#BAZUndergroundUpdates CLXVI

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The ongoing Underground Updates is back on this beautiful Tuesday, as our writers Julia Katrin and Tom Osman never fail to deliver!

So, let’s see what’s out there…

BLACK LION RECORDS Others who also never fail to deliver; Black Lion Records currently has their ongoing spring cleaning, offering us 50% off until the 6th of July! After that the staff will head on a holiday until the end of August, but of course all orders will be dispatched weekly! Head over here to check out the selection and remember to use the code blacklion50!

THE GHOST IS CLEAR RECORDS Always reorganising over at The Ghost Is Clear Records you should absolutely head over here right now and help make some room for new items as there is an ongoing offer of 15% off everything!

A RTOFFACT RECORDS Needless to say, Artoffact Records currently has a ton of excellent free/pay what you can releases! Head over here to check out the selection!

NEUROT RECORDINGS The weekly Pay What You Can segment continues as an excellent tradition each week over at Neurot Recordings, and this week’s album pick is Ecate by Ufomammut! Head over here to claim your very own copy right now, and simply pay what you can!

RIPPLE MUSIC Fans of stoner/ doom metal may care to check out the latest compilation album Smoke of the Ancient Dead – A Ripple Music Compilation out now on Ripple Music. You can listen to the album in full here and also have a digital copy for any price you so wish.

CHRISTIAN COSENTINO / WINTERQUILT One of the most unusual and creative acts you’re likely to hear Winterquilt has teamed up with Christian Cosentino for a new metal/ dungeon synth split release. Portals of Perdition is currently streaming on bandcamp where you can grab a copy of the very limited coloured vinyl.

SEASON OF MIST has added a bunch of t-shirts to their bandcamp merch page. Head over here to see the full range, including designs for Goatwhore and Bathory.

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)

There is a true wave of excellent offers from labels this week! We at BAZ of course continue to encourage all of you out there to take full advantage of what is being offered to us, to support those labels and artists that work ever so hard to bring us something new and special each week!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman

**Please support the underground! It’s vital to the future of our genre.**