Hypnotic Dirge News and Updates

ALBUM NEWS: Altars of Grief to re-release debut album “This Shameful Burden” with updated art and bonus tracks

May 17, 2018
Hypnotic Dirge and Altars of Grief presents the re-release of Altars of Grief’s debut album “This Shameful Burden” with updated artwork and bonus material. Pre-orders are available now on the HDR webshop and bandcamp. Altars of Grief will also have copies available with them on tour this summer.



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Prior to the release of “Iris”, prairie doom metal band Altars of Grief had already emerged on the Western Canadian doom metal scene with the release of their debut album “This Shameful Burden” in the summer of 2014, followed by a 10” vinyl split album “Of Ash and Dying Light” in the summer of 2015. 

Originally self-released by the band, “This Shameful Burden” has been out of print for years, and alas it is finally time for this piece of Altars of Grief’s history to be made available once again. The 2018 edition of “This Shameful Burden” has been updated for a 6 panel digipack with an entirely different layout and design featuring artwork and photography from Necrographix, Wa’guna Wirya’wan, and Josh Langham to go alongside Sam Nelson’s original cover art. Bonus tracks from the “Of Ash and Dying Light” split, previously only available on vinyl, is also included on this release. Recorded by Justin Bender at Blue Door Recording in Regina, SK in April and November 2014.

Limited to 300 copies. 
Available June 16, 2018

Tracklist:
1 - This Shameful Burden (7:41)
2 - Only Our Scars (7:45)
3 - In Your Arms, In Ruin (4:58)
4 - The Plague that Haunts the Darkness (7:34)
5 - Her Shadow is the Night (6:37)
6 - Grey Skies (2:04)
7 - In Dying Light (7:02) [Bonus Track]
8 - Your Heaven (8:03) [Bonus Track]
Total Playing Time: 51:45





Links:
Altars of Grief Website
Altars of Grief Bandcamp
Altars of Grief Facebook

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The Plague that Haunts the Darkness [Music Video]
 

VIDEO PREMIERE: Scholomance Webzine premieres Norilsk's new music video ‘La voie des morts’

April 19, 2018
French-Canadian doom act Norilsk unveils a new music video from their latest album Le passage des glaciers, released through Hypnotic Dirge Records. La voie des morts (The Way of the Dead) is a winter dirge, a black premonition accompanying the dead season. Without a doubt the fastest track on the album, it starts as a cold funeral march, before turning into a blackened procession.

Scholomance Webzine is premiering the music video at this link.



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ALBUM RELEASE: NONE - Life Has Gone On Long Enough

April 11, 2018
NONE's new album "Life Has Gone On Long Enough" is officially released today!
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Written and recorded throughout the latter half of 2017, NONE's new album Life Has Gone On Long Enough takes its haunting shape through eight organic tracks of foggy mountainous atmosphere and bleak music. On this new chapter, NONE delves deeper into the blackest woods to find abandonment, and developing its tortured personality further. Moving in and out like the long shadows of an ancient forest, ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Echoes and Dust streams 'Desiderate' from NONE's new album Life Has Gone On Long Enough

April 4, 2018
Oregon has become a hotbed for atmospheric black metal, and depressive black metal NONE is probably one of the most captivating new additions to the scene. The enigmatic outfit from Portland is scheduled to release the follow up to their self-titled album on April 11, on Hypnotic Dirge Records. Capturing the haunting spirit of the Cascade Range, NONE delves deeper into the blackest woods to find abandonment, and developing its tortured personality further.

A new track from NONE’s upcoming al...

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WEBSHOP ADDITIONS: April 2018

April 1, 2018
New albums from Throats Productions, Solitude Productions, Weird Truth Records, and Loud Rage Music were added to the shop today.

*All items listed below are here

THP - 042 : Serpent Herder - To Suffer in Beauty
THP - 043 : Misere Nobis / Hovert
THP - 047 : Acedia Mundi - Speculum Humanae Salvationis
THP - 048 : Sun of the Dying - The Roar of the Furious Sea
THP - 049 : Hats Barn - N.A.H.A.S.H. 
THP - 050 : Exaltatio Diaboli - Credo 
THP - 051 : Void Ritual - Heretical Wisdom
THP ...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Altars of Grief - Iris

March 21, 2018
Altars of Grief'’s new album “Iris” is officially released today. 
[Order Packs available here]



Following the acclaimed Of Ash and Dying Light split album of 2015, Canadian Prairies doom metal juggernaut Altars of Grief is back with Iris, a second full length album of devastating proportions. This new blackened doom offering introduces new levels of dynamics and textures, and while it is the more accomplished work from the Saskatchewan band to date, it also carries the darkness and light ...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: "Altars of Grief - Iris" FULL album stream on Noisey

March 16, 2018
We are pleased to announce some exciting news today. The wait is over! You can now listen to Altars of Grief's new album "Iris" in its entirety courtesy of Noisey.



"Over eight tracks, the quartet melds the finer points of black and doom into a truly stirring composition. Many moments on the record calls to late-era Woods of Ypres (R.I.P. David Gold) like the middle third “Voices of Winter.” There are other moments that showcase a dichotomy throughout Iris. Take the early instances of “De...

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PRE-ORDERS: "NONE - Life has gone on long enough" packages available

March 13, 2018
The new album from the enigmatic Depressive Black Metal band NONE is fast approaching. "Life Has Gone On Long Enough" is due for release on April 11.

We are now taking pre-orders for Life Has Gone on Long Enough as well a new limited long-sleeve NONE shirt, and some larger combo packs.

NONE's new album Life Has Gone On Long Enough takes its haunting shape through eight organic tracks of foggy mountainous atmosphere and bleak music. Moving in and out like the long shadows of an ancient forest, L...

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SONG PREMIERE: Altars of Grief reveal a third song "Broken Hymns" from the upcoming new album Iris

March 8, 2018
Over the course of the past few weeks, we have premiered the tracks "Voices of Winter" and "Desolation" from Prairie Blackened Doom Metallers Altars of Grief's upcoming new album "Iris."

Today, we present to you - in partnership with Toilet Ov Hell - the third and last song premiere from the album before the official release on March 21. The new track, available to stream now, is entitled "Broken Hymn" and is yet another example of the band's ability to craft emotionally wrenching and powerful...

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SONG/VIDEO PREMIERE: No Clean Singing streams 'Corroded' from NONE's new album Life Has Gone On Long Enough

March 8, 2018
NONE, the enigmatic atmospheric/depressive black metal entity from Oregon is scheduled to release its second album on Hypnotic Dirge Records in April 2018. Life Has Gone On Long Enough is a raw and intricate album that will haunt you like a forlorn shape of life. Its bleak music and layered atmospheric arrangements are bewitching and they creep under the skin like the shadows inhabiting the most ancient forests.

No Clean Singing is now streaming a music video for 'Corroded,' a new track from L...

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