Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based death metallers KATAKLYSM have released the music video for their rendition of the SACRED REICH classic "The American Way". The clip was shot by director Tommy Jones (TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, EX DEO) during the band's recent North American tour with Belgian gore-grinders ABORTED.
"KATAKLYSM has never covered any band before on disc in its 20-year existence," stated KATAKLYSM singer Maurizio Iacono. "We decided to change that on the new record and wanted to do something people didn't expect, but also something that stood through time.
"The message behind the song is still relevant now. The difference today is that it’s a global problem, not only in North America, but everywhere.
"I personally grew up on early thrash metal and SACRED REICH was and is one of my all-time favorite bands. It was very important that we had the blessings from the band to do this video. The guys in SACRED REICH gave us the green light and are happy that we did this.
"We chose to reconstruct the same type of video they did for it back in the day but in a modern-day setting.”
KATAKLYSM's version of "The American Way" is taken from the band's new album, "Waiting For The End To Come", which was released on October 29, 2013 in North America via Nuclear Blast. The artwork by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) was featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of the effort. The cover by Peter Sallai (SABATON) was featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions.
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).
KATAKLYSM recently announced that Oli Beaudoin will be the drummer for the band on the next album and future tours.