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And wouldn’t you know it, we are back at it again!

So, let’s see what’s out there…

SUPERNOVA RECORDS Lyrics to Temple of the Morning Star handwritten and autographed by Steve Austin in silver sabre ink on noir black card in stock! Head over here and use the code TITDRULES in order to get 20% off during the label´s Today is the Day Xmas Sale!

NEUROT RECORDINGS The weekly segment Pay What You Can is still going strong of course over at Neurot Recordings and this week´s album pick is Flora by Chord! Head over here right now to claim your very own copy and simply pay what you can!

TRANSYLVANIAN RECORDINGS For the entire month of December, the prices on records, tapes and CDs have been rolled back over at Transylvanian Recordings so you might want to head over here no later than right now to check out the selection!

VERGEL Coming at you like a tornado smashing your walls down Serbia’s Vergel release Hermetic Aspect on Ukrainian label Archaic Sound and a powerful blast of black metal it is too. Available on digital, CD or limited vinyl options here you can also listen to the 4-track EP in full. The kind of music to make you feel like you should have a horse and be riding it at breakneck speeds through the wintry forests.

OSIAH wastes no time in laying down some seriously brutal death metal on latest record Karios. And what better place for the Sunderland, England four piece than Unique Leader Records, a label you can always rely on to have some impressively heavy death metal releases. Featuring some especially striking artwork, the album is available on CD and white vinyl. Check them out here and listen to the album in full.

MANTAR German duo Mantar sure do play hard and pack a punch with their dirty, overdriven rock, channelling Melvins, Motorhead and latter-period Darkthrone. They’ve just added some t-shirts to their merch page. Check it out if you want to fly the flag for some stomping rock music. Also check out the band’s upcoming live dates while you’re there.

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)

We are drawing closer to the middle of the month, and that means we are getting ever closer to a brand-new year! But of course seeing how we are not quite there yet there is still time to enjoy and take advantage of those offers and merchandise out there to put into the Christmas presents, regardless of if they are for someone else or simply just for yourself!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman

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