KATAKLYSM Announces North American Tour

Montreal-based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have announced the North American leg of their "Spread the Venom 2010 - 2011 World Tour". Joining them will be groove-laden death shredders ALL SHALL PERISH, technical/progressive death masters DECREPIT BIRTH, Sumerian Records' touring juggernaut CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE, and Relapse Records' modern death metal merchants ABYSMAL DAWN. This will be just a part of a massive worldwide tour, that is rumored to be the band's last before a much-needed break from extensive performance schedule.

"In just about a month we will embark on KATAKLYSM's longest one way headlining stretch crossing four continents in nearly 20 years," commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono.

"'Heaven's Venom' has been welcomed with open arms by fans and critics alike across the globe.

"As I mentioned before in interviews, 'Heaven’s Venom' is a very personal, aggressive and dark KATAKLYSM album that hits home. We love this album and want to share its anger with our fans! We want to play places we have never been before and also revisit our loyal supporters while creating some new fans along the way. One thing we know is that this will be the only time you will be able to see the band on this record or for a long time. So don't say, 'I'll catch them the next time,' because there might not be a next time. We are thinking of taking along break after this massive trek and who knows what will happen next. So if you are a fan of KATAKLYSM, you have been called to duty!"

The dates are as follows:

Feb. 24 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Feb. 25 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Feb. 26 - Harpo's - Detroit, MI
Feb. 27 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
Feb. 28 - Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB - Canada
Mar. 02 - Starlite - Edmonton, AB - Canada
Mar. 03 - Lake City Bowl - Kelowna, BC - Canada
Mar. 04 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC - Canada
Mar. 05 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Mar. 06 - Branx - Portland, OR
Mar. 07 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA (No ABYSMAL DAWN)
Mar. 08 - The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
Mar. 09 - Soma - San Diego, CA
Mar. 10 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 11 - El Cien - Amarillo, TX
Mar. 12 - Ridglea Theatre - Ft. Worth, TX
Mar. 13 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
Mar. 15 - State Theater - St Petersburg, FL
Mar. 16 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
Mar. 17 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Mar. 18 - Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
Mar. 19 - Evening Star Music Hall - Niagara Falls, NY
Mar. 20 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC - Canada

"Heaven's Venom" sold around 2,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 8 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

KATAKLYSM's previous CD, "Prevail", opened with 2,250 units back in June 2008.

"Heaven's Venom" was produced by Jean-Francois Dagenais and was mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, DARK TRANQUILLITY).

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