KATAKLYSM: Australian, European Dates Postponed

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have officially postponed their previously announced Australian tour and their Road to Devastation II trek, which also included a few dates with UNLEASHED scheduled for April/May.

Comments vocalist Maurizio Iacono: "I know lots of our fans were looking forward to seeing us in Australia and in the U.K., Scandinavia and all the places we haven't hit yet for this record, but believe me that no one or more disappointed than us. But [the dates] WILL be rescheduled... We are thinking of September or during the fall. The reason behind the postponed dates: The devil called and made us an offer we couldn't refuse! Stay tuned for details regarding this... it will be massive."

KATAKLYSM filmed its performance last summer at the Party.San Open Air festival in Bad Berka, Germany for the band's new DVD, titled "Live in Deutschland (The Devastation Begins)". The set will feature the whole show filled with an explosive setlist, a 30-minute documentary covering the band's 15-year history and a bonus live CD. A February 20 North American release via Nuclear Blast is expected.

As previously reported, Nuclear Blast Records will re-release KATAKLYSM's latest album, "In the Arms of Devastation", in North America to coincide with the band's upcoming U.S. tour. The album will be reissued on February 6 with new packaging and will contain the "The End of Serenity: Live in Strassbourg" DVD, which was filmed during the "Serenity in Fire" campaign in France. The CD will also contain all of the band's video clips and will be limited to 5,000 copies.

KATAKLYSM will team up with SWORN ENEMY for the "Trendkiller Tour" beginning February 1 in Hartford, Connecticut.


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