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Image: Kataklysm, Pitriff, News, CD Reviews, interviewsMontreal-based metallers KATAKLYSM have announced dates for their summer headlining tour, The Iron Will Tour 2012, with support from ORIGIN, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ROSE FUNERAL and VITAL REMAINS.

Dates include:

August (with Origin, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Rose Funeral)

11 - Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL
12 - Toronto, ON - Heavy TO
13 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
17 - Regina, SK - The Exchange *
18 - Calgary, AB - The Distillery *
19 - Kelowna, BC - Sapphire Night Club *
20 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre *
21 - Prince George, BC - The Generator *
22 - Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop *
23 - Brandon, MB - North Hill Inn *
24 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre *

August (with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Vital Remains, Rose Funeral)
25 - Saint Paul, MN - Station 4 **
26 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club **
27 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
31 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx

September (with Fleshgod Apocalypse, Vital Remains, Rose Funeral)
2 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
4 - Houston, TX - Numbers Night Club
5 - Dallas, TX - Trees


Kataklysm will release a multi-disc DVD on June 19th, entitled The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined, which features a documentary and bonus CD materials. The set will depict the ups and downs of the band's long, turbulent career, as well as footage of Kataklysm's performance at last year's Summer Breeze festival, which took place August 18th - 20th, 2011 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.