#BAZUndergroundUpdates CLXVIII

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We will give you one guess of what day it is and what it’s time for…

So, let’s see what’s out there…

PORTRAYAL OF GUILT The first US headline tour of the year supporting Devil Music for Portrayal of Guilt has now been announced, and not only that, but tickets are already available right here! Make sure to keep your eyes on dates and locations to find the perfect show near you!

BLACKNING Out on July 28th, Blackning has launched the official music video for their new single Greed and Lies, taken from their upcoming album Awakening Rage set for a release on the previously mentioned date via Black Lion Records! Head over here to watch the video right now!

HPGD PRODUCTIONS There is a huge sale going on over at Horror Pain Gore Death Productions which offers 30% off all CDs, vinyl, and cassettes! Head over here right now for all your metal shopping needs!

NEUROT RECORDINGS The weekly Pay What You Can segment continues over at Neurot Recordings, and this week’s album pick is Coward by Made Out Of Babies! Head over here right now to claim your copy, and simply pay what you can!

LUCIFIXION Trisect Joys of Pierced Hearts is the latest extreme metal offering on Sentient Ruin Laboratories. The debut album by by black metal act Lucifixion is as violently deranged as you would hope from the Californian record label. You can listen to the album in full here and purchase a copy on vinyl or cassette.

BLACK VAULT Ah so you like metal, but do you get down with ritualistic industrial music? Well, you can test out your fortitude with some extremely menacing, dark atmospherics, courtesy of Black Vault. Hymns To The Great Devourer will be released on the 20th of August via Germany’s home of occult music Dunkelheit Produktionen. For now there are two preview tracks you can listen to here, where you can also pre-order the album on strictly limited CD.

IRON ALTAR Edinburgh, Scotland’s Iron Altar comes with a simple message and that message is “riffs”. You can hear that message loud and clear on the preview track of their album Promethean, due for release on the 29th of September. Listen to their brand of powerful death metal here where you can pre-order the album on cassette and CD.

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 July is really taking off smashing, isn’t it? At least all of us here at BAZ hope you take advantage of the offers and merch out there made available for us at fabulous prices, and of course hold those horns high!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman

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