BAZ Underground Updates LVI

By God could it be Tuesday again?

Our writers Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman often do wonder where time even goes, and as we may have mentioned before it feels as if we don’t do anything else than write a new article of The Underground Updates. But who cares? It’s fun, right?

So, let’s see what’s out there…

Band: Týr

Now, this is going to be an interesting one. We are sure most of you out there who enjoy good folk metal are familiar with Týr, hailing from Faroe Islands, and so we have decided to include this event planned by them on May 1st. Although not, as far as we are aware, a live stream or a virtual concert, you may want to take this chance to partake in their live Q&A in order to get to know these Nordic Vikings a little bit better. Now, we can´t give you any links as we haven’t been able to track down an event page, so all we can really do is check out their Facebook page, and just scroll a bit down.

Band: Oceans

Having just released their new EP We are not Okay, Oceans plans a charity event in the wake of their release in order to raise awareness for mental health. Guests Andy Caliban, Cristoph Wieczorek and Lena Scissorhands will also partake in the event, so this is in fact a great chance to raise important awareness along with them and learn more about mental health, listen to interesting talks and of course hear Oceans talk about their new release and play some live music for us. Being hosted on Twitch, the event will be hosted by Der Dunkle Parabelritter, presented by Full Force, Morecore.de and last but not least Nuclear Blast. So make sure you tune in on May 2nd and of course you can check out Oceans Facebook page for further information.

Band: Hollywood Undead

Presenting an upcoming global live stream event this coming Friday, April 30th, Hollywood Undead plans to host an event to their fans all over the world where we can expect an unforgettable set of hits, special guests and even tracks that have never been performed before. Available afterwards for 72 hours of course, you can head over here to secure your ticket and check out the bundles available as well as other merchandise.

Label: Black Lion Records

They keep popping up on our weekly article and that’s because they keep coming up with new, great offers. This time Sweden’s home of extreme metal Black Lion Records are offering 25% off on CDs and merch. Just use the code blacklion25 at checkout. If that’s not enough, the label is also offering ‘name your price’ on digital albums (not including pre-orders). Head over to the label’s bandcamp page to check out what’s available.

Band: Urgehal

Formed back in 1992, Norway’s Urgehal couldn’t be mistaken for anything other than black metal, both musically and lyrically. The band’s fifth album “Goatcraft Torment” originally dropped back in 2006 and now Poland’s Agonia Records have re-issued the album on a limited vinyl pressing. You can pick it up a copy here or head to the label’s website to check out other Urgehal releases available on vinyl and CD.

Band: Vorvaň

Russia’s Vorvaň are a band that’s pretty hard to define. So let’s just say the band makes extreme metal with big hardcore influences. Beyond that you can expect the band to take you on a wild journey. May 28th will see the release of the band’s second album “Awakened”, which you can pick up (alongside the band’s debut “Once Love Was Lost”) from their bandcamp page, with all sorts for limited editions and bundles to choose from. If you’re in the UK, you might prefer to head to Sludgelord Records where you can get most editions without the need for international shipping.

Band: Ghastly

Finland’s death metal band Ghastly have a fascination with nightmares and madness, so strap yourself in for a dark journey with the band’s forthcoming third album “Mercurial Passages” due out on May 28th. With suitably hallucinogenic cover art, the album is available now to pre-order from 20 Buck Spin with cassette, CD and vinyl editions all available.

As the sun continued to rise higher every day and summer creeps up on us, we can only hope that vaccinations will make their trip around the world so we can finally crawl out from our caves after a long time in isolation with no friends other than a pump of sanitizer and a computer to keep us company. Of course once again we encourage you to take advantages this week, and surely have fun while at it!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman

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