Maurizio Iacono - "It's time for KATAKLYSM to make a change and challenge ourselves"
KATAKLYSM has enlisted the help of world renowned producer/engineer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SUFFOCATION, CHIMAIRA, ALL THAT REMAINS), to mix and master the their forthcoming album due tentatively in the Fall of 2013.
Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "It's time for KATAKLYSM to make a change and challenge ourselves a bit more when it comes trying out new sounds. I think it's healthy to explore other avenues at this stage in our career, and Zeuss has worked with some bands we really like such as HATEBREED and SUFFOCATION. When it comes to full blown power and making each instrument flow together in harmony, Zeuss is one of the top producers out there. We're confident he can deliver what the band is seeking to accomplish and the sound we want on the next album."
"I have been watching and listening to KATAKLYSM over the years and finally our paths will meet for their new record," added Chris Harris aka. Zeuss. "I look forward to a new chapter in KATAKLYSM history."
As previously stated KATAKLYSM guitarist and long time producer Jean- Francois Dagenais (MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX, DESPISED ICON, EX DEO) will remain at the production helm to engineer the next record. KATAKLYSM is scheduled to enter JFD studio in Montreal and Dallas in June/ July of this year.
KATAKLYSM recently released a multidisc DVD entitled The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined on July 3 2012. The DVDs features a documentary, live shows and bonus CD materials including a new track and “best of” compilation. The DVD set depicts the ups and downs of the band's long, turbulent career, as well as footage of KATAKLYSM's performance at last year's Summer Breeze festival, which took place August 18-20, 2011 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.
KATAKLYSM’s latest album, Heaven’s Venom, was released on August 24th 2010 in North America and sold around 2,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 7 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart and #196 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart, making it the bands highest charting album and their biggest first week sales to date. Heatseekers lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.