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The 20 Underground Metal Bands You Might've Missed In July 2023

Featuring Serration, Blind Equation, The Gorge, Jävelin, Serration, and more!

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Looking for something new to listen to? Get acquainted with these tracks from some lesser-known bands released in July 2023 thanks to our monthly Underground Roundup! Check out our playlists below featuring this month's picks (as long as they're on streaming services), and you can listen to all previous editions of the Underground Roundup here.

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Ageless Summoning – "Usurper Of The Void"

Ageless Summoning has finally unleashed their debut album Corrupting the Entempled Plane upon the world, in case you're wondering why shit got so grim.

Aetherian – "ΠΥΡ ΑΕΝΑΟΝ"

Aetherian released their new record At Storm's Edge on July 14, and it's all the stompy Amon Amarth-styled melodeath you could want.

Blind Equation – "You Betrayed The Ones You Loved"

Hey, remember Nintendocore? It's that, but with more hyperpop influence. Blind Equation will release Life Is Pain on September 3.

Caged – "A Stump In Eden"

Caged will release From Roving About The Earth on September 29, but they're out here with shovels to bury your ass alive right now with "A Stump In Eden".

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Creak – "A Head Full Of Rain"

Creak will release Depth Perception on August 18, but that's too long to wait for this kind of whiplash. Get hurt now with "A Head Full Of Rain".

Crypts – "Necropolis"

German death metal band Crypts just released their new EP Necropolis, and what better place to start than with the title track?

Desekryptor – "Abysmal Resurrection"

Desekryptor is here with their debut album Vortex Oblivion and the abyssal single "Abysmal Resurrection". Midwest death metal strikes again.

The Gorge – "Beneath The Crust"

The Gorge's new record Mechanical Fiction is like a melodic death metal version of Misery Signals. It rules. Get into "Beneath The Crust" below.

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Invultation – "Severed Umbilical Chaos"

Invultation's new record Feral Legion is out August 18. Enter the vortex of death metal with their latest single "Severed Umbilical Chaos".

Jävelin – "Why Aren't You Screaming?"

Finland's Jävelin just released their new self-titled album and you can start getting your ass kicked below with the song "Why Aren't You Screaming?".

Moonlight Sorcery – "Vihan verhon takaa"

After a bunch of singles and EPs, Moonlight Sorcery will release Horned Lord Of The Thorned Castle on September 29. Check out the symphonic "Vihan verhon takaa" below.

The Lion's Daughter – "Bath House"

The Lion's Daughter is here to make you… dance? Punch someone? Maybe both? Anyway, stream "Bath House". Bath House, the record, is due out October 9.

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Serration – "Shroud Of Gnarled Tongues"

If you need a total fucking rager today, look no further than Serration's "Shroud Of Gnarled Tongues". Simulations Of Hell is due out September 15.

夢遊病者 – "Silesian Fur Coat"

夢遊病者, or Sleepwalker, is here to get mind-bogglingly progressive with "Silesian Fur Coat" and a new record Skopofoboexoskelett due out August 4.

Slutavverkning – "Längtans Törst"

Stockholm's avant-garde jazz punks Slutavverkning is now streaming "Längtans Törst" from the equally weird new record Levande Charader due out September 1.

Somniate – "The Statue Of Mirrors"

Why not get into some weird black metal today with Somniate and their new record We Have Proved Death? Well, start with "The Statue Of Mirrors" and go from there.

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Stortregn – "Xeno Chaos"

Stortregn will release their new record Finitude on October 13 and you can get shredded to pieces with the new single "Xeno Chaos" below. This band deserves more love.

Sprain – "Man Proposes, God Disposes"

The Flenser! Sprain is here to get weird as fuck with "Man Proposes, God Disposes" and a new record The Lamb As Effigy or Three Hundred And Fifty XOXOXOS For A Spark Union With My Darling Divine due out September 1.

Traindodge – "Face Theives"

Post-hardcore unit Traindodge is back for the first time since 2016 with a catch new single "Face Thieves" and a new record The Alley Parade due out September 22.

Vaegon – "Absolution"

If you're looking for a brand new technical deathcore band to get into, here it is! Vaegon's debut EP The Particle Eclipse is out now and it shreds.

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"Overall this is a no doubt, first-day buy. 13 tracks that will make you a fan after the first listen."