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!”
KATAKLYSM Heaven’s Venom Chart Positions:
SWITZERLAND # 53
USA # 196
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).
KATAKLYSM recently shot a video clip for the song “Push The Venom” with director Ivan Colic (TYPE O NEGATIVE, UNLEASHED, DEATHSTARS, EX DEO) in Belgrade, Serbia. The clip can be viewed here:
Order Heaven’s Venom with or without an exclusive shirt design while supplies last at the following location store.nuclearblastusa.com/Search/kataklysm.
KATAKLYSM recently wrapped up their first ever run of Ozzfest tour dates and are currently on tour with DEVILDRIVER!
DEVILDRIVER, KATAKLYSM, KITTIE, MISERY
09/01/10 Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX ç+ KITTIE
09/02/10 Trees – Dallas, TX ç+ KITTIE
09/03/10 The Pavilion @ Concrete Street – Corpus Christi, TX
09/04/10 Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
09/05/10 Dos Amigos – Odessa, TX ç+ KITTIE
09/06/10 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK ç KATAKLYSM HEADLINER
09/07/10 People’s Court – Des Moines, IA
09/08/10 Robert’s Off 10 – Mounds View, 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 In The Venue – 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
09/16/10 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
For more information visit: www.myspace.com/Kataklysm