December 29, 2015

NEW SONG PRE-RELEASED!

BIG NEWS! We are pre-releasing A NEW SONG (with a lyric video), specially written with new years eve in mind! We realized we never wrote a song specifically for a holiday, so we made it a challenge!
So we took some time of mixing the new album to write it on saturday, recorded it on sunday, mixed and mastered on monday, and release it today, Tuesday! Why can´t it always be like this eh? smile emoticon
The song is about moving on, going through hard times and trying to keep up hope. In a way it has been a lot about this years world events, but also about personal struggles for us.
It will be available on iTunes, Spotify etc. on January 15th, which is the official release date.

November 6, 2015

WATC ANNOUNCED AS MAIN SUPPORT ON THE IRON MAIDENS EUROPEAN TOUR

From the official press release:

TOUR TO COINCIDE WITH FORTHCOMING ALBUM RELEASE
London, England – Yet another major tour announcement from one of Europe’s fastest rising rock / metal bands We Are The Catalyst.
The announcement of an 24 day tour of Europe with The Iron Maidens comes while the band are still on the road finishing off their first UK headline tour and following their date with Delain in Birmingham last month and their first visit to Bloodstock back in August.
“We are very excited to be playing shows in GermanySwitzerlandHolland and of course the UK again.” said Kenny Boufadene (Guitars and vocals). “We are back in December to play alongside the Darkness, FM and Rival Sons at Planet RockStock where we are headlining the second stage”.
The 2016 tour begins at the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire on the 14th of April 2016 and runs through until May 7th 2016
“The timing is perfect for us” added Håkan Strind, Drummer for WATC “while although we do not have an exact date, we do know that the album we are currently working on will be due out for release to coincide with these European dates”.
You can check out We Are The Catalyst via their website at http://www.wearethecatalystofficial.com/ - via Twitter at https://twitter.com/officialWATC and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WATCofficial
Full Dates for The Iron Maidens / We Are The Catalyst Tour are as follows…
Thu, Apr 14th, 2016 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, United Kingdom
Fri, Apr 15th, 2016 - De Boerderij - Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Sat, Apr 16th, 2016 - De Pul - Uden, The Netherlands
Sun, Apr 17th, 2016 - Live Music Hall - Köln, Germany
Tue, Apr 19th, 2016 - Spectrum Club - Augsburg, Germany
Thu, Apr 21st, 2016 - Musik Theater REX - Bensheim, Germany
Fri, Apr 22nd, 2016 - Konzerthaus Schüür - Luzern, Switzerland
Sat, Apr 23rd, 2016 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
Sun, Apr 24th, 2016 - Rock Fabrik - Ludwigsburg, Germany
Wed, Apr 27th, 2016 - Markthall - Hamburg, Germany
Thu, Apr 28th, 2016 - C-Club Berlin - Berlin, Germany
Fri, Apr 29th, 2016 - Tante-JU - Dresden, Germany
Sat, Apr 30th, 2016 - Kulturhaus - Neuruppin, Germany
Tue, May  3rd, 2016 - MAU Club - ROSTOCK, Germany
Wed, May  4th, 2016 - Factory - Magdeburg, Germany
Thu, May  5th, 2016 - Eventhalle Westpark - Ingolstadt, Germany
Fri, May  6th, 2016 - F-Haus Jena - Jena, Germany
Sat, May  7th, 2016 - Colos-Saal Live Music Club - Aschaffenburg, Germany

October 13, 2015

WE ARE THE CATALYST RELEASE STUNNING NEW VIDEO / SINGLE “NOT ALONE”

From the official press release: 


VIDEO RELEASE AHEAD OF SUPPORT SLOT WITH DELAIN and UK HEADLINE TOUR.

London, England – Swedish Rock / Metal band We Are The Catalyst are set to release the final single and video “Not Alone” from their critically acclaimed debut album “Monuments”. The stunning new video coincides with the bands support slot with Dutch symphonic metal band Delain on the 23rd of October at the Birmingham Institute and their first full UK Headline Tour which runs from the 24th of October through to the 7th of November.

The video for Not Alone sees the band returning to their visually slick best with a video directed by Kenny Boufadene and Andrey Klimov (Azarkant).



“We have been incredibly lucky to work with some amazing directors over the last 18 months and so when Andrey Klimov offered up some of his footage from Azarkant we jumped at the chance to incorporate it in “Not Alone” said WATC’s vocalist Cat Fey.

“This marks the final video and single from the Monuments’ album and following the UK tour we will be heading straight into the studio to record the new album.” added drummer Håkan Strind.

We Are The Catalyst have had what can only be described as a big year which included a 10 day tour of China, a slot at Bloodstock back in August alongside Trivium, Sabaton, Delain, Within Temptation and others. The band will be rounding the year off with an appearance at Planet RockStock on December 5th with Rival Sons, FM and The Darkness.

“Not Alone” is released via Seven13 Music and is available at…


and you can catch We Are The Catalyst on tour at the following dates…

23 October - Birmingham Institute - Birmingham (Support for Delain)
24 October - Asylum - Chelmsford
26 October - The Black Heart - Camden
27 October - The Harp Restrung - Folkestone
28 October - King Billy - Northampton
29 October - B2 / Bricklayers Arms - Norwich
30 October - DogHouse - Nottingham
31 October - The Rocking Chair - Sheffield
1 November - O'Rileys - Hull
4 November - The Club That Rocks - Consett
5 November - The Bobbin - Lancaster
6 November - The Alma - Bolton
7 November - Lounge 41 - Workington


September 17, 2015

WE ARE THE CATALYST ANNOUNCE FIRST UK HEADLINE TOUR

From the official Press release: 

WE ARE THE CATALYST ANNOUNCE FIRST UK HEADLINE TOUR

HEADLINE DATES FOLLOW SUPPORT SLOT WITH DELAIN.

London, England – Swedish Rock / Metal band We Are The Catalyst have announced their first full UK Headline Tour in support of their album “Monuments”.

The tour runs from the 24th of October through to the 7th of November and the band will also be supporting Dutch symphonic metal band Delain on the 23rd of October at the Birmingham Institute.

The tour follows the bands triumphant slot at Bloodstock back in August and will serve as a great warm up for their up coming appearance at Planet RockStock on December 5th.




“The UK is fast becoming a second home for us. We are so excited to be coming back for our first headline tour and of course we cannot wait to open in Birmingham for the mighty Delain who personally picked us for this show” said lead vocalist Cat Fey.

Guitarist Kristoffer Andersson added “If Bloodstock is anything to go by, this tour should be amazing. The UK crowds really love their metal and there is nothing like playing to audiences who really know their music” 





We Are The Catalyst have had an incredibly busy 2015 which included the release of their current album “Monuments”, a 10 date tour of China, where they filmed the video for their current single Never Fall.


Additionally, with the help of chat show legend Jerry Springer, they released a massively successful charity cover in aid of Rock For The Children and The Fostering Network



You can catch We Are The Catalyst on tour at the following dates…






23 October - Birmingham Institute - Birmingham
24 October - Asylum - Chelmsford
26 October - The Black Heart - Camden
27 October - The Harp Restrung - Folkestone
28 October - King Billy - Northampton
29 October - B2 / Bricklayers Arms - Norwich
30 October - DogHouse - Nottingham
31 October - The Rocking Chair - Sheffield
1 November - O'Rileys - Hull
4 November - The Club That Rocks - Consett
5 November - The Bobbin - Lancaster
6 November - The Alma - Bolton
7 November - Lounge 41 - Workington

July 29, 2015

Great news UK! We will play another great festival in your country this year, Planet Rockstock! With Danko Jones, The Darkness, Heaven's Basement, RIVAL SONS and many more! ✌


July 21, 2015

WE ARE THE CATALYST RELEASE NEW SINGLE / VIDEO “NEVER FALL”

From the official press release: 


BAND “CAN’T WAIT” TO PLAY BLOODSTOCK 2015.

London, England – Today sees the release of the second single and video from We Are The Catalyst’s critically acclaimed album Monuments.

Watch "NEVER FALL" here:


“We have become known for very slick, well produced, big budget videos and while that’s not a bad thing, we decided this time to show a very different side of the band” said Kristoffer Andersson, lead guitarist for WATC.

“Never Fall is a real stripped back video that shows an intimate behind the scenes look of our recent China tour” added Kenny Boufadene (Guitars and vocals). “We had an absolute blast playing China and as this video shows, it was as much about the country, the people and the fans as it was the tour itself”.

We Are The Catalyst are seriously riding high right now, having just been confirmed to play Bloodstock in the UK on the 7th of August, followed by an opening slot in Birmingham on October 23rd with Dutch band Delain which is set to also double up as an opening date for the bands first full UK tour.

“We can’t wait to play Bloodstock” added Joni Kaartinen, Bass player for WATC “We hope that the release of Never Fall will give fans a taste of what they can expect to see when they come out and see us live in the coming months”.

You can check out We Are The Catalyst via their website at http://www.wearethecatalystofficial.com/ - via Twitter at https://twitter.com/officialWATC and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WATCofficial