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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.
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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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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.
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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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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" 
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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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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. 
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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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Hypnotic Dirge Interview with Doommantia [April 15, 2012]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Interviews 
*Originally posted April 15, 2012
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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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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
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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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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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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
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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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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.
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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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*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.