August 12, 2014

New single and music video to be released on August 28th!

FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

“WE ARE THE CATALYST”  SET TO RELEASE FIRST SINGLE “FIGHT FOR AIR” FROM THE STUNNING NEW ALBUM “MONUMENTS”  AUGUST 28TH2014.


NEW ALBUM ALSO MARKS NEW MANAGEMENT DEAL WITH CHRIS BIANCHI OF CB ENTERTAINMENT / MERCENARY MANAGEMENT (Black Veil Brides, Goatwhore)

Varberg, Sweden –  As a band, We Are The Catalyst are pretty proud that they are not easy to “put into a box” and once again their latest video for “Fight For Air”, the first release from the bands new album “Monuments”, is another great example of never knowing what is coming next from this enigmatic group.
“Our last couple of videos have been very big cinematic trailer type offerings and while we loved them, this time we decided we wanted to have a much more stripped down and message driven video for the first single Fight For Air” said vocalist Cat Fey. 
Guitarist Kenny Boufadene adds “As always, we don’t like to give too much away, as we like the fans to make their own interpretations and take what they wish from our music and videos. The one thing however we are confident of is that this first single is a very good indication of what the fans can look forward to and also as to just how big the new album ‘Monuments’ sounds”.
The release of the first single is part of a double celebration as the band have also just signed a deal with Chris Bianchi of CB Entertainment / Mercenary Management (Black Veil Brides, Goatwhore).
“Obviously I hear a lot of bands working within both CB Ent and Mercenary, but I am rarely as blown away as I was when We Are The Catalyst came into my inbox.” said Mr Bianchi. 
“Although I dislike the phrase, I have to say We Are The Catalyst are a very relevant band and by that I mean I think the time is right for a band like them and more important for the music that they are crafting. 
I am seriously excited about working with these guys and we are all looking forward to some very exciting times ahead.” add Chris.
The single and video for Fight For Air premiers on August 28th 2014.
The Album Monuments is released on Ferocity Records on October 1st 2014.
We Are The Catalyst will be touring in support of the album early in 2015.  
3 Free tracks; 2 from the bands first EP and 1 from the forthcoming album “Monuments” can be downloaded at http://www.onenightstand.tv/watc/
“Monuments” can be pre-ordered from http://watcofficial.bandcamp.com/

July 7, 2014

FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

WE ARE THE CATALYST TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM“MONUMENTS” ON OCTOBER 1st

Band also announce planned deal with Chris Bianchi of Mercenary Management / CB Entertainment

Varberg, Sweden – July 8, 2014 - Over the last 18 months, alternative metal band, We Are The Catalyst are fast establishing themselves as one of the Europes most exciting musical talents. Their initial EP, Panem Et Circenses, was released to critical and fan acclaim alike and saw the bands first two videos aired in over 20 countries. Additionally a number of tracks from both the EP and the new album have found their way on to numerous soundtracks for movies due for release later this year and through 2015.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb3JF3R3bfk – Tomorrow by We Are The Catalyst
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os_BnRBL3oE – Being Number One by We Are The Catalyst 
After several years of touring and releasing albums as members of the Swedish Modern Metal act One Without and having supported such acts as Dead By April, Katatonia and Evergrey, WATC’s core members Kenny and Cat know exactly how to draw on experiences both on an off the road.
When asked about the new album, Cat Fey, Lead Singer of the band said '"Monuments" summarises the last few years of our lives, a journey that has taken us through many phases, from self-doubt and uncertainty to empowerment and determination.”
"From struggling with deep depression, the continuous fight for air in the music industry, leaving our former band and watching the world grow darker around us every day, to the joy of raising a child, turning our backs on the norms of society, finding light in the dark, and becoming more inspired and creative than ever before." the enigmatic vocalist adds.
Much as it´s amazing cover art by Gustavo Sazes (http://www.abstrata.net - Arch Enemy, Amaranthe, Kamelot, Sonic Syndicate amongst others), "Monuments" has an ominous sound to it, paired with an unmistakeable sense of hope. It’s an album with a definite message.
When asked for his feeling about the latest offering from WATC, Kenny Boufadene, Guitarist and co-vocalist from the band said "Monuments" is about personal change, questioning norms, finding your way back from the darkest holes, and coming a bit closer to living the way you want to live, and not the way you´re supposed to live."
We Are The Catalyst are also excited to announce they will be signing a deal with Chris Bianchi of Mercenary Management and CB Entertainment with more details to follow later this month.
The new album is available to pre-order from http://watcofficial.bandcamp.com  and a preview is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y4dMihjkRk
The band plan to tour extensively later this and early next year in support of the new album.
We Are The Catalyst can be found / followed at…
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March 6, 2014

"Being Number One" new music video to be released 17th of March!



From the official press release:


“WE ARE THE CATALYST”  SEND OUT A MESSAGE WITH THE EXTRAORDINARY VIDEO FOR “BEING NUMBER ONE” TO BE RELEASED GLOBALLY ON MARCH 17TH 2014

- PREMIERE ON BLANK TV MARCH 14TH

Following the incredible success of We Are The Catalyst’s last video “Tomorrow” (directed by Grzegorz Jonakjtys, the extraordinary visual effects artist famous for his work on such epic movies as Transformers, Pacific Rim, Terminator Salvation, Star Trek Into Darkness and Sin City) the band from the land of the midnight sun return with “Being Number One”.

The song brings to the forefront modern societies obsession with being the biggest, the fastest and the best. Being number one challenges the need to have the newest and the latest, but in this video the topic is taken to the next level.

“Our management secured an amazing partnership with Stephan Zlotescu and we have ended up with an incredible video that really connects the lyrics and meaning of the song with some outstanding visuals” said Catrin Feymark, vocalist and co writer from WATC.

Being Number One is the final single from the bands EP “Panem Et Circenses” which was released on May 2nd 2013 and signifies the run in to the release of the bands debut album carrying the working title of “Believe In Everything Because Everyone´s Right” due out later in the year

“The new album is really taking shape” added Kenny Boufadene. “We have the final 13 tracks selected and are half way through re recording the release ready versions. Some of the tracks have been picked up by some major movie producers and will be featured on several movies later in the year which is pretty exciting when you consider our last single has also been picked up for 4 soundtracks. Additionally our management is in talks with numerous parties for overseas shows so it’s looking like an exciting year ahead.”  

Look out for the video premiere of “Being Number One” on www.blanktv.com on March 14th 2014.

January 28, 2014

New photos + New logo and symbol by Gustavo Sazes!

We recently took some new photos (Like the one on the top of our website), and we also got back to working with our very talented friend Gustavo Sazes over at Abstrata.net, and had him make an amazing new logo and symbol for us!

Check out all the photos and the new logo and symbol in the photos section or at http://facebook.com/watcofficial

Gustavo has worked with a huge amount of bands, among them Arch Enemy, Amaranthe, James Labrie, Sonic Syndicate, Firewind, Nightrage, God Forbid and of course not to forget One Without, and we are thrilled to be working with him again!