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MUSIC VIDEO : Norilsk - “Weepers of the Land”!

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, In : Norilsk 
Funeral rites and its iconography have a long history of weepers, or weeping figures – sad, heavy characters mourning the deceased. “Weepers of the Land” is a nod to the expression 'keepers of the land,' most often used in an indigenous and/or environment-related context, while referencing a less glorious side of history. The title song and concept is about what stays behind after someone vanishes.

The song was co-written with Joshua Cayer (Longhouse – bass/vocals), who is also guest v...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Norilsk - Weepers of the Land

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, October 12, 2018, In : Norilsk 
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 : Norilsk 
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 : Hypnotic Dirge Records 
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 : Norilsk 
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.

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

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 19, 2018, In : Norilsk 
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: Norilsk - Le passage des glaciers

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, November 25, 2017, In : Norilsk 
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 : Norilsk 
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 : Norilsk 
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 : Norilsk 
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: Norilsk reveals artwork and details for new album Le passage des glaciers

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, In : Norilsk 
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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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 : Norilsk 
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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VIDEO PREMIERE: Norilsk - Nature Morte

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, September 3, 2015, In : Norilsk 
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: Norilsk - The Idea of North

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Norilsk 
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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PRE-ORDER : Norilsk - The Idea of North

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 5, 2015, In : Norilsk 
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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'Norilsk' unveils cover artwork and title of forthcoming album "The Idea of North"!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 15, 2015, In : Norilsk 
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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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 : Norilsk 
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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