HDK 05 † The citadel of evil


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Jean-Paul DuQuette
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Jean-Paul DuQuette Love the atmosphere. Hits just the right balance of primitive but not too 8bit/C64 to fully chill too. Some really haunting dungeon-crawling tunes. Favorite track: Prisons.
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zombifiedx Just like everything created by HDK it has a functional purpose in gaming. Better background music than any game maker includes with their product. Imagine the game that wises up and hire these guys to score it?! Also great for rainy day car rides into oblivion. Favorite track: A cold, moist tunnel.
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Wanderer "The Citadel Of Evil" is truly a wandering into the dungeon. I can't remember other releases with the same great, stunning feeling. Favorite track: The yellow mist.
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Unknow This is a masterpiece of atmosphere, really melancholic and desolating.
I see so much cinema in here like John Carpenter minimalism, the alien sounds of Delia Derbyshire and the experimentalism of Goblin.
This is the brooding sound of your dreams!
Buy it or get massacred by a horde of gnoll ! Favorite track: A cold, moist tunnel.
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G-Prime Gritty, creepy, demented, presumably played on a blood-stained synthesizer covered in a thin layer of grime and rust. Sounds like an old-school dungeon crawl should.

For the record, don't try climbing back through the mouth unless you want to be annihilated. Favorite track: The skulls... speak!.
The Reaper's Preacher
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The Reaper's Preacher Some people like turtles. I like Gnolls. This album gets better the more you come back to it, just like eating the corpses of your enemies in AD&D. Favorite track: The cult of mud.
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After KOBOLD, another half-human dungeon-synther took its place in HDK catalog: here's the barbaric... GNOLL!
Beware the powerful percussions, the blows of icy and sharp sounds, the brutal attack of analog synthesizers! This first release of GNOLL is the the soundtrack of an epic descent into a dungeon populated by weird creatures and unfathomable threats.
GNOLL is devoted to the visionary and bloodthirsty 70's heroic-fantasy literature, overflowing with baroque magic and arcane mystery, to Lin Carter, Karl E. Wagner and vintage Marvel comics based on characters by Robert E. Howard, as Conan and Kull.


"The Citadel of Evil" is the soundtrack of the homonymous OSR module for "Strange Magic" RPG, an old school dungeon crawling classic written by Stuart Robertson and edited in italy by Dungeoneer Games & Simulations (www.dungeoneer-games.it)
Module in ITA here: www.terradeigiochi.it
Module in ENG here: www.drivethrurpg.com


Another unmissable release in the DUNGEONOSTALGIE series by HDK, for those who still love to explore the dungeons as they used to do in the Cold War era.


released February 24, 2018

Music by the dungeon-synth ensemble called GNOLL
Artwork by Peter Pagano & Bradley K. McDevitt
Recorded in autumn 2017 in GNOLL headquarters




Heimat Der Katastrophe Milan, Italy

DIY label focused on ambient punk, minimal-synth, dungeon-drone, wartime music and post-nuclear wave. Managed by a creative punx collective from Milano city.

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