Today, the band released an album trailer where mastermind Maurizio Iacono discusses the title of the new album Meditations! Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/jr-jgKEwCxU
Check out the lyric video of the first single "Guillotine" here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQheV94Vl5I
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 an instant download for "Guillotine" or stream the song here: nblast.de/KataklysmMeditations
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.
01. - 03.06. CZ Pilsen - Metalfest Open Air
14. - 16.06. D Ferropolis - With Full Force
21./22.06. D St. Goarshausen - RockFels
23.06. F Clisson - Hellfest
06./07.07. RO Bucharest - Metalhead Meeting
20./21.07. D Bertingen - Rock unter den Eichen
15. - 18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
WATCH: Discuss The Title Of The New Album
WATCH: "Guillotine" music video
WATCH: “Guillotine" Guitar Playthrough
WATCH: Stephane Discusses Live DVD
WATCH: Trailer for Meditations
WATCH: “Breaching The Asylum”
WATCH: “The Black Sheep"
Born in 1992 from the cold winds of Montréal, Québec, Canada comes one of the country's top extreme musical exports to date: KATAKLYSM. With a career spanning 25 years, KATAKLYSM is a leading force in the most brutal & powerful genre in heavy metal and has conquered territories such as Europe, North & South America, Australia, and Asia while recently becoming the first Canadian metal band to ever play South Africa.
They've spent the last 25 years cementing their legacy in the extreme metal genre. 2016 marked a whirlwind of excitement as the band added a Juno Award to their collection as well as landing their highest Billboard charting. They are one of a handful of bands that have the title of "Longest Standing Artist" on the Nuclear Blast roster.
Maurizio Iacono | Vocals
Jean-Francois Dagenais | Guitar
Stephane Barbe | Bass
Oli Beaudoin | Drums