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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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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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Destruction Replace NA On Metal Crusaders Tour

Due to an urgent immediate family situation of one of it’s band members, NUCLEAR ASSAULT have been forced to drop off the Metal Crusaders tour. Their replacement is German legends DESTRUCTION.

As previously reported, the Metal Maniacs/BW&BK presented Metal Crusaders Tour 2006, featuring VADER, KATAKLYSM, DESTRUCTION, SPEED\KILL/HATE, GRAVEWORM and THE ABSENCE, will include the following dates:

May
26 - Montreal, QC at Le Medley
27 - Bedford, NH at Marks Place
28 - Boston, MA at The Middle East
29 - New York City, NY at The Knitting Factory
30 - Springfield, VA at Jaxx
31 - Vernon, NY at Nothing Fancy Cafe

June
1 - Cleveland, OH at The Agora Ballroom
2 - Detroit, MI at TNT
3 - Chicago, IL at Logan Square Auditorium
4 - St-Paul, MN at Station 4
5- Madison, WS at TBA
7 - Fayetteville, NC at Jesters Pub
10 - St-Petersburg, FL at State Theater
11 - Ft- Lauderdale, FL at Culture Room
12 - Tallahassee, FL at Beta Bar
14 - Houston, TX at The Ballroom/Wharehouse live
15 - Corpus Christi, TX at The Ballroom
16 - San Antonio, TX at The White Rabbit
17 - Arlington, TX at The Phoenix Music Complex
18 - Fayetteville, AR at The Dart Room
19 - Oklahoma City, OK at The Conservatory
20 - Denver, CO at Lliff Park Saloon
22 - Tempe, AZ at Clubhouse
23 - Corona, CA at Showcase Theater
24 - W. Hollywood, CA at Knitting Factory
25 - San Francisco, CA at The Pound
26 - Boise, ID at Imparts
27 - Spokane, WA at Fat Tuesdays Concert Hall
28 - Portland, OR at Rock'n' Roll Pizza
29 - Seattle, WA at Studio Seven

More dates coming soon.

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More Metal Crusade Tour Dates Confirmed

More dates have been confirmed for the upcoming Metal Crusade Tour 2006, which features Vader, Kataklysm, Nuclear Assault, Speed\Kill/Hate, Graveworm and the Absence. Here are the list of tour dates:

May 26 Montreal, QC - Le Medley
May 27 Bedford, NH - Marks Place
May 28 Boston, MA - The Middle East
May 29 New York City,NY - The Knitting Factory
May 30 Springfield,VA - Jaxx
May 31 Vernon, NY - Nothing Fancy Cafe
Jun. 01 Cleveland, OH - The Agora Ballroom
Jun. 02 Detroit,MI - TBA
Jun. 03 Chicago,IL - Logan Square Auditorium
Jun. 04 St-Paul,MN - Station 4
Jun. 05 Madison,WS - Big E's beach house
Jun. 06 Cincinatti,OH - Bogarts (TBA)
Jun. 07 Fayetteville,NC - Jesters Pub
Jun. 08 Jacksonville,FL - Thee Imperial
Jun. 09 Orlando,Fl - TBA
Jun. 10 St-Petersburg,FL - State Theater
Jun. 11 Ft- Lauderdale,FL - Culture Room
Jun. 12 Tallahassee,FL - Beta Bar
Jun. 14 Houston, TX - The Ballroom/Wharehouse live
Jun. 15 Corpus Christi,TX - The Ballroom
Jun. 16 San Antonio,TX - The White Rabbit
Jun. 17 Arlington, TX - The Phoenix Music Complex
Jun. 18 Fayetteville, AR - The Dart Room
Jun. 19 Oklahoma city ,OK - The Concervatory (Vader & Kataklysm only)
Jun. 20 Denver, CO - Lliff Park Saloon
Jun. 22 Tempe,AZ - Clubhouse
Jun. 23 Corona,CA - Showcase Theater
Jun. 24 W. Hollywood,CA - Knitting Factory
Jun. 25 San Francisco,CA - The Pound
Jun. 26 Boise,ID - TBC
Jun. 27 Spokane,WA - Fat Tuesdays Concert Hall
Jun. 28 Portland, OR - Rock'n' Roll Pizza
Jun. 29 Seattle,WA - Studio Seven

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Grimfist Added To No Mercy Festival

Norwegian Black/ Death metallers GRIMFIST have posted the following update:

Greetings my friends!! It´s 2006 and a whole new year filled with endless possibilities and challenges. We´ll start off with announcing that Grimfist will participate at the No Mercy festivals 2006!! We´re really looking forward to do this tour, and can promise you we´ll fucking slay!! Check out dates, venues and line-up below.
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Kataklysm Reveal Dates For North American Tour

VADER, KATAKLYSM, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, SPEED\KILL/HATE, GRAVEWORM and THE ABSENCE will be teaming up for the "Metal Crusaders" beginning in late May. The first confirmed dates are as follows:

May 26 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
May 27 - Bedford, NH @ Marks Place
May 28 - Boston, MA @ The Middle East
May 31 - Vernon, NY @ Nothing Fancy Cafe
Jun. 01 - Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
Jun. 14 - Houston, TX @ The Ballroom/Wharehouse live
Jun. 17 - Arlington, TX @ The Phoenix Music Complex
Jun. 20 - Denver, CO @ Aztlan Theater
Jun. 28 - Portland, OR @ Rock'n' Roll P.

Many more dates will be announced soon.

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Graveworm Added To Metal Crusaders Tour

Italian gothic black metal band GRAVEWORM have been added to the "Metal Crusaders" North American tour, set to take place in May/June next year. Also appearing on the bill will be KATAKLYSM, VADER, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, SPEED\KILL/HATE and THE ABSENCE. The first confirmed date is May 26, 2006 at le Medley in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. All Canadian dates will be headlined by KATAKLYSM.

GRAVEWORM's latest CD, "(N)utopia", was released earlier in the year via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Kataklysm To Tour With Vader And Nuclear Assault

Kataklysm have announced that they are confirmed for the "Metal Crusaders" tour with Vader, Nuclear Assault, Speed Kill Hate and The Absence for May/June 2006. This will be Kataklysm's first North American tour supporting "In the Arms of Devastation."

First confirmed date:

May 26 Montreal, QC @ Le Medley*

*Kataklysm headlines all Canadian dates

In other Kataklysm news, the new album will be released with a bonus live DVD entitled "The End of Serenity: Live in Strasbourg". The DVD was professionaly filmed in France during the "Serenity in Fire" touring campaign. The double CD will be a limited.

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Kataklysm Unveil New Track Early

Kataklysm have posted a new song and the following message at their official MySpace page:

"New song availble from the spanking new album " In The Arms Of Devastation" the song is called "Like Angels Weeping (The Dark)" sit back and enjoy! *please note this is not the final mix and the song is unmastered, the final version will rip your fucking heart out ;) trust us! This is just for you guys to get a taste of it."

The new track, which was originally intended to be unveiled on January 1st, can be found here.

The new album, "In The Arms Of Devastation" is due to be released worldwide on February 20th through Nuclear Blast.

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Kataklysm Announce Final Shows For 2005

Kataklysm have lined up the band's last shows for 2005 in Canada:

Dec. 15 Quebec City, QC - Kashmir Nightclub
Dec. 16 Toronto, ON - The Marquee
Dec. 17 Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Manchester

On January 1st, Kataklysm will be premiering a new song called "Like Angels Weeping (the dark)" from the band's highly anticipated new album "In the Arms of Devastation".

Kataklysm guitarist J-F Dagenais comments: "the new album is at the record label, gearing up for production as we speak. Tue Madsen did a phenomenal job on the mix, the album sounds very powerful and very well balanced. Everyone at Nuclear Blast in Europe and the States seem to think this is our strongest album to date (that makes you feel very confident Imust say!). They are very excited and so are we. For me, this album is just another piece to the Kataklysm puzzle, but a very important one indeed. We really found our niche and the determination of the band is felt all over this record. I think our fans will dig this one alot!!... Play it loud Feb. 20th!!"

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