And here we are…yet again!
So, let’s see what’s out there…
BLACK LAVA Emerging blackened death metal quartet Black Lava has shared with us a brand new video to the track Baptised in Ice taken from the band´s debut opus Soul Furnace! It can now be watched right over here, and of course you can head over here to stream, download and order the album itself, which was released in November 2022 via Season of Mist!
NEUROT RECORDINGS And one of our favourites continues! Neurot Recordings has selected a new album for this week´s Pay What You Can offer, and this time it’s Oro-Opus Alter by Ufomammut! Head over here to claim your copy and simply pay what you can!
CRUEL NATURE RECORDS Now available over at Cruel Nature Records is Spectrum; 23 exclusive track double-album compilation celebrating a decade of Cruel Nature Records and is available as limited-edition double-cassette and download! Head over here to check it out, and remember that 100% of the profit will be donated to The Toby Henderson Trust, an independently funded charity in North East England which supports autistic youth and adults, as well as their families and caregivers!
IMMORTAL FROST PRODUCTIONS Although perhaps not about the label itself, it still would like to remind us all that this week the Trident of Death European Tour with Azaghal, Corpus Christii, Liber Null and SIDIOUS will finally take off! They are asking all of us to spread the news, invite friends near you and of course to purchase your tickets in advance! For further info and tickets we urge you to head over here and remember to have a blast!
CADAVER SHRINE From the twisted mind that brought you the horror of Gnaw Their Tongues comes something a little more… “palatable” (at least for fans of extreme metal). Benighted Desecration by Cadaver Shrine (out now on Mexico’s Chaos Records) is a straight up blast of gruesome, dirty death metal. Pick up a limited edition copy on cassette or CD here, where you can listen to the album in full.
UNFELLED Seeking some pagan black metal to bash your skull in? Look no further. Pall Of Endless Perdition, the new album by Australia’s Unfelled is out now on Season of Mist and could hardly be more harsh and aggressive. If that sounds like something that would float your pitch-black boat check it out here, where you can listen in full and buy a copy on various formats.
WALLOWING Back in 2019 Brighton’s sci-fi sludge beekeepers (just look at the photos of them on stage) released their delightfully skuzzy, noisy debut Planet Loss on Sludgelord Records. April 28 will see their full-length follow-up, in the form of Earth Reaper on Church Road Records. You can listen to a preview track here, where you can pre-order the album on various special edition formats, alongside some cool merch.
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)
Already half way through March, we believe we have said it countless of times how time just flies by and soon enough summer will be rolling around in all its glory! However, just like before, we want to continue to encourage all of you out there to take advantage of the fabulous offers each week, surely in order to make time fly by even faster!
By Julia Katrin and Tom Osman
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