It is once again time for another installment of the ever-lasting article The Underground Updates, which as you know is presented to you by our writers Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman.
So, let’s see what’s out there…
LA’s Teeth have been channelling their aggression in some nasty death metal since 2014. “Finite”, the band’s fourth album, will be released on September 10th on Translation Loss Records. You can pre-order the album on vinyl here from the label’s store (where there are also copies of the band’s other releases available on vinyl and CD. You can also check out this preview track from the album below.
Two and a half years ago the mysterious extreme metal duo Veilburner released their excellent album “A Sire to the Ghouls of Lunacy”. Now the band is returning on Transcending Obscurity Records with the latest edition to their catalogue. “Lurkers at the Capsule of Skull” will be released on September 15th. Those of you familiar with the label will know that there are all kinds of cool limited versions of the album (as well as related merch) you can pre-order. It would take too long to mention it all here, so go to the label’s bandcamp page and see for yourself.
Willowtip is home to some great, distinctive extreme metal like Slugdge and Intonate. The latest release to find a home at the label is “Untethered Abyss” (which you know just by the title is going to be some brutal death metal), by Austin, Texas’ Cathexis. There are some very cool looking limited vinyl editions you can get here as well as a bunch of merch and some bundle options.
Band: Covered in Sores
Well any band called Covered in Sores is bound to be pretty gnarly and once you see the band’s latest release “Civilian Casualties” is being released on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, well you can be doubly sure you’ve got something mercilessly bludgeoning ahead of you. The latest release is an 18 track collection of the Philadelphia grindcore/hardcore/thrash/death metal unit’s first three EPs. You can pre-order the album (due out on July 30th) here on a limited CD edition and there’s a bunch of merch to go with it.
Well, it looks like every week there are fewer and fewer updates on live streams and live virtual concerts, which is a good sign, isn’t it? We think it is safe by now to take that as an indicator that soon enough bands are planning on returning back to touring and performing live on stage once again, and for that we are all of course very thankful. So let’s give ourselves all a round of applause for the hard work of hand washing and satanizing applied all winter!
By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman
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