Here’s a bit of fairly hot-off-the-press news from Canada’s Kataklysm: First, they’ve announced that their twelfth studio album Of Ghosts and Gods will be released on July 31 (via Nuclear Blast Records).
Second, as you can see, they’ve disclosed the cover art, which was created by an artist called artist Surtsey. I like it. (According to the band, the background shows an ancient incantation written in Aramaic.)
And third, they’ve announced that there will be music videos created for every one of the album’s ten songs, with each video crafted to reflect the concept behind the music.
As you’ll see in the following video announcement, the videos will be rolled out, one per day, beginning at the end of July and leading up to the album’s release date.
The video also includes a snipper of music from the album’s third track, “Thy Serpent’s Tongue” — not enough to allow any kind of judgment’s about the album, of course. We can only hope it will be a strong one. Here’s the track list, followed by the video:
01. Breaching The Asylum
02. The Black Sheep
03. Thy Serpents Tongue
04. Soul Destroyer
06. Marching Through Graveyards
08. Hate Spirit
09. Carrying Crosses
10. The World Is A Dying Insect