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KATAKLYSM // Release New Single & Video for ‘The Killshot’ & Announce Upcoming Album ‘Unconquered’

Canadian melodic death metal titans Kataklysm are at it again, gearing up for album number 14 with a new music video for the album’s first single The Killshot.

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The Killshot is the first single released from the band’s upcoming 14th album Unconquered, which is scheduled to be released September 25th by Nuclear Blast. While the video for The Killshot seems to tell a clear story, according to the band, the song itself has a much more open interpretation.

The Killshot is very Machiavellian at its base meaning. The song deals with revenge and planning it out, I wrote the song in an open interpretation because everyone has their own story that they can attach to it. In general, the album deals with pain or setbacks, overcoming them and fighting back. Especially in today’s situation, the timing is on point.” says the band.

The theme of overcoming is something that will no doubt be relatable to many, giving Unconquered an oddly fitting time to be released in. For the band, this song specifically and the video associated with it will always be rooted in the context of the world as it is today.

“In February, we flew to Atlanta, Georgia and worked with director Scott Hanson [of Digital Thunderdome]. We saw some of his creations and wanted to try his style. The experience was awesome, and we won’t forget it anytime soon. Everything went great but it was there, sitting at the airport that we first started seeing on all the screens that Covid-19 was about to shutdown the country.” says the band.

For Unconquered, Kataklysm reunited with long-time producer and guitarist JF Dagenais at JFD Studio in Dallas, Texas. The band also brought on legendary producer Colin Richardson (known for his work with Slipknot, Cradle of Filth, Sepultura and Trivium to name a few) to aid with mixing alongside Chris Clancy.

Unconquered’s artwork also sees the return of the band’s infamous heart beast–which appeared on the band’s previous albums In The Arms Of Devastation (2006), Prevail (2008), and Heaven’s Venom (2010)–make its return, with artwork by artist Blake Armstrong.

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