Kataklysm announces forthcoming DVD releaseTuesday, February 15, 2011 4:26 PM PT / 2,366 views
Official press release: Kataklysm have begun the long process of putting together elements for their upcoming 20th anniversary DVD. Titled The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined, this documentary will begin with the band's inception in 1991 and tell the lasting story behind of one of the most important extreme musical exports in Canada's short 143-year history. Director and producer Tommy Jones (Lamb Of God, Soilwork, Death Angel) will catch the band's heartbeat on the road and to put the memories together. Expected release date is Spring 2011. The DVD will also include interviews with a wide range of characters, including the band's infamous first frontman Sylvain Houde, who sang on the first three Kataklysm albums: The Mystical Gate Of Reincarnation (1993), Sorcery (1996), and Temple Of Knowledge (1999). A single and a video clip for the title track "The Iron Will" will be recorded this summer. The massive content of the DVD will include Kataklysm's upcoming headlining show at Summer Breeze Open Air in Germany where the band will perform classics from all of its eleven releases. Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono shares: "This is something that we are doing first for ourselves to look back at the long and hard road traveled and to be grateful that twenty years later, this band is stronger than ever and still means something in the music world. It's an accomplishment to exist this long and this DVD is dedicated to our fans who solely kept us alive in this destructive and turbulent scene. I decided to scrap my book idea (it was taking way too long and time is of the essence) and instead tell our story on The Iron Will in detail to get things off my chest once and for all. We've been the underdogs for so long and looking back, this is a good a place to be."
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