"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."
Chad Bowar, METAL INJECTION
"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."
Lisa Burke, CRYPTIC ROCK
"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!"
Markus Eck, SONIC SEDUCER (D)
The wait is over! Today, Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM unleash their new studio album Meditations, through Nuclear Blast Records. In celebration of the album, the band released the music video for "Outsider" which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/sLXeuSBjQMs
Are you an outsider? Post your own clip of what makes you an outsider to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #iamanoutsider and get reposted, retweeted or shared on the KATAKLYSMsocial pages!
Meditations can be ordered in various formats, here: http://nblast.de/KataklysmMeditations.
This upcoming week, the band is playing FOURexclusive U.S. dates before heading to Europe. Attendees of the shows will receive a copy ofMeditations and bonus live DVD.
Watch the release show trailer here:www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwOSwh3tPzI
On Saturdaythe will be performing at St. Vitus in Brooklyn followed by Sunday at Urban Artifact in Cincinnati and June 4th at Reggie's in Chicago.KATAKLYSM's final US release show will be at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood onThursday, June 7th. Support for the release shows will be none other than JUNGLE ROTwho will play the first 3 shows, and EXMORTUSwho will play the show at the Whisky A Go Go.
Purchase your tickets here: Kataklysm.ca
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.
The 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. A gift to the fans as a bonus with the new album.
Meditations - Track Listing:
03. The Last Breath I'll Take Is Yours
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
6/2/2018 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY*
6/3/2018 Urban Artifact – Cincinnati, OH* (NEW VENUE)
6/4/2018 Reggies – Chicago, IL*
6/7/2018 Whisky – West Hollywood, CA**
* with JUNGLE ROT
** with EXMORTUS
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
07/14/2018 MetalFest - Armstrong, BC, CDN
07/21/2018 Rock unter den Eichen - Bertingen D
07/25/2018 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