Hypnotic Dirge Records Bands

Liminal Shroud | Black Metal | Victoria, BC, Canada
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Formed in late 2017, Liminal Shroud takes inspiration from the surging oceans and mist-strewn coast as they explore themes of futility, passage, and individual and metaphysical transformation. With a three-piece format, Liminal Shroud’s sound is stripped-back yet immersive, with expansive guitars underpinned by a driving and dynamic rhythm section; surging with atmosphere and anguish, melancholy and rage.. [more...]

NONE | Depressive Black Metal | Oregon, USA
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Depressive and Atmospheric from the Pacific Northwest, NONE are an enigmatic entity crafted by unknown figures. Moving in and out like the long shadows of an ancient forest, the harsh musical passages of NONE entertwine and die through forlorn atmospheres, devouring and nourishing a hopeless life. Embrace solitude. Accept self-loathing.
You are no one, nowhere, and NOTHING. [more...]

Wills Dissolve | Progressive Black/Death Metal | Houston, TX, USA
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Houston is known for being the center of outer space and geological exploration, as well as being located in a region central to the 19th century war for Texas independence.  Drawing inspiration from this galactic curiosity, as well as the unbridled wildness of rural 19th century Texas, Wills Dissolve aims to expose a burgeoning extreme progressive metal scene to a national and international audience. [

Altars of Grief | Blackened Doom Metal | Regina, SK Canada
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Formed in November 2013, Altars of Grief are a blackened doom metal band from the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. However, while this combination of styles adequately summarizes the band’s sound, it’s the influence of the desolate landscapes and the solitude of long, prairie winters that inspired the moniker of “prairie doom metal”.   [more...]

Sertraline | Post-Black Metal | Buffalo, NY, USA
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Sertraline is the most aurally decadent post-black metal band to hit the scene in the last few years. Their impact comes primarily from a combination of melodic saturation and individual expertise. The result is a second EP that will leave you craving the next release, crawling back to listen to their 2017 release “Shade” again, and seeing them perform live at every opportunity. [

Marche Funèbre | Death-Doom Metal | Mechelen, Belgium
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Somewhere in the last days of 2007 guitar players Peter Egberghs & Kurt Blommé sealed a pact together with bass player Roel Van Doorsselaere to write and play metal in the spirit of the old Peaceville Three bands (Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, Anathema) and old Katatonia. Now after ten years in existence, Marche Funèbre marches forward as one of the definite modern death-doom bands. [more...]

Frigoris | Post-Black Metal | Essen, Germany
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Frigoris is a post black metal band rooted in the heart of the ruhr-area, Germany. The combination between Black Metal riffing and craftsmanship as well as a postmodern approach towards atmosphere and lyrics form a synthesis that results in long, atmospheric but melodious songs. The trampled and narrow paths of Black Metal are left to find a new identity at the end of Parnassus.  [more...]

Ov Shadows | Black Metal | Gothenberg, Sweden
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Ov Shadows is a Black Metal band from Gothenberg. Rising from the ashes of "Waning", a band that all four members previously played in. "Ov shadows is about exploring and embracing the dark aspects that dwell within us all – your ‘shadows-self’  Our vision is to create an atmospheric Black Metal guided by chaos and darkness." [more...]

Nachtterror | Symphonic Black Metal | Regina, SK, Canada
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Nachtterror is a Symphonic Black Metal band formed in 2006 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Since their founding, Nachtterror has always been a band focused on telling a story of tragedy and empowerment - the tragedy of life and the suffering that can accompany it, as well as the empowerment of embracing your own negativity and using it to evolve and grow. 

Maeskyyrn | Atmospheric Black Metal | Montréal, QC, Canada
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We are the wraiths of conscience, the inhibited envy of living in light and knowledge. All paths are traced and we can not choose to follow the ones linked to our energy. We have assembled melodies into songs instead of turning our contempt into regrets, fear and deceit. Maeskyyrn is revolving around emptiness, our choices among alternative paths, the soul that goes astray, perdition and all the sadness of our lives. [more...]

Norilsk | Death-Doom Metal | Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Named after Siberia’s northernmost city, home of a famous heavy metal smelting complex, 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. [more...]

Kval | Atmospheric Black Metal | Vantaa,Finland
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Kval is an atmospheric ambient Black Metal band from Finland playing cold and dark mid-paced melodic Black Metal with catchy icy riffs coated in frost. The atmosphere of Kval is meant to convey emptiness and the solitary nature of life.  [more...]

netra | Trip-hop/Black Metal | Auckland, New Zealand
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At first, there was nothing but these memories of a cold and grey urbanism. It is meanwhile walking down the streets of Kemper, France, that netra was first thought of, back in 2003. With influences ranging from the moodiest jazz music to black metal and trip-hop, netra has now released three eclectic and innovative full-length albums that defies convention and mixes genres seamlessly.  [more...]

Kassad | Black Metal | London, England
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Kassad conveys an all-encompassing sense of existential terror and claustrophobic anxiety that hits you and builds to a crescendo before everything descends into dread and finally nothingness. The misery, futility, and madness of modern urban life combining abrasive and gritty black metal with hallucinatory ambience. [more...]

The Haunting Green | Doom Metal | Pordenone, Italy
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The Haunting Green are a doom metal duo based in Northeastern Italy that builds on a doom foundation with post-metal, drone, and percussive elements to create a unique and quintessential sound. Formed in 2012, their music is constantly going in the direction of a coexistence within the aggressive vibes of extreme metal with ambient-drone and dark electronic music. [more...]

Il Vuoto | Funeral Doom Metal | Piacenza, Italy
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Il Vuoto is the noise of sorrow and distress…a solo Funeral Doom / Drone project hailing from Piacenza, Italy. Expansive and exploratory, Il Vuoto's soundscapes go in the directions dictated by the tales told, exploring real life stories of suicide, illness, and psychological disorders wrapped around the universal theme of sorrow central to the human experience. [more...]

Vin de Mia Trix | Progressive Doom Metal | Kyiv, Ukraine
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Vin de Mia Trix is a band from Kyiv, Ukraine. Lengthy mid-tempo opuses with crushing funeral riffs morphing into melancholic
acoustic passages creates a mysterious and dark atmosphere. Creating intelligent and touching, yet uncompromisingly heavy and dark
music incorporating bits of Black Metal, Post-Rock, Progressive
Metal, Blues and some other genres.  [more...]

Omgeving | Experimental Black Metal | Enschede, Netherlands
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“Omgeving” is an experimental musical project from the Netherlands where the listener is meant to interpret the sound as auditory landscapes, every texture part of a broader perception that has been created. Omgeving crosses the boundaries of black metal, space rock, ambient, and doom to conjure imagery through soundscapes, through tones and frequencies that transport you through inner and outer space. [more...]

Atten Ash | Melodic Doom-Death Metal | Chapel Hill, NC, USA
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A three-piece atmospheric/melodic death-doom band from North Carolina, Atten Ash is the creation of founding member James Greene In 2011 James began collaborating with Barre Gambling and Archie Hunt Those pining for genuine melodic/atmospheric death-doom for the dark and cold days ahead would be wise to heed attention. [more...]

Chiral | Post-Black Metal | Piacenza, Italy
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Chiral is an Italian one-man band from the countryside near Piacenza. His compositions shine of a dim light dwelling through the branches, alternating solar as well as gloomy moments. Folkish instruments are used to guide the listener through contemplation, while gentle veils of synths are crafting a misty and mysterious aura. [more...]

Odradek Room | Doom/Post Rock | Mariupol, Ukraine
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Named after one of Franz Kafka's short stories, Odradek Room is an atmospheric and progressive death-doom band with post-rock leanings from Mariupol, Ukraine. Creating dynamic and profound music, rich in tempo and mood variation, Odradek Room perfectly encapsulates the duality between aggression and melancholy.  [more...]

Subterranean Disposition | Avantgarde Doom | Melbourne, Australia
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Subterranean Disposition is a solo Melodic doom/death band from Melbourne, Australia founded by Terry Vainoras. Eclectic, progressive, experimental doom metal is what you'll find on this project's two albums - a self-titled debut in 2012, and the follow-up "Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure" in 2016. [more...]

 Band Archive and Alumni
These are bands that have previously released their material on Hypnotic Dirge Records that we aren't actively working with at the moment.
In many cases, these bands are still active. Some will still release future work on Hypnotic Dirge while others have found a different label to work with.
A few bands here are no longer active but we keep their pages online for archive purposes.

Mavradoxa | Atmospheric Black Metal | Rochester, NY, USA
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Mavradoxa is an atmospheric black metal band rooted in the Laurentian region of upstate New York. The music of Mavradoxa is expansive, atmospheric, and melancholic. Music made for dreary and rain-soaked days during solitary walks, or in any moment of introspection. [more...]

Obsidian Tongue | Atmospheric Black Metal | Portland, MN, USA
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Obsidian Tongue is a black metal duo from the haunted shores of Maine. Cold, unwavering, primal black metal with a rich organic sound and real melodic sensibilities, Obsidian Tongue has been praised for their exceptional balance of the melodic and raw aspects of black metal. [more...]

Harrow | Primal Folk Black Metal | Victoria, BC, Canada
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Harrow is a psychedelic black metal band with strong folk undertones which arose in Victoria, BC. and has been based out of Vancouver Island and the mainland ever since. The project was founded as a solo endeavor by Ian Campbell in 2009 and has since released 3 full-lengths and an EP [more...]

Obitus | Black/Death Metal | Gothenburg, Sweden
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"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever." Obitus was formed in May 2000 by Anders and Johan and since then have released two full-lengths, two EP's, and a split album. Their latest album "Slaves of the Vast Machine" is a relentless vision of our inevitable future dystopia. [more...]

Epitimia | Avantgarde Black Metal | Saint-Peterburg, Russia
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Combining an intriguing blend of atmospheric post-rock, and depressive black metal. Epitimia is an innovative and unique three-piece band from Saint-Petersburg Russia. Their latest album, (Un)reality was an expansive and experimental double-album that is currently Epitimia's tour-de-force.  [more...]

Verlies | Avantgarde Black Metal | Lille, France
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Based out of the French city Lille, Verlies is an avant-garde Black Metal band playing dark, strange, and experimental music. Without restrictions of conventional song structure, Verlies is all about creating dark and claustrophobic music with a strong emphasis on atmosphere. [more...]

Orphans of Dusk | Gothic Death-Doom Metal | New Zealand
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Orphans of Dusk is a gothic death/doom band being projected into the stars from the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand/Australia. One of the few bands from this region attempting to break boundaries in depressive doom, going 
where bands such as Shape of Despair and Type O Negative left such devastating marks. [more....]

Windbruch | Atmospheric Black Metal | Nizhnevartovsk, Russia
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Windbruch is an atmospheric black metal solo project from Russia which was formed by Mikhailov Rodion in 2009. It combines elements of post black metal, ambient and doom metal with the intention of creating a hypnotizing atmosphere. . [more...]

Immensity | Melodic Doom Metal | Athens, Greece
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Active since 2009, Immensity is a six-piece atmospheric death-doom band from Athens playing classic 90's sounding doom-death with a melodic / gothic tinge. For listeners of death-doom in the vein of
My Dying Bride, and early-Paradise Lost as well as The Gathering, Novembers Doom, Daylight Dies, and Ahab
. [more...]

Negative Voice | Death-Doom/Post-rock | Mowcow, Russia
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Based in Moscow, Negative Voice is a melodic doom-death band drawing  comparisons to old-Katatonia, October Tide, and Daylight Dies. They released their debut album "Infinite Dissonance" and a second album shortly afterwards entitled "Cold, Redrafted" [more...]

Lycanthia | Gothic Doom Metal | Sydney, Australia 
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Formed in the late 90s, Lycanthia are a 6 piece Gothic/Death-Doom Metal band from Sydney, Australia playing dark, aggressive and emotional soundscapes fused with classical and rock elements. Lycanthia continues the sound found in the early "golden age" works of classic gothic doom bands. [more...]

Ekove Efrits | Ambient Black Metal | Tehran, Iran 
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Ekove Efrits is an Atmospheric Black Metal one-man project from Tehran, Iran. A one man project, Ekove Efrits has been active since 2005 and has released four albums. Ekove Efrits combines black metal with post-rock, soundtracks, ambient, and trip-hop. A dark and somber trip to the far reaches of your consciousness. [more...]

Additional bands we've worked with:

Eye of Solitude
  | Funeral Doom Metal | London, England : Merch
Melankolia | Dark Ambient | Columbus, OH, USA : Merch
Ah Ciliz 
| Atmospheric Black Metal | Seattle, WA, USA : Merch
Black Tremor
  | Avantgarde Doom Metal | Saskatoon, SK, Canada : Merch
Sea Witch 
| Blackened Doom Metal | Dartmouth, NS, Canada : Merch
Womb | Doom-Death Metal | Sevilla, Spain : Merch
In my Shiver | Post-rock | Camerino, Italy : Merch
stroszek | Dark acoustic folk | Italy :  Merch
Galaktik Cancer Squad | Post-Black Metal | Hamburg, Germany :  Merch
Nethermost | Melodic Doom Metal | Loredo, TX, USA :  Merch
Silent Path | Depressive Black Metal | Tehran, Iran : Merch
Old Forgotten Lands | Folk Ambient | USA :  Merch
Ov Hollowness | Atmospheric Black Metal | Edmonton, AB, Canada :  Merch
Funeral Fornication | Depressive Black Metal | Port-Coquitlam, BC, Canada : Merch
The Foetal Mind | Post-Metal | Perpignan, France : Merch
Exiled From Light | Depressive Black Metal | Auckland, New Zealand :  Merch
Ancient Tundra | Dark Ambient | Saskatoon, SK, Canada : Merch
Neige et Noirceur | Atmospheric Black Metal | Montreal, QC, Canada : Merch
Immundus | Dark Ambient | Trodhem, Norway: Merch
Astral Luminous | Atmospheric Black Metal | Texarkana, TX, USA

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