Hypnotic Dirge News and Updates


May 24, 2019
Laho - the second album from the Melancholic and Atmospheric Black Metal project from Finland "Kval" (Anguish in English) is now officially released!

The album is available as a 6 panel digipack featuring the amazing artwork from Moonroot Art in all its glory. 

Additionally, a Laho bundle is also being offered, including a shirt with the new Kval sigil, a circular woven patch with this same sigil, a button of the album art, an all-weather sticker with the Kval logo, and a signed postcard featuring more artwork from the Laho album. The new Kval shirt is also available to order separately as is an option with both Kval full-length albums together.

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If you prefer digital, "Laho" is streaming in full on Bandcamp, Youtube, Spotify, etc. and is available - as always with our releases - for free / "name-your-price" digital download in the format of your choosing through our Bandcamp page. 

Thank you very much for all your support throughout these very busy past few weeks. All pending orders should be mailed out by this coming Monday at the latest! 

As you may have inferred from seeing no new release announcements lately, this will be our last release until the fall. The summer is always a bit quieter in terms of releases so we will use the next couple of months to organize and prepare for what is next. In the meantime though, Enjoy Laho!

Album notes:
Two summers ago, Finnish Black Metal project Kval released their debut self-titled album, an album which was originally released under the moniker Khaossos in 2015. Kval has spent the past few months writing and refining the tracks for their follow-up release, entitled Laho, the first album to be written for Kval from the start. 

Compared to the previous album, Laho ("Rotten" in English) has a brighter and more colorful atmosphere musically while the lyrical themes on Laho references the decay and rot of the forest floor, applied as a metaphor for the human mind. Our inability to live in the moment, the loss of innocence, and the ever-present corrosion of our optimism and descent into cynicism encompass the themes of Laho, wrapped in captivating and entrancing Atmospheric Black Metal. 

As with the previous self-titled album, fitting and imaginative hand-drawn cover art was crafted by Moonroot Art. Laho will be presented as a 6 panel digipack and released on Hypnotic Dirge Records on May 23, 2019.

"This is engrossing, utterly absorbing atmospheric black metal that has moved beyond the confines of its original birthing grounds, and now operates in increasingly rarefied territories. Laho fulfills all of the promise shown previously by Kval, and produces an album that is emotive and captivating."
-Wonderbox Metal

"Dedicated to forest floor decay as an allegory for brain-rot, Laho is ceaseless in its persistence and beautiful in its grimness. Kval has been simultaneously delicate and existentially unstoppable with this release, offering extended moments of gentle reprieve from the black metal onslaught to pad the album’s dynamics. This is an album of many dualities — slow/fast, big/small, hard/soft — and exploring each one through its atmospheric lens results in joyous but devastating listens."
-Invisible Oranges

"Laho is a work of utmost beauty and conviction, and coupled with their debut album, is sure to establish Kval as a major name within the genre."
-Astral Noize

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SONG PREMIERE: Kval - Pohjanriitti

May 13, 2019
Clandestine Sounds is premiering a new Kval track entitled "Pohjanriitti" from the upcoming album Laho!

Stream "Pohjanriitti"
"Vantaa-based Kval is actually more on the atmospheric end of the black metal spectrum than most of their Finnish brethren, but but there’s one element of their sound that does fall very much in line with expectations: their unwavering devotion to the icy, melodic riff."

Laho will be released on May 23. You can pre-order the album here.

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ALBUM RELEASE: Mavradoxa - Nightmarrow

May 2, 2019
Mavradoxa's third full-length album "Nightmarrow" is officially released today!

The CD version of "Nightmarrow" is available to order on the Hypnotic Dirge webshop. In addition, a Nightmarrow bundle which included the CD, a shirt, a signed card, button, and sticker is also available, as is a CD pack which included Mavradoxa's 2017 full-length "Lethean Lament". 

For those who prefer digital, the album is available on Bandcamp as a "Name-your-price" download, as well as streaming on Spotify, iTun...

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PRE-ORDERS: Kval - Laho

April 26, 2019
We are now accepting pre-orders for “Laho”, the second full-length album from the Atmospheric Black Metal Kval, hailing from Vantaa, Finland!!

In addition to the new album "Laho" presented in a 6 panel digipack, there is also a "Laho" bundle comprising of the CD, a Laho shirt with the Kval sigil designed by Moonroot Art, a round woven patch of this Kval sigil, a Kval logo sticker, a postcard featuring artwork from inside the digipack signed by the artist, as well as a button of the album a...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Il Vuoto - Her Fragile Limbs

April 24, 2019
The second full-length album from the Atmospheric Doom Metal band Il Vuoto was released this winter on Hypnotic Dirge Records. "Vastness", exploring sorrow from different perspectives today receives a visual treatment in the form of a stunningly poignant music video for the track "Her Fragile Limbs", crafted by Wikked Twist Media!!

We have been waiting to share this for quite some time, but finally the day is here!
Thanks to Cvlt Nation for helping out with the premiere.

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SONG PREMIERE: Mavradoxa - Nightmarrow

April 24, 2019
No Clean Singing is premiering the title track from Mavradoxa's upcoming album "Nightmarrow"

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"Musically, these dire musings and dreadful warnings are voiced in emotionally powerful music, through gloomy yet gleaming riffs accented by fretless bass, by the crack and clatter of vibrant drumming, and by scorching vocal fury. The music is atmospheric, in the sense that it generates pervasive moods of beleaguered futility as well as glimpses of the wonder that is relentlessly ...

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Mavradoxa - Nightmarrow [Teaser]

April 17, 2019

Release: May 2, 2019
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Album notes:
After hunkering down to record this winter, Laurentian Black Metal band Mavradoxa has completed work on their third album, Nightmarrow, following 2016's Sojourners and 2017's Lethean Lament. Mavradoxa's third album, although related to the tonal atmosphere and character of previous albums sees the band developing and intensifying their song-writing ability crafting simultaneously cohesive yet...

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ALBUM RELEASE: NONE - Damp Chill of Life

April 11, 2019
The third album from the enigmatic and anonymous entity NONE is now officially released!

"Damp Chill of Life" is available to order on the Hypnotic Dirge webshop, as well as exclusive hoodie and shirt bundles, and a discography pack..

The hoodie and shirt bundles come with a limited NONE patch and button, as well as some other unannounced extras which will be thrown into your pack!

These bundles will only be available for a limited time and once they are gone, they are gone. The "Damp Chill of L...

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DIGITAL RELEASE: Hypnotic Dirge Records Compilation 2019 | The Depth of the Abyss Knows No Bounds

April 8, 2019
Hypnotic Dirge presents its latest compilation album, entitled "The Depth of the Abyss Knows No Bounds".  

This is our first compilation album since the Subarctic Nocturnes Trilogy and includes tracks from both recent and upcoming releases. 

1 - Marche Funèbre - Death Wish Woman
2 - Mavradoxa - Maple
3 - Ah Ciliz - People of the Stars
4 - Eave - Each Fang Falls
5 - Omgeving - VI - Eenzaamheid in Extase
6 - Kval - Laho
7 - Il Vuoto - V (The Fifth Nail)
8 - Frigoris - Minervas Flehen
9 - Feral...

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SONG PREMIERE: NONE - It's Painless To Let Go

April 5, 2019
Invisible Oranges is premiering a "new" NONE track "It's Painless to Let Go" today!

The new album "Damp Chill of Life" drops next Thursday April 11, and all pre-orders will be packed and shipped during the latter part of that week (April 10-14 or so).
Hoodies, Shirts, CD's, Patches, Buttons, Stickers etc available at the Hypnotic Dirge shop.

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Plodding but seamless, the album captures a picture of meandering around daily life with that pesky dark sha...

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