Already Tuesday again, and in case you hadn’t caught on yet, that means our writers Julia Katrin and Tom Osman are back at it once more with what other than a brand new instalment of The Underground Updates!
So, let’s see what’s out there…
RIPPLE MUSIC We do love our discounts, and this time we want to remind you that if you pop over to the Ripple Music online store you can grab your 15% discount on all physical products in the shop, even sale items, by simply using the code Bandcamp at checkout! Head over here to check out the selection!
BLACK LION RECORDS More discount! Black Lion Records is still going strong with their summer sale which offers a 50% discount on Bandcamp! Use the code summer50 at the checkout, and furthermore be reminded that there is a 30% discount in their USA store together with Indiemerch on the entire catalogue with the code BLKLIONREC which is valid for 30 days! Click here to grab your 50% discounted goodies now and here for the USA store!
NEUROT RECORDINGS Once again Neurot Recordings is back at it with a brand new album pick for this week´s Pay What You Can! This week it’s Mass V by Amenra so head over here right now to get your copy and simply pay what you can!
NON SERVIAM Always up to no good, our good friends Non Serviam has a new video out now which you can watch at CVLT Nation over here titled O My Whale and be reminded that We Are Nothing But Your Krill will be out on August 5th!
EXOCRINE If you like ridiculously heavy, fast and technical death metal, then Unique Leader Records is a label that should be on your radar. The Hybrid Suns by French extreme metal brutalizers Exocrine is the label’s latest release and it fits all the descriptors above. Check it out here, listen in full and buy a copy.
THEY LIVE | WE SLEEP Billed as “A project used to vent some aggression and energy, that would otherwise be turned inwards”, listening to They Live | We Sleep certainly gives the impression that something needs to be expelled. Fans of dark, metallic hardcore should check out the preview track from the forthcoming four-track release Sorrowful World here. The release date is 2nd September on Trepanation Records and there are a host of editions you can pre-order on the link above.
HIEROPHANT Described on promotional pages as “uncompromising in its quest for sonic violence”, Death Siege — the forthcoming album by Italy’s Hierophant — seems to be just that. That’s if the preview track on Bandcamp is anything to go by. Check it out here. The album will be released on Season of Mist on the 26th of August. Pre-order the album on 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.
Direct Merch (Australia)
Napalm Records (Germany)
Throne Records (World)
It appears as if summer festivals and activities are going smoothly so far, and all we can really do is hope it won’t backfire. In any case, we urge all out there to thoroughly wash these horns before raising hell!
By Julia Katrin and Tom Osman
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