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26/03/14

Katatonia

'Kocytean' special vinyl release for Record Store Day.

Peaceville Records presents this exclusive Katatonia 12” vinyl release for this year’s renowned Record Store Day.

The ‘Kocytean‘ vinyl (Cat. No: VILES504)  features 6 tracks, containing rarities from the Swedish band’s more recent period of recorded output; from 2006’s ‘Code Against the Code’ & ‘Unfurl’ (from the era of breakthrough release ‘The Great Cold Distance’) up to ‘The Act of Darkening’ & ‘Second’, recorded during the period of the band’s recent acclaimed masterpiece, 2012’s ‘Dead End Kings’. ‘Kocytean’ also includes sumptuous artwork courtesy of the band’s long-time visual collaborator, Travis Smith.

Katatonia will be touring the UK & Europe in May, for full details see https://www.facebook.com/katatonia

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21/02/14

Katatonia

KATATONIA PARTS WAY WITH GUITARIST, BRUCE SOORD STEPS IN FOR ‘UNPLUGGED & REWORKED’ TOUR

It has been some time coming but guitarist Per ‘Sodomizer’ Eriksson and Katatonia have now mutually agreed to part ways. Per joined the band in 2010 as a live session player and after some substantial touring quickly became a steady fixture being heavily involved in the recording of Katatonia’s 2012 critically acclaimed studio album ‘Dead End Kings’.

A difference in views on the band’s current operative as well as last year’s decision from Per to permanently live in Barcelona have made his involvement in the band too problematic, both for him and for the remaining band members. They part ways as good friends and on a related note, his position within the death metal “super-group” Bloodbath remains unchanged and he will soon join his fellow band members in the studio to record their 4th album to be released on Peaceville records this fall.

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13/12/13

Katatonia

'Unplugged & Reworked' European Tour 2014 announced

In September 2013 Katatonia returned with Dethroned & Uncrowned released through Pledge Music and in partnership with Kscope, Peaceville’s sister label.

Dethroned & Uncrowned, a reworking of 2012’s Dead End Kings, allowed the band to explore a more progressive sound, creating new moods and textures while still staying truthful to the core of the songs.

In May 2014 Katatonia will take their ‘Unplugged & Reworked’ set-up on the road for the first time, presenting an intimate evening with the band each night performing tracks from Dethroned & Uncrowned alongside atmospheric classics from their entire career, stripped and reworked.

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09/10/13

Katatonia

'Viva Emptiness' 10th anniversary vinyl coming November 4th

The newly revamped & remastered vinyl edition of Katatonia's breakthrough 2003 album is now set for a 4th November release on double heavyweight gatefold vinyl, & can be pre-ordered from HERE.

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24/09/13

Katatonia

'Viva Emptiness' 10th anniversary edition CD to be released October 28th

The special edition of 'Viva Emptiness', Katatonia's acclaimed 2003 album, now marking 10 years since originally stunning the metal world, is set for release on October 28th & can be pre-ordered from HERE.

Fully revamped, remixed, remastered, and featuring a bonus track, * in deluxe digibook format, this special edition contains:

- All keyboard sounds updated, plus brand new keyboard arrangements on many songs.
- Inside The City of Glass with additional vocals (originally intended for inclusion on the album in 2003).
- The b-side Wait Outside.
- Completely new artwork by Travis Smith (based on the original album art themes).

Katatonia will also play a string of shows with Paradise Lost to celebrate the release. For more info visit www.katatonia.com .

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Live Dates

April 2014

  • 25/04, House of Blues - Chicago, IL, US
    Behemoth
  • 25/04, The Glass House - Pomona, CA, US
    Shining
  • 25/04, Kingston Downs - Rome, GA, US
    Mayhem
  • 26/04, Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN, US
    Behemoth
  • 26/04, The River Club Music Hall - Scituate, MA, US
    The Gathering
  • 26/04, The Backstage at Championship Bar - Trenton, NJ, US
    The Provenance
  • 27/04, Circo Volador - Mexico City, Mexico
    Shining
  • 27/04, Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 29/04, Mac Hall - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 30/04, Union Hall - Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 30/04, Cycle Club - Florence, Italy
    Taake

May 2014

  • 01/05, ByScenen - Haugesund, Norway
    Katatonia
  • 02/05, Motion - Bristol, UK
    Doom
  • 02/05, Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 02/05, Motion - Bristol, UK
    Gehenna
  • 02/05, Avalon - Hollywood, CA, US
    Mayhem
  • 02/05, Vox Warehouse - Leeds, UK
    Napalm Death
  • 03/05, Unknown venue - Bristol, UK
    Doom
  • 03/05, Studio Seven - Seattle, WA, US
    Behemoth
  • 05/05, El Plaza Condesa - Mexico City, Mexico
    Behemoth
  • 08/05, Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, France
    Taake
  • 08/05, Biebob - Vosselaar, Belgium
    Katatonia
  • 09/05, P60 - Amstelveen, Netherlands
    Katatonia
  • 09/05, Le Tetris - Le Havre, France
    Napalm Death
  • 09/05, Divan du Monde - Paris, France
    Taake
  • 10/05, Clubzal - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 10/05, The Garage - London, UK
    Taake
  • 10/05, Unknown venue - Kuurne, Belgium
    Aura Noir
  • 10/05, Christuskirche - Bochum, Germany
    Katatonia
  • 11/05, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 11/05, Freiheiz - Munich, Germany
    Katatonia
  • 11/05, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 11/05, Sound Control - Manchester, UK
    Taake
  • 11/05, Dance Hall Magnit - Murmansk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 11/05, Les 4 Ecluses - Dunkirk, France
    Napalm Death
  • 12/05, Passionskirche Kreuzberg - Berlin, Germany
    Katatonia
  • 13/05, 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
    Taake
  • 13/05, Schüür - Luzern, Switzerland
    Katatonia
  • 13/05, Underground - Vladivostok, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 14/05, Les Docks - Lausanne, Switzerland
    Katatonia
  • 14/05, Velinaco - Khabarovsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 15/05, Divan du Monde - Paris, France
    Katatonia
  • 16/05, Union Chapel - London, UK
    Katatonia
  • 16/05, Knockdown Center - Queens, NY, US
    Napalm Death
  • 16/05, Helvete Metal Club - Oberhausen, Germany
    Taake
  • 16/05, Union Chapel - London, UK
    Katatonia
  • 16/05, Knockdown Center - Queens, NY, US
    Napalm Death
  • 16/05, Megapolis - Irkutsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 17/05, Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
    Katatonia
  • 17/05, Havana - Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 18/05, Effenaar Grote Zaal - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Mayhem
  • 18/05, Fakel - Tomsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 19/05, Otdych - Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 21/05, Electric Ballroom - London, UK
    Mayhem
  • 22/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Taake
  • 22/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Candlemass
  • 22/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    At the Gates
  • 22/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    My Dying Bride
  • 23/05, Unknown venue - Örebro, Sweden
    Pentagram
  • 23/05, Zvezda - Samara, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 23/05, Unknown venue - Örebro, Sweden
    Pentagram
  • 24/05, Chinese Laundry - Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Mayhem
  • 24/05, Küçükçiftlik Park - Istanbul, Turkey
    Pentagram
  • 25/05, Glavclub - Moscow, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 26/05, Strike Arena - Krasnodar, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 28/05, Yunost - Kiev, Ukraine
    Behemoth
  • 29/05, T.T. the Bear's Place - Cambridge, MA, US
    Unholy
  • 31/05, Islington Assembly Hall - London, UK
    Anathema
  • 31/05, Goffert Park - Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Behemoth
  • 31/05, Out&loud Festival - Geiselwind, Germany
    Behemoth

June 2014

  • 06/06, Café Central - Weinheim, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 06/06, Zeppelinfeld - Nuremberg, Germany
    Opeth
  • 09/06, PPC - Graz, Austria
    Napalm Death
  • 11/06, Unknown venue - Copenhagen, Denmark
    My Dying Bride
  • 12/06, The Assembly - Leamington Spa, UK
    Anathema
  • 13/06, Donington Park - Castle Donington, UK
    Anathema
  • 14/06, Avenue of the Saints - Indianola, IA, US
    Mayhem
  • 15/06, Gloucester Cathedral - Gloucester, UK
    Anathema
  • 20/06, Unknown venue - Clisson, France
    Paradise Lost
  • 20/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Enslaved
  • 20/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Shining
  • 20/06, Unknown venue - Clisson, France
    Opeth
  • 20/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Gehenna
  • 20/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Behemoth
  • 20/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Behemoth
  • 20/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Opeth
  • 21/06, Unknown venue - Montebello, QC, Canada
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 22/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Opeth
  • 23/06, Plateia Nerou - Athens, Greece
    Behemoth
  • 27/06, Festivalpark Stenehei - Dessel, Belgium
    Enslaved
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Napalm Death
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Candlemass
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Enslaved
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Opeth
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Paradise Lost
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Paradise Lost

July 2014

  • 01/07, Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY, US
    Evoken
  • 04/07, With Full Force Festival - Roitzschjora, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 10/07, Ungdommens Hus - Fredericia, Denmark
    Aura Noir
  • 10/07, Unknown venue - Vizovice, Czech Republic
    Behemoth
  • 11/07, Unknown venue - Erfurt, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 12/07, Poble Espanyol - Barcelona, Spain
    Anathema
  • 12/07, Poble Espanyol - Barcelona, Spain
    Opeth
  • 15/07, VEGA - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Pentagram
  • 17/07, Slottsfjell - Tønsberg, Norway
    Opeth
  • 17/07, Unknown venue - Tønsberg, Norway
    Opeth
  • 17/07, BLÅ - Oslo, Norway
    Pentagram
  • 17/07, Unknown venue - Nordfjordeid, Norway
    Opeth
  • 18/07, Unknown venue - Jarocin, Poland
    Anathema
  • 19/07, Loreley Amphitheater - Sankt Goarshausen, Germany
    Anathema
  • 20/07, De Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Netherlands
    Anathema
  • 20/07, Unknown venue - Tolmin, Slovenia
    Opeth
  • 31/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 31/07, Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
    Behemoth