November is upon us, metalheads! The month of giving thanks and much more, and of course, our writers Julia Katrin and Tom Osman are a part of it, bringing forth a brand-new installment of The Underground Updates!
So, let’s see what’s out there…
EXOCRINE This Bordeaux-quartet have been blending ultra-technical and extraordinarily rapid death metal with philosophical musings for quite some time now, and now they mark a new chapter with their upcoming album Legend! The album title track has already been released with an official music video, and it is available right over here!
SUNN O))) In great anticipation of their upcoming tour, SUNN O))) are celebrating the Shoshin duo via Bandcamp and The Grimmrobe Demos is now available at name your price! Head over here to claim your copy right now, and of course over here to get tickets to one of their upcoming tour shows!
HYPNOTIC DIRGE RECORDS This incredible label is now running a complete distro sale starting last Friday which will last for the rest of the year! Currently, there are about 900 titles in their distro, and so they have set everything in it for only $5 each, or 5 DCs for $20 + shipping! Head over here to check out their collection, and if you decide to take advantage of the $20 deal, make sure you use the code DISTRO2023 when you check out!
NORDVIS Apparently there is a massive web shop campaign going on over at Nordvis, and it will continue for as long as they feel like it! Head over here to help them clear up some space!
NIGHTMARER A Suitably dissonant release has just dropped via the Total Dissonance Worship label. Deformity Adrift: Reformed is a reworking of the extreme metal group’s Deformity Adrift record first released back in May. With 50% newly recorded, new artwork, new mixing and some other new features, this will be worth checking out whether you know the original or not. You can listen to the album here, read more about it and pick up a vinyl copy which includes an exclusive Godflesh cover.
CRYPTWORM From the artwork looking like they’ll be following the Suffocation slam mould, Bristol’s Cryptworm definitely show some death metal brutality on the preview track of their forthcoming album Oozing Radioactive Vomition (out December 15th on Me Saco Un Ojo Records). Along with powerful percussive work, there’s maybe a touch of Demilich to be heard in the riffs. Listen to the preview track here, where you can pre-order a vinyl copy.
GODFLESH Masters of grimey, feel-bad industrial metal Godflesh have just made available limited vinyl pressings of their Post Self and A World Lit Only By Fire albums. You can check them out here alongside t-shirts for latest album Purge.
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.
Direct Merch (Australia)
Napalm Records (Germany)
Throne Records (World)
This first full week of November sure isn’t letting us down, and we hope you will all take full advantage of everything that has been made available to us like always!
By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman
**Please support the underground! It’s vital to the future of our genre.**