PODCAST: Episode 123: Maurizio Iacono of Kataklysm Talks “Unconquered”


Ghost Cult’s Keefy recently caught up with Maurizio Iacono of Kataklysm about their new album Unconquered, out September 25 th via their longtime label Nuclear Blast Records. We chatted about the new record, the longevity of the band, how the band prepared for this new album, making the video for “The Killshot”, working once again with visionary artist Blake Armstrong on the return of the “heart beast” artwork, how the band is dealing without touring, his other projects with new music on the way such as Ex Deo, his growing hot sauce business, and a discussion of Keefy’s favorite live Kataklysm performance, at the Trois Rivieres Metalfest. Purchase Unconquered here and check out our conversation! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kataklysm – Unconquered

Kataklysm has proudly been waving the banners of Melodic Death and Death Metal for nearly thirty years. Originally hailing from Canada, this now multinational act has consistently delivered strikingly aggressive music for decades and it has solidified their spot at the Heavy Metal table. It’s only been two years since they released their last record, Meditations (Nuclear Blast). Yet this new full-length, Unconquered (Nuclear Blast) demonstrates how this quartet has a wealth of heaviness still to share.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Warkings – Revenge

A four-piece band of indeterminate origin (their home town is listed merely as “The Home of Kings”), Warkings are an international – presumably European based – supergroup who like nothing more than to cosplay while singing about such diverse subject matter as fighting, marching, combat, battles, warfare, and conflict.

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Ex Deo Releases The Rise Of Hannibal From The Immortal Wars

Ex Deo will be unleashing The Immortal Wars on February 24th through Napalm Records, and the powerful first single has made it’s way online. Continue reading

Nile, Svårt Crown And Ex Deo Live At Manchester Sound Control, Manchester, UK

06 NileDallas Toler-Wade has been the established frontman for a couple of albums now and while the stability as brought us Annihilation Of The Wicked new opus ‘The Gates Of Sethu’ falls just short of the Egyptologists high standards. Karl Sanders steady hand has seen the band through the departure of Chief Spires and Jon Vesano yet before their hymns to Ra may begin, we have Frenchmen Svårt Crown and Canadians come Roman centurions Ex Deo to lead the charge.Continue reading