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UPCOMING RELEASE: Urbain - A Soul Purged

July 28, 2023
Once again, we will be premiering a new record using the new Bandcamp Listening Party feature!

Join us at 5:30PM GMT+1 (Lisbon, Portugal time) FRIDAY July 28 as we premiere the urban symphony of Urbain's debut album - A Soul Purged

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"Urbain's debut album A Soul Purged is a cathartic scream into the void, a sonic portrait of a world spiraling into the depths of indifference and ignorance. For those with the stomach to face the unadulterated reality of our urban dystopia, Urbain serves as a brutal yet thought-provoking guide, brandishing music as a torch to illuminate the darkness.

Drawing its somber inspirations from the fallout of a pandemic that stripped cities down to their marrow - revealing the ominous DNA coiled within - Urbain reflects upon the despair that lurks beneath the surface of urban life. From our ego's toxic grip on our perceptions to our dwindling connection with nature and the very sustenance we consume, the band brings to the surface the grotesque nature of our everyday reality. With every scream and shattering guitar riff, Urbain exposes a world where empathy is eclipsed by the self-absorption of the modern denizen, a disturbing commentary on our times. And then Urbain goes further by peeling back even darker layers of the city's skin - taking a critical and daring plunge into the abyss of human trafficking, unafraid to confront the sinister side of urban life, a societal malignancy that goes largely unseen.

The band’s visceral expression of this painful reality is meant to strike a chord that resonates deep within our collective conscience. With A Soul PurgedUrbain offers a brutally candid sonic reflection of our times, an outcry against the inhumane aspects of modern urban life."

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UPCOMING RELEASE: Notturno - Inside

July 28, 2023
It wasn't long ago that Notturno introduced themselves to the world with their grief-striken debut album Obsessions, a worthy debut album from the Italian depressive black metal project headed by Vittorio Sabelli ( Dawn Of A Dark Age , Incantvm, A.M.E.N). Almost immediately after the release of Obsessions, Notturno began work on their follow-up effort Inside which will be released through Hypnotic Dirge Records this fall.


The rich textures and nocturnal mood of the debut remains but on In...

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SONG PREMIERE: Claret Ash - Ground Dweller [2023]

July 28, 2023
Today we premiere the second track from the upcoming Claret Ash EP Worldtorn: Anemoia. Long time listeners of Claret Ash might recognize this track from their first album released 10 years ago, but now it has finally been given the proper treatment and sounds as it should!

Worldtorn: Anemoia comes out on Hypnotic Dirge in less than a month - August 11

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July 28, 2023
The release of Urbain's debut album A Soul Purged fast approaches and today we release another track from the record, the closer No God to Greet Me

Pre-order A Soul Purged
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Urbain's debut album "A Soul Purged" is a cathartic scream into the void, a sonic portrait of a world spiraling into the depths of indifference and ignorance.

Drawing its somber inspirations from the fallout of a pandemic that stripped cities down to their marrow, Urbain refl...

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UPCOMING RELEASE: KINGS ROT - At the Gates of Adversarial Darkness

July 5, 2023
Formed in 2017 in the frozen Rockies of Alberta, Canada, Kings Rot is a three piece black metal band that blends blazing melodies with crushing aggression to yield an atmosphere of impending doom. This fall, Kings Rot will release their second full-length album At the Gates of Adversarial Darkness on Hypnotic Dirge Records, first on CD/Digital formats on September 22 and later in the year on LP.

The title track from At the Gates of Adversarial Darkness is streaming now on Bandcamp, Youtube, an...

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June 30, 2023
Today marks the official release date of NONE's fourth album Inevitable

Main Store : "Inevitable" CD | "Inevitable" DLP
EU Store : "Inevitable" CD | "Inevitable" DLP
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The reclusive NONE return in 2023 with their fourth chapter, their longest and darkest work. “Inevitable” is the culmination of their musical legacy, evoking the signature depressive atmosphere that has struck listeners across the globe. Like the last stage of grief, “Inevitable” is a black, nihil...

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DIGITAL RELEASE / CD PRE-ORDERS: Subterranean Disposition - Individuation

June 28, 2023
Seven long years on from their sophomore release, Subterranean Disposition returns in 2023 with a new full-length work, Individuation.

Main Store : "Individuation" CD | Discography Bundle
EU Store : "Individuation" CD | Discography Bundle
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Building on previous releases, a self-titled debut in 2012 and Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure in 2016, this third outing sees Dan Nahum return to the drum throne, as well as the addition of Justin Min, a live member of the...

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PRE-ORDERS: Urbain - A Soul Purged

June 9, 2023
Exploring the inner landscapes of modern society, Urbain is set to launch their debut album A Soul Purged on July 28. Today, we have the pleasure of sharing Urbain's sound for the very first time, premiering Unseen - a track about the horrors of human trafficking. 

We are also launching pre-orders for the CD edition A Soul Purged at the links below! Vinyl enthusiasts, not to worry, there will be an LP version of this record as well so keep an eye out for more news on that soon.

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PRE-ORDERS: Claret Ash - Worldtorn: Anemoia

June 7, 2023
Atmospheric reigns supreme in Claret Ash's majestic return. Five years removed from their last full-length, the double-album The Great Adjudication Australian Melodic Black Metal band Claret Ash are ready to present a new EP Worldtorn: Anemoia - the second installment in its recently launched 'Worldtorn' series. Weaving together narratives among common threads of collapse, resiliency, symbiosis, and renewal, Worldtorn - a concept yet in its infancy - seeks to explore various facets of post-ap...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Inherus - Beholden

May 26, 2023
Today marks the release of Inherus' debut album Beholden - a monumental album featuring members of Lotus Thief, Forlesen, Botanist, and Witch Kiss spanning 60 minutes, seamlessly drifting between progressive doom, psyche-rock, and black metal!

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Due to an unexpected artwork delay last month, we're still awaiting the arrival of the CD's from the plant, but we spoke to the plant a couple days ago and the CD's are expected to ...

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