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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.
Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM will film a video for the track "Taking the World by Storm" this weekend in New York. The clip will be directed by David Brodsky, who has previously worked with GOD FORBID, GWAR and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, among others.
"Taking the World by Storm" comes off the group's upcoming album, "Prevail", which was mixed at AudioHammer Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Jason Suecof. The CD, which is scheduled for release via Nuclear Blast Records on May 23 (Europe) and May 27 (North America), features guest solo appearances by Pat O'Brien (CANNIBAL CORPSE), Dave Linsk (OVERKILL) and producer and guitar shredder Jason Suecof himself. The band promises "a monstrous album that will pummel you from start to finish." Look for a brand new track to be debuted on the band’s MySpace page in the coming months!
Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have unveiled the cover artwork of their new album, "Prevail", at this location. The band decided to "immortalize" the character that was featured on the cover of their last CD, "In the Arms of Devastation", and have him re-appear as the main character — dubbed "The Heartbeast" — on "Prevail".
Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "We had so [much] killer feedback on the artwork but especially on the character that we decided to keep him as the band's fifth band member... kinda like IRON MAIDEN did with 'Eddie.'"
"Prevail" was mixed at AudioHammer Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Jason Suecof and is scheduled for release via Nuclear Blast Records on May 23 (Europe) and May 27 (North America). The CD will feature guest solo appearances by Pat O'Brien (CANNIBAL CORPSE), Dave Linsk (OVERKILL) and producer and guitar shredder Jason Suecof himself. The band promises "a monstrous album that will pummel you from start to finish."
KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono has issued the following update:
"Kataklysm just recently finished mixing their new album (Prevail) at Audio Hammer Studios in Orlando, Florida with producer Jason Suecof. The album is going through a mastering process as we speak and should be wrapped up by the end of the week. In other words, fully complete and ready to kill!
The anticipated album will also feature guest solo appearances by Pat O'Brien (CANNIBAL CORPSE), Dave Linsk (OVERKILL) and producer and guitar shredder Jason Suecof himself! The band promises a monstrous album that will pummel you from start to finish. The album artwork and track list will be unleashed next Monday on the bands MySpace page and website. stay tuned!"
Prevail is scheduled for release via Nuclear Blast Records on May 23rd (Europe) and May 27th (North America, rest of world).
Korpiklaani have been confirmed for this year’s Metal Camp Festival set to take place July 3rd to 9th in Tolmin, Slovenia.
Other bands to appear include Behemoth, In Flames, Rage, Soilwork, Apocalyptica, Ministry, Kataklysm and Wintersun.
Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM won't be able to make the New Zealand dates on March 20 and 22 due to "timing issues" related to the new album, but the band promises to reschedule as soon as possible. All remaining dates in Australia will go ahead as planned. The band's new album, Prevail, is scheduled for release via Nuclear Blast Records on May 23 in Europe and May 27 in North America.
KATAKLYSM has just finished the recording process for their new album, Prevail.
Producer/guitarist J-F Dagenais comments: "Finally... I'm the one who never takes a break in the band and I can finally breathe!!
After two months the album is fucking done! Just layed down a few leads yesterday and double checked everything, the album came out great, the sources are fantastic and dont expect In The Arms Of Devastation 2... this album stands in a league of it's own, everyone gave it 150%... it's the most brutal since Temple Of Knowledge and Serenity In Fire and the most catchy since Shadows & Dust and ITAOD. Expect the best, because that's the effort we gave it.
Next week we fly to Jason Suecof's studio in Orlando, Florida where we will be putting the final touches to this masterpiece!"
Prevail is schedualed for release via Nuclear Blast Records on May 23rd (Europe) and May 27th (North America, rest of World).
The band will unleash the new breathtaking artwork next month as a preview.
Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 15-17, 2008 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
AT THE GATES
SWALLOW THE SUN
KATAKLYSM will perform at the Rebel Radio "Birthday Bash" alongside TROUBLE on January 27 at The House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois. More bands will be announced soon.
KATAKLYSM has recruited producer Jason Suecof (CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) to mix the band's new album beginning in early February. "Prevail" will feature several guest appearances to be announced at a later date. The album is scheduled for a late spring/early summer release via Nuclear Blast Records.
KATAKLYSM recently decided to "immortalize" the character that was featured on the cover of their most recent album, "In the Arms of Devastation", and have him re-appear as the main character — dubbed "The Heartbeast" — on their next offering, "Prevail".
Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "We had so [much] killer feedback on the artwork but especially on the character that we decided to keep him as the band's fifth band member... kinda like IRON MAIDEN did with 'Eddie.' We have the perfect concept for the next album art... it will be bad-ass!"
Metalstock, Australia’s only two day metal festival, is scheduled for the Easter weekend in March 2008, and has announced the second group of confirmed metal acts for this hugely anticipated event. The Festival will take place in Manning Bar, University of Sydney, on Saturday March 22nd (doors 3.00pm – 12.00am) and Sunday March 23rd (doors 3.00pm – 10.00pm). The full list of acts playing at Metalstock is as follows:
Dawn Of Azazel (NZ)
Fuck...I'm Dead (VIC)
Five Star Prison Cell (VIC)
Kill For Satan (ACT)
Double Dragon (SA)
The Furor (WA)
As well as three more acts, Metalstock will soon be announcing all metal stalls, giveaways, sponsors and extra entertainment. Tickets for Metalstock are now on sale from Moshtix outlets, Moshtix, or phone 1300 438 849. The prices for the Festival are as follows:
Over 18’s two day pass - $60
Under 18’s two day pass - $60
Over 18’s Saturday only - $35
Under 18’s Saturday only - $35
Over 18’s Sunday only - $45
Under 18’s Sunday only - $45
KATAKLYSM has confirmed it will be playing the Rebel Radio Birthday Bash along side Chicago’s TROUBLE January 27th at the House of Blues in Chicago, Illinois. More bands are to be announced soon.
KATAKLYSM will be joining Jason Suecof in early February to start the mixing process for their new album Prevail.
Canadian extremists KATAKLYSM have decided to cancel their upcoming UK/Iberia tour alongside friends BEHEMOTH, scheduled for next February.
Explains singer Maurizio Iacono, "First I'd like to say how crazy of a ride it's been since the release if ITAOD (In The Arms Of Devastation. We've done over 200 shows in less than two years... Nine tours across the world and meeting all our fans was the highlight. They made our last album the biggest and strongest to date.
It's been great, but the machine needs time off.
There's nothing more we like than to stay on the road non-stop, but we have to come to reality here and see that we need to take a breather, recharge our batteries and come back stronger then ever with a brand new album, because we will have to re-do this all over again in no time.
We didn't want to cancel the tour with Behemoth, but after much thought it was the right decision. J-F has to keep working through January on the new album, so he gets absolutely no break time, which isn't fair. Then we have to mix it in February, and we need to be here to supervise this new masterpiece we created for you guys.
Prevail is the priority for next year and it needs our full attention... But don't worry, we have A LOT of plans ahead of us, and we will be back in no time at all. Also this doesn't affect the New Zealand and Australian dates in late March, those will go ahead as planned.
Other than that, the band is doing great, Steph will be rejoining us for the last four shows of this tour with CHIMAIRA, which has been great. We got a couple more dates left, check our MySpace or website and come check us out, these will be the last dates til the next record comes out. I'd like to wish everyone out there some happy holidays with your loved ones."
The following bands have been confirmed for next year’s installment of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 14th to 16th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany:
BORN FROM PAIN
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA
THE VISION BLEAK
The 2008 edition of Slovenia's Metalcamp festival (www.metalcamp.com) is scheduled to take place July 3rd - 9th in Tolmin.
The latest act confirmed is APOCALYPTICA.
Acts confirmed for the festival currently include: APOCALYPTICA, BEHEMOTH, BRAINSTORM, CATAMENIA, CELTIC FROST, DARK FORTRESS, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, HELLOWEEN, KATAKLYSM, MINISTRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY, PERSIHING MANKIND, RAGE, SKYFORGER, TANKARD, WINTERSUN.
More details to follow.
German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR are the latest acts confirmed for the Summer Breeze Festival which is scheduled for August 14th - 14th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts on the bill now include: ASP, BORN FROM PAIN, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, ENSIFERUM, ENDSTILLE, EXODUS, KATAKLYSM, PRIMAL FEAR, PRIMORDIAL, SONIC SYNDICATE, THE VISION BLEAK.
Organizers are announcing a new band each day in December via their Adventskalender!
Founded in Donzdorf, Germany in 1987, ranked #11 in the "Top 20 Rock/Metal Labels" and #41 in the "Top 50 Labels" charts by Hit Quarters in 2007, Nuclear Blast Records has extended its production and distribution deal with The Century Family, Inc. for the United States.
From his office in Germany, Nuclear Blast label owner and President Markus Staiger had this to say about the continued two-year contract renewal:
"We are very thrilled to continue our work with the Century Family. It is great that 2 metal companies can work together so close without any problems and fun to have such professional and nice people in the U.S. working for us! Be sure to expect a great year in 2008 for NUCLEAR BLAST and Century Media. NUCLEAR BLAST will release new titles from MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, KATAKLYSM, KORPIKLAANI, THREAT SIGNAL, ALL SHALL PERSIH, DEATH ANGEL, HYPOCRISY, IMMORTAL, and EXODUS, as well as a stunning new album from TESTAMENT and AVANTASIA's third album The Scarecrow (featuring members of KISS, SCORPIONS, MAGNUM, Jorn Lande, and more), along with some IN FLAMES re-releases, too. Also, keep an eye out for our new U.S. signings - they are all young, fresh and brutal new acts with tremendous new albums. Among these is SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY who play brutal Florida Grind-Death Metal! Big thanks goes to the NB U.S.A. Team, Century Media, and our distributor Caroline/EMI. Special THANKS to our great metal fans!"
Since 2000, Nuclear Blast has maintained U.S. staff and operations in Los Angeles via a successful and long-running production and distribution deal with The Century Family, Inc., parent of Century Media Records. Century Media currently maintains a distribution deal with Caroline/EMI which it manages for Nuclear Blast under the arrangement.
States Century Media CEO Oliver Withoeft:
"Nuclear Blast and Century Media are looking forward to an even closer cooperation in 2008. The new year will prove to be a decisive year for the music industry, and we will continue to be at the forefront of setting trends in Metal. Our customers will be pleased to learn that we will expand our offers beyond the traditional ways of selling music."
2007 has been a year of distinction for Nuclear Blast in both Europe and North America. In addition to hosting a celebratory 20 year anniversary festival in Stuttgart this past October in the presence of over 6,000 metal fans, various 2007 releases made extremely noteworthy entries onto the Billboard charts.
US thrash legends EXODUS are the latest act confirmed for the Summer Breeze Festival which is scheduled for August 14th - 14th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts on the bill now include: DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, ENSIFERUM, ENDSTILLE, EXODUS, KATAKLYSM, PRIMORDIAL, SONIC SYNDICATE, THE VISION BLEAK.
Canuck extremists KATAKLYSM are the latest act confirmed for the Summer Breeze Festival which is scheduled for August 14th - 14th in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. Acts on the bill now include: ENSIFERUM, ENDSTILLE, PRIMORDIAL, SONIC SYNDICATE, THE VISION BLEAK.
Kataklysm's new album, Prevail, will be mixed by Jason Suecof (Chimaira, TRIVIUM,THE BLACK DHALIA MURDER) in January 2008 and will "drop like a nuclear explosion" on May 23rd, 2008 via Nuclear Blast.
On Monday, December 3, 2007, Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM will take part in a FREE exclusive live concert stream from Las Vegas, Nevada which will be viewable at DeepRockDrive. The free live stream will be viewable by fans around the world; all you have to do is register, sit back and watch.
The live concert stream will be viewable at:
7:00 p.m. (Pacific)
8:00 p.m. (Mountain)
9:00 p.m. (Central)
10:00 p.m. (Eastern)
To make sure you don't miss this event, please:
* Click here
* Create a FREE account (which take seconds to do)
* Click on "Purchase Your Ticket" (which basically means "Reserve Your Free Spot")
* Wait for the evening of December 3, 2007 to arrive and enjoy!
KATAKLYSM have announced European and UK tour dates with BEHEMOTH, set for February. Vocalist Maurizio Iacono has issued the following statement via the band's official website:
"We were planning on coming back to the UK in 2008 since the dates went so well there and the crowds were so killer. Then we found out our friends in Behemoth were gonna be there at the same time as well, so we decided to join forces. The last run was intense as fuck, both bands feeding of each other's energy live every night. This time it won't be any different. I salute Nergal and Co. and wait for another killer run to arrive."
Confirmed dates are as follows:
1 - Hannover, Germany - Musikzentrum *
2 - Rotterdam, Holland - Baroeg
3 - Birmingham, UK - Barfly
4 - Glasgow, Scotland - Barfly
5 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
6 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms
7 - London, UK - Ulu
8 - Nantes, France - Olympic
9 - Irun, Spain - Tunk
10 - Vigo, Spain - A!
11 - Lisbon, Portugal - Cine Teatro de Corroios
12 - Faro, Portugal - Ass. Musicos de Faro
13 - Granada, Spain - Industrial Copera
14 - Madrid, Spain - Ritmo & Compas
15 - Barcelona, Spain - Apolo 2
16 - Limoges, France - CC John Lennon
17 - Paris, France - La Locomotive
18 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp *
19 - Jena, Germany - F-Haus *
* Kataklysm headline shows
KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iocono recently took time out from his busy touring schedule with CHIMAIRA, DIVINE HERESY, and TERROR to sit down with MetalSucks to discuss the tour, the fans, and the band's upcoming album which is due for a May 2008 release.
Iocono also talks about Paganfest USA, the spring run with ENSIFERUM, TURISAS, TRY and ELUVEITIE. An excerpt from the chat follows:
"The tour just started, we are doing our fourth show tonight in Buffalo… we are having a good time so far and its killer to see our old fans showing up and being wild as well as making new fans. They expect the Kataklysm chaos as we are known to deliver, we love it when the crowd is wild and loud, we have fun
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Having recently returned from a wildly successful European tour (including a performance at Nuclear Blast's 20 Year Anniversary Party in Stuttgart, Germany), KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono shares his thoughts on the band's upcoming stint as the support act for CHIMAIRA and TERROR:
"The KATAKLYSM machine is well-oiled and ready to crush! We are very anxious to start this tour with CHIMAIRA this Wednesday and can’t wait to see all our fans again and start the mayhem that we are known for. Unfortunately, our bass player Stéphane Barbe won't be able to make this trek because he and his girlfriend are expecting their first baby, but if all goes well, he'll be rejoining us on stage for the last three shows on the tour in Montreal, Toronto, and Millvale, Pennsylvania. In the meantime, worry not as Francois Mongrain from tech masters MARTYR is filling in on bass and is ready to strike and draw blood with the hyperblasters." More...