The world continues, and along with it The Underground Updates!
So, let’s see what’s out there…
GOMORRA If you happen to be curious about Gomorra´s new album you can head over here and read an interview with the vocalist by East Coast ROMPER as well as you can watch a video interview with the guitarist by D Metal Galaxy right over here!
SHIBALBA One of the most obscure, dark occult artists from Greece, Shibalba, is being welcomed by Dunkelheit Produktionen to appear live at Rituals Over Limburg festival on the 17th and 18th of November 2023. For additional information you can head over here, and for tickets to the festival head over here! Keep in mind you will have to have quick hands because the tickets are limited to only 200!
BONES & SÉPULCRE The two bands will be heading on a mini-tour in just under two months so now is the time to keep your eyes open for additional announcements to the events already confirmed in Brussels and Paris, as we hear Strasbourg and Nantes will be confirmed shortly!
SONIC POISON How about a nice, thick slice of raw and chaotic British Death Metal? Eruption by Sonic Poison comes courtesy of Me Saco Un Ojo Records and is just the kind of fast and aggressive Punk-infused Metal to have you running headfirst through glass doors. Listen to the album in full here.
BIZZARREKULT Looking for some creative and highly atmospheric Black Metal? Check out the newly released second album by Bizarrekult, Den Tapte Krigen — out now on Season of Mist. Following up 2021’s Vi overlevde, the latest release is available on multiple formats, all available to order here, where you can listen to the album in full.
SKRYING MIRROR Italy’s I, Voidhanger Records can always be relied on for interesting and unusual Extreme Metal releases. The latest to be announced is Omnimalevolence by Skrying Mirror — something of an Extreme Metal supergroup — on the 3rd of March. You can pre-order the album on vinyl here and listen to the pulverising preview track.
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)
Direct Merch (Australia)
eOne Heavy (EU) eOne Heavy (UK) eOne Heavy (US)
Metal Odyssey (EU) Metal Odyssey (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)
So another week ahead filled with metal goodness, merch and live shows so of course like always before we hope you take advantage of it and hold those horns higher than ever!
By Julia Katrin and Tom Osman
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