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

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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 Wins "Best Metal Album" Award In Quebec

"Prevail", the most recently acclaimed album by Canada's hyperblasters KATAKLYSM, has won for "Album Of The Year" in the "Metal/Hardcore" category at the Quebec Indie Music Awards (GAMIQ), an awards show that recognizes achievements by Quebec independent artists. The event is produced by the Quebec Independent Music Association which is also behind the Montreal International Music Initiative (MIMI). KATAKLYSM has released the following statement in regards to this rather flattering victory:

“KATAKLYSM would like to thank the board of judges and all the people that voted for ‘Prevail’. We were super psyched as it was just to be nominated but now that we’ve actually won we can’t really explain how great it feels. It’s definitely an honor, especially since we were up against some great artists. What a great way to start our North American tour in a few days! We can’t wait to get out there and show the rest of the world what Quebec already knows; KATAKLYSM will ‘Prevail’!"

Those that were nominated this year included:

TEARS FOR THE SKY - "Boredomville II"
MENACE RUINE - "Cult of Ruins"
KOSMOS - "Kosmos"
ION DISSONANCE - "Minus The Herd"
KATAKLYSM - "Prevail"

KATAKLSYM will headline this year’s installment of the “Death by Decibels” tour presented by CDV Software Entertainment and Sacred 2: Fallen Angel the video game. The package features DYING FETUS, ELUVEITIE, KEEP OF KALESSIN from September 26th until October 16th then ARSIS, ELUVEITIE, KEEP OF KALESSIN October 18th until the 24th. The confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Kataklysm Begins Shooting New Video

Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono has posted the following update:

“A while back ago we made the decision to have the title track ‘Prevail‘ be the next video clip. After carefully thinking it over, we have now decided to go with our original plan and shoot the video for ‘Blood in Heaven.’ Lots of fans have been asking us to do a clip for that song so we decided, ‘why not, it’s all about the fans anyways!’ Besides, ‘Prevail‘ is already a massive live song and doesn’t need any more of a push. There are other gems on this album that we want to introduce so here it goes!

"We wanted to do something cool with this one so we’re hiring someone that will be filming us on the upcoming tour everywhere we go. We want you guys, the fans, to be in the video so come hang out at the shows; the camera will be rolling everyday! We will be incorporating some live Kataklysmic action as well. More...

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More "Death By Decibels" Tour Dates Announced

Additional performances for this year's annual Death by Decibels tour featuring KATAKLYSM, DYING FETUS, ELUVEITIE and KEEP OF KALESSIN have been announced.

The tour dates so far are as follows:

09/26/08 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
09/27/08 Harpo’s Concert Theatre – Detroit, MI
09/28/08 Peabody’s Concert Club – Cleveland, OH
09/29/08 Blender Theater at Gramercy – New York, NY
09/30/08 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
10/01/08 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/02/08 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
10/03/08 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/04/08 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
10/05/08 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
10/07/08 Meridian – Houston, TX
10/08/08 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
10/09/08 Ridglea Theater – Dallas, TX
10/10/08 Club 101 – El Paso, TX
10/11/08 Soma – San Diego, CA
10/12/08 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
10/14/08 The Avalon – Santa Clara (San Francisco), CA
10/15/08 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
10/16/08 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/24/08 Le Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA
10/25/08 L’Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
10/26/08 The Opera House – Toronto, ON - CANADA More...

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Kataklysm Announces Headlining Tour Dates

The first set of headlining dates from Canadian Hyper-blasters KATAKLYSM have been announced. Dubbed the as the second annual "Death By Decibels" tour, this year's installment will also feature Dying Fetus, ELUVEITIE and KEEP OF KALESSIN.

Additional shows, including dates in Canada with special guest ARSIS, will be announced shortly. Look for more regional guests to be announced on several shows soon as well. Confirmed tour dates so far are as follows:

09/26/08 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
09/27/08 Harpo's Concert Theatre – Detroit, MI
09/28/08 Peabody's Concert Club – Cleveland, OH
09/29/08 Blender Theater at Gramercy – New York, NY
10/01/08 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/02/08 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
10/04/08 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
10/07/08 Meridian – Houston, TX
10/08/08 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
10/09/08 Ridglea Theater – Dallas, TX
10/11/08 Soma – San Diego, CA
10/12/08 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA More...

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Kataklysm Plans Headlining N. American Tour

Quebec’s KATAKLYSM has been creating quite a stir at this year’s Summer Slaughter tour with their show stealing performances all over the North America. Now after years of hard work and other successful tours, which most recently included runs with bands like DIMMU BORGIR and CHIMAIRA, they will finally play a headlining tour of North America this fall.

The trek will last from September 28th until October 28th and will cover much of the US and Canada. Joining KATAKLYSM on the tour will be Dying Fetus (Relapse Records), ELUVEITIE (Nuclear Blast Records), and KEEP OF KALESSIN (Nuclear Blast Records).

Vocalist Maurizio Iacono could barely contain his excitement when asked about what is sure to be one of the biggest metal tours of the year:

"We’ve waited a long time for this! No more 30 minute sets and pissing our fans off every time we play with people saying ‘why didn't you play this or that.’ We’re fucking stoked to have been given this opportunity to really give our fans the show they deserve.

"We’ve also brought an elite line up of bands and friends to join us out on the road. Our great friends and brutal death metal legends DYING FETUS. From Europe, we’re bringing PaganFest stand out band ELUVEITIE with their pagan folk metal that will turn many heads. Last but not least, Norway's new kings of progressive Black Metal KEEP OF KALESSIN! A full on metal package like that hasn’t been seen in a long fucking time!

"In addition there will be a special guest in regional markets that will be revealed soon…so expect a big show with full fledged KATAKLYSM devastation. The time has finally come!"

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Kataklysm Re-signs to Nuclear Blast

Canada's very own extreme metal titans, Kataklysm, have re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records. This isn't the first time the band has re-signed to the label either but actually the fourth time; a first in the history of the label.

The band is currently touring with The Black Dahlia Murder as part of the annual Summer Slaughter tour, supporting their soon to be classic new album "Prevail."

Lead singer Maurizio Iacono took a quick break from the madness of the road to comment on their renewed partnership: More...

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Kataklysm Checks In From Summer Slaughter Tour

Currently out on the Summer Slaughter tour, KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono checked in with a tour report video (below) for all the fans.

In the video, he discusses the making of the video "Taking The World By Storm," how KATAKLYSM landed their spot in the Summer Slaughter tour, the other bands on the tour, the contract renewal with Nuclear Blast Records, and more.

In addition, Maurizio states:
"In a recent poll that was launched to give fans the choice to vote for the next Kataklysm video, over 2,500 votes were submitted and the track 'Prevail' was the one that took in the most votes! Therefore, KATAKLYSM will use the title track 'Prevail' as the band's second video from their latest masterpiece. The band appreciates everyone's support and would like to thank who gave their input for this. KATAKLYSM will start filming in August for a release later this year, more details to follow.

"KATAKLYSM will also announce some MAJOR news via a press release this FRIDAY..so stay tuned!" More...

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Summer Slaughter Tour Adds Stop In Long Beach, CA

Due to the high pre-sales of the Summer Slaughter show at the House of Blues Hollywood on July 17th, the most extreme tour of the year has just announced another Southern California date. The package featuring THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, KATAKLYSM, VADER, CRYPTOPSY, THE FACELESS, DESPISED ICON, ABORTED, BORN OF OSIRIS, PSYCROPTIC and WHITECHAPEL, can now also been seen on Monday July 14th at The Vault 350 in Long Beach, CA. This is a special show dedicated to the die-hard fans of extreme metal, that will only cost $15 in advance and will include special guests SUICIDE SILENCE.

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Free Nuclear Blast Sampler Available For Download

To continue the commemoration of Nuclear Blast's 20 years of existence, Amazon.com brings everyone an exclusive free sampler that you will only be able to obtain at this location.

The sampler contains MP3s of the following songs:

1. Taking the World by Storm - Kataklysm 3:59
2. Chains of Power - Kataklysm 3:19
3. Blut Im Auge - Equilibrium 4:44
4. More Than Meets The Eye - Testament 4:33
5. The Formation of Damnation - Testament 5:09
6. We Are the Nightmare - Arsis 4:03
7. Shattering the Spell - Arsis 4:03
8. Bleed - Meshuggah 7:22
9. Riot Act - Exodus 3:37
10. The Atrocity Exhibition - Exodus 10:33 (Album Only)

Additionally, there are a number of Nuclear Blast Records titles available for purchase at a special discount price of $5.99 for the album as MP3s - only on iTUNES and Amazon until August 30, 2008. Here are the titles: More...

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Kataklysm Accepting Votes For Next Video

Kataklysm is letting fans vote for the next song off their latest album, "Prevail," to shoot a video for. A voting poll has been launched at Polldaddy and will be active until the morning of June 24. Once that date hits, all votes will be counted for and a surprise announcement will be made shortly after by the band.

In related news, KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono has issued the following tour update:

"Well, that was one insane weekend in Canada. We did three album launches and gave away three custom Washburn guitars… and what a memorable weekend it was. In over fifteen years of playing in KATAKLYSM's birthplace, Montreal, that had to be (on Saturday) the most intense crowd response ever to the point that club owners have now established mandatory barricades for every metal concert (sorry, guys). More...

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Kataklysm Charts In Germany and Austria

KATAKLYSM has charted at number 38 in Germany and 44 in Austria's music charts for their latest release, "Prevail." Just a few days after the worldwide release of the album, KATAKLYSM also surpassed 100,000 friends on MySpace.

As previously reported, Kataklysm and Martyr are about to head out for a few Canadian tour dates in a couple days:

6/6 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
6/7 Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
6/8 Quebec City, QC @ L'Imperial

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Kataklysm Streaming New Album In Its Entirety

For one week only, Canada's Kataklysm will be streaming their new album "Prevail" from start to finish on their official Myspace page.

The "Prevail" tracklisting is as follows: 'Prevail', 'Taking The World By Storm', 'The Chains Of Power', 'As Death Lingers', 'Blood In Heaven', 'To The Throne of Sorrow', 'Breathe To Dominate', 'Tear Down The Kingdom', 'The Vultures Are Watching', 'The Last Effort (Renaissance II)'.

The band will also be including a bonus DVD with the album which includes live footage.

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Kataklysm Premieres New Video Online

ATAKLYSM's video for the track "Taking The World By Storm" has premiered exclusively on MySpace Metal (also embedded below).

The clip was shot and directed by David Brodsky (www.mgenyc.com) and comes off the group's upcoming album, Prevail, which is set to be released on May 23 (Europe) and May 27 (North America).

KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono states:
“It was a true pleasure to work with David on this video, his level of professionalism is outstanding and his vision is great. We had fun filming this video although we froze our fucking balls off for 12 hours! David really captured the energy and apocalyptic feel of the track and the song is definitely one of my favorites on the album. Enjoy!"

Director David Brodsky had this to say:
“Working with KATAKLYSM was an awesome experience… really, what am I going to say besides that? I mean… they’re fucking KATAKLYSM!

"But truly, in the middle of the biggest blizzard of 2008 in NY/NJ, KATAKLYSM showed up eager to the location in the ass-end of seedy Newark, NJ and truly nailed it. Twelve grueling hours in a cold, nasty, wreck of a building and not one complaint, only true professionalism. Some of the shit they did had me cheering.

"KATAKLYSM is an awesome force to behold – they are the performer’s band. They perform with an indefinable swagger and verve. They are all natural showmen… and to be able to spend some time capturing them was a great honor and a great pleasure...besides all that, I can’t get that fucking chorus out of my head!” More...

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Kataklysm and Martyr Plan Canadian Mini-Tour

Kataklysm and Martyr will hook up for a few June tour dates in Canada. Here are the tour dates:

6/6 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
6/7 Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
6/8 Quebec City, QC @ L'Imperial

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Shadows Fall Brings A Variety of Metal To Jaxx

I was happy to hear just a week before this show that Shadows Fall's tour was hitting Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia on April 13, 2008. I had already resigned to missing the tour, which featured a great lineup with Droid, Arsis, The Showdown, and Kataklysm as support, because the Baltimore date was the day before Ministry's final stop in my area, and I'm just too old for back-to-back shows! The April 13 show worked out perfectly, as I really wanted to catch this tour. The show was also on a weekend and I had not been to Jaxx in quite a while, not that I needed so many reasons to go to this show. More...

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Droid Checks In From Shadows Fall Tour

Droid have posted the following tour report:

"Whats up Droidz, the SHADOWS FALL tour was off the hook, we have returned home from a 3 day drive from Maryland to Long Beach, CA.

"Droid will be returning to the studio this week to begin writing new music for our 2nd release on Emotional Syphon Recordings. We hope to have our 2nd CD recorded by the begining of 2009.

"Droid will continue to tour the US on and off for the remainder of the year so don't count us out on playing your home town yet!!!

"The tour with Shadows Fall, KATAKLYSM, ARSIS and THE SHOWDOWN was a great chance for us to meet a lot of new friends, between the bands and the new people that we were able to perform for. Also we were able to have the chance to hang out with many friends and fans from the past!!!

"Soon as we have our next tour confirmed we will have it posted right away. Thanks to all of you who came out and supported us on this tour and thanks to Shadows Fall for bringing us out with them, they were a great band to share the stage with and were really good to us!!!"

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Two New Kataklsym Tracks Available For Sale

Beginning on May 2, Kataklysm fans can begin purchasing two exclusive tracks "Taking The World By Storm" and "Breathe To Dominate" that will only available at the Nuclear Blast Europe Music Shop.

Kataklysm's forthcoming album, "Prevail," is set for release via Nuclear Blast Records on May 23rd (Europe) and May 27th (North America).

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Kataklysm Posts New Song Online For Download

KATAKLYSM's new song 'The Chains Of Power' is now available as a free download at this location. The song is from the band's forthcoming album Prevail, set for release via Nuclear Blast Records on May 23rd (Europe) and May 27th (North America).

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Kataklysm Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have confirmed the following record-launch shows in their home country for their new album, "Prevail":

June 06 - The Opera House - Toronto, ONT (with MARTYR)
June 07 - Le Medley - Montreal, QUE (with MARTYR, AUGURY)
June 08 - L'imperial - Quebec City, QUE (with MARTYR, UNEXPECT)

A brand new KATAKLYSM track, "The Chains of Power," from "Prevail," has been posted on the group's new and improved MySpace page.

Comments KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "The meaning behind the track 'The Chains of Power' is essential. It's a song the band wrote to give gratitude and strength to all the courageous soldiers who fight for our freedom. It doesn't matter if you are for or against certain wars, nor the bullshit politics that are associated with these topics." More...

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New Jersey's Infest 2008 Details Revealed

Infest 2008 will take place on June 28th at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Tickets are $28 in advance. In addition to one main performer which has yet to be disclosed, the following artists are slated to appear:

The Black Dahlia Murder
Kataklysm
Vader
Cryptopsy
The Acacia Strain
The Faceless
Despised Icon
Emmure
Aborted
All Shall Perish
Born of Osiris
Psycroptic
Whitechapel
Since The Flood
Eternal Lord
Brother Von Doom

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