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Webshop Update - May 21, 2017

May 21, 2017
WEBSHOP UPDATE:
Rather than waiting until the end of the month as usual - especially considering the new Vin de Mia Trix album comes out on May 31, I've decided to add our new webshop additions today.

Not too many, but some real gems that have come all the way from India (Transcending Obscurity Records) and the Czech Republic. (Epidemie Records)

Latest Additions Link

HDR - D - 964 : Soothsayer - At This Great Depth
HDR - D - 965 : Sepulchral Curse - At the Onset of Extinction
HDR - D - 966 : Seedna - Forlorn
HDR - D - 967 : Norse - Pest
HDR - D - 968 : Diabolus Arcanium - Path of Ascension 
HDR - D - 969 : Dwarfstar - Perplexing Reality
HDR - D - 970 : Dying Passion - Black Threads

(Many of these are EP's so they are only $8.00 CDN!!)
 

PRE-ORDER: Vin de Mia Trix - Palimpsests

May 12, 2017
PRE-ORDER: Vin de Mia Trix - Palimpsests
May 12, 2016

We're now taking pre-orders for Vin de Mia Trix's upcoming double-album "Palimpsests", officially released on May 31.

Pre-order 2CD Digipack
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The new work brings together nearly 100 minutes of extreme progressive funeral doom presented as four lengthy tracks that each tell a story of a certain archetype - common stories that are in our collective consciousness. Stories so significant and influential that they appear in various ...

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DISTRIBUTION: Hypnotic Dirge now distributing new label catalogs!

May 12, 2017
DISTRIBUTION: Hypnotic Dirge now distributing new label catalogs!
May 11, 2017

We're launching a new "Distribution" section today. The intention behind this is to host a large amount of certain labels' catalogs much like we've been doing with Solitude Productions over the years. 

You can read a bit more about it in the new Distribution Index page.

We'll expand this idea to more labels as time allows! For now, we are distributing releases from the following:


Solitude Shop


Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Shop...

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UPCOMING RELEASE: Kassad - Faces Turn Away | SONG PREMIERE: "Void"

May 12, 2017
UPCOMING RELEASE: Kassad - Faces Turn Away
SONG PREMIERE: "Void" premiering NOW on Echoes and Dust
May 4, 2017

We have another new release announcement today as we keep finding worthwhile albums to release!
The next release after Mavradoxa's "Lethean Lament" album in late June will be an excellent claustrophobic urban black metal solo project from London, England with the name "Kassad."

Once again we're drawn to bands that explore themes of disassociation and monotonous existence in our large citi...

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UPCOMING RELEASE / SONG PREMIERE : Mavradoxa - Lethean Lament

April 28, 2017
UPCOMING RELEASE: Mavradoxa - Lethean Lament 
SONG PREMIERE: Mavradoxa - Crimson Waves of Autumnal Flame
April 27, 2017
Laurentian Black Metal band Mavradoxa returns with their second album “Lethean Lament” - an introspective and majestic album that is expansive, atmospheric, and melancholic. 

The seventeen minute long track "Crimson Waves of Autumnal Waves" is now premiering on Pure Grain Audio.



Releasing “Soujourners” last September, Mavradoxa’s two members Nival and Lux have quickly r...

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UPCOMING RELEASE / SONG PREMIERE: Vin de Mia Trix unveil upcoming double concept album

April 26, 2017

April 19, 2017


Ukrainian progressive doom metal band Vin de Mia Trix is set to release their new album titled “Palimpsests” on May 31, 2017 through two North American labels - Hypnotic Dirge Records and Cimmerian Shades Recordings. The twenty-one minute track "Pharmakos" is premiering on Invisible Oranges


Following on the heels of their 2013 full-length “Once Hidden from Sight” and a 2016 split with Nethermost (USA), Vin de Mia Trix have truly raised the bar on this release, working...


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ALBUM RELEASE: NONE - selftitled

April 12, 2017
Today officially marks the release of this despondent debut album from the Pacific Northwest entity known as NONE. Enjoy this first offering of the band, and prepare for more as a follow-up is already in process!



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Album Reviews

Here is some clips of what reviewers have said about the album so far.
"There’s more than just harrowing bleakness on this album; this is where the atmospheric black metal influence comes in. The band’s clear depressive edge is augmented ...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: NONE - selftitled

April 8, 2017
NONE's selftitled debut is premiering now on Metal Trenches!

"It's always somewhat amusing to me to judge a depressive BM album in terms of words such as "like" and "enjoyability."  These probably aren't the best descriptors, so consider them in this case to be measurements of emotional immersion.  Within this context, None has plenty to take in.  For those out there who like to just lay back and soak in the misery, None will certainly deliver.  The morose, atmospheric guitars and despairing, ...

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Webshop Update - April 2017

April 1, 2017
New additions from Avantgarde Music from Italy and Loud Rage Music from Romania this month!
Limited quantities as always.

Latest Additions Link

HDR - D - 955 : Gothic - Demons
HDR - D - 956 : Akral Necrosis - Underlight
HDR - D - 957 : False Reality - End of Eternity
HDR - D - 958 : Earth and Pillars - Pillars I 
HDR - D - 959 : Mare Cognitum / Aureole - Resonance: Crimson Void
HDR - D - 960 : Aureole - Alunar
HDR - D - 961 : Mesarthim - Pillars
HDR - D - 962 : Mesarthim -  .- -... ... . -. -.-. .
HDR -...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Black Tremor / Sea Witch

March 25, 2017
Today, together with Sunmask Records we are releasing the long-awaited split album between Black Tremor and Sea Witch. This release was initially planned for last fall through Sunmask. A couple months ago, they approached me and asked if HDR would want to be involved and indeed it was a pleasure to take part in this release!! Black Tremor and Sea Witch have both been bands in the radar for potential releases for a while, so agreeing to co-release this split was an easy decision to make!

As has...

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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.