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'Norilsk' unveils cover artwork and title of forthcoming album "The Idea of North"!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 15, 2015 Under: Norilsk
NEWS: Death-doom entity 'Norilsk' unveils cover artwork and title of forthcoming album "The Idea of North"
January 15, 2015

Named after Siberia’s northernmost city, home of a famous heavy metal smelting complex, Norilsk is a doom-death band from Gatineau (Québec), Canada. After releasing an EP, Japetus, in July 2014, Norilsk now unveils details about their debut album, “The Idea of North”, out on March 10, 2015. 

“The Idea of North” is a doom-death album crafted for the winter season: it has slow and crushing riffs, death growls, and atmospheric arrangements. An evocation of an ominous presence over a vast wasteland, “The Idea of North” is a massive offering that triggers the imagination. Its music draws comparison with doom-death bands such as My Dying Bride, Morgion and Ablaze in Hatred, but it also has a few atmospheric sludge/post metal elements reminiscent of Isis and Morne.

The artwork was created by talented artist Sam Ford, who designed covers for many bands including Black Cobra, Witch Mountain, Monarch and Barrowlands.

Bassist and vocalist Nicolas Miquelon comments: “We wanted graphic art for this album cover, but we also wanted continuity with the visual theme developed on the EP. I knew about Sam Ford from his involvement with the Portland doom metal scene, and I had no doubt that his twisted imagination would be the perfect catalyst to re-interpret and expand Norilsk’s initial concept. As this is Norilsk’s first full length, we couldn’t be happier to have Sam’s signature on the album, as well as to have the support of two truly dedicated Canadian labels, Hypnotic Dirge Records and Dwyer Records.”

“The Idea of North” will be available in digipack CD, cassette, and digital. Based out of Saskatoon, the black metal, doom and atmospheric label Hypnotic Dirge will release the album in a glorious digipack edition, while the Ottawa-based sludge, hardcore and post-metal etiquette Dwyer Records will have the limited cassette edition.

The track "Japetus" - the album opener - is currently available for free streaming / download:

Full details about “The Idea of North” to be revealed at a later date.

Norilsk - "The Idea of North" Bandcamp
Norilsk Facebook
Norilsk Profile
Dwyer Records

2014 – Japetus (EP)
2015 – The Idea of North (full length)

Recommended if you like:
My Dying Bride, Morgion, Ablaze in Hatred, Isis and Morne.

Album line-up:
Nicolas Miquelon – bass, guitars and vocals
Nick Richer – drums, percussions and backing vocals

In : Norilsk 

Tags: "norilsk" "the idea of north" "doom metal" sludge doom metal" "doom-death metal" "atmospheric sludge metal" "hypnotic dirge records" "dwyer records" 

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