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Scottish Groove Metal force, Catalysis have released their latest single, ‘Kingmaker’ ahead of the impending arrival of their new studio album ‘Betrayer’ on December 15th. 


Following in the footsteps of previous singles, ‘Gone’, ‘Mea Culpa’ and ‘Gallows’, Dundee’s Catalysis have, today, unleashed new single ‘Kingmaker’ ahead of the release of their new album ‘Betrayer’ on December 15th.

The album is loaded with ten crushing new tracks that carry the bands blend of Thrash, Groove and Death-style delivery, proving Catalysis to be one of the Scotland’s most notable new Metal acts.

Check out the new video for ‘Kingmaker‘ below…

Speaking of the new single, the band says; ‘Kingmaker’ is the opening track to our sophomore album, Betrayer and the 4th and final single to be released from the record.

As soon as the track was written, we knew it would become the opener for the next release – the track embodies everything we love about metal drawing huge influence from the worlds of thrash and melodic death metal, the song showcases pure aggression and speed, paired with huge, infectious melodies.

This is Catalysis at our most visceral, ‘Kingmaker’ is sure to be a live favourite.

With a busy year ahead, the Dundee five-piece are booked for a number of live shows in the UK, including their debut in Ireland. 

Confrimed dates are as follows:

  5/12/23 – Edinburgh Legends

16/12/23 – Dundee Metal Fest Winter Edition

12/01/24 – Glasgow, Ivory Blacks

10/02/24 – Dunfermline, PJ Molloys

23/02/24 – Aberdeen, Krakatoa

02/03/24 – Glasgow, Ivory Blacks

29/03/24 – Ireland – Dublin Fibbers

30/03/24 – Ireland – Belfast Voodoo

31/03/24 – Ireland TBA

27/04/24 – Glasgow, The Flying Duck – Long Arm Fest

04/05/24 – Bolton, Alma Inn. Support for Damnations Hammer.

17/08/24 – Gateshead – Get Heavy Festival

31/08/24 – Swindon – Deprivation Festival

Catalysis are:

Col MacGregor – Vocals

Drew Cochrane – Lead Guitar / Vocals

Sean Ramson. Rhythm Guitar / Vocals

Paul Edwards – Bass

Calum Rennie – Drums

Oran O’Beirne 2023