Band Photo: Kataklysm (?)
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.
Saskatchewan, Canada metal/death group Into Eternity has now been added to Kataklysm's upcoming European tour alongside Mystic Circle and Graveworm, which kicks off in October. However, as a result of "work constraints," the group is in urgent need of a drummer for their touring line-up. Interested parties should be familiar with the band's material, be willing to tour, possess a passport, and have professional equipment. Send an email here for more information.
Metal bands Kataklysm, Misery Index, Cannae, and Through The Discipline will be touring the U.S. throughout the month of May. Here's the schedule: More...
The Belgian Death metal squad ABORTED have posted a new track 'Gestated Rabidity’, from their new MCD "The Haematobic", out through Listenable Records on April 19th.
Says the band, “The CDRom part of the Haematobic EP will be finished this week and everything should go to press next week, so keep your eyes open for the release!"
Shortly before the European tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE and KATAKLYSM, the band have parted ways with the drummer Frank: "Some of you might have seen it coming, but yes, we have parted ways with longtime skinsbeater Frank. The reason of the break up with Frank is mainly due to musical reasons, he is a great guy and we wish him the best of luck in his further musical & non musical carreer. Who the replacement will be will be announced soon. Dirk (drums on "Goremageddon" & "The Haematobic" EP) will be filling in on the european tour with Cannibal Corpse."
"The Haematobic" EP features:
OPETH main songwriter and guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt recently spoke to MetalReview.com about the drummer Martin Lopez's anxiety attacks, which caused him to miss a few dates on the band's recent North American tour.
"We had to cancel a few shows and we feel very bad about that so we decided we were going to be very open with it," Mikael said. "[Martin] basically suffered panic attacks and anxiety attacks and severe depression from working too hard and touring so much. It got to the point where he called me up the day before the first scheduled Jordan gig saying that he couldn't go and he was just a wreck. So we took some rest before this gig and then the same thing happened when we went to Frankfurt where we had a connecting flight to Canada and he said he couldn't go, he had to go home and we had to support him with that. He went back home, we missed 3 gigs. Well, he missed them, we did the gigs anyway with our drum tech and Gene Hoglan [STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL]. He went to a psychologist and they did tests on him and it's actually some stuff in his blood that makes his heart beat faster and that's the reason why he's been depressed. Now he's getting medication and I think the biggest breakthrough for him was knowing what it was because he was literally going insane. And he was seriously thinking that maybe he'd have to leave the band and he was scared that we would fire him. But from Seattle, which was the first gig on this tour, he was back and I think he's happier now because he knows we've been doing this for such a long time and it's like a rejuvenation for him in a way to be back."
Mikael also commented on the recent online controversy surrounding DEVILDRIVER's addition to the OPETH North American tour over KATAKLYSM, who many people — including KATAKLYSM themselves — thought were a far better fit. "I like them," he said of DEVILDRIVER. "I've never heard them before, but like everybody I kind of had my mind made up about them before, but they were nothing like that. They're more of, I would say, a death metal band, and all the shit they're getting I think is pretty much uncalled for. People just slag them off because of Dez Fafara's past in COAL CHAMBER, and it's a shame and it's hard for them. At some gigs people are like 'Fuck Off' and 'You Guys Suck', and regardless if you don't like a band you just don't do that stuff at shows. I think they're great people and a tight, brutal band. KATAKLYSM, that thing I never got the offer for them to tour with us so I didn't know. All of sudden there are fights and stuff but I didn't know they were supposed to tour with us."
Kataklysm, Misery Index, Cannae and Through The Discipline will be teaming up for a tour dubbed "No More Serenity", and will be presented by Metal Maniacs. The tour will start on April 30th at the New England Hardcore And Metal Festival, with the other tour dates to be announced.
In related news, Kataklysm, Malevolent Creation and Dew-Scented have been confirmed for the Up From The Ground Open Air festival, set to be held August 27-28 in Gemünden/Steinwiesen, Germany.
The latest confirmed guest to work on the Death/Chuck Schuldine tribute project "Within The Mind" is Luc Lemay of Gorguts. That brings the total new additions to 4 in as many days. Luc joins other recent additions Richard Christy (Iced Earth, Ex-Death, Control Denied), Patrick Mameli (Ex-Pestilence) and Jean-Francois Dagenais (Kataklysm).
Following the completion of their recent album 'Serenity in Fire', which has been sent to the Nuclear Blast offices in Germany, and hits shelves March 8th, 2004, a brand new KATAKLYSM track, entitled 'The Ambassador of Pain' has been posted online at the following location.