KATAKLYSM: 'Elevate' Video Released

KATAKLYSM: 'Elevate' Video Released

"Elevate", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based death metallers KATAKLYSM, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Belgrade, Serbia with acclaimed director Ivan Colic from iCode Productions (EX DEO, SOILWORK, MOONSPELL, ALESTORM, KAMELOT).

Ivan Colic previously worked with KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono on KATAKLYSM's "Push The Venom" video and EX DEO's "Romulus" and "Final War (Battle Of Actium)" clips.

"Elevate" comes off KATAKLYSM's new album, "Waiting For The End To Come", which will be released on October 29 in North America via Nuclear Blast.

Says Iacono: "This year Halloween comes earlier with KATAKLYSM with the release of our new video for the song 'Elevate'.

"The video clip was loads of fun to film with our great friend Ivan in Serbia from iCode films. The makeup scenes were awesome, [and] the dedication to detail from the entire crew was great from start to finish.

"The idea behind this production was to bring the artwork to life as much as possible.

"The song deals with the transition between life and death and the process of death coming to earth to claim a life...

"Since we knew the record was coming out a day before Halloween, we decided to make it creepy and add some blood for flavor. Enjoy and spread it!"

The "Waiting For The End To Come" artwork by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) will be featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of the effort. The cover by Peter Sallai (SABATON) will be featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions.

"This other version of the new art made by Eliran Kantor represents a more iconic and epic approach," commented Iacono. "A man representing all of humanity, shaking the foundation of existence and ultimately beginning the process of destruction. The main foundation is depicted here as the famous KATAKLYSM 'tribal sun' logo. It does not represent the end of KATAKLYSM by any means; more the beginning of a new era after the end of a certain existence."

The follow-up to 2010's "Heaven's Venom", "Waiting For The End To Come" was recorded by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais, who has previously worked with MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX and DESPISED ICON, among others, and mixed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (SUFFOCATION, HATEBREED, ARSIS).

"Waiting For The End To Come" jewel case and limited cassette track listing:

01. Fire
02. If I Was God - I’d Burn It All
03. Like Animals
04. Kill The Elite
05. Under Lawless Skies
06. Dead & Buried
07. The Darkest Days of Slumber
08. Real Blood - Real Scars
09. The Promise
10. Empire Of Dirt
11. Elevate

"Waiting For The End To Come" digipak and LP track listing:

01. Fire
02. If I Was God – I'd Burn It All
03. Like Animals
04. Kill The Elite
05. Under Lawless Skies
06. Dead & Buried
07. The Darkest Days of Slumber
08. Real Blood - Real Scars
09. The Promise
10. Empire Of Dirt
11. Elevate
12. The American Way (SACRED REICH cover; digipak bonus track)

As previously reported, KATAKLYSM has recruited ex-NEURAXIS drummer Oli Beaudoin to sit behind the kit during the recording sessions for "Waiting For The End To Come". Beaudoin is also playing all of KATAKLYSM's currenty announced shows.

Drummer Max Duhamel announced on April 8 that he was taking a break from KATAKLYSM to deal with issues related to alcohol abuse.

KATAKLYSM will embark on a European headlining tour in January 2014. Support on the trek will come from KRISIUN and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE.

"Waiting For The End To Come" alternate cover:

kataklysmwaitingcdalternate

"Waiting For The End To Come" standard cover:

kataklysmwaitingcdstandard

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