KATAKLYSM: Track By Track Commentary Part 2

KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"
KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

Maurizio Iacono, vocalist of iconic Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM, recently gave us a track by track break down of the their new album Heaven’s Venom. The following is Part 2 of the commentary, which encompasses tracks 4 – 7 from the album.

Push the Venom”:

“One of my faves on the album for its simple in your face approach. The first video and single off the album. Aggressive with no compromise and you will be singing ‘Push the Venom’! This one deals with people who think they know you but they don’t and judge you for it with no merit.”

Hail the Renegade”:

“A more experimental KATAKLYSM on this song but again an undeniable KATAKLYSM approach. Song is straight forward with weird patterns and a bass solo that will blow your mind. Again some old KATAKLYSM here and a very cool JFK speech at the end. Song deals with the protecting our freedoms at any cost necessary and showing that this battle has been on going since the very beginning of civilization and still today.”

As the Walls Collapse”:

“This song is in the melodic haven where the intricate clashes the dark melodies. A very fist pumping song. I can see this one becoming a fan favorite very quickly. IRON MAIDEN would be proud. Song is about feeling imprisoned and having those walls around you and what it takes to bring them down.”

Numb & Intoxicated”:

“This is a mid paced melodic and chugging track. To the point Death metal with a crazy chorus riff that would make Zack Wylde bang his head. Song title says it all.”
KATAKLYSM, recently uploaded a new track entitled “Determined (Vows of Vengence)” to their Myspace page www.myspace.com/Kataklysm. The track comes from their new album Heaven’s Venom, which will be 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).

Pre-order Heaven’s Venom with or without an exclusive shirt design while supplies last at the following location store.nuclearblastusa.com/Search/kataklysm.

KATAKLYSM will commence shooting a video clip for the song “Push The Venom” this month with director Ivan Colic (TYPE O NEGATIVE, UNLEASHED, DEATHSTARS, EX DEO)  in Belgrade, Serbia.

Heaven’s Venom track listing:
1. A Soulless God
2. Determined (Vows of Vengeance)
3. Faith Made of Shrapnel
4. Push the Venom
5. Hail the Renegade
6. As the Walls Collapse
7. Numb & Intoxicated
8. At the Edge of the World
9. Suicide River
10. Blind Savior

KATAKLYSM, will join Ozzfest tour mates DEVILDRIVER on a full North American tour scheduled around their Ozzfest appearances this Summer!


08/10/10  Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

08/11/10  Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

08/12/10  Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ

08/14/10  San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA ç OZZFEST

08/17/10  First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park (Chicago), IL ç OZZFEST

08/18/10  Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY ç + SHADOWS FALL

08/19/10  First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown (Pittsburgh), PAç OZZFEST

08/20/10  Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NYç + KINGDOM OF SORROW

08/21/10  Comcast Theater – Hartford, CT ç OZZFEST

08/22/10  Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ ç OZZFEST

08/23/10  Recher Theater – Towson, MD

08/24/10  Comcast Center – Mansfield (Boston), MAç OZZFEST


08/25/10  Eleanor Rigby’s Bar & Nightclub – Jermyn, PA

08/26/10  London Music Hall – London, ON – CANADA
08/27/10  Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH

08/28/10  Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
08/29/10  Peabody’s Down Under – Cleveland, OH

08/30/10  Pop’s – St. Louis, MO ç KATAKLYSM HEADLINER

08/31/10  Scout Bar – Houston, TX

09/01/10  Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX

09/02/10  Trees – Dallas, TX

09/03/10  The Pavilion @ Concrete Street – Corpus Christi, TX

09/04/10  Dos Amigos – Odessa, TX

09/05/10  Jake’s – Lubbock, TX

09/06/10  The Marquee – Tulsa, OK ç KATAKLYSM HEADLINER

09/07/10  People’s Court – Des Moines, IA

09/08/10  The Rock – Maplewood, MN

09/09/10  Nutty’s North – Sioux Falls, SD ç KATAKLYSM HEADLINER

09/10/10  The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO ç + KITTIE

09/11/10  The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT ç+ KITTIE

09/13/10  Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

09/14/10  Berbati’s Pan – Portland, OR

09/15/10  The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA

Ozzfest 2010 will kick off on August 14 in San Bernardino (Ozzfest’s birthplace in 1996) and travel to Chicago, Illinois; Hartford, Connecticut; Camden, New Jersey; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Boston, Massachusetts.  Playing the Second Stage will be none other than Canada’s kings of northern hyperblast, KATAKLYSM.

Ozzfest 2010 Main Stage Acts


Ozzfest 2010 Second Stage Acts


For more information visit: www.myspace.com/Kataklysm



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