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

NIGHTFALL signs with District 19!

Greek symphonic black/death metallers NIGHTFALL are back with a vengeance!

THE COMMITTEE: new album out on May the 29th!

The Committee announced that the new album, ‘UTOPIAN DECEPTION‘ will be released by Folter Records on cd and vinyl next May the 29th 2020.

The Committee official statement:

“Our Friends and Supporters. The work on our full lenght album “Utopian Deception” is finally complete. We started composing 3 years ago and the lyrics were completed in 2019. This will be again a fictional story that’s dedicated to the occult world of social engineering technology.

As we are are seing division ( even in the scene ) that borders on hostility and irrationality, we have chosen to remain as objective as possible in order to make this album interesting. As usual no politics, just the story. In the spirit of cooperation we have combined forces with 3 very talented graphic artist, as well as a new guest vocalist. They have our upmost gratitude for trying to immortalize such difficult material.

We will do our best to post the music asap. For now more news will come from our label.

Again we thank you for your patience and support!”

To sweeten the wait, you can have a good taste of the upcoming album, listening to the first lyric video already available: Ossification

The court is back in session!

GRAND SUPREME BLOOD COURT featuring current and former Asphyx members are teaming up with District 19 for exclusive European bookings.


In January 2021 Harakiri For The Sky will embark on another European headliner tour to present their eagerly anticipated 5th full-length record to the faithful fellowship across the lands! Expect nothing but the so far most ambitious live shows of Austria’s most-wanted Post Black Metal collective!

To complete the tour package: Schammasch as direct support to promote the still fresh and highly acclaimed “Hearts Of No Light“.

As support band, Gaerea, who will also present their new album ‘Limbo‘, which will be released on July 24th via Season of Mist

Check out these great bands on the following dates:

28/01/2021, Klub Hydrozagadka, Warsaw, PL
29/01/2021, Rock Klub Nová Chmelnice – Official, Prague, CZ
30/01/2021, Club From Hell Erfurt, Erfurt, DE
31/01/2021, Chemiefabrik Dresden (Chemo), Dresden, DE
01/02/2021, Goldgrube Kassel, Kassel, DE
02/02/2021, LIVE MUSIC HALL Weiher, Mörlenbach, DE
03/02/2021, JunkYard, Dortmund, DE
04/02/2021, Concertzaal De Kreun, Kortrijk, BE
05/02/2021, Willemeen, Arnhem, NL
06/02/2021, Gebr de Nobel, Leiden, NL
07/02/2021, Mergener Hof, Trier, DE
08/02/2021, O’Sullivans Backstage By The Mill, Paris, FR
09/02/2021, Le Rex de Toulouse, Toulouse, FR
10/02/2021, Sala Boveda, Barcelona, ES
11/02/2021, Caves du Manoir, Martigny, CH
12/02/2021, Hall Of Fame, Wetzikon, CH
13/02/2021, Airport Obertraubling, Regensburg, DE
14/02/2021, Rockhouse Salzburg, Salzburg, AT


Sinister revealed that a new album, “Deformation Of The Holy Realm”, will be released next May the 29th 2020 via Massacre Records

The full lenght have been mixed and mastered by Kristian “Kohle” Kohlmannslehner at Kohlekeller Studio.

artwork by Alex Tartsus Art Studios 

The album will be available as CD Digipak, ltd. Gatefold Vinyl LP in different colors, download & stream.

Pre-orders available here