Next week, the iconic »MTV Headbangers Ball Tour« kicks off at Felsenkeller, Leipzig (Germany)! Headlined by Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM, the line-up will be completed by Knoxville, TN based metal squad WHITECHAPEL, Italian symphonic death metal giants FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE as well as UK death metal band DYSCARNATE. In anticipation of the run, KATAKLYSM have launched a lyric video for the track ‘The Last Breath I’ll Take Is Yours’, taken from their highly-acclaimed studio album »Meditations« (2018). Watch now:
Frontman Maurizio Iacono states, “‘The Last Breath I’ll Take Is Yours’ is a song that deals with having to prove yourself over and over again to society. The world keeps consuming everything and keeps throwing challenges at you. It’s about navigating life through struggle and in the end…having the last word over it on your own terms. We release this song as the final chapter of the successful campaign for our latest album »Meditations.«“
Also check out the latest tour trailer here:
»MTV Headbangers Ball Tour 2019«
KATAKLYSM + WHITECHAPEL + FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE + DYSCARNATE
28.11. D Leipzig – Felsenkeller
29.11. SLO Bohinjska Bistrica – Winter Days Of Metal
30.11. CZ Zlín – Masters of Rock Café
01.12. D Munich – Backstage
02.12. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
03.12. CH Solothurn – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
04.12. D Saarbrücken – Garage
05.12. UK London – Electric Ballroom
06.12. D Oberhausen – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
07.12. D Geiselwind – Christmas Bash
08.12. NL Haarlem – Patronaat
09.12. D Hamburg – Große Freiheit 36
10.12. DK Aarhus – VoxHall
11.12. D Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
12.12. A Vienna – Arena
13.12. D Ravensburg – OberschwabenKlub
14.12. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
Info & Tickets: https://headbanger.deinetickets.de/
More KATAKLYSM dates:
11. – 13.06. D Gardelegen – Metal Frenzy
01. – 04.07. D Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air
06. – 11.07. H Dunaújváros – Rockmaraton
30.07. – 02.08. RO Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
Order KATAKLYSM‘s latest album »Meditations« now: http://www.nuclearblast.com/kataklysm-meditations
Reanimated three years ago, the iconic »MTV Headbangers Ball Tour« is set to haunt European stages once again in November and December 2019! After delivering all out thrash metal 2018, the fourth edition of the tour is nothing short of a breath-taking death metal package: The 17-show run will be headlined by Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM, who will be taking part in the tour for the second time after joining ICED EARTH, ENSIFERUM and UNEARTH in 2016. Presenting not only hits from their latest offering »Meditations« (2018), the quartet featuring Maurizio Iacono will of course also add some old smashers to their set list. Next on the bill are Knoxville, TN based metal squad WHITECHAPEL, followed by KATAKLYSM‘s label mates, Italian symphonic death metal giants FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE who recently unleashed their fifth, chartbreaking studio album »Veleno« (May 24, 2019). Opening support on the run will come from UK death metal act DYSCARNATE. Death metal maniacs, you cannot miss out on this tour!
KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacano comments, “The campaign for »Meditations« has been incredible and what great way to finish it by headlining the »MTV Headbangers Ball Tour« across Europe with a killer and diverse line-up featuring WHITECHAPEL, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and DYSCARNATE. KATAKLYSM has some of the wildest crowds in the world in Europe and we look forward to visiting you once more and laying down the KATAKLYSM hurricane, you know how we do it, let’s make it memorable, get your tickets fast!”
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE frontman Francesco Paoli adds, “We’re absolutely stoked to take part in this amazing tour. We’ll have the pleasure to perform some songs from our new album »Veleno« for the first time, and also come back to places we haven’t played for a very long time. The tour line-up is killer and extremely rich. We already shared the stage with all of these bands in the past and we do know they are, indeed, some of the best acts in today’s metal landscape. If you are a metal fan you don’t wanna miss this! We are ready, are you?”
Info & Tickets: http://www.headbangersball-tour.eu
Order KATAKLYSM‘s latest album »Meditations« now: https://www.nuclearblast.com/kataklysm-meditations
Order FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE‘s latest album »Veleno« now: https://www.nuclearblast.com/fleshgodapocalypse-veleno
Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM have kicked off the European leg of the Death… Is Just The Beginning tour with label-mates HYPOCRISY and THE SPIRIT this Thursday!. Today, the band offer a new music video for “…And Then I Saw Blood” in celebration of the upcoming trek.
KATAKLYSM explored a new creative and artistic side when they hired acclaimed Romanian visionary artist Costin Chioreanu to tell the story of “…And Then I Saw Blood”. The video chronicles a post-apocalyptic world dominated by A.I. Two dying brothers are brought to a facility where their minds are uploaded into a digital virtual world dominated and controlled by oppressors of mankind. As hope appears to defy the system in place, the two brothers are forced to make a decision to either follow their human instinct or their new found conscious.
KATAKLYSM frontman comments “‘…And Then I Saw Blood’ can be interpreted in many different ways as it has an open concept to it. Everyone can see it the way they want but we wanted an animated video done with an artistic flair. Costin was the perfect artist to do it. I told him the central theme of the track deals with the betrayal of two close friends. I asked him to bring in his own world on how he envisioned the song and theme. Costin totally out did himself in this futuristic but realistic interpretation of where we are headed as people continue to get absorbed by technology and this urge to create something bigger, stronger, and more intelligent in this obsession to become godlike.”
Watch the music video for “…And Then I Saw Blood” here:
»Death…Is Just The Beginning«
w/ HYPOCRISY, THE SPIRIT
18.10. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
19.10. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
20.10. D Munich – Backstage
21.10. CZ Zlín – Masters of Rock Café
23.10. H Budapest – Barba Negra
24.10. A Vienna – Arena
25.10. PL Wrocław – Zaklęte Rewiry
26.10. D Geiselwind – MusicHall
27.10. I Milan – Live Music Club
28.10. CH Pratteln – Z7
29.10. F Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
31.10. E Madrid – Sala Mon
01.11. E Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
02.11. F Limoges – CC John Lennon
03.11. F Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
04.11. B Antwerp – Trix
05.11. D Hamburg – Docks
06.11. S Gothenburg – Trädgår’n
07.11. S Stockholm – Fryshuset
09.11. FIN Helsinki – The Circus
10.11. FIN Tampere – Pakkahuone
12.11. DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
13.11. NL Leeuwarden – Neushoorn
14.11. D Berlin – Kesselhaus
15.11. D Dresden – Eventwerk
16.11. D Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle 2
17.11. D Leipzig – Hellraiser
Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM are set to unleash their new studio album, “Meditations” on June 1st, 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records.
Today, the band released their music video for their second single off “Meditations”. Watch the video for “Narcissist” here:
KATAKLYSM frontman comments, “Hits don’t need comments”.
Pre-order »Meditations« digitally and receive ‘Narcissist’ and ‘Guillotine’ instantly or stream the songs here: http://nblast.de/KataklysmMeditations
A gift to the fans is the bonus DVD of the new album. This 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«.
METALHEADS FOREVER, one of the biggest metal entities out there (having today more than 137000 members), led by David Maloney, have posted online their April 2018 issue, featured with ROTTING CHRIST, GODSMACK, KATAKLYSM, ARMORED SAINT, FIREWIND interviews, several reviews + more!
To read all the interviews and the whole METALHEADS FOREVER April 2018 issue, go here, and get more information here.
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Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM announce that they will be teaming up with Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY for a European co-headline tour! After several years without any touring activities, the band with Peter Tägtgren (PAIN, LINDEMANN) is back in business; KATAKLYSM will release their upcoming studio record, »Meditations«, on June 1st, 2018 through Nuclear Blast. The tour’s special name traces back to Nuclear Blast’s popular sampler series and promises nothing but evenings of moshpits and endless devastation. Don’t miss out on this outstanding tour and secure your tickets now!
KATAKLYSM’s Maurizio Iacono commented:
“It’s been in talks for over two years and finally both KATAKLYSM and our brothers in HYPOCRISY can make the schedule work to join forces once more. It’s been almost 15 years since we toured together and the last time we did the tours became instant classics. It‘s that time again folks… KATAKLYSM & HYPOCRISY team up once more for a world tour beginning with Europe this fall. To make things even greater our record label Nuclear Blast has come on board and baptized the tour »Death…Is Just The Beginning«, a homage to the old classic compilations that made so many fans discover both bands back in the day. This will mark the return of this classic compilation with this tour and maybe give other artists the chance to get discovered like we did. DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR, YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE!”
HYPOCRISY’s Peter Tägtgren added:
“I hope that you are just as excited as we are, because we are very happy to announce that we are finally warming up the HYPOCRISY engine again and that we will be back on the road in fall! We will be touring Europe together with our friends in KATAKLYSM! The tour will be an overview of the chaos and confusion created by HYPOCRISY over the years. See you out there!”