BAZUndergroundUpdates CCXV

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It’s finally June! What else needs to be said really? Our writers Julia Katrin and Tom Osman are in a summery mood and of course this week’s instalment of The Underground Updates includes a massive summery feel!

So, let’s see what’s out there…

BLACK LION RECORDS Spring cleaning over at Black Lion Records continues in order to clear out some space for them, so why not help out? Head over here to check out the selection and use the code BLACKLION50 at checkout in order to receive 50% off! Keep in mind as well that they have a name your price campaign going on over on their Bandcamp, so don’t miss out on that!

NEUROT RECORDINGS You should be fairly familiar with this one by now, right? This week’s album pick for the Pay What You Can campaign over at Neurot Recordings is Music For Megaliths by Harvestman! Head over here to claim your copy and simply pay what you can!

SARCOPTES Alright! All of the releases from Sarcoptes are now on a name your price campaign so head over here right now to your very own digital download!

BODY VOID The East Coast friends of Body Void better prepare for this one as they are now on tour alongside Liturgy! Keep your eyes open for the date and information on tickets as the shows included in this tour are probably their last shows of this year!

THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS Now this group has some fun stuff coming up, including a quick run in the UK, which is just around the corner, and right after that another run alongside SeeYouSpaceCowboy! Head over here right now to check out locations and claim your tickets of course, and in case you missed it they have a brand-new merch store as well which you can check out over here!

VLTIMAS In the ever-evolving saga of extreme metal, few bands have stirred as much respect as Vltimas! Now setting lighting up on stages across Europe alongside Batushka you need to keep your eyes open for further information on the Epic Prophecy for Europe tour dates and locations!

SENTIENT RUIN LABORATORIES You can always rely on our friends at Sentient Ruin Laboratories and right now the label has a special offer. Buy any item from their merch store and get a delightful sampler of some of the label’s current crop of face-ripping tunes from the depths of hell. Just click here.

RIGOROUS INSTITUTION Those lovely crust punks Rigorous Institution have got some delightful merch in their store here. Wouldn’t you like to be the proud owner of a “Twisted Fuck Music” t-shirt? Of course you would!

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 really warming up now and all of the fantastic festivals and shows are just about upon us! Make sure you are prepared and merch-ed up before you head out there, and of course remember your horns!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman

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