The legendary death metal compilation Death...Is Just The Beginning is back!
Nuclear Blast’s involvement with death metal harkens back to the late ‘80s and early ‘90s explosion of this heavy and deadly genre. The Death...Is Just The Beginning compilations paved the way to the introduction of many soon to become legendary acts such as Pungent Stench, Dismember, Hypocrisy, Kataklysm. While the scene suffered a bit of stagnation somewhere in the mid-to-late ‘90s, the genre as a whole never went away and Nuclear Blast continued to release quality death metal in the form of bands such as Hypocrisy, Kataklysm, Decapitated, etc.
Nuclear Blast recently announced the unearthing of this legendary series and today, a new trailer with a snippet of IMMOLATION's (feat. Max Cavalera) cover of the SEPULTURA classic "Morbid Visions" was released. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/AQTt6zIdxXA
IMMOLATION stated about the compilation: "We had a great time recording SEPULTURA‘s 'Morbid Visions’ as it was one of the classic songs we used to cover on stage back in the day when our band first started! So to record this track, and even more amazing to have Max as part of it, was something really special for us!! We are glad to share this with all the fans of extreme music and to be included on this installment with such great bands!” Highlights for this latest installment include some re-recordings of classic tracks, Nuclear Blast bands performing covers of classic songs from other Nuclear Blast artists, demos and rarities of previously released and unreleased songs, original cover artwork by Blake Armstrong and layout by Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER, HATEBREED, KREATOR). Death...Is Just The Beginning MMXVII track listing: 01. BENEDICTION - Tear Off These Fucking Wings (unreleased demo of new song) 02. KATAKLYSM - The Awakener (re-recorded) 03. HYPOCRISY - They Lie (The Exploited cover) 04. THE SPIRIT - Illuminate The Night Sky 05. MEMORIAM - The War Rages On (demo) 06. INSIDIOUS DISEASE - Soul Excavation (unreleased new song) 07. POSSESSED - Abandoned (unreleased demo of new song) 08. THY ART IS MURDER - The Son Of Misery 09. IMMOLATION - Morbid Visions (feat. Max Cavalera) (Sepultura cover) 10. NAILED TO OBSCURITY - King Delusion (unreleased new song) 11. BLEEDING GODS - Beloved By Artemis 12. DECAPITATED - Sane (Meshuggah cover) 13. AENIMUS - Before The Eons (unreleased new song) 14. PARADISE LOST - Frozen Illusion (previously released Japanese only b-side) 15. CARCASS - A Wraith In The Apparatus 16. BRUJERIA - Viva Presidente Trump! (previously only available digitally and on vinyl)
Death …Is Just The Beginning MMXVII will be available as a CD jewel, limited cassette, colored vinyl, long sleeve shirt, T-shirt + CD bundle & mail-order edition boxset. Pre-order the compilation here: http://nblast.de/DeathIsJustMMXVIII
North American tour dates in 2019 coming soon! Line-up to be announced shortly. European performances are as follows:
Death…Is Just The Beginning KATAKLYSM, HYPOCRISY, THE SPIRIT 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