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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 command strategy: they play loud. Even the delicate acoustic guitar passages on their upcoming album Lethean Lament sound tremendous. Listeners won’t need to strain to pick up any details, which is good because there’s a whole lot of them. Lethean Lament goes long. Many atmospheric black metal albums seem long like New Yorker articles, but Mavradoxa are writing a sonic novella.
 

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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Hypnotic Dirge Interview with 'Another Metal Review Blog and Podcast' [June 12, 2017]

June 15, 2017
Hypnotic Dirge Interview with 'Another Metal Review Blog and Podcast'
Published:
June 12, 2017
Interview by: Brett R.
Original Link

I recently answered some questions for Another Metal Blog And Podcast. For those who aren't aware, this is a very interesting website and podcast who covers some of the best in underground Extreme Metal. Alongside the interview, they also released an HDR exclusive podcast where they play songs from across various past and current releases.

If you are new to Hypnotic D...

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PRE-ORDERS: Mavradoxa - Lethean Lament

June 7, 2017
The upcoming Mavradoxa album "Lethean Lament" is now available to pre-order!
CD's Shirts and Strickers available!



Option 1: Lethean Lament Combo Pack: $C30 + shipping
PRE-ORDER
-Lethean Lament CD - presented in 4 panel digipack 
with an 8 page booklet (lyrics included)
-Lethean Lament official shirt. Double-sided, red/white print on black shirt,
printed on "Tultex" shirts, available in S- XXL
-Mavradoxa Sticker - 11cm x 7cm - all-weather, and 
superdurable. Will last for years.

Option 2:  Lethean Lam...

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UPCOMING RELEASE / SONG PREMIERE: Kval - "Harhainen"

June 2, 2017
UPCOMING RELEASE / SONG PREMIERE:
Self-titled album by Finnish Atmospheric Black Metal act "KVAL" to be released this summer!
June 2, 2017

Hypnotic Dirge Records will be releasing the self-titled album Kval from the Finnish Black Metal act on July 27! Kval - translating to "anguish" in English - is a rebirth of the former project Khaossos active since 2012 and releasing two albums and two splits. The debut album under the moniker Kval is a re-recording and re-imagining of the Khaossos album "Kuo...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Vin de Mia Trix - Palimpsests

June 2, 2017
ALBUM RELEASE: Vin de Mia Trix - Palimpsests [2CD]
May 31, 2017

Today is the day! The monumental, epic, and ambitious piece of Progressive Funeral Doom (and so many other genres) is now released. Presented in a 4 panel digipack with a luxurious 36 page booklet. Mastered by Damon Good of Mournful Congregation Official and co-released with Cimmerian Shade Recordings.

Thanks to everyone who was involved in this release, and most importantly to the band for their creativity and for trusting us to he...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Vin de Mia Trix - Palimpsests double-album on Terrorizer!

May 27, 2017
Vin de Mia Trix's new album "PALIMPSESTS" is streaming in FULL on Terrorizer!

Enjoy!

Official release next Wednesday through Hypnotic Dirge and Cimmerian Shade Recordings, but the albums arrived from Ukraine yesterday so your pre-orders (and all subsequent orders) will be shipped this weekend!



Order 2CD Here

“Each song on the album covers one such archetype, combining several versions of the same story, reaching out to the old tales and myths. To strengthen this link with the past, we inserted ...

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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...

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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
Pre-order Digital

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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*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.