Hypnotic Dirge News and Updates

SONG PREMIERE: Ov Shadows - Den Eld Som Tär Och Förvrider

July 30, 2020
Thanks to Moshpitnation for premiering this and offering their thoughts on the album!!



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"Today, we have the distinct honor of premiering the track Den Eld Som Tär Och Förvrider by Ov Shadows. The torturous nightmare of a track is the opener from the upcoming sophomore full length release I Djävulens Avbild coming soon from the Swedish band in collaboration with Hypnotic Dirge Records.

I love dissonant black metal, well dissonant metal in general. On I Djävulens Avbild, Ov Shadows show themselves to be masters of the craft. The album is an exceptionally intense listen, certainly in the running for the best and most visceral release in this style this year. The seven tracks don’t make for a comfortable listen, but face it, that’s not what you are looking for if you’re pressing play on this. You’re looking for something that rips your psyche out through your entrails and combs through its shattered bits for the essential pieces. This album is that something."

 I Djävulens Avbild will be released on Friday August 28


 

SONG PREMIERE: Wills Dissolve - Echoes (excerpt)

July 30, 2020
Head over to No Clean Singing to finally listen to an excerpt from the upcoming Wills Dissolve album, "Echoes"



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The phenomenally good Texas-based prog/death band Wills Dissolve are returning with their second album, set for release on August 28th by Hypnotic Dirge Records. It's an endlessly fascinating 32-minute single piece that narrates the interstellar journey of an astronaut in search of a new home for the last remnants of humanity. 

Today we’re presenting only an ex...

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PRE-ORDERS: Wills Dissolve - Echoes

July 24, 2020
We are launching pre-orders for Wills Dissolve' second full-length album "Echoes" today!

Following on the comet tail of their debut album "The Heavens Are Not On Fire...", Wills Dissolve direct their gaze upon the cosmos once again in “Echoes”, their sophomore album presented as a 32 minute exploration of the loneliness and sacrifice of astro-technological advancement. Though once again rooted in progressive metal, “Echoes” incorporates a wide range of styles to tell the tale of an ast...

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PRE-ORDERS: Ov Shadows - I Djävulens Avbild

July 18, 2020
We are launching pre-orders for Ov Shadows' second full-length album "I Djävulens Avbild" today!

This time around, we opted for less items in the bundles but improved the quality of the main items included. The CD is presented as a 4 panel digipack with an 8 page booklet, complete with 4/4 print (no unprinted sections between the panels) and 18pt cardboard stock rather than the standard 15pt, so the digipack itself should be sturdier and thicker. The official shirt for "I Djävulens Avbild" h...

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SONG PREMIERE: Ov Shadows - Under Dödens Vingar

July 14, 2020
Here is the first premiere from the forthcoming Ov Shadows album "I Djävulens Avbild", streaming  exclusively on No Clean Singing



"The title of the song is “Under Dödens Vingar” (Under the Wings of Death). Immediately, the music surrounds us with dense waves of tremolo’d riffing accompanied by enormous drum detonations and heavyweight bass pulsations. The music has a majestic but sorrowing resonance that immerses the senses, its wrenching gloom shredded by caustic shrieks and increasin...

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TRAILER: Wills Dissolve releases video trailer for upcoming record "Echoes"

July 8, 2020
Presenting the first extended taste of the forthcoming Wills Dissolve record "Echoes", here is the first of three trailers with excerpts from the 32 minute track as well as the band's thoughts and perspectives on the record. Today, Guitarists/Vocalists Andrew Caruana and Nick Block discuss themes, concept, and influences.



Following on the comet tail of their debut album "The Heavens Are Not On Fire...", Wills Dissolve direct their gaze upon the cosmos once again in “Echoes”, their sophomor...

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ALBUM NEWS: Ov Shadows unveils cover art and tracklist for upcoming release “I Djävulens Avbild"

July 7, 2020
Ov Shadows unveils the cover art for their upcoming album  “I Djävulens Avbild" due for release on Hypnotic Dirge Records on August 14, 2020. The cover art for “I Djävulens Avbild" was designed by the enigmatic Mister snöpuls



The new record  "I Djävulens Avbild" presents Ov Shadows at an unprecedented ferocity and forward-momentum, and apparently very intent on proving that to their listeners immediately, as pummeling drums and a heavy galloping riff fill the speakers within seconds of...

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VINYL RELEASE: NONE - Life has gone on long enough [Release / Update]

July 3, 2020
Today is officially the release date for the vinyl pressing of NONE's second album. Sadly, the vinyl are still in transit from Europe. I checked the tracking numbers this morning and it seems like they are about 1-2 weeks from arriving. As soon as they arrive, we'll work our asses off to get ALL the orders out within 3-4 days so I just ask for your patience for a little while longer!







If you've ordered the repress of the long-sleeve "A Coffin for a Bed" shirt, that's expected to arrive here eit...

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ALBUM NEWS: Wills Dissolve unveils cover art for upcoming release “Echoes”

July 2, 2020
Following on the comet tail of their debut album "The Heavens Are Not On Fire...", Wills Dissolve direct their gaze upon the cosmos once again in “Echoes”, their sophomore album presented as a single track, 32-minute exploration of the loneliness and sacrifice of astro-technological advancement. Though once again rooted in progressive metal, “Echoes” incorporates a wide range of styles to tell the tale of an astronaut on a dangerous and vital deep space expedition. Allow yourself to b...

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ALBUM NEWS: Marche Funèbre unveils cover art and tracklist for upcoming release "Einderlicht"

June 26, 2020
Right on time to make the best out of the weekend, we can now give you more details on the next Marche Funèbre album “Einderlicht”, and see with rapt attention the magnificent cover artwork, once again delivered by
Brooke Shaden Photography.



In this fourth album, without relinquishing their doom/death metal background, and never becoming complacent when trying to find new approaches to extreme metal, Marche Funèbre gives us a collection of powerful solid riffs and catchy tunes (yes!), ...

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