KATAKLYSM Guitarist J-F Dagenais Talks Band Success And Waiting For The End To Come In New Interview

November 17, 2013, 10 months ago

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KATAKLYSM guitarist J-F Dagenais recently spoke with The Rock Pit about th eband's new album, Waiting For The End To Come. An excerpt is available below:
Q: Is it a conscious decision to go forward and try different things for each album or has it happened naturally over the years? J-F: "I think it's the journey of an artist that you try to do your best with what you have and the way that you paint at a certain point in time. As a musician I like to think that we have gotten better over the years and you improve your skills on your instrument and also improve your skills as a musician like the way you see songs and structures, and basically we try to do our best on every record. For me, I got to do every album like it's one of my kids, you try your best and you want to do your best with it and it comes up the way it comes up for different reasons. I think you can see the musical journey and progression from a young artist in the early 90's trying to learn or master his art and then you get better at it and you go from there. I feel like the new album is our best work of art musically and also songwriting wise and also on our instruments. I think it's the best performance everyone gave in the studio so I'm very proud of this album." Go to this location for the complete interview. Waiting For The End To Come has achieved the following chart positions, making the band the first metal act in Canadian history to have charted in these three countries, five consecutive times! Germany - #55 Switzerland - #62 Austria - #63 Says leader Maurizio Iacono: "And now its official, time to start gearing up for the road next month in what seems a like promising campaign ahead, Australia, Japan and Europe for starters..."
Waiting For The End To Come is out via Nuclear Blast on CD, digitally, as a Digipack, vinyl LP, and on cassette. BraveWords' review of Waiting For The End To Come can be found here. A new Kataklysm feature from BraveWords scribe Carl Begai is available at this location. Jewel Case / Limited Cassette tracklisting: 'Fire' 'If I Was God - I’d Burn It All' 'Like Animals' 'Kill The Elite' 'Under Lawless Skies' 'Dead & Buried' 'The Darkest Days of Slumber' 'Real Blood - Real Scars' 'The Promise' 'Empire Of Dirt' 'Elevate'
Digipak / LP (with alternate artwork, pictured above) tracklisting: 'Fire' 'If I Was God - I’d Burn It All' 'Like Animals' 'Kill The Elite' 'Under Lawless Skies' 'Dead & Buried' 'The Darkest Days Of Slumber' 'Real Blood - Real Scars' 'The Promise' 'Empire Of Dirt' 'Elevate' Bonus track: 'The American Way' (SACRED REICH cover)

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