Canadian death metal collective Kataklysm have been hard at work in the studio working on new music, and now details of the fruits of their hard work are starting to surface. Their new album, which will be released on the 28th of October 2013 through the metal powerhouse that is Nuclear Blast Records, has been titled Waiting For The End To Come. The band have put together a trailer video for the album, which can be watched below:
Kataklysm have also unveiled the album artwork cover for Waiting For The End To Come. The cover, designed by Peter Sallai, will feature on the jewel case version of the CD release. In addition, Waiting For The End To Come will also have a special release on limited edition cassette tape, and this cover will feature on the cassette tape as well. It can be seen below:
Kataklysm main man Maurizio Iacono explains the thinking and the concept behind the artwork for Waiting For The End To Come:
"The new album art depicts a child, which represents innocence in humanity, covered in dirt and blood from life's experience. In front of him is death represented by a reaper, who comes to claim his soul for the afterlife or the abyss, whichever way you want interpret what happens next. We leave it open to the fans to decide with their own beliefs. This depiction of the transition between life and death was made by Hungarian artist Peter Sallai, and will be on the standard CD jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions."
Kataklysm will be laying waste to the UK this weekend as they take to the stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2013 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire. They appear on the main (Ronnie James Dio) stage on the Saturday of the festival.
Not familiar with Kataklysm? Die hard fan but you'd like to hear some new material? Whether you fall into either of those camps or somewhere in the middle, check out the music video for their new track Iron Will, which again can be seen below: