Hypnotic Dirge Updates and News

NEW PROJECT: Тишина (Silence)

April 7, 2022
Founded by Serbian musician Branislav Panić, Тишина (Silence) is a new melodic death-doom project preparing to release its debut album 'Увод...' ('Introduction...') this spring.

Unlike Panić's Blackened Death Metal project Bane, Тишина is at its core a death-doom metal project, initially born as a side-project to explore the slower, deeper and more emotional side of music, and influenced by giants such as Saturnus, October Tide, Mourning Beloveth, and Doom:vs, among others. 'Увод...' ('Introduction...') came mainly from the book of poems 'Nad Vodama Aheronta', written by Serbian author Predrag Rava. For a debut album, 'Увод...' is an impressively cohesive and potent doom metal album, combining a exquisite blend of mid-paced melodic riffs, blackened sections, and various shifts in atmosphere and tone throughout its playtime. Above all, the compositional skill is immediately apparent - not in the sense of overtly technical riffs, but in the ease in which these songs (and the album as a single entity as well) flow with a near-perfect sense of direction, purpose, and momentum.

Originally written in 2020, and recorded the following year at various home studios before finally getting the proper treatment at HellSound Studio in the Czech Republic, 'Увод...' ('Introduction...') will be co-released between Hypnotic Dirge (Canada), Satanath Records (Russia), and The End of Times Records (Ireland) on May 30, 2022

PRE-ORDERS: Notturno - Obsessions

April 1, 2022
We are launching pre-orders for NOTTURNO's "Obsessions" today!

In addition to the CD's, we also have shirts and bundles available, which includes the following:

NOTTURNO - Obsessions Shirt [Printed on Gildan Softstyles; Available in sizes S - XXL]
NOTTURNO - Obsessions [CD; Digipack; 2022]
NOTTURNO Embroidered Logo Patch [5" x 3" (12.5cm x 7.5cm)]
NOTTURNO Signed Postcard [4" x 6" (10cm x 15cm)]
NOTTURNO Magnet [3" x 3" (7.5cm x 7.5cm)]
NOTTURNO Logo Sticker [3.5" x 2" (8.5cm x 5cm)]

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SONG PREMIERE: Notturno - Falling

March 31, 2022
After announcing the signing of Notturno and imminent release of their debut album "Obsessions", we made you all wait quite a while before giving you a taste of the record. That ends today with Toilet ov Hell premiering the track "Falling", which you can listen to at this link.

Speaking about the song, Notturno founder offered the following perspective: 

“Falling” is the first song revealed from the debut album of Notturno, titled obsessions.
[it is] a song that embodies the sweetness of the...

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February 23, 2022
Swampborn is an experimental/post-black metal band from Russia, founded in 2011 by Rgrd (all instruments) and Sur (vocals). Originally based in a depressive industrial city, the band later relocated to Saint-Petersburg where it continued working on its debut full-length album “Beyond Ratio”.

Swampborn incorporates a myriad of black metal styles and influences into a sound that is still cohesive and purposeful, driven forward with blazing riffs, blast beats, and an aggressive raspy vocal pe...

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ALBUM COVER: Notturno - Obsessions

February 21, 2022
A few days ago we announced our collaboration with NOTTURNO, the latest addition to our roster, and today, we are pleased to reveal the exquisite album cover for their upcoming album "Obsessions", shot and conceptualized by photographer Riccardo Ziosi and featuring the model Michela Suffritti.

"Obsessions" is the debut album of the newest project of multi-instrumentalist Vittorio Sabelli (Dawn of a Dark Age, Suici.De.Pression) called NOTTURNO. A melancholic trip into the obsessive compulsions ...

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February 18, 2022
I've been trying to stay more consistent with regular distro updates, so here are another bundle of new additions to the shop, this time from Sweden's Black Lion Records!

We also have the new Kvaen album in stock as well, although the release date isn't until March 25 so we will only be taking pre-orders on those for now.

New additions:
Mist of Misery - Absence
Frowning - Extinct
Meadows End - Sojourn
Meadows End - The Grand Antiquation
Mist of Misery - Unalterable
Bleeding Utopia - Where ...

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WEBSHOP ADDITIONS: Transcending Obscurity Records

February 13, 2022
The mighty Transcending Obscurity needs no introduction, and we're pleased to announce that we've massively expanded upon our distribution of their titles! Last night, we added 29 new Transcending Obscurity titles to our shop, released between 2019-2021 and spanning the gamut of genres from dissonant Black Metal, atmospheric funeral doom, melodic Doom Metal and a lot more.

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If there seems to be enough interest in these Transcending Obscurity releases, we'll be sure to continue to imp...

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February 11, 2022
Hypnotic Dirge is pleased to announce its collaboration with NOTTURNO, a new project founded by multi-instrumentalist Vittorio Sabelli (Dawn of a Dark Age, Suici.De.Pression), and featuring female vocalist Kjiel (Eyelessight), and drummer Sven.

NOTTURNO develops its atmosphere through lengthy songs with strong dynamics and pacing, keeping the listener lost in a reverie and crafting an immersive experience at once melancholic and infectious.
The debut album, entitled "Obsessions" is a meditative...

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VINYL PRE-ORDERS: All three NONE albums available on vinyl again

January 8, 2022
These literal and figurative dark times seem like the appropriate moment to draw some attention to NONE, to inform you that we are now taking pre-orders for the 2022 editions of NONE vinyl!

Unlike the original vinyl pressings, this repress will only include classic black vinyl, as we wanted the previous variants to retain its value and uniqueness in appreciation of those who pre-ordered the original pressing. Never-the-less, the 2022 editions still include vinyl-only bonuses such as the bonus ...

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Information about the NONE 2022 vinyl pressings and pre-orders:

January 7, 2022
It is finally that time.
Many of you have asked when we would repress the NONE albums on vinyl.

These days, vinyl production can have an 6 month turnaround time, but we were fortunate to have these produced and shipped to us much sooner than expected!

Therefore, we are making all three NONE albums available to pre-order beginning on Saturday January 8, 2022 at 10AM PST. Orders will begin to ship out in late January.

More important notes:
When we released the original vinyl pressings of these album...

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