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ALBUM RELEASE: Dødsferd - Wrath

May 9, 2024
Today, the new album from Dødsferd - "Wrath" is officially released!

The long-awaited twelfth album from the Greek black metal legions Dødsferd is finally here!
"Wrath" is presented as a DLP gatefold in an edition of 300 copies, divided into 3 variants of 100 copies each - "Lava", "Womb of God", and Classic Black.
The DLP is still currently on pre-order with shipping scheduled to begin in mid-late June, but probably best to act quick since copies won't be around forever.

Additional, "Wrath" is available in a 6 panel digipack CD with an 8 page booklet, available and shipping out now!
We also have an official 100cm x 70cm "Wrath" textile flag, with artwork from George Gyzis, also shipping now!
Today, we also have releasing the official "Wrath" t-shirt, available to pre-order now and shipping in mid-late June!

Thanks everyone for the support and we hope this album will be a cathartic release within a backdrop of an ugly world.

Album notes:
Dødsferd has established its name over the years as a remarkably persistent black metal institution, one which has been consistent in delivering quality outputs album after album, not afraid in taking artistic detours only to come back with full force, and always remaining true to itself. Over the course of two decades, it released no less than 11 full length albums, alongside an impressive number of other EPs, splits, and demos. While it has nothing to prove to no one, Dødsferd burns today with the same fury and passion as ever.

Following the acclaimed “Diseased Remnants of a Dying World” album in 2018, Dødsferd released an atmospheric two-piece album of raw black metal entitled "Suicide and the rest of your kind will follow Part II", followed by an acoustic collaboration with Sarvok. Circling back to its blackest sources, the 12th and newest album "Wrath" promises to be a no holds barred, uncompromising onslaught of raw black metal. Aptly titled after its founder, the album’s eponymous quality can be recognized in its raw purity, and its ability to weave elements which have been used over the past 20 years. Erupting with a renewed maturity and confidence, “Wrath” is at the crossroad of where Dødsferd came from and where it is going; it will appeal to those who have been following Dødsferd over the years, as well as those new to it.  

Dødsferd is Wrath & Wrath is Dødsferd! Till the end of this corrupted and diseased world!

Thematically, “Wrath” carries in its wake a vigorous indictment of the social and economic consequences of capitalism, political corruption, ecocide, and the largest argument against our civility – warfare.

In conspiracy with Dødsferd's very own Fucking Your Creation Records, the new album "Wrath" will be officially released on both CD and LP formats in May 2024. Following that, you can also expect a limited Tape and Digi CD Box Set by the end of the year exclusively through FYC Records.

ALBUM RELEASE: NOTTURNO - Obsessions [LP Edition]

April 30, 2024
Two years ago today, Italian atmospheric black metal band Notturno released their debut album "Obsessions" on Hypnotic Dirge. Since then, many have asked for a LP edition of the album, especially since their second album "Inside" was released last autumn on both CD and LP. Today, on the anniversary of Obsessions, we are glad to be able to rectify that with the official LP edition of the album! The LP edition is presented in an edition of 200 copies, split between two variants - a "Golden Skul...

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April 30, 2024
It is almost an exciting day for us when all the preparing that goes into a release culminates in the day when we can finally share the full album with you all, and today is no different! Hekseblad's debut full-length album, Kaer Morhen, coming off the heels of 2022's split album "Abattoir Dust Vol. 2" (with Vér / Nachtheir) and 2021's EP "The Fall of Cintra", releases today on Bandcamp, Youtube, and all digital platforms!

As for physical media, "Kaer Morhen" is available as a limited LP rele...

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Hypnotic Dirge Tote Bags Available!

March 23, 2024
We have a small run of Hypnotic Dirge totebags available to order now! 
Featuring the artwork of Moonroot art, these are high-quality totes in a reasonable size (39cm x 35cm). 

EU Store | North America Store

Honestly no idea if there's any interest in this sort of thing so we just did a short run of 50 - and some will be given away to bands and friends, so quantity is pretty limited, but if there seems to be sufficient demand, we'll print more!

These will start shipping on Monday to everywhere ex...

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PRE-ORDERS: Dødsferd - Wrath

March 14, 2024
We are now taking pre-orders for the latest musical onslaught from Greek legions Dødsferd, their twelfth full-length entitled "Wrath"

"Wrath" is presented as a DLP Gatefold, a massive new effort from one of Greece's longest running black metal bands. The vinyl release is limited to 300 copies, in 3 separate variants - a Lava variant, a Womb of God variant and a classic black variant. The DLP edition also comes with a vinyl exclusive track on Side D - the nearly 14 minute mammoth "Back to My H...

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PRE-ORDERS: Hekseblad - Kaer Morhen

March 7, 2024
We are now taking pre-orders for the debut Hekseblad album Kaer Morhen, in both CD and LP formats!

The CD edition is presented in a 4 panel digipack from Hypnotic Dirge, and as per the band's request, they will also be selling a Jewel Case edition of the CD.
CD / Digital release date is scheduled for April 19.

Order CD (Canada/US) | Order CD (Rest of World)

The LP edition is presented in a sleeve, with an accompanying 60cm x30cm foldout poster. The LP is an edition of 200 copies, divided into two...

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UPCOMING RELEASE: Ov Shadows - Heresiarch

March 6, 2024
Ov Shadows returns this summer with their third full-length album "Heresiarch", the follow-up record to 2020's "I Djävulens Avbild"

Hailing from Gothenberg, Sweden, Ov Shadows was formed in 2016 rising from the ashes of previous musical projects and has thus far released two full-length albums and an EP delivering vigorous and energetic Black Metal that serves as an all-out auditory assault of powerful and relentless riffs, pummeling drums and impassioned vocals! "Heresiarch" promises to buil...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Dødsferd - Restoration of Justice

March 6, 2024
We have been teasing this for a while so it's quite exciting to finally premiere the music video for the song "Restoration of Justice" from Dødsferd's upcoming twelfth full-length album "Wrath".

Crafted by Mick Alexandrakis (Black Screen – Graphic Arts), the video for "Restoration of Justice" also serves as the first full taste of the forthcoming "Wrath", out May 10 on Hypnotic Dirge!

As we've mentioned previously "Restoration of Justice" deals with the ineptitude and corruption of the G...

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February 21, 2024
A new video from Hekseblad's upcoming album "Kaer Morhen" is now online!
You can watch the full video here: 

It is also available on the HDR Bandcamp as well as the Hekseblad Bandcamp page, Transmissions from the Dark Youtube Channel, and Spotify, etc.

From Transmissions from the Dark:
"A new chapter of the band is about to unfold, under the auspices of Hypnotic Dirge Records and full album Kaer Morhen, with this single setting out an imperiously assertive statement of intent, icy winds and ...

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HEKSEBLAD signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records for release of debut full-length "Kaer Morhen"

February 9, 2024
Hypnotic Dirge is excited to announce a new collaboration with the Melodic Black Metal band HEKSEBLAD for the release of their debut album Kaer Morhen, a two-man black metal project from Michigan and Massachusetts, USA.

In the waning months of the cursed year 2020, as the seasons changed to the cold, dark months of winter, two long time friends joined forces to create HEKSEBLAD, a Melodic Black metal band who would soon take the underground by storm. Bruxa, a vocalist and songwriter from Michi...

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