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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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Webshop Update - August 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, August 3, 2017, In : Webshop Updates 
We have brought in a very limited assortment of vinyl from Vendetta Records in Germany. As of now, we only have 2 copies of each of these in stock, but if this goes well, we will continue stocking these and other vinyl releases from Vendetta.

Due to high international shipping costs for LP's and especially Double LP's, we recommend that you order directly from Vendetta Records if you live in Europe. Ordering from us makes more sense if you are from Canada or the US.

Latest Additions Link

Vinyl:
V...

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PRE-ORDERS : Kval - Kval

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

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

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

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PRE-ORDERS: Kassad - Faces Turn Away

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

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



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

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

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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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Webshop Update - May 21, 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, May 21, 2017, In : Webshop Updates 
WEBSHOP UPDATE:
Rather than waiting until the end of the month as usual - especially considering the new Vin de Mia Trix album comes out on May 31, I've decided to add our new webshop additions today.

Not too many, but some real gems that have come all the way from India (Transcending Obscurity Records) and the Czech Republic. (Epidemie Records)

Latest Additions Link

HDR - D - 964 : Soothsayer - At This Great Depth
HDR - D - 965 : Sepulchral Curse - At the Onset of Extinction
HDR - D - 966 : Seedna...

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DISTRIBUTION: Hypnotic Dirge now distributing new label catalogs!

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, May 12, 2017, In : Webshop Updates 
DISTRIBUTION: Hypnotic Dirge now distributing new label catalogs!
May 11, 2017

We're launching a new "Distribution" section today. The intention behind this is to host a large amount of certain labels' catalogs much like we've been doing with Solitude Productions over the years. 

You can read a bit more about it in the new Distribution Index page.

We'll expand this idea to more labels as time allows! For now, we are distributing releases from the following:


Solitude Shop


Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Shop...

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COMPILATION RELEASE: Subarctic Nocturnes - Below the Wilted Grove [Volume III - MMXVI]

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, November 25, 2016, In : Release News 
"Many moons have passed since our last compilation was released, but now we would like to present to you our third and final release of the Subarctic Nocturnes compilation series, “Below the Wilted Grove”. For those who revel in the simple yet brilliant sounds of acoustic medleys, accompanied by haunting vocals, trance-inducing rhythms, and droning violins, this is a collection of songs not to be missed! Fit for the rustic scenes of this dying season, “Below the Wilted Grove” is sure ...

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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: Frigoris - Nur ein Moment...

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

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

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

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

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


Frigori...

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Webshop Update : June 2016

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

Latest additions
-All albums listed below are in this section

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

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Hypnotic Dirge DIscogs Store

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

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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 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: 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.



Buy "Deception Through Your Lies" CD
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: November 2015, Order 3 CD's, Receive 5 CD's Sale.

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

November 2015 Sale

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

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

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

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General Hypnotic Dirge Update: Future Plans and Releases

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

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

I ca...

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Hypnotic Dirge Records Interview [July 2, 2015]

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

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

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

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Webshop Update - June 2015

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



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

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

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ALBUM RELEASE: Verlies - Le Domaine des Hommes

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



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

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PRE-ORDER: Verlies - Le Domaine des Hommes

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



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



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

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Webshop Update - May 2015

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

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

-All albums listed below are in this section

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

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

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



Free stream / download

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

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Webshop Update - April 2015

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

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

Latest additions
-All albums listed below are in this section

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

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Webshop Update - March 2015

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

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

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

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Free digital compilation album "Subarctic Nocturnes: Doomed to Be" released now!

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, February 13, 2015, In : Digital Only Releases 
Presenting the latest Hypnotic Dirge Records free digital download compilation album!, "Subarctic Nocturnes: Doomed to Be [Volume 1]"

This year, we are releasing something more comprehensive than ever before, with a compilation trilogy series which will have a different genre focus on each volume and which we will release over the course of the next few months. We are extremely pleased to unveil the first album in this series now, with a focus on all things doom!

Within this volume, you will fi...

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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!!

Order Vinyl | Download EP



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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Webshop Update - January 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, January 4, 2015, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update - January 2015

Virtually everything in this January 2015 update comes from the impressive and prolific Zero Dimensional Records from Japan, as well as its affliliated labels Maa Productions and Hidden Marly Productions. There are 26 new albums available in the webshop in this update, and many of which are rare Japanese black metal bands that have flourished under the radar.

One of the side labels Maa Productions tends to focus more on the depressive black metal and post-rock soun...

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Norilsk announces signing with Hypnotic Dirge Records for the release of its debut full-length album!

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, December 12, 2014, In : Band signings 
Norilsk announces signing with Hypnotic Dirge Records for the release of its debut full-length album!
December 12, 2014



Named after Siberia’s northernmost city, home of a famous heavy metal smelting complex, Norilsk is a doom-death band from Gatineau (Québec), Canada, who self-released their debut EP “Japetus” this past summer. Characterized by slow and crushing riffs, death growls, and atmospheric arrangements, its music draws comparison with doom-death bands such as My Dying Bride, Mor...

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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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Webshop Update - November 2014

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 2, 2014, In : Webshop Updates 
Webshop Update -  November 2014

A rather small update this time around, but a few things worthy of your time. 
We brought in the debut Nethermost full-length 'Noetic' released in September 2014 on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, as well as a handful of CD's from Nova Scotia based Death / Black Metal label Blast Head Records. 

Perhaps the most exciting items in the update though are the Convivial Hermit Magazines, from Issue 4 back in 2008 through to Issue 7 which was released last month. A f...

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Hypnotic Dirge General Update

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, In : Other 
After a calm past few months, work is now being undertaken regarding plans for 2015 album releases! Asides from providing for a little more down time than usual, the last few months have also been used to reorganize the website as well as to refine our intentions and objectives for the months to come.

Finally, a thorough and detailed Manifesto has been completed giving an overview of our operations as well as information on a variety of subjects. 

For the sake of some consistency, webshop updat...

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Distro Update: 33 New Titles added!

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

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

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

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Hypnotic Dirge Records will be at Metal Wizard Open Air 2014

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, July 6, 2014, In : Live Shows 
Hypnotic Dirge Records will once again be present for the second annual Metal Wizard Open Air Festival on Saturday July 12, 2014. We will have a merch stand set up with a fine selection of CD's and shirts from our own releases and from the distro including a box of 50 dedicated to Black Metal, a box of 50 dedicated to Doom Metal, and 50 of our specific recommendations! 

This year, all CD's will be $5.00 and all shirts will be $10.00, a very special low price for Metal Wizard only! 

You can also...

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Distro Update: 24 New Titles, 2 New Shirts

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

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

Here is a link to all the LATEST ADDITIONS

They are also all listed here:

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

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All digital downloads on Bandcamp now set to free download!‏

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, In : Other 
All digital albums on Bandcamp are now available for free download / by-donation!! 
This means you don't need to pay $5.00 for the digital download of our releases anymore, but rather can pay whatever you want, or download the album(s) for free!!

Enjoy the music, and please spread the word about this. 
If we're going to have the downloads available for free, we want as many people as possible to gain access to this music!

Our philosophy is rooted in the principle of open-source and unlimited ac...


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

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

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

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

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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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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" 
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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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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
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ALBUM RELEASE: Frigoris - Wind

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

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



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

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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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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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All Hypnotic Dirge releases on bandcamp available for free download from January 1-7, 2013

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, In : Other 
As a thank you for all of the support shown in 2012, Hypnotic Dirge Records has made all of the albums on the bandcamp page available for free download from January 1-7, 2013! Have a happy new year and thanks for continuing to lend your ears to the music released by our artists.

It would also be much appreciated if you could share the link to the Hypnotic Dirge bandcamp page (or individual album pages) to your friends or other like-minded people while these albums are available for free downlo...

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Hypnotic Dirge Interview with Doommantia [April 15, 2012]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 8, 2012, In : Interviews 
*Originally posted April 15, 2012
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I recently participated in an interview special with Altsphere Productions, Arx Productions, Endless Winter Records, Eyes Like snow, psycheDOOMelic Records, and Solitude Productions - a sort of interview special on doom metal labels on Doommantia.com
Unfortunately, the doom genre is something that I have not released nearly enough material in, but that's hopefully something that will change in the future because it is easily one of my favourite ge...

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*The switch over to the "blog" format for news took place in November 2012. Therefore all news items from Jan.2011-Nov.2012 are listed in the November 2012 blog archive. Everything prior to 2011 was erased and is not included.