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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.

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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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ALBUM RELEASE: Frigoris - Wind LP
February 25, 2021

Today is the official release date for the vinyl edition of Frigoris’ 2012 album “Wind”!
All vinyl pre-orders have already been shipped out to you, directly from the plant in Poland. 
Future orders placed through our store will ship from Hypnotic Dirge HQ in Canada.

We still have a limited amount of copies remaining, in both classic black and “evening fields” (beige with black marble) editions. Order from the Hypnotic Dirge store

If you live in Europe, you should order your copy from Viridian Flame Records

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, marking a bit of a stylistic shift from their early days and bringing them the attention they very much deserve. 

Specifically re-mastered for vinyl by Nicolas Keller at Red Door Studios in Heusenstamm, Germany and featuring brand new artwork on the insert, the 2021 vinyl edition of “Wind” is an ultra limited collector’s edition with only 250 copies pressed worldwide. The coloured edition entitled "Evening Fields" (beige with black marbling) was released in an edition 150 copies, with 100 additional vinyl pressed in classic black.

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PRE-ORDERS: a noend of mine - Sanctuaires
February 12, 2021

Today, we launch pre-orders for the second album from a noend of mine, entitled "Sanctuaires"

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a noend of mine (anom) is a project by Les Vynogradov (Vin de Mia Trix, Kauan) based in Kyiv, Ukraine. The genre of anom can be loosely described as melancholic post-prog. 

Sanctuaires marks a departure from the mellow proggy vignettes found on anom’s debut, The Serenity’s Eve, in favor of a slower, darker, more cinematic approach. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as Bark Psychosis, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Dead Can Dance, and Olivier Messiaen, the album offers an unexpected mix of post-prog, funeral jazz and sacred music.

The artwork for the album was created by a contemporary Ukrainian artist Katya Buchatska

"Sanctuaires" will be released on a 4 panel digipack with an elaborate 20 page booklet on
Friday March 12, 2021The first 100 orders of "Sanctuaires" will receive a 
bonus 10cm x 10cm embroidered patch of the project logo.

We will also be releasing merch and bundles for this record,
although those options won't be available until early March. 
CD orders will ship on the March 12 release date while bundles will ship in early April.

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ALBUM RELEASE: Omination - NGR
February 5, 2021

Wastelanders, your soundtrack to the apocalypse is here. Today we officially unveil the full suite of hymns to propagandize the inhabitants of the New Golgotha Repvbliq!

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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.

"NGR" is presented as a 6 panel digipack CD, alongside a bonus patch for the first 100 orders. 
Hoodies, Shirts, and Bundles are also available, and as usual, the full album is available to download in the file format of your choice for no minimum-price!

As always, profits are shared with the bands and the dollar goes a long ways in Tunisia, so please consider donating a few dollars when downloading the album if you are able to.

All CD pre-orders were shipped out this week and bundles will ship next week. Thanks for your support and we hope you enjoy the new record!

AVENGE
FORGIVE
REBUILD

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SONG PREMIERE: a noend of mine - Des chemins crépusculaires (I-III)
February 4, 2021

For something a little bit different today, we have partnered with Invisible Oranges to premiere the opening three tracks (as one stylistic whole) from the forthcoming a noend of mine record "Sanctuaires".

"Carrying echoes of the early-1990s English experimental rock scene, the delicate but electronics-heavy pulsations found on upcoming album Sanctuaires redefines this project. Reflecting memories of the specific albums which defined the use of then-new genre tag "post-rock," Sanctuaires' soft twinkling and dirge-pop songwriting isn't necessarily a full transformation for a noend of mine. Pulling from the same nostalgic, downtrodden source which defined the band's earlier career, Sanctuaires is simply a new reflection of the same object."

The release date for Sanctuaires is Friday March 12.
Pre-orders will begin soon!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Nordicwinter - Somber Winds of Despair (Part I)
February 3, 2021

With the help of No Clean Singing, we are delighted to premiere the opening track from Nordicwinter's upcoming fourth full-length album "Sorrow", which follows in the heals of the project's 2020 releases - "Requiem" and "Desolation". The track in question "Somber Winds of Despair (Part I)" is the opening track on the album and first taste of music from the new album, due for release on Friday March 26.

You can watch the lyric video, created by Wikked Twist Films, exclusively on No Clean Singing

"It’s very easy to become submerged and immersed in the song, notwithstanding how crushing it is in its channeling of misery, and it may take some time to get a grip on yourself again."

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Omination - "Apocalyptic Ignis Fatuus"
January 29, 2021

Another video/track from the forthcoming Omination album "NGR" has surfaced, this time for the track "Apocalyptic Ignis Fatuus", the second track on the album.

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
Detach yourself from the madness of our domestic behavioral patterns and embrace the wild wasteland. Kill the tamed for the rebirth.
Know the rules of this world, become masters of these rules to break them down. Ignorance that break rules without mastering them bring unnecessary chaos.
Raise your voice once you mastered the rule, if ignorance raises the voice, slavery is your fate.
Be the master of your life, not the slave.

CREATE
DESTROY
REBUILD

Video by : Fedor Kovalevski

"NGR" comes out next Friday, February 5. Hoodies, shirts, bundles, CD's, and digital available.

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ALBUM ART: Nordicwinter - Sorrow
January 26, 2021

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. 

Today, we are pleased to reveal the album cover for "Sorrow", an edited photo 
originally taken by Melissa Parker

Next week, we will release a lyric video for the opening track on the album "Somber Winds of Despair (Part I)"

The release date for "Sorrow" is Friday March 26.
"Sorrow" will be presented in a 4 panel digipack with an 8 page insert. In addition to the CD, there will also be hoodies, shirts, and bundles available which will be revealed soon!

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ALBUM ART: a noend of mine - Sanctuaires
January 22, 2021

As we initially mentioned last week, Hypnotic Dirge will be working with a noend of mine to release their second full-length album "Sanctuaires". 

Today, we are unveiling the album art crafted by contemporary Ukrainian artist Katya Buchatska, as well as the more insight into the record and the full tracklist.

Sanctuaires is a second album by a noend of mine, a project by Les Vynogradov (Vin de Mia Trix, Kauan). Sanctuaires marks a departure from the mellow proggy vignettes found on anom’s debut, The Serenity’s Eve, in favor of a slower, darker, more cinematic approach. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as Bark Psychosis, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Dead Can Dance, and Olivier Messiaen, the album offers an unexpected mix of post-prog, funeral jazz and sacred music.

Thematically, Sanctuaires is a concept album exploring one’s own intimate sanctuaries. Les Vynogradov:

“Our sanctuaries are the places to which we tend to return. In their spatial dimension, they are those privileged sites that have a special significance for us: home; park, garden or a grove; shrine or a place of worship; a particular spot where an important event happened that is now inscribed in our personal sacred topography. On a temporal plane, I call sanctuaries our privileged hours of the day, those fractions of the day or night when we feel most overwhelmed by emotions or most fecund creatively. 

On the album, I tried to recreate some of my own sanctuaries, giving them a sonic form that could convey their inherent evanescence.”

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PRE-ORDERS: Frigoris - Wind [12" Vinyl]
January 21, 2021

We are now launching pre-orders for the limited vinyl edition of Frigoris’ 2013 album “Wind”! 

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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, marking a bit of a stylistic shift from their early days and bringing them the attention they very much deserve. 

Specifically re-mastered for vinyl by Nicolas Keller at Red Door Studios in Heusenstamm, Germany and featuring brand new artwork on the insert, the 2021 vinyl edition of “Wind” is an ultra limited collector’s edition with only 250 copies pressed worldwide. There are 150 "Evening Fields" (beige with black marbling) vinyl while the remaining 100 vinyl are classic black.

Hypnotic Dirge Records will be distributing 83 copies in total, primarily for North American customers, while the remaining copies will be available through Viridian Flame Records in Belgium, and later on, directly through Frigoris at shows (If and when COVID restrictions ease)

“Wind” is available to pre-order now!
*Orders will ship in late February/early March

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ALBUM RELEASE: Nordicwinter - Desolation
January 15, 2020

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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.

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Upcoming Releases:
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a noend of mine - Sanctuaires
[Post-Prog/Funeral Jazz | Kiev, Ukraine ]
[12.03.2021.]

PRE-ORDER: CD | DIGITAL 

(Merch and Bundles will be available soon)

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

PRE-ORDER: CD | MERCH | DIGITAL
ALBUM REVIEWS (soon)

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Recent Releases:


Frigoris - Wind VINYL
[Atmospheric Black Metal  | Germany ]
[25.02.2021.]

PRE-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
 [Depressive Black Metal || Oregon, USA]
[07.01.2021] 

CO-RELEASE WITH 
VIRIDIAN FLAME RECORDS

ORDER RECORD

Liminal Shroud -
Through the False Narrows
[Atmospheric Black Metal || Victoria, Canada]  [20.11.2020] 

ORDER CD | SHIRT | BUNDLES | DIGITAL
ALBUM REVIEWS

Marche Funèbre - 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

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Released earlier in 2020:

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 [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
[Depressive Black Metal || Oregon, USA]
[03.07.2020]  

CO-RELEASE WITH 
VIRIDIAN FLAME RECORDS


ORDER VINYL SOLD OUT

Frigoris - ...in Stille 

ORDER: CD | SHIRT | BUNDLES | DIGITAL
ALBUM REVIEWS

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