#BAZUndergroundUpdates CXIV

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Could it be true? Is it really Tuesday again? Surely there is no rest for the wicket as our writers Julia Katrin and Tom Osman work tirelessly to bring you a new instalment of The Underground Updates!

So, let’s see what’s out there…

AVANTGARDE MUSIC Having previously sold out, Avantgarde Music now has the new Olhava in preorder in all formats, including shirts! Head over here to check it out and use the code Reborn at checkout and benefit 15% off until June 19th!

7 DEGREES RECORDS The labelhas just announced 7DR048 – PILORI – Quand Bien Même L’Enfer et le Déluge S’abattraient sur Nous LP of course by Pilori, and the new LP is now up for pre order! The digital version will be released on august 26th and the physical version on october 7th! Head over here to check all of it out, and over here to check out the official music video to Pilori´s Meurtrière!

CARNATION Belgian death metal stewarts of Carnation have now released a brand new song titled Stench of Death and not only that, but the track is as well accompanied by a music video which can now be streamed via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel! Head over to the channel here to check out the video, and of course over here to place your pre order for a fitting red vinyl!

THE WAKEDEAD GATHERING Judging from the preview track of The Wakedead Gathering’s forthcoming album Parallaxiom, listeners are going to be treated to a giant riff fest. As soon as the vocals kick in you’ll know you’re listening to death metal, but there seems to be plenty more in store. The album will be out on I, Voidhanger Records on the 15th of July. Listen here and pre-order the album.

PHOBOPHILIC Sounds like someone’s been listening to Demilich and when is that ever a bad thing? Enveloping Absurdity — the newly announced forthcoming album by North Dakota’s Phobophilic — will be released on 1st September on Prosthetic Records. In the meantime, you can enjoy some meaty, rifftastic death metal via the album’s preview track here — where you can pre-order the album.

LIGHT DWELLER US label Total Dissonance Worship stay true to their name with some mighty dissonant death metal in the form of Lucid Offering — the forthcoming album by Light Dweller. There’s a mean combination of technicality, heaviness and mind-bending… well dissonance here. Check out the preview tracks here and pre-order the album due on 21st June.

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)

As time appears to fly by in the blink of an eye, we encourage all of you out there to take advantage of offers and goodies that are being made available to us and enjoy time while at it since it will be dark and cold again with winter before we know it!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Osman

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