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RELEASE NEWS: Odradek Room - A Man of Silt

August 18, 2017

Odradek Room, a progressive metal band with doom elements returns this autumn with their follow-up to their mature and intelligent debut album “Bardo. Relative Reality.” released in 2013. A four piece located in Mariupol, Ukraine, Odradek Room (named after Franz Kafka's short story The Cares of a Family Man [1919]) uses doom metal as a base, but explores other musical genres to paint a rich palette of texture and atmosphere. Lyrically rooted in spiritual and philosophical themes, this is music that should appeal to introspective souls and deep thinkers.




Tracklist:

1 Arising in the void

2 Selfness

3 Texture of reality

4 Mirror labyrinth 

5 Rain trip

6 Silt flower 

7 divide

8 Conditional eternity


This album will be co-released by Hypnotic Dirge and BadMoodMan Music (side label of Solitude Productions). Album release date, format, and other news soon.


Watch for a song premiere next week!


 

Webshop Update - August 2017

August 3, 2017
We have brought in a very limited assortment of vinyl from Vendetta Records in Germany. As of now, we only have 2 copies of each of these in stock, but if this goes well, we will continue stocking these and other vinyl releases from Vendetta.

Due to high international shipping costs for LP's and especially Double LP's, we recommend that you order directly from Vendetta Records if you live in Europe. Ordering from us makes more sense if you are from Canada or the US.

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ALBUM RELEASE: Kval - Kval

August 1, 2017
*News from July 27

Today we release the debut full-length from the Finnish Atmospheric Black Metal band Kval!! You can pick up the CD - presented in a 6 panel digipack, the limited white shirt - available in sizes S - XXL, and/or the Kval logo sticker in our webshop!

As always, now that the release date has hit, the album is available on Bandcamp for free and unlimited streaming and download! Donations are not necessary but if you enjoy the music, a dollar or two would be very much appreciated ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Kval - Kuolonkuu

August 1, 2017
*News from July 18

No Clean Singing is now streaming the track "Kuolonkuu" from the upcoming self-titled album from Kval!



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"Gloom shrouds “Kuolonkuu” like the seeping of weeping northern skies dampens the grey eminence of mountain timbers. The chill sinks into the listener’s skin from the first moments, as deep abrading riffs begin their work over the stalking gait of a mid-paced beat.

The tormented, rasping howls through which the words are exclaimed manifest anguish and em...

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PRE-ORDERS : Kval - Kval

July 11, 2017
We are now taking pre-orders for the upcoming debut full-length from the Finnish Atmospheric Black Metal band Kval!

The album is also accompanied by a sleek white shirt (the first ever for HDR) printed by Forest Passage Printing in very limited quantities. The print is the new Kval logo on the front, with the original logo on the back. If you order the Kval pack, an all-weather 11cm x 7cm is also included!

Since we have everything in stock ahead of time with this release, your pre-orders will b...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Kassad - Faces Turn Away

July 6, 2017
As the unforgiving summer heat rolls on, we continue to fill the void with discordant and eclectic Black Metal. Our latest release - the debut album from the English project "Kassad" - is now officially released as of today! You can head over to our shop to pick up the CD - presented in a thin but very sturdy 4 panel sleeve, which comes with an 8 page booklet made of hardened cardboard-like material, or alternatively pick up the limited Kassad shirt that was designed for this release, or if y...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Mavradoxa - Lethean Lament

June 24, 2017
Laurentian Black Metal band Mavradoxa releases their second full-length album today through Hypnotic Dirge!
We've been quite excited about this release for some time now. 



Head over to our shop to buy a copy of the digipack and / or the limited Lethean Lament Shirt - printed by Forest Passage Printing on Tultex shirts. Alternatively, go to the bandcamp page to stream the album in full or download the full album, which is available on a name-your-price donation basis! 

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ALBUM PREMIERE : Mavradoxa - Lethean Lament

June 22, 2017
Mavradoxa's album "Lethean Lament" can be streamed in full thanks to Invisible Oranges



Too often atmospheric metal exists as glorified background noise. Maybe some bands intend for their records to serve that purpose, and maybe turning riffs into soundtracks is entirely the point. Either way, though, I don’t like it. Riffs, screaming and fast drums demand attention. Too much of this style exists for a new release to not command some kind of authority.

Upstate New York’s Mavradoxa have a c...

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SONG PREMIERE: Kassad - "Broken"

June 19, 2017
Transcending Obscurity is now streaming the track "Broken" from the upcoming Kassad album "Faces Turn Away" - available July 6 in a 4 panel sleeve / 8 page booklet (same materials as the recent netra release)

"Rather than going for the second wave chill or the atmospheric nature oriented variants of black metal, this project reflects the grime and grit of the modern city. This is achieved through an almost industrial feel to the drum work and a warlike cadence during the faster...

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PRE-ORDERS: Kassad - Faces Turn Away

June 15, 2017

The upcoming Kassad album "Faces Turn Away" is now available to pre-order!
CD's Shirts and Strickers available!



Option 1: Faces Turn Away Combo Pack: $C30 + shipping
PRE-ORDER
-Faces Turn Away CD - presented in 4 panel digipack with an 8 page booklet (lyrics included)
-Kassad Shirt: - Printed on "Tultex" shirts, available in S- XXL
-Kassad Sticker - 11cm x 7cm - all-weather, and superdurable. Will last for years.

Option 2: Kassad Shirt: $C20 + shipping
PRE-ORDER
Printed on "Tultex" shirts, available ...

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*The switch over to the "blog" format for news took place in November 2012. Therefore all news items from Jan.2011-Nov.2012 are listed in the November 2012 blog archive. Everything prior to 2011 was erased and is not included.