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From: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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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.
Montreal based extreme metallers Kataklsym will release a multidisc DVD this June entitled "The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined," which features a documentary and bonus CD materials.
The set will depict the ups and downs of the band's long, turbulent career, as well as footage of Katakalysm's performance at last year's Summer Breeze festival, which took place August 18-20, 2011 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.
A new teaser trailer for the release has been posted online and can be viewed below.
The organizers of the Heavy MTL festival have now announced the lineup for the 2012 edition, which will take place on August 11th and 12th in Montreal. Further details on the festival are available here, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:
Saturday August 11th
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
JOB FOR A COWBOY
VEIL OF MAYA
Kataklysm has checked in with the following announcement about the official release date for the new "Iron Will" DVD:
"Official world release date for 'IRON WILL' is MAY 8th Worldwide!! Buy this dvd that took hours and hours and two years to make... if you are a fan and never bought a Kataklysm album, this is the release that will redeem you by buying this...support metal! Made for the fans by everyday metalheads...pre-order starts in April!"
A teaser trailer for the DVD is available at this location. In related news, Ex Deo (which features the members of Kataklysm), recently dropped off the PaganFest tour to finish up work on the new album "Caligvla."
Metal Injection was on hand at the recent 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, and the site has now posted footage online of band members discussing the floating festival. Watch as members of Cannibal Corpse, Children of Bodom, Nightwish, Amorphis, Crowbar, Eluveitie, Athiest, Stratovarius, Pestilence, and Kataklysm discuss their favorite part of playing the cruise. The video is available below. More...
A new trailer for the upcoming 2012 edition of Metalcamp was posted. The even takes place from August 5-11, 2012 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The lineup includes the following acts (in alphabetical order):
Sin Deadly Sin
The Black Dahlia Murder
Kataklysm has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming DVD release "Iron Will: 20 Years Determined." Check out the trailer below. The DVD is set for release later this year via Nuclear Blast Records, and further details on the DVD will be announced as they are made available.
The Hatefest tour is raging high speed ahead and endless hurting neck muscles are left behind.
J-F and Steph of the death metal masters Kataklysm have given a situation report from the Hatefest front line in a video statement available at this location.
Hatefest features Kataklysm, Triptykon, Marduk, Milking The Goatmachine, Azarath, and Lost Dreams has still has the following dates:
16.12.2011 DE - München, Backstage
17.12.2011 NL - Eindhoven, Effenaar *Eindhoven Metal Meeting*
18.12.2011 DE - Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
Slovenian act Inmate has issued the following announcement about appearing at the upcoming Metalcamp 2012 festival:
"Here it is! We are coming to Metalcamp 2012 Tolmin/Slovenia!
"This year's line-up is amazing: Amon Amarth, Kataklysm, Machine Head, Pain, The Black Dahlia Murder, Sabaton and many more! DON'T MISS OUT!!! Stay IN, MATEs!"
Kataklysm vocalist Maurizio Iacono has joined forces with his longtime agent and journeyman promoter Stephan Mellul, with the backing of Century Media, to launch a New World counterpart to Europe's "Rock The Nation" booking agency, christened "Rock The Nation America." The official press release on the matter reads as follows:
“LOS ANGELES – The North American metal scene just got a lot heavier. The launch of Rock The Nation America celebrates a groundbreaking booking agency partnership between Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono, his agent and Canadian metal promoter Stephan Mellul, and Century Media Records.
"Rock The Nation America will be focused on bringing the best names in heavy metal to North American audiences, while maintaining a razor-sharp focus on emerging acts and artist development. Iacono will capitalize on his decade as frontman of the Canadian death metal band Kataklysm as he heads the agency’s artist relations efforts, while Mellul will build on his history as one of Canada’s premier metal promoters and agents.
"Based out of the same Los Angeles offices that the Century Media and Nuclear Blast record labels call home, the pair will be supported by Century Media for all marketing and administrative needs.
“'I spent the last 15 years touring and learning what being on the road is all about, and my partner, Stephan Mellul, has been booking shows for 18 years – together, we decided to bring something different to the industry,' says Iacono. 'We decided to create an agency that will help new artists develop, as well as preserve and grow the careers of established bands. I’m a soldier on the field, I understand the touring life, I still live it… and the fans deserve unselfish packages and lineups that are worth paying the ticket price. We thank Europe’s premier agency, Rock The Nation, for joining forces.'
“'Rock The Nation going overseas was always a big wish of RTN Europe,' says Stefan Hattinger, CEO of RTN Group Europe. 'We found experienced and hard-working people in Maurizio and Steph who know the market and what the artists need, thus the right people to run Rock The Nation America.'
"At their launch, the Rock The Nation America roster contains more than two dozen acts spanning the extreme metal market, including Hammerfall, Hypocrisy, Kataklysm, Wintersun and more. The agency’s first tour will be Paganfest USA Tour 2012, a package featuring worldwide metal acts Turisas (Finland), Alestorm (Scotland), Ex Deo (Rome), Arkona (Russia) and Huntress (USA) – a complete itinerary will be announced shortly.
“'What really excites me about this agency is that it is a true metal organization,' says Century Media founder Robert Kampf. 'From metal agents, metal bookers and metal bands, straight to metal fans – when I heard of this I wanted nothing more than to be a part of it… Horns up!'
Napalm Records has issued the following statement about the upcoming Christmas Metal Festival in Germany:
"Metal fans who would like to rock out before the holidays, should make sure to visit Germany's biggest indoor festival. The festival takes place at the Eventhalle in Geiselwind. Besides Napalm artists like Grave Digger and Van Canto, an illustrious line-up including Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Morbid Angel, and Arch Enemy, will guarantee raised fists and sore throats.
"Furthermore, the Napalm merchandise booth will offer a wide range of items just waiting to become part of your personal collection. Be sure to say 'hello' to our mailorder team! All details concerning the festival are available here. The official festival trailer may be watched below!"
Canadian death metal band Kataklysm posted a teaser for the forthcoming DVD release "The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined." The DVD is set for release in 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out the teaser here:
Sabaton announced that the band will headline the MetalCamp 12 Festival which is to be held on August 5-10, 2012 in Tomlin, Slovenia. Other confirmed acts are Paradise Lost, Kataklysm, Korpiklaani and Heathen.
Sabaton posted the following on the band's website: "We can now confirm that Sabaton will headline Metalcamp festival in Slovenia in beginning of August next year. We had a blast there two years ago and felt we needed to come back, and here we are!"
Ukrainian black metallers Balfor have been confirmed for this year's edition of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2011. The two-day festival event will be held on the 16th and 17th of December 2011. For further details, head over to the festival's website at this location. The currently announced billing is as follows:
Heaven Shall Burn
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
Dawn Of Disease
MEGADETH is confirmed to play the Hell and Heaven Metal Fest in Guadalajara, Mexico on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The Hell And Heaven Metal Fest is currently the only open air metal festival in Mexico. The festival had its first edition in October 2010 with three stages and 40 bands. The festival is dedicated to metal, but tries to balance genres such as heavy, glam, metalcore, thrash, speed, death, black and industrial metal.
This year the promoters expect to have a 20,000 audience and have confirmed 57 bands on four stages. The full line-up for the festival is as follows:
FEAR FACTORY (USA)
DARK FUNERAL (SUECIA)
WITHIN THE RUINS (USA)
VITAL REMAINS (USA)
LIZZY BORDEN (USA)
Plus the following Mexican bands: More...
Tristania bass player Ole Vistnes has checked in with the following announcement about the band playing the "Heaven and Hell" fest in Mexico:
"Tristania join forces with Megadeth to make November's 'Hell and Heaven Fest' in Guadalajara, Mexico a festival to remember.
"Mexico has an important place in all the Tristania members hearts. We're always made feel very welcome in Mexico, and although we played there only a few months ago, we're absolutely delighted to being able to return for the Hell and Heaven Fest.
"And of course it's an honour to share the stage with Megadeth. Tristania will play at the 'Hell and Heaven Fest' on November 19th. Confirmed bands until now are Megadeth, Tristania, Overkill, Kataklysm and Destruction."
Dawn of Disease has issued the following announcement about joining the Hatefest 2011 tour:
"Hey everyone! First of all a big thank you to everyone who supported us at Party.San Open Air! You guys were awesome! We had much fun on stage as well as in front of the stage and backstage! Moreover there are some limited hoodies left from Party.San. If you are interested in one just send an e-mail with your size to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"And here is the most important news: We are confirmed for this year's Hatefest Extreme Tour with Kataklysm, Triptykon, Marduk, Milking The Goatmachine and Azarath in December!
"On the first two dates the Hatefest Tour will meet the Thrashfest Classics Tour with Sepultura, Exodus, Destruction and Heathen. It will be called the 'Metalfest Winter Edition.' On 10th December we will play at the X-Mas Festival in Geiselwind together with Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy and others. On 17th December we will play at the legendary Eindhoven Metal Meeting together with God Dethroned, Asphyx and others.
"Finally we also have bad news for you: Unfortunately our show on 3rd September with Asphyx, Disbelief, Loudblast and Fallen Saints had to be cancelled because the Ballroom in Osnabrück where the show should have taken place is renovated during that time.
"If you still do not want to miss us, visit us at the Turock Open Air on 17th September. The show is for free, you do not have to pay! See you on the road!"
Dates are as follows: More...
Azarath has announced it will be taking part in both the upcoming "Blasphemer's Campaign" and "Hatefest 2011" European tours. Details on the shows are available below.
Blasphemer's Campaign 2011 with Bulldozer, Witchmaster, and Deus Mortem
02.09.2011 LUBLIN (PL) - Grafitti (+ Infernal War)
03.09.2011 KRAKÓW (PL) - Kwadrat
04.09.2011 RZESZÓW (PL) - Live
05.09.2011 KATOWICE (PL) - MegaClub (+ Infernal War)
06.09.2011 WROCLAW (PL) - Firlej
07.09.2011 POZNAN (PL) - Blue Note
08.09.2011 WARSZAWA (PL) - Progresja (+ Infernal War)
09.09.2011 BYDGOSZCZ (PL) - Estrada Stage Bar
10.09.2011 GDYNIA (PL) - Ucho
Hatefest 2011 with Kataklysm, Triptykon, Marduk, Milking the Goatmachine, Azarath, Dawn of Disease
Metalfest Winter Edition
2011-12-02 DE - Oberhausen Turbinenhalle
2011-12-03 DE - Gießen Hessenhallen More...
Veteran West Coast thrash metal act Death Angel, which recently canceled its previously scheduled appearances on the Neckbreaker's Ball tour, will headline the fifth edition of Indonesia’s Rock in Solo: Heritage Metal Fest 2011 later this summer.
Rock in Solo: Heritage Metal Fest 2011, Central Java, Indonesia’s largest heavy metal festival, will take place at Alun-alun Utara Solo in Surakarta (also known as Solo) on September 17th.
Other international metal bands Kataklysm, Deranged, Enforce, Oathen, and Isthar will round out the co-headlining acts. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Death Angel (USA)
Down For Life (Solo)
Something Wrong (Yogyakarta)
Crucial Conflict (Surabaya)
Canadian death metal act Kataklysm is presently wrapping up its world tour and the "Heaven’s Venom" mania will continue this summer with the band's appearance at the famous Wacken Open Air this August.
The band will also perform and headline Brutal Assault festival in Czech Republic, Metal Mean Open Air in Belgium, and the 20th anniversary show at the Summer Breeze Open Air in Germany to an already sold out 30,000 + fans!
In other news, Kataklsym also recorded the single "The Iron Will" last week in Montreal, Canada with guitarist/producer J-F Dagenais. Tue Madsen will mix the track this fall in Denmark. The song will be released with a video clip on iTunes one month before "THE IRON WILL: 20 Years Determined" documentary DVD, which will depict the band's long career. The DVD will be released in April 2012 and will include the live performance at Summer Breeze. Stay tuned for more information on Kataklysm.
Napalm Records has checked in with the following update about Ex Deo, the Roman themed band featuring the members of Kataklsym:
"The Roman legion of Ex Deihas not been quiet by any means... The centurions have been busy putting together the follow-up to the highly acclaimed debut album 'Romulus.' The second opus entitled 'Caligula' is set to feature the most intense 'epic metal soundtrack' to come out in recent history."
According to mainman Maurizio Iacono: "The album will once again have the honor of some elite guest appearances. The band promises an album that will shake the metal scene!"
Artwork and layout for "Caligula" will be handled by classic artist Seth (Septic Flesh). Some song titles include "I, Caligula", "Burned to Serve the Nocturnal Light", "In War & Conquest/Roma Caput Mundi" and "Teutoburg (The Ambush of Varus) - Part 1".
The Ex Deo legion is set to enter JFD studios in Dallas, TX and Montreal, Canada with producer Jean-François Dagenais (Kataklysm, Malevolent Creation, Misery Index, Despised Icon) this Fall.