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

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, December 6, 2013 Under: Hypnotic Dirge Records
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 idea was to try to have a similar "feeling" throughout and to make each compilation more digestible rather than a huge monolithic entity. 


Here are the track lists and streaming/downloading links:

The Wild Haunts Us Still; Decay and Atrophy

I - Frigoris - Frühlingsnacht (7:10)
II - Obsidian Tongue - My Hands were Made to Hold the Wind (7:47)
III - Galaktik Cancer Squad - In Lichterlosen Weiten (12:02)
IV - Psychotic Gardening - Withering Servant (5:40) 
V - Zgard - Stars in the Night Sky (7:44)
VI - In my Shiver - Lullaby (The Cure Cover) (7:34)
VII - Windbruch - No More Entry, No More Exit (10:24)
VIII - Epitimia - A Flash Before Death (6:24)
IX - In my Shiver - Empty Wealth (8:58) 
X - netra - Enter the Void (7:08) 
XI - Ekove Efrits - Public Theatre (5:26)
XII - Dråpsnatt - Gasten (8:02) 


The Wild Haunts Us Still; Disillusionment and Indifference

XIII - Lycanthia - Ablaze the Wheel Turns (6:06)
XIV - Wine From Tears - Allergic Sun (6:30)
XV - As Autumn Calls - Darkness Everlasting (8:23)
XVI - stroszek - the house told me (4:23)
XVII - Subterranean Disposition - Frozen (Madonna Cover) (8:03) 
XVIII - Cuckoo’s Nest - So close, too far away (8:55)
XIX - Truthseeker - Footprints (4:43)
XX - Odradek Room - Inflorescence of silence (6:25)
XXI - Vin de Mia Trix - Metamorphosis (8:19)
XXII - Negative Voice - Euphoria from being Depressed (6:30)
XXIII - Subterranean Disposition - Wooden Kimono Fixative [demo] (11:04)
XXIV - stroszek - tecumseh valley (5:39) (Townes Van Zandt Cover) 


More Info:
The first “disc” entitled “The Wild Haunts Us Still; Decay and Atrophy” presenting the more Black Metal-related side includes material from Hypnotic Dirge artists Obsidian Tongue, Frigoris, Galaktik Cancer Squad, In my Shiver, Ekove Efrits, netra, Windbruch, and Epitimia while also presenting guest bands Zgard, Psychotic Gardening, and Dråpsnatt. Also of note on this tracklist is the In my Shiver cover song of “Lullaby” from The Cure.

The second “disc” - entitled “The Wild Haunts Us Still; Disillusionment and Indifference” presenting the Doom Metal related material includes tracks from Lycanthia, Odradek Room, Vin de Mia Trix, Subterranean Disposition, and stroszek from the Hypnotic Dirge side, while also including Wine From Tears, Negative Voice, Cuckoo’s Nest, As Autumn Calls, and Truthseeker (Brendan from Obsidian Tongue’s other project) as guest artists and including two widely different cover songs, one of which is Madonna`s “Frozen” covered by Subterranean Disposition and including a guest saxaphone appearance and the other being “tecumseh valley”, a Townes Van Zandt song covered by stroszek.

We hope the two compilation albums released simultaneously will serve as a nice introduction to Hypnotic Dirge if you’re unfamiliar with the label, while also simply being a nice collection of songs from the Black Metal and Doom Metal underground, especially from particularly eclectic and experimental artists. Those familiar with HDR already will hopefully find the compilation fresh and interesting regardless due to the additions of all the guest appearances and exclusive cover songs.

All donations made until December 6 on the compilation albums will go towards Nine Gates Records' fundraising efforts for Rory which you can read more about HERE. Help them get to $1000 by December 6, which is their goal for a very noble cause. In a country without universal healthcare, paying for cancer treatment is an incredibly expensive endeavor and can easily put families into bankruptcy. Mike from Nine Gates will be delivering all of the money raised  to the family in person on December 7. 

Artwork photography by: Ascendent Vague Aliens 
Artwork design by: Alexander Machtakov 

Thanks to all the bands and artists for participating!

UPDATE - DECEMBER 7: Thanks to everyone who made donations on the compilation! We raised $74.00 for Nine Gates Records' initiative and in total Mike/Nine Gates Records was able to raise $1021.00!!

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