Hypnotic Dirge Updates and News

ALBUM RELEASE: Notturno - Obsessions

April 29, 2022
"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 that take shape within our lives, the psychological torment, and the scourge of madness that takes hold inside the ancient walls of the human psyche, peering around the dark corners within all of us.

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Notturno Merch (CD, Shirt, or Bundle)
Notturno Digital

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, floating between Atmospheric and Depressive Black Metal, Doom, and Chamber music - intimate and possessing a strong character highlighted by the unique and singular expressiveness of female vocalist Kjiel (Eyelessight) and organically driven drum work of Sven.
Released in a 4 panel digipack with a 12 page booklet.

Cover Model: Michela Suffritti
Photography: Riccardo Ziosi

1 - Fear [12:49]
2 - Darkness [9:06]
3 - Falling [14:55]
Total: 37:31 min


"The album is very effective in presenting a very particular form of sadness and anguish and it does it so well; the combination of riffs and achingly melancholic and sorrowful vocals have a very powerful effect on the listener. A great first album, I’m already excited for the follow up."
Musipedia of Metal

"Obsessions is a satisfying and rewarding work. The band craft their art with intimate pain and despairing gloom, and provide the listener with a spread of lost hope and existential darkness to feast upon."
-Wonderbox Metal

"Both enjoyers of trad doom and second-wave worshippers should find something to love in this baroque serving of Italian darkness."
-Toilet Ov Hell

"Three behemoth offerings of dark, chilling and harsh atmospheric black metal. Notturno take the listener on a journey into dark and very deep depths. "

*Please note that due to a production delay, NOTTURNO orders will not ship until mid-May.

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UPCOMING RELEASE: Norilsk - Beyond the Mountains

April 28, 2022
On May 13, Hypnotic Dirge Records will release a brand new doom-death offering from Norilsk, entitled Beyond the Mountains. Released on the tipping point at the end of the world, this new EP speaks to the fragile overlap between the nostalgic old world and a dark new chapter in history. It will include a brand new song, “Beyond the Horizon,” along with a cover of Officium Triste’s “Intro Officium Triste (Pt II / Mountains of Depressiveness.” The artwork by Timur Khabirov is a tribut...

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SONG PREMIERE: Swampborn - Sleepingstatic

April 27, 2022
Finally, after having mentioned Swampborn and its forthcoming album "Beyond Ratio" numerous times over the preceding months, the first taste of that record is now online for your delectation!

Presenting the track "Sleepingstatic", rich in texture, unique in its approach, and including many of the avantgarde flourishes that are found throughout the record. That said, do not consider this track to necessarily be representative of the album as a whole, as every track carries its own distinctive f...

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Russian Post-Black Metal band SWAMPBORN reveals “Beyond Ratio” album cover!

April 22, 2022
The release of "Beyond Ratio", the debut album of Russian band Swampborn draws ever closer! Combining assertive (post) black metal with a powerful and solid, at times almost death metal sound, its music comes as a massive flow of energy, consisting of a flurry of drums, multi-layered guitar canvases, piercing melodies and expressive vocals, rusty and ominous like an apocalyptic sermon.

Today, we are pleased to be sharing the "Beyond Ratio" album cover, illustrated by Yag Mort and further refin...

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PRE-ORDERS : Tishina - Uvod…

April 15, 2022
We are now taking pre-orders for the release of Tishina - Uvod… [Тишина - Увод…]

Founded by Serbian musician Branislav Panić (known best for the Blackened Death Metal band Bane), Tishina (Тишина) is a new project preparing to release its debut album Uvod... (Увод...) this spring.

Tishina (Тишина) is best described as a Melodic Doom/Death Metal project which was initially born as a side-project to explore slower, deeper and more emotional s...

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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. '...

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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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