Countdown to Kataklysm ticking to zero

Camps Bay, Cape Town
Camps Bay, Cape Town

A strong atmosphere of triumph for South African death metallers has erupted since social media began streaming pictures of Canada’s Kataklysm cavorting around Cape Town this Wednesday.

Mitchells, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Mitchells, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

The band, who were rumored to be touring to South Africa as early as 2010, have finally made it to South African shores for real and will be performing in Cape Town tonight and in Johannesburg tomorrow. Kataklysm will be joined in both cities by Sacraphyx, South African death metal legends of old, who have finally made good on a promise for their long-awaited reunion tour. Further support in Cape Town will be offered by Bleeding Spawn from Middleburg, and the city’s very own Suiderbees who are performing for the first time in 2014. The Johannesburg show will also include Wrust from neighbouring Botswana, plus Gauteng locals Bile Of Man.

If you’ve been holding off to the last minute, it does not get more real than this! Visit the official facebook event pages for Cape Town and Johannesburg right away to find out about ticketing, times, and location.

Here are some videos to set the mood!

Kataklysm’s most viewed to date, for good reason!

From Kataklysm’s 2013 album

Kataklysm’s cover of Sacred Reich’s ‘The American Way’

South Africa’s Sacraphyx

Botswana’s Wrust (JHB show only)

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