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Browsing Archive: January, 2018

ALBUM NEWS: Eye of Solitude and Marche Funèbre reveal tracklisting and cover art for upcoming split album

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 18, 2018, In : Release News 
"Collapse" and "Darkness"; two facets of sorrow, two sides of extreme doom metal, two long songs combined into one monumental split album. England's Eye of Solitude offers"Collapse," a marching funeral doom track shrouded in a thick smoky atmosphere, and carrying the grandeur of the band's latest offerings. Of equal crushing proportion, Belgium's Marche Funèbre presents "Darkness," an epic doom-death track that combines their signature blend of riff and growl, along with powerful melodies an...

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ALBUM NEWS: Marche Funèbre to re-release full-length album "Into the Arms of Darkness" on February 22, 2018

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, In : Band signings 
In conjunction with the new split album with Eye of Solitude, Hypnotic Dirge Records is proud to be re-releasing Marche Funèbre's magnus opus Into the Arms of Darkness, on February 22. Originally co-released almost one year to the day on BadMoodMan Music, Moscow Funeral League and Frozen Light, the album received praise among the doom metal scene for its mature songwriting and fine balance of traditional doom and doom-death elements, making it Marche Funèbre's best album to date, and a must...

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Eye of Solitude and Marche Funèbre US/Canada West Coast Tour in March 2018

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, January 15, 2018, In : Live Shows 
As previously announced, England’s Eye of Solitude and Belgium’s Marche Funèbre from Belgium are set to release a very special split release on February 22, in partnership with Hypnotic Dirge Records and Cimmerian Shade Recordings. This split album was written and recorded to coincide with an important milestone for both of these bands as they will soon embark on their first ever trek to North America playing eleven dates throughout Western USA and Canada. The tour will begin in Seattle,...

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ALBUM NEWS: Altars of Grief to release new album Iris on March 21, on Hypnotic Dirge Records

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 11, 2018, In : Release News 
Since its inception in the Winter months of 2013, Saskatchewan's Altars of Grief grew to become one of the most dominant doom metal bands from the Canadian Prairies. In its first five years, it played numerous festival and toured Western Canada on several occasions, developing a bold scenic presence and memorable visual identity. Along with its symphonic signature sound, the band is also known for weaving soaring choral arrangements with powerful, driving death metal; morose, gothic doom and ...

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ALBUM NEWS: Eye of Solitude and Marche Funèbre to release split album on February 22, 2018

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, January 7, 2018, In : Release News 
Two veteran doom-death bands - Eye of Solitude from England, and Marche Funèbre from Belgium - are set to release a very special split release on February 22, in partnership with Hypnotic Dirge Records and Cimmerian Shade Recordings. The split album, which will be released in a 6 panel digipack in an edition of 500 copies, will include one new song of epic length from each band, both of which were recorded in late 2017. The album will be available to order from both labels soon, as well as f...

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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.