2021, The Penance

#BAZUndergroundUpdates XCV

It’s been so long now that our little series The Underground Updates featuring our writers Julia Katrin and Tom Osman has been going on,that soon we will have to reuse intros from previous articles, as some of us are about to run out of witty ideas! But for now…

…Let’s see what’s out there!

CORA THE IMPALER The second single of Cobra The Impaler´s upcoming album Colossal Gods is now available for listening and watching over here, so don’t sit and be bored because Scorched Earth is about the devastation of men by one of the most depicted deities in history: the Sun God!

RISING NEMESIS RECORDS Some new items have been added to Rising Nemesis Records store, so we urge you to head over here to check out the new, and of course the old items, as we ass claim your 25% discount at the checkout by using the code february2022.

NEUROT RECORDINGS We continue with the Pay what You Want with Neurot Recordings, and the next album is Trophy by Made out of Babies (featuring the unmistakable Julie Christmas on vocals)! Head over here to get your copy right now!

ENDLYSET Originally released towards the end of last year on Norway’s Duplicate Records, the debut full-length by Swedish, atmospheric black metalers Endlyset, Beholders, has now been made available to pre-order here on limited, colour vinyl. With global production of vinyl going through some issues you will have to wait a while, but why not give yourself something to look forward to if you’ve got a taste for some distinctive, spooky black metal.

THE LAST TEN SECONDS OF LIFE Your friends at Unique Leader Records never release anything less than skull-splittingly heavy, so don’t be surprised to hear their latest release, the self-titled album by The Last Ten Seconds of Life, blending elements of Pantera and Slipknot for some very satisfying sounds to punch holes in your walls along to (or go for a run: better option). You can buy a copy and listen to the album in full here.

BEASTIALITY Announced on Ireland’s Invictus Productions for release on February 25th, Sweden’s Beastiality are coming with a raw, blackendthrash (is that the right way to put it?) EP to scalp you with. Sacrificial Chants is available to pre-order on several editions including limited vinyl. You can order and listen to a preview track here.

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)

It appears as if January passed by without major hiccups, and we hear even that confirmed dates of certain festivals have been set for this summer, so perhaps things are about to look up in these pandemic times! Make sure to wash and satanize these horns before raising them, just in case, so we can make those confirmed dates stand!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Osman

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