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We are back, and we are back on our original day! It’s Tuesday and The Underground Update is here!

BATUSHKA Alright! It’s time for a sale! Over at the Batushka store there is 25% off on all stock with the code FEB666! Head over here to check out the selection and make sure you do so before the end of the month when the offer expires!

NEUROT RECORDINGS And of course the fabulous weekly goes on over at Neurot Recordings with their weekly Pay what you can segment, and this week’s album pick is No Wilderness Deep Enough by the one and only Steve Von Till! Head over here right now to claim your copy and simply pay what you can!

PETRIFICATION Following up their 2017 debut, Portland, Oregon’s death metal beast Petrification has emerged from its sulphurous pit with Sever Sacred Light on Svart Records. Get your brain and your ears battered and bruised over here, where you can listen to the album in full, with links to physical copies.

MAURDA The latest announcement on Sentient Ruin Laboratories is a suitably noisy blast of extreme metal. Cultus Brachypter by Maurda is dirty, gritty and aggressive mix of black and war metal. You can listen in full here where you can also pre-order a copy on vinyl (release day the 23rd of February).

The Obsessed Scott “Wino” Weinrich is back with his long-running, off-and-on, hard-rocking, doom metal unit The Obsessed with their forthcoming album Gilded Sorrow out the 16th of February on Ripple Music. For the first time on record including a second guitarist the band is firing on all cylinders. You can listen to several tracks here and pre-order the album on several different formats.

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)

Sure it is much better now that the update is once again predictable and has returned to its original day! Now of course we hope you take advantage of this week’s offers on music and merch, and we will see you next week!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman

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