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Norilsk Video Interview - “Hooded Pilgrims without a Sacred Ground”

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, October 21, 2018, In : News / Studio Updates 
On October 12, Norilsk’s new opus Weepers of the Land was officially released on Hypnotic Dirge Records. Over the last few weeks, we presented advance material including a music video for “The Way”, paying tribute to one of the earliest occult movies filmed on Canadian soil, and “No Sacred Ground”, featuring Damian Smith of Altars of Grief on guest vocals. 

Now that the album has been released for a few days and you have had a chance to listen to it in its entirety, we want to offer ...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Norilsk - Weepers of the Land

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, October 12, 2018, In : Album News 
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 : Album News 
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: Norilsk releases music video “The Way”, off their forthcoming album

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, September 17, 2018, In : Music Videos 
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 : Album News 
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 : Music Videos 
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]

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, November 25, 2017, In : Interviews 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, November 25, 2017, In : Album News 
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 : Music Videos 
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]

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 12, 2017, In : Interviews 
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!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, November 9, 2017, In : Album News 
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!

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, In : Album News 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, In : Other 
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)

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, November 3, 2017, In : Album News 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, In : Album News 
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 : Album News 
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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Studio Update - April 19, 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, In : News / Studio Updates 
Studio update: all bass tracks have been recorded, and it sounds both massive and expansive. Nic recorded most songs on his six-string bass guitar, except for two on an eight-string bass. Expect the bass to explore the full spectrum of doom, and more. Next: guitars and vocals.

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Mise à jour du studio: toutes les pistes de basse ont été enregistrées, et ça va sonner à la fois gras et énorme. Nic a enregistré la majorité des chansons sur sa basse à six cordes, exception faite de deu...

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Studio Update - April 11, 2017

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, In : News / Studio Updates 
The time has come. We are back at Wolf Lake Studios, with Produced by Bond once more at the helm, to record the follow up album to The Idea of North. Nick laid all drum tracks over the weekend, pounding and (double-)kicking until each song got the perfect amount of heaviness. Needless to say we are eager to bring this new slab of doom to life. Stay tuned for more studio updates over the next couple of weeks.

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Le temps est venu. Nous sommes de retour à Wolf Lake Studios, avec Produced by B...

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Lyricist : Episode 1 : Norilsk​

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, December 22, 2016, In : Interviews 
Presented by Wikked Twist Films, filmmaker and HDR videographer Erik Labossiere begins a series of video interviews with various lyricists.



Norilsk is the subject of the premier episode of this new series, with some thoughts from Norilsk bassist / vocalist Nicolas Miquelon about the band's history, lyrical themes, etc.

This video interview was filmed outside Regina, SK during Norilsk's cross-country Canadian tour in October 2016.


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Norilsk Interview with Decibel Magazine [November 14, 2016]

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, In : Interviews 
Norilsk Interview with Decibel Magazine
Published:
November 14, 2016
Original Link



After returning from tour, Norilsk’s Nicolas Miquelon barely has time to put up his feet and relax before we hit him with an interview request. Although he has nobody but himself—and his bandmate, drummer/fellow renaissance man Nick Richer—to blame for all the attention his band's been getting. Because Norilsk are a peculiar band. They’re the kind of band whose music demands attention, but promotes curiosi...

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HDR02_The Idea of Norilsk (Norilsk)

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, October 3, 2016, In : Features 
From the HDR Video Vignette Series:
Episode 2: The Idea of Norilsk - Norilsk

As Norilsk​ prepares to embark on its first long trek across much of Canada in October, and just a few short days after re-releasing their debut "The Idea of North" on vinyl (through Sunmask​ / War on Music Records​) what better time to showcase these Gatineau-area Doomsters in this introductory video!



Additional Links:
Norilsk Facebook
Norilsk - "The Idea of North" CD
Norilsk - "The Idea of North" Download

Credit: E...

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Norilsk Fall 2016 Canadian Tour - "Doom Over the Great White North"

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, In : Live Show News, Reviews, and Video 
From October 19th to November 1st, Norilsk will embark on its first Canadian tour. This will bring us to play Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. For our friends abroad, this +3,500km trip from Ottawa to Edmonton (+7,000km back and forth) is the equivalent of travelling from Moscow to the borders of Spain (and back). Such is life for a band playing Doom Over the Great White North.
Dates and venues to be posted shortly.
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Du 19 octobre au 1er novembre procha...

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Norilsk - "The Idea of North" Vinyl Release Date Set

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, In : Album News 
Vinyl Fanatics take note! Norilsk's brilliant debut album "The Idea of North" will see a vinyl release on September 30, as a co-release between War on Music Records / Sunmask!!



"In case you missed our post this week, we have announced September 30th as the release date for the vinyl version of The Idea of North. The band will have copies, so if you live in the Gatineau/Ottawa area, you can hit us up (we may also drop copies at local record stores), and you'll be able to grab your copy at our u...

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Norilsk to release "The Idea of North" on vinyl via War on Music Records and Sunmask Records!

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 18, 2016, In : Album News 
Some big news for those who have wanted Norilsk's debut album "The Idea of North" on Vinyl!
Below is the official press release from Sunmask Records and War on Music Records.
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Named after Siberia’s northernmost city, home of a famous heavy metal smelting complex, Norilsk is a doom-death band from Gatineau/Ottawa, Canada. Characterized by slow and crushing riffs, death growls, and atmospheric arrangements, its music draws com...

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Norilsk performs at Day 3 of "Earslaughter Vol. 1" - June 5, 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, June 18, 2016, In : Live Show News, Reviews, and Video 
On June 5, Norilsk performed on Day 3 of Montreal Earslaughter Vol. 1

Here is a show review from Bucketlist Music Reviews for the entire night's lineup including the aforementioned Norilsk, as well as Monobrow, Disrotted, Tunguska Mammoth and Monolord.

And of course, here is an excerpt from the review about Norilsk's set.

"I arrived to Norilsk already into their set, and a very small crowd of folks scattered about. The vibe was very relaxed, but I spotted a few familiar faces from the weekend, s...

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Norilsk debut live performance - Cafe Dekcuf, Ottawa, Canada - April 15, 2016

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, In : Live Show News, Reviews, and Video 
On April 15, Norilsk had their debut live performance, playing with Black Tremor and Longhouse.



Here is a video of Norilsk performing "Throa", live at Cafe Dekcuf in Ottawa, April 15th, 2016. 
From the album: The Idea of North


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Norilsk appears in new free compilation "Metawl Tape" from "La-Souterraine-en-colère"

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, January 29, 2016, In : Compilation Apperances 
Fr: À télécharger gratuitement dès maintenant: la nouvelle compilation METAWL TAPE de La-Souterraine-en-colère. Avec pour thème les artistes francophones de la scène underground metal, celle-ci regroupe pas moins de 10 groupes de la France et 1 groupe du Québec/Canada - Norilsk

En: Available for free download starting today: the new METAWL TAPE by La-Souterraine-en-colère. With a focus on French-speaking metal artists from the underground, this compilation features no less than 10 ban...

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Norilsk's "The Idea of North" album featured on numerous year-end lists!

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, January 15, 2016, In : News / Studio Updates 
At the end of each year comes various year-end lists from many music blogs. Norilsk's debut album "The Idea of North" which was released in March 2015 was included in many writer's lists. Below is a list of Norilsk's mentions in year-end lists for 2015, with links in the titles.

(New Band Recommendations)

Doom/Death Metal meshed with Post Metal seems to only be expanding in Canada. Norilsk have crafted an interesting work w...

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Norilsk - Nature Morte

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, September 3, 2015, In : Music Videos 
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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Norilsk Interview with Lords of Metal Webzine [May 15, 2015]

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Interviews 
Norilsk (Nic Miquelon) Interview with Lords of Metal
Interview by: Pim B. (From Officium Triste)
Published: May 15, 2015

Canada’s Norilsk already impressed with their first demo ’Japetus’. I was very curious about the other new material by this band. This now has surfaced in the form of ‘The Idea Of North’. An album on which Norilsk shows there’s still room for new ideas within doom metal. When bands show they are redefining a genre an interview is always mandatory. Sing...

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Norilsk Interview with Extreme Metal Voyager [April 16, 2015]

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Interviews 
Norilsk (Nic Miquelon) Interview with Extreme Metal Voyager
Interview by: Fróði Tórálvsson Stenberg
Published: April 16, 2015

Norilsk debut album “The Idea Of North” left me greatly satisfied. This band is taking an interesting route with their acrid Doom Metal, welcoming both sludgy tempos and lovely Post Metal sections that aren´t lengthy as they tend to be normally. I caught up with bandmember Nicolas Miquelon and threw some questions at him. If you want to educate yours...

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Norilsk Interview with Metal Voice Magazine [April 5, 2015]

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, In : Interviews 
Norilsk (Nic Miquelon) Interview with Metal Voice Magazine
Published: April 5, 2015

I love Canadian Metal. Why you may ask. Because I am Canadian, that's why! For those unfamiliar with Norilsk, they hail from Gatineau, Quebec. Playing a Sludgy, Doomy Death Metal style that everyone is really digging. I have not seen a negative review as of yet and there is a reason for this, they sound amazing! I had a moment to talk with front mand Nicolas Miquelon who is very busy promoting their...

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Norilsk Interview with Doom-metal.com [March 12, 2015]

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, March 13, 2015, In : Interviews 
Norilsk (Nic Miquelon) Interview with Doom-metal.com
Interview by: Mike Liassides
Published: March 12, 2015
Original Link

With their debut full-length 'The Idea Of North' released this week through Hypnotic Dirge Records, we thought we'd like to hear a little more about how Norilsk have been getting on in recent times.



(1) Greetings, Nic, nice to renew our acquaintance, and many thanks for agreeing to be interviewed for Doom-Metal.com. Could we start with a formal introduction to our readers: who ...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Norilsk - The Idea of North

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Album News 
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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VIDEO PREMIERE: Norilsk - Japetus (on "The Sludgelord")

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, March 6, 2015, In : Music Videos 
The Sludgelord Presents: THE PREMIERE OF NORILSK MUSIC VIDEO ‘JAPETUS’
Original Link

The doom-death/sludge entity Norilsk unveils “Japetus”, first music video off their forthcoming album “The Idea of North”, out March 10, 2015 on Hypnotic Dirge Records and Dwyer Records, and later this year on vinyl via Alerta Antifascista Records.



Named after Siberia’s northernmost city, home of a famous heavy metal smelting complex, Norilsk is a doom-death band from Gatineau (Québec), Canada. No...

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Norilsk Interview with No Clean Singing [February 27, 2015]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 5, 2015, In : Interviews 
Norilsk (Nic Miquelon) Interview with No Clean Singing
Interview by: Aleks Evdokimov
Published: February 27, 2015

(Our Russian friend Comrade Aleks has been busy — for the second day in a row he brings us a new interview. Today, his conversation is with Nicolas Miquelon, lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of the Québec band Norilsk.)

Norilsk is a Russian industrial city, the world’s northernmost city, with more than 100,000 inhabitants — and it’s one of most polluted ci...

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Norilsk interview with Crown of Viserys Webzine [February 20, 2015]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 26, 2015, In : Interviews 
Norilsk interview with Crown of Viserys Webzine
February 20, 2015
Original Link

I first began interviewing Nicolas Miquelon in 2014, shortly after his band Norilsk released their debut EP 'Jepetus'. Our interview, like several others I have done, took a while to complete as it was done question by question over Facebook, rather than all of the questions at once. Also, it has sat on my hard drive as a saved openoffice document because it was to be included in the first issue of Crown of Viserys M...

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Norilsk participates in two new compilation albums!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 26, 2015, In : Compilation Apperances 
Norilsk's track "Planète Heurt" appears on two new compilation album released this month!

First off, on Febraury 13, Norilsk appeared on the Hypnotic Dirge Records compilation album "Subarctic Nocturnes: Doomed to Be [Volume 1]" with the aforementioned track, together with label mates Atten Ash and Lycanthia, fellow Canadian doomsters Altars of Grief, Lavagoat, and Psychotic Gardening, and international bands such as Enshine, Woccon, and Orphans of Dusk among others.



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PRE-ORDER: Norilsk - The Idea of North

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, February 5, 2015, In : Album News 
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!



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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 : News / Studio Updates 
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 : Band signing 
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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