Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM will release a multidisc DVD, “The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined”, in the spring via Nuclear Blast. The set will depict the ups and downs of the band’s long, turbulent career, as well as footage of KATAKLYSM‘s performance at last year’s Summer Breeze festival, which took place August 18-20, 2011 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The cover art for the release was created by artist Colin Marks (ORIGIN, EXODUS, NEVERMORE) and can be viewed below.
Commented KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono: “Just watched most of [the DVD] yesterday. Director Tommy Jones has really captured the band’s story and magic on this thing. I’m super excited; this DVD will turn many heads. Our fans will be proud. Most of all, I got memories immortalized of a beautiful story. If we don’t earn the respect with this, then the ones not giving it are in the wrong biz.”
KATAKLYSM recently recorded the single “The Iron Will” in Montreal, Canada with guitarist/producer Jean-François Dagenais. It was mixed Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, BEHEMOTH, MNEMIC) in Denmark and will be made available with a video clip on iTunes one month before the release of “The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined”.
KATAKLYSM‘s “At The Edge Of The World” video was filmed on March 20, 2011 at the band’s hometown show at Club Soda. This concert also marked the end of the group’s “Spread the Venom” European/North American tour. The video was helmed by director Tommy Jones (DEATH ANGEL, SOILWORK), who is also working with KATAKLYSM on “The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined”.
KATAKLYSM‘s latest album, “Heaven’s Venom”, sold around 2,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 8 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
KATAKLYSM‘s previous CD, “Prevail”, opened with 2,250 units back in June 2008.
“Heaven’s Venom” was produced by Jean-Francois Dagenais and was mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, DARK TRANQUILLITY).