Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have secured the new producer who will handle the mix and master of the band’s new album in 2013. The group states: “The band chose a different person this time which should help elevate the bands sound to the next level. His name will be revealed next week.”

As has been the case with KATAKLYSM‘s previous recordings, the band’s next CD will be engineered by guitarist Jean-François Dagenais at JFD Studios in Montreal and Texas. He states: “Expect a different, more complex death metal anthem this time around — high velocity, extreme but melodic while maintaining the band’s signature trademark crushing grooves. We are refreshed from the time off and are working very hard on this album. We don’t follow trends; we are inspired to create our own.”

KATAKLYSM‘s multidisc DVD, “The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined”, entered the German chart at position No. 98. The set depicts the ups and downs of KATAKLYSM‘s long, turbulent career, as well as footage of the band’s performance at last year’s Summer Breeze festival, which took place August 18-20, 2011 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The cover art for the release was created by artist Colin Marks (ORIGIN, EXODUS, NEVERMORE).

KATAKLYSM‘s latest album, “Heaven’s Venom”, sold around 2,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 8 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.