Hypnotic Dirge News and Updates

ALBUM RELEASE: Feral Light - Life Vapor

May 22, 2020
2020 marks the first release of Feral Light under the Hypnotic Dirge Records roster. The name is not new to the scene, being led by guitarist Andy Schoengrund (ex. Empires, ex. Wolvhammer), who formed Feral Light in 2015 with drummer Andrew Reesen, and shortly thereafter released a demo, an EP, and two full-lengths - 2017’s Void/Sanctity and 2019’s excellent Fear Rides a Shadow.

Firmly anchored in Blackened Post-Metal, Life Vapor - their third album -, not only builds up on the foundations of its predecessor, but it also cranks it up on all fronts. It instantly pulls you in with its killer mix of melodic and dissonant riffing, combining and incorporating various styles including elements of post-metal, black n roll, doom, and second-wave black metal. This album is loaded with catchy riffs and memorable hooks exhibiting momentous black n roll sections that transform into triumphant post-metal, somber doom metal, and everywhere in between. Life Vapor is an album that manages to explore a wide berth of what the blackened sub-genres can manifest while remaining rooted by strong and purposeful songwriting and a balanced mix that highlights the instrumentation.


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Digipack and Cover Artwork by: Unexpected Specter

Tracklist:
1 - Blood in Sand (7:32)
2 - Assuage (6:36)
3 - Walking Tomb (7:18)
4 - Last Gasp Invocation (7:26)
5 - Hex of Inverses (5:30)
6 - In Summation (5:03)
Total: 39:27

Recorded and mixed by Kyle Kaliszewski 
Mastered by James Plotkin 
Artwork and layout by Unexpected Specter, Logo by Heath Rave 

A note on orders:
Everything in the Feral Light bundle is in stock except for the CD's which are expected to arrive before the end of the month.  If you've ordered a shirt, expect your order to ship this weekend, but if you ordered a bundle or CD, it will be approximately another week until your order is shipped.

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WEBSHOP UPDATE: Avantgarde Music titles added

May 18, 2020
We have new titles from Avantgarde Music available in our shop!


AV325 A Pale December - The Shrine of Primal Fire
AV361 Suicide Forest
AV362 Violet Cold - kOsmik
AV363 Nyss - Depayser
AV365 Aeon Winds - Stormveiled
AV366 Psicosfera - Beta
AV370 Funeral Oration - Elipha’s Love
AV371 The Ember, The Ash - consciousness torn from the void
AV375 Ison - Inner Space
AV379 Dzo-Nga - Thunder in the Mountains
AV380 sivyj yar - rope
AV382 Vastigr - Aura Aeternitatis

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VINYL RELEASE: NONE - Life has gone on long enough

May 7, 2020
Following the vinyl release of NONE’s debut album earlier this year, Hypnotic Dirge and Viridian Flame are thrilled to announce a vinyl release date for NONE’s second chapter “Life has gone on long enough.”

Written during the latter half of 2017, and originally released on CD and Digital formats on April 11, 2018, this momentous album will now also be available in vinyl format beginning July 3, 2020.

Much like the first record, this one will also be released in an edition of 300 copies,...

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SONG PREMIERE: Omination - The Pale Horseman

May 1, 2020
A new stand-alone track from the Apocalyptic Funeral Doom project "Omination" is now released! 
This track, entitled "The Pale Horseman" and spanning nearly 30 minutes is a commentary and interpretation of the COVID-19 pandemic.



Available to stream and download for free on Bandcamp and Youtube.
Spotify, Apple Music, etc will follow shortly.

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PRE-ORDERS: Feral Light - Life Vapor

May 1, 2020
We have launched pre-orders for the release of Feral Light's third full-length album "Life Vapor" which will be officially released on May 22, 2020!



Already there are two songs streaming from the album, "Assuage" and "Walking Tomb" which premiered on No Clean Singing and Toilet Ov Hell respectively

Alongside the album release on digipack CD format, are a new Feral Light shirt - featuring a front and upper back print, an embroidered patch of Feral Light's "Shield" emblem, as well as an all-weath...

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MERCH: Altars of Grief - "Eight of Swords" Shirts / Hoodies

April 23, 2020
Last week, we took some shots of the new Altars of Grief merch, designed by Dylan Garrett Smith.
"Eight of Swords" shirts and hoodies are available and shipping now!







Model: Viviana Aaren
Shirts printed by: Cursed Earth Apparel

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ALBUM RELEASE: Forlesen - Hierophant Violent

April 18, 2020
Today we release the debut album from Forlesen, entitled "Hierophant Violent", a sombre and reflective procession apt for our apocalyptic reality.

Since the launch of the abridged version of the advance track "Nightbridge", we have been in eager anticipation of this date, where we finally get to share the entire piece, in full, as intended.
This is an album that should be experienced late at night with quality headphones and an attentive mind so that is the reason for the midnight launch. If yo...

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SONG PREMIERE: Feral Light - Walking Tomb

April 18, 2020
We are pleased to unveil another offering from the upcoming Feral Light album "Life Vapor". Toilet ov Hell is premiering the track "Walking Tomb"

"Kicking off with a lumbering and extensively layered first few minutes, the twang-tinged tremolos culminate in the mid-section where the previous 3 minutes of tension cohere into a more focussed and upbeat attack. The production has an organic feel which is perfectly suited to this type of forward-thinking black metal, echoing the dismal yet addicti...

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VIDEO RELEASE: Maeskyyrn - Of Forests and Troubled Pasts

April 5, 2020
Presenting the first video clip from Maeskyyrn, taken from their debut album "Interlude", released in October 2019.



Concept: Saemyaza, The Last Eye & Harslingoth The Overseer
Directed by: Saemyaza, The Last Eye &Harslingoth, The Overseer
Editing by: Kerouac Productions 

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Maeskyyrn is a black metal entity born of Montreal, Quebec, in 2017. It released a first demo, “Thoughts Of Shattered Dreams,” in January 2018, a...

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VIDEO CLIP TEASER: Maeskyyrn - Of Forests And Troubled Pasts

March 27, 2020
On October 17, 2019, we released the debut full-length from Maeskyyrn, entitled "Interlude". 
Since then, the band has worked tirelessly on a video clip for the track "Of Forests and Troubled Pasts"
We will unveil the video in full next Friday, April 3, 2020


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