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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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"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 and mixed with an atmospheric one, which means that these tracks also sound spacious, otherworldly and full of dark exploratory promise." 
-Wonderbox Metal 

"Overall, we are amazed at None’s ability to craft methodically soul crushing tracks filled with heavy riffs and atmospheric brilliance. If you think you have heard all possible variants of DSBM or Atmospheric BM, you should definitely listen to this one. This self-titled release is totally recommended for fans of DSBM, Cascadian BM, and really any heavily atmospheric genre." 
-Infernal Masquerade 

"Everything ultimately comes across as incredibly well structured and heartfelt and I keep being drawn back in to its folds, no doubt in part due to the perfect compact running time of the disc. ... A fantastic debut and a great cold journey into nothingness." 
-Ave Noctum



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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.

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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!

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PRE-ORDERS : Debut album from Atmospheric / Depressive Black Metal band “NONE” available to pre-order

March 16, 2017
We are now taking pre-orders for NONE’s upcoming self-titled debut album due for release on April 11. NONE is a band that seemingly emerged out of nowhere, (as many do nowadays) lurking in obscurity somewhere in the pacific northwest and having managed to create a really visceral and chilling style of atmospheric and depressive black metal.  

Along with the album, there is also a limited NONE shirt, available in sizes Medium through XX-Large. 
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ALBUM RELEASE: netra - Ingrats

March 13, 2017
The experimental and internationalist one-man project netra returns with the first new album since 2013 with perhaps his most focused work yet. The third full-length album“Ingrats” (french for “ungrateful ones”) is filled with raw and honest music that speaks to a common despair, internal psychosis, and the monotony of modern life. Mixing abrasive and claustrophobic depressive Black Metal, darkwave, trip-hop, and melancholic alternative rock, netra’s music has never been restricted ...

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ALBUM PREMIERE : netra - Ingrats

March 13, 2017
News from March 6, 2017

The new netra album "Ingrats" is premiering on Metal Trenches along with a review.



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Webshop Update - March 2017

March 2, 2017
Webshop Update - March 2017
Latest Additions
-All albums added this month are in this section.
HDR - D - 949 : Lux Divina - Possessed by Telluric Feelings HDR - D - 950 : Lux Divina - Walk Within the Riddle HDR - D - 951 : Vike Tare - Feed the Flames HDR - D - 952 : Bifrost - Mana Ewah HDR - D - 953 : Aethernaeum - Wanderungen durch den Daemmerwald HDR - D - 954 : Aethernaeum - Naturmystik

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RELEASE NEWS: Sunmask and Hypnotic Dirge team up to release Black Tremor / Sea Witch split release

March 2, 2017

Sunmask and Hypnotic Dirge present a split release from two of the best heavy instrumental bands out of Canada: The progressive folk doom of the prairies - Black Tremor, and the atmospheric nautical doom of the maritimes - Sea Witch.

Black Tremor are a three piece stoner folk doom band from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Bass, drum and violin roil across the flatlands in advance of the coming storm... Melancholic violin swirls above the grit of fuzzed out slide bass and the beating drums; glimpses...


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PRE-ORDERS: netra - Ingrats Packs available now!

February 22, 2017

PRE-ORDERS : netra - “Ingrats” packages available now!
February 21, 2017


The new album from netra, entitled “Ingrats” is due to be released on March 9.
We are now offering some limited pre-order packs for “Ingrats” including some new netra shirts and stickers. A run of 50 shirts were printed so stock is limited. [Links below]


Ingrats pack - $C25 + shipping

netra - Ingrats CD

netra - Urban Black Metal Shirt

netra Sticker (11cm x 7cm - all-weather vinyl)


Ultimate netra listener pack - ...


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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.