Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM will unleash their 14th full-length studio album, UNCONQUERED, on September 25th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, Steph discusses the impact of Covid-19 on touring. Watch the UNCONQUERED album trailer #3 here: https://youtu.be/Kuw17edB5SY
Last week, the band released the music video for their second single entitled, “Underneath The Scars“. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/PTbp1LoCbNo
Maurizio Iacono comments, “’Underneath the Scars’ is a bulldozer of a track that will surely ignite the world’s metalheads into straight headbanging madness. We look forward to bringing this beast live when the time comes. Since all the KATAKLYSM members live in different states and countries as well as all the travel restrictions in place, there was no way we could get together and film another concept video as we had planned. So we dug up some unreleased footage from last year’s European headlining tour and decided to pull together a cool montage of what we miss the most; playing live with our crazy fans by our side! Meanwhile, crank up Underneath the Scars and pull them horns up in the air!”
»Unconquered«was recorded and engineered by the band’s long-time producer and guitarist JF Dagenais at JFD Studio in Dallas, TX. KATAKLYSM enlisted legendary Colin Richardson, post retirement, to aid in the mixing of »Unconquered«’s weightier and modernized sound with additional help from Chris Clancy’s technicality and precision. »Unconquered« stands among the best produced albums in the band’s career.
The infamous heart beast, which also appeared on »In The Arms Of Devastation« (2006), »Prevail« (2008), and »Heaven’s Venom«(2010), makes its return with a cover image created by artist Blake Armstrong.
Pre-order your copy of UNCONQUERED in the format of your choice here: www.nuclearblast.com/kataklysm-unconquered
Recently, the band released the second album trailer discussing the artwork. Watch as Maurizio details the process of working with Blake Armstrong to bring the “Heart Beast” back to life: youtu.be/kEtFDQsqunM.
»Unconquered« will be available in the following formats:
- CD Jewel Case
- Glow In The Dark (Limited to 300)
- Clear W. Black Splatter (Limited to 300 on band’s store only)
- White W. Silver Splatter (Limited to 200)
- CD + Patch Bundle (Limited to 300)
Pre-save the album to Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer here: http://nblast.de/KatUnconqueredPreSave
Below is the track listing for »Unconquered«:01. The Killshot
02. Cut Me Down
03. Underneath The Scars
04. Focused To Destroy You
05. The Way Back Home
08. Icarus Falling
09. When It’s Over