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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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New Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

Metal fans looking for a little weekend head banging should pull out the drum sticks and unwrap the guitar cords because there's a storm of metal hitting the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition now has new tracks from Daath, Dirge Within, Kataklysm, Nachtmystium, Amberian Dawn, August Burns Red, Evile, Haste the Day, After the Burial, and Decrepit Birth. The complete list of newly added tracks, including the non-metal songs, is as follows:

Daath - "N.A.T.G.O.D."
Deception of a Ghost - "In Case You Forgot"
Dirge Within - "Forever the Martyr"
Hellfire Society - "Angel"
Kataklysm - "Numb & Intoxicated (2x Bass Pedal)"
Kataklysm - "At the Edge of the World"
Memphis May Fire - "Action/Adventure"
OK Go - "White Knuckles - The Big Robot Remix"
Sintonia Retro - "La Fórmula"
Sun Domingo - "Something Face"
Terra Terra Terra - "Transmission Lost"
Monte Casino - "All I Need"
Crush Luther - "We Are Kings"
Of Mice & Men - "Those in Glass Houses"
Attack Attack! - "Sexual Man Chocolate"
Judy Buendía y Los Impostores - "Rompecabezas"
Orange Avenue - "Just Refrain"
Victory in Numbers - "The King is Dead"
Freen in Green - "Nocturnal Wasteland (2x Bass Pedal)"
Octavio Suñé - "Caíamos"
Children of Nova - "The Fall of Aphonia"
Children of Nova - "We Collide"
Children of Nova - "Second Sight Blackout"
Affiance - "Call to the Warrior"
The Riptides - "Call Me"
Ween - "It's Gonna Be A Long Night"
Blackberry River Band - "Brand New Toy"
Nachtmystium - "Nightfall"
DoubleShot - "Livin' Right"
Silent Descent - "Beyond Grey (2x Bass Pedal)"
Mayday Parade - "Jamie All Over"
Amberian Dawn - "Sunrise"
Amberian Dawn - "Lullaby"
Amberian Dawn - "Morning Star"
Grieve for Tomorrow - "Beauty is Deceiving"
We Are The Illusion - "The Podium"
Graveyard BBQ - "Creamskull Boogie"
First Blood - "Enemy"
August Burns Red - "Marianas Trench"
August Burns Red - "Marianas Trench (2x Bass Pedal)"
Evile - "Hundred Wrathful Deities" More...

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Nuclear Blast Clips Vol. 1 Release Date Postponed

Nuclear Blast has announced that the forthcoming "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" DVD / Bluray compilation has been postponed to February 11th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:

1. Accept - Teutonic Terror
2. Sabaton – Uprising
3. Blind Guardian - A Voice In The Dark
4. Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
5. Immortal - All Shall Fall
6. Death Angel - Truce
7. Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
8. Sonic Syndicate - Turn It Up
9. Filter - The Inevitable Relapse
10. Soilwork - Deliverance Is Mine
11. Exodus - Downfall
12. Kataklysm - Push The Venom
13. Overkill - Bring Me The Night
14. Eluveitie - Thousandfold
15. Equilibrium - Der Ewige Sieg
16. Ex Deo - The Final War
17. Suicidal Angels - Beyond The Laws Of Church
18. Arsis - Forced To Rock
19. Mnemic - Diesel Uterus
20. Tarot - I Walk Forever
21. Indica - Islands Of Light
22. Callejon - Sommer, Liebe, Kokain
23. Scar Symmetry - The Iconoclast
24. Filter - No Love
25. All Ends - Generation Disgrace
26. Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
27. Decrepit Birth - The Resonance
28. Suffocation - Cataclysmic Purification
29. Nile - Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld
30. Behemoth - Alas, Lord Is Upon Me (censored) More...

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Kataklysm Checks In From The Road

The Neckbreaker's Ball tour kicked off last Friday and headlining act Kataklysm has posted the following statement:

"We are finally here in Europe to support our proud new album Heaven's Venom we are now in our fifth show of the Neckbreaker's ball tour and this has been an outstanding tour so far, all the bands are super cool and the package is killer! The fans have been insane and the shows packed including a sold out show in Berlin, the tour is on a strong debut and looking like Kataklysm most successful headliner to date… if you didn't get your ticket yet go get it and join us while we spread the venom through Europe!"

Remaining tour dates and show times can be found at this location.

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Kataklysm Adds New Song To Rock Band

Montreal based extreme metallers Kataklysm have uploaded another song to the Rock Band Network from their latest album "Heaven’s Venom." The track, “Numb & Intoxicated," is now available at this location and is compatible with the brand new double bass drum application.

"Determined (Vows Of Vengeance)," was recently the first song available for the game to feature Rock Band’s new double bass drum pedal application. This feature is now on Rock Band versions 2 and 3.

Kataklysm has the following upcoming tour dates with All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth, Conducting From The Grave, and Abysmal Dawn:

2/24 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
2/25 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
2/26 Harpo's - Detroit, MI
2/27 Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
2/28 Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB – Canada
3/02 Starlite - Edmonton, AB – Canada
3/03 Lake City Bowl - Kelowna, BC – Canada
3/04 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC – Canada
3/05 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
3/06 Branx - Portland, OR
3/07 Slim's - San Francisco, CA (No ABYSMAL DAWN)
3/08 The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
3/09 Soma - San Diego, CA
3/10 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
3/11 El Cien - Amarillo, TX
3/12 Ridglea Theatre - Ft. Worth, TX
3/13 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
3/15 State Theater - St Petersburg, FL
3/16 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
3/17 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
3/18 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
3/19 Evening Star Music Hall - Niagara Falls, NY
3/20 Club Soda – Montreal, QC – Canada

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Kataklysm Updates Tour Schedule

Montreal based extreme metallers Kataklysm have uploaded another song to the Rock Band Network from their latest album "Heaven’s Venom." The track, “Determined (Vows Of Vengeance)," also happens to be the first to feature Rock Band’s new double bass drum pedal application.

Kataklysm also recently announced, in cooperation with Decibel Magazine and SickDrummerMagazine.com, the North American leg of the “Spread the Venom 2010 – 2011 World Tour." Joining the band will be All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth, Conducting From The Grave, and Abysmal Dawn. These dates are part of a larger worldwide tour, that is expected to be the band's last before a break from touring. The upcoming North American dates are as follows:

2/24 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
2/25 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
2/26 Harpo's - Detroit, MI
2/27 Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
2/28 Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB – Canada
3/02 Starlite - Edmonton, AB – Canada
3/03 Lake City Bowl - Kelowna, BC – Canada
3/04 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC – Canada
3/05 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
3/06 Branx - Portland, OR
3/07 Slim's - San Francisco, CA (No ABYSMAL DAWN)
3/08 The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
3/09 Soma - San Diego, CA
3/10 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
3/11 El Cien - Amarillo, TX
3/12 Ridglea Theatre - Ft. Worth, TX
3/13 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
3/15 State Theater - St Petersburg, FL
3/16 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
3/17 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
3/18 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
3/19 Evening Star Music Hall - Niagara Falls, NY
3/20 Club Soda – Montreal, QC – Canada

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New Metal Songs Coming To The Rock Band Network

It's a big week for the Rock Band Network, with loads of new rock and metal songs hitting the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii platforms. The 360 edition recently saw new tracks from Kataklysm, Emmure, Comeback Kid, and Evansecence. The Wii is catching up to the other consoles, seeing songs from Emperor, Warpath, Evergreen Terrace, Graveyard BBQ, Death Angel, In This Moment, and Otep on December 21st. The complete list of newly added Rock Band Xbox 360 songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Don Johansen - "Unbound Soul"
Sabrosa Purr - "Fashion Kills"
Partially Poetic - "She's a Runaway"
Nonpoint - "Alive and Kicking"
Strayplay - "Vuvuzela Anthem"
Evanescence - "Going Under"
Michael John Ahern - "Drive"
Philip Franco - "Jam"
Rainbowdragoneyes - "Creatures ov Deception"
Comeback Kid - "Do Yourself A Favor"
The Word Alive - "The Hounds of Anubis"
Garage A Trois - "Rescue Spreaders"
Emmure - "10 Signs You Should Leave"
Blessthefall - "Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted"
Matt "Chainsaw" Chaney - "Donuts, Go Nuts!"
Kataklysm - "Determined (Vows of Vengeance) (2x Bass Pedal)"
BS (A. Whiteman) - "Swallow My Children"
Raven Quinn - "Catalyst"
Single White Infidel - "The History of Execution (featuring Bluefusion)"
Bojibian - "Hallway"
I Am King Tony - "Stereo Stereo"
Rain Dogs - "Fallen"
Fear of Water - "Firewall"
Driven By Entropy - "Escaping"
Woe, Is Me - "[&] Delinquents" More...

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Ex Deo Signs With Napalm Records

Canadian Roman-themed metal act Ex Deo has announced its signing with Napalm Records. The signing comes in time for the band to prepare its next full length album, titled "Caligula." Frontman Maurizio Iacono, also of Canadian death metal veterans Kataklysm, commented by saying:

"Today I'm excited to say that we have found a new home for the Roman legion of Ex Deo! We have parted ways amicably with our longtime friends at Nuclear Blast for the second album of Ex Deo. We needed to separate even more the two bands of Kataklysm and Ex Deo and we now have a new vision of soldiers behind Ex Deo and we have found this after a few months of talking to different labels with Napalm Records out of Austria, I've been dealing with them with a band I work with called Alestorm and they have done a fantastic and professional job. We look forward to releasing the anticipated second album, 'Caligula', with this new powerhouse and unleashing next year one of the most defiant albums metal has seen in ages."

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Kataklysm Issues Band Update

Canadian death metal veterans Kataklysm has posted the following video update online in which it discusses the band's 2011 plans including the release of a 20th anniversary DVD and the forthcoming world tour.

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Kataklysm Updates Tour Schedule

Kataklysm has updated its upcoming tour schedule for North America, South America, Europe, and South Africa. "In just about a month we will embark on Katakalysm's longest one way headlining stretch crossing four continents in nearly 20 years," commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono. "Heaven's Venom has been welcomed with open arms by fans and critics alike across the globe. As I mentioned before in interviews, Heaven’s Venom is a very personal, aggressive and dark Kataklysm album that hits home. We love this album and want to share its anger with our fans! We want to play places we have never been before and also revisit our loyal supporters while creating some new fans along the way. One thing we know, is that this will be the only time you will be able to see the band on this record or for a long time. So don’t say ‘I’ll catch them the next time’ because there might not be a next time. We are thinking of taking along break after this massive trek and who knows what will happen next. So if you are a fan of Kataklysm you have been called to duty!"

The upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Kataklysm Announces North American Headline Tour

Montreal death metal icons Kataklysm have revealed details regarding its upcoming headlining tour of North America. The band will play 23 shows across the continent with support coming from All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth, Conducting From The Grave and Abysmal Dawn. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

Feb. 24 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Feb. 25 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Feb. 26 - Harpo's - Detroit, MI
Feb. 27 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
Feb. 28 - Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB - Canada
Mar. 02 - Starlite - Edmonton, AB - Canada
Mar. 03 - Lake City Bowl - Kelowna, BC - Canada
Mar. 04 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC - Canada
Mar. 05 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Mar. 06 - Branx - Portland, OR
Mar. 07 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA (No ABYSMAL DAWN)
Mar. 08 - The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
Mar. 09 - Soma - San Diego, CA
Mar. 10 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 11 - El Cien - Amarillo, TX
Mar. 12 - Ridglea Theatre - Ft. Worth, TX
Mar. 13 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
Mar. 15 - State Theater - St Petersburg, FL
Mar. 16 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
Mar. 17 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Mar. 18 - Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
Mar. 19 - Evening Star Music Hall - Niagara Falls, NY
Mar. 20 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC - Canada

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Manegarm Announces Neck Breakers Ball Tour

Manegarm has issued the following announcement about performing on the Neck Breakers Ball tour 2011:

"The Swedish dragon ship Manegarm sets sail for Europe once again since the band will join the Neck Breakers Ball Tour 2011. 24 European cities will burn when we conquer Europe between 14/1 – 6/2 2011 together with other great metal acts such as Kataklysm, Legion of the damned, Equilibrium and Milking the goatmachine. Come and join us in the metal battle of the year!"

The currently announced dates are as follows:

14.01.2011 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall
15.01.2011 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
16.01.2011 DE - Berlin, K17
17.01.2011 DK - Aarhus, Voxhall
18.01.2011 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
19.01.2011 DE - Hannover, Musikzentrum
20.01.2011 DE - Lingen, Alter Schlachthof
21.01.2011 DE - Bochum, Matrix
22.01.2011 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
23.01.2011 NL - Haarlem, Patronaat
24.01.2011 UK - London, O2 Islington Academy
25.01.2011 FR - Paris, Trabendo
26.01.2011 CH - Pratteln, Z7
27.01.2011 AT - Innsbruck, Hafen
28.01.2011 AT - Wien, Gasometer
29.01.2011 AT - Linz, Posthof
30.01.2011 SK - Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
31.01.2011 AT - Graz, Ppc
01.02.2011 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp
02.02.2011 DE - Bad Arolsen, Outback
03.02.2011 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
04.02.2011 DE - Munich, Backstage
05.02.2011 BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
06.02.2011 NL - Tilburg, 013

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Ex Deo To Return in 2011 with "Caligula"

Kataklysm's Facebook page has announced that Ex Deo will return in late 2011 with their sophomore release entitled "Caligula," accompanying the announcement with these words: "I have existed from the morning of the world and I shall exist untilthe last star falls from the night. Although I have taken the form of Gaius Caligula, I am all men as I am no man and therefore I am a God."

When asked about Ex Deo in a recent interview, guitarist Jean-François replied: "We didn’t know for sure because for us it was really Maurizio’s project, so we did it out of passion for music and to do something different. When we saw the reaction to it and the amount of albums sold, the label certainly wanted us to record a second one. We thought about it and thought “Why not?” It works good, and we actually have a lot to say and more ideas to explore and we want to start working on another one."

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Riddare av Koden Added to Kataklysm Tour

Riddare av Koden has been added to Kataklysm's first-ever tour in South Africa in May 2011. Here are the dates for the Slaughter Camp Open Air Festival:

May 6th – 8th Johannesburg
May 13th – 15th Cape Town

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Kataklysm To Headline "Neckbreaker's Ball" Tour

Montreal death metal icons Kataklysm has revealed details regarding the its upcoming headlining tour of Europe. The tour, named "The Neckbreaker's Ball," will run between January 14, 2011 and February 6th. Support on the tour will come from Equilibrium, Legion of the Damned, Manegarm and Milking the Goatmachine.

Kataklysm European tour dates:
Jan. 14 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall
Jan. 15 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
Jan. 16 - Berlin, Germany - K17
Jan. 17 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
Jan. 18 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Jan. 19 - Hannover, Germany - Musikzentrum
Jan. 20 - Lingen, Germany - Alter Schlachthof
Jan. 21 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
Jan. 22 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
Jan. 23 - Haarlem, Netherlands - Patronaat
Jan. 24 - Rennes, France - Antipode
Jan. 25 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
Jan. 26 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Jan. 27 - Innsbruck, Austria - Hafen
Jan. 28 - Wien, Austria - Gasometer
Jan. 29 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
Jan. 30 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic Music Club
Jan. 31 - Graz, Austria - Ppc
Feb. 01 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Feb. 02 - Bad Arolsen, Germany - Outback
Feb. 03 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
Feb. 04 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Feb. 05 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Hof Ter Loo
Feb. 06 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013

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Kataklysm Uploads New Weibsode

Montreal based extreme metallers Kataklysm have uploaded a new edition in their online webisode series. The video contains footage of the the band answering questions submitted by fans, performing at the Heavy MTL festival, playing Ozzfest and celebrating Maurizio Iacono's birthday.

The video can be viewed below:

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Kataklysm Announces First South African Dates

Montreal based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have announced their first ever performances in South Africa. Vocalist Maurizio Iacono commented:

"This is truly a highlight in KATAKLYSM's career! To be given the chance to go across the world where very few metal bands have had the privilege to play. We are proud to announce our arrival to South Africa for our first time ever and we promise you a journey to remember. See you soon!"

Slaughter Camp Open Air Festival Dates:

May 6th – 8th Johannesburg
May 13th – 15th Cape Town

"Heaven’s Venom" (reviewed here) was released on August 13th in Europe and August 24th in North America. The follow-up to 2008’s "Prevail," was recorded by KATAKLYSM guitarist J-F Dagenais (MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, DARK TRANQUILLITY).

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Kataklysm Announces New Album Chart Positions

"Heaven's Venom," the new album from Montreal based extreme metallers Kataklysm, sold around 2,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 7 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart and #196 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it the bands highest charting album and their biggest first week sales to date. Heatseekers lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

"On behalf of Kataklysm thank you for buying the album and keeping the support strong,” commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono. “We are close to two decades now since we started this band and now we are charting our highest positions ever, and in the US finally as well! Again, a sincere thank you!”

The "Heaven’s Venom" chart positions are as follows:

Austria #32
Germany #35
Switzerland # 53
USA # 196

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Kataklysm Comments On Ozzfest 2010 Experience

Montreal based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM recently wrapped up their first ever run of Ozzfest tour dates. Vocalist Maurizio Iacono recently commented on the band's experience playing the U.S.’ biggest traveling metal festival:

"We didn't know what to expect going into Ozzfest. Already being invited was an amazing moment for us but we did our thing and it was monstrous! Kids were going crazy and we couldn’t have been more happy. I don’t know why it took over 15 years for someone to give us a real chance here but I want to give a big thank you to John Fenton, Sharon Osborne and everyone from Ozzfest camp for this opportunity. We stood strong and made loads of new fans! Now we’re going to continue on our quest across the US with DEVILDRIVER and KITTIE for the next three weeks. Hope to see all you fuckers out there! Heaven's Venom just came out yesterday in America so go get it and come check us out live. The new tracks are shredding!"

"Heaven’s Venom" was released on August 13th in Europe and August 24th in North America. The follow-up to 2008’s "Prevail" was recorded by KATAKLYSM guitarist J-F Dagenais (MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, DARK TRANQUILLITY).

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Kataklysm Releases "Push The Venom" Video

French-Canadian death metal icons Kataklysm have released the first music video from thier new album for the track "Push the Venom." "Push the Venom" is included on the band's upcoming studio album "Heaven's Venom" which is due for release on August 24th, 2010 through Nuclear Blast Records. The video was directed by Ivan Colic.

You can view the video below:

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Kataklysm Posts Third Track-By-Track Breakdown

Vocalist Maurizio Iacono of Canadian metal act Kataklysm has posted the third part in a track-by-track breakdown of the band's new album "Heaven’s Venom." Maurizio's description of the songs can be found below. "Heaven's Venom" is set to be released on August 13th in Europe and August 24th in North America.

“At the Edge of the World”: “Forget IN FLAMES and AT THE GATES! This song rivals the best of them in the melodic thrash area. This song will make many heads turn I think. Unleash your anger and bang your head! For when you feel like your suffocating and you’re at your breaking point. Standing at the edge of the world; will you jump or survive?”

“Suicide River”: “The most dark, melodic and dramatic song on the album. A gut gripping and very intense song, fast and mid paced without taking a breath. Deals with suicide and how easy it is to take that route versus living in this fucked up world.”

“Blind Savior”: “The slow finale. A very atmospheric song with a sharp edge. A sing along song it will make you think. Rivals are best slow songs like “Road to Devastation”. Song deals with questioning God and faith. Questions what you can’t see.

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