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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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Dimmu Borgir & Kataklysm Photos Online

Dimmu Borgir made a Chicago stop on Wednesday at the House of Blues in support of their first studio album in four years, In Sorte Diaboli... Photos can be viewed here.

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Unearth Party w/ Aqua Teen Hunger Force Pre-Tour

UNEARTH were the main attraction at last week's Adult Swim's Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theatres launch party in Austin TX.

UNEARTH have recorded the song "THE CHOSEN" for the forthcoming Aqua Teen Hunger Force feature film, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters ( in theaters on 4/13/2007) and the accompanying soundtrack Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Colon The Soundtrack (in stores on 4/10/2007).
Straight after their stint in Austin, TX, the band headed to Europe to join forces with DAATH, DESPISED ICON, and Metal Blade Record's newest member to the family, JOB FOR A COWBOY on a tour that will lead into late April.

"We are all eager as fuck to headline the UK and Europe for the first time. We have done some amazing European tours before, but it will feel damn good to play a full set and put on our show for our friends overseas" says vocalist, Trevor Phipps "We are hitting up some smaller venues, most without barricades, so we can bring a real Unearth show to the people. We hand picked Job For a Cowboy, Despised Icon and Daath to make sure the entire bill was one that will keep the crowds looking over their shoulders at all times!"

UNEARTH will then make their way back to the US for the highly anticipated tour with DIMMU BORGIR, DEVILDRIVER and KATAKLYSM.

"After the headlining run we come right back home for a North American tour with Dimmu Borgir, Devildriver and Kataklysm. We haven't hit the road with Dimmu since the 2004 Ozzfest, so it will be good to get out there and do it again in a club setting. Devil Driver is always a great band to share the stage with and Kataklysm is one of the best death metal bands around today" enthuses Phipps "This tour is going to be an un-fucking-real diverse clash of heavy music... good times ahead!"

Check out UNEARTH on tour on the following dates: More...

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Dimmu Borgir, Devildriver, Unearth Tour Dates

As announced, Kataklysm, Devildriver, Unearth and Dimmu Borgir will be teaming up to tour the US this spring. Confirmed tour dates so far are as follows:

April 20- Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
April 21- Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
April 22- Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
April 23- Montreal, QU @ Metropolis
April 24- Quebec City, QU @ Theater Capitol
April 26 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theater
April 27- Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
April 28- Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
April 29- Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
April 30- Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
May 2- Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
May 4- St Paul, MN @ The Myth
May 5- Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings
May 7- Calgary, AB @ Macewan Hall
May 8- Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center
May 10- Seattle, WA @ The Fenix
May 11- Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
May 12- Portland, OR @ Roseland
May 13- San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
May 15- Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Air
May 16- Las vegas, NV @ House of Blues
May 17- Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
May 18- Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
May 19- San Diego, CA @ Soma
May 21- Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
May 22- Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont
May 23- St Louis, MO @ Pop's
May 25- Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
May 26- Houston, TX @ Club V
May 27- San Antonio, TX @ Graham Central Station
May 29- Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
May 30- Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues

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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest Lineup

The lineup has been announced for this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The event will be headlined by black metal act Dimmu Borgir and feature performances from Bury Your Dead, Kylesa, The Devil Wears Prada, 100 Demons, Nora, The Human Abstract, Death Before Dishonor, Dead Hearts, Unearth, Shai Hulud and many more.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival take place at the Palladium, located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Mass.

The full lineup is as follows (in no particular order): More...

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Dimmu Borgir, Unearth, Devildriver Plan US Tour

Dimmu Borgir, Unearth, Devildriver and Kataklysm have announced that they'll tour the U.S. this spring, hitting more than 25 cities, including New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Seattle and Los Angeles. The trek kicks off April 20 in Cleveland, with dates booked through May 29 in Atlanta.

Dimmu Borgir's forthcoming album, In Sorte Diaboli, has been set for an April 24 release.

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Unleashed To Tour Europe with Belphegor

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED will be heading back out in Europe for the Midvinterblot European Tour Part II. The tour, with support from BELPHEGOR (on the entire tour), KATAKLYSM (May 15th-25th) and ARKHON INFAUSTUS (May 26th - June 2nd) will start May 12th, 2007 in Dublin Ireland and end June 2nd, 2007 in Holland.

According to an update, "Unleashed are really looking forward to see their European warriors again."

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Sworn Enemy To Headline Trend Killer Tour

SWORN ENEMY are set to storm stages across the United States on the upcoming TREND KILLER TOUR that they will be headlining and supported by Kataklysm, Suicide Silence, As Blood Runs Black and Too Pure To Die. This is going to be a massive tour, heavily promoted with commercial spots on MTV2 and a huge online presence with a MYSPACE page dedicated to the tour.

You can check out the tour e-card here.

TREND KILLER TOUR
w/ SWORN ENEMY, Kataklysm, Suicide Silence, As Blood Runs Black, Too Pure To Die More...

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Kataklysm Checks In, Prepares For 2007 Tour

Kataklysm has posted the following message on their official band web site:

"Hello everyone! Well another year, another x-mas... good times for some and for others, just a pain in the ass... But whatever it represents for each one of you, we wish you the best for this holiday season with your loved ones. In 2006, we in Kataklysm have had a great year and it is because of you - the fans. It's not about how much money or how popular you get, it's about each one of you that comes to our shows and understands what's going on and give us that energy. You make this worth every minute. You belong with us and together we will conquer all because as you are our remedy, we are yours, we help each other. Music is the key for survival. Without it, emotions are lost, thoughts are distorted and feelings gone. We create music but you are our inspiration... Cheers to all of you!

"2007 brings forth new challenges for kataklysm and we start with our beloved Europe. We invite all of our fans to come to the kataklysmic devastation in January. We are prepared, join us..."

Upcoming Kataklysm tour dates: More...

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Sworn Enemy, Kataklysm, As Blood Runs Black Tour

Sworn Enemy, Kataklysm, As Blood Runs Black, and Too Pure To Die will be touring together starting in February. The following tour dates have been announced thus far:

2/1 Worcester, MA @ TBA
2/2 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
2/3 Asbury Park, NJ @ Club Deep
2/4 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
2/5 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
2/6 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/7 Orlando, FL @ TBA
2/8 West Palm Beach, FL @ Ray's Downtown
2/9 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
2/10 New Orleans, LA @ The High Ground
2/11 Houston, TX @ Walter's on Washington
2/12 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
2/13 Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
2/14 Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos

dates w/ Suicide Silence
2/15 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
2/16 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
2/17 San Diego, CA @ Soma
2/18 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
2/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky a GoGo
2/20 Victorville, CA @ The Trilogy Theatre
2/21 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
2/22 Portland, OR @ TBA
2/23 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

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Kataklysm's "In The Arms Of Devastation" Rerelease

Nuclear Blast Records will be rereleasing KATAKLYSM's latest album, In The Arms Of Devastation, in North America to coincide with the extensive US touring plans the band has going for 2007.

The album is to be rereleased in January 2007 with new packaging. The release will contain the the DVD The End Of Serenity: Live In Strassbourg, which was filmed during the Serenity In Fire campaign in France. The CD will also contain all of the band's video clips and will be limited to 5,000 copies.

In The Arms Of Devastation debuted at #73 on the German national chart and debuted at #16 on Billboard's Hard Rock chart.

Kataklysm has been isolated for the last few months writing material for the next album, which is scheduled for a 2008 release and promises to be a groundbreaking release for the band.

Kataklysm will resume touring activities next January with a headlining tour of Europe.

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Kataklysm To Release Live DVD In January

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM, who recently completed the Metal Crusaders tour of North America, are preparing to head overseas for appearances at Slovenia's Metalcamp and Germany's Earthshaker Fest festivals. In August the band will film their performance at the Party.San Open Air festival in bad Berka, Germany for their first-ever DVD, titled "Live in Germany", which will feature the whole show filled with an explosive setlist, a 30-minute documentary covering the band's 15-year history and a bonus live CD. A January 2007 release via Nuclear Blast is expected.

In other news, KATAKLYSM have uploaded the brand new video clip for the song "To Reign Again" at their MySpace profile. Check out the clip — which was shot during the band's last European tour, with footage shot in Germany, France and the Netherlands — at www.myspace.com/kataklysm. More...

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Kataklysm Frontman Checks In From The Road

KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono has checked in with the following tour update:

"So we are over a week into this Metal Crusaders tour in the States. The kick-off show in Montreal was phenomenal as always, Toronto was off the hook, New York was a sell-out and Chicago was loud as fuck. Seems like lots people have our new album and know all the new songs very well. KATAKLYSM is definitely growing rapidly in America. Loving the vibe on the tour. DESTRUCTION is a pleasure to watch every night, Italy's GRAVEWORM deliver a power punch performance and VADER kill!! All the bands get along and it's been a party, the soccer world cup will start on the 9th. Germany is playing Poland so there will be some competition on the tour buses between the VADER boys and DESTRUCTION. It's heating up!! I'll be cheering with GRAVEWORM for Italy… so far so good !"

KATAKLYSM plan to head back to Europe in the fall for a headlining tour in support of their critically acclaimed album "In the Arms of Devastation". More details will be made available soon.

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Kataklysm Cancel Rest Of Bolt Thrower Euro Tour

Kataklysm vocalist, Maurizio Iacono, posted the following message on the band's official website:

"Kataklysm have been forced to cancel the remainder of the Euro tour with UK death metalers Bolt Thrower, for reasons beyond the band's control that have to be dealt with back home.

"The band would like to add that they had a great time and the tour was a complete success and the strongest for Kataklysm ever. The band would like to thank Cannibal Corpse and Bolt Thrower for the great opputunity to tour with these great bands.

"All the shows missed after Saarbruken (Germany) will be rescheduled in September as Kataklysm is planning their headlining tour for the Fall in Europe.

"Also, big apologies for the missed Helsinki show - but I'm sure the fans will understand that when you board a flight that says FLIGHT 666 TO HEL (abbreviation for Helsinki), barely get there on time, lose all your guitars, equipement and luggages (still havent found mine a week later!)... it's hard to play the show. We will make it up as soon as we can! We will also post the ticket stubb of that flight coz it's a classic!!!

"All Metal Crusaders dates in the States will not be affected by this."

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Psycroptic Reveal European Tour dates

Psycroptic post an update with tour dates on their Myspace site:

CANNIBAL CORPSE
KATAKLYSM
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
PSYCROPTIC
GRIMFIST

04.04.06 DE ESSEN @ ZECHE CARL
05.04.06 DE LUDWIGSBURG @ ROCKFABRIK
06.04.06 DE BERLIN @ FRITZ
07.04.06 DE GLAUCHAU @ ALTER SPINNEREI
08.04.06 CZ PRAGUE @ ABATON CLUB
09.04.06 AT WIEN @ PLANET MUSIC
10.04.06 DE MUNICH @ BACKSTAGE
11.04.06 CH PRATTELN @ Z7
12.04.06 FR STRASBOURG @ LA LAITERIE
13.04.06 DE FRANKFURT @ BATSCHKAPP
14.04.06 AT DORNBIRN @ SPIELBODEN
15.04.06 FR PARIS @ LA LOCOMOTIVE
16.04.06 BL ANTWERPEN @ HOF TER LOO
17.04.06 NL TILBURG @ 013

NILE
YYRKOON
PSYCROPTIC

20-04-06 GER Bastard Club, Osnabrück
21-04-06 GER East Club, Bischofswerda
22-04-06 GER Rockstation Halle, Saale
23-04-06 AUT Planet Music, Vienna
24-04-06 SLO Media Park, Ljubljana
25-04-06 HUN A 38, Budapest
26-04-06 CZR Black Pez, Praha
27-04-06 POL WZ Wroclaw, Poland
28-04-06 LIT Nooruse Maja, Tartu
29-04-06 LAT Salamandra, Riga
30-04-06 EST Nõmme Cult, Tallinn
01-05-06 FIN Nosturi, Helsinki
02-05-06 travel
03-05-06 NOR Blaest, Trondheim
04-05-06 NOR John Dee, Oslo
05-05-06 SWE Klubben, Stockholm
06-05-06 SWE Skylken, Linkoping
07-05-06 DEN Studenthuset, Aalborg
08-05-06 GER Markthalle, Hamburg
09-05-06 NLD Melkweg, Amsterdam
10-05-06 ENG Underworld, London
13-05-06 NLD Dynamo, Einhoven

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Vader To Be Joined By Nightrage, Bloodthorn

According to a posting on VADER's official web site, NIGHTRAGE and BLOODTHORN have been confirmed as the support acts for the Scandinavian leg (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland) of VADER's Blitzkrieg 4 tour, which is scheduled to kick off on November 11 and run through November 25. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

Candlelight Records recently released VADER's new EP, "The Art of War". This special mini-album contains six brand new songs ("Para Bellum!!!", "This Is The War", "Lead Us!!!", "Banners On The Wind", "What Colour Is Your Blood?", "Death In Silence") and was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland, with the Wieslawscy brothers at the helm. The MCD also features the band's new video clip (created by Arek Jurcan in 3D systems, well known from computer games) for the track "This Is The War".

VADER will headline the Metal Crusaders tour starting May 26 in Montreal. KATAKLYM, DESTRUCTION, SPEED\KILL/HATE, GRAVEWORM and THE ABSCENCE are also featured on the tour package. Confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Gorefest Kicked Off Bolt Thrower European Tour

Gorefest have posted the following message on their website:

"In a surprise move - surprising to us anyway - Bolt Thrower have decided to take along not us, but a different band as their support on the second leg of their European tour. That sucks, because we were really looking forward to this. It also means that, for the second time in 40 days, we have to lick our wounds, put up a message like this one, and apologize to our fans in the UK, Scandinavia, Finland, Germany, France, Spain and Portugal for again disappointing them. It seems that, for some reason, we just can't find the right opportunities to properly tour/promote/support La Muerte. This pisses us off mightily, but if anything, it's putting us in the right state of mind to write some seriously pissed off music for the next album.

"So for now, it's back to the drawing board and try and set up some shows in the aforementioned countries. Be sure to check back here to see them cancelled!"

Supporting Bolt Thrower on their European tour will come from God Dethroned for the first part of the tour and Kataklysm for the remainder of the tour.

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Norther Added To No Mercy Festivals 2006

Finnish metallers Norther will be joining the No Mercy Festivals 2006 European Tour with Cannibal Corpse, Kataklysm and Legion of the Damned. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Apr. 04 Essen, GER - Zeche Carl
Apr. 05 Ludwigsburg, GER - Rockfabrik
Apr. 06 Berlin, GER - Fritz
Apr. 07 Glauchau, GER - Alte Spinnerei
Apr. 08 Prague, CZR - Abaton Club
Apr. 09 Wien, AUT - Planet Music
Apr. 10 Munich, GER - Backstage
Apr. 11 Pratteln, SWI - Z7
Apr. 12 Strasbourg, FRA - La Laiterie
Apr. 13 Frankfurt, GER - Batschkapp
Apr. 14 Dornbirn, AUT - Spielboden
Apr. 15 Paris, FRA - La Locomotive
Apr. 16 Antwerpen, BEL - Hof Ter Loo
Apr. 17 Tilburg, NETH - 013

Other Norther tour dates in Finland:

Mar. 09 Hki - Tavastia Klubi
Mar. 24 Tku - Palatsi
Jun. 15 Kouvola - TBA
Jun. 23 JoensuuI - losaari Juhannusfestivaali
Jul. 01 Helsinki - Tuska Festival
Jul. 08 Nivala - Tuiskurock

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Kataklysm's "Cripped & Broken" Video Posted Online

Canada's Kataklysm has posted the new video for "Crippled and Broken," taken from the latest effort "In the Arms of Devastation," online for download. Click here to check it out.

In other news, Kataklysm has entered the German top 100 charts (equivalent to Billboard) at position 76 and the US Billboard (Hard Rock) at position 16.

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Finntroll Drop Off No Mercy Tour

Finntroll, who recently parted ways with singer Tapio Wilska, have posted the following message on their official website explaining their No Mercy Tour (which features Cannibal Corpse, Kataklysm and Legion of the Damned) cancellation:

"We are more than sorry to inform that we are forced to cancel the No Mercy - Tour. We are still searching for a new vocalist and we feel that it's only fair to the fans that next shows what Finntroll will do, will be with a new line-up, not with temporary replacements.

"We are at least as dissapointed as some of you for not being able to do the tour, but we'll hope that next opportunity to see you all along the road somewhere will happen really soon. Until then...Rot'n'Troll."

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Kataklysm To Film New Video

Canadian death metal outfit KATAKLYSM are scheduled to film a second video for the track 'To Reign Again' wich will utilise once again the services of acclaimed director Maurice Swinkel of Lowlife Media (who recently just finishing shooting an astonishing video for the track 'Crippled & Broken', which will shortly be released), the video will be filmed during the bands perfromances and touring activites at the No Mercy Festivals in April and will be released later in the year."

In related news, KATAKLYSM has hit position #63 on the German trend chart with their critically acclaimed new album 'In The Arms of Devastation'. The album was also the #1 most added album at U.S. radio on its debut last week.

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