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 front man Maurizio Iacono discusses his vocal evolution. Watch the trailer here:

Maurizio Iacono comments, “In 20 years, I would say that the last 10 years I’ve been comfortable with it. The last 5 years I’ve mastered it to the point where I know what I’m doing exactly. I think the last 3 records I’ve done have been really on point. That all came by working hard on the way I portray my breathing techniques and the way I push out the screams and everything, I;m much more comfortable and much more calm than before, I don’t feel like I have to prove something to people. I am who I am now, you either like it or you don’t”

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 3rdat 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: Kataklysm.ca

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:
nblast.de/KataklysmMeditations

Meditations – Track Listing:
01. Guillotine
02. Outsider
03. The Last Breath I’ll Take Is Yours
04. Narcissist
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 forKATAKLYSM‘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.

KATAKLYSM live:
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 

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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