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KATAKLYSM – WAITING FOR THE END TO COME PART 1: EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music history with tags , , , , , on August 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Northern hyperblast kings KATAKLYSM from Canada know one thing for sure: to stay in the game you have to work hard continuously!

So these guys keep releasing awe-inspiring extreme metal albums regularly and seem to be on the road pretty much the rest of the time.

After the release of their latest studio album “Heaven’s Venom” (2010) and the massive anniversary live package “Iron will” (2012), their highly anticipated new record “Waiting for the end to come” will see the light of day on October 25, 2013 and it’s surely going to butcher the competition, once again.

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Above: Eliran Kantor cover artwork

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Above: Peter Sallai cover artwork

KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais helmed the production of this upcoming masterpiece of brutality and melody once more, while legend Zeuss (SUFFOCATION, HATEBREED and many more) took care of the mixing. The artwork by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) will be featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of their new album and the cover by Peter Sallai, who is known for his artworks done for SABATON, will be featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions.

Check out this trailer previewing Peter Sallai´s cover and some brand new KATAKLYSM tunes below:

And KATAKLYSM wouldn’t be KATAKLYSM if they hadn’t already mapped out the next tour – they`ll embark on a European headlining run in January and February 2014 which marks their first tour on the old continent in almost 3 years, so all fans better buckle-up for this full-blown Death Metal onslaught which is about to gut Europe.

“It’s been almost three years since our last club tour in Europe and we are so excited to come back and blow off the roof of every club next January & February. We’ve built an album that will stand the test time and will need many headbangers, body surfers and mosh pits to give it justice and we are building a special show that you will never forget. This time, after almost a decade we have decided to tour the UK as well, after seeing the reactions at this years Bloodstock Open Air. There’s no doubt it’s time to come destroy. Raise your pints!” – Maurizio Iacono/KATAKLYSM

Supporting them will be Brazilian Death Metal veterans KRISIUN, who are working on their new and yet untitled album. FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are also part of the billing and pose a special treat for sure! They mix brutal tech death with symphonic, opera-like arrangements. Their third album “Labyrinth” just came out.

WAITING FOR THE END TO COME PART 1: EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Presented by Metal Hammer, Legacy, Musix, Noizeletter, Metal.de, Metallian, BLAST!

KATAKLYSM – KRISIUN – FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

09.01.2014 DE Berlin, C-Cub

10.01.2014 DE Glauchau, Alte Spinnerei

11.01.2014 DE Essen, Turock

12.01.2014 NL Leeuwarden, Romein

13.01.2014 UK London, Underworld

14.01.2014 UK Manchester, Sound Control

15.01.2014 UK Glasgow, Classic Grand

16.01.2014 IE Belfast, Voodoo

17.01.2014 IE Dublin, The Pint

18.01.2014 UK Bristol, Bierkeller

19.01.2014 BE Vosselaar, Biebob

20.01.2014 FR Paris, Divan Du Monde

21.01.2014 FR Toulouse, Dynamo

23.01.2014 ES Madrid, Caracol

24.01.2014 ES Valencia, Sala Fussion

25.01.2014 ES Barcelona, Razmatazz 2

26.01.2014 FR Luynes, Korrigan

27.01.2014 CH Pratteln, Z 7

28.01.2014 DE Lindau, Vaudeville

29.01.2014 IT Bruneck, Ufo

30.01.2014 SI Ljubljana, Gala Hala

31.01.2014 AT Wörgl, Komma

01.02.2014 HU Budapest, Dürer Kert

02.02.2014 CZ Prag, Club Matrix

03.02.2014 AT Vienna, Szene

04.02.2014 SK Bratislava, Majestic Music Club

05.02.2014 PL Krakow, Kwadrat

06.02.2014 PL Warsaw, Proxima

07.02.2014 PL Szczecin, Heya Club

08.02.2014 DE Hamburg, Markthalle

09.02.2014 DK Aarhus, Voxhall

10.02.2014 DK Copenhagen, Pumpehuset

11.02.2014 DE Hannover, Musikzentrum

12.02.2014 DE Frankfurt, Batschkapp

13.02.2014 DE Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik

14.02.2014 DE Geiselwind, Music Hall

15.02.2014 DE München, Backstage

KATAKLYSM IRON WILL (Official Video):

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For More Info On KATAKLYSM:

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http://www.twitter.com/kataklysmband

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LONG LIVE KATAKLYSM.

Stone.

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KATAKLYSM “Waiting For The End To Come” – Multiple Album Artwork Info Revealed!

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, melodic death metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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KATAKLYSM – The 11th studio album, Waiting For The End To Come, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada’s KATKALYSM, will be released in North America, on October 29th, via Nuclear Blast. The ever legendary Death Metal pack of KATAKLYSM have historically been known for their incredible album cover artwork; Waiting For The End To Come is no different!

There will be 2 album cover versions for Waiting For The End To Come. Read below about both album covers and what they truly depict, as spoken from KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono. Metal be thy name!

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As reported on the Facebook page of KATAKLYSM:

Set your eyes on the CD and Limited Cassette main artwork for WAITING FOR THE END TO COME from Peter Sallai!

“The album art depicts a child which represents innocence in humanity, covered in dirt and blood from life’s experiences. In front of him, his death represented by a reaper who comes to claim his soul for the afterlife, or the abyss. It’s open to the fans to decide with their own beliefs. In the end this is the transition between life & death.” – Maurizio Iacono (vocalist – KATAKLYSM)

…And below is the alternate album cover art! Read all about this cover image (below), via Nuclear Blast! Whoa!

Kataklysm - Waiting For The End To Come - alternate cover promo pic

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.”

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KATAKLYSM:

Maurizio Iacono (Vocals)

Jean-Francois Dagenais (Guitar)

Stephane Barbe (Bass)

Oli Beaudoin (Drums)

Kataklysm - Tribal Sun - Logo - B&W

* For More Info On KATAKLYSM:

http://www.facebook.com/kataklysm

http://www.twitter.com/kataklysmband

http://bit.ly/lpironwill

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LONG LIVE KATAKLYSM.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

KATAKLYSM – TO TOUR AUSTRALIA IN DECEMBER

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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KATAKLYSM – Attacking like a furious blizzard from the great white north, Canada’s powerhouse purveyors of Extreme Death Metal KATAKLYSM have laid waste to all in their path for 22 years and are still hammering ahead with a violent intensity that is unmatched by many of their contemporaries and they are making their long-awaited return to Australia in December!

Boasting trademark elements in their sound such as brutal blastbeats, earth-shaking grooves, ballsy riffage and a venomous vocal attack, KATAKLYSM give every ounce of their sweat, blood and tears in their live performances that leave all who attend their shows in pure disbelief at what they have just witnessed.

So, prepare to be crippled and broken on the road to devastation as the masters of the Northern Hyperblast take Australia by storm in December!

Presented by Metropolis Touring and Tombowler.

04.12. AUS Brisbane – Crowbar

05.12. AUS Adelaide – Fowlers Live

06.12. AUS Melbourne – Corner Hotel

07.12. AUS Sydney – Manning Bar

08.12. AUS Perth – Rosemount Hotel

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

For more info on KATAKLYSM, click on links below!

Facebook: Kataklysm

http://www.twitter.com/kataklysmband

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LONG LIVE KATAKLYSM.

Stone.

KATAKLYSM – DRUMMER MAX DUHAMEL FORCED TO TAKE A BREAK

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, drummers, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 16, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Max Duhamel, drummer of the Montreal based Death Metal powerhouse, KATAKLYSM, is forced to take a break. He also won’t be performing on the new KATAKLYSM album.

Max has just released this official statement:

“Hello everyone, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I announce today that I will not be performing on the new KATAKLYSM album, I have been struggling with many personal issues the last year but lately, the main one has been alcohol, 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 withdrawals symptoms, I’ve also lost a lot of weight as some of you noticed recently and I’m not in good shape.

I’ve heard the new material my brothers have written and its truly incredible stuff, it’s really some of the best music the band has ever done but It’s going to be a very demanding album and my state of mind and body is not ready to confront this big task right now, I need to clean my body and my mind and come back focused to Kataklysm and I don’t know how long this will take…, the guys have reached out to help in any way they can which I can’t thank them enough.. I’m truely blessed to have them as a family, so as I start my road to recovery I send this message to all of you and thank you for all the support, It’s time to take my life in my hands and take responsibility, I will not be attending the JUNO AWARDS ceremony in two weeks for EX DEO nominations but i will close my contract with the shows in MAY that are left, EXTREMEFEST, BEASTIVAL in Germany and METALFEST CZECH REP. will be my last shows until I’m ready again to come back in full form, you guys deserve the best of me… see you later.” MAX

The new album 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).

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The Band Responds:

“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 bands story is one of drama, pain and the long road to victory.

We will practice what we preach on our albums, we will come out swinging hard and strong with this new album, 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.. and in these classic words “the show must go on”… here’s a cool clip we found from Rocky that describes well what is to come from your veterans “Horse power” see you soon Maurizio, J-f , Steph

Check it out :

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

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(Sources: Nuclear Blast & facebook: Kataklysm)

For more info on KATAKLYSM, click on the links below!

http://www.facebook.com/kataklysm

http://www.twitter.com/kataklysmband

http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

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LONG LIVE MAX DUHAMEL.

STAY COURAGEOUS & STRONG, MAX.

LONG LIVE KATAKLYSM.

Stone.

KATAKLYSM – ALBUM TITLE ANNOUNCED!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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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.

“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)

As previously reported, KATAKLYSM guitarist and longtime producer Jean-François Dagenais (MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX, DESPISED ICON, EX DEO) will once again helm the new record. The band is scheduled to enter JFD studio in Montreal and Dallas in June/July.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

For more info on KATAKLYSM, click on the links below!

http://www.facebook.com/kataklysm

http://www.twitter.com/kataklysmband

http://www.youtube.com/user/kataklysmrocks

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LONG LIVE KATAKLYSM.

Stone.

KATAKLYSM – “Iron Will: Twenty Years Determined” Hits The German Charts!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal albums, Heavy Metal, melodic death metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 17, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

The ultimate KATAKLYSM 2DVD/2CD package Iron Will: Twenty Years Determined hit the German Charts on position #98! The release is a retrospective swollen with pride, a live all-inclusive-package and an in-depth gift to all of the band’s faithful followers. A true all-round carefree package.

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Maurizio Iacono comment: “We did this DVD with no expectations. Our little story immortalized with the luck of a label that would support it, I guess our great fans in our second home Germany have shown their love and brought a DVD release into the Top 100 album charts of the country. This is very unusual and we are very humbled by it, thank you!”

Get your copy here:
http://www.nuclearblast.de/suche/kataklysm

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(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

For more info on KATAKLYSM, click on the links below!

http://www.facebook.com/kataklysm

http://www.twitter.com/kataklysmband

http://www.youtube.com/user/kataklysmrocks

LONG LIVE KATAKLYSM.

Stone.

MORBID ANGEL To Headline SPREAD THE METAL FEST; More Bands Announced To Lineup

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Halifax based Spread The Metal Festival, whose goal is to raise $100,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada with 100% of ticket revenues, is proud to announce headliners Morbid Angel, along with Blackguard, Cryptopsy and Last Call Chernobyl as the next batch of bands added to the line up to support the festival charity fundraiser.

“Spread the Metal Records has lofty ambitions for this festival and as it grows each year, I want to prove that the label is as committed to philanthropy as we are to releasing phenomenal records. We take on the responsibility to help those who cannot help themselves, and this festival has the power to help a lot of people, year after year.” – Matt Day STM owner and festival organizer commented.

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Tickets available at the Halifax Forum or by phone at 1-888-311-9090 and online www.ticketpro.ca

Event Link – https://www.facebook.com/events/190001607777740/

JULY 5TH:

Answer With Metal – 12pm – http://www.facebook.com/#!/answerwithmetal

Last Call Chernobyl – 1pm

Dischord – 2pm

Hallows Die – 3:15pm

Descend – 4:30pm

Fallen Joy – 6pm

BLACKGUARD – 7:30pm

KATAKLYSM – 9:15pm

JULY 6TH:

Cry Oh Crisis – 12pm

Strigampire – 1pm

Death Valley Driver – 2pm

Crimson Shadows – 3:15pm

Blasphemy Reborn – 4:30pm

Black Moor – 6pm

CRYPTOPSY – 7:30pm

MORBID ANGEL – 9:15pm

ABOUT: Spread The Metal Fest was inspired by STM Records owner Matt Day, whom previously worked for HSF as a volunteer and decided it was time to give back to the community and help an organization and cause that promotes awareness of heart disease along with financial support.

ABOUT: Spread the Metal Records is an artist-oriented label. They recognize the commitment of all those who have signed with them and those who continue to support them in other ways. A label is only as strong as its artists, and indeed the job of the record label is to create an environment where they can pursue their artistic vision. That means giving straight answers, holding themselves accountable, taking responsibility for their mistakes, and recognizing their own limitations. STM believes in every release that they put out and they have more respect for the fans than to expose them to a sub-par album. STM demands the best from themselves, and so they can’t accept any less from the bands that they represent.

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Stone Says: I’ve stated once before, the sincere admiration I have for Matt Day’s charitable kindness through his Spread The Metal Festival and Spread The Metal Records. I also admire each and every band that are giving their time to perform at this fabulous festival; along with the sponsors and anyone else that is involved in making this event happen. This Spread The Metal Fest proves that Metal can make a difference in people’s lives.

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(Source: Asher Media Relations)

For More Info: http://www.spreadthemetal.com/

For more band info, click on the links below:

MORBID ANGEL –  www.morbidangel.com/

KATAKLYSM – www.facebook.com/kataklysm

LONG LIVE METAL. 

Stone.

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