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Browsing Archive: November, 2012

Solitude Productions Update [11/08/2012]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
New stock has arrived from Solitude Productions including the new album from the Symphonic Funeral Doom band The Howling Void and the sixth album from blackened doom metal band Raventale. 

SP - 065: The Howling Void - The Womb Beyond the World
SP - 066 : Astral Sleep - Visions
BMM - 054 : Raventale - Transcendence
BMM - 055 : Aus Mori - Pervaja Sleza Oseni

In addition to this, some previously sold out Solitude Prod. releases have now been re-stocked.
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ALBUM RELEASE: Subterranean Disposition - self-titled

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Album releases 
*Originally posted October 14, 2012

Subterranean Disposition album streaming in full and available to order!



Subterranean Disposition is an experimental death-doom recording project from Terry Vainoras, a veteran of the underground Australian metal scene spanning a career almost two decades in length and also known for his involvement with Cryptic Darkness, The Eternal, and Insomnius Dei. The debut album from Subterranean Disposition is now available to order from Hypnotic Dirge Records, in bo...

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ALBUM RELEASE: netra - Sørbyen

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Album releases 
*Originally posted September 29, 2012
 
Sørbyen, the second album from the experimental black metal project netra is now officially released! from their label In addition to the CD version, a digital version of the album is also available for free streaming or $5 downloads on bandcamp.
 


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At first, there was nothing but these memories of a cold and grey urbanism. It is meanwhile walking down the streets of Kemper, France, that netra was first thought of, back in 2003...
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New Solitude Productions releases available!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted September 29, 2012

Another shipment of Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan releases have arrived here and with that comes the availability of the latest Solitude releases including the new album from French death-doom masters Inborn Suffering, a re-release of their debut album, the re-release of Amber Tears' debut album, as well as the debut album from the Ukrainian atmospheric funeral doom outfit Narrow House. Asides from this, previously sold out albums from When Nothing Remai...

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Ov Hollowness shirts and packs available to order; Limited Quantities

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : T-Shirt releases 
*Originally posted September 26, 2012


 
Ov Hollowness has released the first official shirt for the project, with an original design created specifically for the shirt by NATHAN NAVETTO. The shirts are also being distributed by Hypnotic Dirge, and are available to order either by itself or as a pack including both past Ov Hollowness albums - Diminished, and Drawn to Descend. The shirts are available in Medium, Large, and X-Large sizes but are extremely limited and expected to be gone quickly. Y...

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Odradek Room signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Band signings 
Originally posted September 15, 2012


 

The Ukrainian atmospheric death-doom band Odradek Room has signed a deal with Hypnotic Dirge Records to release their upcoming debut full-length album Бардо. Относительная реальность (English translation: Bardo Relative Reality) in early 2013 in digipack format. 

Odradek Room was formed initally under the name  “Осколки Тишины” / “Shards of Silence” in 2008. In 2010, Odradek Room made their first apperance o...
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Élan O'Neal releases “Subterranean Cartography” for free download!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Free downloads 
*Originally posted September 11, 2012



Élan O'Neal, the musician behind Old Forgotten Lands has recorded and released a full-length concept album entitled "Subterranean Cartography" under a different project name. The album has been made available for free streaming and download in our DOWNLOADS SECTION as well as on BANDCAMP. The album is also available to order on CD, but only in limited copies from SWAPTKULT PROD.

More information about this release is available at the links above.


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Distro Update: 14 new titles

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted September 9, 2011
 
Distro Update: 14 new albums added to distro shop!

The following new titles from Endless Winter Records, Negative Existence Records, and Red Stream Records as well as the new Alienation Cold CD have been added to the DISTRIBUTION SHOP.

HDR - D - 371 : Krief de Soli - Munus Solitudinis
HDR - D - 372 : Ankhagram - Thoughts
HDR - D - 373 : Falling Leaves - Mounrful Cry of a Dying Sun
HDR - D - 374 : Astrofaes - Dying Emotions Domain
HDR - D - 375 : Astrofaes - The ...

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netra T-Shirt available to order!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : T-Shirt releases 
*Originally posted September 3, 2012


 
The first official netra shirt, a simple design featuring only the netra logo is now available to order either by itself, or together with the Sørbyen album, or all together as a pack including  both the Sørbyen and Melancolie Urbaine albums! The shirts are limited to 50 copies like most HDR shirt releases and available in small, medium, large, and x-large. You can place an order HERE
 

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New netra album, Sørbyen now available for pre-order and free streaming!!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Album releases 
*Originally posted September 3, 2012


 
Sørbyen, the second album from the experimental black metal project netra is now available to pre-order HERE, ahead of the September 29, 2012 release date. In addition to the CD version, a digital version of the album is also available for free streaming or $5 downloads on BANDCAMP

Two official music videos for tracks on the Sørbyen album are currently in production, one created by S. LeMoan of netra himself for the track 'crawling' and another by the ame...

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Lycanthia signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records; re-release of new album coming in early 2013!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Band signings 
Originally posted August 18, 2012

Lycanthia signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records

Lycanthia, the gothic death-doom six piece band hailing from Sydney, Australia has signed a deal with Hypnotic Dirge Records to re-release their latest full-length album, Oligarchy which was previously self-released by the band earlier this year. Active since 1996, Lycanthia has previously released a full length album in 1999 entilted Myriad, as well as an EP in 2006 entitled Within the Walls. Meanwhile, the band has ...
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Melodic Death/Doom band Nethermost signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records!!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Band signings 
*Original posted August 6, 2012  
 
Nethermost signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records




The melodic doom/death metal band Nethermost has signed a deal with the canadian label Hypnotic Dirge Records to release their upcoming debut EP entitled Alpha. The opening track, Phasing Currents is now available to stream and download


 
Nethermost is a three-piece band hailing from South Texas. The name refers to the lowest point of existence. The band finished recording their first release, ¨Alpha,¨ in early 2012...
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ALBUM RELEASE: Silent Path - Mourner Portraits

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Album releases 
*Originally posted July 28, 2012
 
Silent Path's new album 'Mourner Portraits' available now!


 

The long-awaited debut Silent Path album, 'Mourner Portraits' is now officially released! You can order the CD for $10.00 (plus shipping) from the Hypnotic Dirge Records website or download the digital album for $5.00 from bandcamp where it is also available for free streaming in its entirety! For those who are unfamiliar with the project, it is the other major project from Saman N., the Iranian musici...
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New Solitude Productions album, Tenochtitlan – Sotvorenie Mira now available to order!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted July 26, 2012


 

 Another addition from Solitude Productions has been added to the SP RELEASES section of the website. The new addition is the latest album from the Russian band Tenochtitlan, which is named after the capital of the ancient Aztec empire. For more information, or to order the album, click HERE

 

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ALBUM RELEASE: Epitimia - Faces of Insanity

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Album releases 
*Originally posted July 14, 2012

Epitimia's new album 'Faces of Insanity' is now available!



The latest album from the three piece atmospheric black metal/post-rock band from Epitimia is now officially released and available to order from their label Hypnotic Dirge Records. In addition to the CD version which is available for the label's website, the full album, entitled Faces of Insanity has also been made available for free streaming in its entirety at Hypnotic Dirge's bandcamp page where yo...
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Epitimia and Silent Path albums now available to pre-order, download, or stream!!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Album releases 
*Originally posted July 4, 2012
 
Hypnotic Dirge's newest releases, EPITIMIA -  FACES OF INSANITY, and SILENT PATH - MOURNER PORTRAITS are now both available to pre-order. If you pre-order one (or both) of these releases, you will also receive a digital version of the album (in your choice of .wav or Mp3 format, and complete with album art) to listen to until the CD arrives in the mail. Digital downloads of both new releases are also available from HDR's BANDCAMP page for $5.00 each and both al...

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6 new albums from Solitude Productions and its side labels available now!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted July 2, 2012
 


I intended to have this Solitude Productions update online a while ago now, but I've been procrastinating lately, and been a little bit behind on updates. Regardless though, the new albums from Solitude are worth the wait as usual. Check out these new releases from Graveflower, Wedding in Hades and others.

SP - 059 : Graveflower - Returning to the Primary Source ORDER
SP - 060 : Abske Fides - Abske Fides ORDER
SP - 061 : Embrace the Silence - Leaving the Place for...

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Distro Update: 32 New Titles

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted June 28, 2012
 
Distro Update: 32 New Distribution albums available to order!

Hypnotic Dirge's distribution section has been updated with 32 new titles added to the webstore from crushing, melancholic funeral doom from the likes of Colosseum, and Lethian Dreams alongside plenty of new ambient and atmospheric music, melodic doom metal, post-rock, and black metal. A shipment from Darknagar Records from Russia also arrived with the latest Inner Missing album, as well as more copi...

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Galaktik Cancer Squad signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Band signings 
*Originally posted June 6, 2012
 


 
The ambitious one-man project from Germany, GALAKTIK CANCER SQUAD has signed a deal with Hypnotic Dirge Records. Galaktik Cancer Squad is known for its unconventional approach in mixing the ferocity of extreme black metal with an avant-garde experimental quality of technical songwriting and a space-like atmosphere. The music of Galaktik Cancer Squad also stands apart for its extremely sparse use of vocals, making the tracks almost completely instrumental compo...

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Epitimia releases new track 'Epikrisis VI: Leucotomy' from upcoming Faces of Insanity album

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Song/Video Premieres 
*Originally posted May 5, 2012


 
The track 'Epikrisis VI: Leucotomy' from the upcoming Epitimia album 'Faces of Insanity' has now been made available for streaming and free download. This is the third and final track to made available from the upcoming 'Faces of Insanity' album which is Epitimia's third full-length and first release on the Canadian label 'Hypnotic Dirge Records' also known for acts such as netra, Ekove Efrits, stroszek, Subterranean Disposition, and The Foetal Mind. The 'Faces ...

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Hypnotic Dirge Interview with Pest Webzine - Merchants of Death [May 2, 2012]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Interviews 
*Originally posted May 2, 2012

I recently answered a few questions for Pest Webzine's 'Merchants of Death' feature, which is a regular feature that they have for underground record labels. 
Original Link
 
  


Please present your label, when and where was it started, who is involved in its activities and what genres are promoted by it.
Hypnotic Dirge Records is a project which I began in late 2008. We aim to release innovative and experimental music within the black metal, doom metal, and post-rock ...

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Distro update: 12 new titles

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted April 28, 2012
 
12 new albums have been added to the HDR Distribution shop:

HDR - D - 327 : Nocturnal Depression - Nostalgia - Fragments of a Broken Past
HDR - D - 328 : Nocturnal Depression - Suicidal Thoughts
HDR - D - 329 : Beyond Light - eclipsed sun path
HDR - D - 330 : Anniversary Circle - Saturated Feathers
HDR - D - 331 : Hypomanie - A city in mono
HDR - D - 332 : Agalloch Pale Folklore
HDR - D - 333 : Grisatre - Esthaetique
HDR - D - 334 : Lotus Circle - Caves
HDR - D - 335 ...

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netra releases new track 'wish she could vanish' from the upcoming Sørbyen album

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Song/Video Premieres 
*Originally posted April 19, 2012
 

 
 

The song 'wish she could vanish' from the upcoming netra album to be entitled 'Sørbyen' has now been made available for streaming and free download. This is the first track to made available from the upcoming album Sørbyen which will see a release on the canadian label 'Hypnotic Dirge Records' in the summer of 2012, the same label which released netra's debut album 'Mélancolie Urbaine' in late 2010. 

At first, there was nothing but these memories of a col...
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New Solitude Productions release: Obsidian Sea - Between Two Deserts available from HDR!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted April 16, 2012
 
Solitude Productions' latest release from the doom band Obsidian Sea has been released today, and is also available to order from Hypnotic Dirge now as well! You can order the brand new album from Obsidian Sea, 'Between Two Deserts' HERE


 




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Hypnotic Dirge Interview with Doommantia [April 15, 2012]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Interviews 
*Originally posted April 15, 2012
Original Link
 
I recently participated in an interview special with Altsphere Productions, Arx Productions, Endless Winter Records, Eyes Like snow, psycheDOOMelic Records, and Solitude Productions - a sort of interview special on doom metal labels on Doommantia.com
Unfortunately, the doom genre is something that I have not released nearly enough material in, but that's hopefully something that will change in the future because it is easily one of my favourite ge...

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Subterranean Disposition signs with HDR!!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Band signings 
*Originally posted April 14, 2012
 
Subterranean Disposition signs with HDR!!



The Australian melodic doom/death metal recording project Subterranean Disposition has agreed to a deal with Hypnotic Dirge Records to release the upcoming self-titled debut album in late summer 2012. Subterranean Disposition is a one man project headed by veteran musician Terry Vainoras, known for being involved in numerous projects within the Australian metal scene over the years such as The Eternal, Cryptic Darkness...
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New releases from Solitude Productions now available!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted April 5, 2012

The latest releases from Solitude Productions have arrived here this morning in the mail and are now available to order from HDR. The new releases continue Solitude's reputation for releasing doom metal of the highest quality. The new releases include the fourth album from the acclaimed Atmospheric Funeral Doom band 'Ea' as well as some amazing melodic doom from When Nothing Remains and Evadne (which I am listening to right now!)

SP - 055 : Ea - Ea
SP - 056 : Whe...

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Complete redesign of distribution shop / 49 new titles added!!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted March 31, 2012

Over many painful hours, the HDR DISTRIBUTION SHOP has been completely rebuilt and redesigned as the old design was very tedious to look through, very much out of date, and the distro additions were always at the bottom. (Basically, it looked like shit) The new DISTRIBUTION SHOP has the albums set up much the same way as the Hypnotic Dirge, and Solitude Production sections of the website with the album covers on the index page, which is linked to a separate pa...

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New Solitude Productions releases in stock!!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted March 19, 2012
 
We have received new stock from Solitude Productions today, including a couple of new releases, and some re-stocks of some items which were previously sold out and on backorder.

SP - 054 : Helllight - Funeral Doom/The light that brought darkness 2CD (NEW)
BMM - 049 : Zgard - Reclusion (NEW)

SP - 046 : Abstract Spirit - Horror Vacui (RESTOCK)
BMM - 011 : Mournful Gust - The Frankness Eve (RESTOCK)
BMM - 033 : Mounrful Gust - She's my grief...decade 2CD (RESTOCK)

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ALBUM RELEASES: Old Forgotten Lands, and stroszek albums

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Album releases 
*Originally posted March 10, 2012
 
The new HDR albums, Old Forgotten Lands' Primal, and stroszek's sound graveyard bound are now officially released and available! If you are interested in placing an order for these new releases, check out the HDR RELEASES section of the website.





 
Also, a new video for the stroszek track "spirits dwell" featuring nat on female vocals was created to celebrate the release date. The imagery for the video was inspired by the 1977 film 'stroszek' from which this pro...
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Old Forgotten Lands, and stroszek albums are now available for pre-order!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Album releases 
*Originally posted February 18, 2012

 


I am happy to announce that starting today, we are accepting pre-orders for the new Old Forgotten Lands album 'Primal' as well as the new Stroszek album - the first on Hypnotic Dirge, called 'Sound Graveyard Bound.' Both albums are set to be released on March 10th, 2012 but you can pre-order the albums up until that date and receive both albums together for a lowered price of $23.00 in North America, and $25.00 in the rest of the world. You can read more i...

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New stock has arrived from Solitude Productions!! - 11 new titles now available from HDR.

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted January 26, 2012

We have just received the latest releases from Solitude Productions in Russia which were previously not available from HDR. As many of you will know, since September 2010, we have had a partnership with Solitude Productions to distribute all of their available releases in North America. The new batch of albums are the albums released in the past 4 months by Solitude Productions including the latest album from Raventale, and the debut album of Stoner/Doom Ban...

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Distro Update: 16 New Titles

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted Janaury 15, 2012
 
First update of 2012 - 16 new titles have been added to the distro section!

2012 is now among us and with that comes the first distribution update of the year. We have added 16 new titles to the distribution section, a lot of which has come from Russian labels Possession Records, and Kunsthauch Records. Included in this distro update are past albums from current HDR artists Ekove Efrits, and Epitimia, as well as a compilation album of previous sold out EP's ...

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Hypnotic Dirge comp. #3 available to download now!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Free downloads 
*Originally posted December 8, 2011
 
Hypnotic Dirge Records Compilation #3 : Desolation. Dissonance. Delirium available to download now!
Official HDR T-Shirts and Three Year Anniversary Packs now officially released!


 
 The third annual HDR compilation album is now available to download for free HERE
If you are interested in an official HDR T-Shirt, or the Three Year anniversary pack, you can order HERE

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Hypnotic Dirge Records FREE Compilation #3: Desolation. Dissonance. Delirium. to be released Dec. 8th, 2011!!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Free downloads 
*Originally posted December 3, 2012

 

  On Thursday December 8th, 2011 the third annual Hypnotic Dirge Records compilation album will be made available as a free download. This year's edition is entitled 'Desolation. Dissonance. Delirum.' and will once again feature a variety of audio, video, visual, and text material from all of the currently active HDR projects, as well as a few outside guests. The compilation album will be released alongside the other three-year anniversary stuff, which is o...

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Hypnotic Dirge Records Official T-Shirt and 3 Year Anniversary Pack available to pre-order!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : T-Shirt releases 
*Originally posted November 12, 2011
 
 
Although it took a little longer than expected, the first ever Hypnotic Dirge Records T-Shirt is available to pre-order now! The shirt is being released in an edition of 100 copies in all sizes ranging from Small, to X-Large, as well as "Girlie" shirts. The shirt is available to order alone, or as part of a three-year HDR anniversary pack which includes a T-Shirt, a Poster, a 3 year signed and numbered anniversary card, a Hypnotic Dirge Photography Photog...

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Distro Update: 35 New Titltes

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted November 3, 2012
 
Distro section update: 35 new titles added!

An update has been made on the distribution section, as we have just added 35 new titles to the distro from labels and artists around the world. This update features titles from labels such as MISANTHROPIC ART RECORDS (SOUTH KOREA), EPIDEMIE RECORDS (CZECH REPUBLIC), RED STREAM RECORDS (USA), AVANT-GARDE MUSIC (ITALY), GRAU RECORDS (GERMANY), and more.

HDR - D - 227 : Pyra - S/T
HDR - D - 228 : The Last Knell - Aeon ...

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Hypnotic Dirge Records signs two new bands! - Epitimia, and Silent Path

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Band signings 
*Originally posted October 27, 2011





Hypnotic Dirge Records has signed two new bands onto its artist roster, with both bands planned to have a release in the first half of 2012. The new bands added to the roster are EPITIMIA and SILENT PATH.

Silent Path is a one-man funeral doom metal/depressive black metal project from Iran created by Saman Nu. The project's only member is also known as Count de Efrit, the musician behind the project 'Ekove Efrits' which is already signed to Hypnotic Dirge Reco...

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Hypnotic Dirge Records is now an official distributor of Solitude Productions releases!!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012,
*Originally posted September 28, 2011
 
I am pleased to announce that Hypnotic Dirge Records is now an official distributor of Solitude Productions in North America. All of the currently available Solitude Productions releases, as well as the releases from its side labels, 'BadMoodMan Music', 'Slow Burn Records', and the 'Art of Silence Series' will now be available to order from Hypnotic Dirge Records. Subsequently, all future releases by Solitude Productions and its side labels will also be d...

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Hypnotic Dirge Interview with Pest Webzine [July 31, 2011]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Interviews 
*Originally published July 31, 2011
Original Link
 
1. Hi there, Skog! Busy Summer, isn't it? Last month you have signed two new acts and this month you have planned 3 new CDs for release...
Busy indeed. It's been good though as I had a fairly slow first half of 2011, due to being busy in other aspects of my life. However, progress and slow promotion has been occuring on both the Funeral Fornication, and Ekove Efrits releases since about February. Ov Hollowness however sort of came out of nowhere...

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Funeral Fornication, Ekove Efrits, and Ov Hollowness albums are now OFFICIALLY released!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Album releases 
*Originally posted July 29, 2011

After much preparation, and anticipation, I am pleased to announce that today marks the official release of three brand new Hypnotic Dirge Records releases, which includes some of our most ambitious work to date as far as presentation and packaging is concerned. Musically of course, these three albums rank as some of our best releases yet, providing many different emotions, and encompassing many different sub-genres and styles of black metal. Today also marks t...

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stroszek - a break in the day EP available for free download!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Free downloads 
*Originally posted July 18, 2011
 
stroszek has decided to release a short EP called 'a break in the day' which is actually a re-recording of the 2009 EP 'A Wild Hunt' originall released on God is Myth Records. However, 'a break in the day' is not simply another re-recording or re-release of a previously sold out album. In fact, the album is given an entire new aura through the use of female vocals by 'Nat' who is also featured on the upcoming full-length studio album 'Sound Graveyard Bound' wh...

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Hypnotic Dirge Records signs acoustic project stroszek

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Band signings 

*Originally posted June 26, 2011 


 
Hypnotic Dirge has added the Italian acoustic band stroszek to its lineup. stroszek is the brainchild of Claudio Alcara, known for being the guitar player in the influential and long standing Italian Black Metal band 'Frostmoon Eclipse'. Claudio works on stroszek with bandmates Richard on drums, and David on bass creating a wonderful three-man studio project. With stroszek, Claudio is able to create the music he had always envisioned, stating "I wouldn't call...

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3 new releases now available for pre-order! [Funeral Fornication, Ekove Efirts, Ov Hollowness]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Album releases 
*Originally posted June 8, 2011
 
On July 29th we will be officially releasing three of the best to date releases on Hypnotic Dirge Records. Continuing onwards on our own evolutionary path, the professionalism of these albums have increased from our previous releases once again. All 3 of the albums will have at least 12 page booklets and the Funeral Fornication album will also come with an album sleeve (O-card).

The albums were sent to plant about 2 weeks ago now and we are now accepting pre-ord...

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Ov Hollowness signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Band signings 
*Originally Posted June 8, 2012


 
Hypnotic Dirge Records has signed a deal with the one-man project from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 'Ov Hollowness' and will be releasing the band's sophomore release Drawn to Descend. In mid 2010, Ov Hollowness self-released their debut album 'Diminished' which received good reviews from fans and critics alike, and was distributed by labels around the world. Now, Hypnotic Dirge Records is pleased to welcome Ov Hollowness to the HDR family in time for the release ...

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Hypnotic Dirge interview with ZWareMetalen [June 18, 2011]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Interviews 
*Originally published June 18, 2011

HDR has conducted an interview with the zine 'Zwaremetalen' which is the biggest Dutch speaking metal zine in the world!
Thanks to Bart, and the rest of the ZWaremetalen staff for the opportunity!

Obviously the version on their website is in Dutch so is unreadable to the majority of English speakers.  Therefore, I have decided to also publish the interview in English. You can read it below:


Hello Nick. Thank you for this interview. You are...

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Distro Update: 25 New Titles

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted June 1, 2011
 
Distribution Update - 25 New Titles!

First of all, thanks goes out to everyone who participated in the Hypnotic Dirge Spring Sale last month. Funds from the sale will be going towards new releases on Hypnotic Dirge Records which will be announced in further detail in about a week's time.

Today, the distribution section has been updated with 25 new titles from labels around the world including PEST PRODUCTIONS (CHINA), SOLITUDE PRODUCTIONS (RUSSIA), COLD DIMENSION...

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Hypnotic Dirge interview with Nocturnal Cult Webzine [May 28, 2011]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Interviews 
*Originally published May 28, 2011
Original Link
 
1.  Hells Skog, as the owner of one the most consistent and focused record labels I was wondering what motivated you to start a label?  What do you look for in an artist when you are considering which bands to sign?  How big of a factor does money play into it?  How many demos do you regularly receive?
Hey Brad! Originally, the idea to start Hypnotic Dirge Records was simply born out of a desire to be able to release my own music and be in contro...

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HDR $5.00 Sale - May 2 - 16, 2011

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Other 
*Originally posted May 2, 2011

 Hypnotic Dirge Records Presents: Hypnotizing Spring Sale
$5.00 CD's
Monday May 2nd to Monday May 16th, 2011
MORE INFO BELOW:
 
Hypnotic Dirge Records will be having a $5.00 CD sale from May 2nd - May 16th 2011!
All official Hypnotic Dirge releases, and all CD's available in the distribution are included in this sale!
Regular CD's are $5.00 each.
Deluxe CD's are $8.00 each. (double-albums, DVD's, etc.)
Shipping charges are extra!

Hypnotic Dirge Records Official Release...

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Distro Update: 11 New Titles

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted April 12, 2011
 
Distribution Update - New Titles added!

New titles from Endless Winter Records (RUSSIA), and Misanthropic Art Productions (S. KOREA) have been added to our stock today.

HDR - D - 191 : Aura Hiemis - While the rest of the world sleep
HDR - D - 192 : Lapsus Dei - In our Sacred Places
HDR - D - 193 : Krief de Soli - Procul este profani
HDR - D - 194 : AstorVoltaires - Katan Nagantu
HDR - D - 195 ; Ego Depths/Dispersive Light - Follow the Skua
HDR - D - 196 : Tunes of D...

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Deprived of Light - Colored Death album is now available to download!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Free downloads 
*Original posted April 9, 2011
 
Lord Trowe of HDR Project 'The Foetal Mind' returns with a new project and new material! Deprived of Light is a collaboration between Lord Trowe - The Foetal Mind, and Psychotic - Phychocalypse. Together they form a post-rock influenced metal album with strong melodic guitar work, and hints of black and doom metal. You can download the album HERE or stream the album on BANDCAMP

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Distro Update: 50 New Titles added!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
*Originally posted March 9, 2011
 
First distribution update of 2011! 50 New Titles added!

50 New Titles have been added to the distribution section of the website today from labels such as Reverie Recordings (USA), Le Crepuscule du Soir (France), Dusktone/Greytone Records (Italy), Misanthropic Art Productions (South Korea), Morbid Winter Records (Canada), Goatowarax Records (Australia), Obscure Abhorrence Records (Germany), Infernal Kommando Records (France), Avant-Garde Music (Italy), Solitude...

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Hypnotic Dirge interview with The Inarguable Blog [Feb. 14/2011]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Interviews 
*Originally published February 14, 2011

Below is an interview I conducted with Bjørn Tunsberg, a staff writer at 'The Inarguable Webzine' as well as a friend of mine. Thank you to Jon and Bjørn for setting this up. 

How are you? It is an honor to have you speak with us!
Hi Bjørn, It's nice to talk to you again as well.

What made you want to start this label?
I started Hypnotic Dirge out of the relatively simple idea that I wanted to be in control of my own destiny when it came to r...

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Hypnotic Dirge Interview with Hierophant-Nox Webzine [October 1/2010]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Interviews 
*Originally published June 2010
 
This interview was originally completed in June 2010 and published on Hierophant-Nox in October 2010.
Original Link


Hypnotic Dirge – Hierophant Nox

Hail Skog, how are you doing?
Not too bad. As I write this, I am enjoying a couple days off from work, but really all that means is that it's time to catch up on some label things. haha At least, this way I get to work at my own schedule and do what interests me.


Over the past months we have seen a number of interestin...

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Ekove Efrits - Hypermnesia album is now available as a free download!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Free downloads 
*Originally posted February 21, 2011
 
Ekove Efrits' 2010 Full-length album which was originally self-released last year is now available to download for free on the Hypnotic Dirge Records 'Downloads' section. The album shows Ekove Efrits' experimental vision of a neo-classical, trip-hop, black metal fusion, and in fact this was part of the reason that the album was self-released last year, as most labels did not want to take a chance on releasing the album in a physical medium. None-the-less, ...

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Hypnotic Dirge Records signs 'Ekove Efrits' - New full-length album will follow in Summer 2011!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Band signings 
*Orignally posted February 2, 2011
 
Hypnotic Dirge Records has reached a deal with the project 'Ekove Efrits' based out of Tehran, Iran. Ekove Erfits is a one man project which has a history dating back to 2001, releasing demos and a split release before their first full-length album was released in 2008 by Possesion Productions, and a second full-length album was self-released in 2010. Over the years, Ekove Efrits have defined their sound to something that is incredibly haunting, atmospheric,...

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Astral Luminous - Lunaric Tide album available for free download!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Free downloads 
*Originally posted January 17, 2011
 
Astral Luminous - Lunaric Tide, which was the fourth official HDR album released back in February 27th, 2009 has now been made available for free download! If you did not purchase a physical copy of this album, you can now download the album, including the full album artwork from the DOWNLOADS section, or on BANDCAMP. Although there has been delay in the writing process of the sophomore Astral Luminous release, I can assure you that it is still on its way. ...

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*The switch over to the "blog" format for news took place in November 2012. Therefore all news items from Jan.2011-Nov.2012 are listed in the November 2012 blog archive. Everything prior to 2011 was erased and is not included.