Hypnotic Dirge News and Updates

Showing Tag: " instrumental" (Show all posts)

ALBUM NEWS: Melankolia to release fourth full-length ‘Vividarium Intervigilium Viator’ on HDR

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, In : Melankolia 
Ambient / Neo-classical composer Melankolia is set to release their fourth full-length album ‘Vividarium Intervigilium Viator’ on physical and digital formats through Hypnotic Dirge Records on December 12, 2017! 



Founded by musician Mike O’Brien, (Appalachian Winter, Veiled Monk, Ritual in Ash) Melankolia has been releasing introspective and thoughtful music since the project’s beginnings nearly 10 years ago. Three full-length albums have thus far been released - Nokturnum, Orpheus Dow...

Continue reading ...
 

ALBUM RELEASE: Black Tremor / Sea Witch

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 25, 2017, In : Black Tremor 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

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 : Black Tremor 

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...


Continue reading ...
 

New Digital Release: Australasia - Sin4tr4

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : Australasia 
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"...

Continue reading ...
 

Truthseeker - Weightless at Dawn EP released on Hypnotic Dirge for free!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, January 12, 2013, In : Truthseeker 
Truthseeker is an instrumental rock band with a dense and atmospheric sound. Their debut EP "Weightless at Dawn" features 5 slow, cinematic tracks characterized by reverb-soaked lead guitars, huge drums, textural rhythm guitars and a thick distorted bass sound. Although there are no vocals, the artwork features poems for each of the EP's songs with the exception of "Submerged". There are traces of Prog-Rock, Metal, Post-Rock/Metal, Doom and Ambient music throughout the record's 23 minutes and...

Continue reading ...