Guitarist Jean-Franois Dagenais of Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM was interviewed on this past Monday's (July 25) edition of "Heady Metal With Jeff Olson", the Internet radio show hosted by original TROUBLE drummer and RETRO GRAVE mainman Jeff "Oly" Olson. The chat can now be streamed in two parts using the audio player below.
KATAKLYSM will headline the Hatefest 2011 European tour in December. Support on the trek will come from TRIPTYKON, MARDUK, MILKING THE GOATMACHINE and two more "special guests" who have not yet been announced.
KATAKLYSM is nearly done with its highly successful world tour that has taken the band to the four corners of the world. The "Heaven's Venom" mania will continue this summer with the band's appearance at the Wacken Open Air festival this August. The band will headline the Brutal Assault festival in Czech Republic, perform at Metal Mean in Belgium, and play at the 20th anniversary of the Summer Breeze Open Air in Germany to an already sold-out audience of 30,000 metal fans!
In other news, KATAKLYSM recorded the single "The Iron Will" last month in Montreal, Canada with guitarist/producer Jean-Franois Dagenais. It will be mixed this fall by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, BEHEMOTH, MNEMIC) in Denmark and will be released with a video clip on iTunes one month before the release of the documentary DVD "The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined", which depicts the ups and downs of the band's long, turbulent career... one that made KATAKLYSM one of today's top names in extreme music.
"The Iron Will" DVD will be released in the spring of 2012 and will include this year's live performance from the Summer Breeze festival.
"Heady Metal With Jeff Olson" is Olson's first radio show endeavor and features interviews with musicians from different metal genres across the board, interesting people from all walks of life, comedic segments, music news, and giveaways.
Olson has been writing and recording in the music industry since the formation of TROUBLE (1979) and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in film scoring, cum laude, from Berklee College Of Music.