JF Dagenais of Kataklysm has updated fans about his current condition since testing positive with COVID_19 as well as spread awareness to the metal community.
Statement from JF :
“Hey, folks! First, I want to thank everyone for the outpour of support from all our awesome fans and music colleagues around the world. It really gave me a morale boost! Last week started like any normal week. I was doing press for KATAKLYSM’s new album Unconquered and on Wednesday morning I woke up and felt like I got hit by a train; I had a slight fever, body aches, and very low energy. The next day I went to my doctor after no improvement and they administered the COVID test to be on the safe side. It came back positive and I was shocked because I’m the extra careful type of guy. I wear a mask religiously, wash my hands, and barely go out. Anyhow, over the weekend I started to feel much better and started feeling like my old self again. Luckily, I am in decent health with no underlying conditions. I will self-quarantine at home with my family (so far they are fine) and will be free of this thing in no time. I don’t want to make a big thing out of this and overshadow the new album but wanted to share the news that anyone can get this so be careful out there It is a nasty bug, the first few days were brutal but at the end of the day I’m fine and I will get over it.”
Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights Kataklysm will unleash their 14th full-length studio album, Unconquered, on September 25th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Pre-order your copy of Unconquered: in the format of your choice here: https://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: https://www.youtu.be/kEtFDQsqunM.