KATAKLYSM have recruited ex-NEURAXIS drummer Oli Beaudoin to record their new album Waiting for the End to Come and to play the band’s upcoming shows starting on June 30th in Costa Rica.
“Oli played with KATAKLYSM before on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise last year and he did a phenomenal show,” commented guitarist J-F Dagenais. “He is extremely talented , focused and ready to do the job needed. Some of you might be familiar with him from his work with NEURAXIS and session work with KEEP OF KALESSIN and BELPHEGOR. We are very happy to have him on board and he comes with a thumbs up approval from Max as well. We have one hell of a ride in store for you with this new album so let it begin."
5/24 EXTREMEFEST (Germany ) with Max Duhamel
5/31 BEASTIVAL open air (Germany) with Max Duhamel
6/1 METALFEST CZECH REP. open air with Max Duhamel
6/14 D-TOX ROCKFEST (Canada) with Max Duhamel
6/30 SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA with Cannibal Corpse with Oli Beaudoin
8/9 – 8/10 BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (UK) with Oli Beaudoin
Max Duhamel, drummer of the Montreal based death metal powerhouse, KATAKLYSM, recently announced that he is taking a break from the band and won’t be performing on their new record. “I have been struggling with many personal issues the last year but lately, the main one has been alcohol,” commented Duhamel previously. "It's been affecting my body in a very negative way to the point that when I came home after the EX DEO tour we just did, I tried to stop drinking for few days and it's been very hard without having any with drawls symptoms. I've also lost a lot of weight as some of noticed recently and I’m not in good shape."