Hypnotic Dirge News and Updates

VIDEO RELEASE: Hypnotic Dirge Records - A Black / Doom Metal Label; est. 2008

September 19, 2018
We have released a new trailer video of our history, intentions, and goals as we approach our second decade of activity.  Soon enough, we will also make other announcements related to our ten year anniversary! 


VIDEO RELEASE: Norilsk releases music video “The Way”, off their forthcoming album

September 17, 2018
On October 12, doom-death entity Norilsk is set to release a brand new offering; an omen that autumn will be tuned down to doom and the bitter cold. Weepers of the Land is the follow up mini-album to last year's full length Le passage des glaciers, presenting a more abrasive and visceral Norilsk weaving stories of heritage, loss, and displacement through dynamic and atmospheric blackened death-doom metal. Weepers of the Land will be Norilsk’s third installment on Hypnotic Dirge Records.


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ALBUM NEWS: Hypnotic Dirge Records to release new Norilsk album on October 12

August 29, 2018
Coming off the heels of their latest full-length album “Le passage des glaciers”, this fall the Canadian Death-Doom act Norilsk returns with a collection of new material linked in concept with its previous full-length while also showcasing Norilsk’s more collaborative and multi-faceted nature. It retains the band's signature sound developed on its two full-length albums, and brings forward further openness to an array of doom-related influences.

The new mini-album, entitled “Weepers of...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Altars of Grief - This Shameful Burden [Deluxe re-release]

June 19, 2018
Altars of Grief's debut album "This Shameful Burden", originally released independently in 2014 and sold out for quite some time is now officially re-released by Hypnotic Dirge.

Copies arrived from the plant yesterday afternoon and all pre-orders were shipped last night and this morning! Altars of Grief are playing back to back Alberta shows in Edmonton and Calgary this weekend and will have copies with them on the road as well!

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ALBUM NEWS: Altars of Grief to re-release debut album “This Shameful Burden” with updated art and bonus tracks

May 17, 2018
Hypnotic Dirge and Altars of Grief presents the re-release of Altars of Grief’s debut album “This Shameful Burden” with updated artwork and bonus material. Pre-orders are available now on the HDR webshop and bandcamp. Altars of Grief will also have copies available with them on tour this summer.

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Prior to the release of “Iris”, prairie doom metal band Altars of Grief had already emerged on the Western Canadian doom metal scene with the release of t...

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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, l...

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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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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
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ALBUM RELEASE: Altars of Grief - Iris

March 21, 2018
Altars of Grief'’s new album “Iris” is officially released today. 
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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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