KATAKLYSM hot sauces “GHOST FIRE” and “GOD’S FURY”
Canadian powerhouse KATAKLYSM are set to release their twelfth studio album Of Ghosts And Gods on July 31st (Europe, UK, US) viaNuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has announced the release of the new KATAKLYSM hot sauces “GHOST FIRE” and “GOD’S FURY” together with the new album.
“What better way to celebrate a great new album with the release of KATAKLYSM’s own hot sauce,” states vocalist Maurizio Iacono“We believe that a beer in your hand, metal music for your listening pleasure and a bottle of hot sauce in your pocket to spice up any meal go hand in hand in the metal world. To commemorate the release of the bands anticipated new album Of Ghosts and Gods this summer, KATAKLYSM will release two powerful hot sauces. ‘GHOST FIRE’, made with ghost peppers to bring the extreme heat, and ‘GOD’S FURY’, a milder but hard hitting sauce made with garlic and habanero peppers. These hot sauces will be made available in limited quantities with the new album pre-order on the bands official website www.kataklysm.ca and will be available at concerts worldwide “
Canadian powerhouse KATAKLYSM are set to release their twelfth studio album Of Ghosts And Godson July 31st (Europe, UK, US) via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released a short video previewing music from the album and detailing their plan to release a video clip for every track on Of Ghosts And Gods, here: https://youtu.be/zeAtgH6zM2E
The artwork from KATAKLYSM‘s explosive new album was done by up-and-coming dark and macabre artist Surtsey(www.facebook.com/ocvltadesigns). The cover’s sinister artwork depicts the reality of humanity’s beautifully disturbing existence and its impending death through the mortal and the everlasting. The background shows an ancient incantation written in Aramaic.
Montreal based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM, took home the award for “Metal Artist/Group or Duo of the Year” at this year’s installment of the SiriusXM Indie Awards.Some of the other artist nominated this year in that category included BLOOD CEREMONY, GORGUTS, KENmode, and VOIVOD. “We are very pleased for this great honor,” commented the band. “KATAKLYSMremains one of the hardest working bands on the planet and we won’t change who we are ever. The future looks bright and winning this award puts a big smile on our face. The fans have spoken; thank you!” Read the rest of this entry »
Montreal based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM, have released the music video for their rendition of the SACRED REICH classic “The American Way”. The clip was shot by director Tommy Jones (TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, EX DEO), during their recent North American tour with Belgian gore-grinders ABORTED.
Montreal based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM, recently wrapped up a North American tour with Belgian gore-grinders ABORTED in support of their new album Waiting for the End to Come! Shortly before that run, vocalistMauricio Iacono sat down for an intimate artist profile interview. View part 3 of that segmenthere.
Veteran Canadian death metallers Kataklysm enter their third decade with a bruising, brand new 11th studio album, Waiting For The End To Come, and a pretty good head of steam that has been gathering slowly over the last few years. The band’s last album, 2010’s Heaven’s Venom, managed to crack the Billboard 200 for the first time, sneaking on at #196, and Kataklysm marked the first two decades of their career in 2012 with the aptly titled live/documentary CD/DVD Iron Will: 20 Years Determined. 2009 also saw the emergence of Ex Deo, a Gladiator-meets-death metal side project of Maurizio Iacono’s that blossomed into a full-blown band incorporating the rest of Kataklysm – guitarist Jean-François (JF) Dagenais, bassist Stephane Barbe and drummer Max Duhamel – and garnered a surprising amount of attention with their debut Romulus, which carried over to the follow-up Caligula in 2012.
Despite a recent bump in the road when Duhamel took leave of both bands to battle his alcoholism, Kataklysm barely missed a beat – so to speak – by hiring on Oli Beaudoin, who had performed a few shows in Duhamel’s stead in the past. Beaudoin was behind the kit for Waiting For The End To Come and most likely will stay there as the band tours on its behalf into the new year. During a recent phone interview, Dagenais offered his thoughts on the past, present and future of both Kataklysm and Ex Deo, the situation with Duhamel (who had left the band on two other occasions, for several-year periods), and what happens when “Northern Hyperblast” meets Southern hospitality.
Montreal based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM, in cooperation with Metal Hammer UK, have made the video clip for the song “Elevate” available for viewing here: http://goo.gl/mQYslw. The song comes from their upcoming album Waiting for the End to Come, which will be released on October 25th (Europe) and October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. You can now pre-order the album in various formats, with or without an exclusive shirt design, from the following location: http://goo.gl/182NBr
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 (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) will be featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of their new album, while the cover art by Peter Sallai (SABATON) will be featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions. Check out this previously released trailer previewing the Peter Sallai cover and new music here: http://youtu.be/8W3JtbVLGwA
The brand new tracks “Kill the Elite” and “Like Animals” are available for streaming here: http://goo.gl/XpHiyZ.
Montreal based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM, in cooperation with TheGauntlet.com, have made the brand new track “Like Animals” available for streaming here: http://goo.gl/cZYkih. The song comes from their highly anticipated upcoming release Waiting for the End to Come, which will be released on October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast.
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Imagine being surrounded by the friendliest 15,000 people who share the same passion for heavy metal music and lifestyle. Imagine a place where it is respectable to have beer for breakfast and drinking until you drop in an accomplishment. Imagine a festival where you can see over 100 heavy metal bands and pretty much none of them suck.
Ladies and gents, this ain’t no heavy metal fairytale!
This is Bloodstock Open Air – the greatest heavy metal music festival of our times. It’s a place where metal heads run free, headbang until their heads roll off, shout ‘SLAYEEER!’ and avoid shower for 4 days straight.
It just does not get any better than this.
Our Metal-Rules.com UK team were privileged to attend Bloodstock Open Air 2013 and see things for themselves…here’s a ‘little’ insight of what went down.
Montreal based death metal powerhouse, KATAKLYSM, have revealed the alternate cover art for their highly anticipated upcoming release Waiting for the End to Come. The artwork by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) will be featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of their new album, which will be released on October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast. The previously released cover by Peter Sallai (SABATON), 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.”
Max Duhamel, drummer of the Montreal based death metal powerhouse, KATAKLYSM, recently announced that he is taking a break from the band and won’t be performing on their new record. “I have been struggling with many personal issues the last year but lately, the main one has been alcohol,” commented Duhamel previously. “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 with drawls symptoms. I’ve also lost a lot of weight as some of noticed recently and I’m not in good shape.”
KATAKLYSM have released the following statement in response:
“We as a band of brothers stand by Max‘s decision to get better and to rise from his demons. We all have them; some of us try to hide them and pretend they don’t exist, some of us have the courage to confront them. Max has shown strength to fight his. We stand by him and hope that he returns home when he is ready. In the meanwhile, I want everyone to know for those who haven’t seen the Iron Will documentary that this band’s story is one of drama, pain and the long road to victory. We will practice what we preach on our album and we will come out swinging hard and strong with this new record. We will find a suitable replacement and we will announce him in the next few weeks. We will not disappoint any of you. We have read the messages of encouragements you have posted; we have the best fans. As the saying goes ‘the show must go on.’ Here’s a cool clip we found from Rocky that describes well what is to come from your veterans (http://youtu.be/dtjGvBnAxVE). ‘Horse power.’ See you soon.”
Montreal based death metal powerhouse, KATAKLYSM, have been quietly working on new material for the past several months for their long awaited follow-up to the highly successful Heaven’s Venom album. Heaven’s Venom was released on August 24th 2010 in North America and debuted at #196 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart, making it the band’s highest charting album and their biggest first week sales to date. This will now be the band’s longest stretch between records.
“Well it’s been a seriously busy ride since our last album Heaven’s Venom was released over 3 years ago,” commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono. “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.”
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 (SUFFOCATION, HATEBREED, ARSIS) Read the rest of this entry »
Montreal based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have made a posted a lyric video for their brand new track “The Iron Will” here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqUcC6CWm5o. The songs comes off their upcoming multidisc DVD entitled The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined, which can now be pre-ordered via the Nuclear Blast USA web shop.
The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined will be released on July 3rd and will feature a documentary and bonus CD materials. The set will depict the ups and downs of the band’s long, turbulent career, as well as footage of KATAKLYSM‘s performance at last year’s Summer Breeze festival, which took place August 18-20, 2011 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The cover art for the release was created by artist Colin Marks (ORIGIN, EXODUS, NEVERMORE) and can be viewed above. The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined Track Listing:
IRON WILL Part I
The Early Years 1991-2004
1. Let’s Start A Band 1991-1993
2. Signing to Nuclear Blast in 1994
3. Mexico in 1995
4. Max Leaves the Band
5. The Temple of Knowledge
6. The Reformation in 1997
7. Leaving NB in 1998
8. The Prophecy Returns to NB in 2000
9. EPIC 2001
10. In Shadows & Dust
11. Max Quits, Again
IRON Will Part II
The Rebirth 2004-2011
1. Serenity In Fire with Martin in 2004
2. Max Comes Back
3. In The Arms… 2006
4. Prevailing in 2008
5. 2010 Heaven’s Venom
7. Albano’s & Saverio
8. The World Tour
10. SPQR Rome
11. Touring with Kids
12. New Orleans
13. 2 Decades of Congrats
DVD II & CD I
ON FIRE AT SUMMER BREEZE
Live at Summer Breeze Open Air 2011
1. Determined (Vows Of Vengeance)
2. Taking The World By Storm
3. The Awakener
4. To Reign Again
5. Manipulator Of Souls
6. As I Slither
7. At The Edge Of The World
8. As My World Burns
9. Drum Solo
10. Blood On The Swans
11. Astral Empire
12. Feeling The Neverworld
13. The Orb Of Uncreation
14. In Shadows And Dust
15. Crippled And Broken
16. Push The Venom
BEST OF KATAKLYSM
1. Iron Will
2. Like Angels Weeping (The Dark)
3. Push The Venom
4. In Shadows And Dust
5. Manipulator Of Souls
6. Crippled And Broken
8. As I Slither
9. The Awakener
10. The Resurrected
11. Let Them Burn
12. At The Edge Of The World
13. Taking The World By Storm
14. Blood In Heaven
15. The Ambassador Of Pain
16. Where The Enemy Sleeps
17. The Road To Devastation
19. The Orb Of Uncreation
Check out the music video for the new single “Iron Will” on YouTube: http://youtu.be/KSs6Jp7X0uY. The track was recorded in Montreal, Canada with guitarist/producer Jean-François Dagenais and mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, BEHEMOTH, MNEMIC) in Denmark. “Iron Will” can also be streamed here: http://listn.to/kataklysm.
KATAKLYSM’snew album Heaven’s Venom was released on August 24th 2010 in North America and 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 Current Albums 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.
Heaven’s Venom was recorded by KATAKLYSM guitarist J-F Dagenais (MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, DARK TRANQUILLITY).