KATAKLYSM have begun the long process of putting together elements for their upcoming 20th anniversary DVD. Titled THE IRON WILL: 20 Years Determined, this documentary will begin with the band’s inception in 1991 and tell the lasting story behind of one of the most important extreme musical exports in Canada’s short 143-year history. Director & producer Tommy Jones (Lamb Of God, Soilwork, Death Angel) will catch the band’s heartbeat on the road and to put the memories together. Expected release date is Spring 2011.
The DVD will also include interviews with a wide range of characters, including the band’s infamous first frontman Sylvain Houde, who sang on the first three KATAKLYSM albums: The Mystical Gate Of Reincarnation (1993), Sorcery (1996), and Temple Of Knowledge (1999).
A single and a video clip for the title track “The Iron Will” will be recorded this summer. The massive content of the DVD will include KATAKLYSM’s upcoming headlining show at Summer Breeze Open Air in Germany where the band will perform classics from all of its eleven releases.
KATAKLSYM frontman Maurizio Iacono shares:
“This is something that we are doing first for ourselves to look back at the long and hard road traveled and to be grateful that twenty years later, this band is stronger than ever and still means something in the music world. It’s an accomplishment to exist this long and this DVD is dedicated to our fans who solely kept us alive in this destructive and turbulent scene. I decided to scrap my book idea (it was taking way too long and time is of the essence) and instead tell our story on THE IRON WILL in detail to get things off my chest once and for all. We’ve been the underdogs for so long and looking back, this is a good a place to be.”
In North America, 2010’s Heaven’s Venom debuted at #7 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and at #196 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, making it the highest charting album of KATAKLYSM’s career. In Europe, Heaven’s Venom debuted at #32 in Germany, #35 in Austria, and #53 in Switzerland.
KATAKLYSM also holds the honor of being the first band to have their songs feature Rock Band’s new double bass drum pedal application, available now on Rock Band versions 2 and 3. Click on the following song titles to purchase them from the RockBand Network:
Watch the “Push The Venom” video by director Ivan Colic:
North American tour dates for KATAKLYSM’s headlining “Spread The Venom 2010-2011 World Tour“ with All Shall Perish, Decrepit Birth, Conducting From The Grave, and Abysmal Dawn 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, B.C. – CANADA
3/04 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
3/05 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
3/06 Branx – Portland, OR
3/07 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
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 Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH
3/19 Evening Star Music Hall – Niagara Falls, NY
3/20 Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
Visit KATAKLYSM online at www.SPREADTHEVENOM.com, www.facebook.com/KATAKLYSM, www.myspace.com/KATAKLYSM, Twitter.com/KATAKLYSMBAND, and on the band’s official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/kataklysmrocks.