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VIDEO PREMIERE: The Sludgelord premieres Norilsk's new lyric video for “Noirceur intérieure”

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
French-Canadian band Norilsk is back with a captivating new album, as thick and heavy as permafrost. Le passage des glaciers follows in the footsteps of 2015's album The Idea of North, but expands the sound considerably. From a sludgy slab of doom-death, the band has carved further into the icy influences of dark metal, to emerge with a blackened doom-death album tainted with frozen melodies, misty atmospheres, and reflective lyrical passages.

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ALBUM NEWS: Melankolia presents album cover, and tracklist for new album ‘Vividarium Intervigilium Viator’.

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, In : Release News 
November 15, 2017

Ambient / Neo-classical artist Melankolia will release their fourth full-length album ‘Vividarium Intervigilium Viator' through Hypnotic Dirge Records on December 12. Founded by musician Mike O’Brien, (Appalachian Winter, Veiled Monk, Ritual in Ash) Melankolia has been releasing introspective and thoughtful music since the project’s beginnings nearly 10 years ago. 



The track “Wellspring Labyrith (Left Hand ‘til Mourning)” is now streaming on our Bandcamp page. This...

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DIGITAL ALBUM RELEASE: Mavradoxa / Deafest [Split]

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 12, 2017, In : Digital Only Releases 
Mavradoxa and Deafest present a new autumnal themed split album from two sides of North America!!


Digital Album

Mavradoxa is an atmospheric black metal band rooted in the Laurentian region of upstate New York. The music of Mavradoxa is expansive, atmospheric, and melancholic. Music made for dreary and rain-soaked days during solitary walks, or in any moment of introspection. Long progressive songs that flow with purpose where the atmosphere dictates and paints vivid stories in its movement and ...

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PRE-ORDER: Norilsk - Le passage des glaciers album packs, shirts, and CD's available!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 9, 2017, In : Release News 
The new album from French-Canadian Doom-Death Band Norilsk is fast approaching - due for official release on November 24. We are now taking pre-orders for "Le passage des glaciers" as well a new limited Norilsk shirt, and some larger packs for the true doom fanatics.

"Le passage des glaciers" follows in the footsteps of 2015's The Idea of North, but expands the sound considerably. From a sludgy slab of doom-death, the band has carved further into the icy influences of dark metal, to emerge wit...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Ah Ciliz / Chiral - Origins

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, November 6, 2017, In : Release News 
The digital version of the Ah Ciliz / Chiral - Origins split album is available now on our Bandcamp page. 

If you missed the album premiere stream on No Clean Singing last week, take the time to listen to this great split album, with entirely new material from both bands.

Due to production delays, the 6 panel digipack will not be shipping until early-mid December. However, you can place your order anytime and we will ship your copy as soon as they arrive!



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SONG PREMIERE: Doom-Metal.com streams NORILSK's new song 'Ghosts of Loss' (feat. Pim Blankenstein)

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, November 3, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Hypnotic Dirge Records is set to release Norilsk's new album Le passage des glaciers (The Passage of Glaciers) on November 24. The Canadian metal outfit invites Winter and darkness into our homes this month, carrying the cold touch of doom and death.



Norilsk's latest offering will feature guest vocal appearance from Pim Blankenstein (Officium Triste, The 11th Hour, Extreme Cold Winter, Clouds) on song 'Ghosts of Loss.' Nic Miquelon comments: “When I wrote 'Ghosts of Loss', I had in mind band...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Ah Ciliz / Chiral - Origins

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 2, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Courtesy of the always amazing "No Clean Singing" the full "Origins" album is now available to stream in its entirety!



Have a listen at the link below and if you like it, be sure to order a copy of the 6 panel digipack!

"Origins" Full Album Stream on "No Clean Singing"
Pre-order "Origins" Digipack CD
Pre-order "Origins" Digital



"As the seasons change, and the colors of autumn leaves briefly flare like blood and fire, only to be sapped of life and scattered by cold winter winds, it’s not uncommon...

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ALBUM NEWS: Melankolia to release fourth full-length ‘Vividarium Intervigilium Viator’ on HDR

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, In : Release News 
Ambient / Neo-classical composer Melankolia is set to release their fourth full-length album ‘Vividarium Intervigilium Viator’ on physical and digital formats through Hypnotic Dirge Records on December 12, 2017! 



Founded by musician Mike O’Brien, (Appalachian Winter, Veiled Monk, Ritual in Ash) Melankolia has been releasing introspective and thoughtful music since the project’s beginnings nearly 10 years ago. Three full-length albums have thus far been released - Nokturnum, Orpheus Dow...

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PRE-ORDER: Ah Ciliz / Chiral - Origins Split available for pre-order

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, October 29, 2017, In : Release News 
The new split album between Ah Ciliz and Chiral, entitled Origins is now available for pre-order through Hypnotic Dirge Records and Throats Productions. The album is set for an official release on November 6, so that is when the album will be streaming in full online and available for download. However, we have experienced some production delays so pre-orders and all subsequent orders will not be shipped until early - mid December.

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ALBUM NEWS: HDR reveals artwork and details on Norilsk's new album Le passage des glaciers

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, In : Release News 
Canadian doom-death band Norilsk is set to release their latest slab of music on November 24, on Hypnotic Dirge Records. Incorporating a greater amount of cold melodies and delving further into forward-thinking structures, this new album has equal amount of unorthodox conventions, dark mysteries, and deadly hooks. As lyricist Nic Miquelon mentions, “Anyone who has followed us so far and enjoyed our musical landscape might be carried away into the distance with Le passage des glaciers. There...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Odradek Room - A Man of Silt

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, October 13, 2017, In : Release News 
The second album from the progressive doom metal band Odradek Room from Mariupol, Ukraine, entitled "A Man of Silt" is officially released today as a joint release between Hypnotic Dirge and Solitude Productions!!

The limited 6 Panel digipack is still available to order, and as of today, the regular jewel case edition is also available.  




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RELEASE NEWS: Hypnotic Dirge Records to release second Norilsk album "Le passage des glaciers" on November 24, 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, In : Release News 
Deep, cold, and far away: Norilsk – the northernmost city, located in Siberia far above the arctic circle, evokes ideas of hardship, darkness, and doom. Despite its isolation, the name also brings images of nordic beauty, mystery, and a majestic reverence.




Capturing these contrasting notions into music, French-Canadian band Norilsk is back with a captivating new album, as thick and heavy as permafrost. Le passage des glaciers (The Passage of Glaciers) follows in the footsteps of 2015's album...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Odradek Room - A Man of Silt

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, October 8, 2017, In : Release News 
The new album from Ukrainian progressive doom band Odradek Room, entitled "A Man of Silt" is now premiering in full on various publications. 



Album Premiere at Legacy Magazine
Album Premiere at Friedhof Magazine
Album Premiere at Kvlt.pl
Album Premiere at Moshville
Album Premiere at Rockhard
Album Premiere at Pure Grain Audio

Odradek Room's "A Man of Silt" is set for release this coming Thursday October 12. 
You can pre-order the limited 6 panel digipack edition of the album now.

Tracklist:
1 Arising i...

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PRE-ORDERS: Odradek Room - A Man of Silt

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, September 25, 2017, In : Release News 
The new album from the progressive doom metal band Odradek Room is now available to pre-order. A special edition of the "A Man of Silt" album, released as a 6 panel digipack with an album booklet has been made available during pre-orders and is limited to a total of 200 copies - 100 copies through Hypnotic Dirge, 100 through BadMoodMan Music.

An Odradek Room discography pack, where you can pick up both Odradek Room CD's for a discounted price is also available. For an extra $C6, you can also o...

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SONG PREMIERE : Chiral - The Feeble Glare of Autumn

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, September 22, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Yesterday, we debuted the first song from the upcoming "Origins" split, the track "Cascadia" from Ah Ciliz.

Now today, we bring you a preview from the other band's contribution, the great Italian atmospheric black metal project Chiral with their track "A Feeble Glare of Autumn"!

Thanks again to the "Black Metal Promotions" channel for the premiere.



Album release on November 6, in cooperation with Throats Productions.
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Hypnotic Dirge and Throats Production presents the release an intense nature-...

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SONG PREMIERE: Ah Ciliz - Cascadia

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, September 22, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Today, as ther cold season looms, we present to you the first song from the forthcoming Ah Ciliz / Chiral split - Origins.

Here is "Cascadia" from Ah Ciliz!
Thanks to the Black Metal Promotion Youtube Channel for hosting!


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Hypnotic Dirge and Throats Productions presents the release an intense nature-themed atmospheric Black Metal split record entitled "Origins" between two great atmospheric bands - Ah Ciliz and Chiral.

Ah Ciliz is an atmospheric Black Metal band founded by Elmer (Klär, Painful...

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Webshop Update: September 15, 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, September 16, 2017, In : Webshop Updates 
Lots of great titles added to the shop today courtest of Doom-metal.com, Season of Mist, and Dusktone.eu!!
Limited copies. These should go quick, so place your order soon!

Latest Additions Link

New additions:
Crooked Mouth - Decay
Doom-metal.com A Lake of Ghosts - The Long Shadow of My Dying Bride [Tribute Cover Album]
Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg 
Ghost Brigade - IV : One With the Storm
Shape of Despair Official - Monotony Fields
Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik’s Skuggsjá - Skuggsja
Inquisition - Bloods...

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RELEASE NEWS: Ah CIliz / Chiral - Origins

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, September 11, 2017, In : Release News 
Hypnotic Dirge and Throats Productions are pleased to announce the release of an intense nature-themed atmospheric Black Metal split record entitled "Origins" between two great atmospheric bands - Ah Ciliz and Chiral. 



Ah Ciliz started as a solo project in 2008 with original member Elmer handling all instruments and releasing the first demo in 2009. In 2009 session drummer Cadavre (Grimlair) joined the band to provide drums for 2 tracks on the first full-length album "Reawakening Ancient Sorro...

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SONG PREMIERE: Odradek Room - Mirror Labyrinth

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
No Clean Singing is premiering the track "Mirror Labyrinth" from Odradek Room's upcoming album - "A Man of Silt", out in early October from Hypnotic Dirge Records and BadMoodMan Music!



Stream on NCS
Bandcamp Page

"The song we’re bringing you today is as mysterious and haunting as the Kafka story that provided the inspiration for the band’s name. Its intensity ebbs and flows. Slow and somber at first, with a spectral guitar melody as the centerpiece of the intro, it becomes more urgent, in pa...

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RELEASE NEWS: Odradek Room - A Man of Silt

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, August 18, 2017, In : Release News 

Odradek Room, a progressive metal band with doom elements returns this autumn with their follow-up to their mature and intelligent debut album “Bardo. Relative Reality.” released in 2013. A four piece located in Mariupol, Ukraine, Odradek Room (named after Franz Kafka's short story The Cares of a Family Man [1919]) uses doom metal as a base, but explores other musical genres to paint a rich palette of texture and atmosphere. Lyrically rooted in spiritual and philosophical themes, this is ...


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Webshop Update - August 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, August 3, 2017, In : Webshop Updates 
We have brought in a very limited assortment of vinyl from Vendetta Records in Germany. As of now, we only have 2 copies of each of these in stock, but if this goes well, we will continue stocking these and other vinyl releases from Vendetta.

Due to high international shipping costs for LP's and especially Double LP's, we recommend that you order directly from Vendetta Records if you live in Europe. Ordering from us makes more sense if you are from Canada or the US.

Latest Additions Link

Vinyl:
V...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Kval - Kval

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, In : Release News 
*News from July 27

Today we release the debut full-length from the Finnish Atmospheric Black Metal band Kval!! You can pick up the CD - presented in a 6 panel digipack, the limited white shirt - available in sizes S - XXL, and/or the Kval logo sticker in our webshop!

As always, now that the release date has hit, the album is available on Bandcamp for free and unlimited streaming and download! Donations are not necessary but if you enjoy the music, a dollar or two would be very much appreciated ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Kval - Kuolonkuu

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
*News from July 18

No Clean Singing is now streaming the track "Kuolonkuu" from the upcoming self-titled album from Kval!



Stream
Pre-orders

"Gloom shrouds “Kuolonkuu” like the seeping of weeping northern skies dampens the grey eminence of mountain timbers. The chill sinks into the listener’s skin from the first moments, as deep abrading riffs begin their work over the stalking gait of a mid-paced beat.

The tormented, rasping howls through which the words are exclaimed manifest anguish and em...

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PRE-ORDERS : Kval - Kval

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, In : Release News 
We are now taking pre-orders for the upcoming debut full-length from the Finnish Atmospheric Black Metal band Kval!

The album is also accompanied by a sleek white shirt (the first ever for HDR) printed by Forest Passage Printing in very limited quantities. The print is the new Kval logo on the front, with the original logo on the back. If you order the Kval pack, an all-weather 11cm x 7cm is also included!

Since we have everything in stock ahead of time with this release, your pre-orders will b...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Kassad - Faces Turn Away

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 6, 2017, In : Release News 
As the unforgiving summer heat rolls on, we continue to fill the void with discordant and eclectic Black Metal. Our latest release - the debut album from the English project "Kassad" - is now officially released as of today! You can head over to our shop to pick up the CD - presented in a thin but very sturdy 4 panel sleeve, which comes with an 8 page booklet made of hardened cardboard-like material, or alternatively pick up the limited Kassad shirt that was designed for this release, or if y...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Mavradoxa - Lethean Lament

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 24, 2017, In : Release News 
Laurentian Black Metal band Mavradoxa releases their second full-length album today through Hypnotic Dirge!
We've been quite excited about this release for some time now. 



Head over to our shop to buy a copy of the digipack and / or the limited Lethean Lament Shirt - printed by Forest Passage Printing on Tultex shirts. Alternatively, go to the bandcamp page to stream the album in full or download the full album, which is available on a name-your-price donation basis! 

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ALBUM PREMIERE : Mavradoxa - Lethean Lament

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 22, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Mavradoxa's album "Lethean Lament" can be streamed in full thanks to Invisible Oranges



Too often atmospheric metal exists as glorified background noise. Maybe some bands intend for their records to serve that purpose, and maybe turning riffs into soundtracks is entirely the point. Either way, though, I don’t like it. Riffs, screaming and fast drums demand attention. Too much of this style exists for a new release to not command some kind of authority.

Upstate New York’s Mavradoxa have a c...

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SONG PREMIERE: Kassad - "Broken"

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, June 19, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Transcending Obscurity is now streaming the track "Broken" from the upcoming Kassad album "Faces Turn Away" - available July 6 in a 4 panel sleeve / 8 page booklet (same materials as the recent netra release)

"Rather than going for the second wave chill or the atmospheric nature oriented variants of black metal, this project reflects the grime and grit of the modern city. This is achieved through an almost industrial feel to the drum work and a warlike cadence during the faster...

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PRE-ORDERS: Kassad - Faces Turn Away

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 15, 2017, In : Release News 

The upcoming Kassad album "Faces Turn Away" is now available to pre-order!
CD's Shirts and Strickers available!



Option 1: Faces Turn Away Combo Pack: $C30 + shipping
PRE-ORDER
-Faces Turn Away CD - presented in 4 panel digipack with an 8 page booklet (lyrics included)
-Kassad Shirt: - Printed on "Tultex" shirts, available in S- XXL
-Kassad Sticker - 11cm x 7cm - all-weather, and superdurable. Will last for years.

Option 2: Kassad Shirt: $C20 + shipping
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Hypnotic Dirge Interview with 'Another Metal Review Blog and Podcast' [June 12, 2017]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 15, 2017, In : Interviews 
Hypnotic Dirge Interview with 'Another Metal Review Blog and Podcast'
Published:
June 12, 2017
Interview by: Brett R.
Original Link

I recently answered some questions for Another Metal Blog And Podcast. For those who aren't aware, this is a very interesting website and podcast who covers some of the best in underground Extreme Metal. Alongside the interview, they also released an HDR exclusive podcast where they play songs from across various past and current releases.

If you are new to Hypnotic D...

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PRE-ORDERS: Mavradoxa - Lethean Lament

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, In : Release News 
The upcoming Mavradoxa album "Lethean Lament" is now available to pre-order!
CD's Shirts and Strickers available!



Option 1: Lethean Lament Combo Pack: $C30 + shipping
PRE-ORDER
-Lethean Lament CD - presented in 4 panel digipack 
with an 8 page booklet (lyrics included)
-Lethean Lament official shirt. Double-sided, red/white print on black shirt,
printed on "Tultex" shirts, available in S- XXL
-Mavradoxa Sticker - 11cm x 7cm - all-weather, and 
superdurable. Will last for years.

Option 2:  Lethean Lam...

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UPCOMING RELEASE / SONG PREMIERE: Kval - "Harhainen"

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, June 2, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
UPCOMING RELEASE / SONG PREMIERE:
Self-titled album by Finnish Atmospheric Black Metal act "KVAL" to be released this summer!
June 2, 2017

Hypnotic Dirge Records will be releasing the self-titled album Kval from the Finnish Black Metal act on July 27! Kval - translating to "anguish" in English - is a rebirth of the former project Khaossos active since 2012 and releasing two albums and two splits. The debut album under the moniker Kval is a re-recording and re-imagining of the Khaossos album "Kuo...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Vin de Mia Trix - Palimpsests

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, June 2, 2017, In : Release News 
ALBUM RELEASE: Vin de Mia Trix - Palimpsests [2CD]
May 31, 2017

Today is the day! The monumental, epic, and ambitious piece of Progressive Funeral Doom (and so many other genres) is now released. Presented in a 4 panel digipack with a luxurious 36 page booklet. Mastered by Damon Good of Mournful Congregation Official and co-released with Cimmerian Shade Recordings.

Thanks to everyone who was involved in this release, and most importantly to the band for their creativity and for trusting us to he...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Vin de Mia Trix - Palimpsests double-album on Terrorizer!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, May 27, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Vin de Mia Trix's new album "PALIMPSESTS" is streaming in FULL on Terrorizer!

Enjoy!

Official release next Wednesday through Hypnotic Dirge and Cimmerian Shade Recordings, but the albums arrived from Ukraine yesterday so your pre-orders (and all subsequent orders) will be shipped this weekend!



Order 2CD Here

“Each song on the album covers one such archetype, combining several versions of the same story, reaching out to the old tales and myths. To strengthen this link with the past, we inserted ...

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Webshop Update - May 21, 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, May 21, 2017, In : Webshop Updates 
WEBSHOP UPDATE:
Rather than waiting until the end of the month as usual - especially considering the new Vin de Mia Trix album comes out on May 31, I've decided to add our new webshop additions today.

Not too many, but some real gems that have come all the way from India (Transcending Obscurity Records) and the Czech Republic. (Epidemie Records)

Latest Additions Link

HDR - D - 964 : Soothsayer - At This Great Depth
HDR - D - 965 : Sepulchral Curse - At the Onset of Extinction
HDR - D - 966 : Seedna...

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PRE-ORDER: Vin de Mia Trix - Palimpsests

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, May 12, 2017, In : Release News 
PRE-ORDER: Vin de Mia Trix - Palimpsests
May 12, 2016

We're now taking pre-orders for Vin de Mia Trix's upcoming double-album "Palimpsests", officially released on May 31.

Pre-order 2CD Digipack
Pre-order Digital

The new work brings together nearly 100 minutes of extreme progressive funeral doom presented as four lengthy tracks that each tell a story of a certain archetype - common stories that are in our collective consciousness. Stories so significant and influential that they appear in various ...

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DISTRIBUTION: Hypnotic Dirge now distributing new label catalogs!

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, May 12, 2017, In : Webshop Updates 
DISTRIBUTION: Hypnotic Dirge now distributing new label catalogs!
May 11, 2017

We're launching a new "Distribution" section today. The intention behind this is to host a large amount of certain labels' catalogs much like we've been doing with Solitude Productions over the years. 

You can read a bit more about it in the new Distribution Index page.

We'll expand this idea to more labels as time allows! For now, we are distributing releases from the following:


Solitude Shop


Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Shop...

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UPCOMING RELEASE: Kassad - Faces Turn Away | SONG PREMIERE: "Void"

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, May 12, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
UPCOMING RELEASE: Kassad - Faces Turn Away
SONG PREMIERE: "Void" premiering NOW on Echoes and Dust
May 4, 2017

We have another new release announcement today as we keep finding worthwhile albums to release!
The next release after Mavradoxa's "Lethean Lament" album in late June will be an excellent claustrophobic urban black metal solo project from London, England with the name "Kassad."

Once again we're drawn to bands that explore themes of disassociation and monotonous existence in our large citi...

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UPCOMING RELEASE / SONG PREMIERE : Mavradoxa - Lethean Lament

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, April 28, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
UPCOMING RELEASE: Mavradoxa - Lethean Lament 
SONG PREMIERE: Mavradoxa - Crimson Waves of Autumnal Flame
April 27, 2017
Laurentian Black Metal band Mavradoxa returns with their second album “Lethean Lament” - an introspective and majestic album that is expansive, atmospheric, and melancholic. 

The seventeen minute long track "Crimson Waves of Autumnal Waves" is now premiering on Pure Grain Audio.



Releasing “Soujourners” last September, Mavradoxa’s two members Nival and Lux have quickly r...

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UPCOMING RELEASE / SONG PREMIERE: Vin de Mia Trix unveil upcoming double concept album

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 

April 19, 2017


Ukrainian progressive doom metal band Vin de Mia Trix is set to release their new album titled “Palimpsests” on May 31, 2017 through two North American labels - Hypnotic Dirge Records and Cimmerian Shades Recordings. The twenty-one minute track "Pharmakos" is premiering on Invisible Oranges


Following on the heels of their 2013 full-length “Once Hidden from Sight” and a 2016 split with Nethermost (USA), Vin de Mia Trix have truly raised the bar on this release, working...


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ALBUM RELEASE: NONE - selftitled

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, In : Release News 
Today officially marks the release of this despondent debut album from the Pacific Northwest entity known as NONE. Enjoy this first offering of the band, and prepare for more as a follow-up is already in process!



Order CD
Order Shirt + CD
Digital
Album Reviews

Here is some clips of what reviewers have said about the album so far.
"There’s more than just harrowing bleakness on this album; this is where the atmospheric black metal influence comes in. The band’s clear depressive edge is augmented ...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: NONE - selftitled

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 8, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
NONE's selftitled debut is premiering now on Metal Trenches!

"It's always somewhat amusing to me to judge a depressive BM album in terms of words such as "like" and "enjoyability."  These probably aren't the best descriptors, so consider them in this case to be measurements of emotional immersion.  Within this context, None has plenty to take in.  For those out there who like to just lay back and soak in the misery, None will certainly deliver.  The morose, atmospheric guitars and despairing, ...

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Webshop Update - April 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 1, 2017, In : Webshop Updates 
New additions from Avantgarde Music from Italy and Loud Rage Music from Romania this month!
Limited quantities as always.

Latest Additions Link

HDR - D - 955 : Gothic - Demons
HDR - D - 956 : Akral Necrosis - Underlight
HDR - D - 957 : False Reality - End of Eternity
HDR - D - 958 : Earth and Pillars - Pillars I 
HDR - D - 959 : Mare Cognitum / Aureole - Resonance: Crimson Void
HDR - D - 960 : Aureole - Alunar
HDR - D - 961 : Mesarthim - Pillars
HDR - D - 962 : Mesarthim -  .- -... ... . -. -.-. .
HDR -...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Black Tremor / Sea Witch

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 25, 2017, In : Release News 
Today, together with Sunmask Records we are releasing the long-awaited split album between Black Tremor and Sea Witch. This release was initially planned for last fall through Sunmask. A couple months ago, they approached me and asked if HDR would want to be involved and indeed it was a pleasure to take part in this release!! Black Tremor and Sea Witch have both been bands in the radar for potential releases for a while, so agreeing to co-release this split was an easy decision to make!

As has...

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PRE-ORDERS : Debut album from Atmospheric / Depressive Black Metal band “NONE” available to pre-order

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 16, 2017, In : Release News 
We are now taking pre-orders for NONE’s upcoming self-titled debut album due for release on April 11. NONE is a band that seemingly emerged out of nowhere, (as many do nowadays) lurking in obscurity somewhere in the pacific northwest and having managed to create a really visceral and chilling style of atmospheric and depressive black metal.  

Along with the album, there is also a limited NONE shirt, available in sizes Medium through XX-Large. 
Pre-orders will ship out in the first few days of...

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ALBUM RELEASE: netra - Ingrats

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, March 13, 2017, In : Release News 
The experimental and internationalist one-man project netra returns with the first new album since 2013 with perhaps his most focused work yet. The third full-length album“Ingrats” (french for “ungrateful ones”) is filled with raw and honest music that speaks to a common despair, internal psychosis, and the monotony of modern life. Mixing abrasive and claustrophobic depressive Black Metal, darkwave, trip-hop, and melancholic alternative rock, netra’s music has never been restricted ...

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ALBUM PREMIERE : netra - Ingrats

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, March 13, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
News from March 6, 2017

The new netra album "Ingrats" is premiering on Metal Trenches along with a review.



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Webshop Update - March 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 2, 2017, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - March 2017
Latest Additions
-All albums added this month are in this section.
HDR - D - 949 : Lux Divina - Possessed by Telluric Feelings HDR - D - 950 : Lux Divina - Walk Within the Riddle HDR - D - 951 : Vike Tare - Feed the Flames HDR - D - 952 : Bifrost - Mana Ewah HDR - D - 953 : Aethernaeum - Wanderungen durch den Daemmerwald HDR - D - 954 : Aethernaeum - Naturmystik

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RELEASE NEWS: Sunmask and Hypnotic Dirge team up to release Black Tremor / Sea Witch split release

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 2, 2017, In : Release News 

Sunmask and Hypnotic Dirge present a split release from two of the best heavy instrumental bands out of Canada: The progressive folk doom of the prairies - Black Tremor, and the atmospheric nautical doom of the maritimes - Sea Witch.

Black Tremor are a three piece stoner folk doom band from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Bass, drum and violin roil across the flatlands in advance of the coming storm... Melancholic violin swirls above the grit of fuzzed out slide bass and the beating drums; glimpses...


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PRE-ORDERS: netra - Ingrats Packs available now!

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, In : Release News 

PRE-ORDERS : netra - “Ingrats” packages available now!
February 21, 2017


The new album from netra, entitled “Ingrats” is due to be released on March 9.
We are now offering some limited pre-order packs for “Ingrats” including some new netra shirts and stickers. A run of 50 shirts were printed so stock is limited. [Links below]


Ingrats pack - $C25 + shipping

netra - Ingrats CD

netra - Urban Black Metal Shirt

netra Sticker (11cm x 7cm - all-weather vinyl)


Ultimate netra listener pack - ...


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ALBUM RELEASE: Obitus - Slaves of the Vast Machine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 16, 2017, In : Release News 
THE BOOT IS FIRMLY ON YOUR FACE NOW.

So, today's the day, the release of our first album of 2017. The first of many to come in this very busy time! Over the coming weeks, there will be a lot more revealed about our upcoming releases, but for today, the focus is on absolute hopelessness and dystopia.

"In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay."



Obitus packages available:

Shirt M-XXL) + CD Combo - $C23 
Shirt (M - XXL) - $C16
CD - $C10
Digital - Name Your Price



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"A visio...

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RELEASE NEWS / SONG PREMIERE: NONE - selftitled [Atmospheric / Depressive Black Metal]

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, In : Release News 
Atmospheric / DSBM band "NONE" to release debut self-titled album on Hypnotic Dirge on April 11, 2017



Chilling and despondent music from the Pacific Northwest is what you’ll hear on NONE’s impressive debut album. The piercing guitar tone interwoven with haunting and depressing synth pads and piano melodies result in a sound that is constantly plodding forward, marching in despair towards an empty void. The solid blasting on this album provides a constant pulse and momentum while desperate ...

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Webshop Update : February 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 2, 2017, In : Webshop Updates 
WEBSHOP UPDATE for February 2017: 

The February 2017 webshop update is here! Lots of great new stuff this month, 28 albums of various Black, Death, and Doom gems.

Limited stock as usual, so order quick of you want to secure a copy. Hell's Headbangers titles are especially low quantity - only 2 or 3 of some titles!!

Latest Additions
-All titles listed below are in this section.

HDR - D - 921 : Fortíð - Demo Sessions
HDR - D - 922 : Wormreich / Diabolus Amator / Gravespawn / Vesterian - Infirmos Vo...

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PRE-ORDERS: Obitus - Slaves of the Vast Machine CD, Merch, and Digital packages available!

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, In : Release News 
The new album “Slaves of the Vast Machine” from the Swedish Dystopian Black Metal duo “Obitus” is now available to pre-order! “Slaves…” is the first new full-length from Obitus since 2009’s “March of the Drones” and should please the senses of all those who like dark and relentless Black Metal without a shred of hope.

Alongside the new album, a limited T-Shirt is also available, which you could order by itself or as a package with the CD for a reduced price! If you order th...

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SONG PREMIERE / RELEASE NEWS: netra premieres track "Everything's Fine" from upcoming "Ingrats" album!

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 

SONG PREMIERE / RELEASE NEWS: netra premieres new track “Everything’s Fine” from upcoming “Ingrats” album!
January 18, 2017

The experimental and internationalist one-man project netra returns with the first new album since 2013 with perhaps his most focused work yet. After a number of years of silence from this project, the track “Everything’s Fine”, the first to be made available from netra’s upcoming album “Ingrats” is now premiering on Transcending Obscurity Webzine!

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RELEASE NEWS: Obitus to release new album “Slaves of the Vast Machine” in Mid -February.

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, In : Release News 

"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever."


A vision of our future dystopia is presented on 'Slaves of the Vast Machine", the new album from the Swedish Misanthropic Black Metal duo 'Obitus'. After their 2009 full-length "March of the Drones" and an EP in 2014 , they return with their most solid album yet!


'Slaves of the Vast Machine' conveys human aimlessness and desperation amidst total social control with some brilliant icy riffs and disson...


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Webshop Update : January 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, In : Webshop Updates 

Webshop Update - January 2017

The new Solitude Productions releases from November / December 2015 are now available in our shop!

Latest Additions

SP - 119 : Sorrowful Land - Of Ruins…
SP - 120 : Ordog - The Grand Wall
SP - 121 : A Dream of Poe - A Waltz for Apophenia
SP - 122 : Crypt of Silence - Awareness Ephemera


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Webshop Update : December 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, December 8, 2016, In : Webshop Updates 

WEBSHOP ADDITIONS: 21 New Titles, including highlights from Gris, Neige et Noirceur, Sombres Forêts, Monarque, and Forteresse

Here is our last webshop update for 2016! Included are new additions from Japanese label Hidden Marly Productions focusing on Black Metal releases, and its side-label Maa Productions focusing more on Post-Rock and Shoegaze related releases. 

What I am most excited about however, is the large collection of titles from Québéc's Sepulchral Productions who have released s...

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COMPILATION RELEASE: Subarctic Nocturnes - Below the Wilted Grove [Volume III - MMXVI]

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, November 25, 2016, In : Release News 
"Many moons have passed since our last compilation was released, but now we would like to present to you our third and final release of the Subarctic Nocturnes compilation series, “Below the Wilted Grove”. For those who revel in the simple yet brilliant sounds of acoustic medleys, accompanied by haunting vocals, trance-inducing rhythms, and droning violins, this is a collection of songs not to be missed! Fit for the rustic scenes of this dying season, “Below the Wilted Grove” is sure ...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Harrow - Fragments of a Fallen Star

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, November 25, 2016, In : Release News 

ALBUM RELEASE: Harrow - Fragments of a Fallen Star
November 8, 2016

Massive thanks for everyone's support this year! This is our last release of 2016 as we prepare for a very busy 2017. We already have some great releases in store for next year. HOWEVER, before getting ahead of myself, I encourage you all to check out my personal favourite Harrow album, "Fragments of a Fallen Star". Even though this album was originally released in 2013, it had never been released before on CD and the opportuni...


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PRE-ORDER: Harrow - Fragments of a Fallen Star

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, October 17, 2016, In : Release News 
The re-release of Harrow’s 2013 album “Fragments of a Fallen Star” is available to pre-order from Hypnotic Dirge Records! Previously released independently on cassette by Harrow, this is the first edition of the album on CD format - housed in a beautiful 4 panel digipack with new artwork from Jeremy Hannigan, and including liner notes and lyrics. This edition is strictly limited to 300 copies and will come with Harrow Logo stickers while stock lasts.




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HDR is going to Black Mourning Light Festival in Edmonton - October 21-23, 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, October 14, 2016, In : Live Shows 
Western Canadians who will be going to Black Mourning Light Metal Festival in Edmonton next weekend, I should let you know that Hypnotic Dirge Records will have a merch table at this year's festival!



We'll be bringing along an assortment of our releases and favourite items from the distro, as well as some shirts! Everything - CD's, and shirts - will be $10 a piece, or 5 CD's for $40.

Since we obviously won't be bringing everything we have available, you can also take a look through our webshop...

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Webshop Update : October 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, October 13, 2016, In : Webshop Updates 
We finally have our October 2016 Webshop Update online as we were waiting for the package from Solitude Prod. to arrive in the mail before making this update.

Fifteen new albums have been added to the shop from Via Nocturna from Poland, and Apathia Records from France. 
Included in those 15 new albums are new albums from Self-Hatred, and Doomed released in September from Solitude Productions.

Many of the Solitude releases were also out of stock, so there are also 18 re-stocks of past Solitude re...

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BAND SIGNING / RELEASE NEWS: Harrow to release "Fragments of a Fallen Star" on CD through Hypnotic Dirge Records

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, September 22, 2016, In : Band signings 
Harrow to release “Fragments of a Fallen Star” on CD through Hypnotic Dirge Records
September 22, 2016

Harrow, an excellent and underrated band from Victoria, BC will be re-releasing their second album, “Fragments of a Fallen Star” on digipack CD through Hypnotic Dirge Records this November! 

Crafting a cathartic experience through introspective yet raw music, “Fragments of a Fallen Star” explores space by combining psychedelic drone, acoustic passages, and energetic atmospheric b...

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Webshop Update : September 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, September 3, 2016, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - September 2016
-18 new albums

It's a bit late, but here are our webshop additions for the month of September! Originally there was going to be about 40 new albums added, but some of the stock never arrived in time so they will be included in the October update instead.
None-the-less, there are quite a few noteworthy and interesting albums in this batch of additions!

I haven't yet had a chance to listen to all of these albums, but from the ones that I have, Goatpsalm, and Black T...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Frigoris - Nur ein Moment...

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, August 25, 2016, In : Release News 

Well, today marks the official release date of the new Frigoris album "Nur ein Moment". Thanks to everybody for the support and interest in the new album so far! If you pre-ordered the album fairly early, you might already have the CD in your hands, and if you pre-ordered just recently, the album is on its way to you as all pending orders are now shipped!

Of course, you can order the album in our webshop for $10 CDN + shipping like usual. "Nur ein Moment..." is released in a digipack which inc...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Frigoris premieres new album "Nur ein Moment..." on No Clean Singing!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, August 25, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
One of our favourite zines, "No Clean Singing" is hosting the exclusive premiere of the brand new Frigoris album "Nur ein Moment..." in its entirety! 



The official release of this album is still a couple of days away (Thursday), but now that you're able to hear the album from start to finish, as it was meant to be listened, why not go check it out on NCS!

Besides hosting the premiere of the album, No Clean Singing also wrote their thoughts about the album.

Here is an excerpt from that article:
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PRE-ORDERS : Frigoris - Nur ein Moment... | SONG PREMIERE: Frigoris - Himeros

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, August 5, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
New Frigoris album “Nur ein Moment…” available to pre-order!
Track premiere of “Himeros” streaming at Transcending Obscurity Webzine!
August 3, 2016

Frigoris’ new album “Nur ein Moment…” is almost upon us! After the release of “Wind” in 2013, Atmospheric Post-Black Metal band Frigoris began to work on an ambitious concept album which was originally planned for one album, but had to be extended into two albums, the first of which - “Nur ein Moment…” is being released o...

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TRACK PREMIERE: Frigoris debuts new track “Trúwen” from upcoming album “Nur ein Moment…”

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, June 20, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Atmospheric Post-Black Metal band Frigoris  has spent the better part of the past two years preparing their follow-up album to the well-received “Wind” album from 2013. The new album is entitled “Nur ein Moment…” (Just one moment…), the first album in a two part concept series, and we are now premiering a track from the album, entitled “Trúwen.” You can head to the Hypnotic Dirge Records Bandcamp page to stream and download the first new Frigoris track in three years!


Frigori...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Subterranean Disposition - Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, In : Release News 
Today's the day! The second album from the eclectic apocalyptic doom band Subterranean Disposition is officially released through Hypnotic Dirge Records / Solitude Productions!



Nearly four years after releasing the debut self-titled album, Melbourne based Experimental Death-Doom band Subterranean Disposition returns with a massive new full-length album entitled “Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure.” With over two decades of experience in various projects, (including in bands such as C...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Subterranean Disposition - Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, June 10, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Ahead of Mondays release of the new Subterranean Disposition album, "Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure" head over now to Invisible Oranges to stream the album in its entirety, with an eloquent introduction and overview from Jon Rosenthal.


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Webshop Update : June 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, June 6, 2016, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - June 2016
- 12 new albums
June update is a few days late, so apologies for that. Never-the-less, there is a ton of great new music available and some real gems in this bundle! 

Latest additions
-All albums listed below are in this section

HDR - D - 860 : Inglorious - Eternal Chaos 
HDR - D - 861 : A. H. P. - Against Human Plague
HDR - D - 862 : Solacide - The Finish Line
HDR - D - 863 : A.V.D.L. - Scourge
HDR - D - 864 : Humm - Sanctuary
HDR - D - 865 : Heretique - De non existentia De...

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RECORDING DOCUMENTARY: Subterranean Disposition - The Making of..."Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure"

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 2, 2016, In : Other 
Subterranean Disposition's second album "Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure" is due to be released on June 13, 2016. [Pre-order CD here]

Watch this mini-documentary about the recording process and creation of this album including a lot of behind the scenes footage, and an interview with SD founded Terry Vainoras!



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VIDEO PREMIERE: Subterranean Disposition premieres video for “All Roads lead to Perdition” on No Clean Singing | Pre-orders being accepted!

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
VIDEO PREMIERE: Subterranean Disposition premieres video for “All Roads lead to Perdition” on No Clean Singing | Pre-orders being accepted!
May 17, 2016

Subterranean Disposition’s new album, entitled “Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure” is less than a month away! Thus we - with the help of No Clean Singing who is hosting the premiere - are releasing a new video clip for the track “All Roads Lead to Perdition” a song and video which conjures up images of collapse and apocalyp...

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Webshop Update : May 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - May 2016
-Four new webshop additions from Dusktone Records [Italy]

Another short webshop update this month as some of the distribution stock is a little bit late to arrive.
However, all four of these albums from Dusktone Records in Italy are solid listens. Two albums from Cascadian Black Metal / Ambient project Enisum, a new Ego Depths album for fans of Funeral Doom, and some aggressive, yet symphonic Black Metal from Svartelder.

Latest Additions
-All albums listed below are in th...

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Hypnotic Dirge DIscogs Store

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, In : Other 
HDR has set up a Discogs page!
If this is your preferred site to check out and buy CD's, check out our Discogs Store!
We will be adding our full inventory over the coming days/weeks.

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ALBUM UPDATE: New Subterranean Disposition album coming soon!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 21, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
New Subterranean Disposition album “Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure” to be released on June 13, 2016
April 20, 2016

Melbourne based Experimental Death-Doom band Subterranean Disposition reveals the track “Wooden Kimono Fixative” from their upcoming sophomore album “Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure” which will be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records / Solitude Productions on June 13, 2016! Taking the name from a Tom Waits coined phrase – ( Wooden Kimono being slang f...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Negative Voice - Cold Redrafted

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, April 11, 2016, In : Release News 
Today marks the release of the Negative Voice's new album "Cold Redrafted" on Hypnotic Dirge Records / BadMoodMan Music!



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Based in Moscow, Negative Voice have been in existence since 2000. After an independently released EP in 2010, they released their debut album “Infinite Dissonance” in 2013 on Inverse Records which received a lot of favourable reviews and comparisons to old-Katatonia, October Tide, and Daylight Dies. It was with this album that Negative Voice drew ou...

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ALBUM PREMIERE : Negative Voice premieres new album "Cold Redrafted" on No Clean Singing

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 9, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Listen to the Negative Voice "Cold Redrafted' premiere on No Clean Singing here.

About two weeks ago, in one of our Shades of Black posts, I wrote about two songs (“Limitation” and “Karmic Pattern” by Moscow’s Negative Voice that made an immediate and strong impression when I heard them. Those two tracks appear on the band’s second album, Cold Redrafted. I’ve now heard the rest of the songs, and you can, too — because we’re premiering a full stream just a couple of days in ad...

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Webshop Update: April 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 9, 2016, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - April 2016

This month's webshop additions are really sparce, but all four of the albums added are excellent and well worth your time. There is something to be said about quality > quantity.

Latest Additions
-All albums listed below are in this section

HDR - D - 852 : Funeral Moth - Transience
HDR - D - 853 : Lifeblood - Shattered Wishes
HDR - D - 854 : Ataraxie - Slow Transcending Agony
HDR - D - 855 : Harrow - Fallow Fields
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ALBUM RELEASE: Immensity - The Isolation Splendour

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, March 21, 2016, In : Release News 
After years of preparation, today marks the release of the debut album from this Greek Doom Band on Hypnotic Dirge Records and BadMoodMan Music! Almost 80 minutes of music is included on the album including their original 2012 Demo "The Lonely Aquarelle."



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Intricate, melancholic, and melodic doom that will appeal to listeners of My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, early-Anathema. and Draconian among others is what you should expect to find on this album, so if you are a fan of e...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Immensity premieres new album "The Isolation Splendour" on Metalunderground.com

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 19, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Need a new death / doom fix? The Greek outfit Immensity has teamed up with us at Metalunderground.com to exclusively premiere full new album "The Isolation Splendour" ahead of its release date! [LINK]

"The Isolation Splendour" features five brand new lengthy tracks and includes two tracks from “The Lonely Aquarelle” demo as bonus, so that the entire band discography will be included in this release.



Check out this comprehensive slab of atmospheric and melodic death doom below, for fans of M...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Immensity - "The Sullen" [Lyric Video]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 17, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Immensity - The Sullen
From the album: The Isolation Splendour
Lyric Video created by: Erik Labossiere / Wikked Twist Films




Thanks to Nefarious Realm for hosting the video premiere!

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Hypnotic Dirge Records and BadMoodMan Music presents the debut album entitled “The Isolation Splendour” from the Greek doomsters “Immensity” Active since 2009, Immensity is a six-piece atmospheric death-doom band from Athens. Since their founding, they have played many shows and in 2012...

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PRE-ORDERS: Negative Voice - Cold Redrafted

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 17, 2016, In : Release News 
PRE-ORDERS: Negative Voice - Cold Redrafted
March 15, 2016

We are now taking pre-orders for our next release to follow Immensity's "The Isolation Splendour" release on March 21, 2016. The album in question is the second album of Moscow-based Blackened Melodic Doom Metal band "Negative Voice" another collaboration between Hypnotic Dirge Records and BadMoodMan Music (Solitude Productions' side label).
The album is set for release on April 11 and pre-orders will be shipped at the beginning of April...

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Webshop Update: March 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - March 2016

Almost all of these albums have arrived from Obscure Abhorrence Productions, and Solitude Productions (the exception being Funeral Fornication's new album) so expect either some dirty raw Black Metal, or atmospheric Death-Doom Metal. I haven't had a chance to listen to most of these albums yet, so I cannot recommend any in particular but I expect good releases from both of these labels. Of course, on each album purchase page on the webshop, there is a Bandcamp or Yo...
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PRE-ORDERS: Immensity - The Isolation Splendour

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 25, 2016, In : Release News 
Finally, our new release has been sent for production and we are now accepting pre-orders for said album, Immensity - The Isolation Splendour. The album is set for official release on March 21, 2016 alongside our partners at Solitude Productions in Moscow! As always, the album is available in physical CD format and in digital format, and a new track from the album - “The Sullen” is also now streaming!



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“A mature sound emanates from the memorable melodies and c...

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Webshop Update: February 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, January 31, 2016, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update: February 2016

New albums from Aesthetic Death Records and Black Plague Records, along with Skepticism restocks and the additions of their "Farmakon" album which we didn't have available until now!

Latest Additions 
All albums listed below are in that section.

HDR - D - 827 : Section 37 - The Kudos of Serial Killing
HDR - D - 828 : Black Depths, Grey Waters - Nightmare of the Blackened Heart
HDR - D - 829 : Goat Psalm - Erset La Tira
HDR - D - 830 : Haiku Funeral - Nightmare Painting
H...

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Negative Voice to release new album “Cold Redrafted” on Hypnotic Dirge / Solitude Prod this Spring!

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, January 18, 2016, In : Band signings 
Negative Voice to release new album “Cold Redrafted” on Hypnotic Dirge / Solitude Prod this Spring!
January 19, 2015

Negative Voice has come to an agreement with Hypnotic Dirge Records / Solitude Productions to release their second full-length album entitled “Cold Redrafted” this spring! Recorded throughout 2014 / 2015 by the Wiesławski brothers in Hertz Recording Studio, in Bialystok, Poland, Negative Voice has prepared a solid and cohesive melodic blackened doom metal album. You can ...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Womb - Deception Through Your Lies

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 29, 2015, In : Release News 
ALBUM RELEASE: Womb - Deception Through Your Lies
November 30, 2015

The debut album from the Spanish Funeral Doom band "Womb" is available on CD for the first time as of today from Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Productions! 200 copies are available for sale from each label.



Buy "Deception Through Your Lies" CD
Donation-based Digital Download

Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Productions presents the debut album from the Spanish death-doom band “Womb”, entitled “Deception Through Your...

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Webshop Update: December 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 29, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - December 2015

We have added new stock from Solitude Productions to our webshop for our December update, including some special albums released this past July on Solitude to celebrate their 10th anniversary - namely deluxe re-releases of Funeral's "In Fields of Pestilent Grief" and Fallen's "selftitled". Raventale's latest album "Dark Substance of Dharma" is also an absolute gem!

All albums listed below are in this section

SP - 104 : Luna - On the Other Side of Li...

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RELEASE NEWS: Womb - "Deception Through Your Lies" album to be released November 30, 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, In : Release News 
RELEASE NEWS: “Womb - Deception Through Your Lies” album to be released on November 30!

Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Productions will be releasing the debut album from the Spanish doom-death band “Womb” on November 30, 2015. This will be the first of a trilogy of new co-releases between Hypnotic Dirge and Solitude Productions. Womb’s debut album, entitled “Deception Through Your Lies” was released digitally by the band earlier this year and now it will be released in physi...

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Webshop Update: November 2015, Order 3 CD's, Receive 5 CD's Sale.

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, October 31, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - November 2015
November 2015 Sale

November 2015 Sale

CURRENT SALE - NOVEMBER:
  
ORDER 3 CD's, RECEIVE 5 CD's
ORDER 6 CD's, RECEIVE 10 CD's

During the month of November, we are offering a nice promotion that will allow you to expand your CD collection for cheap and hopefully help us to clear some space and raise some money to prepare for our 2016 plans!

When you order 3 CD's, you can receive any 2 Hypnotic Dirge release from HDR - 037 and earlier for free.
When you order 6 CD's, you ca...

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BAND SIGNING / RELEASE NEWS: Immensity - The Isolation Splendour

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, In : Band signings 
BAND SIGNING / RELEASE NEWS: Greek doomsters “Immensity” signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records / Solitude Productions for release of debut album “The Isolation Splendour”
October 21, 2015



Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Productions has come to an agreement with the Greek doomsters “Immensity” to release their debut album “The Isolation Splendour” on CD format in early 2016! Active since 2009, Immensity is a six-piece atmospheric death-doom band from Athens founded by Andreas Kel...

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General Hypnotic Dirge Update: Future Plans and Releases

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, September 21, 2015, In : Other 
Hello everyone, it's been a while (besides the webshop posts)

We've been quietly working in the background and now have three new releases planned between December 2015 - February 2016, all of which will be doom releases co-released between Hypnotic Dirge and Solitude Productions! We will announce these releases in October! This is the way of the future now and it's simply become unaffordable for us to continue on making releases alone with abysmally low sales and ever-increasing expenses.

I ca...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Norilsk - Nature Morte

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, September 3, 2015, In : Song/Video Premieres 
NEWS: Quebec doom-death band Norilsk unveil new music video for the track "Nature Morte"
September 3, 2015

Quebec's doom-death band Norilsk has unveiled the second music video off their first full length album, The Idea of North, released earlier in 2015 on Hypnotic Dirge Records. An unorthodox folk-inspired deconstruction, the spooky "Nature Morte" (Still Life) represents Norilsk's atmospheric side. The dark and melancholic images of the video were shot in the haunted woods north of the Ottawa...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Nachtterror / Altars of Grief - Of Ash and Dying Light

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 9, 2015, In : Release News 
ALBUM RELEASE: Nachtterror / Altars of Grief - Of Ash and Dying Light
July 10, 2015



Today is the official release date of the Blackened Doom Metal masterpiece split album "Of Ash and Dying Light" from Nachtterror and Altars of Grief! Head over to our Bandcamp page now to hear the split in its entirety, and be sure to also download it to receive the digital-only bonus songs that are not streaming on the page!

Those who pre-ordered the vinyl should also head over to the Bandcamp page to download t...

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Hypnotic Dirge Records Interview [July 2, 2015]

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, July 4, 2015, In : Interviews 

Hypnotic Dirge Records Embraces Non-Profit Model…For Better or Worse
Published: July 2, 2015
Interview by: David E. Gehlke.
Original Link

The words “non-profit” almost always raise eyebrows, for somehow, the money always has to go back into at least someone’s pockets. It’s a rare happening in the music industry; labels are largely profit-driven, and rightfully so – they need to make money to fund their bands and, operation. But what about a record company that is non-profit? How does ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Altars of Grief - In Dying Light

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 25, 2015, In : Song/Video Premieres 
SONG PREMIERE: Altars of Grief - In Dying Light
June 25, 2015

Last week, No Clean Singing premiered a track from Nachtterror's side of the "Of Ash and Dying Light" split record and now this week it's Altars of Grief's turn! No Clean Singing is premiering the track "In Dying Light" from Altars of Grief' side, giving you an opportunity to finally hear a track from both bands on this split album!



We are currently accepting pre-orders for the limited 10" split record between Nachtterror and Altars o...

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PRE-ORDER / SONG PREMIERE: Nachtterror - The Breath of the World Ablaze

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 25, 2015, In : Song/Video Premieres 
PRE-ORDER / SONG PREMIERE: 
Nachtterror / Altars of Grief - “Of Ash and Dying Light” available to pre-order!
No Clean Singing premiering Nachtterror track “The Breath of the World Ablaze”
June 18, 2015

The long-awaited split release between two eclectic southern-Saskatchewan metal acts - Nachtterror and Altars of Grief - is now available to pre-order! Beginning with a Blackened Doom foundation, both Nachtterror and Altars of Grief branch from there and incorporate various other influences...

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Webshop Update - June 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - June 1, 2015



A few very worthy highlights in this webshop update including the classic 1999 Worship album rerelease  "Last CD Before Doomsday" (previously Last Tape Before Doomsday) as well as essential Funeral Doom albums from Profetus, Ataraxie, Funeralium, and Funeral Moth from the high-quality acclaimed Japenese Funeral Doom label Weird Truth Productions​!

Also added to the shop is some crushing Australian Black Metal from Erebus Enthroned, and the latest album from Pesti...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Verlies - Le Domaine des Hommes

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, May 28, 2015, In : Release News 
ALBUM RELEASE: Verlies - Le Domaine des Hommes
May 28, 2015



The worldwide digipack CD release of Verlies' debut album "Le Domaine des Hommes" has arrived and the album is available through a multiple of sources: Hypnotic Dirge Records, Throats Productions, and directly from the band. Hypnotic Dirge Records is selling the album worldwide with an emphasis on North America and Europe, Throats Productions is selling the album worldwide with an emphasis on Mexico, Central America, and South America,...

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PRE-ORDER: Verlies - Le Domaine des Hommes

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, In : Release News 
May 12, 2015



 We are now accepting pre-orders for Verlies’s debut album “Le Domaine des Hommes” which will be officially released on May 28, 2015 in digipack format with a carefully designed 12 page booklet and 11cm x 7cm sticker! Pre-order the CD to receive a discount on the regular price until the release date! Alternatively, you may also pre-order the digital version for and receive the album in your email address on the release date.



Heavy Blog is Heavy is premiering the track "Maladi...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Orphans of Dusk - Revenant

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Release News 
May 4, 2015

The CD edition of the Orphans of Dusk - Revenant album is finally available through Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Productions! Initially, the band self-released their debut EP digitallyin the summer of 2014 but after some really positive reactions from doom listeners and the press, and some demand for a physical version, it became clear that it was well worth it to give this album a physical CD release while we wait for the Orphans to be reborn and to bring forth new music. F...

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Webshop Update - May 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - May 1, 2015

New webshop additions added, including some classic Agalloch albums, the debut Windbruch, and some new titles from Solitude Productions!

-All albums listed below are in this section

HDR - D - 776 : Agalloch - Pale Folklore
HDR - D - 777 : Agalloch - The Mantle
HDR - D - 778 : Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
HDR - D - 779 : Nocturnal Depression - Fragments of a Broken Past
HDR - D - 780 : Nocturnal Depression - Four Seasons to a Depression
HDR - D - 781 ...

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Altars of Grief and Nachtterror to release split 10" vinyl "Of Ash and Dying Light" on Hypnotic Dirge Records!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 23, 2015, In : Band signings 
Altars of Grief and Nachtterror to release split 10" vinyl "Of Ash and Dying Light" on Hypnotic Dirge Records!
April 22, 2015

This summer, Altars of Grief and Nachtterror - two Saskatchewan-based Blackened Doom bands will collaborate on a new split vinyl with new material from each band. The vinyl split, entitled "Of Ash and Dying Light" is set to be released worldwide in a limited edition 10" vinyl, as well as digital, on Hypnotic Dirge Records on July 10, 2015! 

The album was recorded by Justi...

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PRE-ORDERS: Orphans of Dusk - Revenant

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Release News 
PRE-ORDER: Orphans of Dusk - Revenant
March 15, 2015

The debut Orphans of Dusk album “Revenant” will finally be released on CD soon! Initially, the band self-released their debut EP digitally this past summer, and it got really positive reactions from doom listeners and reviewers alike. A CD version will be released on May 4 by Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Productions and will retain all of the original artwork which was specifically created for the eventual physical release. The fir...

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Verlies signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records / Throats Productions

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Band signings 
NEWS: Verlies signs with Hypnotic Dirge / Throats Productions;
Digipack CD release of “Le Domaine des Hommes” coming on May 28, 2015
April 9, 2015
Avant-garde Black Metal band Verlies’s debut album “Le Domaine des Hommes” will be released on May 28, 2015 in a digipack CD and digitally through Hypnotic Dirge Records and Throats Productions
T. - Bass guitar | N. - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Compositions, Programming | Psycho - Drums | V. - Lead Guitar Based out of the French city Lille...

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Free digital compilation album "Subarctic Nocturnes: Within the Ice" [Volume II] released now!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 2, 2015, In : Digital Only Releases 
A few weeks ago, we released a Doom Metal collection under the Subarctic Nocturnes banner. As we stated at that time, it was meant to be the first of a three-part trilogy series of compilation albums that we would be releasing. Now, we present to you "Subarctic Nocturnes: Within the Ice[Volume II]", a collection of Black Metal and associated genres!



Free stream / download

Within this volume, a few different variations of Black Metal is included. The start of the album includes more fast-paced, ...

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Webshop Update - April 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - April 1, 2015

This month's webshop update is quite a small one. However, there are still some worthwhile albums added to the shop. Highlights include Suffer Yourself, Aethyr, and Way to End!!

Latest additions
-All albums listed below are in this section

HDR - D - 766 : Dead Man's Hill VS The Earth King - Cycling Between Sun And Moon
HDR - D - 767 : Forgotten Winter - Origem da Inexistencia
HDR - D - 768 : Eismond - As we hide the moon
HDR - D - 769 : Frozen Ocean - The Dyson Swarm
HD...

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Orphans of Dusk signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records / Solitude Productions

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, March 20, 2015, In : Band signings 
Orphans of Dusk signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records / Solitude Productions
March 20, 2015

Orphans of Dusk has come to an agreement with Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Productions to release their debut EP ‘Revenant’ cooperatively in early May! The album will be released in a jewel case CD, alongside a free 11cm x 7cm logo sticker!



Orphans of Dusk is a gothic death/doom band being projected into the stars from the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand/Australia. One of the few bands from this r...

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CONTEST: Win Lycanthia / Atten ash signed 7" test pressing!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 14, 2015, In : Other 
CONTEST:
Win a test pressing of the Lycanthia / Atten Ash split 7" vinyl which was signed by everyone from Atten Ash and everyone from Lycanthia, all of the signatures of the nine musicians involved in the recording! These two vinyls traveled to North Carolina, USA, and Sydney, Australia to get signed, and are now here in Saskatoon. On April 4, a draw will take place and two people will win a test pressing each!



To enter:
Send an email to hypnoticdirgerecords@hotmail.com with the subject line "E...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Norilsk - The Idea of North

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Release News 
ALBUM RELEASE: Norilsk - The Idea of North
March 10, 2015

Norilsk's "The Idea of North" is now released! Hopefully it is still cold and miserable wherever you are! 

"Remote is the North and long are its nights.
Solitude is every man's friend and doom is his lullaby"

The digipack CD is available from us, alongside some remaining copies of a beautiful 43cm x 28cm full-color Norilsk poster, as well as a Norilsk sticker. Alternatively, a limited run of 50 tapes are available from Dwyer Records, and if...

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Webshop Update - March 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - March 1, 2015

Apologies for the late additions to the March webshop update. We always intend to have an update at the start of each month, but it has been an exceedingly busy time for us as of late.

However, the update is now live and includes 31 new additions including many new releases from Solitude Productions / BadMoodMan Music, as well as some hidden and hard-to-find gems such as the trilogy of Funeral Doom classics from Argentinian Lovecraftian Doomsters Fungoid Dreams, B...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Atten Ash - The Hourglass

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 19, 2015, In : Release News 
The official worldwide release of the Atten Ash - The Hourglass album is upon us! 

The album is available in a gorgeous physical digipack CD, with a 12 page booket including all lyrics and liner notes for $10.00 + shipping, together with a free 11cm x 7cm Atten Ash sticker. The album is also available for free and unlimited streaming / download on the official Hypnotic Dirge Bandcamp page, so if you've been awaiting the re-release for a while, and first heard of the album through the Hypnotic ...

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Free digital compilation album "Subarctic Nocturnes: Doomed to Be" released now!

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, February 13, 2015, In : Digital Only Releases 
Presenting the latest Hypnotic Dirge Records free digital download compilation album!, "Subarctic Nocturnes: Doomed to Be [Volume 1]"

This year, we are releasing something more comprehensive than ever before, with a compilation trilogy series which will have a different genre focus on each volume and which we will release over the course of the next few months. We are extremely pleased to unveil the first album in this series now, with a focus on all things doom!

Within this volume, you will fi...

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PRE-ORDER : Norilsk - The Idea of North

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 5, 2015, In : Release News 
Norilsk - The Idea of North available to pre-order!
New Norilsk track “Planète heurt available to stream/download!
February 5, 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” last summer, Norilsk’s first full-length album - “The Idea of North” will be released through CD, tape, and digital formats on March 10, 2015!



Hypnotic Dirge Records is n...

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Webshop Update - February 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, February 1, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - February 1, 2015

Only a small update this time as our focus is with our own releases! However, a couple of interesting items in this small update include the new issue of Forgotten Path Magazine (Issue 6), as well as some really cool (and incredibly limited) Morphinist shirts - of which we only have 4. One Black - Large, One Black - X-Large, One White - Large, and One White - XLarge.

-All albums listed below are in this section

HDR - D - 642 : Obscure - selftitle...

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Lycanthia / Atten Ash Split 7" Vinyl Available!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 22, 2015, In : Release News 
Lycanthia / Atten Ash Split 7" Vinyl Available!
January 22, 2015

Today - January 22 - marks the official release of the Lycanthia / Atten Ash Band Split 7" Vinyl!!

Order Vinyl | Download EP



The vinyl is limited to 140 copies through HDR, and is available for $7.00 + shipping in our webshop. As a special bonus, those who order the vinyl will also receive three high-quality 11cm x 7cm stickers of Hypnotic Dirge, Lycanthia, and Atten Ash!

For those who prefer digital (or wants to listen / download in...

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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, In : Release News 
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:...

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PRE-ORDER: Atten Ash - The Hourglass

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, January 9, 2015, In : Release News 
"Atten Ash - The Hourglass" release date revealed; Accepting pre-orders now!
The song "Born" from the album is now available for streaming/download!
January 8, 2015

Hypnotic Dirge Records is pleased to announce the official release date of the forthcoming 'Atten Ash - The Hourglass' album - an album which has been awaiting release for a long time, as well as the label's first full-length release in a calender year! “The Hourglass” will be released on February 19, 2015 in a 4 panel digipack w...

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Webshop Update - January 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, January 4, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - January 2015

Virtually everything in this January 2015 update comes from the impressive and prolific Zero Dimensional Records from Japan, as well as its affliliated labels Maa Productions and Hidden Marly Productions. There are 26 new albums available in the webshop in this update, and many of which are rare Japanese black metal bands that have flourished under the radar.

One of the side labels Maa Productions tends to focus more on the depressive black metal and post-rock soun...

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Norilsk announces signing with Hypnotic Dirge Records for the release of its debut full-length album!

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, December 12, 2014, In : Band signings 
Norilsk announces signing with Hypnotic Dirge Records for the release of its debut full-length album!
December 12, 2014



Named after Siberia’s northernmost city, home of a famous heavy metal smelting complex, Norilsk is a doom-death band from Gatineau (Québec), Canada, who self-released their debut EP “Japetus” this past summer. Characterized by slow and crushing riffs, death growls, and atmospheric arrangements, its music draws comparison with doom-death bands such as My Dying Bride, Mor...

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Pre-order begins: HDR - V - 001 : Lycanthia / Atten Ash [Split 7" Vinyl]

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Release News 

Lycanthia and Atten Ash announce release of split 7" Vinyl December 6, 2014


Doom bands Lycanthia and Atten Ash have collaborated to deliver a new limited split 7" this winter. Featuring “The Harbinger” for Lycanthia, and “City in the Sea” for Atten Ash, this split will serve as a prelude to each band's forthcoming full-length albums as well as present a very first vinyl release for everyone involved! There will only be 300 copies printed with 140 available for sale through Hypnotic Dir...


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Webshop Update - December 2014

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - December 2014

Short and to the point this time. We have some new titles available in the webshop this month though it's a quite small amount because currently our focus is on preparing our upcoming releases. Nonetheless, there's some nice music here and especially recommended is the latest release from Sorcier des Glaces (though it's already been out since the start of 2014)

-All albums listed below are in this section

HDR - D - 703 : Atra Hora - Via Comb...

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Webshop Update - November 2014

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 2, 2014, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update -  November 2014

A rather small update this time around, but a few things worthy of your time. 
We brought in the debut Nethermost full-length 'Noetic' released in September 2014 on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, as well as a handful of CD's from Nova Scotia based Death / Black Metal label Blast Head Records. 

Perhaps the most exciting items in the update though are the Convivial Hermit Magazines, from Issue 4 back in 2008 through to Issue 7 which was released last month. A f...

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Hypnotic Dirge General Update

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, In : Other 
After a calm past few months, work is now being undertaken regarding plans for 2015 album releases! Asides from providing for a little more down time than usual, the last few months have also been used to reorganize the website as well as to refine our intentions and objectives for the months to come.

Finally, a thorough and detailed Manifesto has been completed giving an overview of our operations as well as information on a variety of subjects. 

For the sake of some consistency, webshop updat...

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Webshop Update: October 2014

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - October 2014

There a lot of fine new additions to the webshop this October including new albums from The Morningside, Helevorn, Doom:VS, and When Bitter Spring Sleeps among others, as well as the debut album from Saskatchewan's newest death-doom band Altars of Grief!

From now on, all webshop updates will occur monthly at the beginning of each month to create a more consistent and reliable pattern. New Solitude Productions releases will also be included in the monthly webshop up...

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Distro Update: 33 New Titles added!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, August 16, 2014, In : Webshop Updates 
Distro Update: 33 new titles

It has been a fairly slow summer for new additions to the webshop but finally here is an update with 33 new albums added to the shop! There are a lot of really good gems in this list so look carefully! As usual, you can find music from each of these albums on their pages in the webshop. 

HDR - D - 645 : Kozeljnik - Null: The Acheron Of Mutiform Negation
HDR - D - 646 : Permanent Midnight - Under The Blood Moon 
HDR - D - 647 : Root - Kargeras 
HDR - D - 648 : Elderbloo...

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Hypnotic Dirge Records will be at Metal Wizard Open Air 2014

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, July 6, 2014, In : Live Shows 
Hypnotic Dirge Records will once again be present for the second annual Metal Wizard Open Air Festival on Saturday July 12, 2014. We will have a merch stand set up with a fine selection of CD's and shirts from our own releases and from the distro including a box of 50 dedicated to Black Metal, a box of 50 dedicated to Doom Metal, and 50 of our specific recommendations! 

This year, all CD's will be $5.00 and all shirts will be $10.00, a very special low price for Metal Wizard only! 

You can also...

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Distro Update: 24 New Titles, 2 New Shirts

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, May 29, 2014, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update!

Lots of really nice additions including six Skepticism albums, a couple Frostmoon Eclipse albums, the Kamera Obskur album (side project of Lunar Aurora) an Ulver shirt, a Thy Catafalque shirt, and more!

Here is a link to all the LATEST ADDITIONS

They are also all listed here:

HDR - D - 621 : Keen of the Crow - Permonition
HDR - D - 622 : Keen of the Crow - Hyborea
HDR - D - 623 : Fall of Empyrean - A Life Spent Dying
HDR - D - 624 : Kamera Obskur - Bildfänger
HDR - D - 625 : Skeptic...

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All digital downloads on Bandcamp now set to free download!‏

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, In : Other 
All digital albums on Bandcamp are now available for free download / by-donation!! 
This means you don't need to pay $5.00 for the digital download of our releases anymore, but rather can pay whatever you want, or download the album(s) for free!!

Enjoy the music, and please spread the word about this. 
If we're going to have the downloads available for free, we want as many people as possible to gain access to this music!

Our philosophy is rooted in the principle of open-source and unlimited ac...


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Solitude Productions Update [05/12/2014]

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, In : Webshop Updates 
Just added now are five of the latest albums from Solitude Productions! All from the main label this time, not the side-labels. All good albums of course, but especially recommended is the debut album from the young Russian band "Restless Oblivion" which really impressed me!

As usual, you can browse through the new additions in the Solitude Productions section of the webstore. 
All of the albums are also available for full streaming so make sure you check them out at the very least!

SP - 082 : W...
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Distro Update: 46 New Titles!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 24, 2014, In : Webshop Updates 
Lo and behold, there is finally a new batch of CD's added to the webshop after a pretty sizable time has passed since the last update. A wide variety of albums from across the sonic spectrum to be sure, but this update seems to include a lot of doom, from atmospheric death-doom, to sludgy stoner metal, ambient drone-doom, black/doom metal and everything else as well! Some highlights include the latest Mourning Dawn double-album "Les sacrifiés", the new offering from ritualistic stoner drone-...
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Solitude Productions Update [03/08/2014]

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 8, 2014, In : Webshop Updates 
It's been over six months since the last time we added new releases from Solitude Productions to our store and in meanwhile Solitude has releases a lot of fantastic albums! Finally, there's been the time to do an update and included within are new releases from The Howling Void and Ea as well as a really solid and interesting death-doom double-album from the band, 'Grieving Age' from Saudi Arabia, the new 'Revelations of Rain' album, new 'Edenian' album, new 'Mournful Gust' album, new 'Grown ...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Epitimia - "(Un)reality" double-album 6 panel digipack

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, February 14, 2014, In : Release News 

Epitimia's new double-album "(Un)reality" is a culmination of over a year's hard work for the Saint-Petersburg based band which has been working on an expansive and ambitious follow-up to their last album "Faces of Insanity" released in the summer of 2012. "(Un)reality" includes lots of new innovations and interesting ideas on both the musical and conceptual sides and could easily be considered their most accomplished effort to date. Tortured black metal screams alongside a progressive and ex...

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PRE-ORDER: Epitimia - (Un)reality 2CD

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, In : Release News 
Epitimia - "(Un)reality" double-album digipack available to pre-order!



Epitimia's new double-album "(Un)reality" is a culmination of over a year's hard work for the Saint-Petersburg based band which has been working on an expansive and ambitious follow-up to their last album "Faces of Insanity" released in the summer of 2012. "(Un)reality" includes lots of new innovations and interesting ideas on both the musical and conceptual sides and could easily be considered their most accomplished effor...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Windbruch - No Stars, Only Full Dark

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, February 1, 2014, In : Release News 
New Windbruch album - "No Stars, Only Full Dark" available now!

After releasing a debut album entitled "Collision of the Worlds" on the last day of 2009 on Sun and Moon Records, and a digital split album with Depicting Abysm and Gmork entitled "Silentium!" through Hypnotic Dirge in April 2013, Windbruch presents their second full-length album "No Stars, Only Full Dark" on February 1, 2014 in a physical CD edition as well as a digital download. Previously self-released in early 2013, this album...

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Song Premiere: Epitimia - Illusion III - Foretime

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Song Premiere: Epitimia - Illusion III - Foretime

A new track from the experimental and eclectic Russian Blackened Metal band is now available for free streaming and download, and the long-awaited release of the (Un)reality 2CD is not far behind! The track, entitled "Illusion III - Foretime", from the second disc and "Illusion" side of the album also includes female vocals from "M.", and could be considered one of the more "accesible" tracks on the double-album.  (Un)reality is scheduled for r...

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ALBUM RELEASE: In my Shiver - Delicate Poison

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Release News 


The new album from In my Shiver is now officially released! "Delicate Poison" is available in a CD version, or as a digital download for $5.00. As usual, you can stream the full album on Bandcamp!



In my Shiver is an experimental black metal/shoegaze band from Camerino, Italy with conceptual themes about the loneliness and sadness of modern life, cityscapes, and a critique of the dominant culture. In 2009 In my Shiver released their debut album “Black Seasons” through Solitude and Despair M...

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PRE-ORDERS: In my Shiver - Delicate Poison / Windbruch - No Stars, Only Full Dark

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : Release News 
HDR - 036 : In my Shiver - Delicate Poison
HDR - 037 : Windbruch - No Stars, Only Full Dark 
Available to pre-order now!

Two new albums from Hypnotic Dirge Records are now available to pre-order for a lowered price of $6.00 plus shipping until their release dates, which is January 17 for In my Shiver, and February 1 for Windbruch at which point the price will go back to its regular $8.00 plus shippping, and the full albums will be uploaded online. For the time being, two tracks from each album ...

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Distro Update: 19 new CD's, 3 new Magazines

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, January 6, 2014, In : Webshop Updates 
Distro Update

CD's (ships worldwide)
HDR - D - 556 : Mourning Soul - Kisulen
HDR - D - 557 : Psychonaut 4/Unjoy/Eurythemie
HDR - D - 558 : Vranorod - Dreamlike Fading
HDR - D - 559 : Idisenfluch - Vergänglichkeit
HDR - D - 560 : Vérzivatar - Carmina Nocte Mages
HDR - D - 561 : Silent Thoughts - Into Empathy
HDR - D - 562 : Rusting Sin - Far From All Light
HDR - D - 563 : Kröwnn - Hyborian Age
HDR - D - 564 : Nethervoid - In Swarms of Godless Wrath
HDR - D - 565 : Door Into Emptiness - Sviata
HDR - D -...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Ekove Efrits - Nowhere

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, In : Release News 
Ekove Efrits releases new album "Nowhere"!

The new album from Ekove Efrits entitled "Nowhere" is now released and available for free download, $5.00 download, and in CD version for $8.00 plus shipping. The CD version comes with a thick sixteen page booklet including information and lyrics.



Ekove Efrits, the atmospheric project of Saman N. hailing from Tehran, Iran returns with a follow-up to the 2011 album “Conceptual Horizon.”With “Nowhere”, the fourth full-length album from Ekove Efri...

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ALBUM RELEASE: stroszek - wild years of remorse and failures 2cd

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, December 12, 2013, In : Release News 
stroszek - wild years of remorse and failures double-album out now!

The new compilation double-album from the dark folk/acoustic project stroszek aptly titled "wild years of remorse and failures" is now available to stream in its entirety for free, download for $5.00, and is also available as a double-CD release with an extensive 16 page booklet complete with all the lyrics and brand new artwork! Within this new release, you will find all 24 songs present in the "songs of remorse", "the wild h...

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FREE DOWNLOADS: Hypnotic Dirge Records 2013/14 Compilations available now!

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, December 6, 2013, In : Digital Only Releases 
FREE DOWNLOADS: Hypnotic Dirge Records 2013/14 Compilations available now!

Presenting the latest edition(s) in the annual Hypnotic Dirge compilation albums which have always been (and always will be) available for free download. This year, due to the enormous size, we've decided to release two compilation albums simultaneously. 

The compilations are divided into vaguely Black Metal and Doom Metal variations. It's not an exact science due to the diversity of bands and tracks included, but the id...

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PRE-ORDERS: stroszek - wild years of remorse and failures / Ekove Efrits - Nowhere

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 28, 2013, In : Release News 
New Hypnotic Dirge Records Releases available to pre-order!

Today marks the start of pre-orders for the last Hypnotic Dirge releases of 2013. We are finishing off the year with new releases from two of our long standing artists which have both released previous albums through HDR! Presented is a special double-album re-release from stroszek of re-worked early material and the followup album of 2011's Conceptual Horizon from Ekove Efrits.

New tracks from both albums have been uploaded to Bandcam...

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netra ft. We'rewolves - Dreading Consciousness EP free download available now!

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, In : Digital Only Releases 
netra ft. We'rewolves - Dreading Consciousness EP free download available now!

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A strange and unexpected collaboration between the black metal/trip-hop hybrid netra and the unconventional rap duo We'rewolves has led to the creation and release of a new digital EP entitled "Dreading Consciousness." After releasing the previous two netra full-length albums on a physical medium, Hypnotic Dirge Records is pleased to release this experimental collaboration as a free digital download!

netra, the proje...

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Hypnotic Dirge Records launches new Webstore

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 14, 2013, In : Webshop Updates 

Hypnotic Dirge Records now has a brand new webstore with all kinds of new features which were missing from the previous format.

It should be MUCH easier to navigate through everything now, there is finally an "Add-to"Cart" feature, quantities are listed directly on the store, and as well as this 50 new titles were just added to the distro for the launch of the webstore today! [DISTRO UPDATE]

A new (and much less confusing) price system is now taking effect as well. $8 for a regular CD, $10 for ...

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Distro Update: 49 New Releases

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 14, 2013, In : Webshop Updates 
A new distro update has been made for the first time in over 4 months! It's been a really busy time and these distro additions have been sitting for a long time without an update. Finally it was decided that it wouldn't make much sense to do all the work on a distro update which was getting to be almost 50 new tittles in the old format again as a new webstore was being planned for construction soon, so the work would have to be done twice. Eventually it was decided to make the new webstore in...
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netra releases "crawling" Music Video

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, In : Other 
New music video for netra's track "crawling"!! For those who might remember, around the time of the Sørbyen release, we talked about releasing a netra music video. It became a reality much later on but here is the final result! 

netra - crawling
Official Music Video, Filmed by Jason Caridi
From the album: Sørbyen



Video - Producer, Director of Photography, Editor and Actor:
Jason Caridi of
The Black Plastic Bag Productions

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Hypnotic Dirge feauted in new book "Exile Off Main St." about the Saskatoon Music Scene

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, In : Other 
Hypnotic Dirge featured in a new book "Exile Off Main St." about the Saskatoon Music Scene! 
The book was written by local music and film writer/commentator Craig Silliphant and released on September 28, 2013.

 

Here is an excerpt about the book from The Star Phoenix:

But after 25 years of involvement in Saskatoon's music scene, both as a writer and band member, Silliphant can safely be called an expert in that area. He is intimately familiar with what makes the local music scene special. Both si...
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Windbruch signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records; Release of second full-length album "No stars, only full dark" in February 2014.

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, October 24, 2013, In : Band signings 
Windbruch signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records; 
Release of second full-length album"No stars, only full dark" in February 2014.



The atmospheric Black Metal project "Windbruch" has signed with Hypnotic Dirge Records for the release of their second full-length album "No stars, only full dark"


Cold and mesmerizing atmospheric black metal from the Siberian region of Yugra in the city of Nizhnevartovsk, Windbruch was formed by Mikhailov Rodion in 2009. It combines elements of post black metal, ambient ...

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Song Premiere: stroszek - "bury the bottle with me" and "the unlucky ones" [From the upcoming album: "wild years of remorse and failures"]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Song/Video Premieres 
stroszek to re-release a compilation of first two albums and EP in December!
New Dick Curless cover "Bury the Bottle with Me"  and "the unlucky ones" available for streaming/download now.

The dark folk/acoustic project stroszek is preparing to re-release their first two full-lengths and EP in a new compilation double-album aptly titled "wild years of remorse and failures" which will feature all 24 songs present in the "songs of remorse", "the wild hunt" and "life failures made music" albums a...

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In my Shiver signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, In : Band signings 
In my Shiver signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records
New album "Delicate Poison" to be released in December 2013.




In my Shiver, an experimental black metal/shoegaze band from Camerino, Italy has signed with Hypnotic Dirge Records for the release of their upcoming second album "Delicate Poison" which is scheduled to be released in December 2013. The opening track from the album, "Closed View" is now available for free streaming and download on the label's Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and Youtube pages and is...

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Hypnotic Dirge Records Interview with Black Phoenix Rising Forum [September 20, 2013]

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, September 20, 2013, In : Interviews 
Recently, I was asked to answer some questions for the Forum "Black Phoenix Rising" 
Original Link

You may have already seen Hypnotic Dirge Records featured in the labels forum on here, an excellent underground label which operates on a non profit basis and is dedicated to putting out high quality music from some incredibly talented bands. Here's an interview with Nick Skog, founder of Hypnotic Dirge which hopefully will give you some insight into how things operate from the perspective of an u...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Vin de Mia Trix - Once Hidden From Sight

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, In : Release News 
Vin de Mia Trix - 'Once Hidden From Sight'
Available now in CD edition or FREE digital download!

The debut album from the Ukrainian doom metal band Vin de Mia Trix entitled "Once Hidden From Sight" is now officially released and available in both CD format in a luxurious 12 page booklet with full lyrics and as a name-your-price (free) download from Bandcamp!! 



"After numerous gigs (including Doom Over Kiev, Moscow Doom Fest, and supporting Saturnus, Mourning Beloveth and Autumnia among others), ...

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Vin de Mia Trix - Once Hidden From Sight available to pre-order, new song streaming

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, August 16, 2013, In : Release News 
Vin de Mia Trix - Once Hidden From Sight available to pre-order now!
New song "A Study in Scarlet" now streaming and available to download!


The debut album from the Ukrainian Doom band Vin de Mia Trix entitled "Once Hidden From Sight" is now available to pre-order with the official CD release following soon on August 26, 2013.

After a long wait, finally a new track is available online as well to mark this occasion -  "A Study in Scarlet", the opening track from the upcoming album!

Our free access...

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Solitude Productions Update [08/14/2013]

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, In : Webshop Updates 
New titles from Solitude Productions, BadMoodMan Music, and Slow Burn Records have arrived from Russia including the new album from When Nothing Remains (ft. Johan Ericson of Draconian, and Doom:VS), Wine From Tears, Helllight, and more.

SP - 073 : When Nothing Remains - Thy Dark Serenity
SP - 074 : Station Dysthymia - Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out
SP - 075 : Helllight - No God Above, No Devil Below
Webstore: Solitude Releases

BMM - 061 : Wine From Tears - Glad to be Dead
BMM...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Obsidian Tongue - A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, In : Release News 
Obsidian Tongue - A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time available now!  
CD order, $5 download, free streaming

The latest album from the massachusetts-based atmospheric black metal duo Obsidian Tongue entitled "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time" is now available to order from Hypnotic Dirge Records. As usual, the album is available to order in both CD and digital version and is also available for free streaming in its entirety on both Bandcamp and Youtube.
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Obsidian Tongue - "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time" available to pre-order, new song streaming!

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : Release News 
Obsidian Tongue - A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time pre-orders begin today!
New track "My Hands were made to hold the wind" available to stream and download!



Today, pre-orders start on the new Obsidian Tongue album "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time"! As well as this, a new track from the album, "My Hands were Made to Hold the Wind" has been made available to stream and download. 



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Obsidian Tongue - Volume I : Subradiant Architecture available on CD and digital format!

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : Release News 

Obsidian Tongue's debut full-length album "Volume I: Subradiant Architecture" self-released last summer by the band is now available from Hypnotic Dirge as well. The CD version is available to order by itself or as a combo with the new album "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time" for a lower price. ($21 in North America, $24 Elsewhere) As well, the album has been uploaded to the HDR bandcamp page where it's available for streaming for free or to download for $5.



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Distro Update: 22 new releases!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, July 6, 2013, In : Webshop Updates 
22 new titles have been added to the distro shop.
Lots of really good classic black metal from Moribund Records, new releases from Misanthropic Art Productions, Some inaugural releases from Nine Gates Records, and the new Ov Hollowness album, The World Ends.

Here is the full list:

HDR - D - 484 : Aphotic Starfield - Of Score and Promise
HDR - D - 485 : Appalachian Winter - Ghosts of the Mountains
HDR - D - 486 : Ov Hollowness - The World Ends
HDR - D - 487 : From the Vastlands - Darkness vs Light: ...
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Obsidian Tongue signs with HDR, New album on the way!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 29, 2013, In : Band signings 
Obsidian Tongue signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records
Second album "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time" to be released: July 29, 2013
The track "Individuation" now available for streaming/download



The Massachusetts-based Black Metal duo Obsidian Tongue has signed with Hypnotic Dirge Records for the release of their forthcoming second album "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time" which will be released in late July 2013 on Hypnotic Dirge Records as well as the band's own imprint Dissociation Re...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Galaktik Cancer Squad - Ghost Light

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 22, 2013, In : Release News 
Galaktik Cancer Squad - Ghost Light available now!  
CD order, $5 download, free streaming

The latest album from Germany's one-man progressive black metal force Galaktik Cancer Squad, entitled Ghost Light is now available to order from Hypnotic Dirge Records. As usual, the album is available in CD or digital version and is also available for free streaming in its entirety!



From the vacuous depths of space, the great pathogenic force of Galaktik Cancer Squad will once again return to haunt the au...

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Solitude Productions update [06/09/2013]

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, In : Webshop Updates 
Four new albums from Solitude Productions have been added to the HDR website. These are all albums released in March and April so the update is a little bit late, but the albums are well worth it if you have not gotten them yet. 

SP -072 : Abstract Spirit - Theomorphic Defectiveness
BMM - 058 : Darktrance - Pessimum
BMM - 059 : Alley - Amphibious
BMM - 060 : Grimfaith - Peacher Creature

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ALBUM RELEASE: Nethermost - Alpha EP

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, In : Release News 
Nethermost - Alpha EP available now for free streaming, $2.50 download, and CD order

The debut album from the new melodic death-doom band from South Texas is now available from Hypnotic Dirge Records. In addition to the regular CD edition, the album has also been uploaded to Bandcamp and Youtube for free streaming in its entirety, and is also available as a $2.50 digital download.



Nethermost's debut EP release ¨Alpha,¨ a tribute to nature and the four elements paints a deep and obscure timele...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Frigoris - Wind

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, June 7, 2013, In : Release News 
Frigoris - Wind available now for free streaming, $5 download, and CD order!

The new album from the atmospheric black metal band Frigoris entitled "Wind" is now available from Hypnotic Dirge Records. In addition to the regular CD edition which was co-released by Hypnotic Dirge and Misanthropic Art Productions, the album has also been uploaded to Bandcamp and Youtube for free streaming in its entirety, and is also available as a $5 digital download.



Although founded as a Pagan/Black Metal band, ...

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Galaktik Cancer Squad releases track 'In Lichterlosen Weiten'

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 1, 2013, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Galaktik Cancer Squad releases track 'In Licherlosen Weiten'

The track 'In Lichterlosen Weiten' from the upcoming Galaktik Cancer Squad album "Ghost Light"' has now been made available for streaming and free download on the Hypnotic Dirge Records bandcamp page! 



From the vacuous depths of space, the great pathogenic force of Galaktik Cancer Squad will once again return to haunt the aural realms of the earth with their first ever physical release, ‘Ghost Light.’ An ambitious one-man project ...

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Hypnotic Dirge Records' Summer Black/Doom Releases - Pre-order now!

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : Release News 
Hypnotic Dirge Records has three album releases upcoming in June 2013 that will surely breathe life into the mid-season aural spectrum. Frigoris will bring forth catchy and atmospheric black metal with folk sensibilities, Nethermost will provide a short debut EP of early 90's early death-doom, and Galaktik Cancer Squad will push your mind to the cosmos with some trippy and aggressive mind-bending post-black metal! Because we believe in all three releases, we've created a special Summer 2013 b...

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New Digital Release: Australasia - Sin4tr4

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : Digital Only Releases 
Australasia - Sin4tr4 available for free download from Hypnotic Dirge Records!

Australasia is the place where unusual soundscapes come to life: ethereal guitars mix with blast beat drums and black metal riffing, giving birth to strange and fast-flowing tunes.



Here subterranean streams alternate with tidal waves, turning into cinematic pictures that can last just the blink of an eye.
Their debut EP 'Sin4tra' combines post-rock, black metal, and electronic music quite masterfully 
"Echoes and Dust"...

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Vin de Mia Trix - Once Hidden in Sight to be co-released by Hypnotic Dirge/Solitude Prod.

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, In : Band signings 

Doom band Vin de Mia Trix signs with Hypnotic Dirge/Solitude Productions for co-release in September!


 
The first co-release between Hypnotic Dirge Records (Canada) and Solitude Productions (Russia) will see the light of day in September 2013 and it will be doom band Vin de Mia Trix's debut full-length album "Once Hidden in Sight" which the band has been preparing and perfecting for quite some time.

Vin de Mia Trix is a band from Kyiv, Ukraine. Its music is a blend of different doom metal subgen...
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Solitude Productions Update [04/25/2013]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 25, 2013,
Much overdue but here it is. Another batch of fresh doom metal from the cold barren lands of our eastern european friends at Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Music and the great bands on its roster. This time, we have some new releases from Doomed, Evoke Thy Lords, Mental Torment, the re-press of Ea II, as well as some other new albums.

SP - 026 : Ea - Ea II
SP - 067 : Amily - To all in graves
SP - 068 : Doomed - In my own abyss
SP - 069 : Who Dies in Siberian Slush - We have been dead since long ...
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Frigoris signs to Hypnotic Dirge / Misanthropic Art Prod. for co-release!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 20, 2013, In : Band signings 

Hypnotic Dirge will be doing its first ever co-release with the South Korean label Misanthropic Art Productions! Together, we'll be bringing you the second album entitled "Wind" from the atmospheric melodic black metal band from Germany called Frigoris! 


 
Although founded as a Pagan/Black Metal band, Frigoris steadily developed further since its foundation around head Dominik Winter in 2007 and stands for atmospheric, melodic Black Metal at the highest level today. The new record Wind is the c...
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Distribution Update: 30 New Titles added!

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, In : Webshop Updates 
A new selection of releases have been added to the distribution section including albums by Funeral, Pantheist, Mourning Beloveth, Paganland, Thy Catafalque, Panopticon, Obsidian Tongue and a lot more! Some essential doom and black metal in these new additions for sure.

Here's the full list:

HDR - D - 454 : Marche Funèbre - Norizon EP
HDR - D - 455 : Myrkvar - As en bloed
HDR - D - 456 : The Reckoning - Counterblast
HDR - D - 457 : Mrykvar - Als een Woeste Horde
HDR - D - 458 : Ascend-ency - Regre...
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Depecting Abysm/Windbruch/Gmork - "Silentium!" Free Download available now!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 11, 2013, In : Digital Only Releases 

Hypnotic Dirge Records is pleased to announce the release of a free digital download split album between three atmospheric black metal bands from Russia - Depicting Abysm, Windbruch, and Gmork. The album is entitled "Silentium!" and features three brand new tracks from each of the bands! 


 
"Silentium!" is now available for free streaming and download from the Hypnotic Dirge bandcamp page, youtube channel, and HDR Downloads' section. Since this is a free digital release, we are also encouraging...
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ALBUM RELEASE: Lycanthia - Oligarchy

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 11, 2013, In : Release News 
Lycanthia - Oligarchy
Available for free streaming, $5 digital download, as well as digipack, and jewelcase physical editions!



 Around this time last year, the doom stalwarts Lycanthia released their new full-length album Oligarchy independently in Australia, and now the album will get a worldwide release through Hypnotic Dirge Records. The new full-length album is available in both digipack and jewelcase formats, as well as digitally through the label's bandcamp page for $5. The Oligarchy phys...
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Depicting Abysm/Windbruch/Gmork digital split coming soon! (Ft. members of Epitimia)

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, April 5, 2013, In : Digital Only Releases 

On April 11, Hypnotic Dirge Records will be releasing a 3-way atmospheric black metal split from three Russian bands: Windbruch, Gmork and the side project of our very own Epitimia called Depicting Abysm. This will be a FREE DIGITAL RELEASE with the name “Silentium!” consisting of 9 untitled tracks titled with numbers and will be available from the HDR Downloads section and the bandcamp page.


 

Silence – it is a pause between two emotional strikes, but even there a “scream” can take p...
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Lycanthia - Oligarchy available to pre-order; New track streaming!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 30, 2013, In : Release News 
Lycanthia - Oligarchy available to pre-order!
New track "Time Feeds this Wound" now streaming!

The track 'Time Feeds this Wound' from Lycanthia's upcoming album 'Oligarchy' has now been made available for streaming and free download. This is now the third song to be made available from the Oligarchy album. The release date for this album is fast approaching as well, and next sunday on April 7th, the album will be released in digipack format and also available for free streaming in its entirety ...
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ALBUM RELEASE: Odradek Room - Bardo. Relative Reality.

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 9, 2013, In : Release News 
Odradek Room - Bardo. Relative Reality. available for free streaming, $5 download, and digipack order!



The debut album from the Ukrainian progressive death-doom band Odradek Room is now available to order from Hypnotic Dirge Records. The 'Bardo. Relative Reality.' album consists of seven songs and an hour playtime, released in a digipack with a 12 page booklet including the full album's lyrics in both Russian and English. The album is also available online for free streaming and $5 digital dow...
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Odradek Room releases new track 'Suffocation' from upcoming album, "Bardo. Relative Reality." Album is now available to pre-order!

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, February 24, 2013, In : Release News 

The track 'Suffocation' from Odradek Room's upcoming album 'Bardo. Relative Reality' has now been made available for streaming and free download. This is now the third song to be made available from 'Bardo. Relative Reality' and this one really explores the softer and slower side of Odradek Room's multifaceted sound weaving dreamy melody, soulful vocals, and a melancholic atmosphere. Clean vocals sung in Russian are also clearly heard on this track and this language really works well to creat...
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Distribution Update: 33 New Titles added!

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Webshop Updates 
A new selection of distro titles have been added to the shop including some essential stuff courtesy of Bindrune Productions who have released some truly amazing albums over the past few years including Nechochwen, Obsequiae, Blood of the Black Owl, and Falls of Rauros, some new chinese neo-folk and black metal from Pest Productions, some solid doom releases from Firebox/Firedoom, AstorVoltaires' latest album, new stuff from Munruthel (ex-Nokturnal Mortum), Pestilential Shadows, and Hypomanie...

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Subterranean Disposition/Lycanthia Dual Album Launch 2013 Tour

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 24, 2013, In : Live Shows 

Hypnotic Dirge Records, Metalobsession.net and MMK promotions proudly presents a dual album launch for two of Australia's best Doom exports, Lycanthia and Subterranean Disposition, on their Australian east coast tour this February, March and April.


 

Longstanding Australian Death-Doom/Gothic Metal band Lycanthia are due to release their latest Album 'Oligarchy' in a digi-pak format, through Hypnotic Dirge Records. Their music is described as dark, aggressive and emotional sound scapes fused wit...
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Truthseeker - Weightless at Dawn EP released on Hypnotic Dirge for free!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, January 12, 2013, In : Digital Only Releases 
Truthseeker is an instrumental rock band with a dense and atmospheric sound. Their debut EP "Weightless at Dawn" features 5 slow, cinematic tracks characterized by reverb-soaked lead guitars, huge drums, textural rhythm guitars and a thick distorted bass sound. Although there are no vocals, the artwork features poems for each of the EP's songs with the exception of "Submerged". There are traces of Prog-Rock, Metal, Post-Rock/Metal, Doom and Ambient music throughout the record's 23 minutes and...

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All Hypnotic Dirge releases on bandcamp available for free download from January 1-7, 2013

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, In : Other 
As a thank you for all of the support shown in 2012, Hypnotic Dirge Records has made all of the albums on the bandcamp page available for free download from January 1-7, 2013! Have a happy new year and thanks for continuing to lend your ears to the music released by our artists.

It would also be much appreciated if you could share the link to the Hypnotic Dirge bandcamp page (or individual album pages) to your friends or other like-minded people while these albums are available for free downlo...

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Hypnotic Dirge 2012/13 : Solipsist Anthems FREE DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE NOW!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, December 15, 2012, In : Digital Only Releases 
The fourth annual free digital Hypnotic Dirge compilation album is now available to stream and download! This year's edition has almost 2 and a half hours of music over 20 tracks from both Hypnotic Dirge artists, guests from Solitude Prod., and some bonus tracks! Also on this compilation is about 30 minutes of video, full album artwork, notes from all of the artists, and photography.  

DOWNLOAD/STREAM HERE


 
Hypnotic Dirge 2012/13  |  Solipsist Anthems

AUDIO
Main
1 - Odradek Room - Faded Reality
2 -...

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Distro Update: 36 New Titles

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, December 13, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
Distro Update: 36 new albums added to distro shop!

36 new titles from Arx Productions, Misanthropic Art Productions/Onion Music, Midwinter Records, Naturmacht Productions, Total Rust Music, God-is-Myth Records, and Order of Theta Records have been added to the Hypnotic Dirge distro shop.

HDR - D - 385 : Varulv - Hellish Presence
HDR - D - 386 : Atrium Noctis - Home
HDR - D - 387 : Arbor Ira - ...meine Traume, vergangene
HDR - D - 388 : Bard Brann/Ekove Efrits - Key to the Kingdom of Shadows
HDR - D...
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Ekove Efrits releases two new official t-shirts! [Raven/Eclipse]

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, December 1, 2012, In : T-Shirt releases 
Ekove Efrits releases two official T-shirts

The first two official T-shirts from the atmospheric black metal project from Tehren, Iran - Ekove Efrits are now available to order from Hypnotic Dirge! Ekove Efrits is the solo project of Saman Nu, a musician and graphic designer also known for his involvement in his other two solo projects, Silent Path and Inner Trip. Being a graphic designer has also allowed Saman to design his own album artwork up to this point as well as these two new shirt des...

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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.
To view the full list of Solitude Productions...
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ALBUM RELEASE: Subterranean Disposition - self-titled

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Release News 
*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 : Release News 
*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 : Digital Only Releases 
*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 : Release News 
*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 : Release News 
*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 : Release News 
*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 : Release News 
*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 : Release News 
*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 : Release News 
*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 : Digital Only Releases 
*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 : Digital Only Releases 
*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 : Release News 
*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 : Digital Only Releases 
*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 : Release News 
*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 : Digital Only Releases 
*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 : Digital Only Releases 
*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 : Digital Only Releases 
*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.