Hypnotic Dirge News and Updates

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.



Compared to the previous album, Laho ("Rotten" in English) has a brighter and more colorful atmosphere musically while the lyrical themes on Laho references the decay and rot of the forest floor, applied as a metaphor for the human mind. Our inability to live in the moment, the loss of innocence, and the ever-present corrosion of our optimism and descent into cynicism encompass the themes of Laho, wrapped in captivating and entrancing Atmospheric Black Metal.

As with the previous self-titled album, fitting and imaginative hand-drawn cover art was crafted by Moonroot Art. Laho will be presented as a 6 panel digipack and released on Hypnotic Dirge Records on May 23, 2019. 


Laho Tracklist:
1 - Valosula (9:34)
2 - Laho (10:32)
3 - Pohjanriitti (11:52)
4 - Kaihon Kuiskaus (6:15)
5 - Bonus track (exclusive to the CD) (9:44)
 

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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PRE-ORDERS: NONE - Damp Chill of Life

March 6, 2019
The third chapter in NONE's arrestingly reclusive legacy, "Damp Chill of Life" is now available to pre-order, alongside limited new merch, printed exclusively for this release!!



Weaving visionary soundscapes with depressive black metal, “Damp Chill Of Life” will gnaw at your bones like dying alone in an ice-bound wilderness. Haunting piano keys and retching voices flicker through harsh walls of instruments, ebbing and flowing through the lengthy tracks as NONE take their time to pick apart...

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ALBUM RELEASE: The Haunting Green - Natural Extinctions

March 5, 2019
The Haunting Green's debut full-length album "Natural Extinctions" is now officially released!


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The Haunting Green are Cristiano Perin (vocals, guitars, synthesizers) and Chantal Fresco (drums and percussions).  Formed in 2012 and based on North-East Italy, their music is constantly going in the direction of a coexistence within the aggressive vibes of extreme metal with ambient-drone and dark electronic music. Af...

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WEBSHOP ADDITIONS: March 2019

March 3, 2019
A very small new list this month, due to our focus on our upcoming releases! However, here are a few gems from India's finest, Transcending Obscurity Records!!



Veilburner -  A Sire To The Ghouls Of Lunacy
Dødsferd - Diseased Remnants Of A Dying World 
Nattravnen - Kult Of The Raven 
LifelostL - Dialogues From Beyond 
Imperialist - Cipher 
Gaerea - Unsettling Whispers



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SONG PREMIERE: Mavradoxa - Maple

February 28, 2019
Today, we are pleased to release the very first track from Mavradoxa’s upcoming album “Nightmarrow”!



Laurentian Black Metal band Mavradoxa have recently reemerged having completed work on their third album, “Nightmarrow”. “Maple” is the opening track on that album and as you’ll hear, wastes no time at all before hitting you with an onslaught of momentous energy and a visceral spirit that covers you in a shroud of atmosphere.

The spirit of the album is rooted in the cycle of bloo...

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UPCOMING RELEASE: Kval - Laho

February 25, 2019
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.



Compared to the previous album, Laho ("Rotten" in English) has a brighter and more colorful atmosphere musically while the lyrical themes on Laho references the decay an...

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SONG PREMIERE: The Haunting Green - Where Nothing Grows

February 24, 2019
Earlier this week, Cvlt Nation premiered "Where Nothing Grows", a new track from The Haunting Green's upcoming album "Natural Extinctions", releasing March 5 and available to pre-order now!


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From the article:
"“Natural Extictions” explores the distance between human nature and Nature itself in a quasi lyrical language, both aggressive and moving. The approach to the matter is almost romantic (even in the literary sense of the term), yet lays on a freshly contemp...

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MUSIC VIDEO: stroszek - The beast who dreams of man

February 18, 2019
After a few years of silence, stroszek returns with a new song entitled "The beast who dreams of man" from the forthcoming album "about all the bad days in the world" scheduled for a late 2019 release. stroszek is a project bringing forth various elements of neo-folk, goth rock, trip-hop and western music blending together seemingly irreconcilable sounds to craft something that is all about feeling and introspection. Contemplation, melancholy, and stories about life are at the forefront of th...

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UPCOMING RELEASE: Mavradoxa - Nightmarrow

February 16, 2019
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. 



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