Montreal based death metal outfit KATAKLYSM have recently released the music video for their rendition of the SACRED REICH classic “The American Way”. The clip was shot by director Tommy Jones (TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, EX DEO), during their recent North American tour with Belgian gore-grinders ABORTED. The video can be seen on decibelmagazine.com or on the Youtube player below:
“KATAKLYSM has never covered any band before on disc in its 20 year existence,” stated singer Maurizio Iacono. “We decided to change that on the new record and wanted to do something people didn’t expect, but also something that stood through time. The message behind the song is still relevant now. The difference today is that it’s a global problem, not only in North America but everywhere.”
“I personally grew up on early thrash metal and SACRED REICH was and is one of my all-time favorite bands. It was very important that we had the blessings from the band to do this video. The guys in SACRED REICH gave us the green light and are happy that we did this. We chose to reconstruct the same type of video they did for it back in the day but in a modern day setting.”
“The American Way” can be heard on the band’s latest album Waiting for the End to Come, which was released last October via Nuclear Blast records.
Waiting for the End to Come Digipak and LP Track Listing:
02. If I Was God – I’d Burn It All
03. Like Animals
04. Kill The Elite
05. Under Lawless Skies
06. Dead & Buried
07. The Darkest Days of Slumber
08. Real Blood – Real Scars
09. The Promise
10. Empire Of Dirt
DIGIPAK BONUS TRACK
12. The American Way (SACRED REICH cover)
Waiting for the End to Come was recorded by guitarist Jean Francois Dagenais and mixed by Zeuss (SUFFOCATION, HATEBREED, ARSIS).
The artwork by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) is featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of their new album, while the
cover art by Peter Sallai (SABATON) is featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions.