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Norilsk to release two new albums later in 2024!
June 7, 2024

PHOTO CREDIT: THE 5TH FASHION AVENUE

As if the first half of the year had not been busy enough for Hypnotic Dirge Records, two new NORILSK releases will see the light of day on the label in 2024. The first one will be a live in the studio release, covering songs from the first ten years of the band; the second one will be a brand new studio full length.

NORILSK should be a familiar name for those who have been following HDR over the years. Our collaboration goes back to 2015, when we released the band’s first full length album ‘The Idea of North.’ Following festival appearances and touring, HDR then released 2017 ‘Le passage des glaciers’, followed the next year by the companion album ‘Weepers of the Land.’ More recently, as the world seemed at a standstill, the label proudly released the 2022 EP ‘Beyond the Mountains.’

A lot of things happened in the first decade of the band, including lineup changes, extensive live appearances, collaborations, and artistic evolution. Bass player and vocalist Nic Miquelon comments: “Norilsk became an active band in 2014. Without a doubt we currently have the most solid lineup and focus we’ve had since our inception. We are building on our long-standing collaboration with HDR to complete a retrospective of what we accomplished so far, and open a new chapter on where we are heading. While fans will recognize Norilsk in both releases, they will also notice something entirely fresh. We can’t wait to unveil more.”

NORILSK is a death-doom band from Canada; its music can be described as heavy, cold and as slow-moving as glaciers, while also incorporating atmospheric elements akin to post-metal, melodic death metal, and funeral doom. The quartet has been singing in French and English over the years, using themes of nordic imagery and personal journey.

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PRE-ORDER: Hekseblad - Kaer Morhen [LP edition; new colour variant!!]
May 24, 2024

It wasn't long after launching pre-orders for the Hekseblad - Kaer Morhen LP's that they were already all spoken for. Since then, many people have asked if there was the possibility of an additional pressing, so we've heeded your calls! A new variant of the "Kaer Morhen" LP is now available for pre-order, limited to only 100 copies so act quick as this will be the last pressing for the foreseeable future!

Pre-order LP (Canada/US) | Pre-order LP (Rest of World)

This new variant, entitled "Brokilon Boughs" is scheduled for shipping at the same time as the other two variants, in July 2024.

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ALBUM RELEASE: Dødsferd - Wrath
May 10, 2024

Today, the new album from Dødsferd - "Wrath" is officially released!

The long-awaited twelfth album from the Greek black metal legions Dødsferd is finally here!

"Wrath" is presented as a DLP gatefold in an edition of 300 copies, divided into 3 variants of 100 copies each - "Lava", "Womb of God", and Classic Black. [NA Store | EU Store]

The DLP is still currently on pre-order with shipping scheduled to begin in mid-late June, but probably best to act quick since copies won't be around forever.

Additional, "Wrath" is available in a 6 panel digipack CD with an 8 page booklet,
available and shipping out now! [NA Store | EU Store]

We also have an official 100cm x 70cm "Wrath" textile flag, with artwork from George Gyzis,
also shipping now! [NA Store | EU Store]

Today, we also have releasing the official "Wrath" t-shirt, available to pre-order now
and shipping in mid-late June! [NA Store | EU Store]

Thanks everyone for the support and we hope this album will be a cathartic release
within a backdrop of an ugly world.

Album notes:
Dødsferd has established its name over the years as a remarkably persistent black metal institution, one which has been consistent in delivering quality outputs album after album, not afraid in taking artistic detours only to come back with full force, and always remaining true to itself. Over the course of two decades, it released no less than 11 full length albums, alongside an impressive number of other EPs, splits, and demos. While it has nothing to prove to no one, Dødsferd burns today with the same fury and passion as ever.

Following the acclaimed “Diseased Remnants of a Dying World” album in 2018, Dødsferd released an atmospheric two-piece album of raw black metal entitled "Suicide and the rest of your kind will follow Part II", followed by an acoustic collaboration with Sarvok. Circling back to its blackest sources, the 12th and newest album "Wrath" promises to be a no holds barred, uncompromising onslaught of raw black metal. Aptly titled after its founder, the album’s eponymous quality can be recognized in its raw purity, and its ability to weave elements which have been used over the past 20 years. Erupting with a renewed maturity and confidence, “Wrath” is at the crossroad of where Dødsferd came from and where it is going; it will appeal to those who have been following Dødsferd over the years, as well as those new to it.  

Dødsferd is Wrath & Wrath is Dødsferd! Till the end of this corrupted and diseased world!

Thematically, “Wrath” carries in its wake a vigorous indictment of the social and economic consequences of capitalism, political corruption, ecocide, and the largest argument against our civility – warfare.

In conspiracy with Dødsferd's very own Fucking Your Creation Records, the new album "Wrath" will be officially released on both CD and LP formats in May 2024. Following that, you can also expect a limited Tape and Digi CD Box Set by the end of the year exclusively through FYC Records.

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ALBUM RELEASE: NOTTURNO - Obsessions [LP Edition]
April 29, 2024

FROZEN STARS VARIANT

Two years ago today, Italian atmospheric black metal band Notturno released their debut album "Obsessions" on Hypnotic Dirge. Since then, many have asked for a LP edition of the album, especially since their second album "Inside" was released last autumn on both CD and LP. Today, on the anniversary of Obsessions, we are glad to be able to rectify that with the official LP edition of the album! The LP edition is presented in an edition of 200 copies, split between two variants - a "Golden Skull" variant, and a "Frozen Stars" variant, available to pre-order now!

Order LP (Canada/US) | Order LP (Rest of World)

Shipping is scheduled for June 2024 but it is likely we will be able to begin shipping copies out a bit earlier!

Album notes:
"Obsessions" is the debut album of the newest project of multi-instrumentalist Vittorio Sabelli (Dawn of a Dark Age, Incantvm) called NOTTURNO. A melancholic trip into the obsessive compulsions that take shape within our lives, the psychological torment, and the scourge of madness that takes hold inside the ancient walls of the human psyche, peering around the dark corners within all of us.

NOTTURNO develops its atmosphere through lengthy songs with strong dynamics and pacing, keeping the listener lost in a reverie and crafting an immersive experience at once melancholic and infectious, floating between Atmospheric and Depressive Black Metal, Doom, and Chamber music - intimate and possessing a strong character highlighted by the unique and singular expressiveness of female vocalist Kjiel (Eyelessight) and organically driven drum work of Sven.

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ALBUM RELEASE: HEKSEBLAD - Kaer Morhen
April 19, 2024

It is almost an exciting day for us when all the preparing that goes into a release culminates in the day when we can finally share the full album with you all, and today is no different! Hekseblad's debut full-length album, Kaer Morhen, coming off the heels of 2022's split album "Abattoir Dust Vol. 2" (with Vér / Nachtheir) and 2021's EP "The Fall of Cintra", releases today on Bandcamp, Youtube, and all digital platforms!

As for physical media, "Kaer Morhen" is available as a limited LP release, in two separate variants - "Lilac and Sorcery" which is already sold out, and "Yrden Gate
NOTE: April 20: Both "Lilic and Sorcery" and "Yrden Gate" LP variants now sold out!

Order LP (Canada/US) | Order LP (Rest of World)
Order CD (Canada/US) | Order CD (Rest of World)

Album notes:
In the waning months of the cursed year 2020, as the seasons changed to the cold, dark months of winter two long time friends joined forces to create Hekseblad, a Melodic Black metal band who would soon take the underground by storm. Bruxa, a vocalist and songwriter from Michigan handles the lore and storytelling of the duo's music (Witch's Amulet, Fanged Imp, Bruxa, Oaken Palace), while Frosk (Frog Mallet, Groaning Retch), a multi-instrumentalist and Studio owner from Massachusetts handles guitars, bass and the entire production process.

Fresh off a run of successful EP releases and a well received Split (w/ Vér and Nachtheir), American Black Metal band Hekseblad returns in 2024 with the release of their debut Full-Length “Kaer Morhen” 

Drawing lyrical inspiration from the works of  Andrezj Sapkowski's beloved Fantasy franchise “The Witcher” and musically recalling the days of true Black Metal glory (namely the likes of Emperor, Dissection, Gorgoroth and Obtained Enslavement), Hekseblad delivers a furious and magickal take on the sound of late 90’s Black Metal; balancing on the edge of melodic but malicious with their furious barrage of riffs and tying it together with flourishes of Symphonic sorcery conjuring a maelstrom of frozen ferocity.

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PRE-ORDER: Dødsferd - Wrath
May 15, 2024

LAVA VARIANT

We are now taking pre-orders for the latest musical onslaught from Greek legions Dødsferd,
their twelfth full-length entitled "Wrath"

"Wrath" is presented as a DLP Gatefold, a massive new effort from one of Greece's longest running black metal bands. The vinyl release is limited to 300 copies, in 3 separate variants - a Lava variant, a Dying Embers variant and a classic black variant. The DLP edition also comes with a vinyl exclusive track on Side D - the nearly 14 minute mammoth "Back to My Homeland… A Beast in Calm".

Order DLP (Canada/US) | Order DLP (Rest of World)

"Wrath" is also available in a CD edition, presented in a 6 panel digipack with an 8 page booklet. The CD edition contains the six main album tracks and is limited to an edition of 500 copies.

Order CD (Canada/US) | Order CD (Rest of World)

We also have an exclusive and limited Dødsferd flag, printed on high-quality textile material with four corner grommets. Flags are 100cm x 70cm and are limited to 100 copies.

Order Flag (Canada/US) | Order Flag (Rest of World)

Album notes:
Dødsferd has established its name over the years as a remarkably persistent black metal institution, one which has been consistent in delivering quality outputs album after album, not afraid in taking artistic detours only to come back with full force, and always remaining true to itself. Over the course of two decades, it released no less than 11 full length albums, alongside an impressive number of other EPs, splits, and demos. While it has nothing to prove to no one, Dødsferd burns today with the same fury and passion as ever.

Following the acclaimed “Diseased Remnants of a Dying World” album in 2018, Dødsferd released an atmospheric two-piece album of raw black metal entitled "Suicide and the rest of your kind will follow Part II", followed by an acoustic collaboration with Sarvok. Circling back to its blackest sources, the 12th and newest album "Wrath" promises to be a no holds barred, uncompromising onslaught of raw black metal. Aptly titled after its founder, the album’s eponymous quality can be recognized in its raw purity, and its ability to weave elements which have been used over the past 20 years. Erupting with a renewed maturity and confidence, “Wrath” is at the crossroad of where Dødsferd came from and where it is going; it will appeal to those who have been following Dødsferd over the years, as well as those new to it.  

Dødsferd is Wrath & Wrath is Dødsferd! Till the end of this corrupted and diseased world!

Thematically, “Wrath” carries in its wake a vigorous indictment of the social and economic consequences of capitalism, political corruption, ecocide, and the largest argument against our civility – warfare.

In conspiracy with Dødsferd's very own Fucking Your Creation Records, the new album "Wrath" will be officially released on both CD and LP formats in May 2024. Following that, you can also expect a limited Tape and Digi CD Box Set by the end of the year exclusively through FYC Records.

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PRE-ORDER: Hekseblad - Kaer Morhen
March 8, 2024

LILIC AND SORCERY VARIANT

We are now taking pre-orders for the debut Hekseblad album Kaer Morhen, in both CD and LP formats!

The CD edition is presented in a 4 panel digipack from Hypnotic Dirge, and as per the band's request,
they will also be selling a Jewel Case edition of the CD.
CD / Digital release date is scheduled for April 19.

Order CD (Canada/US) | Order CD (Rest of World)

The LP edition is presented in a sleeve, with an accompanying 60cm x30cm foldout poster. The LP is an edition of 200 copies, divided into two variants of 100 copies each - the "Lilac and Sorcery" variant and the "Yrden Trap" variant. LP's are scheduled to ship out at the start of July, but may be shipped earlier depending on the pressing process! If we are able to ship out LP's earlier, we will do so and keep you all informed as things move along!

Order LP (Canada/US) | Order LP (Rest of World)

Album notes:
In the waning months of the cursed year 2020, as the seasons changed to the cold, dark months of winter two long time friends joined forces to create Hekseblad, a Melodic Black metal band who would soon take the underground by storm. Bruxa, a vocalist and songwriter from Michigan handles the lore and storytelling of the duo's music (Witch's Amulet, Fanged Imp, Bruxa, Oaken Palace), while Frosk (Frog Mallet, Groaning Retch), a multi-instrumentalist and Studio owner from Massachusetts handles guitars, bass and the entire production process.

Fresh off a run of successful EP releases and a well received Split (w/ Vér and Nachtheir), American Black Metal band Hekseblad returns in 2024 with the release of their debut Full-Length “Kaer Morhen” 

Drawing lyrical inspiration from the works of  Andrezj Sapkowski's beloved Fantasy franchise “The Witcher” and musically recalling the days of true Black Metal glory (namely the likes of Emperor, Dissection, Gorgoroth and Obtained Enslavement), Hekseblad delivers a furious and magickal take on the sound of late 90’s Black Metal; balancing on the edge of melodic but malicious with their furious barrage of riffs and tying it together with flourishes of Symphonic sorcery conjuring a maelstrom of frozen ferocity.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Dødsferd - Restoration of Justice
February 23, 2024

We have been teasing this for a while so it's quite exciting to finally premiere the music video for the song "Restoration of Justice" from Dødsferd's upcoming twelfth full-length album "Wrath".

Crafted by Mick Alexandrakis (Black Screen – Graphic Arts), the video for "Restoration of Justice" also serves as the first full taste of the forthcoming "Wrath", out May 10 on Hypnotic Dirge!

As we've mentioned previously "Restoration of Justice" deals with the ineptitude and corruption of the Greek state while dealing with catastrophic natural disasters, police brutality, and its backing of colonial geo-political projects, once again turning the mechanisms of the state against the global working class.

A big thanks to Moshpit Nation for hosting this premiere! In addition to the premiere, you will also find an early album review, as well as a lengthy and detailed interview with Dødsferd's founding member "Wrath".

From the article:
“Wrath” is a memorable album. I’ve been listening to it a lot since receiving the promo. It is full of power, of righteous anger, and of a cold determination to keep fighting against the oppressors in every way possible. Listen for the music. Listen for the message. Ultimately, just be sure to listen."

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UPCOMING RELEASE: Ov Shadows - Heresiarch
February 22, 2024

Ov Shadows returns this summer with their third full-length album "Heresiarch", the follow-up record to 2020's "I Djävulens Avbild"

Hailing from Gothenberg, Sweden, Ov Shadows was formed in 2016 rising from the ashes of previous musical projects and has thus far released two full-length albums and an EP delivering vigorous and energetic Black Metal that serves as an all-out auditory assault of powerful and relentless riffs, pummeling drums and impassioned vocals! "Heresiarch" promises to build on the band's previous works and add another strong addition to the band's catalog.

"Heresiarch" will be released on Hypnotic Dirge on June 7, 2024 on both CD and LP formats!

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Hekseblad - Sodden
February 20, 2024

A new video from Hekseblad's upcoming album "Kaer Morhen" is now online!

In addition to the Youtube video above, the new song "Sodden" is also available on the HDR Bandcamp as well as the Hekseblad Bandcamp page, Transmissions from the Dark Youtube Channel, and Spotify, etc.

From Transmissions From the Dark: 
"A new chapter of the band is about to unfold, under the auspices of Hypnotic Dirge Records and full album Kaer Morhen, with this single setting out an imperiously assertive statement of intent, icy winds and bitter snow rolling from the mountains in an avalanche of sound from the opening bars, and remains a magically relentless force through its duration.

Kaer Morhen will be released through Hypnotic Dirge Records on CD and Digital on April 19, 2024, with an LP edition in June. Pre-orders will commence in early March."

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HEKSEBLAD signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records for release of debut full-length "Kaer Morhen"
February 9, 2024

Hypnotic Dirge is excited to announce a new collaboration with the Melodic Black Metal band HEKSEBLAD for the release of their debut album Kaer Morhen, a two-man black metal project from Michigan and Massachusetts, USA.

In the waning months of the cursed year 2020, as the seasons changed to the cold, dark months of winter, two long time friends joined forces to create HEKSEBLAD, a Melodic Black metal band who would soon take the underground by storm. Bruxa, a vocalist and songwriter from Michigan handles the lore and storytelling of the duo's music (also of the Dungeon Synth projects Witch's Amulet, Fanged Imp, Bruxa and the Atmospheric Blackened Doom Metal band Oaken Palace), while Frosk, a multi-instrumentalist and Studio owner from Massachusetts handles guitars, bass and the entire production process (Frosk also currently plays guitar and writes music for the New England Death Metal bands Frog Mallet and Groaning Retch, while also releasing Black Metal under an eponymous solo project). Bonded by their mutual love for Old School Death and second wave Black Metal the pairing soon proved to be fruitful and prosperous, releasing a handful of EP, splits, and demos before hunkering down in 2023 to prepare the release of their debut full-length Kaer Morhen.

Drawing lyrical inspiration from the works of Andrezj Sapkowski's beloved Fantasy franchise “The Witcher” and musically recalling the days of true Black Metal glory (namely the likes of Emperor, Dissection, Gorgoroth and Obtained Enslavement), HEKSEBLAD delivers a furious and magickal take on the sound of late 90’s Black Metal; balancing on the edge of melodic but malicious with their furious barrage of riffs and tying it together with flourishes of Symphonic sorcery conjuring a maelstrom of frozen ferocity.

Kaer Morhen will be released through Hypnotic Dirge Records on CD / Digital on April 19 and an LP edition will soon follow in June. We will soon release a lead single from the album and pre-orders for both formats will commence in early March!

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DØDSFERD ALBUM ART REVEAL / ALBUM DETAILS
January 22, 2024

The twelfth album from Greek underground black metal legions Dødsferd comes out this Spring, an extremely strong new opus that proves that Dødsferd is still on top of their game! Today we bring you the magnificent artwork by longtime Dødsferd collaborator George Gyzis, this being his ninth time crafting the artwork for a Dødsferd album, refined and prepared for all formats by Nikos Stavridakis (VisionBlack).

The vinyl edition of the album will be released as a DLP Gatefold with a vinyl exclusive bonus track “Back to My Homeland… A Beast in Calm”. The vinyl will be available in three distinct variants in editions of 100 each, and with George Gyzis’s art throughout the layout, the vinyl edition of “Wrath” promises to be striking and glorious. Additionally, the album will also be available as a 6 panel digipack CD. Both formats will become available to pre-order in March with shipping in May!

Wrath" promises to be a no holds barred, uncompromising onslaught of raw black metal, filled with fury and passion as can always be expected from Dødsferd, as well as a vigorous indictment of the social and economic consequences of capitalism, political corruption, ecocide, and the largest argument against our civility - warfare.

“Wrath” Tracklist:
1 - Restoration of Justice
2 - Decay of Sanity
3 - Raging Lust of Creation
4 - Spiritual Lethargy
5 - Heaven Drops With Human Filth
6 - Failure Ablaze in Your Existence
7 - Back to My Homeland… A Beast in Calm *vinyl exclusive*

Wrath” releases officially on May 10, 2024 on Hypnotic Dirge Records in collaboration with FYC Records.
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NEW MERCH: Official NONE - Inevitable Merch now available!
January 15, 2024

Finally after a considerable delay, we can announce the release of new NONE merch for the Inevitable album. We commissioned a new piece by the immensely talented Iza Carlucci (Urfaust, Fides Inversa) for the official “Inevitable” shirt, and also printed the art on textile poster flags for the first time ever!

For those who want it all, we created a bundle option which includes the new t-shirt, poster flag, logo patch, and raised metal pin. We also have a more basic NONE logo shirt for those who like to keep it simple.

Bundles, shirts, and flags are all available in both the North American and European stores, as well as from Bandcamp. Shirts are available in sizes Small-3XL and for the time being, there is no limitation on stock. We will keep all of this new merch in stock and print more as needed until demand subsides!

Pre-orders available now with shipping beginning in early-mid February North American Store: Inevitable Bundle | Inevitable Shirt | Inevitable Flag | Logo Shirt EU Store: Inevitable Bundle | Inevitable Shirt | Inevitable Flag | Logo Shirt


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ALBUM RELEASE: stroszek - about all the bad days in the world December 15, 2023

Tonight, on the brink of the winter equinox, stroszek's first new album in 11 years officially releases! Cold bleak music for the cold and bleak days ahead.

As always, this album is available for unlimited streaming and name-your-price digital download - as all our releases are - and for those who are interested in the physical product, we have some very elegant looking digisleeves available!

Please note that the last shipping day of the year is Wednesday Dec 20. Order by Tuesday morning to have your order shipped before our shipping pause. Shipping will pick back up on January 2, 2024.

Order CD:
North American Store | EU Store | Bandcamp

Album notes:
After a lengthy period of silence, stroszek returns this winter with its new album ‘about all the bad days in the world.’

Formed in 2007 by Claudio Alcara, the guitarist and founder of Frostmoon Eclipse, one of Italy’s original, and longest serving black metal bands, stroszek is a project bringing forth various elements of dark neo-folk, goth rock, and western music blending together seemingly irreconcilable sounds to craft something that is all about feeling and introspection. Contemplation and stories about life are at the forefront of the vibe in stroszek's music.

On ‘about all the bad days in the world’, stroszek continues its solitary journey into the colorless realm of melancholy. While fans will recognize the signature guitar style and vocal delivery that Claudio used on previous albums, subtle soundscapes and production elements enter this new musical chapter, adding dynamic and enhanced imagery to the album, while carrying the listener further into the artist’s personal fragmented cityscape.
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ALBUM RELEASE: stroszek - sound graveyard bound [2023]
December 15, 2023

In addition to stroszek's new album "about all the bad days in the world", we have also re-issued stroszek's third full-length "sound graveyard bound", released all the way back in 2012 and definitely deserving of renewed attention in our opinion! Sold out now for many years, the new edition of "sound graveyard bound" was re-released in an elegant digisleeve format with brand new artwork from renowned Italian horror author Paolo Di Orazio.


We of course encourage you to pick up the physical CD but for those who prefer to declutter or are on a limited budget, be advised that as always all our albums are on Bandcamp for unlimited stream and "name-your-price" digital download with no minimum! At the end of the day, we want you to hear the music that we worked hard on!


Please be aware that our last shipping day of the year is Wednesday December 20. All orders placed up to Dec 19 will be shipped this year before we take a pause. Shipping will begin again January 2, 2024


Order CD:
North American Store | EU Store | Bandcamp


Album notes:

Before the release of 2023's "about all the bad days in the world", the last stroszek album was all the way back in 2012. Long sold out, "sound graveyard bound" was the band's third album - at that time a three piece headed by founder Claudio Alcara [Frostmoon Eclipse]. What better occasion to press a new edition of the long out of print "sound graveyard bound" then alongside the release of the new album.


A confluence of sounds that harken back to Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt, and Johnny Cash, stroszek is an atypical dark folk project founded by a black metal musician, and often described by its frontman as "old music for old people". An album for quiet evening drives to wallow in your melancholic mood, "sound graveyard bound" interlaces acoustic rock, american folk music, and neo-folk to craft a somber temperament.


“I wouldn’t call stroszek a ‘side project’ as such, it’s really just my material; something that has been inside me for a long time. A friend asked me to define the style, and when I couldn’t she described it as ‘long drives along deserted highways with just your own thoughts for company’. she nailed the feel exactly”.


Re-mastered for the new pressing, and featuring cover artwork concept and drawing from paolo di orazio


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BAND SIGNING: Greek black metal act Dødsferd joins Hypnotic Dirge Records for release of new album in 2024! December 11, 2023

Active for over 20 years and still sharpening its legacy as one of Greece's premiere underground black metal acts, Dødsferd has joined forces with Hypnotic Dirge Records to release their twelfth studio full-length album entitled "Wrath" in May 2024! Three years removed from Dødsferd's latest full-length "Suicide and the rest of your kind will follow Part II", the new album "Wrath" promises to be a no holds barred, uncompromising onslaught of raw black metal, filled with fury and passion as can always be expected from Dødsferd, as well as a vigorous indictment of the social and economic consequences of capitalism, political corruption, ecocide, and the largest argument against our civility - warfare.


In conspiracy with Dødsferd's very own Fucking Your Creation Records, the new album "Wrath" will be officially released on both CD and LP formats in May 2024. Following that, you can also expect a limited Tape and Digi CD Box Set by the end of the year exclusively through FYC Records! Ahead of the official release next spring, some new visual presentations will surface in the early part of 2024 to properly exhibit the themes and vision of "Wrath". [Read More...]

MASSIVE DISTRO SALE: $5 CD's or 5 for $20 [NOV 3, DEC 31, 2023]
November 3, 2023

Hypnotic Dirge is running a complete distro sale starting today until the end of the year!

BROWSE ALL TITLES HERE

We have realized that operating a full-fledged distro in addition to giving our own releases their due attention is a bit more work than we can realistically deal with in an efficient manner, so over the past couple weeks, we painstakingly did a full inventory of everything that we have in stock, and updated stock counts on both the official store and Discogs so that everything is completely up to date in hopes that we can get rid of as much of it as possible! 

There are about 900 titles in our distro currently, some which were added to the store years ago and some just a few months ago. Some of which there isn't much demand for, but others in beautiful digipacks from Vendetta Records, Transcending Obscurity, Avantgarde Music and other labels that have a reputation for only releasing quality. Really, there is quite a variety available but we don't want to fuck around with different prices for everything and we'd really like to encourage you pick up as many titles as possible so we set everything in the distro for only $C5.00 each, or 5 CD's for $C20.00 + shipping! The only thing is, our stock of many of these titles were already dwindling so a lot of these titles only have 1-3 copies remaining so best to get on it quick even if the sale will run until the end of the year!

As mentioned, all titles are $C5.00 each but if you want to take advantage of the 5 for $C20 deal, just place your items in the cart and then use the code "DISTRO2023" when you check out!

We'd like to start fresh in 2024 with a clear working space to focus on new Hypnotic Dirge releases, as well as perhaps carry a very selective distro section moving forward so have a look at our distro catalog and help us clear it out and gather some funds for 2024!

PRE-ORDERS: stroszek - about all the bad days in the world
October 27, 2023

Named after the Werner Herzog movie by the same name, last seen by Joy Division’s leader Ian Curtis before committing suicide, stroszek was formed by Frostmoon Eclipse guitarist Claudio Alcara in 2006.

Pre-order CD - Main Shop | EU Shop
Digital

Aiming to go in a country\folk direction after years in the extreme metal world, stroszek could be described as “richly melodic, hauntingly melancholic, and at times, a crushingly sad commentary on innermost thoughts and life experiences”, or ‘long drives along deserted highways with just your own thoughts for company’

After a lengthy period of silence, stroszek returns this winter with their new album about all the bad days in the worldstroszek is a project bringing forth various elements of dark neo-folk, goth rock, and western music blending together seemingly irreconcilable sounds to craft something that is all about feeling and introspection. Contemplation, melancholy, and stories about life are at the forefront of the vibe in stroszek's music.

Featuring an appearance from Henri Koivula of Shape of Despair
Cover artwork by Valerio De Cristofaro

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PRE-ORDERS: stroszek - sound graveyard bound [2023 edition]
October 27, 2023

Before the release of 2023's about all the bad days in the world, the last stroszek album was all the way back in 2012. Long sold out, sound graveyard bound was the band's third album - at that time a three piece headed by founder Claudio Alcara [Frostmoon Eclipse]. What better occasion to press a new edition of the long out of print sound graveyard bound then alongside the release of the new album. 

Pre-order CD - Main Shop | EU Shop
Digital

A confluence of sounds that harken back to Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt, and Johnny Cash, stroszek is an atypical dark folk project founded by a black metal musician, and often described by its frontman as "old music for old people". An album for quiet evening drives to wallow in your melancholic mood, sound graveyard bound interlaces acoustic rock, american folk music, and neo-folk to craft a somber temperament.

“I wouldn’t call stroszek a ‘side project’ as such, it’s really just my material; something that has been inside me for a long time. A friend asked me to define the style, and when I couldn’t she described it as ‘long drives along deserted highways with just your own thoughts for company’. she nailed the feel exactly”

Re-mastered for the new pressing, and featuring cover artwork concept and drawing from Paolo di Orazio

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ALBUM RELEASE: Notturno - Inside
October 6, 2023

Right in time for the dying summer, Notturno's second album Inside is official released today!

CD - Main Shop | EU Shop
LP - Main Shop | EU Shop
Bandcamp | Youtube

It wasn't long ago that Notturno introduced themselves to the world with their grief-striken debut album Obsessions, a worthy debut album from the Italian depressive black metal project headed by Vittorio Sabelli (Dawn of a Dark Age, Incantvm, A.M.E.N). Almost immediately after the release of Obsessions, Notturno began work on their follow-up effort "Inside" which will be released through Hypnotic Dirge Records this fall.

The rich textures and nocturnal mood of the debut remains but on Inside the sound is developed further with some elements that weren't present previously, crafting an enveloping soundtrack to despair through the use of buzzsaw guitars, haunting piano, and even orchestral instruments that blend seamlessly and float in and out as required creating droning introspection and emotional crescendos in equal measure. As with on Obsessions, this structure serves as the base for the exasperated and desperate vocals of Kjiel (Eyelessight), this time around being joined by a guest vocalist Davide Straccione [Shores of Null]

Inside will be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records as the autumn ushers in the sweet respite from the oppressive summer heat, coming October 6, 2023. A limited LP - 100 copies in a dark green "Aokigahara" variant and 100 copies in a grey "Cold Ash" variant - will ship at the end of the year. 

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NEW PRESSING: NONE - Life has gone on long enough
October 6, 2023

Sold out now for about eighteen months, a new pressing of NONE's second chapter Life has gone on long enough is now available to order! Unlike some recent releases, this CD has already arrived at both our Portuguese and Canadian locations, so there is no pre-order, orders will ship within days!

Order CD: Main Shop | EU Shop | Bandcamp

Life has gone on long enough takes its haunting shape through eight organic tracks of foggy mountainous atmosphere and bleak music. Moving in and out like the long shadows of an ancient forest, Life has gone on long enough intertwine and die through forlorn atmospheres, devouring and nourishing a hopeless life. 
The album is presented in a 6 panel digipack with panoramic photography.

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UPCOMING RELEASE: stroszek - about all the bad days in the world
SONG PREMIERE: stroszek - awkward

September 29, 2023

After a lengthy period of silence, stroszek returns this winter with their new album about all the bad days in the world. Formed in 2007 by Claudio Alcara, the guitarist and founder of Frostmoon Eclipse, one of Italy’s original, and longest serving black metal bands, stroszek is a project bringing forth various elements of dark neo-folk, goth rock, and western music blending together seemingly irreconcilable sounds to craft something that is all about feeling and introspection. Contemplation, melancholy, and stories about life are at the forefront of the vibe in stroszek's music.

Comments alcara “I wouldn’t call stroszek a ‘side project’ as such, it’s really just my material; something that has been inside me for a long time. A friend asked me to define the style, and when I couldn’t she described it as ‘long drives along deserted highways with just your own thoughts for company’. she nailed the feel exactly”. 

In addition to the new album about all the bad days in the world, Hypnotic Dirge will also re-pressing the long sold out 2012 album sound graveyard bound, both of which will be available on December 1, 2023. Pre-orders will become available in October.

The track Awkward from the upcoming album is now streaming on the Hypnotic Dirge Youtube Channel 

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ALBUM RELEASE: Kings Rot - At the Gates of Adversarial Darkness
September 22, 2023

Today we are releasing our latest album, the sophomore record from the frozen melodic black metal band out of the canadian rockies KINGS ROT, entitled At the Gates of Adversarial Darkness! In addition to the CD version - available and shipping now - we also put the limited vinyl up for pre-order today, which will be shipping in January 2024!

Main Store: CD | LP
EU Store: CD | LP
Bandcamp | Youtube

Album notes:
Formed in 2017 in the frozen Rockies of Alberta Canada, Kings Rot is a three piece black metal band that blends blazing melodies with crushing aggression that yields an atmosphere of impending doom.

At the Gates of Adversarial Darkness is Kings Rot’s second full-length and certainly a pinnacle of their sound so far. Expanding upon their debut record, The Shadow of the Accursed released in 2021, Kings Rot’s sophomore release carries an onslaught of fast-paced melodic black metal with a rich and warm sound rooted in classic black metal. Kings Rot is not a band that focuses on atmospheric flourishes, but rather emphasizes riffs and melody. Dark, fast, and straight to the point, At the Gates of Adversarial Darkness is an album for traditional black metal fans and disciples of the riff.

Mastered by Rolando Rodas/Cavern Of Echoes and with artwork from Misanthropic-Art.
Band photography: Pagan Fires Photography
Logo by : Moonroot Art

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ALBUM RELEASE: Subterranean Disposition - Individuation
August 25, 2023

Today marks the official CD release of the new Subterranean Disposition album - Individuation. Although the digital version of the album was released at the end of June, the CD was not available until today! However, the CD's arrived here about a month ago and we've been shipping out pre-orders as they come in! Now, however, the album is officially out - give it a listen and get yourself a CD if you like it!

Main Store: "Individuation" CD | 3 CD Bundle
EU Store: "Individuation" CD | 3 CD Bundle
Bandcamp | Youtube

Seven long years on from their sophomore release, Subterranean Disposition returns in 2023
with a new full-length work, Individuation.

Building on previous releases, a self-titled debut in 2012 and Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure in 2016, this third outing sees Dan Nahum return to the drum throne, as well as the addition of Justin Min, a live member of the group since 2018, on Bass. With a powerful rhythm section behind Terry’s compositions, the new music continues the Doom lineage of the group, albeit at times through Death metal, Black metal and Experimental Lenses to shape long songs moving through dynamically different musical landscapes with ease, prompting the listener lyrically to look to ones inner world for guidance, inspired by the work of Carl Jung.

Individuation was recorded in several locations over the course of two years and mixed and mastered by Adam Calaitzis at Toyland studios in Melbourne. The album cover art comes from the talented Dan Sealey at Atmoscreative.

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ALBUM RELEASE: Claret Ash - Worldtorn: Anemoia
August 11, 2023

Today we are excited to officially release the new Claret Ash album Worldtorn: Anemoia!

Worldtorn: Anemoia is available on CD and on all digital platforms now, including as always as a "name-your-price" download on Bandcamp. We do however encourage you to go to the Claret Ash bandcamp and support the band directly as well! 

Main Store: "Worldtorn: Anemoia" CD | "Worldtorn: Anemoia" LP
EU Store: "Worldtorn: Anemoia" CD | "Worldtorn: Anemoia" LP
Bandcamp | Youtube

Especially exciting for us is the fact that we get to announce the launch of pre-orders for a limited vinyl in an edition of 200 copies - 100 copies in an "Aquamarine" variant and 100 copies in a "Aureate Gold" edtion. The LP edition of Worldtorn: Anemoia comes with an altered tracklist and a vinyl exclusive bonus track "Gateways" - previously only released digitally. The LP is available to order now on all of stores and is scheduled to begin shipping in December!

Album notes:
Atmospheric reigns supreme in Claret Ash's majestic return. Five years removed from their last full-length, the double-album The Great Adjudication Australian Melodic Black Metal band Claret Ash are ready to present a new EP Worldtorn: Anemoia - the second installment in its recently launched Worldtorn series. Weaving together narratives among common threads of collapse, resiliency, symbiosis, and renewal, Worldtorn - a concept yet in its infancy - seeks to explore various facets of post-apocalyptic existence.

Featuring a mix of both new material and reinterpreted work from their back catalog, Worldtorn: Anemoia delivers atmospheric and menacing black metal equally unforgiving, savage, triumphant, and imaginative. At its core, the new material on the EP is Atmospheric Black Metal but uses a wide array of tools to craft that familiar atmosphere, seamlessly shifting from pummeling death metal sections, soaring melodic leads, ethereal folk sections, and more without ever losing its footing or forward moving direction. Besides the new material, Anemoia also includes a re-recording of the track Ground Dweller from its debut album of the same name - faster and more intense, as they now play it live - before concluding with an acoustic version of The Wolves Have Fed Again (taken from their second album), and a stunningly beautiful orchestral rendition of the new track Cascadence of the Twilight.

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PRE-ORDERS: Notturno - Inside [LP]
August 4, 2023

We are also launching pre-orders for a limited LP edition of the new Notturno album Inside, a Aokigahara variant and a Cold Ash variant, limited to 100 copies each! We expect these to go pretty fast so grab a copy now before they're gone!

Main Store - "Inside" LP | EU Store - "Inside LP"
Bandcamp | Youtube

Europeans - you should order from the EU store to save significantly on shipping!

Side A
1 - Peace (2:38)
2 - Autumn Leaves (9:16)
3 - Obsessions (8:35)

Side B
4 - Once Again (7:32)
5 - No Passion (8:52)

Shipping: December 2023

Record Specs:- LP Sleeve
First pressing limited to 200 copies, divided into 2 different variants
--- 100 in "Aokigahara" edition
--- 100 in "Cold Ash" edition
- 140g vinyl at 33 rpm in black poly-lined inner sleeves
- packed in a plastic sleeve

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PRE-ORDERS: Notturno - Inside [CD]
August 4, 2023

Today we are launching preorders for the new Notturno album Inside - available in CD / LP / Digital formats!

Main Store - "Inside" CD | EU Store - "Inside" CD
Bandcamp | Youtube

It wasn't long ago that Notturno introduced themselves to the world with their grief-striken debut album Obsessions, a worthy debut album from the Italian depressive black metal project headed by Vittorio Sabelli (Dawn of a Dark Age, Incantvm, A.M.E.N). Almost immediately after the release of Obsessions, Notturno began work on their follow-up effort Inside which will be released through Hypnotic Dirge Records this fall.

The rich textures and nocturnal mood of the debut remains but on Inside the sound is developed further with some elements that weren't present previously, crafting an enveloping soundtrack to despair through the use of buzzsaw guitars, haunting piano, and even orchestral instruments that blend seamlessly and float in and out as required creating droning introspection and emotional crescendos in equal measure. As with on Obsessions, this structure serves as the base for the exasperated and desperate vocals of Kjiel (Eyelessight), this time around being joined by a guest vocalist (to be named later).

Inside will be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records as the autumn ushers in the sweet respite from the oppressive summer heat, coming October 6, 2023.

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PRE-ORDERS: Kings Rot - At the Gates of Adversarial Darkness
August 4, 2023

Today we launch pre-orders for the furious melodic black metal act Kings Rot! Formed in 2017 in the frozen Rockies of Alberta, Canada, Kings Rot is a three piece black metal band that blends blazing melodies with crushing aggression to yield an atmosphere of impending doom. 

Main Store | EU Store | Bandcamp

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ALBUM COVER: Notturno - Inside
July 31, 2023

The followup to Notturno's 2022 debut Obsessions is fast approaching...
On October 6, we will release Notturno's follow-up album, entitled Inside

Today, we present the delectable cover art featuring the beautiful Petra Adranno, and this Friday we will release the first song from the new record and launch pre-orders for the Digipack CD and Limited LP

Notturno is an Italian depressive black metal project headed by Vittorio Sabelli (Dawn of a Dark Age, Incantvm, A.M.E.N).

The rich textures and nocturnal mood of the debut remains but on Inside the sound is developed further with some elements that weren't present previously, crafting an enveloping soundtrack to despair through the use of buzzsaw guitars, haunting piano, and even orchestral instruments that blend seamlessly and float in and out as required creating droning introspection and emotional crescendos in equal measure. As with on Obsessions, this structure serves as the base for the exasperated and desperate vocals of Kjiel (Eyelessight), this time around being joined by a guest vocalist (to be named later).

Inside will be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records as the autumn ushers in the sweet respite from the oppressive summer heat, coming October 6, 2023.

Cover photo by: Riccardo Ziosi

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ALBUM RELEASE : Urbain - A Soul Purged
July 28, 2023

Today, the debut album from the purveyors of urban misery URBAIN, entitled A Soul Purged is officially released on CD - presented in a 6 Panel Digipack, and digitally through all major platforms.

Asides from that, we are excited to announce the launch of pre-orders for a limited vinyl, released on 180g vinyl in an edition of 200 copies, 100 copies in a "Pavement" edition and 100 copies in a "Smokestack" edition. The LP is available to order now on all of stores and is scheduled to begin shipping in late November!

Main Store: "A Soul Purged" CD | "A Soul Purged" LP
EU Store: "A Soul Purged" CD | "A Soul Purged" LP
Bandcamp | Youtube

Album notes:
Urbain's debut album A Soul Purged is a cathartic scream into the void, a sonic portrait of a world spiraling into the depths of indifference and ignorance. For those with the stomach to face the unadulterated reality of our urban dystopia, Urbain serves as a brutal yet thought-provoking guide, brandishing music as a torch to illuminate the darkness.

Drawing its somber inspirations from the fallout of a pandemic that stripped cities down to their marrow - revealing the ominous DNA coiled within - Urbain reflects upon the despair that lurks beneath the surface of urban life. From our ego's toxic grip on our perceptions to our dwindling connection with nature and the very sustenance we consume, the band brings to the surface the grotesque nature of our everyday reality. With every scream and shattering guitar riff, Urbain exposes a world where empathy is eclipsed by the self-absorption of the modern denizen, a disturbing commentary on our times. And then Urbain goes further by peeling back even darker layers of the city's skin - taking a critical and daring plunge into the abyss of human trafficking, unafraid to confront the sinister side of urban life, a societal malignancy that goes largely unseen.

The band’s visceral expression of this painful reality is meant to strike a chord that resonates deep within our collective conscience. With A Soul Purged, Urbain offers a brutally candid sonic reflection of our times, an outcry against the inhumane aspects of modern urban life.

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UPCOMING RELEASE: Notturno - Inside
July 14, 2023

It wasn't long ago that Notturno introduced themselves to the world with their grief-striken debut album Obsessions, a worthy debut album from the Italian depressive black metal project headed by Vittorio Sabelli ( Dawn Of A Dark Age , Incantvm, A.M.E.N). Almost immediately after the release of Obsessions, Notturno began work on their follow-up effort "Inside" which will be released through Hypnotic Dirge Records this fall.

The rich textures and nocturnal mood of the debut remains but on Inside the sound is developed further with some elements that weren't present previously, crafting an enveloping soundtrack to despair through the use of buzzsaw guitars, haunting piano, and even orchestral instruments that blend seamlessly and float in and out as required creating droning introspection and emotional crescendos in equal measure. As with on "Obsessions", this structure serves as the base for the exasperated and desperate vocals of Kjiel ( Eyelessight ), this time around being joined by a guest vocalist (to be named later).

Inside will be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records as the autumn ushers in the sweet respite from the oppressive summer heat, coming October 6, 2023.

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SONG PREMIERE: Claret Ash - Ground Dweller [2023]
July 13, 2023

Today we premiere the second track from the upcoming Claret Ash EP Worldtorn: Anemoia. Long time listeners of Claret Ash might recognize this track from their first album released 10 years ago, but now it has finally been given the proper treatment and sounds as it should!

Worldtorn: Anemoia comes out on Hypnotic Dirge in less than a month - August 11!

Pre-order
Main Store | EU Store | Bandcamp

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VIDEO PREMIERE: URBAIN - No God to Greet Me
July 7, 2023

The release of Urbain's debut album A Soul Purged fast approaches and today we release
another track from the record, the closer No God to Greet Me

Pre-order
Main Store | EU Store | Bandcamp
Video: MVS Visual

Album Notes:
Urbain's debut album A Soul Purged is a cathartic scream into the void, a sonic portrait of a world spiraling into the depths of indifference and ignorance.

Drawing its somber inspirations from the fallout of a pandemic that stripped cities down to their marrow, Urbain reflects on the despair that lurks beneath the surface of urban life. From our ego's toxic grip on our perceptions, the misconceptions of the afterlife, our dwindling connection with the very sustenance we consume, to living in a world where empathy is eclipsed by the self-absorption of the modern denizen, the band brings to the surface the grotesque nature of our everyday reality. And then Urbain goes further by peeling back even darker layers of the city's skin - taking a critical and daring plunge into the abyss of human trafficking, a societal malignancy that goes largely unseen.

For those with the stomach to face the unadulterated reality of our urban dystopia, Urbain serves as a brutal yet thought-provoking guide, brandishing music as a torch to illuminate the darkness.

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UPCOMING RELEASE: KINGS ROT - At the Gates of Adversarial Darkness
July 5, 2023

Formed in 2017 in the frozen Rockies of Alberta, Canada, Kings Rot is a three piece black metal band that blends blazing melodies with crushing aggression to yield an atmosphere of impending doom. This fall, Kings Rot will release their second full-length album At the Gates of Adversarial Darkness on Hypnotic Dirge Records, first on CD/Digital formats on September 22 and later in the year on LP.

The title track from At the Gates of Adversarial Darkness is streaming now on
Bandcamp, Youtube, and Spotify.

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ALBUM RELEASE: NONE - Inevitable
June 30, 2023

Today marks the official release date of NONE's fourth album Inevitable

Main Store: "Inevitable" CD | "Inevitable" DLP
EU Store : "Inevitable" CD | "Inevitable" DLP
Bandcamp | Youtube | Spotify

The reclusive NONE return in 2023 with their fourth chapter, their longest and darkest work. “Inevitable” is the culmination of their musical legacy, evoking the signature depressive atmosphere that has struck listeners across the globe. Like the last stage of grief, “Inevitable” is a black, nihilistic acceptance… Surrendering to existential loss and failure, only to whisper a sigh of contempt before an apathetic march toward the inevitable end. 

The CD / Digital version of the album is now officially out, and you can also pre-order the DLP edition now, which will begin shipping in late August / early September!

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DIGITAL RELEASE / CD PRE-ORDERS: Subterranean Disposition - Individuation
June 24, 2023

Seven long years on from their sophomore release, Subterranean Disposition returns
in 2023 with a new full-length work, Individuation.

Order / Stream Links:
Main Store: "Individuation" CD | Discography Bundle
EU Store: 
"Individuation" CD | Discography Bundle
Bandcamp | Youtube | Spotify

Building on previous releases, a self-titled debut in 2012 and "Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure" in 2016, this third outing sees Dan Nahum return to the drum throne, as well as the addition of Justin Min, a live member of the group since 2018, on Bass. With a powerful rhythm section behind Terry’s compositions, the new music continues the Doom lineage of the group, albeit at times through Death metal, Black metal and Experimental Lenses to shape long songs moving through dynamically different musical landscapes with ease, prompting the listener lyrically to look to ones inner world for guidance, inspired by the work of Carl Jung.

Individuation was recorded in several locations over the course of two years and mixed and mastered by Adam Calaitzis at Toyland studios in Melbourne. The album cover art comes from the talented Dan Sealey at Atmoscreative.

'Individuation' will be released digitally on June 24 and the CD version of the album, presented in a 4 panel digipack with a 12 page booklet will follow on August 25, 2023

Tracklist:
1 - Arduous Becoming (10:25)
2 - Haunted Optimist (9:11)
3 - Individuation (10:33)
4 - Archetypal (7:55)
5 - Shadow Work (7:59)

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PRE-ORDERS: Urbain - A Soul Purged
SONG PREMIERE: Urbain - Unseen
June 9, 2023

Exploring the inner landscapes of modern society, Urbain is set to launch their debut album A Soul Purged on July 28. Today, we have the pleasure of sharing Urbain's sound for the very first time, premiering Unseen - a track about the horrors of human trafficking. 

We are also launching pre-orders for the CD edition A Soul Purged at the links below! Vinyl enthusiasts, not to worry, there will be an LP version of this record as well so keep an eye out for more news on that soon.

Pre-order
Main Store | EU Store | Bandcamp

Urbain's debut album A Soul Purged is a cathartic scream into the void, a sonic portrait of a world spiraling into the depths of indifference and ignorance. 

Drawing its somber inspirations from the fallout of a pandemic that stripped cities down to their marrow, Urbain reflects on the despair that lurks beneath the surface of urban life. From our ego's toxic grip on our perceptions, our dwindling connection with the very sustenance we consume, to living in a world where empathy is eclipsed by the self-absorption of the modern denizen, the band brings to the surface the grotesque nature of our everyday reality. And then Urbain goes further by peeling back even darker layers of the city's skin - taking a critical and daring plunge into the abyss of human trafficking, a societal malignancy that goes largely unseen. 

For those with the stomach to face the unadulterated reality of our urban dystopia, Urbain serves as a brutal yet thought-provoking guide, brandishing music as a torch to illuminate the darkness.

A Soul Purged will be released on July 28, 2023.

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PRE-ORDERS: Claret Ash - Worldtorn: Anemoia
SONG PREMIERE: Claret Ash - Cascadence of the Twilight

June 7, 2023

Atmospheric reigns supreme in Claret Ash's majestic return. Five years removed from their last full-length, the double-album The Great Adjudication Australian Melodic Black Metal band Claret Ash are ready to present a new EP 'Worldtorn: Anemoia' - the second installment in its recently launched 'Worldtorn' series. Weaving together narratives among common threads of collapse, resiliency, symbiosis, and renewal, Worldtorn - a concept yet in its infancy - seeks to explore various facets of post-apocalyptic existence.

Today, No Clean Singing is premiering the opening track from the new EP, entitled Cascadence of the Twilight alongside a brief review and interview!

We're also launching pre-orders for the CD and Digital versions of the album today, due for official release on August 11A vinyl edition will also be made available to pre-order later this month with expected shipping in October.

Pre-order:
Main StoreEU Store | Bandcamp

Featuring a mix of both new material and reinterpreted work from their back catalog,Worldtorn: Anemoia delivers atmospheric and menacing black metal equally unforgiving, savage, triumphant, and imaginative. At its core, the new material on the EP is Atmospheric Black Metal but uses a wide array of tools to craft that familiar atmosphere, seamlessly shifting from pummeling death metal sections, soaring melodic leads, ethereal folk sections, and more without ever losing its footing or forward moving direction. Besides the new material, also includes a re-recording of the track Ground Dweller from its debut album of the same name - faster and more intense as they play it live - before concluding with an acoustic version of The Wolves Have Fed Again taken from their second album, and a beautiful orchestral rendition of the new track Cascadence of the Twilight.

Worldtorn: Anemoia will be released on CD/Digital August 11, 2023

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ALBUM RELEASE: Inherus - Beholden
May 26, 2023

Today marks the release of Inherus' debut album Beholden - a monumental album featuring members of Lotus Thief, Forlesen, Botanist, and Witch Kiss spanning 60 minutes, seamlessly drifting between progressive doom, psyche-rock, and black metal!

Order: Main Shop | EU Shop | Bandcamp
Stream: Bandcamp | Youtube | Spotify

Due to an unexpected artwork delay last month, we're still awaiting the arrival of the CD's from the plant, but we spoke to the plant a couple days ago and the CD's are expected to arrive late next week, so please note that any pre-orders or subsequent orders in the coming days won't be shipped for another 1-2 weeks. Keep an eye on your email as you'll receive a shipping notification as soon as your order is on its way.

Album notes:
Crossing the realms of post-metal and heavy rock, Beholden is a 6 track, 60-minute album, that mixes black metal, psyche-rock-influenced solos and doomy riffs with male and female clean & harsh vocals. The record spans genres without living in any singular one and yields both a united heartbreaking and feral sound. Beholden will be released on May 26th, 2023.

"The overall theme is the power of relationships and connectivity. Life challenges us but ultimately we have to know our own strength. Like the Stag Priestess depicted on the cover of the album, there is an otherworldly part of each of us that tames the fire of the unpredictable and approaches the world in spite of it with kindness. She can walk the forest in the dark. The songs call upon that desire."

Greeted by the album's opener Forgotten Kingdom, this heavy, groove-fueled track twists and turns through gloom, doom-filled paths. Powerful harsh vocals enhance the intensity while stunning clean vocal harmonies introduce an ethereal edge. Exploring dynamics of power in relationships, and how so often control is yielded to another at the expense of self, Inherus aptly portray their lyrical concepts through musical performance. Venturing on a dynamic journey through textural landscapes, Beholden leads to the dramatic finale Lie to the Angels. Stepping into progressive lands, intricate lead guitars, thundering percussion and non-standard time signatures feed into the chaotic and dark mood of the track. With demonic harsh emerging through the shadows, Lie to the Angels unleashes the outfit's ominous side. However, the track is not without glimpses into the light, as soaring clean harmonies, delicate drum hits and soft atmospheres deliver a tranquil contrast.

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ALBUM COVER : Claret Ash - Worldtorn: Anemoia
May 23, 2023

The new EP from Australian Progressive Black Metal band Claret Ash will soon be released through Hypnotic Dirge! Late last year, Claret Ash returned with a new single Gateways, commencing a new series that will develop over the coming years, and now a few months later comes Anemoia.

WORLDTORN: Anemoia - the second installment in the "Worldtorn" series features two new songs displaying the band at the pinnacle of their sound, delivering atmospheric and menacing black metal with equal parts unforgiving black metal savagery, melodic triumphant hooks, soaring solos, and earthly acoustic sections. The EP also includes a re-recording of the track Ground Dweller from its debut album of the same name - faster and more intense as they play it live - before concluding with an acoustic version of The Wolves Have Fed Again taken from their second album, and a beautiful orchestral rendition of the new track Cascadence of the Twilight

1 - Cascadence of the Twilight (7:53)
2 - Invocation of the Dream Weavers (9:28)
3 - Ground Dweller [2023] (7:50)
4 - The Wolves Have Fed Again [Acoustic Version] (3:49)
5 - Cascadence of the Twilight [Orchestral Version] (4:10)

WORLDTORN: Anemoia will be released on CD / Digital through Hypnotic Dirge on Friday August 11 and a LP release will likely follow later in the year. 

The cover artwork for Anemoia was crafted by Stigma : The Art of Samuel Nelson

We look forward to premiering a new track from Claret Ash, as well as opening pre-orders for Anemoia very soon so keep an eye out for more news to come shortly.

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UPCOMING RELEASE: Claret Ash - Worldtorn: Anemoia
May 18, 2023

Five years have passed since the release of Australian progressive metal band
Claret Ash's double album The Great Adjudication.

Claret Ash ended 2022 with the release of the Gateways single, the first track unveiled from the new WORLDTORN series of releases to come. 

The WORLDTORN series is a continuation of the themes and imagery that have carried throughout previous Claret Ash albums, painting a vivid canvas of the collapse of society and the near-eradication of humanity. WORLDTORN is set to evolve as a journey with each subsequent release in the series.

Claret Ash is now set to release a new EP - the second installment in the WORLDTORN series - entitled Anemoia. Featuring both new material and re-recorded versions from their back-catalog, Anemoia delivers atmospheric and menacing black metal with equal parts unforgiving black metal savagery, melodic triumphant hooks, soaring solos, and earthly acoustic sections.

Next week we will reveal the album cover, designed by Sam Nelson of Stigma Art, as well as share more details about the tracklist. You can also expect a song to be unveiled soon, and of course your option to pre-order the album!

Anemoia will be released on Friday August 11, 2023.

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UPCOMING RELEASE: Subterranean Disposition - Individuation
May 16, 2023

Seven long years on from their sophomore release, Subterranean Disposition returns in 2023 with a new full-length work, Individuation.

Building on previous releases, a self-titled debut in 2012 and Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure in 2016, this third outing sees Dan Nahum return to the drum throne, as well as the addition of Justin Min, a live member of the group since 2018, on Bass. With a powerful rhythm section behind Terry’s compositions, the new music continues the Doom lineage of the group, albeit at times through Death metal, Black metal and Experimental Lenses to shape long songs moving through dynamically different musical landscapes with ease, prompting the listener lyrically to look to ones inner world for guidance, inspired by the work of Carl Jung.

Individuation was recorded in several locations over the course of two years and mixed and mastered by Adam Calaitzis at Toyland studios in Melbourne. The album cover art comes from the talented Dan Sealey at Atmoscreative.

Individuation will be released digitally on June 24! A week later, Subterranean Disposition will open for the mighty Esoteric in Melbourne. A CD version of the album, presented in a 4 panel digipack with a 12 page booklet will be released on August 25.

Tracklist:
1 - Arduous Becoming (10:25)
2 - Haunted Optimist (9:11)
3 - Individuation (10:33)
4 - Archetypal (7:55)
5 - Shadow Work (7:59)
Total: 46:05

Shifting seamlessly from soul crushing doom metal to deeply atmospheric and sultry saxophone tones, opening track Arduous Becoming - now available to stream on Bandcamp, Youtube, and Spotify - provides a nice taste of some of what you'll hear on Individuation

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ALBUM COVER: Urbain - A Soul Purged
May 11, 2023

Presenting the album cover from the forthcoming Urbain debut album A Soul Purged

Born from the fallout of the Covid pandemic and the despair riddled streets of the Southwest side of Houston, comes Urbain, an offering of urban black metal pulled from the furthest reaches of metropolitan suffering.

Urbain is a collaboration of dark energy among its five members. Featuring members of Father Rust, Golgothan, Ovnev, and Wills Dissolve, they seek to both channel and humanize the darkness within the listener.

Tracklist:
1. Perception
 i. C.A.F.O
2. Without C
onscience
ii.  Lockdown
3. A Soul Purged
iii. Bissonnet
4. Unseen
iv. Nihilophobia
5. No God to Greet Me

A Soul Purged will be available through Hypnotic Dirge Records on July 28, 2023

UPCOMING RELEASE: Urbain - A Soul Purged
May 3, 2023

Hypnotic Dirge is pleased to announce its upcoming collaboration with the new
Texas-based urban Black Metal collective Urbain.

Born from the fallout of the Covid pandemic and the despair riddled streets of the
Southwest side of Houston, comes Urbain, an offering ofurban black metal
pulled from the furthest reaches of metropolitan suffering.

Urbain is a collaboration of dark energy among its five members. Featuring members of Father Rust, Golgothan, Ovnev, and Wills Dissolve, they seek to both channel and humanize the darkness within the listener.

Urbain’s debut album A Soul Purged will be released through Hypnotic Dirge in late July!
Keep an eye out for more details soon.

ALBUM RELEASE: Orphans of Dusk - Spleen
April 28, 2023

Today we are pleased to present the new album from Orphans of Dusk in all its gloomy glory!

Order - Main ShopOrder - EU Shop
Bandcamp | Youtube | Spotify

It has been ten years since the band’s inception in 2013, and nine since their last offering on Hypnotic Dirge Records. In 2014, Orphans of Dusk released “Revenant,” a brilliant 4-song EP that conjured the grandeur of goth and death-doom blackest of the black.

Described as a talented successor to Type O Negative and Woods of Ypres, Orphans of Dusk demonstrates the ability to write memorable songs with powerful riffs, weaving heaviness and beauty into a lush gothic atmosphere.

This Winter, Orphans of Dusk opens their goth-doom gasket again, coming back to life to present “Spleen,” their haunting new album. Spreading its vice over 8 songs, “Spleen’s full length duration enables the band, over the course of 50 minutes, to bring listeners further into their sublime dark universe, pushing further all facets that gave its identity in the first place. “Spleen” picks up where “Revenant” left, immediately displaying a well produced record and melodies that will immediately find its place in many gothic and doom music libraries. On “Spleen,” Orphans of Dusk however chooses to focus less on the previous atmospheric death-doom elements, and more on the gothic vocals and guitar harmonies. As a result, “Spleen” hits like a stake through the heart – it is the band’s most mature offering to date, and one that should gather the world’s gothic-doom scene’s attention.

Recommended for fans of Type O Negative, Woods of Ypres, Unto Others, Helevorn, A Pale Horse Named Death, and My Dying Bride. 

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SONG PREMIERE: Inherus - Lie To The Angels
April 20, 2023

Today we premiere another track from the forthcoming Inherus album Beholden, this time the closing track "Lie to the Angels" and my personal favourite on the record!

"Lie to the Angels is a song about betrayal in its basest form, how it affects identity. Its perception is a lifelong human struggle that we've amplified into larger than life lore. To "lie to the angels" means to betray not just in deed but in self. Facing that within and around ourselves is an experience no one likes to have, but it does build a kind of strength or second sight. One that drives you toward a world you inhabit somehow in your own light."
-Inherus

Lyric video was created by Anthony DiBlasi - the bassist of Inherus.

Beholden is releasing on Friday May 26!
CD's, Digital, Bundles and Shirts available to pre-order now!
Main Shop | EU Shop | Bandcamp


PRE-ORDERS: NONE - Inevitable
SONG PREMIERE: NONE - Rest

April 11, 2023

Pre-orders are now available for the new NONE album Inevitable, due for release on June 30, 2023!

Main Shop | EU Shop | Bandcamp

The album is available as a DLP Gatefold in three colour variants - "Ashen Sleep", "Redcedar Coffin", and classic black, limited to 1000 copies in total for the first pressing. You can also order the standard Digipack CD edition. The CD will be available and shipping upon the June 30 release date and DLP's will start shipping in late August / early September!

We are also premiering the closing track - "Rest" from the album now!
You can listen to it on Bandcamp, Youtube, and Spotify.

Some notes on ordering:
Those living in Europe and Turkey, please order your DLP or CD from the HDR EU store for cheaper shipping or you will be charged the international rate for packages shipping out of Canada. (Canada to Australia for example).

NONE DLP is limited to 3 copies per customer.

Tracklist:
1 - Never Came Home (9:02)
2 - Alone, Where I Can See (10:29)
3 - A Reason To Be (10:29)
4 - My Gift (6:43)
5 - Locked, Empty Room (9:12)
6 - Rest (10:26)

Album notes:
The reclusive NONE return in 2023 with their fourth chapter, their longest and darkest work. “Inevitable” is the culmination of their musical legacy, evoking the signature depressive atmosphere that has struck listeners across the globe. Like the last stage of grief, “Inevitable” is a black, nihilistic acceptance… Surrendering to existential loss and failure, only to whisper a sigh of contempt before an apathetic march toward the inevitable end. 

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SONG PREMIERE: Orphans of Dusk - Falling Star
PRE-ORDERS: Orphans of Dusk Bundles and Shirt

April 7, 2023

The third and final single from the forthcoming Orphans of Dusk album "Spleen" is now streaming! The closing track on the standard version of the album, "Falling Star" concludes the album with the appropriate melancholic tinge.

Listen to it on Bandcamp, Youtube, or Spotify

Additionally, we now have Orphans of Dusk shirts available to order for the first time! Printed on Gildan SoftStyle shirts and strictly limited to 40 copies, you can order on its own or as part of a larger bundle. 

The "Spleen" bundle includes the shirt, the new album "Spleen" (which includes a CD exclusive bonus track), a 6.5" x 4" embroidered logo patch, and an Orphans of Dusk sticker. The "Orphanage" bundle includes all of the above as well as Orphans of Dusk's debut 2015 EP "Revenant"

Order Bundles: Main ShopBandcamp

"Spleen" is set for release on Friday April 28, 2023

PRE-ORDERS: Inherus - Beholden
April 5, 2023

We are now accepting pre-orders for the forthcoming debut album from INHERUS, entitled Beholden

Main StoreEU StoreBandcamp

Crossing the realms of post-metal and heavy rock, Beholden is a 6 track, 60-minute album, that mixes black metal, psyche-rock-influenced solos and doomy riffs with male and female clean & harsh vocals. The record spans genres without living in any singular one and yields both a united heartbreaking and feral sound. 

Beholden is presented in a 6 Panel Digipack with artwork from David Paul Seymour. In addition to the CD, you can also order an INHERUS shirt, or a bundle which includes a shirt, CD, patch, and magnet!

All of these options are available worldwide on the Main Store and Bandcamp, but those living in Europe can order the CD from the EU Shop for cheaper / faster shipping.

Beholden will be released on May 26, 2023.

1 - Forgotten Kingdom (9:40)
2 - One More Fire (11:30)
3 - The Dagger (13:47)
4 - Oh Brother (9:52)
5 - Obliterated in the Face of Gods (2:14)
6 - Lie To The Angels (13:16)

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Hypnotic Dirge Records launches Official EU Store
April 3, 2023

Finally, after much preparation and some unexpected delays, the Hypnotic Dirge EU store is online!

Orders placed from the EU Store will be shipped directly from Portugal and you can take advantage of cheaper shipping rates as well as receive your order quicker than if you order from the main store.

To begin with, stock on the EU store will be limited and only Hypnotic Dirge CD releases will be available. This is because shipping a lot of stock from Canada to Portugal was and is prohibitively expensive but over the coming months, more stock will become available to order directly from Portugal - including all of our upcoming releases. Shirts, bundles, and distro items will continue to ship from the main store in Canada but more and more CD's and LP's will be available from the EU store!

The EU store is available to everyone in Europe, including non-EU countries, as well as Turkey. A full list of countries we ship to as well as shipping prices are listed in the "Shipping Info" section.

From today until Friday April 7, you can use the code HDR_EU to receive 25% off on your order for anything in the shop!

Thanks for supporting HDR and watch for more additions to the shop shortly!

ALBUM COVER: Inherus - Beholden
April 17, 2023

Presenting the glorious album art from Inherus’ upcoming debut Beholden,
crafted by none other than David Paul Seymour!

Crossing the realms of post-metal and heavy rock, Beholden is a 6 track, 60-minute album, that mixes black metal, psyche-rock-influenced solos and doomy riffs with male and female clean & harsh vocals. The record spans genres without living in any singular one and yields both a united heartbreaking and feral sound. Beholden will be released on May 26th, 2023.

1 - Forgotten Kingdom (9:40)
2 - One More Fire (11:30)
3 - The Dagger (13:47)
4 - Oh Brother (9:52)
5 - Obliterated in the Face of Gods (2:14)
6 - Lie To The Angels (13:16)

Keep an eye out for pre-orders launching soon, as well as another song premiere!

VIDEO PREMIERE: Inherus - Forgotten Kingdom
March 15, 2023

Today, we premiere the opening track "Forgotten Kingdom" from Inherus' upcoming album Beholden!

Crossing the realms of post-metal and heavy rock, Beholden is a 6 track, 60-minute album, that mixes black metal, psyche-rock-influenced solos and doomy riffs with male and female clean & harsh vocals. The record spans genres without living in any singular one and yields both a united heartbreaking and feral sound. Beholden will be released on May 26th, 2023.

"Forgotten Kingdom is about the dynamics of power intense relationships can have - the lasting effect one has on another whether in presence or absence. Two voices reach for each other, yet whether one hears the other is of less importance than what they tell themselves as they transform. Forgotten Kingdom is the doors of a relationship closing - a lost world that once existed between two people, each of whom are now someone else."
-Inherus

"Working with Inhervs on concept creation and visual realization of the themes presented within 'Forgotten Kingdom" was precisely why I enjoy filming videos for musical artists. The attention and passion they have for narrative and emotional expression creates so much room for exploration in the visual medium and it was such a privilege to work with Beth to create a visual that met the depth of her vision."
-Erik; Wikked Twist Productions

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UPCOMING RELEASE: NONE - Inevitable to be released June 30, 2023
March 13, 2023

The reclusive NONE return in 2023 with their fourth chapter, their longest and darkest work. Inevitable is the culmination of their musical legacy, evoking the signature depressive atmosphere that has struck listeners across the globe. Like the last stage of grief, Inevitable is a black, nihilistic acceptance… Surrendering to existential loss and failure, only to whisper a sigh of contempt before an apathetic march toward the inevitable end. 

Inevitable will be released on Friday June 30, 2023 and will be available in Digipack CD and Gatefold DLP formats. Further details and pre-order information to follow.

SONG PREMIERE: Orphans of Dusk - Spleen
March 3, 2023

The title track from Orphans of Dusk's upcoming record "Spleen" has been released!

In addition to Youtube, you can also stream the song on Bandcamp and Spotify.
"Spleen" is available for
pre-order now, and will be officially released on April 28.

Given the occasion of the new Orphans of Dusk song and the fact that today is Bandcamp Friday, you can order the Spleen digipack or the Spleen digipack+patch bundle for a 20% discount on Bandcamp today! Just use the code "spleenfriday"

BAND SIGNING / UPCOMING RELEASE: Inherus - Beholden
March 1, 2023

Crossing the realms of post-metal and heavy rock, Beholden is a 6 track, 60-minute album, that mixes black metal, psyche-rock-influenced solos and doomy riffs with male and female clean & harsh vocals. The record spans genres without living in any singular one and yields both a united heartbreaking and feral sound. Beholden will be released on May 26th, 2023.

"The overall theme is the power of relationships and connectivity. Life challenges us but ultimately we have to know our own strength. Like the Stag Priestess depicted on the cover of the album, there is an otherworldly part of each of us that tames the fire of the unpredictable and approaches the world in spite of it with kindness. She can walk the forest in the dark. The songs call upon that desire."

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PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE: Orphans of Dusk - Spleen
February 3, 2023

We are now taking pre-orders for the new Orphans of Dusk album "Spleen" due for release on April 28!

Webshop | Bandcamp

"Spleen" will be released in a 4 Panel digipack with an 8 page booklet.
There is also an option to add a 6" x 4.5" Orphans of Dusk embroidered patch in your order!

Additional bundles will be available later as well.

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Album notes:

Hypnotic Dirge is proud to present its first release of 2023, the glorious yet gloomy return of New Zealand/Australia's Orphans of Dusk. 

It has been ten years since the band’s inception in 2013, and nine since their last offering on Hypnotic Dirge Records. In 2014, Orphans of Dusk released “Revenant,” a brilliant 4-song EP that conjured the grandeur of goth and death-doom blackest of the black.  

Described as a talented successor to Type O Negative and Woods of Ypres, Orphans of Dusk demonstrates the ability to write memorable songs with powerful riffs, weaving heaviness and beauty into a lush gothic atmosphere. 

This Winter, Orphans of Dusk opens their goth-doom gasket again, coming back to life to present “Spleen,” their haunting new album. Spreading its vice over 8 songs, “Spleen’s full length duration enables the band, over the course of 50 minutes, to bring listeners further into their sublime dark universe, pushing further all facets that gave its identity in the first place. “Spleen” picks up where “Revenant” left, immediately displaying a well produced record and melodies that will immediately find its place in many gothic and doom music libraries. On “Spleen,” Orphans of Dusk however chooses to focus less on the previous atmospheric death-doom elements, and more on the gothic vocals and guitar harmonies. As a result, “Spleen” hits like a stake through the heart – it is the band’s most mature offering to date, and one that should gather the world’s gothic-doom scene’s attention. 

Recommended for fans of Type O Negative, Woods of Ypres, Unto Others, Helevorn, A Pale Horse Named Death, and My Dying Bride.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Orphans of Dusk - I'm Going To Haunt You (When I Die)
February 3, 2023

The long wait is over!
Orphans of Dusk returns after nine years with the first taste from their forthcoming album "Spleen".

I'm Going To Haunt You (When I Die) blends the grandeur of blackened goth metal with doomier undertones and a truly infectious chorus while serving some nostalgia on a cold plate to fans of
Woods of Ypres, Type O Negative, and others!

"Spleen" is also available for pre-order on our webshop and Bandcamp!

The release date is set for April 28, 2023

Video by: Wikked Twist Media

Filmed and Directed by Erik Labossiere + Kristin Wagner
Technical Assistance: Cory Rennebohm

Featuring:
Jayde DrewsNate Cradock

UPCOMING RELEASE: Orphans of Dusk - Spleen
January 27, 2023

Hypnotic Dirge is proud to present its first release of 2023, the glorious yet gloomy return of New Zealand/Australia Orphans of Dusk.

It has been ten years since the band’s inception in 2013, and nine since their last offering on Hypnotic Dirge Records. In 2014, Orphans of Dusk released “Revenant,” a brilliant 4-song EP that conjured the grandeur of goth and death-doom blackest of the black.

Described as a talented successor to Type O Negative and Woods of Ypres, Orphans of Dusk demonstrates the ability to write memorable songs with powerful riffs, weaving heaviness and beauty into a lush gothic atmosphere.

This Winter, Orphans of Dusk opens their goth-doom gasket again, coming back to life to present “Spleen,” their haunting new full length album. “Spleen” picks up where “Revenant” left, with a well produced record and a greater focus on dark hooks, carried by excellent gothic vocals and guitar harmonies. As a result, “Spleen” hits like a stake through the heart – it is the band’s most mature offering to date, and one that should gather the world’s gothic-doom scene’s attention. 

UPCOMING RELEASE: NONE IV
January 25, 2023

We have depressing news on the horizon...

UPDATE: Hypnotic Dirge North American Store is now open!
January 20, 2023

The Hypnotic Dirge North American store is finally open again! Very relieved and excited to be sharing this news today after a lengthy hiatus! Although only the North American store is open for the moment, we are accepting international orders like always so there is no change there! 

At some point this Spring, a EU store will open as well but a lot of the HDR stock that was shipped from Canada to Portugal is still stuck in customs and there are still a lot of logistics to take care of so that is probably at least 2 months away. In the meantime, you can order as before from either the official webshop or from Bandcamp!

If there are any items that are sold out that you're interested in, please let us know via email or social media comment and if there seems to be enough demand, we will consider re-presses in the coming months - this goes for vinyl, CD's, and merch items.

Finally, this is just the first step of HDR's return. Keep an eye out on the official website and social media next week for announcements about our upcoming releases!

HYPNOTIC DIRGE SUMMER SALE - PART TWO: July 29 - Aug 4
July 29, 2022

We are now launching the second round of our summer sale, once again lasting for one week, but with a greater discount this time around!!

From Today July 29, until next Thursday August 4, you can now get get 30% off any order over $50, and 40% off any order over $100! This offer applies to everything in our shop, from Hypnotic Dirge releases and merch, as well as our extensive distro of 1000+ titles.

Simply fill your cart as usual, and use either the code "30OFF" or "40OFF" depending on if your order is over $50 or over $100

Browse / Order Here

As has been alluded to, but not really spoken about in great length, Hypnotic Dirge is going through a major transitionary phase this year. Beginning in 2023, HDR will be headquartered in Portugal although some stock will remain in North America for obvious logistical reasons. On that note, hoodies and shirts will be especially difficult to ship across the ocean, so orders of merch bundles are especially appreciated right now.

It should also be mentioned that the webshop (as well as Bandcamp) will be completely closed for orders beginning in mid-October and won't reopen again until early 2023, so keep that in mind in the coming weeks. More on this soon.

HYPNOTIC DIRGE SUMMER SALE: July 15 - 21
July 15, 2022

Hello fellow listeners and supporters,

For one week, between today Friday July 15 until Thursday July 21, we are running a store-wide sale where you can get 20% off any order over $50, and 30% off any order over $100!

This offer is valid for anything and everything on our webshop, from Hypnotic Dirge releases to our extensive distro, and applies to CD's, shirts, vinyl, bundles, and everything else you can find.

Simply fill your cart as usual, and use either the code "20OFF" or "30OFF" depending on if your order is over $50 or over $100

Browse / Order Here

Hypnotic Dirge is going through a transitionary phase this year due to many factors but primarily due to my decision to relocate to Portugal around the end of 2022. Naturally, it is a logistical nightmare to ship a huge amount of material between countries, so we could really use your help in clearing some stock! Have a look through our hundreds upon hundreds of titles and see what catches your eye!

ALBUM RELEASE: Swampborn - Beyond Ratio
June 17, 2022

Today, we release the debut album of Russian Post-Black Metal band SWAMPBORN,
entitled "Beyond Ratio".

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Combining assertive (post) black metal with a powerful and solid, at times almost death metal sound, its music comes as a massive flow of energy, consisting of a flurry of drums, multi-layered guitar canvases, piercing melodies and expressive vocals, rusty and ominous like an apocalyptic sermon.

While at the core the band's music is based on modern black metal, it uses many unexpected infusions, embodied through the use of additional instruments, such as keyboards, synths, brass, violin and cello, and even accordion. Being a concept work, "Beyond Ratio" is full of various mood changes and unconventional moves, such as post-industrial backgrounds and atmospheric breakdowns, which don't sound like from deathcore or modern metal, but rather like parts of twisted obscure metal structures.

The visual design of this release is also conceptional, filled with metaphysical hints and allusions. Illustrations for each track reflect and deepen their themes, while the cover and inner art reveal reflections on everyday and beyond, transient and eternal, passed through the prisms of micro- and macrocosm. Enigmatic titles of songs unfold the lyrical themes of "Beyond Ratio" - existential horror, decay of urban life and metaphysical death of the soul.

Endowed with all the features described above, Swampborn's music is able to penetrate into the most hidden depths of the human soul, exposing its bleeding wounds and cleansing it in the merciless flame of the Absolute.

"Beyond Ratio" is presented in a 4 panel digipack with an accompanying 16 page booklet. Additionally, we also have two separate shirts available designed by Yag Mort, as well as some larger bundles.

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PRE-ORDERS: Swampborn - Beyond Ratio
June 2, 2022

We are now taking pre-orders for the release of SWAMPBORN's debut album "Beyond Ratio".

Order Options: Deluxe Bundle | "Beyond Ratio" Bundle | "Sleepingstatic" Bundle |
"Beyond Ratio" Shirt | "Sleepingstatic" Shirt | "Beyond Ratio" CD | Digital

Combining assertive (post) black metal with a powerful and solid, at times almost death metal sound, its music comes as a massive flow of energy, consisting of a flurry of drums, multi-layered guitar canvases, piercing melodies and expressive vocals, rusty and ominous like an apocalyptic sermon.

You can find two tracks streaming from the album now to give yourself a taste of what the album brings. If you are intrigued by what you hear, we are offering the album presented in digipack format with an accompanying 16 page booklet, as well as two distinct shirt designs, and various bundle options. 

The album will be unveiled on all digital platforms on June 17, and we are expecting to ship out all physical products in early July.

Thank you all for your support, and we hope you enjoy our latest offering!

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ALBUM RELEASE: Tishina - Uvod...
May 30, 2022

Our latest release is available today! TISHINA - for those who don't know - is the melodic death-doom project from Serbian-Canadian musician Branislav Panić - known for his work in the death/black metal band BANE.

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Unfortunately, the production of the CD's have been slightly delayed so CD orders are expected to ship out around mid-June.

Tishina (Тишина) is best described as a Melodic Doom/Death Metal project which was initially born as a side-project to explore slower, deeper and more emotional side of music. The inspiration for the first album, Uvod... ('Увод...') came mainly from the book of poems 'Nad Vodama Aheronta', written by Serbian author Predrag Rava.

For a debut album, 'Увод...' is an impressively cohesive and potent doom metal album, combining a exquisite blend of mid-paced melodic riffs, blackened sections, and various shifts in atmosphere and tone throughout its playtime. Above all, the compositional skill is immediately apparent - not in the sense of overtly technical riffs, but in the ease in which these songs (and the album as a single entity as well) flow with a near-perfect sense of direction, purpose, and momentum.

Musically, some of the influences are Saturnus, October Tide, Mourning Beloveth & Doom:VS, amongst others. The first album was written during 2020, and recorded the following year in various home studios before finally getting the proper treatment at HellSound Studio in Czech Republic. Honza Kapak (Master's Hammer, Bohemyst, ex-Avenger) did the mixing & mastering and was also in charge of the drums on this recording.

Uvod... (Увод...) will be presented in a standard jewel case and in a limitation of 1000 copies, co-released between Hypnotic Dirge (Canada), Satanath Records (Russia), and The End of Times Records (Ireland) on May 30, 2022

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ALBUM RELEASE: Norilsk - Beyond the Mountains
May 13, 2022

The new Norilsk EP "Beyond the Mountains" is now available to stream and download on Bandcamp , and as always, it is set as "name-your-price", so you can choose to donate as little or as much as you want, or even nothing at all! The album is also streaming on most major platforms (Spotify, iTunes, etc)

Besides that, in celebration of this release, all previous Norilsk albums and merch are 30% off until the end of May! Simply use the code NORILSK_DOOM upon checkout

Released on the tipping point at the end of the world, Beyond the Mountains is a death-doom offering that speaks to the fragile overlap between the nostalgic old world and a dark new chapter in history. It is released in 2022 both as a tribute to the doom-death scene and an omen of things to come.

In 2019, Netherlands melodic doom-death godfathers Officium Triste were celebrating their 25th anniversary. The band invited a number of artists around the world to participate in a tribute album, where Norilsk contributed with opening track ‘Intro Officum Triste (Pt II) / Mountains of Depressiveness.’ With its desolate coldness and relative austerity, the cover song and its lyrics represent the stripped-down essence of the genre, which remains as relevant 25 years later.

Beyond the Horizon’ was composed in the spirit of the 90’s classic doom-death bands, and recorded during the same session. The song is about the Inuit High Arctic Relocations in Canada, a mid-20th Century tragic event that occurred when Canadian authorities forced a number of northern communities to relocate in the High Arctic, a ‘place of darkness,’ and deliberately slaughtered their sled dogs. This displacement had deep impact on the Inuit traditional way of living, and still has ongoing consequences in northern communities today.

Acknowledging the extremely dark context of 2022, including the mountains of mental illness brought by the pandemic and the forced displacement brought by the war, Canadian doom-death band Norilsk is releasing this digital EP as a symbol of support, and hope for better things to come.

Norilsk Website | Norilsk Merch | Norilsk Bandcamp

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ALBUM RELEASE: Notturno - Obsessions
April 29, 2022

"Obsessions" is the debut album of the newest project of multi-instrumentalist Vittorio Sabelli (Dawn of a Dark Age, Suici.De.Pression) called NOTTURNO. A melancholic trip into the obsessive compulsions that take shape within our lives, the psychological torment, and the scourge of madness that takes hold inside the ancient walls of the human psyche, peering around the dark corners within all of us.

Notturno Merch | Notturno Digital

NOTTURNO develops its atmosphere through lengthy songs with strong dynamics and pacing, keeping the listener lost in a reverie and crafting an immersive experience at once melancholic and infectious, floating between Atmospheric and Depressive Black Metal, Doom, and Chamber music - intimate and possessing a strong character highlighted by the unique and singular expressiveness of female vocalist Kjiel (Eyelessight) and organically driven drum work of Sven.

Released in a 4 panel digipack with a 12 page booklet.

*Please note that due to a production delay, NOTTURNO orders will not ship until mid-May.

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UPCOMING RELEASE: Norilsk - Beyond the Mountains
April 28, 2022

On May 13, Hypnotic Dirge Records will release a brand new doom-death offering from Norilsk, entitled Beyond the Mountains. Released on the tipping point at the end of the world, this new EP speaks to the fragile overlap between the nostalgic old world and a dark new chapter in history. It will include a brand new song, “Beyond the Horizon,” along with a cover of Officium Triste’s “Intro Officium Triste (Pt II / Mountains of Depressiveness.” The artwork by Timur Khabirov is a tribute to OT’s original EP, and captures Norilsk’s contemporary approach on doom-death.

Norilsk is a doom-death band from Gatineau/Ottawa, Canada. Characterized by slow and crushing riffs, death growls, icy melodies and atmospheric arrangements, its music draws inspiration from the 1990's doom-death scene, while incorporating a heavy dose of eclectic and contemporary influences. Hypnotic Dirge Records previously released three albums, including The Idea of North (2015), Le Passage des Glaciers (2017), and Weepers of the Land (2018). The new Beyond the Mountains EP can be seen as a bridge between distinct chapters in the history of the band, and a teaser while the band is working on a new full length.

Beyond the Mountains will be released digitally by HDR, and will be made available on all streaming platforms on May 13, 2022. You can now pre-order the album on the
Beyond the Mountains Bandcamp Page

Norilsk Website | Norilsk Merch | Norilsk Bandcamp

Russian Post-Black Metal band SWAMPBORN reveals “Beyond Ratio” album cover!
April 22, 2022

The release of "Beyond Ratio", the debut album of Russian band Swampborn draws ever closer! Combining assertive (post) black metal with a powerful and solid, at times almost death metal sound, its music comes as a massive flow of energy, consisting of a flurry of drums, multi-layered guitar canvases, piercing melodies and expressive vocals, rusty and ominous like an apocalyptic sermon.

Today, we are pleased to be sharing the "Beyond Ratio" album cover, illustrated by Yag Mort and further refined by Nihil Design Studio.

The visual design of this release is conceptional, filled with metaphysical hints and allusions. Illustrations for each track reflect and deepen their themes, while the cover and inner art reveal reflections on everyday and beyond, transient and eternal, passed through the prisms of micro- and macrocosm. Enigmatic titles of songs unfold the lyrical themes of "Beyond Ratio" - existential horror, decay of urban life and metaphysical death of the soul.

Endowed with all the features described above, Swampborn's music is able to penetrate into the most hidden depths of the human soul, exposing its bleeding wounds and cleansing it in the merciless flame of the Absolute.

Swampborn will present its debut album “Beyond Ratio” on a 4-panel digipack with an accompanying 16 page booklet, loaded with illustrations from Yag Mort. 

The album will be released through Hypnotic Dirge Records on June 17, 2022However, you won't have to wait too much longer to hear a taste of the record, as the first track premiere will be online next week! [Update: "Sleepingstatic" Track Premiere]

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PRE-ORDERS : Tishina - Uvod…
April 15, 2022

We are now taking pre-orders for the release of Tishina - Uvod… [Тишина - Увод…]

Tishina CD | Tishina Digital

Founded by Serbian musician Branislav Panić (known best for the Blackened Death Metal band Bane), Tishina (Тишина) is a new project preparing to release its debut album Uvod... (Увод...) this spring.

Tishina (Тишина) is best described as a Melodic Doom/Death Metal project which was initially born as a side-project to explore slower, deeper and more emotional side of music. The inspiration for the first album, Uvod... ('Увод...') came mainly from the book of poems 'Nad Vodama Aheronta', written by Serbian author Predrag Rava. 

For a debut album, 'Увод...' is an impressively cohesive and potent doom metal album, combining a exquisite blend of mid-paced melodic riffs, blackened sections, and various shifts in atmosphere and tone throughout its playtime. Above all, the compositional skill is immediately apparent - not in the sense of overtly technical riffs, but in the ease in which these songs (and the album as a single entity as well) flow with a near-perfect sense of direction, purpose, and momentum.

Musically, some of the influences are Saturnus, October Tide, Mourning Beloveth & Doom:VS, amongst others.The first album was written during 2020, and recorded the following year in various home studios before finally getting the proper treatment at HellSound Studio in Czech Republic. Honza Kapak (Master's Hammer, Bohemyst, ex-Avenger) did the mixing & mastering and was also in charge of the drums on this recording.

Uvod... (Увод...) will be presented in a standard jewel case and in a limitation of 1000 copies, co-released between Hypnotic Dirge (Canada), Satanath Records (Russia), and The End of Times Records (Ireland) on May 30, 2022.

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NEW PROJECT: Тишина (Silence)
April 7, 2022

Founded by Serbian musician Branislav Panić, Тишина (Silence) is a new melodic death-doom project preparing to release its debut album 'Увод...' ('Introduction...') this spring.

Unlike Panić's Blackened Death Metal project Bane, Тишина is at its core a death-doom metal project, initially born as a side-project to explore the slower, deeper and more emotional side of music, and influenced by giants such as Saturnus, October Tide, Mourning Beloveth, and Doom:vs, among others. For a debut album, 'Увод...' is an impressively cohesive and potent doom metal album, combining a exquisite blend of mid-paced melodic riffs, blackened sections, and various shifts in atmosphere and tone throughout its playtime. Above all, the compositional skill is immediately apparent - not in the sense of overtly technical riffs, but in the ease in which these songs (and the album as a single entity as well) flow with a near-perfect sense of direction, purpose, and momentum.

Originally written in 2020, and recorded the following year at various home studios before finally getting the proper treatment at HellSound Studio in the Czech Republic, 'Увод...' ('Introduction...') will be co-released between Hypnotic Dirge (Canada), Satanath Records (Russia), and The End of Times Records (Ireland) on May 30, 2022

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PRE-ORDERS: Notturno - Obsessions
April 1, 2022

We are launching pre-orders for NOTTURNO's "Obsessions" today!

In addition to the CD's, we also have shirts and bundles available, which includes the following:

NOTTURNO - Obsessions Shirt [Printed on Gildan Softstyles; Available in sizes S - XXL]
NOTTURNO - Obsessions [CD; Digipack; 2022]
NOTTURNO Embroidered Logo Patch [5" x 3" (12.5cm x 7.5cm)]
NOTTURNO Signed Postcard [4" x 6" (10cm x 15cm)]
NOTTURNO Magnet [3" x 3" (7.5cm x 7.5cm)]
NOTTURNO Logo Sticker [3.5" x 2" (8.5cm x 5cm)]

Order Links:
Bundle | Shirt | CD | Digital

"Obsessions" is the debut album of the newest project of multi-instrumentalist Vittorio Sabelli (Dawn of a Dark Age, Suici.De.Pression) called NOTTURNO. A melancholic trip into the obsessive compulsions that take shape within our lives, the psychological torment, and the scourge of madness that takes hold inside the ancient walls of the human psyche, peering around the dark corners within all of us.

NOTTURNO develops its atmosphere through lengthy songs with strong dynamics and pacing, keeping the listener lost in a reverie and crafting an immersive experience at once melancholic and infectious, floating between Atmospheric and Depressive Black Metal, Doom, and Chamber music - intimate and possessing a strong character highlighted by the unique and singular expressiveness of female vocalist Kjiel (Eyelessight) and organically driven drum work of Sven.

"Obsessions" will be released in a 4 panel digipack with a 12 page booklet through Hypnotic Dirge Records on Friday April 29.

We are also continuing the tradition of including a free logo patch with the first 100 orders, stylishly embroidered with golden thread and 5 " x 3" in size. (12.7cm x 7.6cm)

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BAND/RELEASE ANNOUCEMENT: Swampborn
February 23, 2022

Swampborn is an experimental/post-black metal band from Russia, founded in 2011 by Rgrd (all instruments) and Sur (vocals). Originally based in a depressive industrial city, the band later relocated to Saint-Petersburg where it continued working on its debut full-length album “Beyond Ratio”.

Swampborn incorporates a myriad of black metal styles and influences into a sound that is still cohesive and purposeful, driven forward with blazing riffs, blast beats, and an aggressive raspy vocal performance.  It is on that foundation that Swampborn weaves dissonant guitar melodies and the occasional flourish of keys amid progressive song structures. There are times on the record when Swampborn sound quite conventional and other times where they really lean into their avant-garde side, but one thing that is certain is that you should expect the unexpected on “Beyond Ratio” and you are bound to be surprised by how these songs flow and maneuver over the course of the record.

Lyrical themes on “Beyond Ratio” range from topics of existential horror, the decay of urban life, and the metaphysical death of the soul.

After a lengthy period of composition and refinement, Swampborn will present its debut album
“Beyond Ratio” through Hypnotic Dirge Records in the spring of 2022!

More news to follow.

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ALBUM COVER: Notturno- Obsessions
February 21, 2022

A few days ago we announced our collaboration with NOTTURNO, the latest addition to our roster, and today, we are pleased to reveal the exquisite album cover for their upcoming album "Obsessions", shot and conceptualized by photographer Riccardo Ziosi and featuring the model Michela Suffritti.

"Obsessions" is the debut album of the newest project of multi-instrumentalist Vittorio Sabelli (Dawn of a Dark Age, Suici.De.Pression) called NOTTURNO. A melancholic trip into the obsessive compulsions that take shape within our lives, the psychological torment, and the scourge of madness that takes hold inside the ancient walls of the human psyche, peering around the dark corners within all of us.

NOTTURNO develops its atmosphere through lengthy songs with strong dynamics and pacing, keeping the listener lost in a reverie and crafting an immersive experience at once melancholic and infectious, floating between Atmospheric and Depressive Black Metal, Doom, and Chamber music - intimate and possessing a strong character highlighted by the unique and singular expressiveness of female vocalist Kjiel (Eyelessight) and organically driven drum work of Sven.

"Obsessions" will be released in a 4 panel digipack with a 12 page booklet through Hypnotic Dirge Records on Friday April 29.

We will also continue the tradition of including a free logo patch with the first 100 orders, stylishly embroidered with golden thread and 5 " x 3" in size. (12.7cm x 7.6cm)

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BAND ANNOUNCEMENT: NOTTURNO
February 11, 2022

Hypnotic Dirge is pleased to announce its collaboration with NOTTURNO, a new project founded by multi-instrumentalist Vittorio Sabelli (Dawn of a Dark Age, Suici.De.Pression), and featuring female vocalist Kjiel (Eyelessight), and drummer Sven.

NOTTURNO develops its atmosphere through lengthy songs with strong dynamics and pacing, keeping the listener lost in a reverie and crafting an immersive experience at once melancholic and infectious.

The debut album, entitled "Obsessions" is a meditative trip into the obsessions and compulsions that take shape throughout our lives, the psychological horror, and the curse of madness that lives inside ancient walls, around dark corners, and within all of us.

Over the coming weeks, more details on this album will be revealed, including the delectable cover art, first preview track, and official release date!

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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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Fresh releases:

DØDSFERD - WRATH [Black Metal || Crete, Greece] [10.05.2024.]
ORDER:
CANADA/USA: DLP | CD | FLAG | SHIRT
REST OF WORLD: DLP | CD | FLAG | SHIRT

NOTTURNO - OBSESSIONS
[LP EDITION]
[Depressive Black Metal || Agnone, Italy] [04.29.2024.]

ORDER:
CANADA/USA: LP | REST OF WORLD: LP

HEKSEBLAD - KAER MORHEN [Black Metal || United States] [19.04.2024.]
ORDER:
CANADA/USA: CD | LP
REST OF WORLD: CD | LP

STROSZEK - ABOUT ALL THE BAD DAYS IN THE WORLD
[Dark Folk || Le Spezia, Italy] [15.12.2023.]

MAIN SHOP: CD | EU SHOP: CD
DIGITAL

STROSZEK - SOUND GRAVEYARD BOUND [2023 EDITION]
[Dark Folk || Le Spezia, Italy] [15.12.2023.]

MAIN SHOP: CD | EU SHOP: CD
DIGITAL

NOTTURNO - INSIDE
[Depressive Black Metal || Agnone, Italy] [06.10.2023.]

MAIN SHOP: CD | VINYL
EU SHOP: CD | VINYL
DIGITAL

NONE - LIFE HAS GONE ON
LONG ENOUGH...[2023 PRESSING]
[Depressive Black Metal || Oregon, USA] [06.10.2023.]

CD - MAIN STORE | EU STORE
DIGITAL

KINGS ROT - AT THE GATES OF ADVERSARIAL DARKNESS
[Melodic Black Metal || Calgary, Canada] [22.09.2023.]

MAIN SHOP: CD | VINYL
EU SHOP: CD | VINYL
DIGITAL

CLARET ASH -
WORLDTORN: ANEMOIA

[Atmospheric Black Metal || Canberra, Australia] [11.08.2023.]

ORDER: 
MAIN SHOP: CD | VINYL
EU SHOP: CD | VINYL
DIGITAL

URBAIN - A SOUL PURGED
[Black Metal || Texas, USA] [28.07.2023.]

ORDER: 
MAIN SHOP: CD | VINYL
EU SHOP: CD | VINYL
DIGITAL

NONE - INEVITABLE
[Depressive Black Metal || United States] [30.06.2023.]

ORDER: 
MAIN SHOP
: CD | VINYL
EU SHOP: CD | VINYL
DIGITAL

SUBTERRANEAN DISPOSITION - 
INDIVIDUATION
[Progressive Doom Metal || Melbourne, Australia] [24.06.2023.]

ORDER CD | DIGITAL

INHERUS - BEHOLDEN
[Post-Metal || New York State, USA] [26.05.2023.]

ORDER: CD | BUNDLES | DIGITAL

ORPHANS OF DUSK - SPLEEN
[Gothic Doom Metal || Australia / New Zealand] [28.04.2023.]

ORDER: CD | BUNDLESDIGITAL

SWAMPBORN - BEYOND RATIO
[Post-Black Metal || Saint-Petersburg, Russia] [17.06.2022.]

ORDER: BUNDLE OPTIONS | CD | DIGITAL

TISHINA - UVOD...
[Melodic Death-Doom Metal || Montreal, QC, Canada]
[30.05.2022.]

ORDER: CD | DIGITAL

NORILSK -BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS
[Death-Doom Metal || Gatineau, QC, Canada]
[13.05.2022.]

ORDER: DIGITAL
BAND PAGE

NOTTURNO - OBSESSIONS
[Atmospheric Black Metal || Agnone, Italy]
[29.04.2022.]

ORDER: BUNDLE | SHIRT | CD
BAND PAGE

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]

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 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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 Hypnotic Dirge Records is an small independent Black and Doom Metal record label and webshop based in Saskatchewan, Canada and Amadora, Portugal. Founded in 2008, our intention and raison d'être is to unearth hidden gems and release quality expressive and eclectic aural art. [Manifesto]