French tech death metal act Catalyst premieres “To Unleash Thy Heinous Fate” video

Photo Credit: Mathieu Ferrera

France-based death metal quartet CATALYST have shared a new video for “To Unleash Thy Heinous Fate”. 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Productions Studio with engineers Flavien Morel and Clément Denys, performed by former drummer Paul Loup who has since been replaced by Stéphane Petit.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.”



Catalyst - A Different Painting For A New World