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ALBUM RELEASE: Altars of Grief - This Shameful Burden [Deluxe re-release]

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Altars of Grief's debut album "This Shameful Burden", originally released independently in 2014 and sold out for quite some time is now officially re-released by Hypnotic Dirge.

Copies arrived from the plant yesterday afternoon and all pre-orders were shipped last night and this morning! Altars of Grief are playing back to back Alberta shows in Edmonton and Calgary this weekend and will have copies with them on the road as well!



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

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



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Prior to the release of “Iris”, prairie doom metal band Altars of Grief had already emerged on the Western Canadian doom metal scene with the release of t...

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

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

Scholomance Webzine is premiering the music video at this link.



The video was co-directed by Wikked Twist Films, l...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Altars of Grief - Iris

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, In : Release News 
Altars of Grief'’s new album “Iris” is officially released today. 
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Following the acclaimed Of Ash and Dying Light split album of 2015, Canadian Prairies doom metal juggernaut Altars of Grief is back with Iris, a second full length album of devastating proportions. This new blackened doom offering introduces new levels of dynamics and textures, and while it is the more accomplished work from the Saskatchewan band to date, it also carries the darkness and light ...

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

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, March 16, 2018, In : Song/Video Premieres 
We are pleased to announce some exciting news today. The wait is over! You can now listen to Altars of Grief's new album "Iris" in its entirety courtesy of Noisey.



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

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ALBUM NEWS / SONG PREMIERE: Altars of Grief reveals cover artwork and releases a first song from the upcoming new album Iris

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, January 22, 2018, In : Release News 
Following the acclaimed Of Ash and Dying Light split album of 2015, Canadian Prairies doom metal juggernaut Altars of Grief is back with Iris, a second full length album of devastating proportions. This new blackened doom offering introduces new levels of dynamics and textures, and while it is the more accomplished work from the Saskatchewan band to date, it also carries the darkness and light personality that Altars of Grief developed since 2013. On Iris, melancholy and storytelling reaches ...

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ALBUM NEWS: Altars of Grief to release new album Iris on March 21, on Hypnotic Dirge Records

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 11, 2018, In : Release News 
Since its inception in the Winter months of 2013, Saskatchewan's Altars of Grief grew to become one of the most dominant doom metal bands from the Canadian Prairies. In its first five years, it played numerous festival and toured Western Canada on several occasions, developing a bold scenic presence and memorable visual identity. Along with its symphonic signature sound, the band is also known for weaving soaring choral arrangements with powerful, driving death metal; morose, gothic doom and ...

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PRE-ORDER: Norilsk - Le passage des glaciers album packs, shirts, and CD's available!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 9, 2017, In : Release News 
The new album from French-Canadian Doom-Death Band Norilsk is fast approaching - due for official release on November 24. We are now taking pre-orders for "Le passage des glaciers" as well a new limited Norilsk shirt, and some larger packs for the true doom fanatics.

"Le passage des glaciers" follows in the footsteps of 2015's The Idea of North, but expands the sound considerably. From a sludgy slab of doom-death, the band has carved further into the icy influences of dark metal, to emerge wit...

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SONG PREMIERE: Doom-Metal.com streams NORILSK's new song 'Ghosts of Loss' (feat. Pim Blankenstein)

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, November 3, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Hypnotic Dirge Records is set to release Norilsk's new album Le passage des glaciers (The Passage of Glaciers) on November 24. The Canadian metal outfit invites Winter and darkness into our homes this month, carrying the cold touch of doom and death.



Norilsk's latest offering will feature guest vocal appearance from Pim Blankenstein (Officium Triste, The 11th Hour, Extreme Cold Winter, Clouds) on song 'Ghosts of Loss.' Nic Miquelon comments: “When I wrote 'Ghosts of Loss', I had in mind band...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Negative Voice - Cold Redrafted

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, April 11, 2016, In : Release News 
Today marks the release of the Negative Voice's new album "Cold Redrafted" on Hypnotic Dirge Records / BadMoodMan Music!



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Based in Moscow, Negative Voice have been in existence since 2000. After an independently released EP in 2010, they released their debut album “Infinite Dissonance” in 2013 on Inverse Records which received a lot of favourable reviews and comparisons to old-Katatonia, October Tide, and Daylight Dies. It was with this album that Negative Voice drew ou...

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ALBUM PREMIERE : Negative Voice premieres new album "Cold Redrafted" on No Clean Singing

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 9, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Listen to the Negative Voice "Cold Redrafted' premiere on No Clean Singing here.

About two weeks ago, in one of our Shades of Black posts, I wrote about two songs (“Limitation” and “Karmic Pattern” by Moscow’s Negative Voice that made an immediate and strong impression when I heard them. Those two tracks appear on the band’s second album, Cold Redrafted. I’ve now heard the rest of the songs, and you can, too — because we’re premiering a full stream just a couple of days in ad...

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PRE-ORDERS: Negative Voice - Cold Redrafted

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 17, 2016, In : Release News 
PRE-ORDERS: Negative Voice - Cold Redrafted
March 15, 2016

We are now taking pre-orders for our next release to follow Immensity's "The Isolation Splendour" release on March 21, 2016. The album in question is the second album of Moscow-based Blackened Melodic Doom Metal band "Negative Voice" another collaboration between Hypnotic Dirge Records and BadMoodMan Music (Solitude Productions' side label).
The album is set for release on April 11 and pre-orders will be shipped at the beginning of April...

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Negative Voice to release new album “Cold Redrafted” on Hypnotic Dirge / Solitude Prod this Spring!

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, January 18, 2016, In : Band signings 
Negative Voice to release new album “Cold Redrafted” on Hypnotic Dirge / Solitude Prod this Spring!
January 19, 2015

Negative Voice has come to an agreement with Hypnotic Dirge Records / Solitude Productions to release their second full-length album entitled “Cold Redrafted” this spring! Recorded throughout 2014 / 2015 by the Wiesławski brothers in Hertz Recording Studio, in Bialystok, Poland, Negative Voice has prepared a solid and cohesive melodic blackened doom metal album. You can ...

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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.
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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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SONG PREMIERE: Altars of Grief - In Dying Light

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 25, 2015, In : Song/Video Premieres 
SONG PREMIERE: Altars of Grief - In Dying Light
June 25, 2015

Last week, No Clean Singing premiered a track from Nachtterror's side of the "Of Ash and Dying Light" split record and now this week it's Altars of Grief's turn! No Clean Singing is premiering the track "In Dying Light" from Altars of Grief' side, giving you an opportunity to finally hear a track from both bands on this split album!



We are currently accepting pre-orders for the limited 10" split record between Nachtterror and Altars o...

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PRE-ORDER / SONG PREMIERE: Nachtterror - The Breath of the World Ablaze

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 25, 2015, In : Song/Video Premieres 
PRE-ORDER / SONG PREMIERE: 
Nachtterror / Altars of Grief - “Of Ash and Dying Light” available to pre-order!
No Clean Singing premiering Nachtterror track “The Breath of the World Ablaze”
June 18, 2015

The long-awaited split release between two eclectic southern-Saskatchewan metal acts - Nachtterror and Altars of Grief - is now available to pre-order! Beginning with a Blackened Doom foundation, both Nachtterror and Altars of Grief branch from there and incorporate various other influences...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Orphans of Dusk - Revenant

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Release News 
May 4, 2015

The CD edition of the Orphans of Dusk - Revenant album is finally available through Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Productions! Initially, the band self-released their debut EP digitallyin the summer of 2014 but after some really positive reactions from doom listeners and the press, and some demand for a physical version, it became clear that it was well worth it to give this album a physical CD release while we wait for the Orphans to be reborn and to bring forth new music. F...

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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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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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