A brand new newsletter is up! The Underground Updates rolls around once more on this beautiful Tuesday!
So, let’s see what’s out there…
MICAWBER Wisconsin death metal group Micawber shared just last week a brand new single and music video titled The Cremation of Care which is out via Prosthetic Records! Serving as the first glimpse of new original material since the band´s 2018 full length album Beyond the Reach of Flame, we urge you to head over here to check it out!
GOMORRA Damir of Gomorra recently sat down with MAIr to talk about the new album Dealer of Souls and you can head straight over here to watch it and most likely learn something interesting! Of course, you can also head over here and claim your copy of the new album, available now digitally, as digipak or coloured vinyl!
BLAZE OF SORROW Right now Blaze of Sorrow has released the official video for Nel Vento, taken from their forthcoming album Vultus Fati! Head over here to check it out and enjoy!
SCHATTENFALL Right now Schattenfall has made their full digital discography available on Bandcamp for just €11.70 EUR which adds up to a 35% discount on these 6 releases altogether! Head over here to check it out!
TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY RECORDS Sleepless and active, Transcending Obscurity Records is nothing but busy these days and has lined up some extra nice and exciting things for us all on terms of not only new releases, but also in regards of Transcending Obscurity Fest which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on March 5th and 6th! For ticket pre-sales you can head over here right now and here for the event page, and for all the label goodies head straight over here!
IMPERIAL DEMONIC There’s Swedish black metal in the vein Dissection and Dimmu Borgir (but in fact from Northern Ireland) here in the form of Imperial Demonic. The band’s latest album Beneath The Crimson Eclipse is available now via Black Lion Records. You can purchase a copy here and listen to the album in full.
NEW WORLD DEPRESSION Always on hand to deliver new brutal extreme metal, Germany’s Fucking Kill Records has announced the forthcoming release of Interment of Sin — a hearty dose of pummelling death metal in the spirit of Bolt Thrower — by New World Depression. The album will be released on the 14th of April. You can listen to preview tracks here and pre-order a copy on very limited coloured vinyl (though they’re selling out fast).
KOSTNATENI More or less a solo project, Kostnatění will be releasing a second album of technical black metal in the form of Úpal via Willowtip on the 26th of May. In evidence from the preview track (available here) is the kaleidoscope of musical reference points added to create a very unique sound. It’s not every day you hear Afrikan folk and noise rock combined. This is a very intriguing release on the horizon. Pre-order various editions, including limited vinyl, from the link above.
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)
Never a dull moment, is there? But as we head further into March it’s a good thing to have plenty of interesting things, offers and even activities on our hands since it only makes time go faster until the beautiful summer rolls around!
By Julia Katrin and Tom Osman
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