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It feels like The Underground Updates have been going on for so long that there is almost no need for these introductions each week, but just so we are clear we have our writers Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman back at it once again with the latest updates of offers and activities!

So, let’s see what’s out there…

URTHANG Coming up at the end of this month is Gurthang´s 7th full length album Hearts of the Hollow. Last week Immortal Frost Productions premiered the group´s latest official music video to the track In the Shrines of Self-Creation from the upcoming album and you can head over here to listen and watch it now. Also remember to head over here to place your order for the album, out on the 26th of November!

OTARGOS Scheduled for a release on December 10th, Otargos and Xenokorp celebrated last Saturday the 6th anniversary of Otargos´s Xeno Kaos. So, in order to get Xeno Kaos on deluxe DigiSleeve CD head over here, stream it on all platforms by checking this side here, download it for FREE over here, as well as watch the Human Terminate music video here and Chariots Ov the Godz lyrics video over here!

MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY As someone said on Facebook; it’s brutal death metal with proper riffs. Last week was the official release date of the Monument of Misanthropy release and you can head right over here to check it out. To watch the video to The Legacy of a Malignant Narcissist head over here, and to stream the entire album Unterweger you can head over here! Also, make sure to subscribe to Transcending Obscurity Records to help them reach 20k subs! In addition to this, this week the label will have preorders up for the US-based technical death metal band The Last of Lucy, followed by that of the Czech technical death metal band Godless Truth. Check out the music of The Last of Lucy here and Godless Truth here.

VIA NOCTURNA Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a sale going on somewhere right now? Well, Via Nocturna has some special discount codes at checkout on all stock except previously discounted items. Use the codes NOX25 for a 25% discount off your whole order, and NOX50 for a 50% discount off your whole order if you shop for more than 125 EUR/ 500 PLN. Keep in mind that the codes do not apply to shipping costs. Head over here to check it out!

SELVANS Horror-folk and prog inspired Selvans has a demonic and monstrous metal offering in the form of Dark Italian Art. The EP is out now on Avantgarde Music on vinyl and CD. You can listen and pick up a copy here.

ARS MAGNA UMBRAE Once again I, Voidhanger Records deliver something unique in the realms of extreme metal. This time it’s in the form of Polish atmospheric black metal group Ars Magna Umbrae and their new album Throne Between Worlds. You can listen to the album here, where you’ll also get links to purchase the album, including on limited vinyl.

ABHORIA If you’ve been thinking to yourself that it’s been too long since you had your face peeled off by some intense, 90s inspired black metal, rejoice! For an answer cometh in the form of the self-titled debut by Abhoria on Prosthetic Records. Due out on Feb 4th next year, you can pre-order the album on CD and limited, coloured vinyl here, where you can also listen to the preview track Mountebank.

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.

Dark Essence (Norway) Dark Essence (US)

Deathwish (EU) Deathwish (US)

eOne Heavy (EU) eOne Heavy (UK) eOne Heavy (US)

Ipecac (EU) Ipecac (US)

Napalm Records (Germany)

Prophecy Productions (Germany) Prophecy Productions (US)

Rough Trade (UK) Rough Trade (US)

Season of Mist (EU) Season of Mist (US)

Southern Lord (EU) Southern Lord (US)

Throne Records (World)

Transcending Obscurity (EU) Transcending Obscurity (US)

Just like the introduction is seemingly unnecessary, it almost feels as if the outro is as well. You know how to click those links, enjoy these items and activities, and of course by now we hope you know how to wash those horns before raising them!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman

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