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KATAKLYSM Release Music Video For "Outsider" New Album Meditations Out Now!

June 2, 2018



"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." 

"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!"

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:

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:


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 

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:



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:
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

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 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






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