Canadian Death Metal legends Kataklysm officially formed in the fall of 1991, they released a now classic demo called Death Gate Cycle Of Reincarnation in 1992 that got world attention and a record deal with Germany's Nuclear Blast records, the band signed in 1993 and immediatly released the demo on CD format and added the bonus track The Orb Of Uncreation wich resulted in the creation of the critacally acclaimed MCD The Mystical Gate Of Reincarnation (info).
World praise and recognition ...a new style and influence was born : the Northern Hyperblast ..and that was just the beginning!
In 1995 the band releases theire first album entitled Sorcery (info) wich quickly propelled Kataklysm as one of the new leaders and forces to be reckon with in the extreme metal scene! The band follow up again with another hard hitting assault in 1996 with the release of the second full lenght album Temple Of Knowledge (info) accompanied with a videoclip for the track The Awakener wich resulted in headliner tours and a bright future a head.
With releases like Northern Hyperblast Live a limited edtion CD and the contreversial 3rd album Victims Of This Fallen World in 1998 the band showed divesity and explored new territory in wich Kataklysm found new ground to establish a new sound that soon that would pave the way for new classics to come! In 2000 Kataklysm strike with a deadly weapon and 4th album called The Prophecy (Stigmata Of The Immaculate, info) an album that put Kataklysm on a new course and new horizons, that critics called one of the most devastating release in extreme music in years.
With all eyes on Canadas finest export Kataklysm, the pressure was one..but thats when Kataklysm are theire most lethal! In 2001 a classic extreme album was born entiled Epic (The Poetry Of War) (info | shop), with a melodic edge backed by extreme roaring power. The bands 5th album has become Kataklysm's finest hour leaving critics stupified and the world begging for more!
So here we are today with tours in over 19 countries around the world, TV appearances expanding in 11 years of existence of blood & sweat, Kataklysm are back to proove that aging brings experience that make great leaders, Kataklysm are at the top of their form and have evolved into a powerhouse that will crush all and leave nothing but Shadows & Dust (info | shop) for the mortals to beg!
2004 was nothing short of a phenomenal year for KATAKLYSM with the release of the band`s 7th album, "Serenity In Fire" (info | shop). The guys crushed everything on their North American tour with DANZIG and also on their first headlining tour in the fall of the same year. Triumphal festival shows and winning the Canadian Indie Music Awards completed a highly successful year in the band`s history. After putting out „In The Arms Of Devastation“ (info | shop) the band also began massive touring with the likes of CHIMAIRA, BEHEMOTH and DIMMU BORGIR among others. The album also hit the German Media Control Charts at position 76 in its first week on sale!
In 2008 they released “Prevail" (info | shop) which also hit the charts in Germany on position #38, in Austria #44 and #83 in Switzerland.
After releasing the "Prevail" tour edition in early 2010, KATAKLYSM invested blood, sweat and tears in what will become a classic in the band`s history: "Heaven`s Venom" (info | shop) boasts all the trademarks of the Canadians such as brutal blastbeats, ten ton grooves, fierce vocals and finest shredding plus earthshattering melodies and Scandinavian influences ("At The Edge Of The World"). And who could resist the infectious hooks of a future live anthem like "Push the Venom"??? Produced by guitarist JF Dagenais and mixed by infamous Danish wiz Tue Madsen, "Heaven`s Venom" will lead everybody`s favourite Canuck act to glorious times! PUSH THE VENOM!
The twelfths studio album “Waiting For The End To Come“ (info) will be released on October 25th. This album was recorded by guitarist and producer Jean Francois Dagenais (MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX, DESPISED ICON, EX DEO) and mixed by producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SUFFOCATION, CHIMAIRA, ALL THAT REMAINS).
Peter Sallai (SABATON) has created the artwork for the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions and the artwork by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) will be features featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions.
On this album the drums were played by Oli Beaudoin (ex-NEURAXIS ). He will also play all of the currently announced shows.
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