RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR SECOND SINGLE, ‘DIE AS A KING’
For almost three decades, the US/French Canadian-based melodic death metal syndicate KATAKLYSM has delivered unapologetic waves of powerful sound across the entire globe. On August 11th, 2023 the band’s fifteenth full-length studio album Goliath will be unleashed unto the masses via Nuclear Blast Records.
Today, KATAKLYSM releases the second single, ‘Die As A King‘. The single is the prequel to the first single ‘Bringer Of Vengeance’ both lyrically as well as the theme of the video. Musically, ‘Die As A King‘ is the modern update of traditional death metal meets catchiness.
Maurizio Iacono comments, “’Die as a King‘ is the prequel to the first single ‘Bringer of Vengeance,’ the song shows the fall of King Richard I ‘Lionheart’ and the message is one of standing tall for your convictions until the end, even when facing certain death. The song embodies some of the KATAKLYSM melodic trademarks with a brutal undertone and groove-ladened rhythmic section that intertwined with each other.”
Stream the new single ‘Die As A King’ here: https://kataklysm.bfan.link/die-as-a-king
Watch the music video for ‘Die As A King’ directed by Ivan Colic of ICODE, here: https://youtu.be/5WnI8dnQSlw
Goliath was recorded at JFD Studios in Dallas, TX and Studio City, CA as well as The Cabin in Orlando, FL by J-F Dagenais, who also produced and engineered the album. For the mixing and mastering, the band returned to Chris Clancy with assistance from Colin Richardson. The cover artwork required an image that captured the iconic battle of David versus Goliath theme that is echoed throughout the album while matching the power of the music. The band enlisted renowned Berlin metal illustrator Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE) to create the artwork which took the KATAKLYSM look and gave it a macabre filter that compliments the brooding sense of uneasiness that was felt during the writing and recording of the album.
Below is the tracklisting for Goliath:
1. Dark Wings Of Deception
3. Die As A King
4. Bringer Of Vengeance
6. From The Land Of The Living To The Land Of The Dead
7. The Redeemer
8. Heroes To Villains
9. Gravestones & Coffins
10. The Sacrifice For Truth
Pre-order/pre-save Goliath here: https://bfan.link/kataklysm-goliath
Goliathwill be available digitally and in the following formats:
- CD Jewel
- Orange (Limited to 1000, NB US)
- Orange w/ Brown Swirl and Black Splatter (Limited to 300, Band Store)
- Brown (Limited to 1000, NB EU)