It’s finally here. Rising from Montreal’s metal hotbed, and being voted the 2nd Heaviest Local Act by the Mirror’s Best of Montreal Readers Poll 2010, The Catalyst, who recently opened for Apocalyptica at Metropolis on March 10th, are ready to deliver their ultimate display of high energy aggression to date with the release of their debut full-length album, Origins, and an accompanying show/party.
Taking over their old stomping ground, Foufounes Electriques, on April 8th, The Catalyst will officially launch Origins: “This release has been nearly two years in the making, so we promise the launch party will be the culmination of everything we’ve been doing,” says bassist Mike Marino.
Origins is the perfect display of the band’s unique brand of thrash that fuses elements of the genre’s founding fathers (Metallica, Megadeth) with those from current flag waivers (Fear Factory, Lamb of God), creating a thundering sonic cocktail of aggressive thrash. The album was produced by J-F Fortin (Neuraxis, Anonymous) and mastered by Alan Douches (Chimaira, Hatebreed) at West West Side Music, and really showcases The Catalyst’s never-say-die attitude.
« We are all really excited to finally be able to release our debut album with a launch show and after-party at Foufounes,” says Marino. “All of the opening bands are fantastic and guaranteed to keep you moving all night, and we’ll even have a few surprises in store for the crowd!”
Vocals – Matt Bailie
Bass – Mike Marino
Guitar – G. Mcdonagh
Drums – Teo Zamfir.
The band’s website www.myspace.com/thecatalystmetal