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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. 

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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

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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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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"

Webstore | Bandcamp

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!

Order CD, Shirt, Hoodie, or BundlesDigital [Name-your-price]

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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Upcoming Releases:
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ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON...

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Recent Releases:


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

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

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

ORDER: CD | MERCHDIGITAL 


Frigoris - Wind VINYL
[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
 [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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*Last update; April 8, 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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