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Cataract

Formed: 1998
From: Swiss, Switzerland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Cataract News

Below is our complete Cataract news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Amon Amarth, Cataract And Impious To Tour

Amon Amarth will be teaming up with labelmates Cataract and Impious for a short summer tour inbetween their headlining appearances at Party.San and Summer Breeze Open Air festivals.

The show in Köln (Cologne) will be filmed for a DVD-recording to be released by the end of the year. More details about the filming and the specials surrounding this particular gig will be announced soon.

Aug. 13 Karlsruhe (Germany) - Substage
Aug. 14 Weert (Holland) - Bosuil
Aug. 15 Vosselaar (Belgien) - Biebob
Aug. 16 Köln (Germany) - Live Music Hall
Aug. 17 Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle

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Born From Pain Announce Album Release Shows

The time is almost here for the release of Born From Pain’s debut album for Metal Blade titled “In Love With The End”. The album is released on 18th April and to celebrate the release Born From Pain are playing 3 release shows in Holland and Germany. The dates are below.

Apr. 21 Holland – Tilburg – 013 (w/ Hatesphere, Dead Stop, Zero Mentality)
Apr. 22 Holland – Brunssum – Café Smileys (w/ Trespass, Superior, Tribe War)
Apr. 23 Germany – Bochum – Matrix (w/ Hatesphere, Cataract, Rise & Fall, Zero Mentality, Clobberin’ Time)

The show on the 22nd in Brunssum will be used by Born From Pain as a benefit show for local MOC band Better Off and all of Born From Pain's proceeds for that show will go to them.

“In Love With The End” will be released the 18th of April. The complete first edition will have a free bonus-DVD included!

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Cataract Issues Tour Report

Cataract has issued the following report on their No Mercy Festivals:

11.03.2005, Dynamo Werk 21, Zurich (Swi)
This little show along with the Heavy Demons and Kruger was our warm up show for the upcoming tour which was supposed to start on sunday the 12th. the show was organized by the local Hellfire promotion who regularly book shows at this venue, giving more or less known underground bands a spot to perform live in the middle of zurich. melodic thrashers Heavy Demons opened up, followed by doom loaden Kruger who almost destroyed the place. then it was up to us, and as we had to expect for the coming two weeks, we faced an almost pure metal crowd but the experience couldn't have been better - the crowd went crazy from the first minute on and we were pretty gutted as we had to stop after the encores. but we sure were ready for the road...
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Dark Funeral To Record New Album In May

Swedish black metal fiends DARK FUNERAL have posted the following update:

We are currently in our most creative period since the split with MNW/No Fashion. Lots of new songs are in process and you can be sure to expect the most devastating album from Dark Funeral ever!

In late May, we will enter Dug Out Studio with Daniel Bergstrand [In Flames, Meshuggah, Behemoth...etc] as producer to record the follow up to our tremenous success "Diabolis Interium". Album title is yet uncertain, but the album is scheduled for release through Regain Records in Autumn 2005.

In March/April we will be on tour throughout Europe and we expect to see all of you there!

DARK FUNERAL is one of the bands appearing on No Mercy Festival, which travels through Europe for a month. Also on the bill: SIX FEET UNDER, NILE, DISBELIEF, DYING FETUS, CATARACT and WYKKED WYTCH. Here's a list of the dates and countries: More...

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Born From Pain Album And Tour Update

Born from Pain have finished recording their new album "In Love With The End“ at Antfarm Studios with Tue Madsen. You can expect a massive, incredibly heavy album full of Metalcore anthems not to be forgotten.

“In Love With The End” will be released on the 18th of April with the limited first edition including a bonus DVD!

Tracklist:
- Rise Or Die 03:24
- Judgement 03:03
- The New Hate 03:26
- Kill It Tonight 03:36
- Renewal 02:23
- Fear This World 02:53
- Raging Heart 03:31
- Dead Code 04:54
- Suicide Nations 03:12
- Hour Of The Wolf 04:11

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More Bands Confirmed For Fury Fest

Slayer, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir and Suicidal Tendencies are among the latest confirmations for the 2005 edition of the Fury Fest, set to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...

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Born From Pain Announce Release Date, Tour

Born From Pain are currently in the process of recording their Metal Blade debut "In Love With The End." The band are recording at Antfarm Studios in Denmark with Tue Madsen, who worked with the band on their second album "Sands Of Time," and who has also worked with the likes of The Haunted, Mnemic, Cataract, Heaven Shall Burn, Illdisposed, Aborted, and many more. The album will be mixed and mastered by the first week of February. A release date has been set for April the 18th.

"In Love With The End" will also be released on picture disc vinyl as part of a LTD vinyl box set, which will also include picture discs of "Sands Of Time" and "Reclaiming The Crown," as well as the "Immortality" MCD as a gatefold double 7. The box set will feature exclusive packaging to make it a real special collector's item. It will be released through the band's former label GSR Music (www.gsrmusic.com).

The official release show for "In Love With The End" is already confirmed.

April 23rd - Germany - Bochum - Club Matrix - Record Release Show w/ Rise & Fall, Zero Mentality, Cataract, Hatesphere

The band will be hitting the road hard during 2005, playing shows all over the world. A headline tour through Europe will take place starting in late April and going right through to the end of May. Supporting Born From Pain will be Zero Mentality. This is a list of the shows that are already confirmed: More...

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Disbelief Post Video Clip Online

After producing a video for the track "Rewind it all (Death or Glory)" off their upcoming album “66 Sick”, german Death metallers Disbelief have uploaded footage from the shoot and the clip at this location in the mpg-format (9.12 MB).

The new album will be released March 14th via Nuclear Blast. It was produced by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic) at Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark. The 11 tracks include "Crawl," "For God?," "Edges," and "Lost in time."

Disbelief recently amicably parted ways with guitarist Jan-Dirk Löffler. They will take part in the No Mercy Festivals all over Europe, together with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus and Cataract. Touring starts March 13th.

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Disbelief Parts Ways With Guitarist

Disbelief have parted ways with guitar player Jan-Dirk Löffler – the split took place by mutual agreement. For the upcoming tour activities of Disbelief, the band has hired an old friend: Ex-Disbelief guitarist Tommy Fritsch will help the guys out.

The new Disbelief album "66 Sick" gets in stores on March 14th 2005. On the same day, the No Mercy Festivals will kick off, check out the tour dates with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus, Cataract and Wykked Wytch: More...

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Maroon To Support Downset

Last weekend Maroon finished their successful three-week European tour with Switzerland’s Cataract. Even though the bags are not completely unpacked and the laundry is not done yet new duties are already awaiting the likeable five-piece from Nordhausen.

First of all a few words from Maroon on the tour:

Back home!!!! The “Triumph Of Hate”-tour is finished and it has been just awesome and a huge success. Above all, we’d like to extend thanks to the guys in Cataract - it was really fantastic to be on tour with them, for us it was definitely the best tour we have played so far... Thanks to MAD Tourbooking, Century Media as well as Alveran Records and all promoters. Special thanks go out to all the fans in England, Poland and Germany. England was really mind-blowing and unexpected for us. In Poland our shows had always been an event, but this time it is hard to find the right words for the crowd and the action. Definitely THE show of the whole our! Thanks and HAIL to Poland! Special thanks to our road crew Pappe, Hendrik, Matze and Martin for the good work and lots of fun.

Although the tour is over now we will not sit back and do nothing, but will continue playing shows in December and January, amongst others with our brothers from Heaven Shall Burn again. Caliban, Hatesphere and Cataract will be in on it, too.

Everyone who hasn’t had enough of the Maroon live-machine can see us on stage in February on a six-week tour all across Europe with the Crossover forefathers Downset. We are really looking forward to this tour and hope that we can reach some new people besides our fans. Thanks for the support!!!
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Headline News

Metalunderground's "Best Metal Album of The Year"

This year, Metalunderground.com is figuratively handing out an award of its own for "Best Metal Album of The Year." Everyone else hands out "best of year" awards or lists, so why shouldn't we? Afterall, the staff here at metalunderground.com has very diverse tastes, and we know our metal. So this year I asked each of our writers to pick their top 5 albums of 2004 and rank them form 1 to 5. What I saw was a lot of different opinions, but among the differences, two albums rose to the top.

Without further ado...[drum roll, please]...the winner of Metalunderground.com's "Best Metal Album of The Year" honor for 2004 is: More...

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Disbelief Announce Album Release Date

Disbelief just completed work on their new album "66 Sick" with producer Tue Madsen at the Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark. The record is scheduled to get in stores on March 14th 2005 and will contain eleven tracks, among them the titles "Crawl," "For God?,""Edges" and "Lost In Time."

On March 13th 2005, Disbelief will set off for the New Mercy Festival Tour together with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus and Cataract.

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Cataract's "Nothing Left" Video Posted Online

Cataract's video for the track "Nothing's Left" has been posted online at MetalBlade.de.

"Nothing's Left" comes off the Swiss metalcore bands latest CD, "With Triumph Comes Loss", available now on Metal Blade Records. The band recorded the CD at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen. A vinyl version of the album was released through Dead Serious Records.

Cataract will be teaming up with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus and Disbelief for the No Mercy Festivals 2005 European tour beginning in early March. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found at this location.

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Cataract Completes 'With Triumph Comes Loss'

Work on Cataract's new full-length has been totally completed, including the final mix and artwork (there will be different versions in North America and Europe). Entitled "With Triumph Comes Loss," the record was recorded by Tue Madsen in Denmark and is tentatively set for a September 6th release through Metal Blade Records.

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Cataract Work on New Album, Plan Studio Time

CATARACT will enter the studio on March 13th to April 5th at the Ant Farm (DESTINY, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, HATESPHERE, BORN FROM PAIN) in Denmark. They're working hard on their new album, and therefore will be taking time off from playing live shows in the upcoming months.

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