Montreal, Canada based death metallers Kataklysm are preparing to go into the studio in January, 2015, to record what will be the successor of their highly acclaimed ‘Waiting For The End To Come’ album, which has been put out on October 25th, 2013, via Nuclear Blast Records.
‘Waiting For The End To Come’ was recorded by guitar player Jean-Francois Dagenais and mixed by Chris Harris (known for his work with Suffocation, Hatebreed and Arsis). The artwork was crafted by Eliran Kantor (who also did the illustrations for Testament and Hatebreed), and it’s featured on the LP and deluxe digipack editions, while the cover artwork done by Peter Shelley (Sabaton) is featured on the standard and jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions.
There is no rest for the wicked as they say. Kataklysm has been full of inspiration and are in full determination mode lately; a rejuvenated band that is out to conquer the world with no sign of stopping! We’ve been secretly working hard on a monstrous new album, and will enter the studio next January to start tracking. The process will take three months to complete, with three different producers at the helm. Seasoned guitarist and longtime studio engineer Jean-Francois Dagenais will be tracking drums, guitars and bass, while traveling between Montreal and Texas. Vocalist Maurizio Iacono will be tracking vocals in Florida with producer Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, DevilDriver, Cannibal Corpse). The entire process will be mixed and mastered in the UK by legendary producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Exodus, Amon Amarth).
This promises to be the album that will once and for all establish Kataklysm as one of the top pioneers of the genre! The latest material will be touching on some new ground, while maintaining the aggressive edge the band has always been known for. The chemistry with new drummer Oli Beaudoin is incredible, and the four horsemen promise some crushing new material coming your way. Death metal hymns are arriving!
The new and yet to be untitled studio record is due to put out during Summer Solstice of 2015.
Kataklysm certainly had one of the busiest years so far involving the supporting dates they did to secure the ‘Waiting For The End To Come’ release, and it is undeniable that the band keeps pushing their capacity an extra mile when they embarked on a tour through Australia and Japan a year ago and kept playing worldwide in numerous lands, this including their first time ever live public presentations in Brazil and South Africa.
During this upcoming December, 2014, Kataklysm are set to embark on a collective of one hundred and fifty live shows, three of which will be taking Mexico by storm. Meanwhile, you can watch their ‘Elevate’ video single taken from ‘Waiting For The End To Come’, the eleventh track of a record that completely blew my mind away.