2017 has been a momentous year for De Profundis, as the band celebrated its tenth anniversary with exciting tours across the UK and Europe with the likes of Taake, Necrophagia and David Vincent's I Am Morbid. The band also released the "Decayed: 2007 – 2017" career retrospective collection, 10,000 copies of which were distributed with newsstand copies of the UK’s number one extreme music magazine, Zero Tolerance. The celebrations of the past concluded with a stunning show at the Unicorn in London, the venue where the band played their first gig all those years ago. Now the time has come to look to the future once more... De Profundis has signed a worldwide deal with Transcending Obscurity Records. Based in India, Transcending Obscurity is one of the fastest growing and most well respected labels in the world of underground music and De Profundis will be joining a roster than can already boast the likes of Paganizer, Officium Triste, Echelon and other renowned extreme metal names from around the globe. Speaking about the new label, the band have issued the following statement: We are excited to sign with Transcending Obscurity as over the last few years we have seen their profile rise and rise with the signing of top quality extreme metal bands - including the legendary Paganizer. We were looking for a label to push De Profundis into our next decade of existence and in Kunal we have found someone who shares our enthusiasm, professionalism and work ethic. Now that we have joined forces with Transcending Obscurity we cannot wait to unveil details of our fifth album which will be our heaviest to date. We promise you 2018 will the year of De Profundis!” Meanwhile label boss Kunal Choksi commented: “"I've seen the band grow closely and as fate would have it, got the chance to work with them. They're evidently a very serious and professional band, and after listening to their new album which is more death metal and powerful than before, I feel this will be a great partnership. I can't wait to work towards giving it a worldwide release in early 2018." As both statements make clear the new album from De Profundis is set to be released in early 2018 and it is undoubtedly the heaviest, most intense album of the band’s career so far. To mark this new beginning De Profundis have unveiled a new band logo, designed for them by Gary Ronaldson of Bite Radius Design (Kreator, Misery Index, Pig Destroyer etc), which reflects the savage new twist to their trademark style. Details of pre-orders and the various formats will follow shortly, as well as the reveal of the awesome album artwork – watch this space!