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Formed: 1991
From: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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Exodus Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

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.

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Kataklysm Confirmed For Summer Breeze Festival

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.

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Kataklysm Announce Exclusive Live Internet Concert

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!

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Kataklysm And Behemoth To Tour Europe

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:

February
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

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Kataklysm Frontman Issues Road Report

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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Kataklysm Vocalist Comment On Upcoming Tour

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...

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Ministry, Behemoth And Others On Metalcamp Fest

MINISTRY, BEHEMOTH, RAGE and KATAKLYSM are among the newly confirmed bands for the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 3-9, 2008 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

CELTIC FROST
MINISTRY
BEHEMOTH
RAGE
KATAKLYSM
WINTERSUN
TANKARD
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
BRAINSTORM
SKYFORGER
CATAMENIA
DARK FORTRESS
PERSIHING MANKIND

For more information, visit www.metalcamp.com.

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"20 Years Of Nuclear Blast" Trailer Posted Online

A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips and a four-part history of the label hosted by DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer.

The following clips can be found on the "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set:

01. DIMMU BORGIR - Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
02. IMMORTAL - One By One
03. HYPOCRISY - Scrutinized
04. GOREFEST - The Glorious Dead
05. KATAKLYSM - Manipulator Of Souls
06. BENEDICTION - I Bow To None
07. PUNGENT STENCH - Shrunken And Mumified Bitch
08. BELPHEGOR - Sanctus Perversum
09. NILE - The Language Of The Shadows
10. DEATH - Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
11. MALEVOLENT CREATION - Assasin Squad
12. DESTRUCTION - The Butcher Strikes Back
13. DEW SCENTED - Cities Of The Dead
14. ANTHRAX - What Doesn’t Die
15. EXODUS - Riot Act
16. DEATH ANGEL - The Devil Incarnate
17. I - Warriors
18. SONIC SYNDICATE - Psychic Suicide
19. CLAWFINGER - The Price We Pay
20. CHIMAIRA - Worthless
21. IN FLAMES - Only For The Weak
22. MESHUGGAH - Future Breed Machine
23. SOILWORK - Exile
24. THE DESTINY PROGRAM - Project Hoax
25. SCAR SYMMETRY - The Illusionist
26. THREAT SIGNAL - Counterbalance
27. MNEMIC - Ghost
28. EKTOMORF - Destroy
29. AGNOSTIC FRONT - Warriors
30. ALL SHALL PERISH - Eradication
31. BLEED THE SKY - God In The Frame
32. DARKANE - Solitary Confinement
33. THE DUSKFALL - Trust Is Overrated
34. ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET - So Grim, So True, So Real
35. WINTERSUN - Winter Madness
36. HAMMERFALL - Hammerfall
37. RIDE THE SKY - New Protection
38. EDGUY - King Of Fools
39. BLIND GUARDIAN - The New Order
40. SONATA ARCTICA - Caleb
41. GOTTHARD - Master Of Illusion
42. RAGE - Full Moon
43. GRAVE DIGGER - Valhalla
44. HELLOWEEN - Immortal
45. STRATOVARIUS - Why Are We Here
46. TAROT - Before The Skies Comes Down
47. THUNDERSTONE - Face In The Mirror
48. COMMUNIC - Conspiracy In Mind
49. THRESHOLD - Slipstream
50. CANDLEMASS - Of Stars And Smoke
51. CATHEDRAL - Corpsecycle
52. NIGHTWISH - Eva
53. AFTER FOREVER - Transitory
54. EPICA - Never Enough
55. ECHOES OF ETERNITY - Voices In A Dream
56. SIRENIA - The Other Side
57. DEATHSTARS - Greatest Fight On Earth
58. SAMAEL - Valkyrie’s New Ride
59. THE KOVENANT - In The Name Of The Future
60. AMORPHIS - The White Swan
61. THERION - Der Mitternachtslöwe
62. CREMATORY - Revolution
63. FARMER BOYS - For The World To Sing
64. PYOGENESIS - Addiction Pole
65. LIQUIDO - Ordinary Life
66. CHROME DIVISION - Serial Killer
67. DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER - Riders On The Storm
68. SUBWAY TO SALLY - Meine Seele Brennt
69. KNORKATOR - Wir werden alle sterben
70. SUCH A SURGE - Mission Erfüllt More...

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Kataklysm Comment On Decapitated Drummer's Death

KATAKLYSM producer/guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais has issued the following statement:

"It's with sad regret I learned this morning of the tragic passing of [DECAPITATED drummer Witold 'Vitek' Kieltyka]. I met him on the NILE tour. I was doing sound for HYPOCRISY, and DECAPITATED was sharing a bus with us. He was a real cool dude and very down to earth. We had some good times on that tour."

"I'm just out of words with what happened."

"On behalf of all in KATAKLYSM, our deepest thoughts are with Vitek's family and friends. We would also like to send positive messages to Adam 'Covan' [DECAPITATED singer] to keep fighting to get better and come back to the stage soon."

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Kataklysm Announce Down Under Tour

KATAKLYSM have announced their first ever Australian and New Zealand tour.

Dates scheduled for the trek include:

March
20 - Wellington, NZ - Valve
22 - Transmission Room, Auckland, NZ - Transmission Room (All Ages)
23 - Metalstock Festival, Sydney, AU - Metalstock Festival(All Ages)
25 - Amplifier Bar, Perth, AU - Amplifier Bar
27 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide, AU - Fowlers Live (All Ages)
28 - Club Phoenix, Brisbane, AU - Club Phoenix
29 - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, AU - The Corner Hotel

As previously reported, the North American trek featuring CHIMAIRA, Kataklysm and TERROR, with DIVINE HERESY tapped for the support slot from November 14th - December 8th (TBC) and THE END in support from December 9th, includes the following dates:

November
14 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
15 - New York City, NY - The Blender Theatre
16 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
17 - Williamsville, NY - Club Infinity
18 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
19 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
21 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
22 - Saskatoon, SK - Ryly's
23 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
24 - Edmonton, AB - Dinwoodie Lounge
26 - Vancouver, BC - Croation Cultural Centre
27 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
28 - Bend, OR - The Domino Room
29 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
30 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Club

December
1 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
2 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
4 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
5 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
7 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
8 - Houston, TX - Meridian
9 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
11 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
12 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
14 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
15 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
16 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
18 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
19 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
20 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
21 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre

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Divine Heresy Announce Week-Long Headlining Tour

DIVINE HERESY have lined up the following headlining tour dates before they open for the upcoming CHIMAIRA, KATAKLYSM, and TERROR tour:

November 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
November 7 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
November 8 - Kansas City, MO @ Static Bar
November 9 - Tulsa, OK @ Crush Lounge
November 10 - Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s
November 12 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero

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Kataklysm Frontman Explains Show Cancellations

Canuck extremists KATAKLYSM were forced to cancel the shows in Dublin and Glasgow on the 21st and 22nd due to circumstances beyond the band's control. Singer Maurizio Iacono comments:

"What a disappointment it was. What happened is simple, we didn't wanna make a big fuss out of it, but the hordes of angry Scottish and Irish fans contacting us wondering why we cancelled made me issue this update. We were 10 minutes away from the ferry to Ireland when our tour manager woke us up in the early morning telling us that the driver had been arrested because of overdrives and not taking the required rest time (in europe a new law has come in six months demanding new restrictions and less road times for drivers, this law had been protested by drivers and they made an example out of us). Our driver was a cool cat, worked hard for us but he needed to get to Dublin in time so he broke the law and since it happened a few times on this tour, the bus records couldn't lie. So the officer (a douche bag by the way) had no compensation and gave us the maximum fines which included arresting the driver and taking the bus, so we were stranded in Wales. Special thanks to the Rock The Nation organization who solved the problem extremely fast and got us and ABORTED a nice hotel and we waited for a new bus to pick us up the next day, which did but just a tad too late to make it in time to Glasgow.. We will make it up next year we wont forget!! Everything else is killer - the tour was a gem and we look forward to the NB festival this weekend and going back home to pound the US and Canadian soil on the CHIMAIRA tour. It's gona kill!"

The North American trek featuring Chimaira, Kataklysm and TERROR, with DIVINE HERESY tapped for the support slot from November 14th - December 8th (TBC) and THE END in support from December 9th, includes the following dates:

November
14 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
15 - New York City, NY - The Blender Theatre
16 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
17 - Williamsville, NY - Club Infinity
18 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
19 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
21 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
22 - Saskatoon, SK - Ryly's
23 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
24 - Edmonton, AB - Dinwoodie Lounge
26 - Vancouver, BC - Croation Cultural Centre
27 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
28 - Bend, OR - The Domino Room
29 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
30 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Club

December
1 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
2 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
4 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
5 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
7 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
8 - Houston, TX - Meridian
9 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
11 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
12 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
14 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
15 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
16 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
18 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
19 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
20 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
21 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre

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Kataklysm Confirm Off Date From Chimaira Tour

KATAKLYSM have confirmed a headlining date, to take place during their upcoming North American trek as direct support to CHIMAIRA.

The date in December 6th at The Otherside in Tulsa, OK. More Kataklysm headlining shows on off-dates to be announced soon.

The North American trek featuring Chimaira, Kataklysm and TERROR, with DIVINE HERESY tapped for the support slot from November 14th - December 8th (TBC) and THE END in support from December 9th, includes the following dates:

November
14 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
15 - New York City, NY - The Blender Theatre
16 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
17 - Williamsville, NY - Club Infinity
18 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
19 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
21 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
22 - Saskatoon, SK - Ryly's
23 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
24 - Edmonton, AB - Dinwoodie Lounge
26 - Vancouver, BC - Croation Cultural Centre
27 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
28 - Bend, OR - The Domino Room
29 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
30 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Club

December
1 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
2 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
4 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
5 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
7 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
8 - Houston, TX - Meridian
9 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
11 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
12 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
14 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
15 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
16 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
18 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
19 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
20 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
21 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre

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Kataklysm Check In From Europe

Vocalist Maurizio Iacono of the Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM has issued the following update:

"One week into this tour of European markets we havent hit for the last album and it seems like they've been waiting for us forever — phenomenal crowds, packed every night and having a packed house singing along… or screaming 'In Shadows and Dust' together sure makes it feel gigantic.

"We can't wait to hit Scandinavia soon and the UK as well as the other countries that are waiting for us.

"ABORTED are a powerhouse the band fucking rips live and BEHEMOTH are a fucking war machine. What a great package and great time. Everyone is having fun and getting along. Life is good — let's keep it up!"

KATAKLYSM will hit the road in North America in November/December as direct support to CHIMAIRA. Some headlining dates during the "off" days will also be announced.

Unfortunately, bassist Stephane Barbe will not be able to make the trek on the CHIMAIRA tour due to an important family obligation (Stephane and his girlfriend are expecting their first child). He will rejoin the band on the three last dates of the tour for the Montreal, Toronto and Millvale shows. KATAKLYSM will be utilizing the services of Francois Mongrain, bass player of tech death metallers MARTYR, for the tour until Stephane can rejoin the group.

KATAKLYSM has recruited producer Jason Suecof (CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) to mix the album in early January. Entitled "Prevail", the CD will feature several guest appearances to be announced at a later date.

The album is scheduled for May 23, 2008 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!"

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Kataklysm Post New Album Update

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM are well on their towards completing the recording of their new album, "Prevail".

Commented frontman Maurizio Iacono: "[I] spent the last ten days in Quebec at J-F's [producer/guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais] new studio (which is mint, by the way, feels right at home!). Got all my vocals down tight. We spent many hours listening to the tracks over and over and thinking of things we could have done differently or change on the patterns and it's all there the way it should be. I was very prepared for this album and very focused. I worked the hardest I ever have on an album. I'm happy with the results. I think people will be excited when this hits the streets. J-F is in the middle of recording his guitar tracks right now and then Stephane will hit the rumbling bass on it early next week. This album will hit you in every way possible, I promise!

"So now we are getting ready and looking forward to our European tour that starts in two weeks and also the CHIMAIRA tour. The package is diverse and interesting. We'll have a hard-hitting set list and might travel back a couple of records too. Come out and hang out and drink with us. For KATAKLYSM the best part of touring is meeting all of you and seeing you go crazy and be loud in the pit of course!"

KATAKLYSM has recruited producer Jason Suecof (CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) to mix the album in early January. "Prevail" will also feature some guest appearances to be announced at a later date.

The album is scheduled for May 23, 2008 release via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Chimaira, Kataklysm And Terror To Tour

CHIMAIRA will team up with KATAKLYSM and TERROR for a North American tour in November/December. DIVINE HERESY is expected to open the trek on all dates between November 14 and December 8, with THE END taking over the opening slot beginning December 9. The dates are as follows:

Nov. 14 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Nov. 15 - New York City, NY - The Blender Theatre
Nov. 16 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Nov. 17 - Williamsville, NY - Club Infinity
Nov. 18 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
Nov. 19 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
Nov. 21 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
Nov. 22 - Saskatoon, SK - Ryly's
Nov. 23 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
Nov. 24 - Edmonton, AB - Dinwoodie Lounge
Nov. 26 - Vancouver, BC - Croation Cultural Centre
Nov. 27 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Nov. 28 - Bend, OR - The Domino Room
Nov. 29 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Nov. 30 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Club
Dec. 01 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
Dec. 02 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
Dec. 04 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Dec. 05 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Dec. 07 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Dec. 08 - Houston, TX - Meridian
Dec. 09 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
Dec. 10 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Dec. 11 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
Dec. 12 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Dec. 14 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
Dec. 15 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Dec. 16 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
Dec. 18 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Dec. 19 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Dec. 20 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Dec. 21 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre

CHIMAIRA recently pulled out of the Eastpak Antidote tour with SOILWORK, CALIBAN, and SONIC SYNDICATE in order to spend the next few months "laying down some material that is flowing through us uncontrollably," according to a statement released by the group.

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Kataklysm Offer Album Update

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM recently entered the studio with producer/guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais to begin recording their new album, "Prevail". The recording process will last five weeks, with vocalist Maurizio Iacono scheduled to record his vocals in September.

Commented Dagenais: "I'm happy to say that we are just about done tracking drums for 'Prevail'. I'm so excited with this album and we are off to a killer start. Max's [Duhamel, drums] performance is outstanding. I've been playing with Max since 1994 and this is by far the best drum recording he has ever made. When I record artists, I push them to the maximum to get the best out of them. On this recording I had to ask Max for a break. Go figure! Anyways, the bottom line is the grooves pound the house, the blast beats are the fastest in the biz and it's intricate; he is a machine! So we're going to go over everything this weekend make sure all is good, then Tuesday Maurizio comes down to lay the law on the vocals. Can't fucking wait!"

KATAKLYSM will embark on a European tour with BEHEMOTH and ABORTED starting at the end of September. A U.S. tour with CHIMAIRA, TERROR and DIVINE HERESY will follow in November/December.

KATAKLYSM has recruited producer Jason Suecof (CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) to mix the album in early January. "Prevail" will also feature some guest appearances to be announced at a later date.

The album is scheduled for May 23, 2008 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 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!"

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Kataklysm Confirm Australian Tour

KATAKLYSM have officially confirmed their first Australian tour, that will also hit New Zealand, late March 2008.

"The band is extremely thrilled to finally play for their Aussie fans, expect an electrifying live set that Kataklysm is known for. As many as eight shows are planned, dates to be released in the coming weeks... stay tuned!"

As previously reported, the band are entering the studio this week with producer and guitarist J-F Dagenais. Drummer Max Duhamel will be first laying down the drum work for the band's forthcoming new album, entitled Prevail. The recording process will last five weeks, with vocalist Maurizio Iacono scheduled to record his vocals in September.

Comments Maurizio: "The album is done and ready to go, although it was a breeze to write this album as things came so naturally, on the lyrics end, I worked the hardest I have in years making sure everything is where it should be, at times it was real difficult but the end result will speak for itself. I'm truely convinced this album will take no prisoners, as you know we don't repeat the same record twice, this album stands in a league of its own... and I'm not saying it's our best album, because only the fans have the right to say wether it is or not, all I'm saying is I listen to the songs and I wanna punch the fucking wall, that means we are on to something good."

Kataklysm has also hired the services of producer Jason Suecof (CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) to mix the album in early January, 2008,

Prevail will also feature some guest appearances, to be announced at a later date.

The album is scheduled for a worldwide release date on May 23rd, 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Kataklysm To Enter Studio This Week

KATAKLYSM are entering the studio this week with producer and guitarist J-F Dagenais. Drummer Max Duhamel will be first laying down the drum work for the band's forthcoming new album, entitled Prevail. The recording process will last five weeks, with vocalist Maurizio Iacono scheduled to record his vocals in September.

Comments Maurizio: "The album is done and ready to go, although it was a breeze to write this album as things came so naturally, on the lyrics end, I worked the hardest I have in years making sure everything is where it should be, at times it was real difficult but the end result will speak for itself. I'm truely convinced this album will take no prisoners, as you know we don't repeat the same record twice, this album stands in a league of its own... and I'm not saying it's our best album, because only the fans have the right to say wether it is or not, all I'm saying is I listen to the songs and I wanna punch the fucking wall, that means we are on to something good."

Kataklysm has also hired the services of producer Jason Suecof (CHIMAIRA, TRIVIUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) to mix the album in early January, 2008,

Prevail will also feature some guest appearances, to be announced at a later date.

The album is scheduled for a worldwide release date on May 23rd, 2008 via Nuclear Blast records

Stay tuned as the band will release a few touring annoucements very soon.

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Kataklysm Cancel US Dates

This brief announcement has been posted on KATAKLYSM's official website:

"After much thought, KATAKLYSM have decided to cancel the few dates they had lined up with DEVILDRIVER next month, in favor to enter the studio."

Comments guitarist J-F Dagenais: "I think we - all in the band - looking forward to hitting the road again and raise mayhem, but there's a lot of magic that just created with the writing process and all of us are too much into it to break the mood and progress. My studio is ready and we decided to start recording the new album 'Prevail' on August 15 and work on it til we leave for our European tour at the end of September. We also decided that we will mix the album in January in Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, THE BLACK DHALIA MURDER), which we are looking forward to. Myself and Jason will make sure the album is as flawless as possible with a crushing production!! So for the many fans that were hitting up our MySpace and website, looking forward to seeing us live this summer... we sincerely apologize but it's for a good cause, trust me. On the other side of things, we have some very serious offers for November and December so we are planning on hitting the road in the States then. There's some big things in the horizon. We will keep you posted!"

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