The legendary compilation “Death Is Just The Beginning“ is back! But there‘s more, a fantastic live package including KATAKLYSM, HYPOCRISY and THE SPIRIT will also hit the road under that banner. Of course all three bands will also be present in this amazing collection. Canadian Death Metallers KATAKLYSM are going to participate with a re-recording of their classic track “The Awakener“. HYPOCRISY offer up a cover version of “They Lie“ (The Exploited) and THE SPIRIT will be providing a track from their NUCLEAR BLAST label debut “Sounds From The Vortex“.

“Death Is Just The Beginning MMXVIII“ will be released on October 19th, 2018.

NUCLEAR BLAST just released a new trailer on YouTube with a snippet of “Soul Excavation” from INSIDIOUS DISEASE. Check it out here:

INSIDIOUS DISEASE states about the compilation:
“When we formed Insidious Disease in ‘04, were were inspired by those classical death metal bands that were featured on the original Death Is Just The Beginning compilations in the first place – and now be part of it, is nothing short of an honor and pure excitement! It has come full circle!”

Pre-order the compilation here:

The first trailer with THE SPIRIT’s “Illuminate the Night Sky” can be seen here:

Even more highlights can be expected from this release, besides current songs from the likes of BLEEDING GODS, BRUJERIA, CARCASS, PARADISE LOST and THY ART IS MURDER, “Death Is Just The Beginning“ also has lots of rarities to offer. BENEDICTION, MEMORIAM and POSSESSED will certainly destroy your neck muscles with some special demo versions. A couple of Nuclear Blast‘s new signings will also be making an appearance; Dutch Death/Thrashers BLEEDING GODS, Germany’s most interesting dark Melodic Death Metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY as well as US Progressive/Extreme metallers AENIMUS. Furthermore, the superstar quintet INSIDIOUS DISEASE is back for the first time since 2010 after some line-up changes – and they are back stronger than ever before!

Lovers of cover versions can also get excited. IMMOLATION covers “Morbid Visions“ by SEPULTURA, joined by no one else than Max Cavalera, and DECAPITATED let you hear their interpretation of MESHUGGAHs “Sane“.

There are no excuses – the “Death Is Just The Beginning” series is impossible to beat. MMXVIII contains some high-class acts and fantastic newcomers, hoping to win over even more fans to Nuclear Blast‘s stylistically varied range. Don’t miss it, there is a lot to discover!

Check out the first trailer on YouTube:

01. BENEDICTION – Tear Off These Fucking Wings (demo)
02. KATAKLYSM – The Awakener (re-recorded)
03. HYPOCRISY – They Lie (The Exploited)
04. THE SPIRIT – Illuminate The Night Sky
05. MEMORIAM – The War Rages On (demo)
06. INSIDIOUS DISEASE – Soul Excavation
07. POSSESSED – Abandoned (demo)
08. THY ART IS MURDER – The Son Of Misery
09. IMMOLATION – Morbid Visions (feat. Max Cavalera) (Sepultura cover)
10. NAILED TO OBSCURITY – King Delusion
11. BLEEDING GODS – Beloved By Artemis
12. DECAPITATED – Sane (Meshuggah cover)
13. AENIMUS – Before The Eons
14. PARADISE LOST – Frozen Illusion
15. CARCASS – A Wraith In The Apparatus
16. BRUJERIA – Viva Presidente Trump!

»Death…Is Just The Beginning«

18.10. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
19.10. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
20.10. D Munich – Backstage
21.10. CZ Zlín – Masters of Rock Café
23.10. H Budapest – Barba Negra
24.10. A Vienna – Arena
25.10. PL Wrocław – Zaklęte Rewiry
26.10. D Geiselwind – MusicHall
27.10. I Milan – Live Music Club
28.10. CH Pratteln – Z7
29.10. F Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
31.10. E Madrid – Sala Mon
01.11. E Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
02.11. F Limoges – CC John Lennon
03.11. F Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
04.11. B Antwerp – Trix
05.11. D Hamburg – Docks
06.11. S Gothenburg – Trädgår’n
07.11. S Stockholm – Fryshuset
09.11. FIN Helsinki – The Circus
10.11. FIN Tampere – Pakkahuone
12.11. DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
13.11. NL Leeuwarden – Neushoorn
14.11. D Berlin – Kesselhaus
15.11. D Dresden – Eventwerk
16.11. D Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle 2
17.11. D Leipzig – Hellraiser

(Source: Nuclear Blast – News)