KATAKLYSM Premier “Thy Serpents Tongue”, “Vindication” Music Videos

July 26, 2015, 4 years ago

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KATAKLYSM Premier “Thy Serpents Tongue”,  “Vindication” Music Videos

In an unprecedented event in extreme metal, Canadian powerhouse Kataklysm will release ten music videos in the ten days leading up to the release of their new album, Of Ghosts And Gods. This weekend, the band has released video clips for “Thy Serpents Tongue” and “Vindication”.

Mastermind Maurizio states: “Thy Serpents Tongue” is a song about someone who keeps feeding on your goodness and in the end betrays you.”

Mastermind Maurizio states: “Vindication” is about staying true to yourself and waiting whatever time it takes to be proven right because deep down, you know your own truth and the world doesn't, but will judge you anyhow.”

A video clip for the track “Marching Through Graveyards” can be seen below. Mastermind Maurizio states: “Marching Through Graveyards” is about not accepting death as part of life, yet we are exposed to it every day. Fear is worse than death itself.”

A video clip for the track “The Black Sheep” can be seen below. Maurizio states: ““The Black Sheep” is a song we feel represents anyone who follows his/her own path despite facing critics and hate for being different then the norm. I'm sure many metalheads will relate, we surely do.”

A video clip for the track “Breaching The Asylum” can be seen below.“’Breaching The Asylum’ is a video depicting the different religions, cults and ideology that control most of our society,” comments Maurizio Iacono. “The song questions the need for humanity to belong to something greater than the physics of the universe and the dangers of its fanatics to silence free will.”

Kataklysm will release Of Ghosts And Gods on July 31st worldwide via Nuclear Blast. Guitarist J- F Dagenais tracked drums, guitars and bass for the album, while vocals were recorded by producer Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, DevilDriver, Cannibal Corpse). The entire process was mixed and mastered in the UK by legendary producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Exodus, Amon Amarth).

The new album artwork was done by up and coming dark and macabre artist Art by Surtsey. The new Kataklysm cover art echoes a sinister artwork depicting the reality of humanity’s beautifully disturbing existence and its impending death through the Mortal and the Everlasting, the background shows an ancient Incantation written in Aramaic.

Of Ghosts And Gods track listing:

“Breaching The Asylum”
“The Black Sheep”
“Thy Serpents Tongue”
“Soul Destroyer”
“Marching Through Graveyards”
“Hate Spirit”
“Carrying Crosses”
“The World Is A Dying Insect”

“Soul Destroyer”:

“Thy Serpents Tongue”:


About the album, the band previously stated: “It has all the elements that make Kataklysm the force that it is with unrelenting power, melodic hooks, extreme passages and the head stomping grooves Kataklysm is well known for, plus it jumps into new territory in the true nature of the band’s adventurous exploits to push the limit. The end result will be our fans head banging with their horns in the air and shouting the hymns - and that’s our satisfaction right there. We will be hitting the road this summer with a string of festivals in support of the album. This is a determined Kataklysm like you’ve never seen before. Be ready."

Kataklysm have announced dates for their Of Ghosts And Gods European tour 2016.

Mastermind Maurizio states: “It’s been a little awhile since we have visited the clubs and theaters of Europe , the last run was incredible as we remember it well, this time we come stronger then ever supporting the bombastic Of Ghosts And Gods with an unprecedented 44 shows across the old continent as we will be visiting new cities and also countries such as Norway, Finland, Estonia and Latvia for the very first time… excitement is an understatement! We will be bringing a full Kataklysm show so you can feel the real experience our way and we are bring with us our brothers:  the Greek titan kings of SepticFlesh and Belgian gore masters Aborted to bring the power and the blood, in true Kataklysm tradition the tour will be in January / February, so come start the year the right way and experience this sonic assault when it comes to destroy your town.”

Tour dates:

7 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
8 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
9 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
10 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
11 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
12 - Göteburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
13 - Oslo, Norway - Blå
14 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
16 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
17 - Tallin, Estonia - Tapper
18 - Riga, Latvia - Melna Piektdiena
19 - Vilnius, Lithuania - New York
20 - Warschau, Poland - Progresja
21 - Cracov, Poland - Fabryka
22 - Prag, Czech Republic - Meet Factory
23 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
24 - Budapest, Hungary - Dürer Kert
25 - Lubljana, Slovenia - Kino Siska
26 - Wörgl, Austria - Komma
27 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic
28 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA
29 - Geiselwind, Germany - Musichall
30 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z 7
31 - München, Germany - Backstage

1 - Genf, Switzerland - Lùsine
2 - Montepellier, France - Rockstore
3 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
4 - Madrid, Spain - Caracol
5 - Limoges, France - CC John Lennon
6 - Vannes, France - Echonova
7 - Rouen, France - Le 106
9 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
10 - St. Etienne, France - Le Fil
11 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
12 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
13 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
14 - Paris, France - La Machine
15 - Bristol, UK - Fleece
16 - Glasgow, UK - Audio
17 - Dublin, Ireland - Voodoo Lounge
18 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control
19 - Nuneaton, UK - Queens Hall
20 - London, UK - Underworld
21 - Tilburg, Netherlands - O13

Kataklysm and diabolical death / black metal giants Belphegor will co-headline an uncompromising raid on North American shores this fall.

“We've had a very busy year preparing for the world campaign for our new album, Of Ghosts and Gods, that is currently underway in Europe for the festival season,” commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono. “This fall, we will return to the US and Canada with our crazy brothers in Belphegor, to destroy your souls and cities one by one. We hope to see you guys there joining in on the madness!"

Adds Belphegor guitarist/vocalist and mastermind Helmuth Lehner: "Ave! Belphegor are looking forward to returning to US shores and celebrating our 9th North American raid to promote the latest offering, Conjuring The Dead. Revel in brutal musick and join the pit with us!“

Confirmed dates are as follows:

24 - San Bernardino, CA KnotFest 2015
25 - Las Vegas, NV - LVCS
26 - Oakland, CA - Metro Opera House
27 - Portland, OR - Panic Room
28 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
30 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
31 - Chicago, IL - Reggies

1 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
2 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
3 - Amarillo, TX - Yellow City Bomb Shelter
4 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
6 - Orlando, FL - The Haven
7 - Charlotte, NC - The Casbah @ Tremont
8 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
9 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
10 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
11 - Columbus, OH - Al Rosa Villa
12 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
13 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
14 - Quebec City, QC - Complexe Meduse *
15 - Sherbrooke, QC - Theatre Granada *
16 - Ottawa, ON - Maverick's *

* - no Belphegor


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