Hypnotic Dirge News and Updates

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scholomance Webzine premieres Norilsk's new music video ‘La voie des morts’

April 19, 2018
French-Canadian doom act Norilsk unveils a new music video from their latest album Le passage des glaciers, released through Hypnotic Dirge Records. La voie des morts (The Way of the Dead) is a winter dirge, a black premonition accompanying the dead season. Without a doubt the fastest track on the album, it starts as a cold funeral march, before turning into a blackened procession.

Scholomance Webzine is premiering the music video at this link.



The video was co-directed by Wikked Twist Films, located nearby Regina, and 2700 km-away HVY One Productions, of Ottawa's area. Erik Labossière of Wikked Twist Films brought his universe of the macabre and the morose to develop a short story revolving around a few characters. Erik comments: “Shooting only a portion of a video and working with footage shot across the country was a unique situation and combining two narratives to create one full story was even moreso. Norilsk is very good at both defining their concept and allowing room for creativity on my part, and I really enjoyed expanding the universe we created in 'La noirceur intérieure' with some references and correlations to that video. I feel that a music video is an opportunity to give a visual palate to an auditory experience, and creating a powerful or intriguing narrative to accent the sound is a best of both worlds scenario. I love shooting this type of concept. A silent film narrated by only the music and message of the artist is such a rewarding and expansive collaboration.”

Nick Richer of Norilsk and HVY One adds: “We've known Erik for a few years now, as we toured with his bands Nachtterror and Altars of Grief, and he directed our previous video 'La noirceur intérieure.' Co-shooting a video is quite a nice feel when you have no idea what the other will come out with. I had high expectations from Erik after seeing his work, and he completely exceeded them. Working with him was a pleasant experience and is looking great for the future.”

Credits:
Wikked Twist Films 2018
HVY One Productions 2018

The Wikked Twist Films segment of "La voie des morts" featured Amberyl Watson as the protagonist and Sarah Cameron as the "Ribbon-trap woman." Shooting was assisted by Kristin Wagner and filmed on a cold day in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan.

The HVY One Productions segment features Nic Miquelon and Nick Richer, and filmed in the perpetual winter setting of various locations in the Gatineau Park, Quebec.




Links:
Norilsk CD and Merch packs
"Le passage des glaciers" Digital
Norilsk Website
Norilsk Facebook
Wikked Twist Films Facebook

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Le groupe doom canadien-français Norilsk dévoile un nouveau vidéoclip tiré de leur plus récent album Le passage des glaciers, paru chez Hypnotic Dirge Records. 'La voie des morts' est un chant funeste, une prémonition obscure accompagnant la saison morte. Sans doute la pièce la plus rapide de l'album, elle débute avec une lente et froide marche, avant d'accélérer et de se transformer en une noire procession.

Visionnez le vidéoclip en primeur sur Scholomance Webzine en suivant le lien ici

Le vidéo a été co-dirigé par Wikked Twist Films, établi près de Regina, et HVY One Productions, situé à quelques 2700 km, dans la région d'Ottawa. Erik Labossiere de Wikked Twist Films a incorporé son goût pour le macabre et le morose afin de développer une trame narrative autour de quelques personnages. Erik mentionne: “Le fait de filmer seulement une portion d'un vidéo et travailler à partir d'images prises à l'autre bout du pays représente une situation unique, et l'idée de combiner deux trames narratives en un seul montage l'est encore davantage. Norilsk est très bon pour définir leur concept et m'offrir toute la flexibilité pour utiliser ma créativité, et j'ai réellement apprécié pouvoir construire à partir de l'univers que nous avions créé sur 'La noirceur intérieure', en utilisant à la fois des références et des corrélations entre les deux. Pour moi, un vidéoclip est une opportunité d'habiller visuellement une expérience auditive et créer un récit saisissant pour en accentuer le son représente le meilleur des deux mondes. J'adore tourner ce genre de concept. Un film muet raconté uniquement par la musique et le message de l'artiste représente une collaboration tellement gratifiante et expansive.”

Nick Richer de Norilsk et de HVY One ajoute: “Nous connaissons Erik depuis quelques années, nous avons partagé une tournée avec ses groupes Nachtterror et Altars of Grief, et il avait créé notre vidéo 'La noirceur intérieure'. Co-diriger le tournage d'un vidéo est particulièrement stimulant lorsque tu ignores ce que l'autre créera. J'avais de hautes attentes d'Erik après avoir vu son travail, mais il les a complètement dépassées. Travailler avec lui est une expérience agréable et cela augure bien pour l'avenir.”

Visitez Hypnotic Dirge Records pour vous procurer le plus récent album de Norilsk, Le passage des glaciers, et mettre la main sur de la marchandise et des packages exclusifs.

Crédits:
Wikked Twist Films 2018
HVY One Productions 2018

La portion de Wikked Twist Films pour “La voie des morts” met en scène Amberyl Watson comme protagoniste et Sarah Cameron comme 'femme au ruban-piège'. Kristin Wagner a aidé au tournage et celui-ci a été réalisé lors d'une journée froide à Qu'Appelle, en Saskatchewan.

La portion de HVY One Productions met en scène Nic Miquelon et Nick Richer, et a été filmée lors d'un hiver sans fin à différents emplacements dans le parc de la Gatineau, au Québec.

 

ALBUM RELEASE: NONE - Life Has Gone On Long Enough

April 11, 2018
NONE's new album "Life Has Gone On Long Enough" is officially released today!
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Written and recorded throughout the latter half of 2017, NONE's new album Life Has Gone On Long Enough takes its haunting shape through eight organic tracks of foggy mountainous atmosphere and bleak music. On this new chapter, NONE delves deeper into the blackest woods to find abandonment, and developing its tortured personality further. Moving in and out like the long shadows of an ancient forest, ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Echoes and Dust streams 'Desiderate' from NONE's new album Life Has Gone On Long Enough

April 4, 2018
Oregon has become a hotbed for atmospheric black metal, and depressive black metal NONE is probably one of the most captivating new additions to the scene. The enigmatic outfit from Portland is scheduled to release the follow up to their self-titled album on April 11, on Hypnotic Dirge Records. Capturing the haunting spirit of the Cascade Range, NONE delves deeper into the blackest woods to find abandonment, and developing its tortured personality further.

A new track from NONE’s upcoming al...

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WEBSHOP ADDITIONS: April 2018

April 1, 2018
New albums from Throats Productions, Solitude Productions, Weird Truth Records, and Loud Rage Music were added to the shop today.

*All items listed below are here

THP - 042 : Serpent Herder - To Suffer in Beauty
THP - 043 : Misere Nobis / Hovert
THP - 047 : Acedia Mundi - Speculum Humanae Salvationis
THP - 048 : Sun of the Dying - The Roar of the Furious Sea
THP - 049 : Hats Barn - N.A.H.A.S.H. 
THP - 050 : Exaltatio Diaboli - Credo 
THP - 051 : Void Ritual - Heretical Wisdom
THP ...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Altars of Grief - Iris

March 21, 2018
Altars of Grief'’s new album “Iris” is officially released today. 
[Order Packs available here]



Following the acclaimed Of Ash and Dying Light split album of 2015, Canadian Prairies doom metal juggernaut Altars of Grief is back with Iris, a second full length album of devastating proportions. This new blackened doom offering introduces new levels of dynamics and textures, and while it is the more accomplished work from the Saskatchewan band to date, it also carries the darkness and light ...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: "Altars of Grief - Iris" FULL album stream on Noisey

March 16, 2018
We are pleased to announce some exciting news today. The wait is over! You can now listen to Altars of Grief's new album "Iris" in its entirety courtesy of Noisey.



"Over eight tracks, the quartet melds the finer points of black and doom into a truly stirring composition. Many moments on the record calls to late-era Woods of Ypres (R.I.P. David Gold) like the middle third “Voices of Winter.” There are other moments that showcase a dichotomy throughout Iris. Take the early instances of “De...

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PRE-ORDERS: "NONE - Life has gone on long enough" packages available

March 13, 2018
The new album from the enigmatic Depressive Black Metal band NONE is fast approaching. "Life Has Gone On Long Enough" is due for release on April 11.

We are now taking pre-orders for Life Has Gone on Long Enough as well a new limited long-sleeve NONE shirt, and some larger combo packs.

NONE's new album 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, L...

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SONG PREMIERE: Altars of Grief reveal a third song "Broken Hymns" from the upcoming new album Iris

March 8, 2018
Over the course of the past few weeks, we have premiered the tracks "Voices of Winter" and "Desolation" from Prairie Blackened Doom Metallers Altars of Grief's upcoming new album "Iris."

Today, we present to you - in partnership with Toilet Ov Hell - the third and last song premiere from the album before the official release on March 21. The new track, available to stream now, is entitled "Broken Hymn" and is yet another example of the band's ability to craft emotionally wrenching and powerful...

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SONG/VIDEO PREMIERE: No Clean Singing streams 'Corroded' from NONE's new album Life Has Gone On Long Enough

March 8, 2018
NONE, the enigmatic atmospheric/depressive black metal entity from Oregon is scheduled to release its second album on Hypnotic Dirge Records in April 2018. Life Has Gone On Long Enough is a raw and intricate album that will haunt you like a forlorn shape of life. Its bleak music and layered atmospheric arrangements are bewitching and they creep under the skin like the shadows inhabiting the most ancient forests.

No Clean Singing is now streaming a music video for 'Corroded,' a new track from L...

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PRE-ORDER: ALTARS OF GRIEF "Iris" pre-order packages available.

February 28, 2018
The new album from Prairie Doom-Death band Altars of Grief is fast approaching - due for official release on March 21.

We are now taking pre-orders for Iris as well a new limited Altars of Grief shirt, and some larger packs for the true doom fanatics.

Following the acclaimed Of Ash and Dying Light split album of 2015, Canadian Prairies doom metal juggernaut Altars of Grief is back with Iris, a second full length album of devastating proportions. This new blackened doom offering introduces new l...

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