#BAZUndergroundUpdates CCII

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March is here! What better way to celebrate but to check out this brand-new instalment of The Underground Updates, brought to you by our writers Julia Katrin and Tom Osman as always!

So, let’s see what’s out there…

FRAIL BODY A track taken from Frail Body´s upcoming album Artificial Bouquet has now been shared with us, and you can now head straight over here to watch the brand new video to Devotion! In addition, you can also see Frail Body on tour this March and April so make sure you keep your eyes open for further information on the dates and locations! Finally, head over here to place your pre-order for the new album!

CNTS The Los Angeles band, featuring members of Dead Cross, Retox and Qui, have now debuted a second single, I Won´t Work for You, taken from their upcoming album Thoughts & Prayers, scheduled for a release on the 29th of March! Head over here right now to check out the track, and of course over here to place your album pre-order!

SYK The Italian collective SYK stands at the frontier of the extreme metal scene, challenging perceptions and pushing the limits of music expression! The band’s upcoming album is scheduled for a release on the 10th of May, but you can head over here right now to check out the new single eartHFlesh! Remember to head over here afterwards to place your pre-order for the album!

NECROWRETCH Now this group has proudly carried the mark of the beast! Necrowretch´s new album Swords of Dajjal is out now, and now they are presenting a brand-new video to one of the tracks titled Vae Victis! Head over here to check out the video and of course over here to claim your copy of the album!

KING BUZZO & TREVOR DUNN King Buzzo, the iconic founder and lead vocalist/guitarist player of The Melvins, and Mr. Bungle bass player Trevor Dunn are now bringing their King Dunn Tour to the Uk/EU throughout autumn! Tickets came on sale at the beginning of March, and you can head over here right now for additional info on locations and dates!

NEGATIVE PRAYER Chaos by name chaos by nature as Chaos Records drop a dirty, vicious slab of crust punk, in the form of Self // Wound, the debut album by Negative Prayer. Featuring current and ex-members of Poison Idea, Acephalix, Decrepisy, Incantation, and Funebrarum, this should get you fired up for mischief. Check out the album in full here.

KVADRAT What better home for an album called The Horrible Dissonance of Oblivion than Portland, Oregon’s Total Dissonance Worship label? The debut full-length release by one-man, dissonant black/death metal unit Kvadrat, will be available on April 4th. In the meantime, there’s a preview track for you to enjoy here and a very limited vinyl edition that you can pre-order.

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)

It’s safe to say that March is starting off with a bang! Make sure you take advantage of it all and more, and of course hold those horns high!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman

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