Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday! There don’t appear to be any other days in the week and just like every week before our writers Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman are back at it with yet another installment of The Underground Updates!
So, let’s see what’s out there…
GODHEAD MACHINERY Death metal group Godhead Machinery has an upcoming album titled Monotheistic Enslavement at the end of next month, more accurately November 26th but for those who can´t wait as well as everyone else can now have a sneak preview as the first track Orbis Non Sufficit is available for stream right here! If you like it as much as we did, head over here to pre-order CD, PLP and Digital Album.
BLACK LION RECORDS In these days with autumn coming around, there is not much better than a great autumn sale and offers to brighten up the darkening afternoons. In celebration of Halloween being just around the corner and autumn being upon us Black Lion Records is offering a name your price on digital sale as well as 25% off physical with code autumn25. Head over here to have some great fun!
INSOMNIUM Some of us spend the majority of time sitting around waiting for bands like Insomnium to release new material, and finally the day is almost upon us! This coming Friday, just three days from now, the Finnish melodic metal kings will release their new EP Argent Moon. As the wait has been quite long, one of the tracks The Antagonist is already available here and for all sorts of merch and other goodies you can head over here.
IKARIE Italy’s Avantgarde Music do a great line in dark, experimental Metal. The latest announcement from the label is the atmospheric, Doom-infused sounds of Cuerpos en Sombra, the debut release by Spain’s Ikarie. The album will be out on September 24th. In the meantime there’s a limited vinyl you can pre-order (as well as digital and CD options). check it all out here and three preview tracks of the album.
GLASSING Austin, Texas’ genre hopping Extreme Metal noise-makers will be releasing their third full-length on November 5th on Brutal Panda Records. “My, that’s a long way away” you say, well maybe, but two of the vinyl versions are already sold out, so don’t sleep on this if you want a copy of one of the remaining pressings. Check them and preview tracks out here.
ANOMALIE Don’t be misled by the album title Transformations, the forthcoming album by Germany’s Anomalie ain’t got nothing to do with Trance music, this is soom doomy, Atmospheric Black Metal right here. The album is out November 5th on AOP Records and you can pre-order limited vinyl and CD copies here, check out the cool preview track too.
SULPHUROUS It’s about time for some nasty Danish Death Metal in the shape of Sulphurous and their forthcoming album The Black Mouth of Sepulchre, due out on October 24th on Me Saco Un Ojo Records. Heavy? Check. Technical? Check. There’s two vinyl editions you can pick up here and a preview track to listen to. Don’t dilly dally, they’re selling through quickly.
Having to pay gigantic sums for international postage is a real gear grinder. While it’s our default setting to link bandcamp pages in the case of new and pre-releases, we thought it would be helpful to add some online stores that might provide a useful alternative. So if you see a release you fancy, but it’s being sold in a far off land and you don’t want to fork out on exorbitant shipping, see if any of the links below can remedy the situation.
Napalm Records (Germany)
Throne Records (World)
Lots and lots of great things are upon us this week like so many times before and as always we do encourage you to take advantage of what is being offered to us and of course wash those horns before raising them!
By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman
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