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

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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 Posts Video Teaser

Kataklysm's new album "Of Ghosts and Gods" is set to drop via Nuclear Blast Records this coming July 31st, 2015.

Throughout next month the band will release a total of ten music videos - one for each and every song on the album!

Today a teaser for the "Marching Through Graveyards" video can be seen below. The album's full track listing is:

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

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Septicflesh To Tour With Kataklysm, Aborted

The Greek metal masters from Septicflesh have announced a European tour alongside Kataklysm and Aborted.

The tour starts on January 7th in Berlin and continues throughout February before concluding in Tilburg. A full list of shows, including upcoming summer festival performances at Motocultor Fest, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Masters of Rock Festival can be found below.

Septicflesh is touring in support of latest album "Titan" and a series of re-releases of classic earlier albums via Season of Mist. See the band live:

June 21 Dessel BE @ Marquee Graspop Metal Meeting @
July 10 Vizovice CZ @ Masters of Rock
July 24 Lviv UA @ Carpathian Alliance Festivla
Aug 1 Ostry Grun SK @ Gothoom
Aug 16 Theix FR @ Motocultor
Aug 29 Istanbul TR @ 100% Metal Fest More...

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Want To Taste Angels Pissing On Your Tongue?

Belgian brewer Eutropius has joined forces with Montreal death metal masters Kataklysm to bring you the band‘s own branded beer.

This specialty craft beer has been brewed with the band's approval on a unique recipe for a pure Belgian blonde and stands at a mighty and unholy 6.66% alcohol content.

Keeping true to the band's origins, the beer has been baptized with the "St. Tabarnak" name; "Tabarnak" is a popular slang word in Quebec and fits perfectly with the bands heritage.

The beer will be coming out this August to commemorate the release of new album "Of Ghosts And Gods" (due out July 31st worldwide). It will be available in Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland in the first month with plans to release it and distribute it across Europe, Canada and the States for this fall.

Eutropius Brewery CEO Wouter Vermeersch comments: “Today, our brewery can finally announce its deal with the Canadian Death Metal force Kataklysm. We are proud to cooperate in unleashing their own blonde ale beer into the world.“

Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono comments: “It‘s a total honor of being asked to partake in such a project. We started with our own hot sauce to start the party for our new record release and now we have the beer to go with it, the music is coming this summer and all this is for our fans. They deserve it! Cheers Tabarnak!“ More...

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Kataklysm Premieres New Track

Canadian death metal legends Kataklysm are streaming the new track "Thy Serpents Tongue" online. The song appears on upcoming album "Of Ghosts And Gods," set for a July 31st (Europe, UK, US) drop via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list for the album (which will be the first to release a conceptual music video for every single track) is:

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

Check out "Thy Serpents Tongue" here: More...

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Kataklysm Releasing New Single

Kataklysm is prepping new album "Of Ghosts And Gods" for a July 31st (Europe, UK, US) release via Nuclear Blast Records.

Ahead of the album release, tomorrow (June 1st), Kataklysm will drop a single titled "Thy Serpent's Tongue." The single's artwork was handled courtesy of Ocvlta Designs by Surtsey and can be seen below. The full album's track listing is:

01. Breaching The Asylum
02. The Black Sheep
03. Thy Serpents Tongue
04. Soul Destroyer
05. Vindication
06. Marching Through Graveyards
07. Shattered
08. Hate Spirit
09. Carrying Crosses
10. The World Is A Dying Insect More...

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Kataklysm Posts Album Trailer

Canadian powerhouse Kataklysm is set to release twelfth studio album "Of Ghosts And Gods" on July 31st (Europe, UK, US) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band has released a short video previewing music from the album and detailing plans to release a video clip for every track on "Of Ghosts And Gods." Check it out below.

The artwork from Kaktaklysm's explosive new album was done by up-and-coming dark and macabre artist Surtsey. The track listing is:

01. Breaching The Asylum
02. The Black Sheep
03. Thy Serpents Tongue
04. Soul Destroyer
05. Vindication
06. Marching Through Graveyards
07. Shattered
08. Hate Spirit
09. Carrying Crosses
10. The World Is A Dying Insect More...

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Kataklysm Reveals Album Track Listing

Canadian powerhouse Katakalysm is set to release twelfth studio album "Of Ghosts And Gods" on July 31st via Nuclear Blast. The background of the cover artwork (available below) shows an ancient incantation written in Aramaic.

Guitarist J-F Dagenais tracked drums, guitars, and bass for the album, while vocals were recorded by producer Mark Lewis. The entire process was then mixed and mastered in the U.K. by legendary producer Andy Sneap. The track listing is as follows:

01. Breaching The Asylum
02. The Black Sheep
03. Thy Serpents Tongue
04. Soul Destroyer
05. Vindication
06. Marching Through Graveyards
07. Shattered
08. Hate Spirit
09. Carrying Crosses
10. The World Is A Dying Insect More...

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Kataklysm Unveils New Album Artwork

Kataklysm today reveals explosive artwork for the upcoming album "Of Ghosts And Gods," which can be seen below. Nuclear Blast comments:

"The artwork was created by the dark and macabre artist from Ocvlta Designs.

"The new Kataklysm cover art echoes a sinister artwork depicting the reality of humanity’s beautifully disturbing existence and its impending death through the Mortal and the Everlasting. The background shows an ancient Incantation written in Aramaic."

Upcoming album "Of Ghosts And Gods" is set for a worldwide release on July 31st via Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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Kataklysm Announces "Of Ghosts And Gods" Release

Montreal-based death metal powerhouse Kataklysm is done with the recordings for the follow-up to "Waiting For The End To Come."

The record, which has been dubbed “Of Ghosts And Gods,” is set to be released July 31st via Nuclear Blast. The album will be mixed and mastered in the U.K. by producer Andy Sneap. The band also states:

"The new album is finished being recorded and will travel into the very capable hands of legendary producer Andy Sneap this month for the final mix and production work.

"We haven’t been this excited to release an album in a very long time. 'Of Ghosts & Gods' is set to stand alongside the bands classic records like 'Shadows & Dust,' 'Serenity in Fire' and 'In the arms of Devastation,' it has all the elements that make Kataklysm the force that it is with unrelenting power, melodic hooks, extreme passages and the head stomping grooves Kataklysm is well known for, plus it jumps into new territory in the true nature of the band’s adventurous exploits to push the limit.

"The end result will be our fans head banging with their horns in the air and shouting the hymns - and that’s our satisfaction right there., We will be hitting the road this summer with a string of Open-Airs in support of the album which will drop JULY 31st Worldwide. This is a determined Kataklysm like you’ve never seen before, be ready \m/"

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The 70,000 Ton Hangover

Can 21st-century metalheads ever be truly happy if they’re not bitching about something on the web?

The pointless arguments over bands’ music, which mostly boil down to matters of taste, are exhausting enough. And there’s a simple solution to dissatisfaction with a particular tour package: stay home and masturbate.

But complaining about festival lineups? Really?

I have some news for you, sport: the only Perfect Metal Festival Lineup, which exists only in an individual’s imagination, attracts an audience of one. Your Perfect Lineup is different from mine.

There needs to be a common denominator, a compromise. I don’t know about you, but when I’m not basking in my serene, elite metal knowledge via trve and righteous, smarmy and self-congratulatory screeds on Facebook, I actually enjoy watching a live show in the company of others. And in reaching the compromise to make that social event possible, everyone’s Perfect Lineup inevitably becomes less than perfect. Such is the transition from fantasy to reality.

In the process, like small children finally realizing that vegetables aren’t going to kill them, we learn that the reality is almost always better than the fantasy (discounting the fact that the latter doesn’t exist). MTV’s Butt-Head once mused on this very issue: “If nothing sucked, and everything was, like, cool all the time… how would you KNOW it was cool?”

At a several-day festival with dozens of bands on multiple stages, we NEED at least a handful of acts we know we can ignore. Otherwise, think of the immense pressure to be constantly on our feet, rushing back and forth, watching every equally important band with rapt attention. Even if possible, it would be simply overwhelming. We’d pass out from exhaustion and forget to enjoy ourselves. Plus, the truly special acts wouldn’t seem as special.

Last summer at Tuska Open Air in Helsinki, rather than bitch about the injustice of Bring Me The Horizon directly preceding Anthrax, I was grateful for the chance to relax and have a beer before catching a show by one of the Big Four. More...

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Rockstadt Extreme Fest Lineup Announced

If you are planning your Summer vacation and are looking for a place where your favourite bands might have a show, where the beer is outrageously cheap, and the landscape is awesome, you might want to try the lands of Transylvania.

We’re talking about a particular place from this region: Rasnov city, placed in the heart of Romania, near the legendary Castle of Dracula.

Here, an international extreme metal festival is to be held August 12th – 15th 2015: the Rockstadt Extreme Fest. The full ineup includes 45 bands with names such as Moonspell, At The Gates, Marduk, Combichrist, Ensiferum, Kataklysm, Carnifex, Taake, Cattle Decapitation, White Walls, Krisiun, Be'lakor, Suicidal Angels, and many more confirmed.

Besides good music, you’ll be able to enjoy urban sports in a special area inside the festival site, see movies in the dedicated outdoor cinema (set-up in collaboration with the Dracula Film Fest), and more. For further details, head over to this location. More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Adds To 2015 Lineup

Four more bands were announced today for the 2015 roster by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal. On board at the last minute: Florida hardcore act Adaliah, Florida deathcore act Dark Sermon and Swiss groove act GurD and German thrashers Exumer.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off tomorrow January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica and returns on Monday, January 26, 2015. The festival boards a new vessel, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival can be found at 70000tons.com.

Metal Underground.com has its team on the scene and will report on all the events in the coming days. Stay tuned.

The roster lineup is as follows, with only 2 more left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Adaliah
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Anvil
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Claim the Throne
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Dark Sermon
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium
Exumer
Gama Bomb More...

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Three More Bands Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Three more bands were announced for the 2015 roster by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal: U.S. thrashers Whiplash, Brazilian groove masters Soulfly and U.S. legendary traditional metal act Riot, now known as Riot V.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off next Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Whiplash, Soulfly and Riot V join the previously announced bands below, with 6 bands still left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Anvil
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Claim the Throne
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium
Gama Bomb More...

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Six More Bands Confirmed For 70,000 Tons

A six pack of announcements were handed down by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal: Canadian metal legends Anvil, Norway's The Hate Colony, Irish thrashers Gama Bomb, Swiss thrashers Suborned, Australia's Claim The Throne and Florida death metal act Monstrosity.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off next Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Anvil, The Hate Colony, Gama Bomb, Suborned, Claim the Throne and Monstrosity join the previously announced bands below, with 9 bands still left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium More...

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Three More Acts Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced another three acts for the 2015 Roster: Colombian black metal act Thy Antichrist, Belgian black metal act Enthroned and legendary Chicago doom act Trouble.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off next Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Thy Antichrist, Enthroned and Trouble join the previously announced bands below, with 15 bands still left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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Four Pack Of Bands Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

UMC - the promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced four "newer or lesser known acts" (which over the years has heralded the fan created "Cripper Award" for best new band discovery): Jungle Rot from Wisconsin, Abandon Hope from Germany, Divided Multitude from Norway and, as a special treat, one of the most legendary South American Death Metal Bands - Masacre from Colombia.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Jungle Rot, Abandon Hope, Divided Multitude and Masacre join the previously announced bands below, with 18 bands still to be announced:

1349
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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Kataklysm Reveals New Album Title

Kataklysm is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to "Waiting for the End to Come." The record, which has been dubbed "Of Ghosts and Gods," will tentatively be released this upcoming Summer.

A short teaser for the album can be viewed at Facebook here.

Guitarist J-F Dagenais will track drums, guitars, and bass for the album, while vocals will be recorded by producer Mark Lewis (White Chapel, Devildriver).

The entire process will be mixed and mastered in the U.K. by legendary producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Amon Amarth). Stay tuned for more info as it become available from the band.

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Two More Acts Announced For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

UMC - the promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced two more bands for the 2015 roster, Germany's Refuge - the reunion of the classic Rage lineup from from 1988-1993 - and Israel's Melechesh. Refuge's first official performance will now be on the world's largest floating festival, while Melechesh is on the brink of releasing its sixth album "Enki" on February 27th, songs of which will debut on the cruise.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Refuge and Melechesh join previously announced bands below, with 22 bands still to be announced:

1349
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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Kataklysm Issues Album Update

Kataklysm is currently working on the follow-up to latest album "Waiting For The End To Come," and today the band issued the following udpate:

"2015 is here and Kataklysm is ready to claim it. Guitarist J-F Dagenais is hard at work in his studio in Texas tracking the new album and as promised we will unveil the title of the new album tomorrow, so come back and check in with us, cheers and a Happy New year to the best fans in the world, the Kataklysm legions." More...

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1349 And Trollfest Latest Additions To 70K 2015

UMC - the promoters for the World's Original and Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced two additions to the 2015 roster, Norweigian black metal act 1349, supporting the latest album "Massive Cauldron of Chaos" and countrymates and folk metal heroes Trollfest, in support of some chaos of its own "Kaptein Kaos."

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

1349 and Trollfest join previously announced bands below, with 24 bands still to be announced:

Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Equilibrium More...

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