#BAZUndergroundUpdates CXI

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It’s a brand new week ladies and gents! And what better way to begin the second day of the week but to indulge in our latest installment of The Underground Updates?

So, let’s see what’s out there…

HPGD PRODUCTIONS You happen to be a fan of the label Horror Pain Gore Death like us? Then let us be the ones to thrill you by pointing out that there is now a fantastic Maryland Deathfest Sale on with a 25% discount off all orders by HPGD! Head over here to check it out, and use the code MDF25 at the checkout!

BLACK LION RECORDS Ah it wouldn’t be a real UU article if Black Lion Records wasn’t included, now would it? As the label will be slowing activity down during July because of festival and fun activities the employees would like to partake in, they are instead making it up to us by having a pre-summer campaign with a discount up to 25% on pretty much the entire inventory! Ending on June first, you better head quickly over here and grab your goodies with the code summer25!

CYNIC Once thought to be lost, some rare never before seen life footage has surfaced and so, prog legend Cynic have released this live performance video of King of Those Who Know from their 2010 Traced in Air tour in Mexico City at the Eyescream Metalfest II! The video is dedicated to the memory of drummer Sean Reinert, and you can head right over here to check it out!

NECROPHILIAC What’s this? Is it the sound of the bowels of the earth rupturing? Not quite, rather it’s the sound of Spanish death metal pioneers Necrophiliac and their ‘92 debut Chaopula. Citadel of Mirrors. If you didn’t catch the release the first time around, Xtreem Music have put out a reissue — on pretty much any format you could ask for. Check them all out here and feast on some disgustingly fat low end with the album’s opening track, “Gorefruit Treasure”

GRONIBARD If that’s not enough vulgarity for you, then how about some goregrind in the form of France’s Gronibard and their newly released album Regarde Les Hommes Sucer? The singer’s stage name is Anal Capone and the album’s opening track is called “Fast Gays Of Humanity” and that’s pretty much the tone to expect throughout. There are plenty of formats for your pleasure. Check them out here, where you can also listen in full.

PREDATORY LIGHT Now what would the world be without a bit of existential terror? Death And Twilight — the latest release by Predatory Light — focusses on “the psychological terror and rapture of humanity’s impending doom”. This all comes wrapped up in a delightful package of ghoulish black metal. The album is available here now from 20 Buck Spin — including limited vinyl.

NETHERBIRD The 10th of June will see the release of Arete — a dose of epic blackened death metal — from Sweden’s Netherbird on Eisenwald. There are a number of limited vinyl options available to pre-order here. You can also listen to the album in full. Worth checking out if you’re into huge sounding melodic extreme metal.

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)

Direct Merch (Australia)

eOne Heavy (EU) eOne Heavy (UK) eOne Heavy (US)

Ipecac (EU) Ipecac (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)

We are drawing ever closer to the end of May, so there is no denying the summer is upon us. Let us just cross our horns that it will be filled with entertainment and live performances like delicious summers used to be like!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Osman

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