#BAZUndergroundUpdates CXLVIII

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We have successfully survived the first week of February! What better way to celebrate such an accomplishment than with a brand-new installment of The Underground Updates!

So, let’s see what’s out there…

HANGING GARDEN This past weekend Hanging Garden released a new video for their brand new single The Fireside in order to promote their upcoming album The Garden! Head over here to watch the video and of course over here to place a pre-order for the album!

FANGE Available now right over here is a double music video for À La Racine and Sang-Vinaigre from Fange and in case you didn’t know pre-orders for their 4th full-length album Privation are now up and include an immediate digital download of the entire album!

ORPHANS OF DUSK The long wait is over! After nine years Orphans of Dusk are back at it with the first track from their upcoming album Spleen! Head over here to check out the track I´m Going to Haunt You (When I Die) and of course over here to place a pre-order via Hypnotic Dirge Records!

BLACK LION RECORDS There is always something amazing going on over at Black Lion Records and with a brand new month being upon us of course there is a sale going on with the label which offers us a whopping 50% off with the code blacklion50 at checkout! Head over here to look through their goodies!

SELF MUTILATION SERVICE Another label with a huge sale is Self Mutilation Service which is currently offering 30% off on everything until February 28th! Head over here to check out the selection, and make sure to use the code feb30!

E-L-R Just a friendly reminder: Swiss doomgazers E-L-R will be on tour alongside Sylvaine in March and Wolves in the Throne Room in April! In case you don’t have their second album Vexier you can head over here to claim your copy and keep an eye out for the tour dates!

NEPTUNIAN MAXIMALISM Originally released back in 2020 Éons by Belgium’s Neptunian Maximalism is a wild, psychedelic, Drone Metal/ Free Jazz concoction being re-released on triple vinyl and CD on Italy’s I, Voidhanger Records. You can listen to the album in full here where you can also pre-order a copy.

INFECTING THE SWARM Another blast of Brutal Death Metal has just been announced on Lacerated Enemy Records. Pulsing Coalescence — the third album by Infecting the Swarm — will be released on the 14th of April. In the meantime you can listen to the pulverising preview track here and pre-order a copy on various formats.

DECRYPTAL Meanwhile, if you’d like to feel like your ears are being set on fire with burning tar, head over to Me Saco Un Ojo Records and listen to the preview track from Sabazios Culte Demo by Canadian Death Metal unit Décryptal. You can listen and also pre-order a cassette copy here for this release due out on the 15th of March.

LEAD INTO GOLD Originally formed back in 1990 Industrial Rock duo Lead Into Gold is one half long time Ministry collaborator Paul Barker. The Eternal Present will be the duo’s third album, to be released on Artoffact Records on the 21st of April. You can listen to the opening title-track here, where you can pre-order a copy of the album alongside some snazzy 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)

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)

This first week of February is truly treating us with a plethora of activities, goodies and offers, and we are sure we don’t need to encourage all of you out there to take advantage of it all while holding those horns high!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Osman

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