Today, Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM unleash their 14th full-length studio album, UNCONQUERED, unto the world via Nuclear Blast Records. To celebrate the release, the band offers fans new single 'Cut Me Down'.
Maurizio Iacono comments, “'Cut Me Down' is a melodic, high octane assault, with thrash elements and relentless power, showcasing another angle of our new album, UNCONQUERED, which is released today! The lyrical idea of this song is being surrounded by someone whose sole purpose is betraying and taking advantage of you, I lived with this type of scenario around me many times. Luckily for me, I trust no one. I did however trust Tuomas Saukkonen of WOLFHEART to come and give a hand on the song and rip through the chorus with me as a special guest!
UNCONQUERED was recorded and engineered by the band's long-time producer and guitarist JF Dagenais at JFD Studio in Dallas, TX. KATAKLYSM enlisted legendary Colin Richardson, post-retirement, to aid in the mixing of UNCONQUERED’s weightier and modernized sound with additional help from Chris Clancy’s technicality and precision.UNCONQUERED stands among the best produced albums in the band's career. The infamous heart beast, which also appeared on In The Arms Of Devastation (2006), Prevail (2008), and Heaven’s Venom (2010), makes its return with a cover image created by artist Blake Armstrong.
Below is the tracklisting for UNCONQUERED:
Cut Me Down
Underneath The Scars
Focused To Destroy You
The Way Back Home
When It's Over
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Maurizio Iacono | Vocals
Jean-François Dagenais | Guitars
Stephane Barbe | Bass
Oli Beaudoin | Drums