KATAKLYSM announce 'Meditations Over North America' 2019 tour


Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will kick off their Meditations Over North America 2019 tour on September 4th in Joliet, IL. The 21-date trek will make stops Portland, Dallas and Baltimore before concluding in Worcester on September 26th. Joining the band as social guests Thrash legends and label-mates EXHORDER, Death Metal kings KRISIUN and San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HATCHET.

KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono comments, “It took a while for us to get a full North American tour put together for Meditations due to an extensive schedule and also the arrival of my little boy earlier this year. But, we are finally here and with a hell of a package this time. We are very excited to share the stage with the legendary EXHORDER; Slaughter of the Vatican is one of my all time favorite records. And to round off the package having our brothers in KRISIUN with us and the thrash outfit HATCHET is gonna make this a memorable tour. We will play a varied set of the bands discography and of course. our latest album Meditations, all wrapped up in a devastating live show as only KATAKLYSM can deliver. It's gonna be sick. See you all very soon."

KATAKLYSM is touring in support of their highly acclaimed thirteenth studio album Meditations. 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.). Watch the music video for "…And Then I Saw Blood" created by acclaimed Romanian visionary artist Costin Chioreanu here


Ticket for the tour will go on sale on Wednesday, June 12 at 10AM local time.

Confirmed dates for the Meditations Over North America 2019 tour with EXHORDER, KRISIUN & HATCHET are: 
Sep. 04 Joliet, IL - The Forge 
Sep. 05 Cave-in-Rock, IL - FULL TERROR ASSAULT 
Sep. 06 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room 
Sep. 07 Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep 
Sep. 08 Denver, CO - Oriental Theater 
Sep. 10 Seattle, WA - El Corazon 
Sep. 11 Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom 
Sep. 12 Oakland, CA - Metro Opera House 
Sep. 13 Los Angeles, CA - Union 
Sep. 14 San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick 
Sep. 15 Mesa, AZ - Club Red 
Sep. 16 El Paso, TX - Rockhouse Bar & Grill 
Sep. 17 Austin, TX - Come and Take it Live! 
Sep. 18 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live! 
Sep. 20 Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Live 
Sep. 21 Atlanta, GA - TBC 
Sep. 22 Baltimore, MD - Soundstage 
Sep. 23. Brooklyn, NY - Market Hotel 
Sep. 26 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance 
Sep. 25 Reading, PA - Reverb 
Sep. 26 Worcester, MA - The Palladium


Born in 1992 from the cold winds of Montréal, Québec, Canada comes one of the country's top extreme musical exports to date: KATAKLYSM. With a career spanning 25 years, KATAKLYSM is a leading force in the most brutal & powerful genre in heavy metal and has conquered territories such as Europe, North & South America, Australia, and Asia while recently becoming the first Canadian metal band to ever play South Africa.

They've spent the last 25 years cementing their legacy in the extreme metal genre. 2016 marked a whirlwind of excitement as the band added a Juno Award to their collection as well as landing their highest Billboard charting. They are one of a handful of bands that have the title of "Longest Standing Artist" on the Nuclear Blast roster.

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Maurizio Iacono | Vocals 
Jean-Francois Dagenais | Guitar 
Stephane Barbe | Bass 
Oli Beaudoin | Drums

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