Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM are set to unleash their new studio album, Meditations on June 1st, 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band partnered with Gear Gods to premiere the guitar playthrough for the first single, “Guillotine”. Check out the playthrough here.

Recently, the band released a new trailer where Stephane Barbe discusses the bonus DVD that is included with the new album Meditations! Watch the trailer here:

The live DVD was filmed in Munich, Germany on the “A Moment in Time” tour on October 21, 2017. It features the performance of the bands’ 2 classic albums, Shadows & Dust and Serenity in Fire in their entirety. The concert was captured by several cameras and recorded live in front of a full house of fans from around the world. Mixed by the band’s guitarist, JF Dagenais, the feature also includes interviews with the band members about that very special tour and the new album Meditations. A gift to the fans as a bonus with the new album.

Pre-order Meditations digitally and receive an instant download for “Guillotine” or stream the song here.

Meditations – Track Listing:

01. Guillotine

02. Outsider

03. The Last Breath I’ll Take Is Yours

04. Narcissist

05. Born To Kill And Destined To Die

06. In Limbic Resonance

07. And Then I Saw Blood

08. What Doesn’t Break Doesn’t Heal

09. Bend The Arc, Cut The Cord

10. Achilles Heel

Produced by the band’s own guitarist J-F Dagenais and drummer Oli Beaudoin, the record was mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR a.o.). Mastering duties were handled by Paul Logus (PANTERA a.o.).

The artwork was created by Ocvlta Designs by Surtsey, who also crafted the artwork for KATAKLYSM’s previous record, Of Ghosts And Gods.

Meditations marks the return to old work ethics. All four band members wrote and composed together under the same roof for the first time in over a decade and returned to the old days of songwriting efforts which saw the band’s classics such as Shadows & Dust, Serenity In Fire and In The Arms Of Devastation come to life.


01. – 03.06. CZ Pilsen – Metalfest Open Air

14. – 16.06. D Ferropolis – With Full Force

21./22.06. D St. Goarshausen – RockFels

23.06. F Clisson – Hellfest

06./07.07. RO Bucharest – Metalhead Meeting

20./21.07. D Bertingen – Rock unter den Eichen

15. – 18.08. D Dinkelsb¼hl – Summer Breeze