Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM are among the nominees in the "Favorite Metal Artist/Group" category at the Canadian Independent Music Awards ("The Indies"), set to be held at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on Wednesday, March 2 at 9:00 p.m. "The Indies" will serve as the official CMW (Canadian Music Week) 2005 Opening Night party, kicking off the festivities for the CMW Music Festival, running March 2-5, 2005. Other nominees in the "Metal Artist" category are THE END, MALEFACTION, THE REASON and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD.
Nominees are chosen by committees of industry professionals from all areas of the music scene, and the winners will be chosen by fans through online voting.
This year's awards ceremony will also include the presentation of the Galaxie Rising Stars Award of the CBC, which helps new artists make a name for themselves in the Canadian music industry.
Online voting at CMW.net begins at 9:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, February 1 and closes at 12 Midnight on Tuesday, February 15.
KATAKLYSM will kick off a U.S. tour as direct support for DANZIG next month. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Feb. 18 - Pop's – St. Louis, MO
Feb. 19 - Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
Feb. 21 - House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
Feb. 22 - 1st Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 24 - Guvernment – Toronto, ONT
Feb. 25 - Agora – Cleveland, OH
Feb. 26 - Madison Theatre – Covington, KY
Feb. 28 - Roxy – Boston, MA
Mar. 01 - Spirit – New York, NY
Mar. 02 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
Mar. 04 - The Norva – Norfolk, VA
Mar. 05 - Roxy – Atlanta, GA
Mar. 06 - House Of Blues – Orlando, FL
Mar. 08 - Gypsy Ballroom – Dallas, TX
Mar. 09 - Sunset Station – San Antonio, TX
Mar. 11 - Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Mar. 12 - Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 13 - Coconuts – Tucson, AZ
Mar. 15 - House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA