Montreal-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM are set to unleash their new studio album, ‘Meditations’, on June 1st, 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records.
Today, the band released their music video for their second single off ‘Meditations’, entitled Narcissist.
Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono comments, “Hits don’t need comments”.
Recently, the band have announced they will be playing FOUR exclusive U.S. dates before heading to Europe. Attendees of the shows will receive a copy of Meditations and bonus live DVD.
Following the release on June 1st, the band will play June 2nd at St. Vitus in Brooklyn, June 3rd at Northside Yacht Club in Cincinnati, June 4th at Reggies in Chicago and the final show will be at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood on June 7th. Support for the release shows will be none other than JUNGLE ROT who will play the first 3 shows, and EXMORTUS who will play the show at the Whisky A Go Go.
Purchase your tickets HERE.
Check out the lyric video of the first single “Guillotine” here.
Singer Maurizio Iacono states:
“Guillotine is a powerful track that holds some of Kataklysm‘s most important traits : fierce and fast riffing, melodic accents and groove landed power punches to the gut, we are focused and determined, dedicated to you worst enemy”
Pre-order ‘Meditations’ digitally and receive Narcissist and Guillotine instantly or stream the song HERE.
‘Meditations’ – Track Listing:
03. The Last Breath I’ll Take Is Yours
05. Born To Kill And Destined To Die
06. In Limbic Resonance
07. And Then I Saw Blood
08. What Doesn’t Break Doesn’t Heal
09. Bend The Arc, Cut The Cord
10. Achilles Heel
Produced by the band’s own guitarist J-F Dagenais and drummer Oli Beaudoin, the record was mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR a.o.). Mastering duties were handled by Paul Logus (PANTERA a.o.).
The artwork was created by Ocvlta Designs by Surtsey, who also crafted the artwork for KATAKLYSM’s previous record, ‘Of Ghosts And Gods’.
The live DVD was filmed in Munich, Germany on the “A Moment in Time” tour on October 21, 2017. It features the performance of the bands 2 classic albums, ‘Shadows & Dust’ and ‘Serenity in Fire’ in their entirety. The concert was captured by several cameras and recorded live in front of a full house of fans from around the world. Mixed by the band’s guitarist, JF Dagenais, the feature also includes interviews with the band members about that very special tour and the new album ‘Meditations’. A gift to the fans as a bonus with the new album.
6/2/2018 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY*
6/3/2018 Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH*
6/4/2018 Reggies – Chicago, IL*
6/7/2018 Whisky – West Hollywood, CA**
* with JUNGLE ROT
** with EXMORTUS
06/01-03/2018 Metalfest Open Air – Pilsen CZ
06/14-16/2018 With Full Force – Ferropolis D
06/21-22/2018 RockFels – St. Goarshausen D-
06/23/2018 Hellfest – Clisson F
07/06-07/2018 Metalhead Meeting – Bucharest RO
07/20-21/2018 Rock unter den Eichen – Bertingen D
08/15-18/2018 Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl D
Death… Is Just The Beginning
W/ HYPOCRISY, The Spirit
10/18/2018 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden D
10/19/2018 LKA Longhorn -Stuttgart D
10/20/2018 Backstage – Munich D
10/23/2018 Barba Negra – Budapest H
10/24/2018 Arena – Vienna A
10/25/2018 Zaklęte Rewiry – Wrocław PL
10/26/2018 MusicHall – Geiselwind D
10/27/2018 Live Music Club – Milan I
10/28/2018 Z7 – Pratteln CH
10/29/2018 Ninkasi Kao – Lyon F
10/31/2018 Sala Mon – Madrid E-
11/01/2018 Razzmatazz 2- Barcelona E
11/02/2018 CC John Lennon – Limoges F
11/03/2018 La Machine du Moulin Rouge – Paris F
11/04/2018 Trix – Antwerp B
11/05/2018 Docks – Hamburg D
11/06/2018 Trädgår’n – Gothenburg S
11/07/2018 Fryshuset – Stockholm S
11/09/2018 The Circus – Helsinki FIN
11/10/2018 Pakkahuone – Tampere FIN
11/12/2018 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen DK
11/13/2018 Neushoorn – Leeuwarden NL
11/14/2018 Kesselhaus – Berlin D
11/15/2018 Eventwerk – Dresden D
11/16/2018 Turbinenhalle 2 – Oberhausen D
11/17/2018 Hellraiser – Leipzig D