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Formed: 1991
From: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Kataklysm News

Below is our complete Kataklysm 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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Kataklysm Tap Jay Ruston For New Album

Montreal-based Kataklysm recently announced that their next offering, ‘Meditations’, is slated for an April 2018 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band reveals they have enlisted acclaimed Los Angeles based producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour) to mix and master their new upcoming album.

Watch the trailer for ‘Meditations’, below:

Guitarist JF Dagenais adds: More...

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Kataklysm Reveals New Album "Meditations"

Kataklysm announces that they have re-signed with their longtime label home of Nuclear Blast Records for a new worldwide deal. The band will release a new album titled “Meditations” via Nuclear Blast, which will arrive in April with the below trailer shared:

Comments the band’s frontman Maurizio Iacono: More...

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Kataklysm Posts "Illuminatii" Video

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Kataklysm - to celebrate, the band will embark on a headline tour through Europe this coming autumn.

In support of these upcoming shows, the band now releases a lyric video for the classic "Illuminati" track taken from the re-release of "Shadows & Dust/Serenity In Fire" in one box.

Throughout the band's October tour dates, Kataklysm will bring "Shadows & Dust" and "Serenity In Fire" to European stages in their entirety. Catch these upcoming shows alongside Graveworm: More...

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Kataklysm Announces U.S. Tour With In Flames

Montreal's Kataklysm will wrap up the touring cycle for latest record "Of Ghosts And Gods" with a direct support slot to In Flames on an upcoming U.S. tour. This concludes a highly successful campaign, which included the band taking home the "Heavy Metal Album Of The Year" award at the 45th annual Juno awards.

Comments vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "What better way to complete such an incredible and successful campaign for our latest record 'Of Ghosts and Gods', than being invited by In Flames to do a string of dates in the States with them!

"We are excited to return to the US for a short run with In Flames, coupled with a few headlining gigs and close off another chapter of our story. Right before this we will be hitting Latin America for a tour and visiting countries we have never played before such as Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia and more. We look forward to these last two tours in support of the Ghosts... album. Catch us live and don’t miss the destructive power!“ More...

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Kataklysm Gearing Up For Headbangers Ball Tour

Prepare for an icy metal winter because Canadian hyperblasters Kataklysm will return to Europe in December 2016 as part of the "MTV Headbangers Ball" tour.

The varied line-up will be completed by U.S. heavy metallers Iced Earth, Finnish folk metal crew Ensiferum, and U.S. metalcore stalwarts Unearth.

In support of this tour combo, Kataklysm today releases an official tour video for "The World Is A Dying Insect" off latest album "Of Ghosts And Gods." Check it out below, followed by all upcoming dates of the Headbangers Ball tour. More...

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Eyexist Premieres "Chronicles of Survival"

Canadian death metal unit Eyexist premieres a new song and lyric video for "Chronicles of Survival", taken from the upcoming debut album "The Digital Holocaust", which will be out in stores later this year via PRC Music. The track features Oli Beaudoin of Kataklysm on drums and a guest guitar solo by Mendel Bij de Leij of Aborted.

Check out now "Chronicles of Survival" below.

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Wacken 2015 CD/DVD Set Announced

Just in time for 2016's Wacken Open Air that will see another 75,000 metalheads having the time of their lives, UDR Music is pleased to announce the release of "Live At Wacken 2015 - 26 Years Louder Than Hell.

This double CD/DVD (or BluRay) set is hitting North American stores on August 26th. Transport yourself back to 2015's stellar lineup with over 120 bands on eight stages. The full track listing is as follows:

DVD1 / Blu-ray1:
01. JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller
02. IN FLAMES - Paralyzed
03. IN FLAMES - Everything's Gone
04. AMORPHIS - My Kantele
05. AMORPHIS - Magic And Mayhem
06. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger
07. RUNNING WILD - Riding The Storm
08. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm
09. BEYOND THE BLACK - Songs Of Love And Death
10. ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ - Horsemen
11. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field
12. ANNIHILATOR - Creepin' Again
13. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell
14. DEATH ANGEL - Voracious Soul
15. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive
16. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
17. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars
18. SABATON - To Hell And Back
19. SABATON - Night Witches
20. DANKO JONES - The Twisting Knife
21. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret
22. ULI JON ROTH - Dark Lady
23. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer
24. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion
25. EUROPE - War Of Kings
26. EUROPE - The Second Day More...

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Headbangers Ball Posts Tour Trailer

The Canadian hyperblasters from Kataklysm will return to Europe in December of 2016 as part of the "MTV Headbangers Ball" tour.

The varied line-up will be completed by U.S. heavy metallers Iced Earth, Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum, and US metalcore stalwarts Unearth. A teaser trailer also just came online and can be seen below.

"Headbangers Ball" - a name that evokes pure heavy metal nostalgia - will breathe new life again and, by the end of this year, MTV's classic 80's show shall return as a series of events. Dates for the winter tour are available after the jump.

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Ozzfest And Knotfest Combining

Remember that new collaboration teased via Twitter between Ozzy and Slipknot back when it looked like Ozzy had gone missing? Turns out Ozzfest and Knotfest are going to combine together.

The news was announced today in an event at Los Angeles today where Sharon and Ozzy appeared together with the members of Slipknot (check out footage below).

This new combined festival is set for Saturday, September 24 (Ozzfest) and Sunday, September 25 (Knotfest) at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California. Tickets will go on sale May 20th. Confirmed bands include: More...

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Kataklysm Joining Headbangers Ball Tour

After the band's most extensive and successful tour to date earlier this year, Canadian group Kataklysm will return to Europe in December 2016 as part of the MTV Headbangers Ball tour.

The varied line-up will be completed by U.S. heavy metallers Iced Earth, Finnish folk metal superstars Ensiferum and U.S. metalcore act Unearth. Dates are available below.

Headbangers Ball - a name that evokes pure heavy metal nostalgia - will breathe new life and, by the end of this year, MTV's classic 80's show shall return as a series of events. MTV Headbangers Ball, hosted by Continental Concerts, is going to tour Europe and will embody the cutting edge and timeless essence of pure fucking metal.

Wondering what a Kataklysm show in the U.K. is like? Check out our report from a London gig right here. More...

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Kataklysm Lead A Death Metal War In London

Perhaps one of the most popular venues among metal fans and bands in Britain, is The Underworld in Camden, North London. It's practically a given that when a small or cult band tours the UK, this is where they will play, even if it's their only UK show. As a result, even the pub located above the venue, appropriately enough called The World's End, is a very metal place, complete with it's own merchandise and all kinds of rock and metal being played over the stereo, as well as fantastic staff. The place is worth visiting for this alone, but on this night, The Underworld was hosting a death metal extravaganza which simply could not be missed, as Kataklysm arrived with Septicflesh and Aborted to perform the penultimate show of a 44 date tour.

The evening got off to an extremely heavy start as Waregem's own, Aborted took to the stage. It says a lot about this tour that all three bands are headliners in their own rights, each with a rich history and a lengthy back catalogue and Aborted certainly have the presence to be deemed headliners. All three bands brought a different brand of death metal to the show and this evening's openers were representing the brutal side of music, and representing it well. Despite going on at 6:45, Aborted instantly got the crowd moving, with plenty of head banging and mosh pits (a dangerous thing in The Underworld given the pillars on the floor,) to go around. The band mixed old material with new, performing songs from their excellent new EP, "Termination Redux," which are also scheduled to appear on their forthcoming new album, "Retrogore." This is all held together by frontman Sven de Caluwé, who possesses the charisma and showmanship that it takes to be considered one of the best live vocalists in death metal. Aborted puts on the kind of death metal performance people want to see, intense, extreme and very fun. More...

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Fuck The Facts Nominated For Juno Award

Canadian grindcore band Fuck The Facts has been nominated for a Juno Award (Canada's yearly music award show) in the category Heavy Metal Album of The Year for the August 2015 release "Desire Will Rot."

Vocalist Mélanie Mongeon comments: "We are extremely proud to be nominated for a second time for a Juno Award for Heavy Metal Album of The Year. 'Desire Will Rot; was self recorded, self released and self promoted; to be recognized for such a DIY effort is extremely rewarding and also shows a change in times.''

The following bands were nominated in the Heavy Metal Album Of The Year category:

Searching for Zero - Cancer Bats (New Damage)
Never Wanna Die - Diemonds (eOne)
Desire Will Rot - Fuck the Facts (Noise Salvation)
Of Ghosts and Gods Kataklysm (Nuclear Blast)
Success - KEN mode (New Damage)

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Kataklysm Gearing Up For Tour With Septicflesh

Following the release of an insane 10 music videos, Canada's Kataklysm is set to begin the European "Of Ghosts and Gods" tour next month.

Support will come from Greek symphonic death metal force Septicflesh and Belgium-based death metallers Aborted.

Kataklysm mastermind Maurizio commented: “It’s been a little awhile since we have visited the clubs and theaters of Europe, the last run was incredible as we remember it well, this time we come stronger then ever supporting the bombastic 'Of Ghosts And Gods' with an unprecedented 44 shows across the old continent as we will be visiting new cities and also countries such as Norway, Finland, Estonia and Latvia for the very first time... excitement is an understatement!

"We will be bringing a full Kataklysm show so you can feel the real experience our way and we are bring with us our brothers: the Greek titan kings of Septicflesh and Belgian gore masters Aborted to bring the power and the blood, in true Kataklysm tradition the tour will be in January/February, so come start the year the right way and experience this sonic assault when it comes to destroy your town!“ More...

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Kataklysm Releases 10th Music Video

It's been a long ten days, but we're finally at the finish line: Kataklysm has now unleashed new album "Of Ghosts and Gods" along with a whopping ten full music videos.

Today tenth and final clip "The World Is A Dying Insect" can be seen below as the album officially drops via Nuclear Blast.

Kataklysm mastermind Maurizio comments: “'The World Is A Dying Insect' is the parallel between what we call parasites that we feel are the negative impact on society, and humans, the similar evolution.”

The new album's track listing is:

1. Breaching The Asylum (check out the video)
2. The Black Sheep (see music video here)
3. Thy Serpents Tongue (see the clip here)
4. Soul Destroyer (see music video here)
5. Vindication (video available here)
6. Marching Through Graveyards (see music video here)
7. Shattered (watch at this location)
8. Hate Spirit (check it out here)
9. Carrying Crosses (video available here)
10. The World Is A Dying Insect More...

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Kataklysm Posts New Video #9

We've almost reached the end my Kataklysm loving friends - clip #9 out of 10 consecutive daily music video premieres is now online.

Today's video is for "Hate Spirit" and can be seen below. All 10 videos come off the new Kataklysm album "Of Ghosts and Gods," which will drop tomorrow - July 31.

“Hate Spirit” is a song written to all people who contribute to the world’s demise and continue to do so through violence, greed, and politics. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Breaching The Asylum (check out the video)
2. The Black Sheep (see music video here)
3. Thy Serpents Tongue (see the clip here)
4. Soul Destroyer (see music video here)
5. Vindication (video available here)
6. Marching Through Graveyards (see music video here)
7. Shattered (watch at this location)
8. Hate Spirit
9. Carrying Crosses (video available here)
10. The World Is A Dying Insect More...

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Kataklysm Posts Music Video #8

New album "Of Ghosts and Gods" is almost here (due out July 31st) and every single day up to the release Kataklysm has been releasing a new music video.

Following "Carrying Crosses" from yesterday, today video clip #8 out of 10 comes online - check out "Shattered" below.

“Shattered” is about someone who functions in a normal society in an automatic mode but is actually riddled with inner demons.

The new album's track listing (and links to previous videos) is as follows:

1. Breaching The Asylum (check out the video)
2. The Black Sheep (see music video here)
3. Thy Serpents Tongue (see the clip here)
4. Soul Destroyer (see music video here)
5. Vindication (video available here)
6. Marching Through Graveyards (see music video here)
7. Shattered
8. Hate Spirit
9. Carrying Crosses (video available here)
10. The World Is A Dying Insect More...

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Kataklysm Left "Carrying Crosses" With Video 7

Canadian death metal icons Kataklysm marches on with the countdown of 10 conceptual music videos - one for each song on the upcoming new release "Of Ghosts And Gods" - out July 31st via Nuclear Blast. The band is in them midst of releasing a video per day - so check out "Carrying Crosses" in the player below.

The band commented: "'Carrying Crosses' is about giving everything you are to someone, accepting their defects, being taken advantage of and sacrificing everything for someone you love just to have them bleed you dry in return.”

The track list for the album is:

1. Breaching The Asylum (see music video here)
2. The Black Sheep (see music video here)
3. Thy Serpents Tongue (see music video here)
4. Soul Destroyer (see music video here)
5. Vindication (see music video here)
6. Marching Through Graveyards (see music video here)
7. Shattered
8. Hate Spirit
9. Carrying Crosses
10. The World Is A Dying Insect

Check out "Carrying Crosses" here: More...

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Kataklysm Releases Sixth Music Video Of Ten

Canadian death metal icons Kataklysm premiered the sixth of ten new music videos - this one "Soul Destroyer" which can be viewed in the player below. The band is in them midst of releasing a video per day leading up to the release of the new album "Of Ghosts and Gods" on July 31st via Nuclear Blast Records.

The band commented: "'Soul Destroyer' was written after we spent time in South Africa the first time. We met a person who worked for the preservation of wildlife in Africa that told us the horrific things done to wildlife in order to profit from their deaths."

The track list for the album is:

1. Breaching The Asylum (see music video here)
2. The Black Sheep (see music video here)
3. Thy Serpents Tongue (see music video here)
4. Soul Destroyer
5. Vindication (see music video here)
6. Marching Through Graveyards (see music video here)
7. Shattered
8. Hate Spirit
9. Carrying Crosses
10. The World Is A Dying Insect

Check out "Soul Destroyer" here: More...

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Kataklysm Posts Fifth Music Video From New Album

The fifth official music video from new Kataklysm album "Of Ghosts and Gods" is online now.

Check out "Vindication" in the player below. Kataklysm also comments on the video:

"'Vindication' is about staying true to yourself and waiting whatever time it takes to be proven right because deep down, you know your own truth and the world doesn't, but will judge you anyhow."

"Of Ghosts and Gods" is due out July 31st, 2015 and the full track listing is:

1. Breaching The Asylum (watch the video)
2. The Black Sheep (video available here)
3. Thy Serpents Tongue (watch the video)
4. Soul Destroyer
5. Vindication
6. Marching Through Graveyards (video online here)
7. Shattered
8. Hate Spirit
9. Carrying Crosses
10. The World Is A Dying Insect More...

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Kataklysm Premieres "Thy Serpent’s Tongue" Clip

The fourth out of ten music videos for each and every track on new Kataklysm album "Of Ghosts and Gods" is now online! Says vocalist Maurizio Iacono of this latest cut:

"Thy Serpents Tongue is a song about someone who keeps feeding on your goodness and in the end betrays you."

You can now check out the brand new clip for "Thy Serpent's Tongue" below.

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