BAZUndergroundUpdates CCXVI

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We are in the second week of June already! How crazy is that? Our writers Julia Katrin and Tom Osman surely are a wee bit surprised at how time is just flying by, however, they are still back with another installment of The Underground Updates!

So, let’s see what’s out there…

ALLEVIATE The Dutch/German metal supergroup Alleviate has revealed the release date of their debut album DMNS on the 23rd of August this summer, and so the group is scheduled for a very busy times ahead, including some live shows, as well as the group has also released a video for their new single Alive! You can head right over here to check out the video, and of course pre-order the debut album here! Finally, you must keep your eyes open for the upcoming shows!

NEUROT RECORDINGS And this week’s album pick for the weekly segment of Pay What You Can over at Neurot Recordings is no other than 10.000 Light Years by Zeni Geva! Head over here right now to claim your copy and simply pay what you can!

WEEDEATER Guess what, Europe? The ear-busting caravan of renegades Weedeater will be heading out in July, storming Europe + UK + Ireland so you better make sure you keep your eyes open for further information on dates and locations!

CELESTIAL SANCTUARY Hey what’s this! Cambridge death metal head crushers Celestial Sanctuary just dropped a new three track/ 18 minute blast of thunderous savagery. Visions of Stagnant Blood is available now, click here to listen in full.

OFFICIUM TRISTE Dutch death/doom metal unit Officium Triste are back this September with their own brand of powerful and emotive metal. Hortus Venenum will be released on Transcending Obscurity Records and marks the 30th anniversary of the band. Head over here where you can listen to two preview tracks and pre-order the album on a variety of formats. It’s Transcending Obscurity so there’s merch galore. Get on it!

DEFACEMENT Over here in the Northern Hemisphere the summer is slowly drawing in, but let’s throw that all out the window and get sucked down a dark, monstrous void of gloom and horror with Defacement and forthcoming album Duality (out 26 July on Avantgarde Music). A thunderous concoction of death and black metal, you can listen to the sprawling 16 minute final track here where you can also pre-order the album on vinyl or CD.

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)

Things certainly aren’t slowing down this summer, are they? We at BAZ are however thrilled that there are so many activities, shows and merch offers out there and we for sure will be taking full advantage of it all and we hope you do the same!

By Julia Katrin and Tom Boatman

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