Nihill Contest

Our latest contest is very exciting for me, personally, as it is in support of our friends at Hydra Head Records and Dutch black metal horde Nihill.

I've been listening to this band since Hydra Head put out their first record, Krach, back in 2007. I've often felt like the only person who even knows about them, but I'm hoping that is about to change, because this is really a band that everyone should at least give a shot. Nihill play dark, chaotic black metal with killer riffs and a very cold, eerie vibe. True outsider black metal of the highest quality.

Their new album, and the third in the trilogy that started with 2007's Krach, and continues with 2009's Grond, is called Verdonkermaan, is their best yet, offering up the same oppressive sounds with a more refined songwriting approach. Swirling guitars, relentless rhythms, and fast-paced, hard hitting drums drive the album into your consciousness, while the vocals continue to haunt.

For this contest, Hydra Head will be delivering CD editions of all three albums in the trilogy. One winner will get the 3 CDs, while one grand-prize winner will receive the 3 CDs plus a self-released cassette of other new material form the band. EDIT: The cassette is not self-released; it is in fact put out by Tartarus Records To enter the contest, leave a comment below. If the comment contains spam or links to anything, it will be deleted, and will be counted toward the contest. Don't forget to let us know how to contact you, in the comment. The two winners will be chosen at random on Saturday, August 18th.

Verdonkermaan can be pre-orered on CD, cassette, or 2xLP from Hydra Head now, while the previous albums are also available on CD. You can also get some pretty slick merch there as well. To hear samples of the first two albums as well as a track off the new album, and also to buy music in all formats directly from the band, go to their Bandcamp page.



This will remain on top of the website until the contest ends, even as other posts are made.

74 comments:

rasputin said...

I'M HERE TO KICK ASS AND CHEW BUBBLEGUM

...AND I'M ALL OUTTA GUM

The Thing That Should Not Be said...

Woooooo. I love Nihill - although not as much as I love Dodecahedron - AND I love free stuff, so this is a no-brainer!!

Industrie Chimère Noire said...

clean message, no spam, no links ; )

Van Damned said...

Sounds intriguing. I'm in!

Marius said...

I'm in.

zareen said...

I didn't realize people didn't know about this band...? I've had the Krach 2LP for several years. Excited for a new one!

Luka said...

nice band, would love to fill holes in my collection :)

MGA said...

Puhhhhlease! <3

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The Discordian Trio said...

Great band! Count me in.

Anonymous said...

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SFIndustries said...

I wanna win. sshellotyler@gmail.com

Animosity Joe said...

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MANGTTD said...

Krach and Grond are killer. Always thought it was weird a band this good could be on a label with recognition like Hydra Head and you never hear anything about them!

I'd love to get the CDs in my hands!

despised_reaper said...

I'd love to win this prize.

Joel Kibbe said...

This is a really solid band. I've been wanting to pick these three records up.

ULTIMATE WARRIOR said...

This cover looks eerily similar to the cover of Grinning Death's Head "Black Sun Rising". In I believe the image is exactly the same.

Please send the trilogy and self-released cassette for closer inspection. Thank you!

The Editor said...

I am stoked about this

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I really need to win this, I'm so tired of listenning the same Simon & garfunkel cassette's in my car...
Thanks anyway !!

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Razputan said...

Wow, finally! Been waiting for the 3rd album for what seems like forever.

Anonymous said...

Contact at cdumpster@excite.com
Thanks for doing this, super stoked, been on my list of things to get

MTC47 said...

Sign me up! mark dot calhoun at gmail dot com. Love black metal, and this band does it with a unique and wonderfully creepy but powerful style.

Anonymous said...

Wow, awesome prize.
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Alfons Burbón said...

Count me in. :]

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I will win this one...

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Anonymous said...

I want I want!

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Gavin Eric said...

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theblackwolf13 said...

I want to win!! Maille821 @ Hotmail.com

Jeremy Winchester said...

Gimme gimme gimme, gimme some more.

Charles Varty said...

A Comment.

svenke said...

A comment for winning

DM Turner said...

Sounds intriguing.

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Anonymous said...

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jediroller said...

Reach me at jediroller at gmail dot com so I can tell you how to ship those to my dungeon...

Anonymous said...

I bought their Krach album at the live performance of Anaphilactic Shock. At first, I didn't understand that it was another band. It is my best mistake! Since then I'm following them. Diegetic.production@gmail.com

j said...

sounds cool

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Shock said...

Here's my comment.

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Rogue. said...

Yes! I fucking love Nihill.
and I too always felt like I was the only person who had ever heard of them. Really awesome stuff.
(which is pretty standard for Hydra Head.)

Anonymous said...

Hell yeah!

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Jncky said...

Love Hydra Head and love those guys! So there you go! A comment has been made!

novusordoseclorem said...

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Anonymous said...

My son celebrates his 1st year of life exactly 1 month after the contest drawing. Nothing would commemorate this event better than some sweet black metal I can bestow onto him on his 1st birthday so he can hate us forever for bringing him into this terrible world.

If you'd like to ensure he develops into a proper misanthrope please contact me at foosfoos at gmail.com.

Anonymous said...

I have the hydra head logo tattooed on my foot because they are genius.

Let me win. converge7@hotmail.com

mbr said...

Here's my chance! Thanks!

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John Carpenter said...

Goddamn, Hydra Head loves us. In a misanthropic kinda way. I NEED the new record. If these guys can top Pulsus my head will explode.

jc.blackrabbit@gmail.com

paulblart said...

This would be awesome to win!
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Tim A. said...

Oops, address is supposed to be

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TrueBlackMetalWorld said...

i like the atmosphere

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Nihill has a great eerie sound. I can't get enough of the new track. joelmkibbe at yahoo dot com

begravenmotnorr said...

This stuff can make wet the panties of every girl on this planet.
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Mason McGough said...

Oh hell yes! These would be so sick to have at the station.

Grimlin said...

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Anonymous said...

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Yeah, another great one!

Paola Ferrero said...

Awesome blog, keep the good stuff coming!

Krzysztof Pietraszewski said...

Coun't me for this contest! I would be horrify if I win this trilogy!
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Marysia said...

I really want to win this fucking amazing trylogy!

Unknown said...

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Anonymous said...

This shit sounds great.

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Anonymous said...

YEAH! I'm a HUGE fan of uhhh *checks screen* Dutch black metal whores Nihill! They sure do, er, blast for Satan and that...look I have a baby, I can't afford new music any more - help me!

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La Esfinge de la Calavera said...

Great Black Metal Band, with unique atmosphere. The new songs are awesome!

. said...

looking at this post long enough, i'm in.

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sonicseascape said...

i can dig it

watchwrestling said...

I am the black wizards.

Anonymous said...

Great news! I'm on it!
Contact me at: crudosoyy(at)gmail(dot)com

haze_amaze said...

Sounds good.

Mr. Silcio said...

Me please!!! Bsilcio@gmail.com

dead in june said...

Here, here.

Anonymous said...

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Sten Sarapson said...

Hope I'm still in time
stenest@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Still in time? Basbasbas at zonnet.nl

Krumbled Kookie said...

Winners chosen. Thanks for your entries.