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Le passage des glaciers

by Norilsk

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Midnight Sun 02:42
Namolennye 08:43
Ellesmere 02:30


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 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.

Death, like a magnetic North, is calling, and many are those who answer. It hypnotizes with its lullaby, carrying some into the distance, and leaving the others behind ...in the furrow left by the passing of glaciers. The album includes eight tracks, mostly in French, for a total duration of 44 minutes.


Le groupe canadien-français Norilsk est de retour avec un nouvel album, aussi dense et lourd que le pergélisol. Le passage des glaciers suit les traces du précédent album The Idea of North, sorti en 2015, tout en élargissant ses horizons de façon considérable. Une grosse galette de doom-death et de sludge, le groupe s’est cette fois-ci aventuré sur le territoire du dark metal, émergeant avec un album qualifié de blackened doom-death metal et teinté de mélodies glaciales, d’ambiances brumeuses et de passages lyriques plus introspectifs.

La mort, comme un nord magnétique, nous appelle et plusieurs lui répondent. Elle hypnotise avec sa berceuse, en emportant certains au loin et en oubliant d’autres derrière… dans le sillon laissé par le passage des glaciers. L’album comporte huit pistes, principalement en français, pour une durée totale de 44 minutes.


released November 24, 2017

Nic Miquelon - bass, guitars, vocals, lyrics
Nick Richer - drums, backing vocals

Pim Blankenstein - additional vocals on “Ghosts of Loss”
Martin “Mort” Marion - guitar solo on “Noirceur intérieure”

Recorded by Mike Bond at Wolf Lake Studios. Mixed and mastered by Mike Bond at The Bond Cave.

Pim Blankenstein vocals recorded June 12, 2017 at the Rotterdoom Room, engineer Ed Warby.

Artwork by Sam Ford - samfordcreations.com, based on ’The Phantom Hunter’ by William B. Bruce.
Photo by Nick Richer


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Norilsk Gatineau, Québec

Remote is the North, and long are its nights. Solitude is every man's friend and doom is his lullaby.

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