FRESH SOIL ON YOUR GRAVEYARD...

 

New distro arrivals will no longer be posted on the NEWS page.

Instead, please check out the DISTRO page for the availability of hundreds of CDs, cassettes, vinyl and fanzines.

UtDS regularly stocks new releases from GoatowaRex (China) and Diabolicurst Productions (Malaysia). UtDS is also the official UK distributor for Ancient Recollections (USA) and carries releases from Pest Productions (China) upon request.

To find out what is coming into the distro, please LIKE and check https://www.facebook.com/underthedarksoil/ for regular updates.

10th June 2019

 

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Soil 015 - BELLICISTE (Nzl/Ser) / PALE MIST (UK) - "S/T" Split Tape

A collaboration between BELLICISTE and PALE MIST that explores the depth of underground.

 

This split album captures the true essence of black metal aesthetics. Both hordes own considerable strength to accomplish their mission across the six tracks. Nightmarish black metal soaked in blood to serve the earthly sonic needs.

 

J-card with couche matte paper, and cassette available on two colour variants – dark smoke (50) / solid silver (50). ​

 

https://belliciste.bandcamp.com/

https://palemist.bandcamp.com/

Price: £5.00 (plus postage)

Trade request is accepted for this release. ​

10th March 2019

 

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Soil 014 - FUNERARY BELL (Fin) - "Undead Revelations" Pro Tape

Second album of the Finnish black metal horde, i.e. FUNERARY BELL, now released on mighty cassette format. Energised by old metal vibes and enchanted with occult atmosphere, “Undead Revelations” is a raging chapter of black heavy metal of death.

 

J-card with matte varnish, and cassette available on two colour variants – gold (50) / smoky black (50). 

Under exclusive licence from Saturnal Records.

Recommended track: Goat Of Mendes

 

https://funerarybell.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/funerarybell/

UK: £5.00 (postage included)

Shipping costs apply to overseas orders.

Trade request is accepted for this release. ​

20th October 2018

 

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Soil 013 - ATRA MORS (UK) - "Aeons of Death" Pro Tape

 

Latest opus from ATRA MORS of the Lake District. A 5-track EP praising for the ultimate fate of mankind. J-card with matte varnish, and available on three colour variants – white (60) / black (20) / red (20).

Sample:

https://soundcloud.com/underthedarksoil/atra-mors-part-i

https://soundcloud.com/underthedarksoil/atra-mors-part-v

UK: £5.00 (postage included)

Shipping costs apply to overseas orders.

Trade request is accepted for this release. ​

 

Soil 011 - ZURIAAKE (Chn) - "Gu Yan" Pro Tape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Critically acclaimed second full-length album from the long-running Chinese black metal act. “Gu Yan” continues to forge the template of Chinese atmospheric black metal, and crystallises the signature sound of ZURIAAKE. J-card with matte varnish, and white-shell cassette.

 

Under exclusive licence from Pest Productions.

 

Stream at: https://pestproductions.bandcamp.com/album/gu-yan-album

 

UK: £5.00 (postage included)

Shipping costs apply to overseas orders.

Trade request is accepted for this release.

 

Orders can be sent to: underthedarksoil@yahoo.co.uk

28th January 2018

 

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Soil 008 - QUARTZ (UK) - "Fear No Evil" Pro Tape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample: https://soundcloud.com/underthedarksoil/quartz-fear-no-evil

UK: £5.00 (postage included)

Shipping costs apply to overseas orders.

Trade request is accepted for this release.

Orders can be sent to: underthedarksoil@yahoo.co.uk

Alternatively, please contact the band for your copy: https://www.facebook.com/QuartzBackintheBand/

30th November 2017

 

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Soil 010 - INFERNO REQUIEM (Twn) - "Gloomy Night Stories" Pro Tape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primitive black metal in its finest form. Originally released on CD via Hell Ambassador Records, and now available for the first time on ancient cassette format after ten years of gloomy existence. Co-release with Eerie Hint Productions. Limited to 100 hand-numbered copies.

Samples:

https://soundcloud.com/underthedarksoil/inferno-requiem-gashed-twin-wraiths

https://soundcloud.com/underthedarksoil/inferno-requiem-dangling-piggsy

UK: £5.00 (postage included)

Shipping costs apply to overseas orders.

Trade request is NOT accepted for this release.

 

Soil 007 - RECLVSE (UK) "Olde Gloom" Pro Tape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doom metal outfit from Swansea, South Wales. One of the most talented and promising bands in the scene. Pro-tape released on white cassette in a limited edition of 100 copies.

Samples:

https://soundcloud.com/underthedarksoil/reclvse-evil-lurks

https://soundcloud.com/underthedarksoil/reclvse-man-of-my-word

UK: £5.00 (postage included)

Shipping costs apply to overseas orders.

Trade request is accepted for this release.

Orders can be sent to: underthedarksoil@yahoo.co.uk.

30th September 2017

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Soil 009 - MAGNESIUM (Jpn) - "中国の冒険記海外初演" Pro Tape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sold out on pre-order. Last wholesale and retail orders are being sent out. Over 1/3 went to Japan, and the band sold out of their copies in a blink of eye. Massive gratitude to those who supported UtDS and made this the most successful release in the label's history. Metal thunder on!

20th September 2017

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Soil 006 - GHAST​ (UK) - "Dread Doom Ruin" Pro Tape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desolate black/doom metal in the depths of your dream. A primitive sound ritual that summons six vile hymns for eternity.

 

Previously released by Todestrieb Records on CD, the second full-length album of the seriously underrated Welsh black/doom metal act GHAST now available on black cassette from the cave of Under the Dark Soil. Limited to 150 copies.

UK: £5.00 (postage included)

Shipping costs apply to overseas orders.

Selected trades may be considered.

Order/trade requests can be sent to: underthedarksoil@yahoo.co.uk.

 

Treat yourself with misery tonight: ghastdreaddoomruin.bandcamp.com/releases

17th September 2017

NEW RELEASE INFO:

 

Soil 009 - MAGNESIUM (Jpn) - “中国の冒険記海外初演” Pro Tape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“中国の冒険記海外初演” (English: Adventures in China – Overseas Premiere) is a live album by cult Japanese heavy metal veterans MAGNESIUM, recorded at 13 Club of Beijing on 3rd September 2016. It was a secret gig since the original show was cancelled due to external factors. After 12 months, the band’s historic live set is honoured on cassette format under the permission of Mr Shinji Samm Tachi (Buried Alive, G.A.T.E.S., Sacrifice, ex-Metalucifer, ex-Sabbat, etc.). The recording features eight tracks from the first ever gig on foreign soil by MAGNESIUM, including an exclusive rehearsal version of classic “Time Tells No Lies” recorded in Beijing. Heavy metal thunder in the Forbidden City!

 

Track listing:

1. Metal Soldier

2. Time Machine

3. Metalbringer

4. Magnesium Lady 5. Time Tells No Lies

6. Magnesium

7. Sheralee (Soldier cover)

8. Time Tells No Lies (Tape-exclusive rehearsal version)

 

Limited to 150 professionally manufactured copies released by Under the Dark Soil. Made in Great Britain.

 

Official release date is set for 30th September 2017, on which a rare gig featuring MAGNESIUM along with other killer Japanese acts takes place. The band will have their copies for sale at the gig.

 

Pre-orders now accepted. The prices include p&p to a cassette deck near you.

 

UK: £7.00

Europe: £11.00

Rest of World: £13.00

 

Heavy metal from the rising sun: https://soundcloud.com/underthedarksoil/magnesium-time-tells-no-lies

9th September 2017

NEW RELEASE INFO:

 

Soil 007 - RECLVSE (UK) - "Olde Gloom" Pro Tape

 

 

Born in Swansea in 2013, RECLVSE deliver their 'misty doom metal' which is located in a classic framework forged by talented ancestors. Fans of Pentagram, Candlemass, The Obsessed and Saint Vitus should appreciate these South Welsh doomsters.

 

The compilation features eight stunning tracks selected by RECLVSE, most of which have never been released on physical media. Under the Dark Soil is delighted to work with the gentlemen to unleash their best tunes on ancient cassette format.

 

Track listing:

1. Evil Lurks

2. To Be Slain

3. Inn Modern Times

4. Man Of My Word

5. Temptress!

6. Of Many Names

7. Bewitch The Sky

8. The Hanged Man

 

The exclusive tape edition will be limited to 100 copies. Release date is tentatively set for October/November 2017.

 

Artwork by Bvrzerk. Logo by Christophe Szpajdel.

 

Payment is not necessary for pre-orders. Feel free to ask about reservation.

 

Await in the dark: https://reclvse.bandcamp.com/

13th August 2017

 

NEW RELEASE INFO:

 

Soil 006 - GHAST​ (UK) - "Dread Doom Ruin" Pro Tape

 

Previously released by Todestrieb Records on CD, the second full-length album of the seriously underrated Welsh black/doom metal act GHAST will soon be available on cassette from the cave of Under the Dark Soil.

 

Track listing:

1. Hate Stone

2. Festival of Serpents

3. Demons That Fled the Ferocity of Men

4. Grave Cult Woe 5. Lost in Fog

6. Scorn and Death

 

The exclusive tape edition will be limited to 150 copies, and is currently being pressed somewhere on the earth. Release date is tentatively set for September 2017.

 

Original artwork and lyrics by Arrrrrrrach. Tape layout by Zhang Deng​.

 

Payment is not necessary for pre-orders. Feel free to ask about reservation.

 

Treat yourself with misery tonight: ghastdreaddoomruin.bandcamp.com/releases

20th January 2017

 

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DRACONIS INFERNUM (Sgp) - "The Ashes of the Old" Pro Tape

Unleashed in conspiracy between Eerie Hint Productions and Under the Dark Soil...

 

Gate to the netherworld opens in the dark winter of MMXVII.

 

Draconis Infernum from Singahell present eleven tracks that summon the black fire from the depth of hell.

 

This is a collection of evil symphonies that truly demonstrates a demonized soundscape from the Southeast Asian black metal scene.

 

The ultimate cassette version clocks in at 55 minutes in length, including an exclusive cover track of Archgoat ("Apotheosis of Lucifer").

This tape is strictly limited to 100 hand numbered copies and will never be repressed.

- Special edition (black cassette, black/clear case) limited to 30 copies, including a high-quality embroidered logo patch (red or white), logo sticker and logo pin. £10 plus postage.

- Regular edition (transparent cassette, clear case) limited to 70 copies, including a logo sticker. £5 plus postage.

SPREAD THE PLAGUE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqmDSfE5HBk

Orders to: underthedarksoil@yahoo.co.uk

15th January 2017

+++ PRE-ORDERS NOW ACCEPTED +++

The first tape release under the banner of UNDER THE DARK SOIL in seven years!

Soil 005 - DRACONIS INFERNUM (Sgp) - "The Ashes of the Old" Pro Tape

Co-release with Eerie Hint Productions (Germany)​

 

- Special edition (black cassette) limited to 30 copies, including a high-quality embroidered logo patch (red or white), logo sticker and logo pin. £10 plus postage.

- Regular edition limited to 70 copies, including a logo sticker. £5 plus postage.

 

We set 20th January 2017 as the official release date for this new tape by DRACONIS INFERNUM.

 

SPREAD THE PLAGUE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38-I0duvI_I

Orders to: underthedarksoil@yahoo.co.uk

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