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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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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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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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.