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Old 06-24-2007, 12:55 PM   #1
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*PREVAIL* New Album updates from writting/Studio sessions etc..

HI Guys,

I Will be updating as much as I can on this thread for all the bands activities regarding the album writting and studio process, Producers , song titles etc will appear here before sent out in a press release to the world.

This wil be a very important time in Kataklysm's career so anyone interested in spreading the word out for this next album will be greatly appreciated!!
cheers!

Maurizio , Max, J-f and Stephane
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:22 PM   #2
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Ok here we go..

Sunday I Arrived in Montreal at around 10 pm (flight was late..I hate that shit!)..anyways the cool thing about the trip is that I started reading the Motley Crue book (The Dirt) Max had been telling me to read it so I got it and its a really good read, got the first fifty pages down in the two hour flight..looking forward to reading more of it, wich reminds me I better keep writting on my own book Nortthen Hyperblast : uncut, Ive gotten a little lazy on it but actually there is alot of interesting things happening to the band these days that id like to get in there so its all good to wait..

So yesterday I met up with J-f at his new big house (he just bought a new house next to Steph and Max and its real nice) and he is building his studio downstaires where we will track most of the album.

We starting working on more riffs, and like an old habit things started flowing immidiatly, no rust and all inspired stuff, Stephane came over later in the day and he brought a bunch of hooks and riffs he had been taping at his house and I was blown away by some of his stuff, Shadows & Dust era type feel (he wrote must of that album with me), we went to Stephane's place in the late afternoon and hooked up with Max. and started working on the title track PREVAIL, we are that type of band that goes straight for the jugular first, so we got some massive brainstorming going with some colds ones and got the song completed by night time, Max got that gravity blast down to a science let me tell you...killer song and its fucking agressive, alot more going on then songs written on In The arms of devastation, I really like the direction the album is taking and no worries its pure Kataklysm, we already had skeletons ready for four songs but this one is the first completed one, and its a total pit slammer ..

I Just got to J-fs house were gona do same things we did yesterday, then for supper we gona have a BarbQ here and tommorrow were gona fly out to Germany for the Battle of Metal open air and the next day to Italy for Evolution fest. , were playing both july 6th and 7th and were looking forward to those encounters..

more on everything soon..
Maurizio

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Old 07-12-2007, 01:40 PM   #3
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UPDATE #2

So we left for Germany on the 4th of July for the two open airs we had schedualed and after numerous glasses of wine (the staff from Lufthansa airlines loved us) and Baileys (wich I lost a bet with Stephane that he couldnt convince them to keep giving us drinks, well four hours later..I lost my 50$..damn!)

We get to Munich and we get driven to the festival site in Geiselwind a day early was raining we were exhausted and still buzzed up from the plane ride, so we decided to chill at the hotel and relax . the day of the show came and was cool to see Chris and the Samael guys, Behemoth , Disbelief.. Festival was a small affair but the crowd was on fire for KAtaklysm, we had a blast ..next day we hit Evolution fest in Florence , Italy we got there 30 min. before our set time..Behemoth was shredding as always, so we got up on stage and did our show right after..no line check nothing, was a very tough show, with feedback on stage and weird noises happening around us..sometimes felt like we were playing unplugged ..weird, its hard to give it your all , on top of that we hadnt slept yet from the German show since the previous day but in true Kataklysm fashion we did our best regardless and the crowd was amazing and truely supportive! The next day we visited Florence had a blast and flew back back to Canada to continue writting the album.

I have to take back a few things I said on my previous report, the way the album first started to get put together it seemed to be alot more dark but in melodic way but what makes writting so fun is you never know how the end result will be, yesterday we finished a song called "Breathe To Dominate" and I could already see the Pit going crazy and being a live smash.

Smoothest album we have written in years, I thought "In The arms of Devastation " was a very good experience but this one is more like "everyone looking at each other after completing a song.. and saying..perfect this is it" we will see if we are right once you guys get your hands on it. We worked on another new song this morning.. Me and J-f were writting in the early morning and came up with some cool stuff so we called MAx to get his ass to the Studio, of course he was still wasted from the previous night and sleeping, but he finally came over and we got some cool things happening for a song called "The Vultures are Watching " the band is really focused, its the first time in a very long time all four of us are writting an album together in the same room..feeling good! ohh.. by the way we just got word we might be on tour in the states from august 15th to sept 15th..I think an announcement is coming soon.. til next time

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UPDATE #3

So I'm back home in Chicago , after what I could say was the "smoothest" writing session we've ever did, everything came naturally , every album is like your baby some come agressive, some more sensative and emotional, but this kid we are about to spawn is going have some big balls and its one angry motherfucker !.. its going to hit where it matters, so much so that we might not be able to just chose the typical nine songs we usually try to keep going every record.. this one might have more songs and might be longer in length that might be needed to capture its full essence!

In more good news , the guys are ready to lay down the tracks for "PREVAIL" .. I announced a few titles already like THE VULTURES ARE WATCHING , BREATHE TO DOMINATE and the title track PREVAIL, well here is another one EVERYTHING COMES FALLING one of my favorites on the album so far for sure.

On the music department the album is right were we want it, now its all up to me to put the right flavors, lyrically the album will have a feeling of human struggle,feeling trapped and uncertainty about the future, Im also going to dabble with trust, i think in many ways it represents all of us as at some point in our lives..Im going to focus alot on that emotion of feeling like those four fucking walls are closing in, something i felt personaly for most of my life, the end result is too PREVAIL when we face our inner demons or surrender,lets see if we can PREVAIL and do that with this album , reach that place we set for ourselves along time ago...the Journey begins August 15th..

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Maurizio

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