Hypnotic Dirge News and Updates

ALBUM RELEASE: Liminal Shroud - Through the False Narrows

November 20, 2020
As we acclimate for a dark and dreary winter on the pacific coast, there is no better time than now to mark the official release of Liminal Shroud's debut record, "Through the False Narrows"!

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Liminal Shroud is a black metal band based in Victoria, BC. Formed in late 2017, the band 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; kindling a form of black metal surging with atmosphere and anguish, melancholy and rage.

As the skies turn grey and dense fogs hang above the shoreline, Liminal Shroud will expel a swirl of melancholia and torment over its moss-strewn forests and perilous waves. 

1 - A Hollow Visage (11:16)
2 - Tainted Soil (6:33)
3 - To Forget (8:10)
4 - The Grotto (6:19)
5 - Erupting Light (4:08)
6 - Sentinel (6:56)
7 - Lucidity (11:05)
Total: 54:30

Released in a 6 panel digipack with an 8 page booklet including all the lyrics / credits.
Cover Artwork by: Alayna Gretton
Photography by: Rob Hehr Photography

First 100 CD's sold comes with a free Liminal Shroud Woven Patch

In addition to the CD release, we also have some shirts incorporating the cover artwork from Alayna Gretton and impeccably printed by Cursed Earth Apparel, which you can order on their own or as part of a larger Liminal Shroud bundle that also includes a patch, button, magnet, and sticker! 

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UPCOMING RELEASES: Nordicwinter - Desolation | Nordicwinter - Sorrow

November 18, 2020
Hypnotic Dirge is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Quebecois Depressive Black Metal project Nordicwinter. Founded by evillair (Umbrarum Tenebrae,  Kalseroth, Graven Dusk) in 2006, Nordicwinter significantly increased their output in 2020 with the full-length releases of “Requiem” in April and “Desolation” in June, as well as a remastered version of their 2007 record “Threnody” in July.

Laden with haunting melodies and cryptic vocals, Nordicwinter creates music that is c...

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UPCOMING RELEASE: Sertraline - The streetlight was all we needed

November 13, 2020
Sertraline (Buffalo, NY) formed in the winter of 2014 as a reimagining of veteran death-doom group Where She Wept. The band, armed with the experience and chemistry of longtime collaboration, began to craft a new sonic legacy, combining atmospheric black metal with post-rock elements to create a uniquely heavy-hitting trio of EPs: Shade (2017), From Both Our Hands (2019), and These Mills Are Oceans (2019), now released as a single compilation for the first time entitled The Streetlight Was Al...

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SONG PREMIERE: Liminal Shroud - Tainted Soil

November 12, 2020
Angry Metal Guy is premiering the third song from Liminal Shroud's upcoming album "Through the False Narrows",
which comes out next Friday Nov 20!

Thanks Angry Metal Guy for hosting the premiere and also for reviewing the album!

"Atmospheric without falling into the trap of relying on extended ambient passages, crushingly heavy without falling back on simple speed and fury, Liminal Shroud have put out the perfect soundtrack to a bleak, dark autumn."

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RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: NONE - Damp Chill of Life [Vinyl Edition]

November 12, 2020
Hypnotic Dirge Records and Viridian Flame Records will once again collaborate to bring you the third installment of the NONE vinyl trilogy.

"Damp Chill of Life" was originally released in CD format on April 11, 2019 and will now be pressed on wax for the first time in an edition of 500 copies, split evenly between Hypnotic Dirge and Viridian Flame. 
Presented in gatefold packaging, there will be 300 copies in classic black, while the more limited variants will be 100 blue chill vinyl (light blu...

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SONG PREMIERE: Liminal Shroud - Lucidity

November 2, 2020
It's been a while since we released new music from Liminal Shroud's upcoming album "Through the False Narrows", but today we rectify that with the help of No Clean Singing

They are hosting the premiere of "Lucidity", the epic 11 minute album closer! Check it out here

Pre-order bundles available on our shop or on Bandcamp!

"The musical journey of “Lucidity” begins with a mercurial melodic riff and a vibrant humming bass, joined by tumbling and pummeling drums. That riff really gets its hooks ...

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October 30, 2020
Skagos - Ást 

We have procured a few of the very last copies remaining of this gorgeous DLP. We have 5 copies in the shop, which are among the final copies available anywhere in the world. 

The legendary debut album by Cascadian black metal innovators, Skagos. The sound of life rising out of the rain soaked forest floors of British Columbia. A cry to the grey heavens by the voice of the human animal.
The standard edition comes on 160gm semi-transparent moss-green vinyl in a heavy stoc...

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TRAILER: Wills Dissolve - Echoes [Trailer #3]

October 30, 2020
"Echoes" has been released for 2 months now, but there is still plenty to be said about the process behind the creation of the record. In this third and final installment of the "Echoes" trailers, bassist Shaun Weller and guest vocalist Damian Smith (Altars of Grief) discuss the recording process, the album artwork from Adam Burke (Nightjar Illustration), the album's concept, isolation from COVID-19, and the story behind how Damian ended up doing guest vocals on the record.

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October 27, 2020

Warming yourself up from the frozen existential dread is futile, but you can try!
Back due to popular demand, we printed more NONE beanies.
Many of you asked for flip-top beanies this time around, so that's what we did.

They look and feel great, and best of all, they're already in stock, so they will ship immediately and you don't have to worry about pre-orders!


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PRE-ORDERS: Liminal Shroud - Through the False Narrows

October 26, 2020
Today, we launch pre-orders for the release of Liminal Shroud's "Through the False Narrows"! 
Hailing from Vancouver island off the North American west coast, Liminal Shroud has been active since late 2017, released a demo in the summer of 2018, and have been crafting their momentous debut full-length album. We are now one step closer to see its imminent release on November 20.

Liminal Shroud takes inspiration from the surging oceans and mist-strewn coast as they explore themes of futility, pas...

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