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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Pallbearer Shares New Video for “The Quicksand of Existing”, New Album Approaches 

American Doom Metal leaders Pallbearer have shared another new single and video from their upcoming new album Forgotten Days, due out Oct. 23rd, Nuclear Blast. The video for “The Quicksand of Existing” was directed by frequent collaborator Ben Meredith. Watch it now! Continue reading

Hatebreed Announces New Album “Weight Of The False Self” Due This Fall

Hardcore Metal leaders Hatebreed will release their new album, “Weight Of The False Self”, on November 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album’s first single will be made available tomorrow (Friday, September 11). “Weight Of The False Self” due out this fall. The band released its first new single in four years, “When The Blade Drops’ this past February. 

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Killer Be Killed Announces New Album, Drops New Single – “Deconstructing Self-Destruction” 

 

Metal Supergroup Killer Be Killed, featuring such legends as Max Cavalera (Soulfly/ex-Sepultura), Ben Koller (Converge/Mutoid Man), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan/The Black Queen) and Troy Sanders (Mastodon/Gone Is Gone), announce one of the year’s most anticipated heavy releases, confirming the Nov. 20 arrival of the all-star band’s sophomore album, Reluctant Hero (Nuclear Blast Records). The news comes as the foursome shares the first single from the 11-song album, debuting “Deconstructing Self-Destruction” which you can hear now. Pre-orders are also live at the link below.  Continue reading

Carcass Shares New Single – “The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue”

Deathmetal and Grindcore legends Carcass will release a new EP, Despicable, this fall via Nuclear Blast Records. Their first new music in seven years will feature three  brand new tracks, including ‘The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue’  that was released today, as well as the previously revealed song ‘Under The Scalpel Blade.’ The EP, scheduled for release on October 30th and will be available digitally, on CD and limited edition cassette and vinyl, which can be pre-ordered now at the link below, will be the precursor to their next full-length album, due in 2021.. Watch the visualizer for  ‘The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue’ now! Continue reading

Former Kvelertak frontman Erlend Hjelvik Launches New Band Hjelvik, Signs with Nuclear Blast

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Ex-Kvelertak frontman, Erlend Hjelvik, has started a solo metal band Hjelvik and has signed with Nuclear Blast Records! Erlend Hjelvik describes his music as “blackened Viking heavy metal” with lyrics based on Norse mythology and history. A debut album, Welcome to Hel, is in the works and will release later in 2020.  

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Pallbearer Shares New Single and Video for “Forgotten Days”, New Album Incoming 


Doom Metal leaders Pallbearer will release their highly-anticipated new album this  Oct. 23 Via Nuclear Blast! Forgotten Days promised to be one of the best albums of the year in any genre, based on the legacy this band has already established. They have just shared their first single and video for the title track, which you can see right here. 

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