Nuclear Blast reports that the Montreal based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM, have recruited friend and director Tommy Jones (TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, EX DEO) to shoot a new music video with the band early next month in the New Jersey area. Jones, who has also worked on the group’s acclaimed Iron Will DVD, will helm a clip for KATAKLYSM’s rendition of the SACRED REICH classic, “The American Way”. “It’s just like a bull in a china shop stomping its way through,” stated SACRED REICH’s frontman Phil Rind of KATAKLYSM’s take on their signature track.
“KATAKLYSM has never covered any band before on disc in its 20 year existence,” comments 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 were doing this. We chose to reconstruct the same type of video they did for it back in the day but in modern day setting. It’s going to rock!”
The song can be heard on the band’s latest album Waiting for the The End to Come, which was released last October on 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.
More on Waiting for the End to Come:
“Elevate” music video http://youtu.be/g7Yw1jYMptI
“Fire” lyric video http://youtu.be/ayVOskyUYyk
Track-by-track part 1 http://youtu.be/XJLS2OXFDQA
Track-by-track part 2 http://youtu.be/kvd1qBQqYFA
Track-by-track part 3 http://youtu.be/5XmPxczBaJY