#BAZUndergroundUpdates CLXXI

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It’s Tuesday my dudes! And dudettes!

So, let’s see what’s out there…

SOLEMN VISION Now this group is beyond excited to announce that its new record Despite the Rise of the Sun will be out on October 20th via Black Lion Records! To get a head start there is already a track available right now titled Gates! Head over here to check it out!

WORMHOLE This group has now unleashed the 2nd track, Elysiism, from their forthcoming new album titled Almost Human! To check out the video now head straight over here!

DISTANT The mid-season sale over at Distant is on fire! Head right over here and use the code SUMMER23 at checkout to get 20% off on everything! Make sure you have quick hands because the sale will be over on the 29th of July!

NEUROT RECORDINGS Back at it once more! The weekly Pay What You Can segment is never ending, much to our enjoyment, and this week’s album pick is End of Mirrors by Alaric! Head over here to claim your copy and simply pay what you can!

BLACK LION RECORDS By popular demands, Black Lion Records has decided to extend their summer sale which offers us a whopping 50% off everything throughout July! Head over here to check out the selection and use the code blacklion50 at checkout!

DISIMPERIUM The opening strangled scream of album opener “Fortress of Sulfuric Ritual” should leave no doubt we are about to step into the realms of some exceptionally grizzly and aggressively brutalising death metal. And so we are! This is Grand Insurgence Upon Despotic Altars, the debut full-length album by Disimperium, out now on Sentient Ruin Laboratories. You can get a copy on various formats here, where you can listen to your bleeding ears’ delight to the full album.

OUTER HEAVEN Do you want to explore the farthest reaches of your mind’s eye? Would you like a psychedelic adventure, but also have your head bashed in by some thunderous extreme metal? Of course you do! And Outer Heaven are here to provide just that tonic for your weary soul. The group’s latest full-length Infinite Psychic Depths is available now on Relapse Records. Check it out here and pick up a copy.

ISKANDR In the mood for some heathen music channeling Laibach and Dead Can Dance? Head over to Bandcamp and listen to the preview track from Iskandr and forthcoming album Spiritus Sylvestris, due for release on the 29th of September.

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)

Yup, as always there is no stopping those artists and labels from bringing us the goodies! And of course, as always, we hope you all take full advantage of the whole thing!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman

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