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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!!


Digital Album

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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Webshop Update: September 15, 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, September 16, 2017, In : Webshop Updates 
Lots of great titles added to the shop today courtest of Doom-metal.com, Season of Mist, and Dusktone.eu!!
Limited copies. These should go quick, so place your order soon!

Latest Additions Link

New additions:
Crooked Mouth - Decay
Doom-metal.com A Lake of Ghosts - The Long Shadow of My Dying Bride [Tribute Cover Album]
Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg 
Ghost Brigade - IV : One With the Storm
Shape of Despair Official - Monotony Fields
Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik’s Skuggsjá - Skuggsja
Inquisition - Bloods...

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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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Pre-orders

"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: Kassad - Faces Turn Away

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 6, 2017, In : Release News 
As the unforgiving summer heat rolls on, we continue to fill the void with discordant and eclectic Black Metal. Our latest release - the debut album from the English project "Kassad" - is now officially released as of today! You can head over to our shop to pick up the CD - presented in a thin but very sturdy 4 panel sleeve, which comes with an 8 page booklet made of hardened cardboard-like material, or alternatively pick up the limited Kassad shirt that was designed for this release, or if y...

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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: Kassad - Faces Turn Away

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 15, 2017, In : Release News 

The upcoming Kassad album "Faces Turn Away" is now available to pre-order!
CD's Shirts and Strickers available!



Option 1: Faces Turn Away Combo Pack: $C30 + shipping
PRE-ORDER
-Faces Turn Away CD - presented in 4 panel digipack with an 8 page booklet (lyrics included)
-Kassad Shirt: - Printed on "Tultex" shirts, available in S- XXL
-Kassad Sticker - 11cm x 7cm - all-weather, and superdurable. Will last for years.

Option 2: Kassad Shirt: $C20 + shipping
PRE-ORDER
Printed on "Tultex" shirts, available ...

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Hypnotic Dirge Interview with 'Another Metal Review Blog and Podcast' [June 12, 2017]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 15, 2017, In : Interviews 
Hypnotic Dirge Interview with 'Another Metal Review Blog and Podcast'
Published:
June 12, 2017
Interview by: Brett R.
Original Link

I recently answered some questions for Another Metal Blog And Podcast. For those who aren't aware, this is a very interesting website and podcast who covers some of the best in underground Extreme Metal. Alongside the interview, they also released an HDR exclusive podcast where they play songs from across various past and current releases.

If you are new to Hypnotic D...

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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: Kassad - Faces Turn Away | SONG PREMIERE: "Void"

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, May 12, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
UPCOMING RELEASE: Kassad - Faces Turn Away
SONG PREMIERE: "Void" premiering NOW on Echoes and Dust
May 4, 2017

We have another new release announcement today as we keep finding worthwhile albums to release!
The next release after Mavradoxa's "Lethean Lament" album in late June will be an excellent claustrophobic urban black metal solo project from London, England with the name "Kassad."

Once again we're drawn to bands that explore themes of disassociation and monotonous existence in our large citi...

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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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ALBUM RELEASE: netra - Ingrats

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, March 13, 2017, In : Release News 
The experimental and internationalist one-man project netra returns with the first new album since 2013 with perhaps his most focused work yet. The third full-length album“Ingrats” (french for “ungrateful ones”) is filled with raw and honest music that speaks to a common despair, internal psychosis, and the monotony of modern life. Mixing abrasive and claustrophobic depressive Black Metal, darkwave, trip-hop, and melancholic alternative rock, netra’s music has never been restricted ...

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ALBUM PREMIERE : netra - Ingrats

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, March 13, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
News from March 6, 2017

The new netra album "Ingrats" is premiering on Metal Trenches along with a review.



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Webshop Update - March 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 2, 2017, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - March 2017
Latest Additions
-All albums added this month are in this section.
HDR - D - 949 : Lux Divina - Possessed by Telluric Feelings HDR - D - 950 : Lux Divina - Walk Within the Riddle HDR - D - 951 : Vike Tare - Feed the Flames HDR - D - 952 : Bifrost - Mana Ewah HDR - D - 953 : Aethernaeum - Wanderungen durch den Daemmerwald HDR - D - 954 : Aethernaeum - Naturmystik

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PRE-ORDERS: netra - Ingrats Packs available now!

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, In : Release News 

PRE-ORDERS : netra - “Ingrats” packages available now!
February 21, 2017


The new album from netra, entitled “Ingrats” is due to be released on March 9.
We are now offering some limited pre-order packs for “Ingrats” including some new netra shirts and stickers. A run of 50 shirts were printed so stock is limited. [Links below]


Ingrats pack - $C25 + shipping

netra - Ingrats CD

netra - Urban Black Metal Shirt

netra Sticker (11cm x 7cm - all-weather vinyl)


Ultimate netra listener pack - ...


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ALBUM RELEASE: Obitus - Slaves of the Vast Machine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 16, 2017, In : Release News 
THE BOOT IS FIRMLY ON YOUR FACE NOW.

So, today's the day, the release of our first album of 2017. The first of many to come in this very busy time! Over the coming weeks, there will be a lot more revealed about our upcoming releases, but for today, the focus is on absolute hopelessness and dystopia.

"In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay."



Obitus packages available:

Shirt M-XXL) + CD Combo - $C23 
Shirt (M - XXL) - $C16
CD - $C10
Digital - Name Your Price



(En)
"A visio...

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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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PRE-ORDER: Harrow - Fragments of a Fallen Star

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, October 17, 2016, In : Release News 
The re-release of Harrow’s 2013 album “Fragments of a Fallen Star” is available to pre-order from Hypnotic Dirge Records! Previously released independently on cassette by Harrow, this is the first edition of the album on CD format - housed in a beautiful 4 panel digipack with new artwork from Jeremy Hannigan, and including liner notes and lyrics. This edition is strictly limited to 300 copies and will come with Harrow Logo stickers while stock lasts.




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HDR is going to Black Mourning Light Festival in Edmonton - October 21-23, 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, October 14, 2016, In : Live Shows 
Western Canadians who will be going to Black Mourning Light Metal Festival in Edmonton next weekend, I should let you know that Hypnotic Dirge Records will have a merch table at this year's festival!



We'll be bringing along an assortment of our releases and favourite items from the distro, as well as some shirts! Everything - CD's, and shirts - will be $10 a piece, or 5 CD's for $40.

Since we obviously won't be bringing everything we have available, you can also take a look through our webshop...

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Webshop Update : October 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, October 13, 2016, In : Webshop Updates 
We finally have our October 2016 Webshop Update online as we were waiting for the package from Solitude Prod. to arrive in the mail before making this update.

Fifteen new albums have been added to the shop from Via Nocturna from Poland, and Apathia Records from France. 
Included in those 15 new albums are new albums from Self-Hatred, and Doomed released in September from Solitude Productions.

Many of the Solitude releases were also out of stock, so there are also 18 re-stocks of past Solitude re...

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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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Webshop Update : September 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, September 3, 2016, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - September 2016
-18 new albums

It's a bit late, but here are our webshop additions for the month of September! Originally there was going to be about 40 new albums added, but some of the stock never arrived in time so they will be included in the October update instead.
None-the-less, there are quite a few noteworthy and interesting albums in this batch of additions!

I haven't yet had a chance to listen to all of these albums, but from the ones that I have, Goatpsalm, and Black T...

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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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TRACK PREMIERE: Frigoris debuts new track “Trúwen” from upcoming album “Nur ein Moment…”

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, June 20, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Atmospheric Post-Black Metal band Frigoris  has spent the better part of the past two years preparing their follow-up album to the well-received “Wind” album from 2013. The new album is entitled “Nur ein Moment…” (Just one moment…), the first album in a two part concept series, and we are now premiering a track from the album, entitled “Trúwen.” You can head to the Hypnotic Dirge Records Bandcamp page to stream and download the first new Frigoris track in three years!


Frigori...

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Webshop Update : June 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, June 6, 2016, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - June 2016
- 12 new albums
June update is a few days late, so apologies for that. Never-the-less, there is a ton of great new music available and some real gems in this bundle! 

Latest additions
-All albums listed below are in this section

HDR - D - 860 : Inglorious - Eternal Chaos 
HDR - D - 861 : A. H. P. - Against Human Plague
HDR - D - 862 : Solacide - The Finish Line
HDR - D - 863 : A.V.D.L. - Scourge
HDR - D - 864 : Humm - Sanctuary
HDR - D - 865 : Heretique - De non existentia De...

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Webshop Update : May 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - May 2016
-Four new webshop additions from Dusktone Records [Italy]

Another short webshop update this month as some of the distribution stock is a little bit late to arrive.
However, all four of these albums from Dusktone Records in Italy are solid listens. Two albums from Cascadian Black Metal / Ambient project Enisum, a new Ego Depths album for fans of Funeral Doom, and some aggressive, yet symphonic Black Metal from Svartelder.

Latest Additions
-All albums listed below are in th...

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Hypnotic Dirge DIscogs Store

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, In : Other 
HDR has set up a Discogs page!
If this is your preferred site to check out and buy CD's, check out our Discogs Store!
We will be adding our full inventory over the coming days/weeks.

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Webshop Update: March 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - March 2016

Almost all of these albums have arrived from Obscure Abhorrence Productions, and Solitude Productions (the exception being Funeral Fornication's new album) so expect either some dirty raw Black Metal, or atmospheric Death-Doom Metal. I haven't had a chance to listen to most of these albums yet, so I cannot recommend any in particular but I expect good releases from both of these labels. Of course, on each album purchase page on the webshop, there is a Bandcamp or Yo...
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Webshop Update: February 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, January 31, 2016, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update: February 2016

New albums from Aesthetic Death Records and Black Plague Records, along with Skepticism restocks and the additions of their "Farmakon" album which we didn't have available until now!

Latest Additions 
All albums listed below are in that section.

HDR - D - 827 : Section 37 - The Kudos of Serial Killing
HDR - D - 828 : Black Depths, Grey Waters - Nightmare of the Blackened Heart
HDR - D - 829 : Goat Psalm - Erset La Tira
HDR - D - 830 : Haiku Funeral - Nightmare Painting
H...

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Webshop Update: November 2015, Order 3 CD's, Receive 5 CD's Sale.

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, October 31, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - November 2015
November 2015 Sale

November 2015 Sale

CURRENT SALE - NOVEMBER:
  
ORDER 3 CD's, RECEIVE 5 CD's
ORDER 6 CD's, RECEIVE 10 CD's

During the month of November, we are offering a nice promotion that will allow you to expand your CD collection for cheap and hopefully help us to clear some space and raise some money to prepare for our 2016 plans!

When you order 3 CD's, you can receive any 2 Hypnotic Dirge release from HDR - 037 and earlier for free.
When you order 6 CD's, you ca...

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General Hypnotic Dirge Update: Future Plans and Releases

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, September 21, 2015, In : Other 
Hello everyone, it's been a while (besides the webshop posts)

We've been quietly working in the background and now have three new releases planned between December 2015 - February 2016, all of which will be doom releases co-released between Hypnotic Dirge and Solitude Productions! We will announce these releases in October! This is the way of the future now and it's simply become unaffordable for us to continue on making releases alone with abysmally low sales and ever-increasing expenses.

I ca...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Nachtterror / Altars of Grief - Of Ash and Dying Light

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 9, 2015, In : Release News 
ALBUM RELEASE: Nachtterror / Altars of Grief - Of Ash and Dying Light
July 10, 2015



Today is the official release date of the Blackened Doom Metal masterpiece split album "Of Ash and Dying Light" from Nachtterror and Altars of Grief! Head over to our Bandcamp page now to hear the split in its entirety, and be sure to also download it to receive the digital-only bonus songs that are not streaming on the page!

Those who pre-ordered the vinyl should also head over to the Bandcamp page to download t...

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Hypnotic Dirge Records Interview [July 2, 2015]

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, July 4, 2015, In : Interviews 

Hypnotic Dirge Records Embraces Non-Profit Model…For Better or Worse
Published: July 2, 2015
Interview by: David E. Gehlke.
Original Link

The words “non-profit” almost always raise eyebrows, for somehow, the money always has to go back into at least someone’s pockets. It’s a rare happening in the music industry; labels are largely profit-driven, and rightfully so – they need to make money to fund their bands and, operation. But what about a record company that is non-profit? How does ...

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Webshop Update - June 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - June 1, 2015



A few very worthy highlights in this webshop update including the classic 1999 Worship album rerelease  "Last CD Before Doomsday" (previously Last Tape Before Doomsday) as well as essential Funeral Doom albums from Profetus, Ataraxie, Funeralium, and Funeral Moth from the high-quality acclaimed Japenese Funeral Doom label Weird Truth Productions​!

Also added to the shop is some crushing Australian Black Metal from Erebus Enthroned, and the latest album from Pesti...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Verlies - Le Domaine des Hommes

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, May 28, 2015, In : Release News 
ALBUM RELEASE: Verlies - Le Domaine des Hommes
May 28, 2015



The worldwide digipack CD release of Verlies' debut album "Le Domaine des Hommes" has arrived and the album is available through a multiple of sources: Hypnotic Dirge Records, Throats Productions, and directly from the band. Hypnotic Dirge Records is selling the album worldwide with an emphasis on North America and Europe, Throats Productions is selling the album worldwide with an emphasis on Mexico, Central America, and South America,...

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PRE-ORDER: Verlies - Le Domaine des Hommes

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, In : Release News 
May 12, 2015



 We are now accepting pre-orders for Verlies’s debut album “Le Domaine des Hommes” which will be officially released on May 28, 2015 in digipack format with a carefully designed 12 page booklet and 11cm x 7cm sticker! Pre-order the CD to receive a discount on the regular price until the release date! Alternatively, you may also pre-order the digital version for and receive the album in your email address on the release date.



Heavy Blog is Heavy is premiering the track "Maladi...

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Webshop Update - May 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - May 1, 2015

New webshop additions added, including some classic Agalloch albums, the debut Windbruch, and some new titles from Solitude Productions!

-All albums listed below are in this section

HDR - D - 776 : Agalloch - Pale Folklore
HDR - D - 777 : Agalloch - The Mantle
HDR - D - 778 : Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
HDR - D - 779 : Nocturnal Depression - Fragments of a Broken Past
HDR - D - 780 : Nocturnal Depression - Four Seasons to a Depression
HDR - D - 781 ...

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Altars of Grief and Nachtterror to release split 10" vinyl "Of Ash and Dying Light" on Hypnotic Dirge Records!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 23, 2015, In : Band signings 
Altars of Grief and Nachtterror to release split 10" vinyl "Of Ash and Dying Light" on Hypnotic Dirge Records!
April 22, 2015

This summer, Altars of Grief and Nachtterror - two Saskatchewan-based Blackened Doom bands will collaborate on a new split vinyl with new material from each band. The vinyl split, entitled "Of Ash and Dying Light" is set to be released worldwide in a limited edition 10" vinyl, as well as digital, on Hypnotic Dirge Records on July 10, 2015! 

The album was recorded by Justi...

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Verlies signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records / Throats Productions

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Band signings 
NEWS: Verlies signs with Hypnotic Dirge / Throats Productions;
Digipack CD release of “Le Domaine des Hommes” coming on May 28, 2015
April 9, 2015
Avant-garde Black Metal band Verlies’s debut album “Le Domaine des Hommes” will be released on May 28, 2015 in a digipack CD and digitally through Hypnotic Dirge Records and Throats Productions
T. - Bass guitar | N. - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Compositions, Programming | Psycho - Drums | V. - Lead Guitar Based out of the French city Lille...

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Free digital compilation album "Subarctic Nocturnes: Within the Ice" [Volume II] released now!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 2, 2015, In : Digital Only Releases 
A few weeks ago, we released a Doom Metal collection under the Subarctic Nocturnes banner. As we stated at that time, it was meant to be the first of a three-part trilogy series of compilation albums that we would be releasing. Now, we present to you "Subarctic Nocturnes: Within the Ice[Volume II]", a collection of Black Metal and associated genres!



Free stream / download

Within this volume, a few different variations of Black Metal is included. The start of the album includes more fast-paced, ...

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Webshop Update - April 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - April 1, 2015

This month's webshop update is quite a small one. However, there are still some worthwhile albums added to the shop. Highlights include Suffer Yourself, Aethyr, and Way to End!!

Latest additions
-All albums listed below are in this section

HDR - D - 766 : Dead Man's Hill VS The Earth King - Cycling Between Sun And Moon
HDR - D - 767 : Forgotten Winter - Origem da Inexistencia
HDR - D - 768 : Eismond - As we hide the moon
HDR - D - 769 : Frozen Ocean - The Dyson Swarm
HD...

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Webshop Update - March 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - March 1, 2015

Apologies for the late additions to the March webshop update. We always intend to have an update at the start of each month, but it has been an exceedingly busy time for us as of late.

However, the update is now live and includes 31 new additions including many new releases from Solitude Productions / BadMoodMan Music, as well as some hidden and hard-to-find gems such as the trilogy of Funeral Doom classics from Argentinian Lovecraftian Doomsters Fungoid Dreams, B...

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Webshop Update - February 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, February 1, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - February 1, 2015

Only a small update this time as our focus is with our own releases! However, a couple of interesting items in this small update include the new issue of Forgotten Path Magazine (Issue 6), as well as some really cool (and incredibly limited) Morphinist shirts - of which we only have 4. One Black - Large, One Black - X-Large, One White - Large, and One White - XLarge.

-All albums listed below are in this section

HDR - D - 642 : Obscure - selftitle...

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Webshop Update - December 2014

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - December 2014

Short and to the point this time. We have some new titles available in the webshop this month though it's a quite small amount because currently our focus is on preparing our upcoming releases. Nonetheless, there's some nice music here and especially recommended is the latest release from Sorcier des Glaces (though it's already been out since the start of 2014)

-All albums listed below are in this section

HDR - D - 703 : Atra Hora - Via Comb...

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Distro Update: 33 New Titles added!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, August 16, 2014, In : Webshop Updates 
Distro Update: 33 new titles

It has been a fairly slow summer for new additions to the webshop but finally here is an update with 33 new albums added to the shop! There are a lot of really good gems in this list so look carefully! As usual, you can find music from each of these albums on their pages in the webshop. 

HDR - D - 645 : Kozeljnik - Null: The Acheron Of Mutiform Negation
HDR - D - 646 : Permanent Midnight - Under The Blood Moon 
HDR - D - 647 : Root - Kargeras 
HDR - D - 648 : Elderbloo...

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Distro Update: 24 New Titles, 2 New Shirts

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, May 29, 2014, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update!

Lots of really nice additions including six Skepticism albums, a couple Frostmoon Eclipse albums, the Kamera Obskur album (side project of Lunar Aurora) an Ulver shirt, a Thy Catafalque shirt, and more!

Here is a link to all the LATEST ADDITIONS

They are also all listed here:

HDR - D - 621 : Keen of the Crow - Permonition
HDR - D - 622 : Keen of the Crow - Hyborea
HDR - D - 623 : Fall of Empyrean - A Life Spent Dying
HDR - D - 624 : Kamera Obskur - Bildfänger
HDR - D - 625 : Skeptic...

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Distro Update: 46 New Titles!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 24, 2014, In : Webshop Updates 
Lo and behold, there is finally a new batch of CD's added to the webshop after a pretty sizable time has passed since the last update. A wide variety of albums from across the sonic spectrum to be sure, but this update seems to include a lot of doom, from atmospheric death-doom, to sludgy stoner metal, ambient drone-doom, black/doom metal and everything else as well! Some highlights include the latest Mourning Dawn double-album "Les sacrifiés", the new offering from ritualistic stoner drone-...
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ALBUM RELEASE: Epitimia - "(Un)reality" double-album 6 panel digipack

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, February 14, 2014, In : Release News 

Epitimia's new double-album "(Un)reality" is a culmination of over a year's hard work for the Saint-Petersburg based band which has been working on an expansive and ambitious follow-up to their last album "Faces of Insanity" released in the summer of 2012. "(Un)reality" includes lots of new innovations and interesting ideas on both the musical and conceptual sides and could easily be considered their most accomplished effort to date. Tortured black metal screams alongside a progressive and ex...

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PRE-ORDER: Epitimia - (Un)reality 2CD

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, In : Release News 
Epitimia - "(Un)reality" double-album digipack available to pre-order!



Epitimia's new double-album "(Un)reality" is a culmination of over a year's hard work for the Saint-Petersburg based band which has been working on an expansive and ambitious follow-up to their last album "Faces of Insanity" released in the summer of 2012. "(Un)reality" includes lots of new innovations and interesting ideas on both the musical and conceptual sides and could easily be considered their most accomplished effor...

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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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Song Premiere: Epitimia - Illusion III - Foretime

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Song Premiere: Epitimia - Illusion III - Foretime

A new track from the experimental and eclectic Russian Blackened Metal band is now available for free streaming and download, and the long-awaited release of the (Un)reality 2CD is not far behind! The track, entitled "Illusion III - Foretime", from the second disc and "Illusion" side of the album also includes female vocals from "M.", and could be considered one of the more "accesible" tracks on the double-album.  (Un)reality is scheduled for r...

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ALBUM RELEASE: In my Shiver - Delicate Poison

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Release News 


The new album from In my Shiver is now officially released! "Delicate Poison" is available in a CD version, or as a digital download for $5.00. As usual, you can stream the full album on Bandcamp!



In my Shiver is an experimental black metal/shoegaze band from Camerino, Italy with conceptual themes about the loneliness and sadness of modern life, cityscapes, and a critique of the dominant culture. In 2009 In my Shiver released their debut album “Black Seasons” through Solitude and Despair M...

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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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ALBUM RELEASE: Ekove Efrits - Nowhere

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, In : Release News 
Ekove Efrits releases new album "Nowhere"!

The new album from Ekove Efrits entitled "Nowhere" is now released and available for free download, $5.00 download, and in CD version for $8.00 plus shipping. The CD version comes with a thick sixteen page booklet including information and lyrics.



Ekove Efrits, the atmospheric project of Saman N. hailing from Tehran, Iran returns with a follow-up to the 2011 album “Conceptual Horizon.”With “Nowhere”, the fourth full-length album from Ekove Efri...

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PRE-ORDERS: stroszek - wild years of remorse and failures / Ekove Efrits - Nowhere

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 28, 2013, In : Release News 
New Hypnotic Dirge Records Releases available to pre-order!

Today marks the start of pre-orders for the last Hypnotic Dirge releases of 2013. We are finishing off the year with new releases from two of our long standing artists which have both released previous albums through HDR! Presented is a special double-album re-release from stroszek of re-worked early material and the followup album of 2011's Conceptual Horizon from Ekove Efrits.

New tracks from both albums have been uploaded to Bandcam...

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netra ft. We'rewolves - Dreading Consciousness EP free download available now!

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, In : Digital Only Releases 
netra ft. We'rewolves - Dreading Consciousness EP free download available now!

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A strange and unexpected collaboration between the black metal/trip-hop hybrid netra and the unconventional rap duo We'rewolves has led to the creation and release of a new digital EP entitled "Dreading Consciousness." After releasing the previous two netra full-length albums on a physical medium, Hypnotic Dirge Records is pleased to release this experimental collaboration as a free digital download!

netra, the proje...

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Hypnotic Dirge Records launches new Webstore

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 14, 2013, In : Webshop Updates 

Hypnotic Dirge Records now has a brand new webstore with all kinds of new features which were missing from the previous format.

It should be MUCH easier to navigate through everything now, there is finally an "Add-to"Cart" feature, quantities are listed directly on the store, and as well as this 50 new titles were just added to the distro for the launch of the webstore today! [DISTRO UPDATE]

A new (and much less confusing) price system is now taking effect as well. $8 for a regular CD, $10 for ...

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Distro Update: 49 New Releases

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 14, 2013, In : Webshop Updates 
A new distro update has been made for the first time in over 4 months! It's been a really busy time and these distro additions have been sitting for a long time without an update. Finally it was decided that it wouldn't make much sense to do all the work on a distro update which was getting to be almost 50 new tittles in the old format again as a new webstore was being planned for construction soon, so the work would have to be done twice. Eventually it was decided to make the new webstore in...
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netra releases "crawling" Music Video

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, In : Other 
New music video for netra's track "crawling"!! For those who might remember, around the time of the Sørbyen release, we talked about releasing a netra music video. It became a reality much later on but here is the final result! 

netra - crawling
Official Music Video, Filmed by Jason Caridi
From the album: Sørbyen



Video - Producer, Director of Photography, Editor and Actor:
Jason Caridi of
The Black Plastic Bag Productions

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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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ALBUM RELEASE: Obsidian Tongue - A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, In : Release News 
Obsidian Tongue - A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time available now!  
CD order, $5 download, free streaming

The latest album from the massachusetts-based atmospheric black metal duo Obsidian Tongue entitled "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time" is now available to order from Hypnotic Dirge Records. As usual, the album is available to order in both CD and digital version and is also available for free streaming in its entirety on both Bandcamp and Youtube.
We are also giving away Obsidian ...

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Obsidian Tongue - "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time" available to pre-order, new song streaming!

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : Release News 
Obsidian Tongue - A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time pre-orders begin today!
New track "My Hands were made to hold the wind" available to stream and download!



Today, pre-orders start on the new Obsidian Tongue album "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time"! As well as this, a new track from the album, "My Hands were Made to Hold the Wind" has been made available to stream and download. 



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Obsidian Tongue - Volume I : Subradiant Architecture available on CD and digital format!

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : Release News 

Obsidian Tongue's debut full-length album "Volume I: Subradiant Architecture" self-released last summer by the band is now available from Hypnotic Dirge as well. The CD version is available to order by itself or as a combo with the new album "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time" for a lower price. ($21 in North America, $24 Elsewhere) As well, the album has been uploaded to the HDR bandcamp page where it's available for streaming for free or to download for $5.



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Distro Update: 22 new releases!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, July 6, 2013, In : Webshop Updates 
22 new titles have been added to the distro shop.
Lots of really good classic black metal from Moribund Records, new releases from Misanthropic Art Productions, Some inaugural releases from Nine Gates Records, and the new Ov Hollowness album, The World Ends.

Here is the full list:

HDR - D - 484 : Aphotic Starfield - Of Score and Promise
HDR - D - 485 : Appalachian Winter - Ghosts of the Mountains
HDR - D - 486 : Ov Hollowness - The World Ends
HDR - D - 487 : From the Vastlands - Darkness vs Light: ...
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Obsidian Tongue signs with HDR, New album on the way!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 29, 2013, In : Band signings 
Obsidian Tongue signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records
Second album "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time" to be released: July 29, 2013
The track "Individuation" now available for streaming/download



The Massachusetts-based Black Metal duo Obsidian Tongue has signed with Hypnotic Dirge Records for the release of their forthcoming second album "A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time" which will be released in late July 2013 on Hypnotic Dirge Records as well as the band's own imprint Dissociation Re...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Galaktik Cancer Squad - Ghost Light

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 22, 2013, In : Release News 
Galaktik Cancer Squad - Ghost Light available now!  
CD order, $5 download, free streaming

The latest album from Germany's one-man progressive black metal force Galaktik Cancer Squad, entitled Ghost Light is now available to order from Hypnotic Dirge Records. As usual, the album is available in CD or digital version and is also available for free streaming in its entirety!



From the vacuous depths of space, the great pathogenic force of Galaktik Cancer Squad will once again return to haunt the au...

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Solitude Productions update [06/09/2013]

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, In : Webshop Updates 
Four new albums from Solitude Productions have been added to the HDR website. These are all albums released in March and April so the update is a little bit late, but the albums are well worth it if you have not gotten them yet. 

SP -072 : Abstract Spirit - Theomorphic Defectiveness
BMM - 058 : Darktrance - Pessimum
BMM - 059 : Alley - Amphibious
BMM - 060 : Grimfaith - Peacher Creature

By clicking on the "info" links above you can get to their page on this website, and find more info about each ...
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ALBUM RELEASE: Frigoris - Wind

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, June 7, 2013, In : Release News 
Frigoris - Wind available now for free streaming, $5 download, and CD order!

The new album from the atmospheric black metal band Frigoris entitled "Wind" is now available from Hypnotic Dirge Records. In addition to the regular CD edition which was co-released by Hypnotic Dirge and Misanthropic Art Productions, the album has also been uploaded to Bandcamp and Youtube for free streaming in its entirety, and is also available as a $5 digital download.



Although founded as a Pagan/Black Metal band, ...

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Galaktik Cancer Squad releases track 'In Lichterlosen Weiten'

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 1, 2013, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Galaktik Cancer Squad releases track 'In Licherlosen Weiten'

The track 'In Lichterlosen Weiten' from the upcoming Galaktik Cancer Squad album "Ghost Light"' has now been made available for streaming and free download on the Hypnotic Dirge Records bandcamp page! 



From the vacuous depths of space, the great pathogenic force of Galaktik Cancer Squad will once again return to haunt the aural realms of the earth with their first ever physical release, ‘Ghost Light.’ An ambitious one-man project ...

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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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New Digital Release: Australasia - Sin4tr4

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : Digital Only Releases 
Australasia - Sin4tr4 available for free download from Hypnotic Dirge Records!

Australasia is the place where unusual soundscapes come to life: ethereal guitars mix with blast beat drums and black metal riffing, giving birth to strange and fast-flowing tunes.



Here subterranean streams alternate with tidal waves, turning into cinematic pictures that can last just the blink of an eye.
Their debut EP 'Sin4tra' combines post-rock, black metal, and electronic music quite masterfully 
"Echoes and Dust"...

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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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Distribution Update: 30 New Titles added!

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, In : Webshop Updates 
A new selection of releases have been added to the distribution section including albums by Funeral, Pantheist, Mourning Beloveth, Paganland, Thy Catafalque, Panopticon, Obsidian Tongue and a lot more! Some essential doom and black metal in these new additions for sure.

Here's the full list:

HDR - D - 454 : Marche Funèbre - Norizon EP
HDR - D - 455 : Myrkvar - As en bloed
HDR - D - 456 : The Reckoning - Counterblast
HDR - D - 457 : Mrykvar - Als een Woeste Horde
HDR - D - 458 : Ascend-ency - Regre...
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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: netra - Sørbyen

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Release News 
*Originally posted September 29, 2012
 
Sørbyen, the second album from the experimental black metal project netra is now officially released! from their label In addition to the CD version, a digital version of the album is also available for free streaming or $5 downloads on bandcamp.
 


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At first, there was nothing but these memories of a cold and grey urbanism. It is meanwhile walking down the streets of Kemper, France, that netra was first thought of, back in 2003...
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ALBUM RELEASE: Silent Path - Mourner Portraits

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Release News 
*Originally posted July 28, 2012
 
Silent Path's new album 'Mourner Portraits' available now!


 

The long-awaited debut Silent Path album, 'Mourner Portraits' is now officially released! You can order the CD for $10.00 (plus shipping) from the Hypnotic Dirge Records website or download the digital album for $5.00 from bandcamp where it is also available for free streaming in its entirety! For those who are unfamiliar with the project, it is the other major project from Saman N., the Iranian musici...
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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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Ekove Efrits - Hypermnesia album is now available as a free download!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Digital Only Releases 
*Originally posted February 21, 2011
 
Ekove Efrits' 2010 Full-length album which was originally self-released last year is now available to download for free on the Hypnotic Dirge Records 'Downloads' section. The album shows Ekove Efrits' experimental vision of a neo-classical, trip-hop, black metal fusion, and in fact this was part of the reason that the album was self-released last year, as most labels did not want to take a chance on releasing the album in a physical medium. None-the-less, ...

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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.