Deicide and Kataklysm to Perform at Tattoo Music Fest in Colombia

Alex de Borba

Alex de Borba

Tattoo Music Fest is an annual event in Bogotá, Colombia, that takes place over three days in May. The event features a variety of tattoo artists and body art professionals from Colombia and around the world, as well as live performances and activities.

There are also other live performances besides Deicide and Kataklysm highlights, diversified art exhibitions, and various other activities for attendees to enjoy. The event also includes seminars and workshops where attendees can learn about the latest trends in body art and tattooing.

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Now, regarding the concert, Deicide, one of the most influential death metal bands of all time, will play their iconic second album, ‘Legion,’ in its entirety. Kataklysm from Canada joins them with their fan-favorite 2004 album ‘Serenity in Fire’ yielding timeless, horrific compositions like ‘As I Slither’ and ‘Ambassador of Pain.’ Both bands will bring their sounds to the Tattoo Music Fest stage, making this a metal concert not to be missed.

Deicide is an American death metal band that was founded in 1987 in Tampa, Florida, by drummer and composer Steve Asheim and vocalist and bassist Glen Benton. The band achieved widespread popularity in the early 1990s with four successive Roadrunner Records releases: ‘Deicide’ (1990), ‘Legion’ (1992), ‘Once Upon the Cross’ (1995), and ‘Serpents of the Light’ (1997).

Deicide changed their name from Amon to their present moniker after the release of their debut album and gained a contentious reputation owing to their anti-Christian lyrics and imagery. However, despite receiving conflicting reviews for their albums throughout the years, the band has remained one of the most influential death metal bands of all time.

Deicide’s debut live album, ‘When Satan Lives,’ was published in 1998. The band left Roadrunner Records in 2002, shortly after releasing their album ‘In Torment in Hell,’ (2001). Deicide then signed with Earache Records for the release of their eighth studio album, ‘Scars of the Crucifix,’ which included the song ‘Fuck Your God,’ in 2004.

After the Hoffman brothers left the band in 2006, the band remained as a trio and recorded their ninth album, ‘The Stench of Redemption’ (2006). The band’s ninth album, ‘Till Death Do Us Part,’ was released on Century Media Records in 2008, followed by the studio album ‘To Hell with God’ (2011).

Deicide released their eleventh studio album, ‘Overtures of Blasphemy,’ which was also their most recent, in 2018. It was the first album to also include their new guitarist, Kevin Quirion. The band is actively working on its eleventh studio album, which is due out this year.

Meanwhile, Deicide’s ‘Bible Bashers,’ a three-disc compilation set that comprises their seventh, eighth, and ninth studio albums, as well as their first live album, will be released on February 17, 2023, through Roadrunner Records.

The albums ‘Insineratehymn’ (2000), ‘In Torment in Hell’ (2001), ‘Scars of the Crucifix’ (2004), and the live album ‘When Satan Lives’ will be included on ‘Bible Bashers’ (1998).

Disc one features their fifth full-length studio album, ‘Insineratehymn,’ which features songs such as ‘Dead by Dawn,’ ‘Behind the Light Thou Shall Rise,’ and ‘When Heaven Burns.’

Disc two contains their sixth album, ‘In Torment in Hell,’ which features tracks such as ‘Behead the Prophet (No Lord Shall Live)’ and ‘Crucified for the Innocence.’

Disc three features their seventh album, ‘Scars of the Crucifix,’ which includes songs such as album title and ‘Bible Basher.’

The set also includes their first live album, ‘When Satan Lives,’ which was recorded live at The House of Blues in Chicago in 1998. This album contains live versions of songs such as ‘Dead by Dawn’ and ‘Serpents of the Light.’

It is the first official global vinyl release of all three Deicide albums, together with their eighth Roadrunner Records LP and the Amon/Deicide’ Feasting the Beast’ EP. The collection will be available in digipak format and will be released on February 17, 2023.

From August 2nd to 5th, 2023, Deicide will headline the Beyond The Gates Festival in Bergen, Norway. Beyond The Gates is an extreme metal festival that has been held annually since 2013.

The event has a diverse lineup of extreme metal bands, including acts from the death metal, black metal, and thrash metal scene. This year’s lineup includes Deicide, Dimmu Borgir, Marduk, Gorgoroth, and several other black metal-related acts.

The festival takes place across multiple venues, including USF Verftet, Kulturhuset, and Grieghallen, where many seminal Norwegian black metal albums were recorded in the 1990s. In addition to the main event, Beyond the Gates Festival offers attendees unique and exciting opportunities to explore Norwegian and black metal culture in this historic city. This includes guided tours, art exhibitions, a tattoo festival, and more.

Kataklysm is a death metal band from Canada that has been active since 1991, and since its formation in Montreal, Quebec, the band has released fourteen studio albums, one EP, and two DVDs. The band’s latest album is ‘Unconquered,’ which was released in September 2020.

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The band has won various awards and accolades, most notably their first Juno Award for their 2019 album ‘Meditations.’ In 2020, the band released a series of ten music videos over the course of ten days leading up to the release of ‘Unconquered.’

‘Unconquered’ is Kataklysm’s fourteenth studio album, released in 2020, and the album features ten tracks of unrelenting death metal with a heavy dose of melody. The album features guest appearances from Tuomas Saukkonen of Wolfheart and Chris Donaldson and Oli Beaudoin of Unhuman.

‘The Killshot,’ ‘Cut Me Down,’ and ‘Underneath the Scars’ are the standout tracks on the album, while the rest of the album features a mix of fast-paced death metal and more mid-tempo songs.

‘Unconquered’ marks the band’s third album in a row to be produced by JF Dagenais, and Chris Clancy and Colin Richardson mixed the album. ‘Unconquered’ is an impressive album that showcases Kataklysm’s continuing evolution as one of the leading bands in the death metal scene.

Their most recent announcement is that their video for the ‘Defiant’ track was released on March 25, 2021. Christian Rios directed the video, which depicts the band performing in a post-apocalyptic war scenario.

The video follows frontman Maurizio Iacono and a group of survivors as they battle against a horde of undead. The video also features stunning visuals, including a nuclear explosion and a massive mountain of corpses.

The song is taken from the band’s 2020 album ‘Unconquered,’ and the video has since been praised by fans and critics alike.

Besides this concert which takes place in Bogotá, Colombia, on May 21, Tattoo Music Festival is an excellent opportunity for attendees to meet other tattoo enthusiasts, get inspired, and learn from the experts. The event is also a great way to discover the vibrant tattoo culture in Colombia.

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