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KATAKLYSM: South African Tour Dates Announced

September 8th, 2010
KATAKLYSM: South African Tour Dates Announced

KATAKLYSM: South African Tour Dates Announced

Montreal based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM are proud to announce their first ever performances in South Africa! Vocalist Maurizio Iacono commented:

“This is truly a highlight in KATAKLYSM‘s career! To be given the chance to go across the world where very few metal bands have had the privilege to play. We are proud to announce our arrival to South Africa for our first time ever and we promise you a journey to remember. See you soon!”

Slaughter Camp Open Air Festival Dates
May 6th – 8th Johannesburg
May 13th – 15th Cape Town

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlUNc8vA1Tg.

Order Heaven’s Venom with or without an exclusive shirt design while supplies last at the following location http://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

09/08/10  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

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KATAKLYSM: “Heaven’s Venom” Chart Positions Revealed

September 2nd, 2010

KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

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:

AUSTRIA #32

GERMANY #35

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).

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KATAKLYSM – Comments on Ozzfest Tour Experience

August 25th, 2010
KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

Montreal based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM recently wrapped up their first ever run of Ozzfest tour dates! Vocalist Maurizio Iacono recently commented on the bands experience playing the U.S.’ biggest traveling metal festival:

“We didn’t know what to expect going into Ozzfest . Already being invited was an amazing moment for us but we did our thing and it was monstrous! Kids were going crazy and we couldn’t have been more happy. I don’t know why it took over 15 years for someone to give us  a real  chance here but I want to give a big thank you to John Fenton, Sharon Osborne and everyone from Ozzfest camp for this opportunity. We stood strong and made loads of new fans! Now we’re going to continue on our quest across the US with DEVILDRIVER and KITTIE for the next three weeks. Hope to see all you fuckers out there! Heaven’s Venom just came out yesterday in America so go get it and  come check us out live. The new tracks are shredding!”

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KATAKLYSM: “Push The Venom” Video Clip Online

August 13th, 2010
KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

Iconic Montreal based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have made the video clip for the song “Push The Venom” available for viewing here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlUNc8vA1Tg. The track comes off 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).

Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: “After the crazy videos we did with EX DEO it was only natural for us to upgrade the KATAKLYSM visuals as well. We decided to try to recreate the underworld fantasy atmosphere depicted in the artwork with some great visual effects. The song is about surviving the judgment that others cast upon you, and that which is important and feels right to you. Spread your venom and not the lies of your

enemies! Ivan did another fantastic job and we are super happy with it

and hopefully you guys dig it too. See you on tour!”
Pre-order Heaven’s Venom with or without an exclusive shirt design while supplies last at the following location http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Search/kataklysm.


KATAKLYSM
recently shot 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

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KATAKLYSM: Track By Track Commentary Part 3

August 11th, 2010

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 8 – 10 from the album.

At the Edge of the World”:

“Forget IN FLAMES and AT THE GATES! This song rivals the best of them in the melodic thrash area. This song will make many heads turn I think. Unleash your anger and bang your head! For when you feel like your suffocating and you’re at your breaking point. Standing at the edge of the world; will you jump or survive?”

Suicide River”:

“The most dark, melodic and dramatic song on the album. A gut gripping and very intense song, fast and mid paced without taking a breath. Deals with suicide and how easy it is to take that route versus living in this fucked up world.”

Blind Savior”:

“The slow finale. A very atmospheric song with a sharp edge. A sing along song it will make you think. Rivals are best slow songs like “Road to Devastation”. Song deals with questioning God and faith. Questions what you can’t see.”

KATAKLYSM have made their new album Heaven’s Venom available for streaming in it’s entirety on their Myspace page www.myspace.com/Kataklysm. Heaven’s Venom 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 http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Search/kataklysm.

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KATAKLYSM: New Album Available For Streaming

August 6th, 2010
KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have made their new album Heaven’s Venom available for streaming in it’s entirety on their Myspace page www.myspace.com/Kataklysm. Heaven’s Venom 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).

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.

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



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

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KATAKLYSM: Track By Track Commentary Part 2

August 4th, 2010

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.”
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KATAKLYSM: New Song Posted Online

July 13th, 2010
KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM, have 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).

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!

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KATAKLYSM: Tour W/ DEVILDRIVER Announced

July 8th, 2010

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

“With the release of Heaven’s Venom coming in the next few weeks we’re going to start the touring campaign with a bang,” commented KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono. “First with the almighty Ozzfest and then we’re going to keep the metal flow by joining DEVILDRIVER for a full coast to coast North American tour! Last time we toured together it was a bombastic combo so we’re excited to do this once more. The new album is tailored for the live setting and the assault will be deadly. See you fuckers there!”

DEVILDRIVER, KATAKLYSM, SKELETONWITCH, SAVIOURS

08/10/10  Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

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

08/12/10  Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ

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

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

08/23/10  Recher Theater – Towson, MD

DEVILDRIVER, KATAKLYSM, MISERY

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

08/31/10  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

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

09/10/10  The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

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

09/13/10  Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

09/15/10  The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA

09/16/10  The Key Club – Hollywood, CA

KATAKLYSM will premiere a brand new track from their new album Heaven’s Venom on July 12th via their Myspace page (www.myspace.com/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. 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).

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

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
OZZY OSBOURNE
MÖTLEY CRÜE
HALFORD
DEVILDRIVER
NONPOINT

Ozzfest 2010 Second Stage Acts
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
DROWNING POOL
KINGDOM OF SORROW
KATAKLYSM

GOATWHORE
SKELETONWITCH
SAVIOURS

Ozzfest 2010 Dates

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

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

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

08/21/10  Comcast Theater – Hartford, CT

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

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

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

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KATAKLYSM: Shoot “Push The Venom” Video

June 23rd, 2010

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

“It wasn’t a hard decision for us to choose who will do the next KATAKLYSM video. As some of you know we’ve released some of the craziest videos lately with our other band EX DEO. So we decided to give KATAKLYSM a visual masterpiece as well and hire Ivan Colic once again to direct and produce the new clip for the song ‘Push The Venom’. It’s a hard hitting track with lots of anger and power and I’m positive Ivan will give it justice. We will shoot the video right after completing the EX DEO tour in Europe in mid July, so stand by for its premier in August!”

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
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KATAKLYSM: “Heaven’s Venom” Track Listing Revealed

June 17th, 2010
KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have revealed the track listing for their new album Heaven’s Venom, which will be released on August 20th 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).

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

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

OZZY OSBOURNE

MÖTLEY CRÜE

HALFORD

DEVILDRIVER

NONPOINT

Ozzfest 2010 Second Stage Acts

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

DROWNING POOL

KINGDOM OF SORROW

KATAKLYSM

GOATWHORE

SKELETONWITCH

SAVIOURS

Ozzfest 2010 Dates

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

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

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

08/21/10 Comcast Theater – Hartford, CT

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

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

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

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KATAKLYSM: “Heaven’s Venom” Artwork Unveiled!

June 14th, 2010
KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

KATAKLYSM: "Heaven's Venom"

Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have unveiled the artwork (attached) for their new album Heaven’s Venom, which will be released on August 20th 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).

Some tentative song titles appearing on the album include “Soul Made of Shrapnel”, “Blind Savior”, “Hail the Renegade” and “Push the Venom”.

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

OZZY OSBOURNE

MÖTLEY CRÜE

HALFORD

DEVILDRIVER

NONPOINT

Ozzfest 2010 Second Stage Acts

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

DROWNING POOL

KINGDOM OF SORROW

KATAKLYSM

GOATWHORE

SKELETONWITCH

SAVIOURS

Ozzfest 2010 Dates

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

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

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

08/21/10 Comcast Theater – Hartford, CT

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

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

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

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MetalCamp 2009 – Tolmin, Slovenia, 02/07/2009 – 08/07/2009

September 17th, 2009

Metal Camp 2009

Tolmin, Slovenia

2 July – 8 July 2009

All live pics by HannTu and Arto Lehtinen

Other pics by HannTu, Arto Lehtinen and Trease

Reviews by HannTu, Trease, Arto Lehtinen and Terry Douglas

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For the first time ever, Metal-Rules brings you coverage of the one and only true metal holiday in the world: Metal Camp in Slovenia. Be warned, there’s pages and pages of reviews, press conferences and especially tons of high quality pictures ahead; but what can you expect from a week long festival of sheer awesomeness? Read on, if you dare…



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Bloodstock Open Air 2008

October 17th, 2008
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All pics and words by HannTu

(except where noted)


For an introduction to what Bloodstock Open Air is all about, check out my preview of it here. Suffice it to say that BOA is the only proper UK outdoor metal festival that is devoted to true metal of all genres. This would be the first time I was making the trip up to the Midlands to cover this amazing festival.

Reaching there late Thursday night, we set up camp and went off to explore. BOA has one of the most random things I’d expect at a metal festival: a shisha tent! Armed with a 1.5 litre bottle of JD and two bongs of shisha, we spent the night there meeting weird and crazy people (Frida from Sweden, if you’re reading this, get in touch!). After a disgusting fry-up at the All-Day Breakfast bar, I went off to bed to catch some shut-eye before Friday’s bands. Good start to BOA!

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Kataklysm – Guitarist J-F (Jean-Francois Dagenais)

July 9th, 2008

Kataklysm – Guitarist J-F (Jean-Francois Dagenais)

Interviewed on July 8th, 2008 by EvilG

Questions by EvilG and Lord of the Wasteland

J-F from KATAKLYSM

 

At the beginning of the 90’s a band emerged from Quebec, Canada with the often quoted goal of many a young band – “to be the heaviest and fastest band ever”! After pretty much attaining that goal, and maturing, they realized what would create longevity would be their song writing. Over the years the band’s sound evolved while still maintaining elements of their “northern hyperblast” along with more grooving and thrashy material.

Still unarguably an extreme metal band, Kataklysm unleashed their latest album PREVAIL in May of 2008. I spoke with the band’s guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais (or as he referred to himself as “J-F”) about the bands current Summer Slaughter tour which is making it’s way around North America. We also touched on the Montreal Québec scene which has spawned many a great metal band, selling out, his “love” of show-off guitar solos (ha), etc.

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