Today sees the release of the first single from the new album, entitled ‘Guillotine‘, just in time for the launch of the album pre-orders!
Listen and watch, 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”
»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«.
»Meditations« marks the return to old work ethics. All four band members wrote and composed together under the same roof for the first time in over a decade and returned to the old days of songwriting efforts which saw the band’s classics such as »Shadows & Dust«, »Serenity In Fire« and »In The Arms Of Devastation« come to life.
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
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.