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UPCOMING RELEASE: a noend of mine - Sanctuaires
January 13, 2021
The debut album The Serenity's Eve, created with heavy support from Anton Belov (Kauan, Helengard), was released in 2016 through Pest Productions. This was followed by several European gigs, supporting Antimatter and Krobak, among others, as well as a tour of China. One concert was filmed and released as Live Serenity in 2017. Later that year, anom self-released the Green Sketches EP. Since then, Les has concentrated on a follow-up.
Joining forces with Hypnotic Dirge Records, anom returns in 2021 with a sophomore full-length, Sanctuaires.
Sanctuaires will be released in a 4 panel digipack with an accompanying 20 page booklet on March 12, 2021.
Album cover and tracklist will be revealed shortly!
TRACK PREMIERE: Omination - Nothing [Skepticism Cover]
January 12, 2021
PRE-ORDERS: Omination - NGR
January 8, 2021
Today, we launch pre-orders for the release of Omination's "NGR".
An absolute mammoth of a record, “NGR” (The New Golgotha Repvbliq) contains over an hour of some of the most encapsulating and ominous funeral doom metal to come out in quite some time. Combining abrasive and dissonant riffs with a shroud of atmospheric and monumental church organ and choirs, the instrumental aspect of this record is already massive, which is only enhanced by Fedor’s forceful growls, belted with conviction and strength.
The music and overall atmosphere of Omination is derived from the last cathedral, preached by the prophesying wanderer. Originally started as a solo project from Fedor Kovalevsky (Vielikan, Severe Agony), Omination enters 2021 as a full band set to prophesize our downfall.
“NGR” will be released on a 6 panel digipack on Friday February 5, 2021.
Check out the various bundle options by clicking on the webshop link above or "Read More" below.
ALBUM RELEASE: NONE - Damp Chill of Life [Vinyl]
January 7, 2021
Today marks the official release date of NONE's third album "Damp Chill of Life" on vinyl.
Thanks everyone who has supported ours and Viridian Flame's efforts to bring this trifecta of NONE releases on vinyl and giving us faith that our future collaborations will be successful!
(Next up, Frigoris - Wind)
The first batch of records will ship out later today and the vast majority of the rest of the vinyl orders will be shipped out next week. If you've ordered a vinyl and shirt, that may take a few more days as we are awaiting another batch of shirts to arrive.
We have about 25 black vinyl left in stock if you're still interested and haven't picked one up yet.
This is the first time that we still have vinyl available after the release date, so it seems that increasing the pressing from 300 to 500 copies was a good idea!
RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: Frigoris - Wind
December 17, 2020
We are once again partnering with Viridian Flame Records to bring out this little gem of an album on vinyl! For years, we have had requests to release some of Frigoris' back-catalog on vinyl so we're happy to be able to start things off with their 2013 album "Wind"
Formed in 2007, Frigoris have released 4 full length albums, cementing their mastery of the Atmospheric/Pagan Black Metal genre. Their second album, "Wind", can be seen as the turning point in their career, having brought them the attention they very much deserve.
This album will pressed in 250 copies. The colored edition, entitled "Evening Fields" (beige with black marbling), will have 150 copies, while the black version will have 100.
Pre-orders will start around mid-January. The tentative release date is set to 25th of February, but with the current delays at the pressing plant this date might still shift a bit.
SONG PREMIERE: Omination - The sword that came out of His mouth
December 12, 2020
Taken from the forthcoming Omination full-length "NGR", we are pleased to bring you this grand opus - "The sword that came out of His mouth"
"And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations:
and he shall rule them with a rod of iron"
"NGR" will be released on Hypnotic Dirge on February 5, 2021.
Pre-orders will commence in early January, as well as the revelations of further auditory torments.
"An absolute mammoth of a record, “NGR” (The New Golgotha Repvbliq) contains over an hour of some of the most encapsulating and ominous funeral doom metal to come out in quite some time. Combining abrasive and dissonant riffs with a shroud of atmospheric and monumental church organ and choirs, the instrumental aspect of this record is already massive, which is only enhanced by Fedor’s forceful growls, belted with conviction and strength.
The music and overall atmosphere of Omination is derived from the last cathedral, preached by the prophesying wanderer. Originally started as a solo project from Fedor Kovalevsky (Vielikan, Severe Agony), Omination enters 2021 as a full band with Nessim Toumi and Zied Kochbati
set to prophesize our downfall."
ALBUM ART: Omination - NGR
December 10, 2020
Here is the cover art for the upcoming Omination record "NGR" -
due for release on Hypnotic Dirge on February 5, 2021
The CD version of the album spans nearly the full 80 minute limit placed on the physical medium, and as you can see below, Omination also recorded a cover of Skepticism's "Nothing" which will be exclusively available online and streaming in early January! In the meantime, the first premiere - for the track "The sword that came out of His mouth" will be online this Saturday (Dec 12).
1 - Crossing the Burned Wasteland (3:51)
2 - Apocalyptic Ignis Fatuus (10:14)
3 - Last Trisagion (4:50)
4 - Necropolis, the Backbone (7:59)
5 - The Sword that came out of His Mouth (7:27)
6 - Unto the Ages of Ages (8:48)
7 - Death(s), Love and Life (7:43)
8 - Post-Apocalypticism (6:23)
9 - The New Golgotha Repvbliq (20:17)
10 - Nothing (10:13) (Skepticism Cover - Online bonus)
CD Total: 1:17:37
PRE-ORDERS: Nordicwinter - Desolation
December 4, 2020
Originally released on June 20, 2020, Nordicwinter’s “Desolation” followed the release of “Requiem” in April marking the project’s second full-length release in a span of 3 months after a 13 year gap between the debut album “Threnody” in 2007 and these two new records! The renewal of the Nordicwinter surely did not go unnoticed with “Requiem” and “Desolation” both receiving their fair share of praise, and while “Requiem” was released through Dark East Productions, “Desolation” was self-released and its limited first pressing has recently sold out so in addition to releasing the new Nordicwinter full-length later this winter, “Desolation” will see a re-issue through Hypnotic Dirge Records, released as a 6 panel digipack on January 15, 2020.
A chilling soundtrack for the dead of winter, Nordicwinter is a solo atmospheric/depressive black metal band from Quebec, Canada founded by evillair (Umbrarum Tenebrae, Kalseroth, Graven Dusk). Laden with haunting melodies and cryptic vocals, Nordicwinter creates music that is crafted to obliterate all remnants of light and hope leaving only despair and death. This is high-caliber Depressive black metal with a cold and desolate atmosphere that retains a certain amount of bite and enough musical skill and variety to keep you invested, all the more compounded by painful shrieks that perfectly encapsulate the mood and blend seamlessly into the mix to enhance the melodic undertones of the music. If you are a fan of bands such as Xasthur, (early)Forgotten Tomb, Shining, Austere, NONE, and Nocturnal Depression, then Nordicwinter should be right up your alley as well.
PRE-ORDERS: Sertraline - The streetlight was all we needed
December 4, 2020
Sertraline (Buffalo, NY) formed in the winter of 2014 as a reimagining of veteran death-doom group Where She Wept. The band, armed with the experience and chemistry of longtime collaboration, began to craft a new sonic legacy, combining atmostpheric black metal with post-rock elements to create a uniquely heavy-hitting trio of EPs: Shade (2017), From Both Our Hands (2019), and These Mills Are Oceans (2019), now released as a single compilation for the first time entitled The Streetlight Was All We Needed.
Sertraline are marked by immense musical saturation. Three guitars pour out sustained, melodic passages drenched in reverb and illustrated with glacial leads, backed by a rhythm section inspired equally to jazz-like syncopation and punishing metal proficiency. Often wandering but never lost, each song surprises listeners in turn with moments of introspection and emotional climax, punctuated by lyrics which span themes of “guilt, regret, addiction, anxiety, and depression...but also a hunger for love and hope” amidst reflection upon and angst towards the present social and political climate.
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