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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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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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Kataklysm Issues Album Update

Kataklysm has checked in with the following update about the artwork and formats for the band's upcoming album:

"Kataklysm will release two different incredible artworks for the new album 'Waiting For The End To Come' by two acclaimed artists, one by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Hatebreed) and the other by Peter Sallai (Sabaton) with different formats: CD, deluxe digipak, LP and including a return to a limited edition cassette format (just like back in the day)!

"We are anxious to release these new artworks to you guys, maybe next month? The new album is in mixing mode with producer Zeuss (Suffocation, Hatebreed, Soulfly, White Chapel). Looking like a promising year for the mighty Kataklysm and a return to pure power. A world tour is in the works."

The band also recently announced filming will commence in August for “a very ambitious & sick" video clip for the song "Elevate" from forthcoming concept album "Waiting For The End To Come." The album is due out in October, with further details forthcoming.

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Kataklsym Filming New Music Video

Kataklysm will film a new music video in Belgrade, Serbia next month with director Ivan Colic from iCode Productions (Ex Deo, Soilwork, Moonspell, etc.) whose previous work includes Kataklysm’s "Push The Venom" video and Ex Deo’s "Romulus" and "Final War (Battle Of Actium)" videos.

Filming will commence in August for “a very ambitious & sick" video clip for the song "Elevate" from Kataklysm’s forthcoming concept album "Waiting For The End To Come."

According to the band, the plan is to bring the viewers into a visual masterpiece of chaos, a chaos based around the ideals of death, the purpose of life, the human factor, and the semi-coma state that most people in this world exist in.

Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono states: "In a nutshell, we believe we wrote the most intense, intricate storyline for a video clip ever made in death metal and our genre. Big statement? Well, we’ve got big ideas and we need to put it to life with crazy visuals. We hired the man who has the balls and the artistic capacity to execute this task plus one of the best special FX teams in Europe to back him up. It's time to up the game. We’re back and we’re swinging hard."

Kataklysm's "Waiting For The End To Come" will be released worldwide this October.

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Bloodstock Adds More Bands To Festival Lineup

The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for this year's edition:

"Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce a whole batch of new additions for all three stages. There’s only seven weeks left to the most metal weekend of the year!! Have you got your tickets yet?!

"Opening Friday’s main stage, and fresh off the back of the release of ‘IV’, their first album in ten years, are British post metallers, Earthzone 9. The band are stoked to find their way to Catton Park’s hallowed ground, commenting 'Earthtone 9 have never played Bloodstock, so we could not be more excited! It's one of our only gigs this year, so we are truly going to make the most of it. There may well be some drinking!' You can pick up a free download of their single, ‘Horizon’s End’ at this location.

"On Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage, Sacred Mother Tongue get added. Having received huge plaudits for their second album, ‘Out of the Darkness’, and live shows, the Northampton based band are building quite the name for themselves. Check out the video for ‘A Light Will Shine’, here. More...

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Kataklysm Announces Temporary Drummer

After announcing that drummer Max Duhamel will be teaking a break from the band, Kataklysm has recruited ex-Neuraxis drummer Oli Beaudoin to record new album "Waiting For The End To Come," and to play the band’s upcoming shows starting on June 30th in Costa Rica.

“Oli played with Kataklysm before on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise last year and he did a phenomenal show,” commented guitarist J-F Dagenais. “He is extremely talented, focused and ready to do the job needed. Some of you might be familiar with him from his work with Neuraxis and session work with Keep of Kalessin and Belphegor. We are very happy to have him on board and he comes wit a thumbs up approval from Max as well. We have one hell of a ride in store for you with this new album so let it begin."

25.05. EXTREMEFEST (Germany ) with Max Duhamel
31.05. BEASTIVAL open air (Germany) with Max Duhamel
01.06. METALFEST CZECH REP. open air with Max Duhamel
14.06. D-TOX ROCKFEST (Canada) with Max Duhamel
30.06. SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA with Cannibal Corpse with Oli Beaudoin
09.08. – 10.08. BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (UK) with Oli Beaudoin

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Kataklysm Drummer Taking A Break From The Band

Max Duhamel, drummer of the Montreal based death metal powerhouse Kataklysm will be taking a break from the band, and won’t be performing on the upcoming new album. Max issued the following statement:

"Hello everyone, it is with an a extremely heavy heart that I announce today that I will not be performing on the new Kataklysm album, I have been struggling with many personal issues the last year but lately, the main one has been alcohol, it’s been affecting my body in a very negative way to the point that when I came home after the Ex Deo tour we just did, I tried to stop drinking for few days and it’s been very hard without having any withdrawl symptoms, I’ve also lost a lot of weight as some of noticed recently and I’m not in good shape...

"I've heard the new material my brothers have written and its truly incredible stuff , it’s really some of the best music the band has ever done but It’s going to be a very demanding album and my state of mind and body is not ready to confront this big task right now, I need to clean my body and my mind and come back focused to Kataklysm and I don’t know how long this will take.

"The guys have reached out to help in anyway they can which I can’t thank them enough. I’m truly blessed to have them as a family, so as I start my road to recovery I send this message to all of you and thank you for all the support, It’s time to take my life in my hands and take responsibility, I will not be attending the Juno Awardss ceremony in two weeks for Ex Deo nominations but I will close my contract with the shows in May that are left, Extremefest, Beastival in Germany and Metalfest Czech Rep will be my last shows until I’m ready again to come back in full form, you guys deserve the best of me. See you later."

The new album “Waiting for the End to Come” is tentatively scheduled for a late 2013 / early 2014 release. The album will be recorded by guitarist Jean Francois Dagenais and mixed by Zeuss.

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Kataklysm Reveals New Album Title

Kataklysm has revealed the name of band's impending new LP (and follow up to 2010's "Heaven's Venom") as "Waiting For The End To Come." The album is tentatively scheduled for late 2013 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Vocalist Maurizio Iacono commented: "Well it's been a seriously busy ride since our last album Heaven's Venom was released over 3 years ago. From a successful world headlining run, to Ozzfest, into a recap of our 20 years as band with the Iron Will DVD. We've been writing in a very humble fashion behind the scenes for the last six months. It's time to take KATAKLYSM to higher levels and dig deep into our capacities as musicians and songwriters. We know exactly what we have to do, that's why we have taken our time and why we’ll be taking most of the Summer to complete the new album. The record will deal lyrically with mortality and the purpose of ones being on this earth. The moment we are born we start to die. It’s a sort of deal we make with life, and with that I title the new KATAKLYSM album Waiting for the End to Come.”

The band is working with renowned producer/engineer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Hatebreed, Suffocation, All That Remains). More information on the release is expected soon.

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Ten More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2013

The organisers of Britain's, Bloodstock Open Air festival have announced a further ten bands for this year's edition of the event, including Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus and Death Angel, as well as 3 Inches Of Blood, Scar Symmetry, Dying Fetus, Xerath, Bloodbound, Vanderbuyst, Scarab and The Prophecy. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will be headlined by Slayer, King Diamond and Lamb of God.

King Diamond (Headliner)
Lamb Of God (Headliner)
Slayer (Headliner)
3 Inches Of Blood
Amorphis
Accept
Anthrax
Avantasia
Bloodbound
Dark Funeral
Death Angel
Devildriver
Dying Fetus
Ex Deo
Exodus
Firewind
Fozzy
Hell
Kataklysm
Municipal Waste
Negligence
The Prophecy
Scar Symmetry
Scarab
Vanderbuyst
Whitechapel
Xerath

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Kataklysm Enlists Zeuss To Mix New Album

Canadian extreme metallers Kataklysm have enlisted renowned producer/engineer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Hatebreed, Suffocation, All That Remains), to mix and master the band's forthcoming album, tentatively due in the fall. Commented Kataklysm vocalist Maurizio Iacono:

"It's time for Kataklysm to make a change and challenge ourselves a bit more when it comes trying out new sounds. I think it's healthy to explore other avenues at this stage in our career, and Zeuss has worked with some bands we really like such as Hatebreed and Suffocation. When it comes to full-blown power and making each instrument flow together in harmony, Zeuss is one of the top producers out there. We're confident he can deliver what the band is seeking to accomplish and the sound we want on the next album."

Added Zeuss: "I have been watching and listening to Kataklysm over the years and finally our paths will meet for their new record. I look forward to a new chapter in Kataklysm history."

As previously reported, Kataklysm guitarist and longtime producer Jean-François Dagenais (Malevolent Creation, Misery Index, Ex Deo) will once again helm the new record. The band is scheduled to enter JFD studio in Montreal and Dallas in June/July.

Further details on the follow-up album to 2010's "Heaven's Venom" (reviewed here), will be announced as they are made available.

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The "Big Teutonic 4" To Play Beastival 2013

Prepare to witness history being written right in front of your eyes – at the first Beastival festival in Geiselwind, Germany, that will take place from May 30th to June 1st, 2013.

The "Big Teutonic 4" – the legendary quartet of German thrash metal bands that shaped the European heavy metal scene – will share the same stage on the same evening. Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, and Tankdard will tear down the venue and thrash you into the ground at the Beastival 2013. Other confirmed bands include:

Sabaton
Wintersun
Kataklysm
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Korpiklaani

More bands are to be announced soon. Secure your tickets for this epic event at the Nuclear Blast web shop here. For further information, visit the festival's website.

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Slayer To Headline Bloodstock 2013

American thrash metal legends Slayer has been confirmed as the third and final headliner for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival in Derbyshire, England. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will also be headlined by King Diamond and Lamb of God. A statement from Slayer guitarist Kerry King reads: "Can't wait to hit the stage at Bloodstock! Metal Festival in England? Fuck yes!! It's going to be hell on earth and I'm looking forward to having a party with all my British friends."

The organisers of the festival added: "We are thrilled to announce that seminal thrash metal legends, SLAYER are confirmed as the third and final headliner for Bloodstock 2013. The Californian four-piece will close the Ronnie James Dio stage on Sunday night at Catton Park, bringing their face-melting, monster riffs to the metal hordes."

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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Metal Daze: The Metalcamp Diaries, Part II

... Continued from Part I...

TUESDAY 8/7

9… something… am. Or maybe it’s 10, or maybe I’m in Hell. All I know is that the sun has risen, transforming my tent into a “Bridge On The River Kwai” sweatbox and my sleeping bag into a dehydration cocoon. I’m marinating.

Cooking aromas. Eggs frying, a Mediterranean whiff of olive oil, the universal scent of black coffee. Subdued, slow-motion, hung-over camp chatter. An unfamiliar voice: “Mind if I drop in for a meet-and-greet?” Male, low and steady-pitched, Eastern European. Might as well get my ass moving and be social. Also, I’m starving again.

I peel away my constraints, fumbling, slippery, dazed. I unzip the door and gasp for breath. The open air feels cucumber-cool by comparison and prickles my skin.

With nature doing all the work around here, who needs an alarm clock? More...

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