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Formed: 1991
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.

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Death Toll Rising To Support Kataklysm

Edmonton, AB death metal band Death Toll Rising was recently included on the free "Happy Metal Annihilation" sampler, and now the band is proud to announce it will be hitting the road in April 2014 to support select dates on the Kataklysm and Aborted "Kill The Elite" tour.

Death Toll Rising will be appearing on these dates:

Apr 10 - Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop - w/ Katakylsm, Aborted
Apr 11 - Calgary, AB - The Rebublik - w/ Katakylsm, Aborted
Apr 13 - Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw - w/ Katakylsm, Aborted

The band comments: "We are absolutely pumped to be supporting Kataklysm and Aborted on select Western Canadian dates of the Kill the Elite spring tour 2014!! Both of these acts have been major influences on us over the last 10 years. We will be alongside Vancity's stay tech masters, Archspire getting everyone primed to be wiped out by the headliners!" More...

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Kataklysm Releases "Fire" Lyric Video

Montreal based death metallers Kataklysm released a new lyric video for the track "Fire." The song is the opening track off the latest LP "Waiting for the End to Come," which is available via Nuclear Blast worldwide.

Check out "Fire" here:

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Kataklysm Announces World Tour Plans

Just a month after releasing latest hatred infected outlet "Waiting For The End To Come," Montreal based death metal powerhouse Kataklysm has now posted a video outlining the band's world tour plans.

Check out this message from vocalist Maurizio Iacono here:

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Nuclear Blast To Release New "Monsters Of Metal"

Nuclear Blast Records will be releasing "Monster of Metal Volume 9," a new DVD/Blu-Ray compilation, on January 10th, 2014.

"Monsters of Metal" will bring you a total of 45 music videos from all corners of the metal genre with a total duration of 211 minutes.

Check out a trailer below, and the complete track listing is as follows:

01. Accept – Teutonic Terror
02. Amorphis – Hopeless Days
03. Avantasia - Sleepwalking
04. Black Star Riders – Hey Judas
05. Doro – Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Epica – Storm The Sorrow
07. Gotthard- Starlight
08. Korpiklaani - Rauta
09. Nightwish – Storytime (live)
10. Powerwolf – Amen & Attack
11. Rage - 21
12. Sabaton – Ghost Division (live)
13. Sonata Artcica – I Have A Right
14. Threshold – Staring At The Sun
15. Anti-mortem– Stagnant Water
16. Asking Alexandria – Closure
17. Children Of Bodom - Transference
18. Eluveitie - Havoc
19. Hatebreed – Honor Never Dies
20. Heaven Shall Burn– Hunters Will Be Hunted
21. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
22. In Flames – Where The Dead Ships Dwell
23. Kataklysm - Elevate
24. Meshuggah – Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
25. Moonspell - Lickantrope
26. Nile – Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
27. Soilwork – Spectrum Of Eternity
28. Suffocation – As Grace Descends
29. Suicide Silence – You Only Live Once
30. Thy Art Is Murder – Reign Of Darkness
31. Death Angel - Truce
32. Destruction - Carnivore
33. Devildriver – The Appetite
34. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
35. Legion Of The Damned – Mountain Wolves Under A Crescent Moon
36. Lost Society – Kill (those Who Oppose Me)
37. Overkill – Electric Rattlesnake
38. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
39. Testament – Native Blood
40. Free Fall– World Domination
41. Graveyard – Endless Night
42. Kadavar – Come Back Life
43. Orchid - Capricorn
44. Scorpion Child – Polygon Of Eyes
45. The Vintage Caravan – Expand Your Mind More...

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Kataklysm Posts Final Track-By-Track Video

Monntreal based death metal powerhouse Kataklysm offers up another foretaste of new studio album “Waiting For The End To Come” today.

Check out the band's latest track-by-track breakdown video below, which features band mastermind Maurizio Iacono discussing tracks 9 - 12. You can also watch the previous entry in the video series at this location.

"Waiting for the End to Come" is due out October 25th (EU), October 28th (UK), and October 29th, 2013 (NA) via Nuclear Blast.

The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Fire
2. If I Was God - I’d Burn It All
3. Like Animals
4. Kill The Elite
5. Under Lawless Skies
6. Dead & Buried
7. The Darkest Days of Slumber
8. Real Blood - Real Scars
9. The Promise
10. Empire Of Dirt
11. Elevate (watch the music video here)
12. The American Way (Sacred Reich Cover) More...

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Kataklysm Premieres New Music Video

Canadian death metal act Kataklysm premiered the new music video "Elevate" over at Metal Hammer's website at this location (also shown in the player below).

The song appears on the upcoming new LP "Waiting for the End to Come," which drops on October 25th (EU), October 28th (UK), and October 29th, 2013 (NA) via Nuclear Blast.


The track listing is as follows:

1. Fire
2. If I Was God - I’d Burn It All
3. Like Animals
4. Kill The Elite
5. Under Lawless Skies
6. Dead & Buried
7. The Darkest Days of Slumber
8. Real Blood - Real Scars
9. The Promise
10. Empire Of Dirt
11. Elevate
12. The American Way (Sacred Reich Cover)

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Kataklysm Posts Second Track-By-Track Video

Montreal based death metal powerhouse Kataklysm offers up another foretaste today of “Waiting For The End To Come" in the form of the second part of a series of track-by-track videos.

Let mastermind Maurizio Iacono give you further information on the idea behind tracks 5 - 8 in the player below. The previously posted clip in the series is still available at this location.

Kataklysm's new album "Waiting for the End to Come" will be released on Oct. 25th (EU), Oct. 28th (UK), and October 29th, 2013 (NA) via Nuclear Blast.

The full album's track listing is as follows:

01. Fire
02. If I Was God - I’d Burn It All
03. Like Animals
04. Kill The Elite
05. Under Lawless Skies
06. Dead & Buried
07. The Darkest Days of Slumber
08. Real Blood - Real Scars
09. The Promise
10. Empire Of Dirt
11. Elevate
12. The American Way (Sacred Reich cover) More...

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Kataklysm Posts Teaser Clip Of New Music Video

Death metal act Kataklysm posted a teaser clip for the upcoming music video for "Elevate." The video will premiere on October 17th at 3:00pm CET via Metal Hammer's website. "Elevate" appears on the upcoming new album "Waiting for the End to Come," which drops on Oct. 25th (EU), Oct. 28th (UK), and October 29th, 2013 (NA) via Nuclear Blast.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Fire
2. If I Was God - I’d Burn It All
3. Like Animals
4. Kill The Elite
5. Under Lawless Skies
6. Dead & Buried
7. The Darkest Days of Slumber
8. Real Blood - Real Scars
9. The Promise
10. Empire Of Dirt
11. Elevate
12. The American Way (Sacred Reich cover)

Check out the teaser clip: More...

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Kataklysm Posts Track-By-Track Video

Kataklysm's new album "Waiting for the End to Come" will be released on Oct. 25th (EU), Oct. 28th (UK), and October 29th, 2013 (NA) via Nuclear Blast.

Today the band has released the first in a series of track-by-track breakdowns for the album, which can be viewed below.

The full album's track listing is as follows:

01. Fire
02. If I Was God - I’d Burn It All
03. Like Animals
04. Kill The Elite
05. Under Lawless Skies
06. Dead & Buried
07. The Darkest Days of Slumber
08. Real Blood - Real Scars
09. The Promise
10. Empire Of Dirt
11. Elevate
12. The American Way (Sacred Reich cover) More...

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Ex Deo To Release New Album After Hiatus

Ex Deo posted an update on whether the band will release a third album...with the answer as: YES. As to when the album will see the light of day, only "when the gods permit and the people of the new Roman era rise to request it."

4/5ths of the band make up the entirety of Kataklysm, which is releasing the new album "Waiting for the End to Come" via Nuclear Blast on October 25th. As the band gears up for that promotion and touring activities, Ex Deo will be on hiatus.

The full update reads: "Citizens ... We EX DEO are extremely grateful for the support you have given us these past years , this last euro tour with our brothers in Nile was a great time , we enjoyed every minute with you all , as now we close this chapter of Ex Deo for the " CALIGVLA " campaign , we had some serious thoughts as many of you asked us when and If there will be another EX DEO album ...

"after having a few meetings the answer is .. YES ..

"when ? ..well, when the gods permit and the people of the new Roman era rise to request it , for now we bid you farewell soldiers , brothers, sisters , ROMA CAPUT MUNDI !

"in closing we leave you with these glorious words from our 'Caesar:' Veni, vidi, vici !!

"Your legion XIII"

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Kataklysm Streaming New Track

Kataklysm today premieres new track "Like Animals" online, which comes from the upcoming album "Waiting For The End to Come." Check out the track in the player below, courtesy of TheGauntlet.com.

"Waiting for the End to Come" is due out October 25th (EU), October 28th (UK) and October 29th, 2013 (NA) via Nuclear Blast. The track listing is as follows:

01. Fire
02. If I Was God - I’d Burn It All
03. Like Animals
04. Kill The Elite (streaming here)
05. Under Lawless Skies
06. Dead & Buried
07. The Darkest Days of Slumber
08. Real Blood - Real Scars
09. The Promise
10. Empire Of Dirt
11. Elevate
12. The American Way (Sacred Reich over)*

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Kataklysm Reveals Album's Track Listing

Kataklysm's "Waiting for the End to Come" was recorded by guitarist Jean Francois Dagenais and mixed by Zeuss (Suffocation, Hatebreed, Arsis).

The artwork by Eliran Kantor (available here) will be featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of their new album, while different cover art by Peter Sallai will be featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions.

The track listing is as follows:

01. Fire
02. If I Was God - I’d Burn It All
03. Like Animals
04. Kill The Elite (streaming below)
05. Under Lawless Skies
06. Dead & Buried
07. The Darkest Days of Slumber
08. Real Blood - Real Scars
09. The Promise
10. Empire Of Dirt
11. Elevate
12. The American Way (Sacred Reich over)*

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Kataklysm Streaming New Song

Kataklysm's new album "Waiting for the End to Come" is due out October 25th (EU), October 28th (UK) and October 29th, 2013 (NA) via Nuclear Blast.

Today the band has posted a track from the album online. Check "Kill The Elite" in the player below, courtesy of MetalSucks.net.

"Waiting for the End to Come" follows previous full-length album "Heaven's Venom" (reviewed here).

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Kataklysm Announces European Tour

Kataklysm will be heading out for a run of European shows this Fall in support of the band's coming new album. Kataklysm comments:

"It's with great honor that Kataklysm returns to clubs across Europe with devastating force in support of the new album 'Waiting For The End To Come' with partners in crime Krisiun from Brazil and label mates Fleshgod Apocalypse. Start your year the right way in 2014 and feel the brutality."

Details are available in the tour poster below or over at Kataklysm's Facebook profile here. The band's new album "Waiting For The End To Come" will be released on October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. More...

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Kataklysm Frontman Gets Married

Kataklysm has posted the following brief message online about member Maurizio Iacono (Kataklysm, Ex Deo) getting married:

"Congratulations to frontman Maurizio and his wife Suzzy on their marriage, beautiful ceremony yesterday."

Pictures from the ceremony can be found below. In other Kataklysm news, the band will be releasing new album "Waiting for the End to Come" on October 29th, 2013. The newly released alternative cover artwork can be found at this location. More...

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Kataklysm Unveils Alternate Album Artwork

Kataklysm has revealed the alternate cover art for upcoming release "Waiting for the End to Come."

The artwork by Eliran Kantor will be featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of the new album, which will be released on October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast.

The previously released cover by Peter Sallai, will be featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions.

"This other version of the new art made by Eliran Kantor represents a more iconic and epic approach,” commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono. “A man representing all of humanity, shaking the foundation of existence and ultimately beginning the process of destruction. The main foundation is depicted here as the famous Kataklysm ‘tribal sun’ logo. It does not represent the end of Kataklysm by any means; more the beginning of a new era after the end of a certain existence." More...

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Bloodstock Open Air Live Stream All Weekend

As previously reported the 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air Festival in Derbyshire, United Kingdom is streaming now and all weekend long.

To view all the action, head over to the live stream now.

Headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For a schedule of bands, head over to this location. More...

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Kataklysm Shooting New Music Video

Kataklysm has checked in with the following announcement about shooting a music video for the band's upcoming album:

"Something strange is happening in Belgrade, Serbia today: the filming of the new video clip 'Elevate' from the new album 'Waiting For The End To Come,' a visual masterpiece in darkness, blood and death metal."

A teaser trailer for the coming album "Waiting For The End To Come" can also be viewed at this location. More...

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Kataklysm Posts New Album Trailer

Kataklysm has posted a teaser trailer for new album "Waiting For The End," which can be found below. Maurizio Iacono also comments:

"The album art depicts a child which represents innocence in humanity, covered in dirt and blood from life's experiences. In front of him, his death represented by a reaper who comes to claim his soul for the afterlife, or the abyss. It's open to the fans to decide with their own beliefs. In the end this is the transition between life & death." More...

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Bloodstock Open Air Live Stream Available

The 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air, scheduled to begin on Thursday August 8th and continue through Sunday, August 11th, will be broadcast live from Derbyshire, U.K. via the live stream at Daily Motion, or by simply bookmarking this page and coming back to watch the entire feed in the player right here:


Live Stream - Bloodstock Festival 2013 by BloodstockFestival

The schedule for bands to be streamed live has not yet been finalized, however, headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For more information, head over to this location. More...

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