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VINYL PRE-ORDERS: 2022 Editions of all three NONE albums available to pre-order!
January 8, 2022

These literal and figurative dark times seem like the appropriate moment to draw some attention to NONE, to inform you that we are now taking pre-orders for the 2022 editions of NONE vinyl!

Unlike the original vinyl pressings, this repress will only include classic black vinyl, as we wanted the previous variants to retain its value and uniqueness in appreciation of those who pre-ordered the original pressing. Never-the-less, the 2022 editions still include vinyl-only bonuses such as the bonus track "Where life should be" on the self-titled album, and exclusive art on the "Life has gone on long enough" double-sided poster. 

The 2022 editions will be limited to 300 copies each. 
You can also add a 4" x 4" NONE patch to your order for $4.00 (no additional shipping)

Orders will begin to ship out in mid-late January!

Order Links:
NONE - selftitled
NONE - Life has gone on long enough
NONE - Damp Chill of Life

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NONE VINYL: Information about the NONE 2022 vinyl pressings and pre-orders
January 6, 2022

It is finally that time.
Many of you have asked when we would repress the NONE albums on vinyl.

These days, vinyl production can have an 6 month turnaround time, but we were fortunate to have these produced and shipped to us much sooner than expected!

Therefore, we are making all three NONE albums available to pre-order beginning on
Saturday January 8, 2022 at 10AM PST.
Orders will begin to ship out in late January.

More important notes:
When we released the original vinyl pressings of these albums, we included limited edition colour variants. This repress will only include classic black vinyl, as we wanted the previous variants to retain its value and uniqueness in appreciation of those who pre-ordered the original pressing.

We had a European distribution partner lined up for this pressing, but unfortunately, things fell through due to customs / shipping logistics. Therefore, this pressing of NONE records will only be available to order directly from Hypnotic Dirge. We regret to inform that this will result in higher shipping costs for those outside North America, but unfortunately nothing can be done about that at this stage.

This time, we will not strictly limit the amount of vinyl per customer, as the rationale for that last time was mainly to prevent the flipping of rare limited variants on Discogs. The limit will be 6 records per customer this time, so you can combine your order with a friend if you want.

Any distributors or stores that wish to order higher quantities for their shop can email us for details.

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NEW MERCH: Moonworshipper - "Summer Vibes" Natural/Sand Coloured T-Shirt
January 4, 2022

As we're nearly sold out of the Moonworshipper shirts we released last month alongside the new track "13 Fullmoon Nights of Doubt",  we decided to print more, although this time in a sand/natural colour as opposed to black!

Order Moonworshipper "Sand / Natural colour shirt here

Strictly limited to 30 copies, and available in sizes Small-2XL these will be printed once again by Cursed Earth Apparel & Print in the coming weeks. However, you can pre-order your shirt now to secure your size, and you can expect your shirt to ship out near the end of the month.

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TRACK / VIDEO CLIP RELEASE: Moonworshipper - 13 Fullmoon Nights of Doubt
December 13, 2021

Digital [Name-your-price] | Video clipOrder shirt

No fucks given about anything, except being true to what it stands for, Moonworshipper is a dark underground project combining depressive pop and suicidal black metal into long hypnotizing pieces of music.

The second chapter "13 Fullmoon Nights of Doubt" has now been released and is available for streaming and name-your-price download on Bandcamp.

Additionally, a video clip - encapsulating the aura and atmosphere of the project - has been created for the full 21 minute running time of the record. The video is streaming now on our youtube channel.

Finally, a limited run of Moonworshipper "summer vibes" shirts have been printed as well. First pressing is limited to 35 prints, in sizes small through XXL.

Printed by Cursed Earth Apparel on M&O gold soft shirts

Utter fucking desperation, for fans of Shining, Silencer, and Lana Del Rey. 

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STOREWIDE HYPNOTIC DIRGE SALE : December 1 - December 7, 2021
December 1, 2021

Had to wait for the Black Friday / Cyber Monday pathological consumption cult to be over as we simply won't participate in that nonsense. However, it's been a while since Hypnotic Dirge has run a storewide sale so we wanted to offer a discount code before the end of the year as a thank you to all of you who have supported us over the years! Remember - everything in the store in eligible for the 25% discount from December 1 - December 7 so simply load up your cart and use the code "HDR_ENDOFYEAR_SALE" upon checkout.

Thank you for all the support.

UPCOMING RELEASE: Moonworshipper - 13 Full Moon Nights of Doubt
November 18, 2021

No fucks given about anything, except being true to what it stands for, Moonworshipper is a dark underground project combining depressive pop and suicidal black metal into long hypnotizing pieces of music.

Formed during the summer of 2018, the band is on its way to release a trilogy of autobiographical albums, based on events in the frontman's life. A love letter written in 3 chapters, against all odds, depicting despair in its purest form. Its second chapter "13 Full Moon Nights of Doubt" is due to be released on December 13, and delivers an experience that is at once haunting, menacing, genuine, and vulnerable. 

Much like its debut, "13 Full Moon Nights of Doubt" will be released exclusively in digital format. 
After the trilogy is completed, it will be published in its entirety in physical format.

Far away from any cliché, Moonworshipper is raw, uncompromising, and honest from the root. Both beautiful and horrible at the same time.

Utter fucking desperation, for fans of Shining, Silencer, and Lana Del Rey.

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VINYL RELEASES: Ov Shadows - The Darkness Between Stars | I Djävulens Avbild
October 1, 2021

Order links: The Darkness Between StarsI Djävulens Avbild

Today marks the official release of both Ov Shadows albums on vinyl for the very first time. We collaborated with the consistently solid Vendetta Records to release these to the masses and to cover distribution in both North America and Europe!

“Embrace your shadow self – your dark aspects. Don’t hide away. Let those harmless creatures, turn into raging monsters. Let chaos guide your consciousness. You are ov Shadows.”

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First vinyl edition of "The Darkness Between Stars", released in an edition of 300 copies
Originally released in February 2018 in CD / Cassette by Black Market Metal Label

Specs:
Edition of 300
- 140g vinyl at 33 rpm in black poly-lined inner sleeves
- 350gsm sleeve, including insert
- packed in a plastic sleeve

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First vinyl edition of "I Djävulens Avbild", released in an edition of500 copies -
300 classic black, 200 red.

Originally released in summer 2020 in CD edition on Hypnotic Dirge

Specs:
Edition of 500; 300 in classic black, 200 in red
- 140g vinyl at 33 rpm in black poly-lined inner sleeves
- 350gsm sleeve, including insert
- packed in a plastic sleeve

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VINYL RELEASES: Ov Shadows - I Djävulens Avbild / The Darkness Between Stars
August 14, 2021

On this date last year, we released the second album from the Swedish Black Metal band Ov Shadows, entitled "I Djävulens Avbild". 

We got a lot of positive feedback on the release and many of you asked for a vinyl edition, so we've partnered up with Vendetta Records for the release of not only "I Djävulens Avbild" but also the debut album "The Darkness Between Stars", originally released on CD in 2018.

There will be no pre-orders and both LP's will be available on October 1, 2021, upon which your orders will ship immediately!

More info, pics, etc will be revealed soon. In the meantime, you can pick up the  "I Djävulens Avbild" CD/Shirt/Bundle or stream the album, and also check out the debut "The Darkness Between Stars"

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PRE-ORDER: Forlesen - Hierophant Violent [Vinyl]
August 6, 2021

Pre-order links: Webstore  | Bandcamp

Last spring, during the height of pandemic lockdowns and isolation, we released the mighty debut album from Forlesen, a meditative album perfect for long moments of contemplation. 

Many of you asked for a vinyl edition so we partnered up with Viridian Flame Records in Belgium once again to release this ultra-limited record, in an edition of 200 copies worldwide!

The record is available in two variants - 100 in gold and 100 in classic black, split evenly between the Hypnotic Dirge and Viridian Flame stores. I suspect the gold variant especially will sell pretty quickly, so act quickly to secure your copy. 

Release date is set for September 9 and all orders will ship on or around that date!

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AVAILABLE NOW: NONE Enamel Pins
May 7, 2021

We now have 1.5" (3.8cm) soft enamel pins of the classic NONE logo on a raised metal silver finish with a black background. 

Order here

BANDCAMP FRIDAY FUNDRAISER: 20% of sales to RAVEN Trust on April 2
March 30, 2021

This Friday, April 2, Hypnotic Dirge Records will be partnering with Raven Trust to raise legal defence funds for indigenous peoples of Canada!

Raven Trust is an excellent organization who has been fighting legal battles on behalf of Indigenous Peoples across Canada, and in fact to the benefit of all Canadians and people of the world, as it works to set legal precedents for Indigenous Land Claims, while also protecting the environment for all people. In the spirit of reconciliation, and in order to do something tangible rather than paying lip service to these ideals, Hypnotic Dirge Records will be donating 20% of sales from Bandcamp Friday on April 2 to Raven Trust to do our very small part to help fight these legal battles. 

Bandcamp Fridays have become quite a successful day for bands and labels due to YOUR generosity. I want to reiterate that the amount we will donate to Raven Trust is YOUR donation, not ours. 
Nothing is more disingenuous than companies, organizations, groups, etc. claiming a donation is theirs when it is others who have actually put up the money. 

Therefore, on Monday April 5, we will be making the donation on YOUR behalf, and of course posting screenshots of Bandcamp Sales as well as the donation confirmation for full transparency.

If this is a cause you can get behind, please consider placing an order on our
Bandcamp page on Friday April 2!

Update: April 5: $C370.90 Donated [Details / Screenshots]

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ALBUM RELEASE: Nordicwinter - Sorrow
March 26, 2021

Today marks the official release date of the new Nordicwinter record "Sorrow"!
You can order your copy from our webshop or Bandcamp, or directly from the band!
In addition to this, hoodies, shirts, and bundles are also available.

Webshop | Digital [Name-your-price] | Nordicwinter Bandcamp

Album notes:
After a lengthy hiatus, Nordicwinter came back in a big way in 2020, releasing two new full-length albums "Requiem" and "Desolation" and they show no sign of slowing down as they hit us once again with a new full-length album, "Sorrow", released amidst the dead of winter. This prolificacy should in no way be a harbinger of doubt as the quality of "Sorrow" surpasses even the heights of the 2020 records and raises Nordicwinter to the upper tier of Canadian Depressive / Atmospheric Black Metal.

As with its previous records, "Sorrow" examines the darker side of the human condition through somber and melancholic music. Sticking at a mostly mid-tempo pace, the tracks on "Sorrow" (with the exception of the outro) are all between 7-10 minutes in length, and flow with sense and purpose across the record. Utilizing a typical depressive black metal sound, the guitars have the perfect level of distortion to carry a bit of grit while still being clear and allowing the occasional string melody to hover above the mix like a blanket of stars. Meanwhile, the drums and bass provide the necessary backing throughout the record, staying simple but remaining audible and a fundamental part of the album's sound.

“Sorrow” is presented as a 4 panel digipack with an 8 page insert.

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TRACK PREMIERE: Kassad - The Maze
March 19, 2021

Stream/Download Here

Kassad, a stalwart of the modern post-black metal scene, combines abrasive and gritty black metal with hallucinatory ambience and spiralling post-rock intricacy. Kassad’s name is synonymous with misery, futility, and madness of modern urban life.

Originally recorded in the sessions for 2020's "London Orbital" and now available for the first time as a single, "The Maze" continues to explore the idea of a malevolent, decaying city. The listener is trapped. There is nowhere to turn. And something is coming towards you through the tunnels of the maze.

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MERCH: a noend of mine - Sanctuaires merch available to pre-order
March 15, 2021

A few days ago, we released a noend of mine's second album "Sanctuaires" which is now available on many digital platforms.

Unfortunately, due to issues at Ukrainian customs, the CD production has been delayed and we're now expecting a mid April release for the CD.

However, today we are also launching pre-orders for "Sanctuaires" shirts, enamel pins, and a merch bundle. 

Webshop | Bandcamp

Unlike the CD, all of these items are either already here or on transit from Vancouver to Victoria (just a short ferry ride away) so all orders of the shirts and pins will be shipped immediately, whereas the bundle pack will ship out when the CD's have arrived. (Again, estimated for mid April)

One thing to note with this bundle is the inclusion of enamel pins for the first time. You can order those on their own or as part of the bundle.

Here are the items available in the bundle:
-a noend of mine "Sanctuaires" Shirt [Available in sizes S-2XL; Printed on Gildan Heavy Cotton]
-a noend of mine "Sanctuaires"  CD [4 Panel Digipack, 20 page booklet]
-a noend of mine Embroidered Patch [10cm (4") square embroidered patch]
-a noend of mine Enamel Pin [1.5" (3.8cm) soft enamel pins on a raised metal silver finish]
-a noend of mine Sticker [3" (7.5cm) square full-color sticker of "Sanctuaires" album cover/logo]

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ALBUM RELEASE: a noend of mine - Sanctuaires
March 12, 2021

Order CD | Digital [Name-your-price] | Youtube Stream

Today marks the official release of the a noend of mine's second full-length record "Sanctuaires"

The album is available to stream in full on Bandcamp, Youtube, Spotify, and other platforms.

However, unfortunately, there has been some delays in the CD production due to a couple different factors and therefore the physical product won't be available until early April.

That being said, we hope you will take the time to listen to the album in full now that it has been made public. All pre-orders / orders will be shipped as soon as the CD's arrive, beginning with the earliest orders. 

On Monday, we will also begin taking pre-orders for a noend of mine shirts and a bundle option which includes enamel pins, embroidered patches, and stickers. 

The bundle will also be available in early April.

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PRE-ORDERS: Nordicwinter - Sorrow
February 26, 2021

Today we launch pre-orders for Nordicwinter's new album "Sorrow", due for release on March 26.

Webshop | Bandcamp

After a lengthy hiatus, Nordicwinter came back in a big way in 2020, releasing two new full-length albums "Requiem" and "Desolation" and they show no sign of slowing down as they hit us once again with a new full-length album, "Sorrow", released amidst the dead of winter. This prolificacy should in no way be a harbinger of doubt as the quality of "Sorrow" surpasses even the heights of the 2020 records and raises Nordicwinter to the upper tier of Canadian Depressive / Atmospheric Black Metal.

A few weeks ago, we released the lyric video for "Somber Winds of Despair (Part I)" and on this pre-order date, we are eager to unveil a new lyric video - crafted by evillair himself this time - for the companion track, aptly entitled "Somber Winds of Despair (Part II)".  

In terms of new merch for this release, we are excited to announce that we have printed both hoodies and shirts for this release, in addition to Nordicwinter patches, die-cut stickers, signed postcards, and guitar picks. You can order either a hoodie bundle or a shirt bundle, the apparel on their own, the CD on its own, or HDR's 2021 re-release of "Desolation" alongside the new album "Sorrow" at a discounted price. This goes without saying, but the digital album is also available, at a token $5 price during pre-orders and Name-your-price with no minimum upon release date.

As for the CD itself, "Sorrow" is presented in a 4 panel digipack with an 8 page booklet made with uncoated paper as that style seemed to fit the artwork in the booklet better than the standard paper. 

As we have been doing lately, the first 100 sales of "Sorrow" will receive a bonus
Nordicwinter Patch with their order!

More info on the bundles can be found in the store or by clicking "Read More" below.
Many thanks for the ongoing interest and support!

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Upcoming releases:
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NONE - DAMP CHILL OF LIFE
ORDER LP | DIGITAL

[2022 Vinyl Edition;
Shipping Late January]

NONE - LIFE HAS GONE
ON LONG ENOUGH 
ORDER LP | DIGITAL

[2022 Vinyl Edition;
Shipping Late January]

NONE - SELFTITLED
ORDER LP | DIGITAL

[2022 Vinyl Edition;
Shipping Late January]


Fresh releases:

MOONWORSHIPPER -
13 FULLMOON NIGHTS OF DOUBT


[Depressive Pop / Suicidal Black Metal] [Metz, France] [13.12.2021]

ORDER: DIGITAL | BLACK SHIRT | SAND SHIRT
MOONWORSHIPPER PAGE

OV SHADOWS -
 I DJÄVULENS AVBILD
Vinyl Edition *limited to 500 copies*
[Co-release with Vendetta Records]

[Black Metal] [Gothenburg, Sweden] [01.10.2021]

ORDER IN SHOP | BANDCAMP 

OV SHADOWS -
THE DARKNESS BETWEEN STARS

Vinyl Edition *limited to 300 copies*
[Co-release with Vendetta Records]

[Black Metal] [Gothenburg, Sweden] [01.10.2021]

ORDER IN SHOP | BANDCAMP 

FORLESEN - HIEROPHANT VIOLENT
Vinyl Edition *limited to 200 copies*
[Co-release with Viridian Flame Records]

[Avantgarde Doom/ Dark Ambient / Black Metal] [Bay Area, CA, USA] [09.09.2021]

ORDER IN SHOP | BANDCAMP

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Released earlier in 2021:


NORDICWINTER - SORROW
[Depressive / Atmospheric Black Metal || Saint Eustache, Québec, Canada]
[26.03.2021.]

ORDER: CD | MERCH | DIGITAL
ALBUM REVIEWS

A NOEND OF MINE - SANCTUAIRES
[Post-Prog/Funeral Jazz | Kiev, Ukraine ]
[12.03.2021.]

ORDER: CD | MERCHDIGITAL 


FRIGORIS - WIND
*Vinyl Edition*
[Atmospheric Black Metal  | Germany ]
[25.02.2021.]

ORDER: VINYL  |  DIGITAL

OMINATION - NGR
[Apocalyptic Funeral Doom | Tunisia ]
[05.02.2021.]

ORDER: CD | MERCH | DIGITAL
ALBUM REVIEWS

NORDICWINTER - DESOLATION
[Depressive / Atmospheric Black Metal || Saint Eustache, Québec, Canada] [15.01.2021] 

ORDER CD | DIGITAL
ALBUM REVIEWS

SERTRALINE - THE STREETLIGHT WAS ALL WE NEEDED
[Atmospheric/ Post Black Metal || Buffalo, NY, USA] [15.01.2021] 

ORDER CD | DIGITAL
ALBUM REVIEWS

NONE - DAMP CHILL OF LIFE
*Vinyl Edition [Depressive Black Metal || Oregon, USA]
[07.01.2021] 

CO-RELEASE WITH 
VIRIDIAN FLAME RECORDS

ORDER RECORD


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Released in 2020:

LIMINAL SHROUD - THROUGH THE FALSE NARROWS
[Atmospheric Black Metal || Victoria, Canada]  [20.11.2020] 

ORDER CD | SHIRT | BUNDLES | DIGITAL
ALBUM REVIEWS

MARCHE FUNEBRE - EINDERLICHT
[Death/Doom Metal || Mechelen, Belgium][25.09.2020] 

ORDER CD | VINYL | BUNDLES | DIGITAL
ALBUM REVIEWS

WILLS DISSOLVE - ECHOES
[Progressive Death Metal || Houston, TX]
 [28.08.2020] 

ORDER CD | SHIRT | BUNDLES | DIGITAL
ALBUM REVIEWS

OV SHADOWS -
 I DJÄVULENS AVBILD
[Black Metal || Gothenberg, Sweden]
 [14.08.2020] 

ORDER CD | SHIRT | BUNDLES | DIGITAL
ALBUM REVIEWS

NONE - LIFE HAS GONE ON LONG ENOUGH
*Vinyl Edition [Depressive Black Metal || Oregon, USA]
[03.07.2020] 

CO-RELEASE WITH
VIRIDIAN FLAME RECORDS


ORDER VINYL SOLD OUT
ORDER SHIRT

MOONWORSHIPPER - 13 FULL MOON NIGHTS OF LONELINESS
 
[Suicidal Black Metal / Melancholic Pop || France] [13.06.2020]

DIGITAL

FERAL LIGHT - LIFE VAPOR
[Black Metal / Crust || Minnesota, USA]
[22.05.2020.]

ORDER: CD | SHIRT | BUNDLE | DIGITAL
ALBUM REVIEWS

OMINATION -
THE PALE HORSEMAN
[Apocalyptic Funeral Doom] [Tunis, Tunisia] [01.05.2020]

DIGITAL

FORLESEN - HIEROPHANT VIOLENT
[Avantgarde Doom/ Dark Ambient / Black Metal] [San Francisco, USA] [04.18.2020]

ORDER: CD | SHIRT | BUNDLES | DIGITAL
ALBUM REVIEWS

NONE - SELFTITLED
+ BONUS TRACK
*Vinyl Edition [Depressive Black Metal || Oregon, USA]
[03.07.2020]  

CO-RELEASE WITH 
VIRIDIAN FLAME RECORDS


ORDER VINYL SOLD OUT

FRIGORIS - ...IN STILLE
[Atmospheric Black Metal  | Germany ]
[01.24.2020.]

ORDER: CD | SHIRT | BUNDLES | DIGITAL
ALBUM REVIEWS

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Latest Webshop Arrivals:

[Latest Additions Page]
*Last update; August 2021

Hypnotic Dirge Records releases are available for unlimited streaming and name-your-price (no minimum!) download in the format of your choice on Bandcamp. 

You can also download our entire digital discography (over 100 albums!!!) for a $C25.00 minimum!

Digital donations help fund new releases!

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