#BAZUndergroundUpdatesCXCV

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It’s Tuesday, it’s regular, and it’s back accordingly!

So, let’s see what’s out there…

SELF MUTILATION SERVICES As a thanks for supporting the label for the past 15 years, Self-Mutilation Services is offering all of us all digital downloads for just 3 euros! No code is needed, so go ahead and check the selection over here and make sure you do it before January ends!

SEASON OF MIST In case you missed it, the Bandcamp sale series continues over at Season of Mist with added goodies to the special pricing only available on Bandcamp! Head over here to check out for example the discounted merch from Abysmal Dawn and Arstidir!

NEUROT RECORDINGS Still at it and going strong is the weekly Pay What You Can segment over at Neurot Recordings, and this week’s album pick is Forgive us our Trespasses by A Storm of Light! Head over here right now to claim your copy and simply pay what you can!

BLACK LION RECORDS The label is excited to announce exclusive discounts tailored for the North American market through Season of Mist! As a very exciting example, head over here right now and start browsing!

EGOIST Originally released back in 2009, but definitely worth highlighting now that it’s getting a CD reissue, Ultra​-​Selfish Revolution by Egoist is a mostly solo record that incorporates jagged, chugging, metallic bursts that bring to mind Meshuggah with the kind of avantgarde crooning that you might hear on a Mike Patton record. Head over to Selfmadegod to pick up a copy and listen to the album in full.

DOMINATION CAMPAIGN Skull-crushing death metal can come from anywhere in the world and in the case of Domination Campaign it rises out of Australia. An offshoot of Psycroptic, the band’s A Storm of Steel is out now on Prosthetic Records and if you like to receive a good ol’ death metal battering, you can get that delivered straight to your face right here.

FALL OF SERENITY If a little melodic death metal is what you’re after, head over to Lifeforce Recordsto check out the two preview tracks of the forthcoming Open Wide, O Hell by Germany’s Fall of Serenity. There are a number of cool vinyl options to choose from that you can pre-order as well as CDs. Fill yer boots.

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)

Already halfway through January and the sun is starting to climb higher with every day passing! Let’s continue for just a little longer to celebrate the new year by getting our claws on some fabulous merch and music!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman

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