Another day, another week, unfortunately still the same year. Strange to think that it’s just over a year ago shit hit the fan here in Europe, where our writers Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman reside, and things started to go into lockdown and quarantine.
Well, we do hope that so far you have taken advantage of the offers and events and continue to do so as time goes on and that of course is why we are here with a brand new Underground Updates article!
So, let’s see what’s out there…
Obituary sure hasn’t been sitting with idle hands throughout this pandemic and now this coming Saturday March 27th the band plan the first part of a two-part series live stream where they shall perform their favorite songs. Now keep in mind when we say a two-part live stream, because the second part will take place next week and we will of course remind you when the second half rolls around. All you need to do is head over here where you can get either a one-day ticket for one or the other show, or of course you can get one ticket for both shows. Keep an eye on the merchandise as well as it’s fabulous and surely lives up to the current pandemic situation.
Now, also taking place this coming Saturday March 27th, Misterer too plans a live stream when they celebrate Under Attack album release for absolutely free on their YouTube channel which you can check out over here. Now, we all enjoy free things of course and it’s fun to know that entertainment is out there, but we do encourage you to head over here and get a voluntary ticket, or simply make a donation! For further information check out the event´s Facebook page and of course previously mentioned YouTube channel.
Label: Black Lion Records
No, we don’t have shares in the label, but Black Lion Records keep rolling out generous offers to customers, so how could we not promote them! Currently the home of extreme metal acts such as Æolian, Marrowfields and Tethra are running a 25% off Everything sale with the code blacklion25. There’s also Free Shipping on pre-orders and new releases so head over to Bandcamp and fill your boots!
Germany’s Atmospheric Black Metal duo Kankar released their debut album “Dunkle Millennia” last week and these guys sure know how to lay down a pounding 4/4 beat. There are a variety of limited CD and vinyl options and for those living in Germany, there are some special editions unavailable anywhere else in the world. They’re already selling fast, so head over to Bandcamp and snap one up if you want to cover 2021 in a layer of dark misanthropy.
Band: Suicide Forest
Taking their name from the Japanese forest where people choose to end their lives (and not to be confused with the Japanese band of the same name), Arizona’s Suicide Forest delivers Black Metal with a distinctly dreamy and shoegazer-ish feel. Bad bad dreams obviously. Their latest album “Reluctantly” is out now on Italy’s Avantgarde Records and sounds pretty great to be frank. There’s a singular sound to this and well worth checking out if you’re in the mood for something hypnotically dark. Vinyl, CD and digital copies are all available on Bandcamp.
Band: Pupil Slicer
Another band with a very fitting name given the sound they deliver, London, England’s Pupil Slicer play something like Napalm Death by way of Dillinger Escape Plan and Car Bomb, which is to say: heavy, wild, raging and like having your ears shot round a pinball machine. Their latest album “Mirrors” is out now on cassette, CD and limited vinyl and you can pick up a copy here.
Another week full of reasons not to be bored, right? So as always we encourage you to check out these merch, releases and of course upcoming events to support the artists we love and keep them afloat until we are once again able to see them live.
By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman
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