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ALBUM RELEASE: Mavradoxa - Nightmarrow

May 2, 2019
Mavradoxa's third full-length album "Nightmarrow" is officially released today!

The CD version of "Nightmarrow" is available to order on the Hypnotic Dirge webshop. In addition, a Nightmarrow bundle which included the CD, a shirt, a signed card, button, and sticker is also available, as is a CD pack which included Mavradoxa's 2017 full-length "Lethean Lament". 

For those who prefer digital, the album is available on Bandcamp as a "Name-your-price" download, as well as streaming on Spotify, iTunes, Youtube, etc


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Album notes:
After hunkering down to record this winter, Laurentian Black Metal band Mavradoxa has completed work on their third album, Nightmarrow, following 2016's Sojourners and 2017's Lethean Lament. Mavradoxa's third album, although related to the tonal atmosphere and character of previous albums sees the band developing and intensifying their song-writing ability crafting simultaneously cohesive yet unpredictable songs with a progressive hue that is still rooted in Atmospheric Black Metal. 

Nightmarrow is a meditation on the isolation and hopelessness of our age (particularly in the realm of the urban), and the consequences of technology and voracious consumption of resources. The nightmarrow, the specters here are the distillation of our negative qualities: the interminable urge to consume, to control, and the chaos that results, this malevolent part of our human nature lurking in all the woe and decay we've created. 

The spirit of the album is rooted in the cycle of bloom and decay. It juxtaposes the purity of nature and the encroaching venom of urbanity. It contemplates the futility of technological advancement. It questions what would become of the planet if we continue down our current path into annihilation, if it would be left a hollow shell, or if new life could ever bloom in the soil of our remains. 

Nightmarrrow was Engineered by Nicholas Alan at Subterranean Studios, Mixed by Stephen Parker (Pillorian, Maestus) and Mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx Recording. 

The album artwork for Nightmarrow was concocted by Dylan Garrett Smith, an artist whose work similarly conjures humanity's relationship and growing distance with the natural world. 

Reviews:
"Nightmarrow is a very strong follow up to a very strong second album. Very highly recommended for anyone with a taste for black metal with real personality and character."
-Wonderbox Metal

"Nightmarrow is a stunning piece of work. A genuinely original piece of work in a genre that is packed full of generic bands. ... This is one of the most original black metal albums I have heard in many years.  I’ve felt as excited about it as I was the first time I heard black metal. It is beautiful, nasty, hypnotising, cathartic, aggressive, blasting and sublime."
-Musipedia of Metal

"Mavradoxa have always excelled at capturing the beauty of nature through the power of well composed music."
-Welcome to the Metal

"This is the kind of melodic black metal I come for, and this one will keep me interested for a while to come."
-Nine Circles

Tracklist:
1 - Maple (7:41)
2 - The Carrion Shade (9:25)
3 - Nightmarrow (9:34)
4 - Rustling Leaves (1:45)
5 - Black Crystal Snowfall (10:57)
6 - Umbra (3:40)
Total Length: 43:05

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PRE-ORDERS: Kval - Laho

April 26, 2019
We are now accepting pre-orders for “Laho”, the second full-length album from the Atmospheric Black Metal Kval, hailing from Vantaa, Finland!!

In addition to the new album "Laho" presented in a 6 panel digipack, there is also a "Laho" bundle comprising of the CD, a Laho shirt with the Kval sigil designed by Moonroot Art, a round woven patch of this Kval sigil, a Kval logo sticker, a postcard featuring artwork from inside the digipack signed by the artist, as well as a button of the album a...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Il Vuoto - Her Fragile Limbs

April 24, 2019
The second full-length album from the Atmospheric Doom Metal band Il Vuoto was released this winter on Hypnotic Dirge Records. "Vastness", exploring sorrow from different perspectives today receives a visual treatment in the form of a stunningly poignant music video for the track "Her Fragile Limbs", crafted by Wikked Twist Media!!

We have been waiting to share this for quite some time, but finally the day is here!
Thanks to Cvlt Nation for helping out with the premiere.


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SONG PREMIERE: Mavradoxa - Nightmarrow

April 24, 2019
No Clean Singing is premiering the title track from Mavradoxa's upcoming album "Nightmarrow"


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"Musically, these dire musings and dreadful warnings are voiced in emotionally powerful music, through gloomy yet gleaming riffs accented by fretless bass, by the crack and clatter of vibrant drumming, and by scorching vocal fury. The music is atmospheric, in the sense that it generates pervasive moods of beleaguered futility as well as glimpses of the wonder that is relentlessly ...

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Mavradoxa - Nightmarrow [Teaser]

April 17, 2019




Release: May 2, 2019
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Album notes:
After hunkering down to record this winter, Laurentian Black Metal band Mavradoxa has completed work on their third album, Nightmarrow, following 2016's Sojourners and 2017's Lethean Lament. Mavradoxa's third album, although related to the tonal atmosphere and character of previous albums sees the band developing and intensifying their song-writing ability crafting simultaneously cohesive yet...

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ALBUM RELEASE: NONE - Damp Chill of Life

April 11, 2019
The third album from the enigmatic and anonymous entity NONE is now officially released!

"Damp Chill of Life" is available to order on the Hypnotic Dirge webshop, as well as exclusive hoodie and shirt bundles, and a discography pack..

The hoodie and shirt bundles come with a limited NONE patch and button, as well as some other unannounced extras which will be thrown into your pack!

These bundles will only be available for a limited time and once they are gone, they are gone. The "Damp Chill of L...

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DIGITAL RELEASE: Hypnotic Dirge Records Compilation 2019 | The Depth of the Abyss Knows No Bounds

April 8, 2019
Hypnotic Dirge presents its latest compilation album, entitled "The Depth of the Abyss Knows No Bounds".  

This is our first compilation album since the Subarctic Nocturnes Trilogy and includes tracks from both recent and upcoming releases. 



Tracklist:
1 - Marche Funèbre - Death Wish Woman
2 - Mavradoxa - Maple
3 - Ah Ciliz - People of the Stars
4 - Eave - Each Fang Falls
5 - Omgeving - VI - Eenzaamheid in Extase
6 - Kval - Laho
7 - Il Vuoto - V (The Fifth Nail)
8 - Frigoris - Minervas Flehen
9 - Feral...

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SONG PREMIERE: NONE - It's Painless To Let Go

April 5, 2019
Invisible Oranges is premiering a "new" NONE track "It's Painless to Let Go" today!

The new album "Damp Chill of Life" drops next Thursday April 11, and all pre-orders will be packed and shipped during the latter part of that week (April 10-14 or so).
Hoodies, Shirts, CD's, Patches, Buttons, Stickers etc available at the Hypnotic Dirge shop.


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From the article:
Plodding but seamless, the album captures a picture of meandering around daily life with that pesky dark sha...

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SONG PREMIERE: Kval - Laho

March 31, 2019
The second full-length album from the Finnish Atmospheric Black Metal act Kval, entitled Laho will be released on May 23. The title track is now streaming!

Two summers ago, Finnish Black Metal project Kval released their debut self-titled album, an album which was originally released under the moniker Khaossos in 2015. Kval has spent the past few months writing and refining the tracks for the second Kval album, entitled Laho, the first album to be written for Kval from the start.



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PRE-ORDERS: Mavradoxa - Nightmarrow

March 25, 2019
We are now accepting pre-orders for “Nightmarrow” from the Rochester, NY based Atmospheric Black Metal band Mavradoxa. In addition to the new album “Nightmarrow” presented in a light-weight but sturdy 6 panel eco-sleeve, a Nightmarrow bundle, which includes the CD, the official album t-shirt, a new sticker, button, and signed postcard is also available, as well as the Nightmarrow shirt and a CD bundle which includes 2017’s “Lethean Lament”.



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