Kataklysm Announce Meditations Chart Entries!

“Truly impressive how they produce this spontaneous rejuvenated energy! A dense attack of sharp guitars and catchiness vs. heavyness.”
Vera Matthijssens, ROCK TRIBUNE (B)
“With »Meditations«, KATAKLYSM went back to their past musical deep brutality, well-balanced with emotional catchy melodies. A step forward for the band who will most probably gain back some old and new fans on this process.”
Judith Halberstam, METALLIAN (F)
“Mighty death-led noblesse, towering with Melo-Death finesse and powerful hardcore explosions. Variation, complexity and diversification to the power of 10!”

“Don’t let the album title fool you. While it may conjure images of mellow, quiet introspection and “thinking about your happy place,” Meditations is hard-hitting and forceful.”

“Through changing times, Kataklysm carry the torch, once again finding themselves with a well-thought-out and well-organized album of the perfect length that will
capture the mind of their fans.”

“The rage and impressive skill in these musicians is ever apparent, and the variety of changes they have consisted and run with, proves that KATAKLYSM are a band that continue to grow, and create more music with a purpose.”

Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM unleashed their new studio album Meditationss, on June 1st through Nuclear Blast Records. Thanks to their loyal fan-base, the album saw the bands highest first week numbers and it debuted at #52 on the Billboard Top Current Charts#15 on theBillboard Top Current Rock and #3 on Billboards Heatseekers/Top New Artist chart as well as landing #7 on the Current Hard Music chart.

Meditations also reached the following chart positions:
#21 Germany
#23 Switzerland
#12 Hard Music Albums
#80 Top Current Albums

“It’s times like these that all the sacrifices and all the pain endured over the years comes to be worth it in this business. When people come together and appreciate a work of art that you have done and they are able to relate and support it. Having our best first week debut ever and even hitting the top 100 Billboard album charts doesn’t change anything for us or our work ethic but it sure feels good after 26 years of hard work! Thank you to all our fans – old and new – for the soulful lift. Come and see us rip this album live! m/” – KATAKLYSM

Meditations can be ordered in various formats, here: http://nblast.de/KataklysmMeditations.

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 – Track Listing:
01. Guillotine
02. Outsider
03. The Last Breath I’ll Take Is Yours
04. Narcissist
05. Born To Kill And Destined To Die
06. In Limbic Resonance
07. And Then I Saw Blood
08. What Doesn’t Break Doesn’t Heal
09. Bend The Arc, Cut The Cord
10. Achilles Heel

06/14/2018  With Full Force – Ferropolis D
06/22/2018  RockFels – St. Goarshausen D-

06/23/2018  Hellfest – Clisson F
07/06/2018  Rock Fest – Barcelona, E
07/07/2018  Metalhead Meeting – Bucharest RO
  MetalFest – Armstrong, BC, CDN
07/21/2018  Rock unter den Eichen – Bertingen D
Metaldays – Tolmin SLO
08/16/2018  Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbühl D 
08/17-18/2018  Rock Heart – Moravský Krumlov, CZ
08/17-18/2018  Turock Open Air – Essen D

Death… Is Just The Beginning
W/ HYPOCRISY, The Spirit
10/18/2018  Schlachthof – Wiesbaden D
10/19/2018  LKA Longhorn -Stuttgart D
10/20/2018  Backstage – Munich D
10/23/2018  Barba Negra – Budapest H
10/24/2018  Arena – Vienna A
10/25/2018  Zaklęte Rewiry – Wrocław PL
10/26/2018  MusicHall – Geiselwind D
10/27/2018  Live Music Club – Milan I
10/28/2018  Z7 – Pratteln CH
10/29/2018  Ninkasi Kao – Lyon F
10/31/2018  Sala Mon – Madrid E-
11/01/2018  Razzmatazz 2- Barcelona E
11/02/2018  CC John Lennon – Limoges F
11/03/2018  La Machine du Moulin Rouge – Paris F
11/04/2018  Trix – Antwerp B
11/05/2018  Docks – Hamburg D
11/06/2018  Trädgår’n – Gothenburg S
11/07/2018  Fryshuset – Stockholm S
11/09/2018  The Circus – Helsinki FIN
11/10/2018  Pakkahuone – Tampere FIN
11/12/2018  Pumpehuset – Copenhagen DK
11/13/2018  Neushoorn – Leeuwarden NL
11/14/2018  Kesselhaus – Berlin D
11/15/2018  Eventwerk – Dresden D
11/16/2018  Turbinenhalle 2 – Oberhausen D
11/17/2018  Hellraiser – Leipzig D

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.

Maurizio Iacono | Vocals
Jean-Francois Dagenais | Guitar
Stephane Barbe | Bass
Oli Beaudoin | Drums


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