The Idea of North

by Norilsk

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    The Idea of North, 8 tracks. Black ink on burnt orange cassette. Alternate version of the artwork on the outside panels, with exclusive artwork on the inside. Released on Dwyer Records.

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    Simple and classic: black logo on a dark grey t-shirt, available for a limited time as a bundle with digipack orders. Plus: "The Idea of North" in a gorgeous two-panel CD digipack, illustrated by professional artist Sam Ford, who also designed album artworks for Black Cobra, Witch Mountain and Monarch, among others. Comes with the bonus song "Cœur de loup", and a 12-page booklet containing all lyrics and translations (English and French), for worldwide fans of death-doom to enjoy the bitter taste of the Great White North. All orders also come with a free Norilsk sticker, while supplies last.

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about

“The Idea of North” is a doom-death album crafted for the winter season: it has slow and crushing riffs, death growls, and atmospheric arrangements. An evocation of an ominous presence over a vast wasteland, “The Idea of North” is a massive offering that triggers the imagination. Its music draws comparison with doom-death bands such as My Dying Bride, Morgion and Ablaze in Hatred, but it also has a few atmospheric sludge/post metal elements reminiscent of Isis and Morne.

Inspired by the multi-faceted Canadian experience of the North, and assembled into a cold yet dynamic sequence of eight individual songs, the album explores themes of darkness, isolation, identity, archaism and persistence—thus delivering a fresh perspective over the cliché Nordic imagery in metal in general.

Also available through our labels:
- Hypnotic Dirge Records (CD)
- Dwyer Records (cassette)
- War On Music Records (vinyl)
- Sunmask Records (vinyl)

credits

released March 10, 2015

Drums recorded by Mike Bond at Pebble Studio in Ottawa. Bass, Guitars and vocals recorded in Montréal by Jean-Philippe Latour at Studio En-Phase. Mixed and mastered by Mike Bond at the Bond Cave in Ottawa.

Nicolas Miquelon - music and lyrics
Nick Richer - drums, percussions and backing vocals

Artwork by Sam Ford

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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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