Kataklysm previously announced a new album for 2018, Meditations, due out on April 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records. Now they have named acclaimed Los Angeles based producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour) to mix and master their new release. This is major news for the underground band to work with such a popular, up and coming producer.
Guitarist JF Dagenais comments:
“This album has so much to offer that we decided to search for someone outside the box for it. Someone who comes with a fresh outlook and hasn’t work with extreme or death metal bands. We wanted someone with a more organic feel but at the same time can pound a mix into your chest with the power and definition it deserves. When Jay accepted to work with us, we knew he would bring just that! So far, the first mixes coming in are incredible. We will be turning some heads on this album folks. That’s all I can say for now, can’t wait!”
2016 marked another milestone for the band as they turned 25, and 2016 marked the release of their highly-acclaimed 12th album. Of Ghosts And Gods won a Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent to the Grammy’s) for “heavy metal album of the year”.
Watch the trailer for ‘Meditations’, right here: