French technical, progressive death powerhouse Catalyst just dropped a video for the title track to their new record, A Different Painting For A New World.

The album is out now on Non Serviam Records, and represents an even heavier, more technical and experimental, angle for the bad. The record spans an hour of ferocious riffing and punishing vocals and is not one to be missed. The video captures the vibe of the record perfectly.

The drums for the record were recorded at Boundless Productions Studio with engineers Flavien Morel and Clément Denys and performed by former drummer Paul Loup who has since been replaced by Stéphane Petit.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 and vocalist Jules Kicka, bassist and backing vocalist Jefferson Brand, and guitarist and backing vocalist Florian Iochem. Following the recording process, the tracks were mixed and mastered by HK Krauss at Vamacara Studio (Loudblast, Sinsaneum, Dagoba).

The artistic direction of the album’s cover comes from Vincent Fouquet from Above Chaos (Meshuggah, Moonsorrow, Kataklysm), meant to be representative of the battle between The Creator and The Catalyst according to the band, illustrating several tracks of the album, with photography from Mathieu Ferrera.

The video was directed and edited by Mederic Havard.

About the record, the band say:

The band also have some live performances that you can check out next year:


2/11/2023 Brin De Zinc – Chambéry, FR w/ Death Decline, Primal Rage
2/25/2023 MCP Apache – Fontaine l’Éveque, BE w/ Mortuary, Post Mortem, Beyond The Void

A Different Painting For A New World is out now on Non Serviam Records, available on CD, gatefold colored vinyl 2xLP, and digitally at the Catalyst Bandcamp here and the label webshop here. Also, watch the videos for “To Unleash Thy Heinous Fate” here and “Worms And Locusts” here**.**