#BAZUndergroundUpdates CXXXI

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Indeed, another Tuesday is upon us all! That means our vigorous writers Julia Katrin and Tom Osman are back at it once more with another instalment of The Underground Updates, now with a brand-new category hidden within! See if you can spot it!

So, let’s see what’s out there…

XENTRIX Last Friday Xentrix premiered the first single taken from the Seven Words full length album via Listenable Records! Head over here to check it out!

REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER To see how drummers play more closely is always mind blowing! French black metal group Regarde Des Hommes Tomber have now released an epic drum cam video to the track Au Bord Du Gouffre and is available right over here on the Season of Mist YouTube channel!

BLACK LION RECORDS At the beginning of the month Black Lion Records started the autumn sale which will last throughout the month! Simply use the code halloweenends at the checkout and you will receive 30% off your entire order! Keep in mind that it´s possible to combine it with other offers, so make sure you check every creek and crannies for more!

SHOSHIN (初心) DUO This December, January and February you get a chance to see core Sunn O))) members Greg Anderson and Stephen O’Malley return to the live aspect as Shoshin (初心) Duo in its original, raw form. Make sure you go online and check out the American tour dates already set and get a ticket for a show near you!

REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER Being featured in two categories this week means they must be busy, right? Regarde Les Hommes Tomber do in fact have some live shows this month and the next, in France, Belgium as well as Canada! Make sure to check them out online as they will be performing in support of their latest album Ascension, and you do not want to miss that show if they happen to be near you!

DAYSEEKER And another one is featured twice! Dayseeker is in fact also on an American tour in November and December which they embark upon alongside Bad Omens! Make sure you look it up online as there are multiple scheduled shows and we are certain you can find one near you! Check out the pre-releases category for their upcoming release!

NAPALM DEATH The 2022-2023 Campaign for Musical Destruction tour schedule is out from Napalm Death! Head over here to check out the many locations, countries, dates and shows!

ACEDIA Québec-based black metal trio Acédia have just released their powerful new album Fracture on Les Acteurs de L’Ombre Productions. Check out the band’s noirish take on the genre here, where you’ll also get a link to physical copies of the album.

RIGOROUS INSTITUTION A dark blast of dystopian crust punk is coming your way over the horizon in the form of Rigorous Institution and their debut full-length album Cainsmarsh out now on Sentient Ruin Laboratories. If the apocalypse doesn’t quite feel like it’s reached your doorstep yet, this record will make it feel a little bit closer. Listen in full here where physical copies are also available to buy.

MALIGNANT ALTAR Always to be relied upon to bring you some gut-punching death metal, the UK’s Me Saco Un Ojo Records have just put out the Retribution Of Jealous Gods EP by Malignant Altar on cassette, CD and several limited vinyl pressings. Originally released in 2019, this is well worth revisiting, or just checking out if you missed it first time round. Listen in full and buy a copy here.

DODSENGEL Norwegianatmospheric black metal duo Dødsengel have just announced their fifth full-length album Bab Al On, due to be released on Debemur Morti Productions on December 16th. You can listen to the opening track of the album here. Judging by this preview track, the album is going to be a gigantic, imposing beast. There are several limited editions of the album you can pre-order on the link above.

DAYSEEKER As of now there are most likely one or two people out there aware of the brilliant accomplishments Dayseeker has achieved over the years, and now this coming November 4th the group will be releasing their fifth full length album Dark Sun via Spinefarm! Head over here to place your pre order now.

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 the pandemic wears thinner each day, more announcements are heading our way regarding live shows, tours and festivals. Life is returning to normal and so a new category has been added titled live shows, in case you didn’t notice! We will try as we can to keep all of you updated on underground as well as perhaps now so underground live shows and performance announcements, and we hope you will find something close to you!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Osman

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