It appears as if the first week of June managed to pass by without any major issues. Another Tuesday is upon us and as always, our writers Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman are back at it with another article of The Underground Updates.
So, let’s see what’s out there…
Prepared for Epica´s first ever live stream event? Presented to us this coming Saturday the 12th of June, Ωmega Alive surely will be one of a kind show so make sure you don’t skimp on your ticket, which you can claim over here, along with plenty of bundles and merch so fabulous it just might make you want to cry.
Band: Ethereal Sin
Having been around for almost 25 years and still kicking hard, Ethereal Sin looks now to the coming Sunday, June 13th, to hold a 70-minute-long live stream event which will include not only them and three other young Japanese extreme metal bands as supporting acts, but also many new songs that Ethereal Sin has never released before. For all information you need you can head over here, and for streaming show ticket reservation you can head directly over here.
You can be sure that anything being released on the UK’s Me Saco Un Ojo Records is going to be brutal and filthy and so it is with the latest release to be announced on the label: “Prying Sight Of Imperception” by Galvanizer. Due for release on July 30th, the album is a heavy dose of Finnish deathgrind and follow up to the band’s 2018 debut “Sanguine Vigil”. You can pick up a copy on vinyl here. The orange vinyl is a whisker from being sold out, but there’s a standard vinyl edition available too.
Led by former Katatonia and October Tide guitarist/songwriter Mattias Norrman, Krypton is an intense, new black metal project. Due for release on July 23rd on Debemur Morti Productions, the band’s self-titled EP will be their first release. There are two suitably tombstone like special vinyl editions you can get your hands on here as well as CD and digital editions.
Formed in London in 2002, Code have just released their fifth album “Flyblown Prince” (the first on Dark Essence Records), and this really is some made, inventive and intense avant garde black metal. You can grab a copy on two vinyl editions here (as well as CD and digital) and there’s a ghoulish t-shirt available too. You won’t hear another record like this being released at the moment, not your typical black metal at all! In fact this is not typical anything at all.
It’s quite obvious that artists are nowhere done with providing their fans with material and entertainment throughout these tough times we are unfortunately still facing, but it does make it a little easier that we can still interact somewhat with the groups and performers we love ever so much and support them in whatever way we can. So, let us enjoy another week and take it from there.
By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman
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