Cataract (CH)

Cataract (CH)
Tom Kuzmic (Guitar Disparaged), Federico Carminitana (Vocals), Ricky Dürst (Drums), Nico Schläpfer (Bass), Greg Mäder (Guitar), Simon Füllemann (Guitar), Kay Brem (Bass Eluveitie), Mosh (Vocals), Michi Henggeler (Bass)

switzerland’s metal/hardcore powerhouse ready to strike 2008 marks the band’s tenth year of existence, it will also be the year in which Cataract will release their highly anticipated and self titled fifth full length album. Since 1998, Cataract have been evolving from a project band into one of Switzerland’s premiere metal outfits and one of Europe’s constant parameters in the modern thrash and metalcore genre.

Formed out of the ashes of Mine, Damage I.D. and Cease, the band’s primary aim was to blend brutal mosh and ferocious thrash into a new shape.

What started off as a new metallic breeze to the hardcore scene quickly turned into a storm when the first recordings were released. After several releases on various Labels such as Ferret Records in the USA and LifeForce Rec in Germany, Cataract caught the attention of Metal Blade records and ultimately was signed to their rooster in 2004. Ever since their formation Cataract have been working hard locked in sticky rehearsal rooms and burning down stages all over the world to promote their unique style with hundreds of club shows, several tours such as the Hell On Earth and No Mercy packages, various small tours throughout Europe and the USA and countless Festival appearances including Germany’s With Full Force, Wacken, Summer Breeze and Rock Hard Open Airs, Greenfield (Switzerland’s biggest Rock Open Air), Belgium’s Dour Fest, the American and French HellFest, the Czech Brutal Assault fest et cetera, et cetera… The past time has brought a lot of changes for the band.

A new guitar player and a new bass player were added, a whole new album was written and still they were out on Europe’s stages to kick some serious ass. The band’s new formation has added a lot of fresh blood and creativity to the sound and the best prove will be the new album scheduled for march/april 2008.

This self titled fifth release is by far their most progressive to date, showing a lot more variety by adding a lot of brutality and speed but also more melody and heaviness. Cataract will be promoting their massive new release with tons of shows and various tours all over the world! Be prepared for a mighty blow! .

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you guys for all your support since we formed in 1998. We had two of our most amazing shows last week and it feels right to say farewell on an absolute peak. This is it. Cataract 1998 - 2017.

We put the "metal" in "metalcore". active 1998 - 2013.