Hypnotic Dirge News and Updates

VIDEO CLIP: The Haunting Green - Where Nothing Grows

November 17, 2019
The brand new video clip for "Where Nothing Grows" is premiering today! This date of November 17 holding a special significance for the members of The Haunting Green makes today's premiere the perfect time to bring forth a visual representation for this track, and the "Natural Extinctions" album as a whole.

Doomed & Stoned also wrote an article to coincide with the video premiering:

"Their latest effort, ‘Natural Extinctions’ (2019) is their first full-length record, and dabbles in strains of funeral and ritual doom, as well. The new album “explores the inability of human beings to preserve their innocence and the bond with nature during their existence.” Fans of Amenra and Trypticon with find much to love here, as will any adventurous soul that follows Doomed & Stoned.

“This isn’t an ordinary concept album,” the band discloses. “Actually, there is a hidden thread connecting the seven tracks, relating the inevitable destiny of every human being to inhibit, suppress and lose, along his life, some of the most pure and atavistic aspects of their own soul, to adapt and live with the hostile environment that surrounds him. Adaptability on the one hand strengthens and leads to move forward, but, on the other hand, corrupts and makes us lose the most spiritual and pure side of us: the most precious.”

Natural Extinctions is a contemplative, at times harrowing, listen that kept me engaged throughout. To start the week, Doomed & Stoned is giving you a look and a listen to the new music video, “Where Nothing Grows, beautifully shot by Maurizio Polese, Laura Sans, and Massimo Cracco, and directed by Maurizio Polese and Chantal Fresco."

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Video Credits: 
Written by: Chantal Fresco

Maurizio Polese
Laura Sans
Massimo Cracco

Directed by:
Maurizio Polese and Chantal Fresco

Chantal Fresco
La Sacra

Thanks to:
Marina Bettarini - MB All Around Horses
Carlo Narduzzi
Massimo Cracco
Anna Della Bona

Music by The Haunting Green - "Where Nothing Grows"
From the album: "Natural Extinctions" (2019; Hypnotic Dirge Records)


Altars of Grief announces indefinite hiatus

November 15, 2019

Dear friends,

Unfortunately, after six years as a band, we’re announcing that we have decided to put Altars of Grief on hiatus for an indefinite period of time.

Words can’t express how grateful we are to everyone who’s followed us on this journey, and to all of the wonderful people we’ve had the privilege of meeting over the years. When we formed this band back in 2013, we couldn’t have imagined that it would grow into what it is now, or the kind of impact that it’s come to have on ...

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The Haunting Green - Where Nothing Grows [Teaser]

November 15, 2019
The Haunting Green - Where Nothing Grows
Video coming 17.11.2019.

Concept by: Chantal Fresco
Directed by: Maurizio Polese
Shot by: Maurizio Polese and Laura Sans

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Nachtterror Tarot Cards are here...orders shipping soon

November 15, 2019
Nachtterror tarot cards are in...finally!!

These original drawings by guitarist Lord Maelkleth will be included in every CD order of "Judgement".

You can place your order for "Judgement" on our official webshop.

Shipping will begin this weekend.
Thanks everyone for your patience!

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DIGITAL RELEASE: Sertraline - These Mills Are Oceans

November 13, 2019
Fresh off the release of "From Both Our Hands" and their eastern North American tour this summer, Sertraline returns with "These Mills Are Oceans", another sublime collection of songs that will conjure up a plethora of emotion through its fantastic use of dynamics and juxtaposition between delicate and ominous atmospheres and vibrant crescendos of lush and mesmerizing sections that feel deeply cathartic. From the start of "Eyes As Tableau", Sertraline will enthrall, enchant, hypnotize and hol...

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UPCOMING DIGITAL EP: Sertraline - These Mills Are Oceans

November 5, 2019
Next Tuesday, we will be releasing Sertraline's new EP "These Mills Are Oceans" on digital platforms such as Bandcamp, Youtube, Spotify, Google Play, etc.

This EP is set to $3.00 for the duration of pre-orders.
75% of donations will go to Sertraline, 25% will go to Hypnotic Dirge.

The album will be set as a "Name-your-price" download starting on its release date.
No preview tracks will be shared ahead of time, but the full EP will be released in 6 days.

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Hypnotic Dirge Records is now based in Victoria, BC

November 5, 2019
Hypnotic Dirge is now officially located in Victoria, BC, Canada.

It won't be immediate, but orders will begin to ship out over the course of the next 1-2 weeks. This process might take a bit longer than initially expected as many of the boxes are still in Canada Post's warehouses and there is quite a backlog of orders.

Quite behind on emails and messages as well so please wait up to 1-2 weeks for a response. I will try my best to get caught up as soon as possible!

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ALBUM RELEASE: Maeskyyrn - Interlude

October 18, 2019
Today, we are pleased to reveal Maeskyyrn's debut album "Interlude" in full!

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The physical manifestation of "Interlude" is presented in a 6 panel digipack with an accompanying 8 page booklet featuring the album's lyrics.

A limited Maeskyyrn long-sleeve shirt is also available with front, back, and sleeve prints featuring the "Interlude" album cover in addition to the Maeskyyrn logo on the back, and their impressively detailed sigil, as the sleeve pri...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Nachtterror - Judgement

October 17, 2019
Today (October 10) marks the official release day of Nachtterror's Judgement album! Judgement has been in the works for many years, so it is with great collective relief and pleasure that we are able to finally make this colossal Symphonic Black Metal album available to the public. You can now stream the album in full on our Bandcamp page or Youtube Channel, in addition to streaming services such as Spotify.

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PRE-ORDERS: Maeskyyrn - Interlude

October 4, 2019
We are now accepting pre-orders for "Interlude", the debut album from the Atmospheric Black Metal band Maeskyyrn, hailing from Québec.

"Interlude" will be presented in a 6 panel digipack with an accompanying 8 page booklet featuring the album's lyrics.

In addition, a limited Maeskyyrn long-sleeve shirt is also available with front, back, and sleeve prints featuring the "Interlude" album cover in addition to the Maeskyyrn logo on the back, and their impressively detailed sigil as the sleeve pri...

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