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Hypnotic Dirge Records turns 10 years old today!

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, October 21, 2018, In : General Label News 
In a small, chaotic and unorganized shared apartment ten years ago, I decided to embark on a journey to launch a record label to release music from my project Ancient Tundra and perhaps some other related projects. Never did I imagine that HDR would still be active ten years later nor that we would have the opportunity to release music from the caliber of artists we've worked with over the years!



To mark this occasion, we had plans to print some new Hypnotic Dirge merch, but unfortunately we'r...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Norilsk - Weepers of the Land

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, October 12, 2018, In : Release News 
Norilsk’s new mini-album “Weepers of the Land” is now officially released! The album is available in digipack format with a bonus track exclusive to the CD version of the album. You can also pick up a Trails of Doom pack which includes three CD's, a shirt, a patch, and a sticker. 

The main bulk of the album is streaming in full on Bandcamp and available as a “Name-Your-Price” download. 
"Coming off the heels of their latest full-length album, this fall the Canadian Death-Doom act Nori...

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PRE-ORDERS: Norilsk - Weepers of the Land; Trails of Doom Norilsk Pack

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, September 28, 2018, In : Release News 
We are now accepting pre-orders for the new Norilsk's mini-album, entitled “Weepers of the Land”, which will be released worldwide by Hypnotic Dirge Records on October 12, 2018.

Norilsk’s new opus should be viewed as a companion to last fall’s “Le passage des glaciers” as the material was written and recorded during the same time period, but with that being said there is a different feeling - seemingly of a more abrasive and desperate nature - conjured on this album’s material.

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VIDEO RELEASE: Hypnotic Dirge Records - A Black / Doom Metal Label; est. 2008

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, In : Song/Video Premieres 
We have released a new trailer video of our history, intentions, and goals as we approach our second decade of activity.  Soon enough, we will also make other announcements related to our ten year anniversary! 


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VIDEO RELEASE: Norilsk releases music video “The Way”, off their forthcoming album

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, September 17, 2018, In : Song/Video Premieres 
On October 12, doom-death entity Norilsk is set to release a brand new offering; an omen that autumn will be tuned down to doom and the bitter cold. Weepers of the Land is the follow up mini-album to last year's full length Le passage des glaciers, presenting a more abrasive and visceral Norilsk weaving stories of heritage, loss, and displacement through dynamic and atmospheric blackened death-doom metal. Weepers of the Land will be Norilsk’s third installment on Hypnotic Dirge Records.

Voca...

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ALBUM NEWS: Hypnotic Dirge Records to release new Norilsk album on October 12

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, In : Release News 
Coming off the heels of their latest full-length album “Le passage des glaciers”, this fall the Canadian Death-Doom act Norilsk returns with a collection of new material linked in concept with its previous full-length while also showcasing Norilsk’s more collaborative and multi-faceted nature. It retains the band's signature sound developed on its two full-length albums, and brings forward further openness to an array of doom-related influences.



The new mini-album, entitled “Weepers of...

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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!



Order CD
Digital [Name-Your-Price]

"Prior to the release of “Iris...

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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.



Pre-order CD
Digital [Name-Your-Price]

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. 
[Order Packs available here]



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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SONG PREMIERE: Altars of Grief reveal a third song "Broken Hymns" from the upcoming new album Iris

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 8, 2018, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Over the course of the past few weeks, we have premiered the tracks "Voices of Winter" and "Desolation" from Prairie Blackened Doom Metallers Altars of Grief's upcoming new album "Iris."

Today, we present to you - in partnership with Toilet Ov Hell - the third and last song premiere from the album before the official release on March 21. The new track, available to stream now, is entitled "Broken Hymn" and is yet another example of the band's ability to craft emotionally wrenching and powerful...

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PRE-ORDER: ALTARS OF GRIEF "Iris" pre-order packages available.

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, In : Release News 
The new album from Prairie Doom-Death band Altars of Grief is fast approaching - due for official release on March 21.

We are now taking pre-orders for Iris as well a new limited Altars of Grief shirt, and some larger packs for the true doom fanatics.

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 l...

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ALBUM RELEASES: Eye of Solitude and Marche Funèbre Split album, and Marche Funèbre's re-release of "Into the Arms of Darkness"

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 22, 2018, In : Release News 
Orders can now be placed via our website for the following two albums:

The colossal split album between England's Eye of Solitude and Belgium's Marche Funèbre.

This split album features one new song from each band, for a total of over 30 minutes of bleak funeral and doom-death metal. The album is available in a 6-panel digipack edition of 500 copies, and co-released with Cimmerian Shade Recordings.



Order 6 Panel Digipack CD
Digital Album [Name-your-price]

Tracklisting:
1 - Eye of Solitude - Collap...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Marche Funèbre - The Garden of All Things Wild [Music Video]

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, February 17, 2018, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Marche Funèbre has a new music video for their track "The Garden of All Things Wild", their epic 12+ minute track from the magnificent "Into the Arms of Darkness" album.

The main live Footage for the video was filed at Malta Doom Metal Fest in the fall of 2015 and there are some additional clips from the road filmed in November 2017.
Editing by Thierry Bervoets.

The video is being hosted on Doom-metal.com



Marche Funèbre's latest album "Into the Arms of Darkness" is being re-released through Hyp...

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SONG PREMIERE: Altars of Grief premieres new track "Desolation" from upcoming album "Iris"

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, In : Song/Video Premieres 
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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PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE: Pre-orders are now available for Eye of Solitude | Marche Funèbre Split Album || Marche Funèbre's - "Into the Arms of Darkness"

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 25, 2018, In : Release News 
Pre-orders are now available for Eye of Solitude and Marche Funèbre Split album, as well as for Marche Funèbre's re-release of "Into the Arms of Darkness"

Pre-orders are now available at Hypnotic Dirge Records for the following two albums:

The colossal split album between England's Eye of Solitude and Belgium's Marche Funèbre.
This split album features one new song from each band, for a total of over 30 minutes of bleak funeral and doom-death metal. The album is available in a 6-panel digipac...

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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: Eye of Solitude and Marche Funèbre reveal tracklisting and cover art for upcoming split album

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 18, 2018, In : Release News 
"Collapse" and "Darkness"; two facets of sorrow, two sides of extreme doom metal, two long songs combined into one monumental split album. England's Eye of Solitude offers"Collapse," a marching funeral doom track shrouded in a thick smoky atmosphere, and carrying the grandeur of the band's latest offerings. Of equal crushing proportion, Belgium's Marche Funèbre presents "Darkness," an epic doom-death track that combines their signature blend of riff and growl, along with powerful melodies an...

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ALBUM NEWS: Marche Funèbre to re-release full-length album "Into the Arms of Darkness" on February 22, 2018

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, In : Band signings 
In conjunction with the new split album with Eye of Solitude, Hypnotic Dirge Records is proud to be re-releasing Marche Funèbre's magnus opus Into the Arms of Darkness, on February 22. Originally co-released almost one year to the day on BadMoodMan Music, Moscow Funeral League and Frozen Light, the album received praise among the doom metal scene for its mature songwriting and fine balance of traditional doom and doom-death elements, making it Marche Funèbre's best album to date, and a must...

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Eye of Solitude and Marche Funèbre US/Canada West Coast Tour in March 2018

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, January 15, 2018, In : Live Shows 
As previously announced, England’s Eye of Solitude and Belgium’s Marche Funèbre from Belgium are set to release a very special split release on February 22, in partnership with Hypnotic Dirge Records and Cimmerian Shade Recordings. This split album was written and recorded to coincide with an important milestone for both of these bands as they will soon embark on their first ever trek to North America playing eleven dates throughout Western USA and Canada. The tour will begin in Seattle,...

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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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ALBUM NEWS: Eye of Solitude and Marche Funèbre to release split album on February 22, 2018

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, January 7, 2018, In : Release News 
Two veteran doom-death bands - Eye of Solitude from England, and Marche Funèbre from Belgium - are set to release a very special split release on February 22, in partnership with Hypnotic Dirge Records and Cimmerian Shade Recordings. The split album, which will be released in a 6 panel digipack in an edition of 500 copies, will include one new song of epic length from each band, both of which were recorded in late 2017. The album will be available to order from both labels soon, as well as f...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Norilsk - Le passage des glaciers

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, November 25, 2017, In : Release News 
Today is the official release of Norilsk's second full-length album "Le passage des glaciers" - an album about mourning and departure and a perfect soundtrack to the cold winter ahead...



Tracklist:
1. Midnight Sun
2. Le puits de l'oubli
3. Namolennye
4. La voie des morts
5. Ghosts of Loss (Passage part I)
6. Noirceur intérieure
7. L'érosion (Passage part II)
8. Ellesmere 
You can now stream the album in full on Bandcamp. 
If you enjoy it, the album is also available for donation-based download. (name-...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: The Sludgelord premieres Norilsk's new lyric video for “Noirceur intérieure”

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
French-Canadian band Norilsk is back with a captivating new album, as thick and heavy as permafrost. Le passage des glaciers follows in the footsteps of 2015's album 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 with a blackened doom-death album tainted with frozen melodies, misty atmospheres, and reflective lyrical passages.

The Sludgelord is premiering Norilsk's video for t...

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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 NEWS: HDR reveals artwork and details on Norilsk's new album Le passage des glaciers

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, In : Release News 
Canadian doom-death band Norilsk is set to release their latest slab of music on November 24, on Hypnotic Dirge Records. Incorporating a greater amount of cold melodies and delving further into forward-thinking structures, this new album has equal amount of unorthodox conventions, dark mysteries, and deadly hooks. As lyricist Nic Miquelon mentions, “Anyone who has followed us so far and enjoyed our musical landscape might be carried away into the distance with Le passage des glaciers. There...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Odradek Room - A Man of Silt

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, October 13, 2017, In : Release News 
The second album from the progressive doom metal band Odradek Room from Mariupol, Ukraine, entitled "A Man of Silt" is officially released today as a joint release between Hypnotic Dirge and Solitude Productions!!

The limited 6 Panel digipack is still available to order, and as of today, the regular jewel case edition is also available.  




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RELEASE NEWS: Hypnotic Dirge Records to release second Norilsk album "Le passage des glaciers" on November 24, 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, In : Release News 
Deep, cold, and far away: Norilsk – the northernmost city, located in Siberia far above the arctic circle, evokes ideas of hardship, darkness, and doom. Despite its isolation, the name also brings images of nordic beauty, mystery, and a majestic reverence.




Capturing these contrasting notions into music, French-Canadian band Norilsk is back with a captivating new album, as thick and heavy as permafrost. Le passage des glaciers (The Passage of Glaciers) follows in the footsteps of 2015's album...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Odradek Room - A Man of Silt

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, October 8, 2017, In : Release News 
The new album from Ukrainian progressive doom band Odradek Room, entitled "A Man of Silt" is now premiering in full on various publications. 



Album Premiere at Legacy Magazine
Album Premiere at Friedhof Magazine
Album Premiere at Kvlt.pl
Album Premiere at Moshville
Album Premiere at Rockhard
Album Premiere at Pure Grain Audio

Odradek Room's "A Man of Silt" is set for release this coming Thursday October 12. 
You can pre-order the limited 6 panel digipack edition of the album now.

Tracklist:
1 Arising i...

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PRE-ORDERS: Odradek Room - A Man of Silt

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, September 25, 2017, In : Release News 
The new album from the progressive doom metal band Odradek Room is now available to pre-order. A special edition of the "A Man of Silt" album, released as a 6 panel digipack with an album booklet has been made available during pre-orders and is limited to a total of 200 copies - 100 copies through Hypnotic Dirge, 100 through BadMoodMan Music.

An Odradek Room discography pack, where you can pick up both Odradek Room CD's for a discounted price is also available. For an extra $C6, you can also o...

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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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SONG PREMIERE: Odradek Room - Mirror Labyrinth

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
No Clean Singing is premiering the track "Mirror Labyrinth" from Odradek Room's upcoming album - "A Man of Silt", out in early October from Hypnotic Dirge Records and BadMoodMan Music!



Stream on NCS
Bandcamp Page

"The song we’re bringing you today is as mysterious and haunting as the Kafka story that provided the inspiration for the band’s name. Its intensity ebbs and flows. Slow and somber at first, with a spectral guitar melody as the centerpiece of the intro, it becomes more urgent, in pa...

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RELEASE NEWS: Odradek Room - A Man of Silt

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, August 18, 2017, In : Release News 

Odradek Room, a progressive metal band with doom elements returns this autumn with their follow-up to their mature and intelligent debut album “Bardo. Relative Reality.” released in 2013. A four piece located in Mariupol, Ukraine, Odradek Room (named after Franz Kafka's short story The Cares of a Family Man [1919]) uses doom metal as a base, but explores other musical genres to paint a rich palette of texture and atmosphere. Lyrically rooted in spiritual and philosophical themes, this is ...


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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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ALBUM RELEASE: Vin de Mia Trix - Palimpsests

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, June 2, 2017, In : Release News 
ALBUM RELEASE: Vin de Mia Trix - Palimpsests [2CD]
May 31, 2017

Today is the day! The monumental, epic, and ambitious piece of Progressive Funeral Doom (and so many other genres) is now released. Presented in a 4 panel digipack with a luxurious 36 page booklet. Mastered by Damon Good of Mournful Congregation Official and co-released with Cimmerian Shade Recordings.

Thanks to everyone who was involved in this release, and most importantly to the band for their creativity and for trusting us to he...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Vin de Mia Trix - Palimpsests double-album on Terrorizer!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, May 27, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Vin de Mia Trix's new album "PALIMPSESTS" is streaming in FULL on Terrorizer!

Enjoy!

Official release next Wednesday through Hypnotic Dirge and Cimmerian Shade Recordings, but the albums arrived from Ukraine yesterday so your pre-orders (and all subsequent orders) will be shipped this weekend!



Order 2CD Here

“Each song on the album covers one such archetype, combining several versions of the same story, reaching out to the old tales and myths. To strengthen this link with the past, we inserted ...

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PRE-ORDER: Vin de Mia Trix - Palimpsests

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, May 12, 2017, In : Release News 
PRE-ORDER: Vin de Mia Trix - Palimpsests
May 12, 2016

We're now taking pre-orders for Vin de Mia Trix's upcoming double-album "Palimpsests", officially released on May 31.

Pre-order 2CD Digipack
Pre-order Digital

The new work brings together nearly 100 minutes of extreme progressive funeral doom presented as four lengthy tracks that each tell a story of a certain archetype - common stories that are in our collective consciousness. Stories so significant and influential that they appear in various ...

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UPCOMING RELEASE / SONG PREMIERE: Vin de Mia Trix unveil upcoming double concept album

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, In : Song/Video Premieres 

April 19, 2017


Ukrainian progressive doom metal band Vin de Mia Trix is set to release their new album titled “Palimpsests” on May 31, 2017 through two North American labels - Hypnotic Dirge Records and Cimmerian Shades Recordings. The twenty-one minute track "Pharmakos" is premiering on Invisible Oranges


Following on the heels of their 2013 full-length “Once Hidden from Sight” and a 2016 split with Nethermost (USA), Vin de Mia Trix have truly raised the bar on this release, working...


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ALBUM RELEASE: Black Tremor / Sea Witch

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 25, 2017, In : Release News 
Today, together with Sunmask Records we are releasing the long-awaited split album between Black Tremor and Sea Witch. This release was initially planned for last fall through Sunmask. A couple months ago, they approached me and asked if HDR would want to be involved and indeed it was a pleasure to take part in this release!! Black Tremor and Sea Witch have both been bands in the radar for potential releases for a while, so agreeing to co-release this split was an easy decision to make!

As has...

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RELEASE NEWS: Sunmask and Hypnotic Dirge team up to release Black Tremor / Sea Witch split release

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 2, 2017, In : Release News 

Sunmask and Hypnotic Dirge present a split release from two of the best heavy instrumental bands out of Canada: The progressive folk doom of the prairies - Black Tremor, and the atmospheric nautical doom of the maritimes - Sea Witch.

Black Tremor are a three piece stoner folk doom band from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Bass, drum and violin roil across the flatlands in advance of the coming storm... Melancholic violin swirls above the grit of fuzzed out slide bass and the beating drums; glimpses...


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Webshop Update : January 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, In : Webshop Updates 

Webshop Update - January 2017

The new Solitude Productions releases from November / December 2015 are now available in our shop!

Latest Additions

SP - 119 : Sorrowful Land - Of Ruins…
SP - 120 : Ordog - The Grand Wall
SP - 121 : A Dream of Poe - A Waltz for Apophenia
SP - 122 : Crypt of Silence - Awareness Ephemera


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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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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: Subterranean Disposition - Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, In : Release News 
Today's the day! The second album from the eclectic apocalyptic doom band Subterranean Disposition is officially released through Hypnotic Dirge Records / Solitude Productions!



Nearly four years after releasing the debut self-titled album, Melbourne based Experimental Death-Doom band Subterranean Disposition returns with a massive new full-length album entitled “Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure.” With over two decades of experience in various projects, (including in bands such as C...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Subterranean Disposition - Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, June 10, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Ahead of Mondays release of the new Subterranean Disposition album, "Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure" head over now to Invisible Oranges to stream the album in its entirety, with an eloquent introduction and overview from Jon Rosenthal.


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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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RECORDING DOCUMENTARY: Subterranean Disposition - The Making of..."Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure"

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 2, 2016, In : General Label News 
Subterranean Disposition's second album "Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure" is due to be released on June 13, 2016. [Pre-order CD here]

Watch this mini-documentary about the recording process and creation of this album including a lot of behind the scenes footage, and an interview with SD founded Terry Vainoras!



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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 : General Label News 
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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ALBUM UPDATE: New Subterranean Disposition album coming soon!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 21, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
New Subterranean Disposition album “Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure” to be released on June 13, 2016
April 20, 2016

Melbourne based Experimental Death-Doom band Subterranean Disposition reveals the track “Wooden Kimono Fixative” from their upcoming sophomore album “Contagiuum and the Landscapes of Failure” which will be released on Hypnotic Dirge Records / Solitude Productions on June 13, 2016! Taking the name from a Tom Waits coined phrase – ( Wooden Kimono being slang f...

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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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Webshop Update: April 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 9, 2016, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - April 2016

This month's webshop additions are really sparce, but all four of the albums added are excellent and well worth your time. There is something to be said about quality > quantity.

Latest Additions
-All albums listed below are in this section

HDR - D - 852 : Funeral Moth - Transience
HDR - D - 853 : Lifeblood - Shattered Wishes
HDR - D - 854 : Ataraxie - Slow Transcending Agony
HDR - D - 855 : Harrow - Fallow Fields
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ALBUM RELEASE: Immensity - The Isolation Splendour

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, March 21, 2016, In : Release News 
After years of preparation, today marks the release of the debut album from this Greek Doom Band on Hypnotic Dirge Records and BadMoodMan Music! Almost 80 minutes of music is included on the album including their original 2012 Demo "The Lonely Aquarelle."



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Intricate, melancholic, and melodic doom that will appeal to listeners of My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, early-Anathema. and Draconian among others is what you should expect to find on this album, so if you are a fan of e...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: Immensity premieres new album "The Isolation Splendour" on Metalunderground.com

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 19, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Need a new death / doom fix? The Greek outfit Immensity has teamed up with us at Metalunderground.com to exclusively premiere full new album "The Isolation Splendour" ahead of its release date! [LINK]

"The Isolation Splendour" features five brand new lengthy tracks and includes two tracks from “The Lonely Aquarelle” demo as bonus, so that the entire band discography will be included in this release.



Check out this comprehensive slab of atmospheric and melodic death doom below, for fans of M...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Immensity - "The Sullen" [Lyric Video]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 17, 2016, In : Song/Video Premieres 
Immensity - The Sullen
From the album: The Isolation Splendour
Lyric Video created by: Erik Labossiere / Wikked Twist Films




Thanks to Nefarious Realm for hosting the video premiere!

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Hypnotic Dirge Records and BadMoodMan Music presents the debut album entitled “The Isolation Splendour” from the Greek doomsters “Immensity” Active since 2009, Immensity is a six-piece atmospheric death-doom band from Athens. Since their founding, they have played many shows and in 2012...

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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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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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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: Womb - Deception Through Your Lies

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 29, 2015, In : Release News 
ALBUM RELEASE: Womb - Deception Through Your Lies
November 30, 2015

The debut album from the Spanish Funeral Doom band "Womb" is available on CD for the first time as of today from Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Productions! 200 copies are available for sale from each label.



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Donation-based Digital Download

Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Productions presents the debut album from the Spanish death-doom band “Womb”, entitled “Deception Through Your...

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Webshop Update: December 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 29, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - December 2015

We have added new stock from Solitude Productions to our webshop for our December update, including some special albums released this past July on Solitude to celebrate their 10th anniversary - namely deluxe re-releases of Funeral's "In Fields of Pestilent Grief" and Fallen's "selftitled". Raventale's latest album "Dark Substance of Dharma" is also an absolute gem!

All albums listed below are in this section

SP - 104 : Luna - On the Other Side of Li...

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RELEASE NEWS: Womb - "Deception Through Your Lies" album to be released November 30, 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, In : Release News 
RELEASE NEWS: “Womb - Deception Through Your Lies” album to be released on November 30!

Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Productions will be releasing the debut album from the Spanish doom-death band “Womb” on November 30, 2015. This will be the first of a trilogy of new co-releases between Hypnotic Dirge and Solitude Productions. Womb’s debut album, entitled “Deception Through Your Lies” was released digitally by the band earlier this year and now it will be released in physi...

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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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BAND SIGNING / RELEASE NEWS: Immensity - The Isolation Splendour

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, In : Band signings 
BAND SIGNING / RELEASE NEWS: Greek doomsters “Immensity” signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records / Solitude Productions for release of debut album “The Isolation Splendour”
October 21, 2015



Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Productions has come to an agreement with the Greek doomsters “Immensity” to release their debut album “The Isolation Splendour” on CD format in early 2016! Active since 2009, Immensity is a six-piece atmospheric death-doom band from Athens founded by Andreas Kel...

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General Hypnotic Dirge Update: Future Plans and Releases

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, September 21, 2015, In : General Label News 
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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VIDEO PREMIERE: Norilsk - Nature Morte

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, September 3, 2015, In : Song/Video Premieres 
NEWS: Quebec doom-death band Norilsk unveil new music video for the track "Nature Morte"
September 3, 2015

Quebec's doom-death band Norilsk has unveiled the second music video off their first full length album, The Idea of North, released earlier in 2015 on Hypnotic Dirge Records. An unorthodox folk-inspired deconstruction, the spooky "Nature Morte" (Still Life) represents Norilsk's atmospheric side. The dark and melancholic images of the video were shot in the haunted woods north of the Ottawa...

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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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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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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: 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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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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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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Orphans of Dusk signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records / Solitude Productions

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, March 20, 2015, In : Band signings 
Orphans of Dusk signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records / Solitude Productions
March 20, 2015

Orphans of Dusk has come to an agreement with Hypnotic Dirge Records and Solitude Productions to release their debut EP ‘Revenant’ cooperatively in early May! The album will be released in a jewel case CD, alongside a free 11cm x 7cm logo sticker!



Orphans of Dusk is a gothic death/doom band being projected into the stars from the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand/Australia. One of the few bands from this r...

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CONTEST: Win Lycanthia / Atten ash signed 7" test pressing!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 14, 2015, In : General Label News 
CONTEST:
Win a test pressing of the Lycanthia / Atten Ash split 7" vinyl which was signed by everyone from Atten Ash and everyone from Lycanthia, all of the signatures of the nine musicians involved in the recording! These two vinyls traveled to North Carolina, USA, and Sydney, Australia to get signed, and are now here in Saskatoon. On April 4, a draw will take place and two people will win a test pressing each!



To enter:
Send an email to hypnoticdirgerecords@hotmail.com with the subject line "E...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Norilsk - The Idea of North

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Release News 
ALBUM RELEASE: Norilsk - The Idea of North
March 10, 2015

Norilsk's "The Idea of North" is now released! Hopefully it is still cold and miserable wherever you are! 

"Remote is the North and long are its nights.
Solitude is every man's friend and doom is his lullaby"

The digipack CD is available from us, alongside some remaining copies of a beautiful 43cm x 28cm full-color Norilsk poster, as well as a Norilsk sticker. Alternatively, a limited run of 50 tapes are available from Dwyer Records, and if...

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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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ALBUM RELEASE: Atten Ash - The Hourglass

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 19, 2015, In : Release News 
The official worldwide release of the Atten Ash - The Hourglass album is upon us! 

The album is available in a gorgeous physical digipack CD, with a 12 page booket including all lyrics and liner notes for $10.00 + shipping, together with a free 11cm x 7cm Atten Ash sticker. The album is also available for free and unlimited streaming / download on the official Hypnotic Dirge Bandcamp page, so if you've been awaiting the re-release for a while, and first heard of the album through the Hypnotic ...

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PRE-ORDER : Norilsk - The Idea of North

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 5, 2015, In : Release News 
Norilsk - The Idea of North available to pre-order!
New Norilsk track “Planète heurt available to stream/download!
February 5, 2015

Named after Siberia’s northernmost city, home of a famous heavy metal smelting complex, Norilsk is a doom-death band from Gatineau (Québec), Canada. After releasing an  EP, “Japetus” last summer, Norilsk’s first full-length album - “The Idea of North” will be released through CD, tape, and digital formats on March 10, 2015!



Hypnotic Dirge Records is n...

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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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Lycanthia / Atten Ash Split 7" Vinyl Available!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 22, 2015, In : Release News 
Lycanthia / Atten Ash Split 7" Vinyl Available!
January 22, 2015

Today - January 22 - marks the official release of the Lycanthia / Atten Ash Band Split 7" Vinyl!!

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The vinyl is limited to 140 copies through HDR, and is available for $7.00 + shipping in our webshop. As a special bonus, those who order the vinyl will also receive three high-quality 11cm x 7cm stickers of Hypnotic Dirge, Lycanthia, and Atten Ash!

For those who prefer digital (or wants to listen / download in...

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'Norilsk' unveils cover artwork and title of forthcoming album "The Idea of North"!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 15, 2015, In : Release News 
NEWS: Death-doom entity 'Norilsk' unveils cover artwork and title of forthcoming album "The Idea of North"
January 15, 2015



Named after Siberia’s northernmost city, home of a famous heavy metal smelting complex, Norilsk is a doom-death band from Gatineau (Québec), Canada. After releasing an EP, Japetus, in July 2014, Norilsk now unveils details about their debut album, “The Idea of North”, out on March 10, 2015. 

“The Idea of North” is a doom-death album crafted for the winter season:...

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Pre-order begins: HDR - V - 001 : Lycanthia / Atten Ash [Split 7" Vinyl]

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Release News 

Lycanthia and Atten Ash announce release of split 7" Vinyl December 6, 2014


Doom bands Lycanthia and Atten Ash have collaborated to deliver a new limited split 7" this winter. Featuring “The Harbinger” for Lycanthia, and “City in the Sea” for Atten Ash, this split will serve as a prelude to each band's forthcoming full-length albums as well as present a very first vinyl release for everyone involved! There will only be 300 copies printed with 140 available for sale through Hypnotic Dir...


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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: 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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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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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 Interview with Black Phoenix Rising Forum [September 20, 2013]

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, September 20, 2013, In : Interviews 
Recently, I was asked to answer some questions for the Forum "Black Phoenix Rising" 
Original Link

You may have already seen Hypnotic Dirge Records featured in the labels forum on here, an excellent underground label which operates on a non profit basis and is dedicated to putting out high quality music from some incredibly talented bands. Here's an interview with Nick Skog, founder of Hypnotic Dirge which hopefully will give you some insight into how things operate from the perspective of an u...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Vin de Mia Trix - Once Hidden From Sight

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, In : Release News 
Vin de Mia Trix - 'Once Hidden From Sight'
Available now in CD edition or FREE digital download!

The debut album from the Ukrainian doom metal band Vin de Mia Trix entitled "Once Hidden From Sight" is now officially released and available in both CD format in a luxurious 12 page booklet with full lyrics and as a name-your-price (free) download from Bandcamp!! 



"After numerous gigs (including Doom Over Kiev, Moscow Doom Fest, and supporting Saturnus, Mourning Beloveth and Autumnia among others), ...

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Vin de Mia Trix - Once Hidden From Sight available to pre-order, new song streaming

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, August 16, 2013, In : Release News 
Vin de Mia Trix - Once Hidden From Sight available to pre-order now!
New song "A Study in Scarlet" now streaming and available to download!


The debut album from the Ukrainian Doom band Vin de Mia Trix entitled "Once Hidden From Sight" is now available to pre-order with the official CD release following soon on August 26, 2013.

After a long wait, finally a new track is available online as well to mark this occasion -  "A Study in Scarlet", the opening track from the upcoming album!

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Solitude Productions Update [08/14/2013]

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, In : Webshop Updates 
New titles from Solitude Productions, BadMoodMan Music, and Slow Burn Records have arrived from Russia including the new album from When Nothing Remains (ft. Johan Ericson of Draconian, and Doom:VS), Wine From Tears, Helllight, and more.

SP - 073 : When Nothing Remains - Thy Dark Serenity
SP - 074 : Station Dysthymia - Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out
SP - 075 : Helllight - No God Above, No Devil Below
Webstore: Solitude Releases

BMM - 061 : Wine From Tears - Glad to be Dead
BMM...

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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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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: Nethermost - Alpha EP

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, In : Release News 
Nethermost - Alpha EP available now for free streaming, $2.50 download, and CD order

The debut album from the new melodic death-doom band from South Texas is now available from Hypnotic Dirge Records. In addition to the regular CD edition, the album has also been uploaded to Bandcamp and Youtube for free streaming in its entirety, and is also available as a $2.50 digital download.



Nethermost's debut EP release ¨Alpha,¨ a tribute to nature and the four elements paints a deep and obscure timele...

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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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Vin de Mia Trix - Once Hidden in Sight to be co-released by Hypnotic Dirge/Solitude Prod.

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, In : Band signings 

Doom band Vin de Mia Trix signs with Hypnotic Dirge/Solitude Productions for co-release in September!


 
The first co-release between Hypnotic Dirge Records (Canada) and Solitude Productions (Russia) will see the light of day in September 2013 and it will be doom band Vin de Mia Trix's debut full-length album "Once Hidden in Sight" which the band has been preparing and perfecting for quite some time.

Vin de Mia Trix is a band from Kyiv, Ukraine. Its music is a blend of different doom metal subgen...
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Solitude Productions Update [04/25/2013]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 25, 2013,
Much overdue but here it is. Another batch of fresh doom metal from the cold barren lands of our eastern european friends at Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Music and the great bands on its roster. This time, we have some new releases from Doomed, Evoke Thy Lords, Mental Torment, the re-press of Ea II, as well as some other new albums.

SP - 026 : Ea - Ea II
SP - 067 : Amily - To all in graves
SP - 068 : Doomed - In my own abyss
SP - 069 : Who Dies in Siberian Slush - We have been dead since long ...
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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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ALBUM RELEASE: Lycanthia - Oligarchy

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 11, 2013, In : Release News 
Lycanthia - Oligarchy
Available for free streaming, $5 digital download, as well as digipack, and jewelcase physical editions!



 Around this time last year, the doom stalwarts Lycanthia released their new full-length album Oligarchy independently in Australia, and now the album will get a worldwide release through Hypnotic Dirge Records. The new full-length album is available in both digipack and jewelcase formats, as well as digitally through the label's bandcamp page for $5. The Oligarchy phys...
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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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ALBUM RELEASE: Odradek Room - Bardo. Relative Reality.

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 9, 2013, In : Release News 
Odradek Room - Bardo. Relative Reality. available for free streaming, $5 download, and digipack order!



The debut album from the Ukrainian progressive death-doom band Odradek Room is now available to order from Hypnotic Dirge Records. The 'Bardo. Relative Reality.' album consists of seven songs and an hour playtime, released in a digipack with a 12 page booklet including the full album's lyrics in both Russian and English. The album is also available online for free streaming and $5 digital dow...
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Odradek Room releases new track 'Suffocation' from upcoming album, "Bardo. Relative Reality." Album is now available to pre-order!

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, February 24, 2013, In : Release News 

The track 'Suffocation' from Odradek Room's upcoming album 'Bardo. Relative Reality' has now been made available for streaming and free download. This is now the third song to be made available from 'Bardo. Relative Reality' and this one really explores the softer and slower side of Odradek Room's multifaceted sound weaving dreamy melody, soulful vocals, and a melancholic atmosphere. Clean vocals sung in Russian are also clearly heard on this track and this language really works well to creat...
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Subterranean Disposition/Lycanthia Dual Album Launch 2013 Tour

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 24, 2013, In : Live Shows 

Hypnotic Dirge Records, Metalobsession.net and MMK promotions proudly presents a dual album launch for two of Australia's best Doom exports, Lycanthia and Subterranean Disposition, on their Australian east coast tour this February, March and April.


 

Longstanding Australian Death-Doom/Gothic Metal band Lycanthia are due to release their latest Album 'Oligarchy' in a digi-pak format, through Hypnotic Dirge Records. Their music is described as dark, aggressive and emotional sound scapes fused wit...
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Distro Update: 36 New Titles

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, December 13, 2012, In : Webshop Updates 
Distro Update: 36 new albums added to distro shop!

36 new titles from Arx Productions, Misanthropic Art Productions/Onion Music, Midwinter Records, Naturmacht Productions, Total Rust Music, God-is-Myth Records, and Order of Theta Records have been added to the Hypnotic Dirge distro shop.

HDR - D - 385 : Varulv - Hellish Presence
HDR - D - 386 : Atrium Noctis - Home
HDR - D - 387 : Arbor Ira - ...meine Traume, vergangene
HDR - D - 388 : Bard Brann/Ekove Efrits - Key to the Kingdom of Shadows
HDR - D...
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ALBUM RELEASE: Subterranean Disposition - self-titled

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

Subterranean Disposition album streaming in full and available to order!



Subterranean Disposition is an experimental death-doom recording project from Terry Vainoras, a veteran of the underground Australian metal scene spanning a career almost two decades in length and also known for his involvement with Cryptic Darkness, The Eternal, and Insomnius Dei. The debut album from Subterranean Disposition is now available to order from Hypnotic Dirge Records, in bo...

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