Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have been forced to cancel their European tour with CROWBAR and their appearance at the With Full Force open air festival in Germany. According to an official press release from the group, the reason for the cancellation is the fact that "[vocalist] Maurizio [Iacono] and wife Meggin are expecting a little boy and the due date has been upgraded to mid July, making the tour and With Full Force too close for the birth date! The band apologizes to all their fans and inconvenience this might have caused... The band will be back in Europe in october for its first headlining tour of the old continent and promises to make it up. The U.S. tour starting May 1 will go ahead as planned, as will the Up From The Ground festival in Germany at the end of August.
Guitarist J-F Dagenais commented: "Hello everyone! We're finally back from Europe after our flight got cancelled not once but twice (!) and our luggage and equipement have still not arrived! They were still in Zurich last I heard but on its way... hopefully! Anyways, the tour was a major success for KATAKLYSM, the crowd roarrrred and we gave them the violence! Many thanks to all the crazy fans, the CANNIBAL guys and all the other bands that rocked, was a lot of fun!
"So now we are ready to embark on this US journey. The new songs rip live and we're looking forward to do it again on our side of the world this time. We know the competition is very heavy in May, there's a lot of tours going on. We are going up against a couple of them some nights and it's all good - we've always been the underdogs... which is cool because it makes us bite harder then the others!!
"See you guys on the road... Blood on the Swans!!"
"No More Serenity Tour" feat. KATAKLYSM, MISERY INDEX, CANNAE, THROUGH THE DISCLIPLINE:
May 01 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)
May 02 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
May 03 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
May 04 - Fargo, ND @ Playmaker's player's room
May 06 - St Paul, MN @ The Lab
May 08 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Lo fi Cafe
May 09 - Boise, ID @ JD & Friends (w/ PISSING RAZORS, DISGORGE)
May 10 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland
May 11 - Portland, OR @ Conans
May 12 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound (w/ ANIMOSITY)
May 13 - Corona, CA @ Showcase Theatre
May 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
May 15 - San Diego, CA @ Epicentre (w/ DISGORGE)
May 16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Mason Jar (w/ 25 TA LIFE, BOUND FOR BLOOD, NORTHSIDE KINGS)
May 18 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory**
May 19 - San Antonio, TX @ Sin-13
May 20 - Metairie, LA @ Zeppelins
May 21 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
May 22 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
May 23 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
May 24 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
May 25 - Columbus, OH @ Bernie's
May 26 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
May 27 – New York, NY @ Downtime (w/ EXHUMED, UPHILL BATTLE, PROFANITY)**
May 28 - Syracuse, NY @ Planet 505
**No CANNAE and THROUGH THE DISCIPLINE
May 30 - Ottawa, ONT @ Maverick's (w/ NECRONOMICON, DESPISED ICON, BLOODSHOTEYE)
Aug. 28 - Up the Ground Open Air - GER