metal, metal and more metal
oh also a short autobiography about cataclysm then after that.
even more metal!!!
Cataclysm, such a disastrous word, the force of nature devouring all. How we came up with the idea to name our band Cataclysm was interesting. I Julien Corazza was in an argument with one of the original band members (guitarist) who wanted the band to be named Angels Of Retribution, but we all know who that name rightfully belongs to. Anyways he was arguing that we should dial down our metal, jam less often.... blah blah and I said to him; I pity the band that would dare make you the boss because on that day the world will meet its most slack off, rip off band it has ever seen, your business sense is “cataclysmic”. I guess we can safely two good things came out of firing him! Our band name and our first ever song,
I meet Evan Cataclysm's bassist since I was 15, I was thrashing on the drums in the practice room, at the high school I attended. Thrashing to Megadeth's Holy Wars the Punishment Due. Long story short he joined in! Nothing more!! It was one of those moments when you think to yourself, "Holy shit if we started a band together!!!!!"
Darren well that's a good one! I was looking for a side band to get more experience musically so I joined a band named Vital!
So the band broke up after three jams.... oops!!
No I'm kidding it wasn't my fault! Some people had substance abuse issues...
When vital broke up Darren was planning to go back to school and leave metal behind for softer music. Hey! Good for him!! Getting his life together good for him! The lead guitarist on the other hand joined Cataclysm! And boy I'l tell you my liver was begging me for a break!! No progress was done, and one “jam” ...“Haha jam..!” he got to drunk and I put him in the hospital after he started trying to punch me to death!
Then when Prolific End pt. 1 was announced I asked Darren to join, because we did keep in touch from time to time .
now what more could Cataclysm ask for!
I'll tell you! The only thing we could ask for now is to be able to make music, and play it for the people that our music speaks to them!
We couldn't be more passionate about our music and we hope to be able to show as many people as physically possible what we are made of!
On to a more interesting topic...(HA. HA. HA.)
Julien Corazza, founder of Cataclysm writer of the entire set list, on record he plays drums, guitar, bass and even sings lead vocals. He has been playing drums for just around 10 years, and guitar for 3-4 years and for vocals only since Cataclysm started so about 2 years. He never took lessons for any instrument or songwriting or recording!!! All experience.
“You hear that? Hard work really does pay off!”
Evan Bruce my kick ass bassist who did indeed help out writing some songs! Unfourtunatly they never made it to the album(s). Experience level for Evan is since he can remember. Took a month of lessons and in his words
“f**k lessons they are useless!!!!!!”
Darren-christopher Arcand is brand spanking new as of November 2016 guitarist and singer! Proud to say my absolutely BEYOND KICK ASS guitarist!
Darren has about 10 years of experience, and he did take lessons but if you where to ask me, I am damn proud that he did! He is definitely one of those guitarists that you listen and your just like,
HOLY SHIT! I WISH!!!!
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St.Albert Edmonton Alberta Canada
Birthplace for Cataclysm