by Kval

  • Combo Pack for the release of Kvals' debut album. You receive:
    -Kval 6 Panel Digipack
    -Kval Shirt - white, print on front + back, printed on Tultex shirts by Forest Passage Printing
    -Kval all-weather logo sticker - 11cm x 7cm

    Includes unlimited streaming of Kval via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 30 

      $30 CAD or more 


  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    The first Kval shirt - includes the newer Kval logo at the forefront as well as the original logo on the back of the shirt. Printed on white Tultex shirts by the always reliable Forest Passage Printing. Limited sizing available from S - XXL.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Kval via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 30 

      $20 CAD or more 


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Kval's debut album presented in a 6 panel digipack with 4/4 printing (no white borders) and lyrics in his native Finnish.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Kval via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 300 

      $10 CAD or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 68 Hypnotic Dirge Records releases available on Bandcamp.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Kval, Faces Turn Away, Lethean Lament, Palimpsests, selftitled, Crépuscule hivernal sans fin sur les terres de la guerre, Black Tremor / Sea Witch, All Light Has Since Escaped Me, and 60 more. , and , .

      $25 CAD or more




First premiere - "Harhainen" streaming now at:

Second premiere - "Kuolonkuu" streaming now at:


As the broken wheel of life, emptiness, and chaos turns, the burden of sorrow can be so heavy that it brings any grown man to its knees. Kval, like a thick fog prevailing over an ancient forest, carries the last pangs of hope below this ominous landscape.

Cold guitars and tortured screams roll over slow-bleeding drum patterns like walls of icy wind, only interrupted from time to time by a short interlude. This 43-minute full-length album is articulated around four massive songs, ranging from 6 to over 10 minutes each, and rounded with three minimalistic ambient songs.

Originally released under the name Khaossos in 2015, this one-man project's debut album from Finland has been re-recorded, and was given a new artwork (courtesy Moonroot Art), thus carrying more than ever the purity and vacuity of atmospheric black metal. …Let yourself be carried away.

For fans of Burzum, Forgotten Woods, and Mortualia.


Alors que la roue de la vie, du vide et du chaos tourne lamentablement, le poids de la peine peut être si lourd à porter qu'il force un homme mature à courber l'échine. Kval, comme un épais brouillard qui règne sur une forêt ancienne, transporte les dernières bribes d'espoir sous le couvert de ce sinistre paysage.

Des guitares froides et des cris de détresse se tordent à travers une cadence de batterie qui saigne lentement, créant des murs de vents glaciaux qui ne s'interrompent que de temps à autre par de courts

intermèdes. Cet album de 43 minutes s'articule autour de quatre chansons massives, qui vont de 6 à 10 minutes chacune, et se complètent de trois pièces ambiantes minimalistes.

Paru sous le nom Khaossos en 2015, ce projet d'un seul homme, originaire de la Finlande, a été ré-enregistré et arboré d'une nouvelle pochette (signée Moonroot Art), ce qui lui offre plus que jamais la pureté et la vacuité du black metal ambiant… Laissez-vous emporter.

Pour les amateurs de Burzum, de Forgotten Woods et de Mortualia.


released July 27, 2017


"This one-man battalion has managed to unravel one of the most powerful and decadent Atmospheric Black Metal releases of 2017 and should be recognized. "
Infernal Masquerade Webzine

"Kval is a record where the atmosphere is absolutely right; where the riffs will pull the listener in and keep you held fast for the duration of the album, succeeding whether you choose to treat the album as an hypnotic exercise or actively engage with it."
The Sound Not The Word

"This album is cold, alienating and merciless in its delivery, making it impersonal and repetitious. Yet it has impressive power and has all the attributes of a proper black metal album."
Ave Noctum


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