KATAKLYSM Frontman Launches Pizzeria In Chicago

In addition to having just been announced as one of the second-stage acts on Ozzfest 2010, KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono has been keeping busy with another business venture: opening a pizzeria.

Commented Iacono: "Growing up in an Italian family, you always know someone that owns a pizza joint. My father was a head chef in New York, so I kind of grew up with it as well. I chose the path of music, but somehow the restaurant business has come to find me.

"I've decided to open a pizzeria with a very good friend of mine, Saverio Donancricchia. His family has been in the pizza business for over 20 years in Chicago with Albano's Pizzeria in Cicero. They've ranked as a Top 10 Chowdown Joints on 'Top 101 Places in America' by The Travel Channel, so needless to say, opening the #2 location has been keeping us very busy!!!

"We like to welcome all metalheads to come by Albano's Pizzeria #2 and try our world famous giant pizza puffs! Bring in your Chicago-area concert ticket for any national tour and receive a discount on your order."

KATAKLYSM recently completed the songwriting process for its new album, "Heaven's Venom", for a tentative fall release via Nuclear Blast Records. Tentative songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Soul Made of Shrapnel", "Blind Savior", "Hail the Renegade" and "Push the Venom".

The follow-up to 2008's "Prevail", "Heaven's Venom" will once again be recorded by guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais (MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX) while Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, SUICIDE SILENCE, WINDS OF PLAGUE, DARK TRANQUILLITY) will handle mixing duties.

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