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Formed: 1991
From: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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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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Kataklysm Frontman Launches New Booking Agency

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!'

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Christmas Metal Festival Lineup Announced

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!"

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Kataklysm Posts New DVD Trailer

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:

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Sabaton To Headline MetalCamp 12

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!"

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Balfor Confirmed For Eindhoven Metal Meeting

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:

Morbid Angel
Sepultura
Exodus
Heaven Shall Burn
Kataklysm
Destruction
Triptykon
Asphyx
Marduk
God Dethroned
Tankard
Nifelheim
Heathen
Heidevolk
Desaster
Disabuse
The Rotted
Adept
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
Valkyrja
Balfor
Cripper
Semargl
Stormrider
Saturnian
Azarath
Dawn Of Disease

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Hell and Heaven Fest Lineup Announced

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:

MEGADETH (USA)
OVERKILL (USA)
FEAR FACTORY (USA)
MOONSPELL (PORTUGAL)
KATAKLYSM (CANADA)
DESTRUCTION (ALEMANIA)
MAYAN (HOLANDA)
DARK FUNERAL (SUECIA)
TRISTANIA (NORUEGA)
WEHRMACHT (USA)
WITHIN THE RUINS (USA)
VITAL REMAINS (USA)
LIZZY BORDEN (USA)
PROFECIA (USA)

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Tristania Headed To Mexico For Festival

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."

Further details on the festival are available at this location. In other Tristania news, the band was also confirmed for the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. More information can be found here.

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Dawn Of Disease Joining The Hatefest Tour

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 tomasz@dawnofdisease.com.

"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!"

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Azarath Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

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...

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Death Angel To Headline Rock in Solo Festival

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:

Headliner:
Death Angel (USA)

Co-headliner:
Kataklysm (Canada)
Deranged (Sweden)
Enforce (Australia)
Oathen (Korea)
Isthar (Korea)

Local lineups:
Down For Life (Solo)
Burgerkill (Bandung)
Gigantor (Jakarta)
Suri (Jakarta)
Something Wrong (Yogyakarta)
Rajasinga (Bandung)
Crucial Conflict (Surabaya)

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Kataklsym Records New Single

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.

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Ex Deo Issues Update On "Caligula"

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.

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Kataklysm To Tour With Triptykon

Canadian metal outfit Kataklysm has been confirmed as the headlining band for this year's Hatefest 2011 European tour. During the trek, the group will be joined by Triptykon, the new band from Hellhammer/Celtic Frost mastermind, Tom G. Warrior, as well as Marduk, Milking The Goatmachine and two more acts, who are expected to be revealed shortly.

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Kataklysm Drum Cam Video Available

New drum cam video has been made available online featuring Max Duhamel of Canadian death metal veterans Kataklysm. You can check out the footage, which includes a performance of the track "At the Edge of the World," in the player below.

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Balfor To Play Metal Heads Mission Festival

After announcing an upcoming appearance at the Dong Open Air festival, Ukranian band Balfor is now also confirmed to play at this year's edition of the Metal Heads Mission Festival.

The fest takes place from August 5th - 7th, 2011 in Crimea, Ukraine and Kataklysm has been announced as the festival headliner. Additional details on the full-lineup will be announced as they are made available, or you can check out further info on the festival at this location.

A teaser trailer for Balfor's "Barbaric Blood" album is also available online for viewing by heading over here.

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Kataklysm Posts "At The Edge Of The World" Video

Kataklysm has posted a music video online for the song "At The Edge of The World," which is off the band's latest album "Heaven's Venom." You can check out the clip below.

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Dead Shape Figure To Support Kataklysm

Dead Shape Figure has issued the following announcement about supporting Kataklysm on a string of upcoming European tour dates:

"We are really psyched to announce that Dead Shape Figure will support Kataklysm on their East-European tour, starting in May. It's about time to get our asses back on the road again! Really looking forward to blast our new tunes to the people in Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia!

"Especially in Romania we had a great crowd last time during the FilthFest Tour so we are anxious to be back... Also Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia will be new territories for us so it's gonna be really exciting. Horns up!"

The dates are as follows:

18.05.2011 (ITA) Rome / Init Club
19.05.2011 (ITA) Bruneck / UFO Bruneck
20.05.2011 (SLO) Ljubljana / Gala Hala
21.05.2011 (B&H) Sarajevo / Dom Mladih
22.05.2011 (BUL) Sofia / RBF Club
24.05.2011 (ROM) Bucarest / Silverchurch
25.05.2011 (ROM) Timisoara / tbc
26.05.2011 (CRO) Zagreb / Mochvara

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Maurizio Iacono Discusses Food And More

Gilles "The Heavy Metal Cook" Lartigot has posted a video interview online with with Maurizio Iacono from Kataklysm, which was recorded in Paris in January, 2011. You can check out the first part of the interview below, and find the second half after the jump (the interview includes English subtitles).

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Kataklysm To Answer Fan Questions

Fallen Earth, LLC, developers of the self-titled massively multiplayer online game, Fallen Earth, hasannounced a collaboration with Nuclear Blast Records. The company is inviting players and fans of both the popular post-apocalyptic MMO and Kataklysm to post their burning questions about the band, set to be answered and documented during the group’s North American tour.

Fans are encouraged to post their questions—either in text or video format—on the Fallen Earth Facebook page beginning today through Tuesday, March 8.

Making a pit-stop to the Fallen Earth development studio during the band's present tour, Kataklysm band members will sit down with developers to answer and record player questions later this month. The visit will be documented for Kataklysm’s forthcoming DVD, "The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined," and will be available for players and fans via Fallen Earth’s in-game “Nuclear Blast Radio” and the Fallen Earth website.

Kataklysm also recently announced upcoming European tour dates. Details on the shows are available here.

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Kataklysm Announces European Tour

Canadian death metal veterans Kataklysm have revealed the dates for their forthcoming headline tour of Europe. Support on the trek will come from Krisiun. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

05/18 Rome, ITA – Init Club
05/19 Bruneck, ITA – UFO Bruneck
05/20 Ljubljana, SLO – Gala Hala
05/21 Sarajevo, BOS – Dom Mladih
05/22 Sofia, BUL – RBF Club
05/24 Bucharest, ROM – Silverchurch
05/25 Timisoara, ROM – TBA
05/26 Zagreb, CRO – Mochavara
05/27 Mining, AUT – Metalfest 2011
05/28 Pratteln, SWI – Metalfest 2011
05/29 Dessau, GER – Metalfest 2011
05/31 Poznan, POL – Blue Note
06/01 Gdynia, POL – Ucho
06/02 Warszawa, POL – Progresja
06/03 Plzen, CZE – Metalfest 2011
06/04 Katowice, POL – Mega Club

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