French death metal quartet Catalyst are preparing to release their decimating second album, A Different Painting For A New World, which is set for an October 14th release through Dutch label Non Serviam Records.

Founded in 2017 by guitar-playing vocalist Jules Kicka, Catalyst drags the old-school death metal sound forward to open it up to more contemporary, technical, and progressive shades. The band’s well-received Dawn Of A Dreadful Fate debut EP was released in the band’s first year of existence, followed by the critically acclaimed first album, The Great Purpose Of The Lords, in 2019. Now, 2022 sees the band prepared to unleash their devastating second LP.

The original story of The Catalyst, a vital core character of the band’s concept, is here delivered through ten brand new tracks that push Catalyst’s sound to new levels of technical prowess. The hour-long A Different Painting For A New World is a diverse, enigmatic, and epic album which consumes the listener with uncompromising ferocity powerful enough to tear a hole in the sky.

Drums for the outfit’s new album were recorded at Boundless Productions Studio with engineers Flavien Morel and Clément Denys, performed by former drummer Paul Loup who has since been replaced by Stéphane Petit. The rest of the instruments were recorded by Kicka, bassist/backing vocalist Jefferson Brand, and guitarist/backing vocalist Florian Iochem, after which the tracks were mixed and mastered by HK Krauss at Vamacara Studio (Loudblast, Sinsaneum, Dagoba). The artistic direction of the album’s impressive cover was entrusted to Vincent Fouquet from Above Chaos (Meshuggah, Moonsorrow, Kataklysm), highlighting the battle between The Creator and The Catalyst, illustrating several tracks of the album, with photography from Mathieu Ferrera.

Catalyst collectively declares, “We are beyond excited to finally reveal the result of our hard work for the past three years. This magnum opus is called A Different Painting For A New World and is way more brutal and epic than our previous releases. With this album, we tried to push our own boundaries, to go further to create something unique to our eyes, something that we are proud of. We can’t wait to show you the result of those years of work!”

A Different Painting For A New World will be released through Non Serviam Records on October 14th as a limited digipak CD including a sixteen-page booklet, as a gatefold  double LP including coloured vinyl, and on all major digital platforms.