#BAZUndergroundUpdates CLXX

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Once again it’s time for a witty and clever intro to our weekly Underground Updates! Well….we guess this is the best we can do…

So, let’s see what’s out there…

DUNKELHEIT PRODUKTIONEN There are only 4 months to go until the Ritual Over Limburg Fest takes place in the Netherlands! Two days of metal featuring names such as Murderous Vision and Anatta! Keep in mind it’s limited to 200 tickets so make sure you have quick hands! Tickets can be found over here and here!

KEN MODE They had a new song come out just last week titled He Was a Good Man, He Was a Taxpayer! Although being a bit different from what KEN mode has usually offered in the past as singles, there is no better judge than you! Head over here to give it a listen! Oh, and on top of that they also have a ton of tour dates coming up this fall, so in case you want to go all out you should also head over here and claim a ticket to a show near you!

BLACK LION RECORDS The spring sale continues over at Black Lion Records which by popular demand has been extended through July! Head over here right now to check out the selection and use the code blacklion50 at the checkout to receive 50% off everything!

EVERLASTING SPEW RECORDS They have just activated a temporary mailorder+Bandcamp campaign over at Everlasting Spew Records in which all of their releases from the very beginning till December 2022 are 50% off! The offer is valid until the 23rd of July so better have quick hands! Head over here to check out the physical, and here to check out the digital!

NEUROT RECORDINGS The offers continue to pour in! Over at Neurot Recordings the weekly Pay What You Can segment is on as always, and this week’s album pick is Configuraç​ão Do Lamento by Deafkids! Head over here to claim your copy right now and simply pay what you can!

CHERUBS The European Tour Dates for Cherubs with Whores has been announced! Tickets are already available so make sure you check out the dates and locations right over here and claim a ticket for a show near you!

CONCRETE COLD Bowel-loosening death sludge metal alert! as Germany’s Concrete Cold release The Strains of Battle on Supreme Chaos Records. There are cassettes, various vinyl editions and bundle packs to be had here (all strictly limited edition). Check them all out on the band’s bandcamp page, listen to the album in full and make sure that your flooring is suitably secured, lest the bass should blast a hole through it.

NEKROFILTH couldn’t be much more of a suitable name for the creators of Nganga, based on the filthy preview track of the forthcoming EP. Released on the 7th of August on Czech label Domentia Records, you can hear the noisy, abrasive punk black metal assault of the preview track here, where you can also order the 4 track EP as a single-sided 12”. Dirty!

夢遊病者 Experimental black metal act 夢遊病者 will release Skopofoboexoskelett (try saying that 10 times fast) on Sentient Ruin Laboratories on the 4th of August. In the meantime you can listen to the spellbinding preview track here where you can also preorder the album on CD, vinyl and cassette. There’s also a limited edition long-sleeve shirt to go with the release.

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)

Of course, we also make our closing statements as clever and witty as ever…

By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman

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