-rock, and depressive black metal. Epitimia is an innovative and unique three-piece band from Saint-Petersburg Russia, consisting of members, A., K., and M. Their first album on HDR was Faces of Insanity in Summer of 2012, and their new double-CD (Un)reality will be released in October 2013.
Vin de Mia Trix is a band from Kyiv, Ukraine. Its music is a blend of different doom metal subgenres, also including various elements of other styles. Lengthy mid-tempo opuses with crushing funeral riffs morphing into melancholic acoustic passages creates a mysterious and dark atmosphere. The idea of creating intelligent and touching, yet uncompromisingly heavy and dark music fueled further progress. As a result, VdMT’s sound is still evolving, incorporating bits of Black Metal, Post-Rock, Progressive Metal, Blues and some other genres.
formed in 2007 by claudio alcara, the guitarist and founder of frostmoon eclipse, stroszek marks a complete change in direction as c. is able to successfully distance himself from the old-school black metal for which he is better know, and use his considerable skills as a guitarist and song writer to produce music that is richly melodic, hauntingly melancholic, and at times, a crushingly sad commentary on his innermost thoughts and life experiences.
Named after one of Franz Kafka's short stories, Odradek Room is an atmospheric and progressive death-doom band with post-rock leanings from Mariupol, Ukraine. Creating dynamic and profound music, rich in tempo and mood variation, Odradek Room has crafted an extremely strong debut which perfectly shows the duality between the aggressive and melancholic sides of death-doom combining slow plodding riffs, soaring emotional melodies, post-rock leanings, and a psychedelic touch to create a rich canvas of sonic majesty.
Formed in the late 90s, Lycanthia are a 6 piece Gothic/Death-Doom Metal band from Sydney, Australia. Their music can be described as dark, aggressive and emotional soundscapes fused with classical and rock elements. Consisting of grim male and dual female vocals, violins, keyboards, guitars and drums, Lycanthia continues the sound found in the early "golden age" works of classic gothic doom bands while also adding more traditional-doom influences.
In my Shiver is an experimental black metal/shoegaze band from Camerino, Italy with conceptual themes about the loneliness and sadness of modern life, cityscapes, and a critique of the dominant culture. In 2009 In my Shiver released their debut album “Black Seasons” through Solitude and Despair Music in South Korea and now they present their follow-up album “Delicate Poison.” Combining oppressive and ferocious black metal with melancholic modern depressive rock, In My Shiver blends these sounds to create an unrelenting modern depressive classic with amazing riffs and melodies.
Nethermost is a doom/death metal band hailing from South Texas. The name refers to the lowest point of existence. The band finished recording their first release, ¨Alpha,¨ in early 2012. This 4-song work paints a deep and obscure timelessness, while offering up powerful and intense melodies. The lyrical theme illustrates nature and the elements, which have heavily contributed both adverse and promising effects towards the influence, creation, and end of all life.
Exiled From Light is a representation of myself as a whole - Mort
Exiled From Light is a depressive black metal project founded in early 2008 . Mort, the sole musician of the project immediately and began working on the debut album ‘Descending Further into Nothingness’. Following that album, a two-disc mammoth There is no beauty left here... was released before the project was presumably put to rest.
Silent Path is a solo project created by Saman N. - the musician who is also known for his melancholic experimental black metal project Ekove Efrits. Whereas Ekove Efrits presents a more experimental black metal sound, Silent Path focuses on a more straight-forward atmospheric sound with influences from Funeral Doom and Depressive Black Metal genres.
OLD FORGOTTEN LANDS BLOG
Begat as a black ambient project, conceived in the summer of the year 2007, Old Forgotten Lands was crafted as a cathartic and enlightening means for Elan to express both his dismay toward the plague of industry, and his reverence for the majesty of nature. Though the project is still young, it has underwent many changes, and its sound has only matured. What once was a synth-derived, melodic black ambient project has now morphed into something more. Field recordings, strange and unorthodox instruments, and a deep, impenetrable atmosphere now grace the sound of Old Forgotten Lands...
Old HDR Pages
(Bands inactive or signed to other labels)
-Astral Luminous LINK ((Working in the background)
-Ancient Tundra LINK (No longer active)
-Winds of Sorrow LINK (No longer active)
-Immundus LINK (Signed with Quartier23)
-Neige et Noirceur LINK (signed with Sepulchral Productions)
-Ov Hollowness LINK (Signed with Code666 Records)
-One Dark Curse LINK (On Hiatus)
-The Foetal Mind LINK (On Hiatus)