Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM have unleashed their 13th studio album “Meditations” via Nuclear Blast Records. In celebration of the album, the band has released a music video for ‘Outsider’ which can be seen below.
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The “Meditations” cover artwork was created for Ocvlta Designs by Surtsey, who also crafted the artwork for KATAKLYSM‘s previous record, “Of Ghosts And Gods”.
Singer Maurizio Iacono said: “This is a very personal album to me with old wounds being revisited — I felt a big urge to pour my soul into this release. The boys and I were isolated under the same roof during the writing process, just like we did in the early days… with no worries except having fun, being honest and delivering a serious album that represents us today but respects our past. Our new story is coming and we are eager to share it with you!”
“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’
Order “Meditations” in various formats at this location.
In celebration of the new album’s release, the band will be playing four exclusive US dates before heading to Europe. Attendees of the shows will receive a copy of “Meditations” and bonus live DVD.
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 thee shows, and EXMORTUS, who will play the show at the Whisky A Go Go.
Maurizio Iacono comments, “‘Meditations’ is coming – a work of art. To celebrate, we decided to do four select release party shows across the states. We encourage everyone to come party! Every attendee will receive a copy our new album, “Meditations” and bonus live DVD. Support the cause of metal and see ya soon \m/“
Tickets for the shows are on sale here.
KATAKLYSM have announced that they will be teaming up with Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY for a European co-headline tour.
The tour’s special name traces back to Nuclear Blast‘s popular sampler series and promises nothing but evenings of moshpits and endless devastation. Don’t miss out on this outstanding tour and secure your tickets now.
Maurizio Iacono states: “It’s been in talks for over two years and finally both KATAKLYSM and our brothers in Hypocrisy can make the schedule work to join forces once more. It’s been almost 15 years since we toured together and the last time we did the tours became instant classics. It‘s that time again folks… KATAKLYSM & HYPOCRISY team up once more for a world tour beginning with Europe this fall. To make things even greater our record label Nuclear Blast has come on board and baptized the tour Death… Is Just The Beginning, a homage to the old classic compilations that made so many fans discover both bands back in the day. This will mark the return of this classic compilation with this tour and maybe give other artists the chance to get discovered like we did. DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR, YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE!”