#BAZUndergroundUpdates CLXII

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The weekly Underground Updates is back on this last full week of May!

So, let’s see what’s out there…

APOTHEUS The official music video to the track Shape and Geometry by Apotheus is out now via Black Lion Records, taken from the upcoming release Ergo Atlas! Head over here to check out the video, and here to place your order!

THORN Preorders for the much-awaited new Thorn full length are up now via Transcending Obscurity Records! If crushing death metal interspersed with atmospheric passages than this is one you should not let pass you by, and if you aren’t sure, you can also head over here and check out their official music video to the track Gaze of the Seer!

TRANSCENDING OBSCURITY RECORDS And speaking of which, don’t forget the label´s special offer this month where you get 20% off on everything upon using the code tofest! Head over here, here and here to check out their selection!

SENTIENT RUIN LABORATORIES Right over here you can now check out the Sentient Ruin Laboratories Die-Hard Area! Become a subscriber now and you will get all kinds of fancy access to things such as their every digital back catalogue release, and a nice discount on every physical item!

BLACK LION RECORDS The party never stops over at Black Lion Records, and they currently have an ongoing sale with 50% off on all new orders until the end of May! Head over here to check it out!

NEUROT RECORDINGS And once again our favourite! Neurot Recordings continues with their weekly segment of Pay What You Can and this week’s album pick is In A Dark Tongue by Harvestman! Head over here to claim your copy and simply pay what you can!

ULTHA Perveyers of atmospheric black metal, Cologne, Germany’s Ultha follow up 2022’s All That Has Never Been True with Live At Soulcrusher Festival 2022 — a document of the band’s performance of October 2022, on Soulcrusher Records. There’s a limited clear vinyl edition you can purchase here where you can also listen to the album in full.

EXECUTIONER The band name, album and track titles and artwork say it all — Museum of Death by Executioner (newly released on Rising Nemesis Records) is full-on brutal death metal, the aural equivalent of a violent disembowelment (maybe there’s no other type?). If that sounds like a cup of your preferred poison, step this way and give your ears a soak.

KHANATE If you like devastatingly grim deconstructed metal there might be a place in your dark heart for Khanate. The group, featuring Stephen O’Malley of SUNN O))), have appeared after a 14 year absence to deliver a certain kind of dread that only they can provide. To Be Cruel is available digitally from Sacred Bones Records, with pre-orders available for CD and vinyl — due on the 30th of June. These will probably sell out quickly, so snap up a copy here where you can also follow links to the band’s previous albums, available on streaming services once again.

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)

Well, May is almost behind us and the beauty of June is around the corner! The time has finally come where we will all get the chance to gather again in the glorious events that are festivals and concerts, surrounded by metal, metalheads, and of course; summer! Does it get much better than this?

By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman

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