KATAKLYSM has labeled their style “northern hyperblast” after they saw an advertisement in M.E.A.T. magazine describing another band, Fear Factory, as “hyperblast”. Kataklysm is a Canadian death metal band. They have released fourteen studio albums, one EP and two DVDs as of 2020. Kataklysm won their first Juno Award (Canadian equivalent of the Grammy) for best album of the year in the “heavy metal” category for their 2015 album Of Ghosts and Gods. The band’s albums have charted throughout the world, including the Billboard Top 100 in the United States.

Kataklysm was formed in Montreal, Quebec in September 1991. At the beginning of their career, they were known for their fast and technical brand of death metal, known as the “Northern Hyperblast”. Nuclear Blast soon took notice of the band in 1992 after noticing the band’s debut demo The Death Gate Cycle of Reincarnation, which gained significant praise from the underground metal scene. In 1994, Kataklysm signed to Nuclear Blast and released their first EP The Mystical Gate of Reincarnation, followed by their debut album Sorcery in 1995.

Kataklysm released their fourteenth studio album Unconquered on September 25, 2020. Three weeks before the album’s release, the band announced drummer Oli Beaudoin had left the band and was replaced by James Payne.

“Goliath” was released in 2023. The band was touring Europe in 2023 and continues in 2024.

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE is an Italian symphonic death metal band. Formed in 2007, the group resides in Perugia and are currently signed to Nuclear Blast. They have released five full-length albums.

Fleshgod Apocalypse was formed in April 2007 by Francesco Paoli (formerly frontman of the band Hour of Penance). They recorded their first demo, Promo ’07, at 16th Cellar Studio, in Rome, with producer Stefano “Saul” Morabito, releasing it shortly after. The demo was re-released the following year on a split CD with fellow Italian bands Septycal Gorge, Modus Delicti and Onirik. Fleshgod Apocalypse then signed to Neurotic Records. In early 2008 the band toured Europe, supporting bands like Behemoth, Origin, Dying Fetus, Hate Eternal, Suffocation, Napalm Death and many more.

In February 2020, Eugene Ryabchenko from Vital Remains became the band’s new live drummer. Fleshgod Apocalypse was supposed to do another round of American shows with The Agonist in 2020, but this tour was for the most part cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The band has resorted to streaming on YouTube to host Q&A sessions with fans, as well as livestreaming a virtual concert at Bloom Studio in Rome in August. A video for an acoustic version of “The Day We’ll Be Gone” was released on 23 October 2020, whereupon it was announced that soprano Veronica Bordacchini, guitarist Fabio Bartoletti and drummer Eugene Ryabchenko had officially joined the band.

On 18 December 2020, the band released a EP titled No along with a new music video for the title track. In January 2021, they released a cover of Blue (Turns to Red).

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STILLBIRTH have been on stage for more than 20 years. With over 1000 shows in more than 35 countries, the band is a veteran in touring. Besides the 8 full length albums Stillbirth has also released some split CD’s and an EP.

Among the notable festivals the band has played are Summer Breeze Open Air, New Jersey Deathfest, Deathfeast Open Air, Partysan Open Air, Mehsuff Open Air and many more.

You can expect a smashing and energetic live show which will force you to bang your head.

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