Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM are writing material for the follow-up to 2008's "Prevail" album, tentatively due in late summer/early fall 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Comments guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais: "This album will be different than 'Prevail', but will still have the classic KATAKLYSM trademarks and hooks. You will see a much more intricate record than we've done in the past. It will contian some really fast and dynamic parts, but we will also aim on a very melodic-driven record and it will contain lots of technical parts as well that we haven't explored much lately. And no worries, the bone-crushing grooves are always a must with KATAKLYSM and will be present. I've also seen Maurizio's [Iacono, vocals] lyrics for this album so far and let me tell you that they hit really hard. I know it's a very personal album to him as he is going through some tough times in his personal life. So I'm not worried on what he will bring to this record. So expect a very real, aggressive and determined KATAKLYSM album!
"We know we have set the bar high for ourselves, but we are confident to deliver the goods once again.
"On the production end, I will handle the recording as usual, but
for the mix we have decided to enlist Tue Madsen from Denmark. We feel he captured best the band's sound on 'In The Arms Of Devastation'. We feel it's a winning team and we're gonna make sure you have the best-sounding record to date."
KATAKLYSM vocalist Maurizio Iacono will reveal the new album title on Christmas Day.
"Prevail" was honored in the "Album Of The Year" in the "Metal/Hardcore" category at the Quebec Indie Music Awards (GAMIQ), an awards show that recognizes achievements by Quebec independent artists. The event was held in September 2008 at the Corona Theatre in Montreal and was produced by the Quebec Independent Music Association, which is also behind the Montreal International Music Initiative (MIMI).
Fan-filmed video footage of KATAKLYSM's April 11, 2009 performance at the Blender Theater in New York as the support act for NAPALM DEATH can be viewed below (courtesy of "loginkill").