#BAZUndergroundUpdates CXLVIX

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Today is not just a special day because there is a brand new instalment of The Underground Updates, but it also happens to be Valentine´s Day! What better way to celebrate but perhaps to gift your special someone with some metal goodies?

So, let’s see what’s out there…

GAEREA Heading out on a very special epic North America Tour, Gaerea is very excited to stand besides Rotting Christ, Carach Angren and Uada in less than a weekand in order to secure your ticket all you need to do is head over here! And to show you that they are serious; the Chicago and Detroit shows are now sold out in advance, and several cities have low tickets remaining! Make sure to have quick hands!

WEEDEATER New UK and IE tour dates are coming this May and Weedeater are proud and of course excited! Starting in Cardiff on the 1st of May you can find a full list of confirmed dates right over here!

SELF MUTILATION SERVICES Right now there is a 15th anniversary celebration going on over at Self Mutilation Services which offers 30% off on everything! The promo ends on February 28th so make sure you take advantage of the very special offer and use the code feb30 on checkout right over here!

DUNKELHEIT PRODUKTIONEN A fabulous sale is currently going on over at Dunkelheit Produktionen which offers us a 35% discount! The offer is given for an unknown time, so make sure you don’t miss out! Head over here to check out the selection!

BLACK LION RECORDS The February sale continues over at Black Lion Records which offers us a whopping 50% discount throughout the month with the code blacklion50! Head over here to check out the selection!

EVERLASTING SPEW RECORDS The label is starting their first sale this year on their mail order as well as Bandcamp which offers 25% off, although excluding recent releases, pre orders and some consignment stuff. Valid until February 26th you should head over here to check out the selection!

NEUROT RECORDINGS Our favourite is up! The weekly Pay What You Can over at Neurot Recordings continues and this week’s album pick is A Deep Voiceless Wilderness by the one and only Steve Von Till! Head over here to claim your copy and simply pay what you can!

full here where you can also pre-order a copy.

CHOIR Do you like horrible, slow, heavy, punishing sludge/ doom metal? If the answer is yes, you may well like Choir and their debut album Songs For a Tarnished World. Originally released in 2021, Total Dissonance Worship will be putting out limited vinyl and cassette versions on the 24th of March. You can pre-order here and listen to two tracks from the album.

SCORN Featuring Mick Harris (formerly of Napalm Death) Scorns highly-regarded industrial/dubstep album Evanescence is being proposed as a print-on-demand release in 2023 via Earache Records. For the pressing to go ahead enough people need to pre-order the album, so if you want to have a snazzy, limited-edition of the album you better head over here, where you can pre-order a copy in several editions. The 10th of March is the closing date for orders.

HIVERLUCIDE Our favourite unclassifiable, experimental anarchists Non-Serviam are back again — this time under the name Hiverlucide — with forthcoming release Satan, Death, Whale. Due for release on the 3rd of March, you can listen to a preview track here, pre-order a copy on CD and follow links to cassette copies while you’re at it.

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 you can see there are many different things and options all of us have to share with your special metal-someone, or whoever else we choose to spend this day of love and affection with, and whatever you decide to do we just want to wish all of you out there a happy Valentine’s Day!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Osman

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