And we are back at it once again on this beautiful Tuesday with yet another instalment of The Underground Updates with our writers Julia Katrin and Tom Osman!
So, let’s see what’s out there…
VIPASSI In 2017 Vipassi laid the foundation on their debut album Śūnyatā and just last Wednesday they released their first single Phainesthai off their new album Lightless! Head over here right now to check out the enigmatic music video for the new track, and make sure to place your pre-order for the album over here, scheduled for release on the 26th of January 2024!
LACERATED ENEMY RECORDS Last Friday the Black Friday sale started over at Lacerated Enemy Records which lasts until tomorrow and offers us a whopping 25% off on everything at Bigcartel and a giant 85% off on full discography downloads on Bandcamp! Use the code LEBF23 for Bigcartel over here, but you don’t need a code on Bandcamp so head over here to take the easy advantage of that!
THE GHOST IS CLEAR RECORDS As of right now, there is a 20% offer going on over at The Ghost is Clear Records on all items in store, which applies automatically at checkout so there isn’t even a need for a code! Head over here right now to check out the selection and get your hands on something great!
SPIDERGOD x THE SUNS JOURNEY THROUGH THE NIGHT This week this duo´s co-headline U.K. tour begins, with support from The Oracles! Head over here right now to check out the dates and further info, and of course to secure your ticket!
VACUOUS For some dirty, doomy death metal head over to Sentient Ruin Laboratories. The label has a vinyl reissue of Katabasis by Vacuous (originally released in 2021 on very limited and long sold out vinyl. Channelling Immolation and Autopsy (and other such filthy extremities) you can pick up a copy here and listen to the min album in full.
CONDEMNED It’s quite clear from the first moments of the opening track of Daemonium by Californian death metal act Condemned that what lies ahead is some of seriously heavy and low-frequency packed brutal death metal. That’s how Unique Leader Records do. So head on over here to listen to the album in full and check out the range of editions the album is available on.
SADUS Californian technical thrash act Sadus have 30+ years of experience under their belts and a bag of razors full of riffs to slice you open with. Their latest album The Shadow Inside is available now on Nuclear Blast. Check it out here.
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)
Already more than halfway through November without even realising it, huh? We hope all of you did a good job with taking advantage of all of the Black Friday/Week offers out there and keep an eye on those who even extend their sales!
By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman
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