CATALYST: Metal Injection Premieres “To Unleash Thy Heinous Fate” Video By French Technical Death Metal Act; A Different Painting For A New World LP Due In October Via Non Serviam Records

photos by Mathieu Ferrera

Metal Injection is hosting a new video for “To Unleash Thy Heinous Fate” by Metz, France-based death metal quartet CATALYST. The song represents the first single from the band’s impending second album, A Different Painting For A New World, set for October release through Non Serviam Records.

Drums for CATALYST’s A Different Painting For A New World were recorded at Boundless Productions Studio with engineers Flavien Morel and Clément Denys, performed by former drummer Paul Loup who has since been replaced by Stéphane Petit. The rest of the instruments were recorded by the band’s guitarist/vocalist Jules Kicka, bassist/backing vocalist Jefferson Brand, and guitarist/backing vocalist Florian Iochem, after which the tracks were mixed and mastered by HK Krauss at Vamacara Studio (Loudblast, Sinsaneum, Dagoba). The artistic direction of the album’s impressive cover was entrusted to Vincent Fouquet from Above Chaos (Meshuggah, Moonsorrow, Kataklysm), highlighting the battle between The Creator and The Catalyst, illustrating several tracks of the album, with photography from Mathieu Ferrera.

The epic new video for “To Unleash Thy Heinous Fate” was directed by Vincent Tournaud with production by Mederic Havard and Jules Kicka and special effects by Mederic Havard.

The band offers, “CATALYST is excited to present you the first music video from this sophomore album, with the track ‘To Unleash Thy Heinous Fate!’ Directed by Vincent Tournaud, this music video was shot during two days at the border between France and Luxembourg and aims to describe the first chapter of the story written for this album. Mederic Havard was hired to work on all the special effects of this video, creating a unique environment made of corpses elevating in the sky to match the vision of all humans looking up at the sky above them.

“The eight lords are here, at the edge of the cliff, helping out the Catalyst to get the dead off the ground and to project this horrific vision in the firmament. With this music video, we tried to give our best to match this part of the story and to be in harmony with the atmosphere of this brutal and light-speed soundscape.”

Premiering the video in the new installment of their popular Tech Death Tuesday column, Metal Injection writes, “Versatility is the name of the game on ‘To Unleash Thy Heinous Fate,’ this is a dense and eclectic work of art that draws from bands old and new. Combining and bridging the gap between all that is super sweep picking and tapping focused, serpentine-like melody-driven, absurdly brutal-minded, and delightfully prog-death-infused strains of tech-death. Ambitious comes to mind most of all when I take stock of all the song has to offer and how to succinctly describe the main vibe I get from it.”

Tune in to Metal Injection to watch CATALYST’s “To Unleash Thy Heinous Fate” video now at THIS LOCATION.

A Different Painting For A New World will be released through Non Serviam Records on October 14th as a digipak CD including a 16-page booklet, as a gatefold 2xLP including colored vinyl, and digitally. Find preorders at  the CATALYST Bandcamp HERE and the label  webshop HERE.

Watch for additional videos and more to be issued advancing the release of A Different Painting For A New World.

Founded in 2017 by Jules Kicka, CATALYST drags the old-school death metal sound forward to open it up to more contemporary, technical, and progressive shades. The band’s well-received Dawn Of A Dreadful Fate debut EP was released in the band’s first year of existence, followed by the critically acclaimed first album, The Great Purpose Of The Lords, in 2019. Now, 2022 sees CATALYST prepared to unleash their devastating second LP, A Different Painting For A New World.

The original story of The Catalyst, a vital core character of the band’s concept, is here delivered through ten brand new tracks that push CATALYST’s sound to new levels of technical prowess. The hour-long A Different Painting For A New World is a diverse, enigmatic, and epic album which consumes the listener with uncompromising ferocity powerful enough to tear a hole in the sky.