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

April 19, 2018
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, located nearby Regina, and 2700 km-away HVY One Productions, of Ottawa's area. Erik Labossière of Wikked Twist Films brought his universe of the macabre and the morose to develop a short story revolving around a few characters. Erik comments: “Shooting only a portion of a video and working with footage shot across the country was a unique situation and combining two narratives to create one full story was even moreso. Norilsk is very good at both defining their concept and allowing room for creativity on my part, and I really enjoyed expanding the universe we created in 'La noirceur intérieure' with some references and correlations to that video. I feel that a music video is an opportunity to give a visual palate to an auditory experience, and creating a powerful or intriguing narrative to accent the sound is a best of both worlds scenario. I love shooting this type of concept. A silent film narrated by only the music and message of the artist is such a rewarding and expansive collaboration.”

Nick Richer of Norilsk and HVY One adds: “We've known Erik for a few years now, as we toured with his bands Nachtterror and Altars of Grief, and he directed our previous video 'La noirceur intérieure.' Co-shooting a video is quite a nice feel when you have no idea what the other will come out with. I had high expectations from Erik after seeing his work, and he completely exceeded them. Working with him was a pleasant experience and is looking great for the future.”

Credits:
Wikked Twist Films 2018
HVY One Productions 2018

The Wikked Twist Films segment of "La voie des morts" featured Amberyl Watson as the protagonist and Sarah Cameron as the "Ribbon-trap woman." Shooting was assisted by Kristin Wagner and filmed on a cold day in Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan.

The HVY One Productions segment features Nic Miquelon and Nick Richer, and filmed in the perpetual winter setting of various locations in the Gatineau Park, Quebec.



Links:
Norilsk CD and Merch packs
"Le passage des glaciers" Digital
Norilsk Website
Norilsk Facebook
Wikked Twist Films Facebook

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Le groupe doom canadien-français Norilsk dévoile un nouveau vidéoclip tiré de leur plus récent album Le passage des glaciers, paru chez Hypnotic Dirge Records. 'La voie des morts' est un chant funeste, une prémonition obscure accompagnant la saison morte. Sans doute la pièce la plus rapide de l'album, elle débute avec une lente et froide marche, avant d'accélérer et de se transformer en une noire procession.

Visionnez le vidéoclip en primeur sur Scholomance Webzine en suivant le lien ici

Le vidéo a été co-dirigé par Wikked Twist Films, établi près de Regina, et HVY One Productions, situé à quelques 2700 km, dans la région d'Ottawa. Erik Labossiere de Wikked Twist Films a incorporé son goût pour le macabre et le morose afin de développer une trame narrative autour de quelques personnages. Erik mentionne: “Le fait de filmer seulement une portion d'un vidéo et travailler à partir d'images prises à l'autre bout du pays représente une situation unique, et l'idée de combiner deux trames narratives en un seul montage l'est encore davantage. Norilsk est très bon pour définir leur concept et m'offrir toute la flexibilité pour utiliser ma créativité, et j'ai réellement apprécié pouvoir construire à partir de l'univers que nous avions créé sur 'La noirceur intérieure', en utilisant à la fois des références et des corrélations entre les deux. Pour moi, un vidéoclip est une opportunité d'habiller visuellement une expérience auditive et créer un récit saisissant pour en accentuer le son représente le meilleur des deux mondes. J'adore tourner ce genre de concept. Un film muet raconté uniquement par la musique et le message de l'artiste représente une collaboration tellement gratifiante et expansive.”

Nick Richer de Norilsk et de HVY One ajoute: “Nous connaissons Erik depuis quelques années, nous avons partagé une tournée avec ses groupes Nachtterror et Altars of Grief, et il avait créé notre vidéo 'La noirceur intérieure'. Co-diriger le tournage d'un vidéo est particulièrement stimulant lorsque tu ignores ce que l'autre créera. J'avais de hautes attentes d'Erik après avoir vu son travail, mais il les a complètement dépassées. Travailler avec lui est une expérience agréable et cela augure bien pour l'avenir.”

Visitez Hypnotic Dirge Records pour vous procurer le plus récent album de Norilsk, Le passage des glaciers, et mettre la main sur de la marchandise et des packages exclusifs.

Crédits:
Wikked Twist Films 2018
HVY One Productions 2018

La portion de Wikked Twist Films pour “La voie des morts” met en scène Amberyl Watson comme protagoniste et Sarah Cameron comme 'femme au ruban-piège'. Kristin Wagner a aidé au tournage et celui-ci a été réalisé lors d'une journée froide à Qu'Appelle, en Saskatchewan.

La portion de HVY One Productions met en scène Nic Miquelon et Nick Richer, et a été filmée lors d'un hiver sans fin à différents emplacements dans le parc de la Gatineau, au Québec.
 

Norilsk Interview with 'A Different Shade' of Black Zine [November 20, 2017]

November 25, 2017
Norilsk Interview with 'A Different Shade' of Black Zine
Published:
November 20, 2017
Original Link

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?

Le passage des glaciers is being released on November 24, which means we are currently preparing all the pre-orders, including a new shirt designed by Misanthropic-Art.com. We also have a new lyric video for the song ''Noirceur intérieure'', to be premiered the same week. The band ...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Norilsk - Le passage des glaciers

November 25, 2017
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”

November 21, 2017
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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Norilsk Interview with Doom-Metal.com [November 10, 2017]

November 12, 2017
Norilsk Interview with Doom-Metal.com
Published: November 10, 2017
Interview by: 
Comrade Aleks Evdokimov
Original Link

 "There are a few bands in the world that use a Russian city as their name: Finnish Doom crew KYPCK, American outfit Minsk, Canadian sludgers Astrakhan, and not forgetting Leningrad Cowboys and Radio Moscow. All of them have reasons to wear such names, and Norilsk is no exception. The band, whose goal is to create a deadly cold atmosphere of desolation and everlasting frosts, cho...

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

November 9, 2017
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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New Norilsk Shirt Design - Available to order soon!

November 8, 2017
Norilsk has recently had a new t-shirt commissioned and designed by Misanthropic-Art (Ultha, Uada, Pillorian, Hooded Menace, etc) for the release of the "Le passage des glaciers" album! This shirt will be available to order as early as tomorrow on its own or as part of larger pre-order packages for the new album!



There will be 40 shirts available to order from Hypnotic Dirge in sizes S - XXL starting tomorrow, and Norilsk will also have some shirts available through their Bandcamp merch page a...

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Norilsk Website Live - www.norilskdoom.com

November 8, 2017
In preparation for Norilsk's second full-length album "Le passage des glaciers" on November 24, a brand new website for Norilsk has been created which is now live at: www.norilskdoom.com

The website includes a biography, discography, listing of upcoming shows, reviews / interviews, music videos, and more.

Pre-order packages for "Le passage des glaciers" will be available very soon!

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

November 3, 2017
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

October 25, 2017
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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