Due to the current COVID restrictions, our Taake / Kampfar co-headliner tour, supported by Necrowretch, has been moved to January 2022.


Thursday 06/01/2022, Kwadrat, Krakow, PL

Friday 07/01/2022, Nova Chmelnice, Prague, CZ

Saturday 08/01/2022, Hellraiser, Leipzig, DE

Sunday 09/01/2022, Viper Room, Vienna, AT

Monday 10/01/2022, Dürer Kert, Budapest,HU

Tuesday 11/01/2022, Orto Bar, Ljubljana, SI

Wednesday 12/01/2022, Legend, Milano, IT

Thursday 13/01/2022, Alchemica, Bologna, IT

Friday 14/01/2022, Hall of Fame, Zürich, CH

Saturday 15/01/2022, Gebr de Nobel, Leiden, NL

Sunday 16/01/2022, L’Entrepot, Arlon, BE

Monday 17/01/2022, Backstage, Paris, FR

Tuesday 18/01/2022, Zappa, Antwerp, BE

Wednesday 19/01/2022, Live Music Hall, Mörlenbach, DE

Thursday 20/01/2022, Willemeen, Arnhem, NL

Friday 21/01/2022, Resonanzwerk, Oberhausen, DE

Saturday 22/01/2022, Völschow Berg, Demmin, DE

Sunday 23/01/2022, Pralnia, Wroclaw, PL

CRYPTOSIS – Sign To Century Media Records & Release Single and video to “Decypher”

Century Media Records welcomes Dutch futuristic multi-metal eruption CRYPTOSIS!

A million miles from the old school fury of their previous incarnation, CRYPTOSIS have a sound that defies expectations and limitations with equal intensity. A dizzying blend of visceral extremity, symphonic pomp and wild, progressive invention.

Elements of blackened death, progressive thrash and grandiose symphonic metal are all present and correct, but Cryptosis have combined them in an exhilarating, unprecedented new form that promises to satisfy on both primal and cerebral levels.

Philipp Schulte, Director Century Media Records Europe comments:

“Getting completely surprised by a new band doesn’t happen very often, but CRYPTOSIS really impressed me. What this young band manages to deliver is nothing but a mind-blowing hell ride through the realm of extreme metal. What CRYPTOSIS do is not only for fans of Vektor, Coroner, Sadus or Demolition Hammer, but generally for everyone who is into death and thrash metal played at high speed on the highest level of aggression and technicality. The usual label hyperbole? If you think so, then check out the song. Welcome to Century Media, guys. We couldn’t be happier to have you with us!”

Today Cryptosis release the single “Decypher”. Check out the video HERE

The band comments:

“In light of recent events we are beyond happy that we are teaming up with Century Media Records to release and promote our debut album. It feels really good to work with such a professional team that understands our artistic vision and gives us a lot of freedom and resources to take everything we do to the next level.”

Make sure to catch Cryptosis live on one of the following dates:

13.05.2021 Wonnemond Festival – Sebnitz – DE

22.05.2021 Vienna Metal Meeting – Vienna – AT

02.07.2021 Dokk’em Open Air – Dokkum – NL

Cryptosis are:

Laurens Houvast (vocals/guitar)
Frank te Riet (bass/mellotron/backing vocals)
Marco Prij (drums)

Cryptosis online:




Cryptosis signs with District-19

The futuristic multi-metal eruption of CRYPTOSIS, formerly known throughout the European metal underground as old school thrash mob Distillator, has signed with District 19 for European bookings & management! 

Laurens Houvast [vocals/guitar], Frank te Riet [bass/mellotron/backing vocals] and Marco Prij [drums] have undergone a wholesale transformation and upgrade, resulting in a brand new band with a sound that is guaranteed to blow minds and wreck necks. 

“When we started Distillator we were kids,” says Laurens. “We were still students and had a totally different vision of music. But wherever we went on the road, we learned more and more from each other, and we learned about each other’s preferences in music. “We love the music we used to play and we really wanted to play music that sounded like that at the time, but then you start to develop as an artist. We want to make music that is our sound, and not somebody else’s.”

“We took the name Cryptosis because it’s two words put together – on one side it’s ‘crypto’, like technology, crypto-currency and the digital world,” Laurens explains. “On the other side it’s ‘osis’ which comes from hypnosis, so the combination means the hypnosis of technology. People can’t live without technology and they’re hooked, and it will only get worse in the future, with technology being in total control. You’re hypnotised by the technology around you, and that’s Cryptosis.”

Reborn as forward-thinking explorers of the extreme metal cosmos, Cryptosis is what happens when metal is allowed to evolve, to expand and to breathe.


Swedish doom/goth sextet DRACONIAN and the melodic blackened death metal stalwarts of NIGHTFALL are teaming up for a European tour in March 2021! 

DRACONIAN’s Anders Jacobsson comments: “We’re psyched to announce our European headline tour for March 2021, in support of our upcoming album ‘Under A Godless Veil’! It will be an honor to have Nightfall with us, as we’ve been huge fans since the early nineties. We can’t wait to play the new songs live and to see you all on the road!”

All tourdates:

11/03/2021, Hydrozagadka, Warsaw, PL
12/03/2021, Drizzly Grizzly, Gdansk, PL
13/03/2021, Nuke, Berlin, DE
14/03/2021, Hellraiser, Leipzig, DE
15/03/2021, Black Pes, Prague, CZ
16/03/2021, Eventhall Airport, Regensburg, DE
17/03/2021, MS Connexion Complex, Mannheim, DE
18/03/2021, Junkyard, Dortmund, DE
19/03/2021, Kronensaal, Hamburg, DE
20/03/2021, Metropool, Enschede, NL
21/03/2021, Baroeg, Rotterdam, NL
22/03/2021, Zappa, Antwerpen, BE
23/03/2021, Ubu, Rennes, FR
24/03/2021, Petit Bain, Paris, FR
25/03/2021, Hall of Fame, Wetzikon, CH
26/03/2021, Slaughter Club, Paderno, IT
27/03/2021, Revolver, San Donà di Piave, IT
28/03/2021, Viper Room, Vienna, AT

DRACONIAN will be touring in support of their new album ‘Under a Godless Veil‘, which will be released on October 30th by Napalm Records. NIGHTFALL – one of Greece’s Holy Trinity together with – Rotting Christ and Septicflesh will hit the stages again for the first time in years!   

CARNATION unleash the Iron Discipline!

Face the Iron Discipline and pre-order Carnation‘s upcoming album ‘Where Death Lies’ at

CARNATION: new album announced

After releasing their glorious “Chapel of Abhorrence” debut album in 2018, CARNATION has been on a relentless warpath, conquering festivals and venues across the globe. The Belgian death metal quintet is now ready to unveil the successor to their debut release, which is aptly titled “Where Death Lies”. The album is set to be released on September 18th, 2020 on Season of Mist.

CARNATION comments:
“After two incredible years in service of the “Chapel of Abhorrence”, the time has come to venture forth into a new domain. Tirelessly, we have been building our new aural soundscape for months, and we are now ready to present what the future will hold. Prepare to witness an improved Carnation in every way possible; “Where Death Lies” awaits.”

The album was recorded at the Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland (Drums) and at the Project Zero Studio in Nijlen, Belgium (Guitars, Bass and Vocals). Mixing was done by our very own Yarne Heylen and the mastering process was handled by Jens Bogren at the Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The album cover was once again made by the magnificent Juanjo Castellano.

The album will be available in several formats; such as Jewelcase CD, Standard Black LP, multiple Limited Edition Coloured LPs and as a very Limited Edition Cassette.

“Where Death Lies” features 40 minutes of unrelenting death metal. We will present the first single of the album on July 8th, 2020.

CARNATION – Where Death Lies:

1. Iron Discipline
2. Sepulcher of Alteration
3. Where Death Lies
4. Spirit Excision
5. Napalm Ascension
6. Serpent’s Breath
7. Malformed Regrowth
8. Reincarnation
9. In Chasms Abysmal

DOOL and SECRETS OF THE MOON co-headliners in the upcoming “The Ascent To Summerland Tour 2021”

District 19 is proud to announce The Ascent To Summerland Tour 2021, a co-headliner run with DOOL and SECRETS OF THE MOON

16 shows in 6 countries with the bands eager to present their new masterpieces: DOOL’s long-anticipated sophomore album “Summerland“, and Secrets of the Moon’s seventh full-length “Black House“, both released by Prophecy Productions.

Do not miss these shows and stay tuned for more news!


17/02/2021 Club From Hell, Erfurt, DE

18/02/2021 Cadillac Zentrum Für Jugendkultur, Oldenburg, DE

19/02/2021 Paradiso Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL

20/02/2021 JunkYard, Dortmund, DE

21/02/2021 Kavka Zappa, Antwerpen, BE

22/02/2021 Mergener Hof, Trier, DE

23/02/2021 O’Sullivans Backstage By The Mill, Paris, FR

25/02/2021 Okkult Session, Madrid, ES

26/02/2021 Le Rex De Toulouse, Toulouse, FR

27/02/2021 Jas’Rod, Marseille, FR

01/03/2021 Backstage München, München, DE

02/03/2021 Viper Room Vienna, Vienna, AT

03/03/2021 Scala Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, DE

04/03/2021 MS Connexion Complex, Mannheim, DE

05/03/2021 Hellraiser Leipzig, Leipzig, DE

06/03/2021 Nuke Club, Berlin, DE

NECROPHOBIC: New limited single and new album announced

Following the release of their latest, critically acclaimed album “Mark Of The Necrogram” in 2018, Swedish blackened death metal legends Necrophobic return with the release of the new single/EP “Mirror Black” on July 17th , 2020, as start of the campaign for their upcoming new studio album “Dawn Of The Damned”. The “Mirror Black” EP features a brand new track plus the previously unreleased live recording of classic song “Darkside”.

NECROPHOBIC comment: “We look forward to the beginning of the campaign for our new album ‘Dawn Of The Damned’ soon. We will initially have a single launched for the track ‘Mirror Black’. With this song we open the gate to the other side and start a journey through the pitch black depths of death. We also just shot a video for it, so look out. The b-side of the collectible 7“ single includes a live recording from our recent quarantine concert of the song ‘Darkside’. Welcome into the ‘Mirror Black’!”

“Mirror Black” is going to be available as strictly limited 7” vinyl in the following colors and on all digital platforms. Pre-order is NOW available here:

• Black vinyl – 300x copies via CM Distro Europe + CM Webshop Europe
• Clear vinyl – 200x copies via CM Distro Europe + CM Webshop Europe / USA
• Transparent magenta vinyl – 200x copies via CM Webshop Europe
• Transparent blue vinyl – 200x copies via CM Distro Europe + CM Webshop Europe
• Transparent red vinyl – 100x exclusively from the band
The track “Mirror Black” is taken from NECROPHOBIC’s new album “Dawn Of The Damned”, due to be released later this year, so stay tuned for more news to come soon!

Vektor signs with D-19

Progressive thrashers VEKTOR are joining forces with District 19 for worldwide management & European bookings.

VEKTOR comments: “After a four year hiatus following the highly regarded album, “Terminal Redux”, the two original guitar players, David DiSanto and Erik Nelson, have decided to reform Vektor. With new talent from Mike Ohlson on drums and Stephen Coon on bass, Vektor is back as strong as ever. They are currently in the studio working on new material, and are preparing for multiple tours in 2021.”

EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING 2020 line-up complete

With pride, Eindhoven Metal Meeting presents its full 2020 line-up!

Tickets available at