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Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1991 – present)

Kataklysm is a Canadian band. They call their musical style “northern hyperblast” after an advertisement in M.E.A.T. magazine describing another band, Fear Factory, as “hyperblast”. The term refers to the extremely fast blast beats that Kataklysm’s drummer, Max Duhamel, fuses into the music.1992. At the beginning of their career they were mostly known for being one of the fastest, most chaotic metal bands. However, their music changed after Sylvain Houde left the band, and bassist/backing vocalist Maurizio Iacono took over Houde’s vocal duties, and another full-time bassist was recruited.

In 1998, the band released “Victims of This Fallen World”, an album which was noted as being a change in musical style from previous albums. The following album “The Prophecy (Stigmata of the Immaculate)”, however, this saw the band return to its previous style, though less chaotic and with a touch of .

Drummer Max Duhamel is said to have been forced out of the band because of injuries. Eventually, Duhamel recovered from his injuries and participated on Kataklysm’s ninth album, “In The Arms Of Devastation”.

Kataklysm’s line-up has remained relatively stable compared to many other bands within the metal genre. The band only has one missing original member, Sylvain Houde. Drummers make out most of the band’s “former members” list.

Kataklysm is well known for their incorporation of movie-quote samples in their music.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada


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  • Reflechissant

    The description in Russian says Maurizio kicked two members out for trying to make the band commercial, if it's true then it's funny as fuck considering what this band has eventually become

    15 Oct 6:54pm Reply
  • My_Sharona

    Love their old school Swedish Death Metal sound ♥

    8 Sep 9:58pm Reply
  • ElHuevas1428574

    ⌠↑ಠ_ಠ ←:D→ ಥ_ಥ↓⌡

    17 Aug 1:17pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    sounds like shadows fall.

    15 Aug 4:56pm Reply
  • avyfa

    ГОСПАДЕ, это же дез-металл группа у которой можно разобрать лирику!

    5 Aug 10:07pm Reply
  • SlaveOfN1l

    This band really went down the toilet hole after Shadows & Dust. Shame, considering they used to be one of the most violent and deranged-sounding DM bands ever

    18 Jul 5:39pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Ślaska dla fanów Kataklysm

    1 Jun 3:05pm Reply
  • Madtwoo

    @defnoob thanks master of arrogant for your noob opinion just like your name "noob"

    1 Jun 4:54am Reply
  • defnoob

    Lol @ these guys getting on the Pyrexia/Suffocation/and Internal bleeding tour. Who the hell listens to these guys anyway apart from Canadians and maybe 50 people worldwide who follow the generic studio shit squirted out from Nuclear blast's anus (Suffo doesn't count). These guys are generic, grantedm as the man below me has noted their older stuff is good

    16 May 8:13pm Reply
  • TheArtofShred88

    The Mystical Gate of Reincarnation,The Temple of Knowledge,Shadows & Dust and (especially) Sorcery are the only Kataklysm albums worth listening to. The majority of their other releases are just so weak and dull.

    15 Apr 11:22pm Reply
  • Dario97

    Sorcery & Temple Of Knowledge are great classic records ^^

    28 Mar 4:58pm Reply
  • SuomenPsycho

    brutal and melodic death metal at the same time?wtf

    28 Mar 11:50am Reply
  • ridiamr

    Galera de Belém o/

    7 Mar 4:42am Reply
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  • PutridBastard

    New album Waiting For The End To Come is fucking great!!!!! [20]

    10 Feb 6:47am Reply
  • ComendoMiojo


    6 Feb 5:02pm Reply
  • ScytheOfTime

    Vision The Chaos / yeah enki !

    29 Jan 6:55pm Reply
  • RexBlazzer099

    Yeah Kataklysm great band!

    24 Jan 7:36pm Reply
  • MosherSam13

    the word great is great

    14 Jan 10:51pm Reply
  • MosherSam13

    New album Waiting For The End To Come is fucking great!!!!! [19] wasn't expecting to like the Sacred Reich cover but it's great!

    14 Jan 10:51pm Reply
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