Nuclear Blast would like to congratulate KATAKLYSM in their victory at the Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent to the Grammy’s) this past weekend. The band took home the award for ‘Heavy Metal Album Of The Year’, in recognition of their latest masterpiece “Of Ghosts And Gods”.
Comments the band:
“It was a great weekend in the KATAKLYSM world! First off singer Maurizio Iacono and his wife Suzzy were busy welcoming a healthy beautiful little girl into the world named Arianna on April 1st. During this joyful time, the rest of the boys were in Calgary attending the Juno Awards, where the band took the honors for “Heavy Metal Album Of The Year” for our latest album »Of Ghosts And Gods«. So the band is in full celebration mode as anyone can imagine!”
“What a crazy ride it’s been. We started over 20 years ago in high school playing a form of music that was totally not accepted by the masses and we didn’t care. We were rebels with a passion and we were determined to spread that through our music. Fast forward to today and that hasn’t changed a bit. That same passion and determination is still very present and stronger then ever. What HAS changed is the view and acceptance of this form of music.”
“We thank the Juno’s for thinking forward and giving metal a voice to the masses. We are honored to have been recognized with our latest album »Of Ghosts And Gods«, which we are very proud off, but this doesn’t change who we are. It is the fans that carry us though it all and our label that believed in us from the beginning. We urge labels to do the same with developing bands and artists, that need that attention the most, especially in today’s music industry climate. We are humbled and we thank you all.”
Order KATAKLYSM‘s “Of Ghosts And Gods” here.
Guitarist J F Dagenais has tracked drums, guitars and bass for the album, while vocals were recorded by producer Mark Lewis (WHITE CHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE). The entire process was mixed and mastered in the UK by legendary producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, AMON AMARTH). The artwork from KATAKLYSM‘s explosive new album was created by up-and-coming dark and macabre artist, Surtsey (www.facebook.com/ocvltadesigns).
More on “Of Ghosts And Gods”:
10.06. D Hauptmannsgrün – Chronical Moshers Open Air
11.06. RUS Moscow – Volta Club
12.06. RUS St. Petersburg – ClubZal
13.06. BY Minsk – Re:public
08. – 10.07. D Geiselwind – Out & Loud Festival
06./07.08. CDN Montréal – Heavy Montréal