2021, The Penance

#BAZUndergroundUpdates CIV

It appears the planet doesn’t stop going around and sometimes even faster than normal! Our relentless writers Julia Katrin and Tom Osmand continue to go around as yet another week rolls around, and a brand-new instalment of The Underground Updates is coming your way, hot from the oven!

So, let’s see what’s out there…

THE DEVIL’S TRADE Now releasing a brand-new live video, dark singer-songwriter act The Devil´s Trade is ready with the track Dreams for the Rot! The video was shot during the live performance at Roadburn Redux festival just last year, and the release celebrates the upcoming live performance with Darkher! Head over here to Season of Mist´s official YouTube channel to check out the video!

DAIS RECORDS Only available at the label´s website, a 25% off spring sale and it’s a quick one as it started last Sunday and ends tonight at midnight! So, make sure to hurry up over here to check out the selection and use the code spring22 at checkout!

EVERLASTING SPEW RECORDS Now valid until April 10th, Everlasting Spew Records is now thanking us all for the enormous support all of us have given them in the past and have cut 99% of the catalogue by 25%, excluding only very recent releases and preorders! On their site they also have almost 2000 distributed titles which also have 25% off! Head over here and enjoy!

DUNKELHEIT PRODUKTIONEN In order to finance upcoming projects, Dunkelheit Produktionen now presents to us their final big sale of the year! All articles in their shop will be offered at a whopping 40% off as well as every customer will receive an exclusive supporter´s button! It’s now or never so head over here to check out the selection!

!!!WHITE WARD AUCTION!!!

As we are all aware, Ukraine is in crisis and needs all the support we can possibly give them. Now, White Ward is doing their part on their end for sure, as they have decided to put Futility Report and Love Exchange Failure test presses up for auction! These records were made in just a few copies and never got sold! All money from the sales will go to support Ukraine in the fight against Russian military aggression. For Futility Report auction head over here, and for Love Exchange Failure auction head over here!

GOLGOTHAN REMAINS In the mood for some brutal Australian death metal? Feast on a new slab of sonic intensity from California’s Sentient Ruin Laboratories, this time in the shape of Adorned in Ruin, the new album by Golgothan Remains. The album is out on various editions including limited vinyl. Australian customers head here on Brilliant Emperor Records, US customers here, and everyone else, here.

Tzompantli is a death doom project with a forthcoming debut album sounding fit to stomp your bones to dust. Inspired by and dedicated to indiginous people of North, South, East & West of the Americas, Tlazcaltiliztli will be released on May 6th on 20 Buck Spin. You can listen to a preview track here and follow the links to pre-order the album on various formats.

SYK Having put out a great new album of avant-prog metal last month, Italy’s Syk have added a bunch of merch to accompany Pyramiden. Head over to the band’s bandcamp page here for a range of t-shirts, shirts, bundles, pins and the like.

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)

Obviously, we have another fun-filled week on our hands and the only thing left to do is to get to it, take advantage, indulge and support those good causes!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Osman

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