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

September 17, 2018
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.

Vocalist/bassist Nic M. comments: “When we entered Wolf Lake Studio in 2017, we had enough new material to record nearly two albums. We chose to record it all, working with producer Mike Bond once again to explore the spectrum of possibilities and see what this beast would look like before deciding on how we would separate and release the material. On last year's Le passage des glaciers, the songs represented a cold and solitary travel inward, and we kept the more exploratory and collaborative songs for this year's follow up. Weepers of the Land could therefore be seen as the second half of this recording session, one where Norilsk has been cycling inward and outward.”

“The Way” is the first excerpt of Norilsk's 2018 release Weepers of the Land. In a surprisingly short length for the genre, the band delivers the spirit of death and doom, while paying tribute to one of the earliest occult movies filmed on Canadian soil.

Credits: Video and audio excerpts taken from Secrets of Chinatown – The black robe, Northern Films Ltd (1935).

Weepers of the Land track listing:
1. No Sacred Ground (7:51)
2. The Way (3:33)
3. Toute la noirceur du monde (5:23)
4. Tomber 7 fois (5:04) (Mylène Farmer cover, exclusive to CD)
5. Weepers of the Land (10:21)

Available October 12, 2018, on Hypnotic Dirge Records.
Pre-orders coming soon.

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

August 29, 2018
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’

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, l...

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

November 25, 2017
Norilsk Interview with 'A Different Shade' of Black Zine
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 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...

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 [November 10, 2017]

November 12, 2017
Norilsk Interview with
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 -

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:

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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