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DIGITAL ALBUM RELEASE: Mavradoxa / Deafest [Split]

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 12, 2017, In : Digital Only Releases 
Mavradoxa and Deafest present a new autumnal themed split album from two sides of North America!!


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Mavradoxa is an atmospheric black metal band rooted in the Laurentian region of upstate New York. The music of Mavradoxa is expansive, atmospheric, and melancholic. Music made for dreary and rain-soaked days during solitary walks, or in any moment of introspection. Long progressive songs that flow with purpose where the atmosphere dictates and paints vivid stories in its movement and ...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Ah Ciliz / Chiral - Origins

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, November 6, 2017, In : Release News 
The digital version of the Ah Ciliz / Chiral - Origins split album is available now on our Bandcamp page. 

If you missed the album premiere stream on No Clean Singing last week, take the time to listen to this great split album, with entirely new material from both bands.

Due to production delays, the 6 panel digipack will not be shipping until early-mid December. However, you can place your order anytime and we will ship your copy as soon as they arrive!



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ALBUM PREMIERE: Ah Ciliz / Chiral - Origins

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 2, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Courtesy of the always amazing "No Clean Singing" the full "Origins" album is now available to stream in its entirety!



Have a listen at the link below and if you like it, be sure to order a copy of the 6 panel digipack!

"Origins" Full Album Stream on "No Clean Singing"
Pre-order "Origins" Digipack CD
Pre-order "Origins" Digital



"As the seasons change, and the colors of autumn leaves briefly flare like blood and fire, only to be sapped of life and scattered by cold winter winds, it’s not uncommon...

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PRE-ORDER: Ah Ciliz / Chiral - Origins Split available for pre-order

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, October 29, 2017, In : Release News 
The new split album between Ah Ciliz and Chiral, entitled Origins is now available for pre-order through Hypnotic Dirge Records and Throats Productions. The album is set for an official release on November 6, so that is when the album will be streaming in full online and available for download. However, we have experienced some production delays so pre-orders and all subsequent orders will not be shipped until early - mid December.

When the album finally does ship to you, it will be presented ...

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SONG PREMIERE : Chiral - The Feeble Glare of Autumn

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, September 22, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Yesterday, we debuted the first song from the upcoming "Origins" split, the track "Cascadia" from Ah Ciliz.

Now today, we bring you a preview from the other band's contribution, the great Italian atmospheric black metal project Chiral with their track "A Feeble Glare of Autumn"!

Thanks again to the "Black Metal Promotions" channel for the premiere.



Album release on November 6, in cooperation with Throats Productions.
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Hypnotic Dirge and Throats Production presents the release an intense nature-...

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SONG PREMIERE: Ah Ciliz - Cascadia

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, September 22, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Today, as ther cold season looms, we present to you the first song from the forthcoming Ah Ciliz / Chiral split - Origins.

Here is "Cascadia" from Ah Ciliz!
Thanks to the Black Metal Promotion Youtube Channel for hosting!


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Hypnotic Dirge and Throats Productions presents the release an intense nature-themed atmospheric Black Metal split record entitled "Origins" between two great atmospheric bands - Ah Ciliz and Chiral.

Ah Ciliz is an atmospheric Black Metal band founded by Elmer (Klär, Painful...

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RELEASE NEWS: Ah CIliz / Chiral - Origins

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, September 11, 2017, In : Release News 
Hypnotic Dirge and Throats Productions are pleased to announce the release of an intense nature-themed atmospheric Black Metal split record entitled "Origins" between two great atmospheric bands - Ah Ciliz and Chiral. 



Ah Ciliz started as a solo project in 2008 with original member Elmer handling all instruments and releasing the first demo in 2009. In 2009 session drummer Cadavre (Grimlair) joined the band to provide drums for 2 tracks on the first full-length album "Reawakening Ancient Sorro...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Kval - Kval

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, In : Release News 
*News from July 27

Today we release the debut full-length from the Finnish Atmospheric Black Metal band Kval!! You can pick up the CD - presented in a 6 panel digipack, the limited white shirt - available in sizes S - XXL, and/or the Kval logo sticker in our webshop!

As always, now that the release date has hit, the album is available on Bandcamp for free and unlimited streaming and download! Donations are not necessary but if you enjoy the music, a dollar or two would be very much appreciated ...

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SONG PREMIERE: Kval - Kuolonkuu

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
*News from July 18

No Clean Singing is now streaming the track "Kuolonkuu" from the upcoming self-titled album from Kval!



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"Gloom shrouds “Kuolonkuu” like the seeping of weeping northern skies dampens the grey eminence of mountain timbers. The chill sinks into the listener’s skin from the first moments, as deep abrading riffs begin their work over the stalking gait of a mid-paced beat.

The tormented, rasping howls through which the words are exclaimed manifest anguish and em...

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PRE-ORDERS : Kval - Kval

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, In : Release News 
We are now taking pre-orders for the upcoming debut full-length from the Finnish Atmospheric Black Metal band Kval!

The album is also accompanied by a sleek white shirt (the first ever for HDR) printed by Forest Passage Printing in very limited quantities. The print is the new Kval logo on the front, with the original logo on the back. If you order the Kval pack, an all-weather 11cm x 7cm is also included!

Since we have everything in stock ahead of time with this release, your pre-orders will b...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Mavradoxa - Lethean Lament

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 24, 2017, In : Release News 
Laurentian Black Metal band Mavradoxa releases their second full-length album today through Hypnotic Dirge!
We've been quite excited about this release for some time now. 



Head over to our shop to buy a copy of the digipack and / or the limited Lethean Lament Shirt - printed by Forest Passage Printing on Tultex shirts. Alternatively, go to the bandcamp page to stream the album in full or download the full album, which is available on a name-your-price donation basis! 

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ALBUM PREMIERE : Mavradoxa - Lethean Lament

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 22, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Mavradoxa's album "Lethean Lament" can be streamed in full thanks to Invisible Oranges



Too often atmospheric metal exists as glorified background noise. Maybe some bands intend for their records to serve that purpose, and maybe turning riffs into soundtracks is entirely the point. Either way, though, I don’t like it. Riffs, screaming and fast drums demand attention. Too much of this style exists for a new release to not command some kind of authority.

Upstate New York’s Mavradoxa have a c...

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PRE-ORDERS: Mavradoxa - Lethean Lament

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, In : Release News 
The upcoming Mavradoxa album "Lethean Lament" is now available to pre-order!
CD's Shirts and Strickers available!



Option 1: Lethean Lament Combo Pack: $C30 + shipping
PRE-ORDER
-Lethean Lament CD - presented in 4 panel digipack 
with an 8 page booklet (lyrics included)
-Lethean Lament official shirt. Double-sided, red/white print on black shirt,
printed on "Tultex" shirts, available in S- XXL
-Mavradoxa Sticker - 11cm x 7cm - all-weather, and 
superdurable. Will last for years.

Option 2:  Lethean Lam...

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UPCOMING RELEASE / SONG PREMIERE: Kval - "Harhainen"

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, June 2, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
UPCOMING RELEASE / SONG PREMIERE:
Self-titled album by Finnish Atmospheric Black Metal act "KVAL" to be released this summer!
June 2, 2017

Hypnotic Dirge Records will be releasing the self-titled album Kval from the Finnish Black Metal act on July 27! Kval - translating to "anguish" in English - is a rebirth of the former project Khaossos active since 2012 and releasing two albums and two splits. The debut album under the moniker Kval is a re-recording and re-imagining of the Khaossos album "Kuo...

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UPCOMING RELEASE / SONG PREMIERE : Mavradoxa - Lethean Lament

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, April 28, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
UPCOMING RELEASE: Mavradoxa - Lethean Lament 
SONG PREMIERE: Mavradoxa - Crimson Waves of Autumnal Flame
April 27, 2017
Laurentian Black Metal band Mavradoxa returns with their second album “Lethean Lament” - an introspective and majestic album that is expansive, atmospheric, and melancholic. 

The seventeen minute long track "Crimson Waves of Autumnal Waves" is now premiering on Pure Grain Audio.



Releasing “Soujourners” last September, Mavradoxa’s two members Nival and Lux have quickly r...

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ALBUM RELEASE: NONE - selftitled

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, In : Release News 
Today officially marks the release of this despondent debut album from the Pacific Northwest entity known as NONE. Enjoy this first offering of the band, and prepare for more as a follow-up is already in process!



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Album Reviews

Here is some clips of what reviewers have said about the album so far.
"There’s more than just harrowing bleakness on this album; this is where the atmospheric black metal influence comes in. The band’s clear depressive edge is augmented ...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: NONE - selftitled

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 8, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
NONE's selftitled debut is premiering now on Metal Trenches!

"It's always somewhat amusing to me to judge a depressive BM album in terms of words such as "like" and "enjoyability."  These probably aren't the best descriptors, so consider them in this case to be measurements of emotional immersion.  Within this context, None has plenty to take in.  For those out there who like to just lay back and soak in the misery, None will certainly deliver.  The morose, atmospheric guitars and despairing, ...

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PRE-ORDERS : Debut album from Atmospheric / Depressive Black Metal band “NONE” available to pre-order

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 16, 2017, In : Release News 
We are now taking pre-orders for NONE’s upcoming self-titled debut album due for release on April 11. NONE is a band that seemingly emerged out of nowhere, (as many do nowadays) lurking in obscurity somewhere in the pacific northwest and having managed to create a really visceral and chilling style of atmospheric and depressive black metal.  

Along with the album, there is also a limited NONE shirt, available in sizes Medium through XX-Large. 
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RELEASE NEWS / SONG PREMIERE: NONE - selftitled [Atmospheric / Depressive Black Metal]

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, In : Release News 
Atmospheric / DSBM band "NONE" to release debut self-titled album on Hypnotic Dirge on April 11, 2017



Chilling and despondent music from the Pacific Northwest is what you’ll hear on NONE’s impressive debut album. The piercing guitar tone interwoven with haunting and depressing synth pads and piano melodies result in a sound that is constantly plodding forward, marching in despair towards an empty void. The solid blasting on this album provides a constant pulse and momentum while desperate ...

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PRE-ORDERS: Obitus - Slaves of the Vast Machine CD, Merch, and Digital packages available!

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, In : Release News 
The new album “Slaves of the Vast Machine” from the Swedish Dystopian Black Metal duo “Obitus” is now available to pre-order! “Slaves…” is the first new full-length from Obitus since 2009’s “March of the Drones” and should please the senses of all those who like dark and relentless Black Metal without a shred of hope.

Alongside the new album, a limited T-Shirt is also available, which you could order by itself or as a package with the CD for a reduced price! If you order th...

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SONG PREMIERE / RELEASE NEWS: netra premieres track "Everything's Fine" from upcoming "Ingrats" album!

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 

SONG PREMIERE / RELEASE NEWS: netra premieres new track “Everything’s Fine” from upcoming “Ingrats” album!
January 18, 2017

The experimental and internationalist one-man project netra returns with the first new album since 2013 with perhaps his most focused work yet. After a number of years of silence from this project, the track “Everything’s Fine”, the first to be made available from netra’s upcoming album “Ingrats” is now premiering on Transcending Obscurity Webzine!

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RELEASE NEWS: Obitus to release new album “Slaves of the Vast Machine” in Mid -February.

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, In : Release News 

"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever."


A vision of our future dystopia is presented on 'Slaves of the Vast Machine", the new album from the Swedish Misanthropic Black Metal duo 'Obitus'. After their 2009 full-length "March of the Drones" and an EP in 2014 , they return with their most solid album yet!


'Slaves of the Vast Machine' conveys human aimlessness and desperation amidst total social control with some brilliant icy riffs and disson...


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BAND SIGNING / RELEASE NEWS: Harrow to release "Fragments of a Fallen Star" on CD through Hypnotic Dirge Records

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, September 22, 2016, In : Band signings 
Harrow to release “Fragments of a Fallen Star” on CD through Hypnotic Dirge Records
September 22, 2016

Harrow, an excellent and underrated band from Victoria, BC will be re-releasing their second album, “Fragments of a Fallen Star” on digipack CD through Hypnotic Dirge Records this November! 

Crafting a cathartic experience through introspective yet raw music, “Fragments of a Fallen Star” explores space by combining psychedelic drone, acoustic passages, and energetic atmospheric b...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Frigoris - Nur ein Moment...

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, August 25, 2016, In : Release News 

Well, today marks the official release date of the new Frigoris album "Nur ein Moment". Thanks to everybody for the support and interest in the new album so far! If you pre-ordered the album fairly early, you might already have the CD in your hands, and if you pre-ordered just recently, the album is on its way to you as all pending orders are now shipped!

Of course, you can order the album in our webshop for $10 CDN + shipping like usual. "Nur ein Moment..." is released in a digipack which inc...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Frigoris premieres new album "Nur ein Moment..." on No Clean Singing!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, August 25, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
One of our favourite zines, "No Clean Singing" is hosting the exclusive premiere of the brand new Frigoris album "Nur ein Moment..." in its entirety! 



The official release of this album is still a couple of days away (Thursday), but now that you're able to hear the album from start to finish, as it was meant to be listened, why not go check it out on NCS!

Besides hosting the premiere of the album, No Clean Singing also wrote their thoughts about the album.

Here is an excerpt from that article:
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PRE-ORDERS : Frigoris - Nur ein Moment... | SONG PREMIERE: Frigoris - Himeros

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, August 5, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
New Frigoris album “Nur ein Moment…” available to pre-order!
Track premiere of “Himeros” streaming at Transcending Obscurity Webzine!
August 3, 2016

Frigoris’ new album “Nur ein Moment…” is almost upon us! After the release of “Wind” in 2013, Atmospheric Post-Black Metal band Frigoris began to work on an ambitious concept album which was originally planned for one album, but had to be extended into two albums, the first of which - “Nur ein Moment…” is being released o...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Windbruch - No Stars, Only Full Dark

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, February 1, 2014, In : Release News 
New Windbruch album - "No Stars, Only Full Dark" available now!

After releasing a debut album entitled "Collision of the Worlds" on the last day of 2009 on Sun and Moon Records, and a digital split album with Depicting Abysm and Gmork entitled "Silentium!" through Hypnotic Dirge in April 2013, Windbruch presents their second full-length album "No Stars, Only Full Dark" on February 1, 2014 in a physical CD edition as well as a digital download. Previously self-released in early 2013, this album...

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PRE-ORDERS: In my Shiver - Delicate Poison / Windbruch - No Stars, Only Full Dark

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : Release News 
HDR - 036 : In my Shiver - Delicate Poison
HDR - 037 : Windbruch - No Stars, Only Full Dark 
Available to pre-order now!

Two new albums from Hypnotic Dirge Records are now available to pre-order for a lowered price of $6.00 plus shipping until their release dates, which is January 17 for In my Shiver, and February 1 for Windbruch at which point the price will go back to its regular $8.00 plus shippping, and the full albums will be uploaded online. For the time being, two tracks from each album ...

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Windbruch signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records; Release of second full-length album "No stars, only full dark" in February 2014.

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, October 24, 2013, In : Band signings 
Windbruch signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records; 
Release of second full-length album"No stars, only full dark" in February 2014.



The atmospheric Black Metal project "Windbruch" has signed with Hypnotic Dirge Records for the release of their second full-length album "No stars, only full dark"


Cold and mesmerizing atmospheric black metal from the Siberian region of Yugra in the city of Nizhnevartovsk, Windbruch was formed by Mikhailov Rodion in 2009. It combines elements of post black metal, ambient ...

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Hypnotic Dirge Records' Summer Black/Doom Releases - Pre-order now!

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : Release News 
Hypnotic Dirge Records has three album releases upcoming in June 2013 that will surely breathe life into the mid-season aural spectrum. Frigoris will bring forth catchy and atmospheric black metal with folk sensibilities, Nethermost will provide a short debut EP of early 90's early death-doom, and Galaktik Cancer Squad will push your mind to the cosmos with some trippy and aggressive mind-bending post-black metal! Because we believe in all three releases, we've created a special Summer 2013 b...

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Frigoris signs to Hypnotic Dirge / Misanthropic Art Prod. for co-release!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 20, 2013, In : Band signings 

Hypnotic Dirge will be doing its first ever co-release with the South Korean label Misanthropic Art Productions! Together, we'll be bringing you the second album entitled "Wind" from the atmospheric melodic black metal band from Germany called Frigoris! 


 
Although founded as a Pagan/Black Metal band, Frigoris steadily developed further since its foundation around head Dominik Winter in 2007 and stands for atmospheric, melodic Black Metal at the highest level today. The new record Wind is the c...
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Depecting Abysm/Windbruch/Gmork - "Silentium!" Free Download available now!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 11, 2013, In : Digital Only Releases 

Hypnotic Dirge Records is pleased to announce the release of a free digital download split album between three atmospheric black metal bands from Russia - Depicting Abysm, Windbruch, and Gmork. The album is entitled "Silentium!" and features three brand new tracks from each of the bands! 


 
"Silentium!" is now available for free streaming and download from the Hypnotic Dirge bandcamp page, youtube channel, and HDR Downloads' section. Since this is a free digital release, we are also encouraging...
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Depicting Abysm/Windbruch/Gmork digital split coming soon! (Ft. members of Epitimia)

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, April 5, 2013, In : Digital Only Releases 

On April 11, Hypnotic Dirge Records will be releasing a 3-way atmospheric black metal split from three Russian bands: Windbruch, Gmork and the side project of our very own Epitimia called Depicting Abysm. This will be a FREE DIGITAL RELEASE with the name “Silentium!” consisting of 9 untitled tracks titled with numbers and will be available from the HDR Downloads section and the bandcamp page.


 

Silence – it is a pause between two emotional strikes, but even there a “scream” can take p...
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Ekove Efrits releases two new official t-shirts! [Raven/Eclipse]

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, December 1, 2012, In : T-Shirt releases 
Ekove Efrits releases two official T-shirts

The first two official T-shirts from the atmospheric black metal project from Tehren, Iran - Ekove Efrits are now available to order from Hypnotic Dirge! Ekove Efrits is the solo project of Saman Nu, a musician and graphic designer also known for his involvement in his other two solo projects, Silent Path and Inner Trip. Being a graphic designer has also allowed Saman to design his own album artwork up to this point as well as these two new shirt des...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Epitimia - Faces of Insanity

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Release News 
*Originally posted July 14, 2012

Epitimia's new album 'Faces of Insanity' is now available!



The latest album from the three piece atmospheric black metal/post-rock band from Epitimia is now officially released and available to order from their label Hypnotic Dirge Records. In addition to the CD version which is available for the label's website, the full album, entitled Faces of Insanity has also been made available for free streaming in its entirety at Hypnotic Dirge's bandcamp page where yo...
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*The switch over to the "blog" format for news took place in November 2012. Therefore all news items from Jan.2011-Nov.2012 are listed in the November 2012 blog archive. Everything prior to 2011 was erased and is not included.