Montréal based melodic death metallers Kataklysm are set to unleash their new studio album, Meditations on June 1st, 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records.
The band has released a new trailer where Stephane Barbe discusses the bonus DVD that is included with the new album Meditations! Watch the trailer here:
The live DVD was filmed in Munich, Germany on the “A Moment in Time” tour on October 21, 2017. It features the performance of the bands 2 classic albums, Shadows & Dust and Serenity in Fire in their entirety. The concert was captured by several cameras and recorded live in front of a full house of fans from around the world. Mixed by the band’s guitarist, JF Dagenais, the feature also includes interviews with the band members about that very special tour and the new album Meditations. A gift to the fans as a bonus with the new album.
Pre-order Meditations digitally and receive an instant download for “Guillotine” or stream the song at this location.
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.