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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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08/08/13

Katatonia

'Sounds of Decay' coming to vinyl October 7th

October 7th sees the release of Katatonia's classic 1997 EP, 'Sounds of Decay' for the very first time on vinyl. Recorded at the infamous Sunlight Studios in Stockholm & once more featuring Mikael Åkerfeldt on vocals, 'Sounds of Decay' was seen as the perfect companion-piece to the sublime 1996 breakthrough album, 'Brave Murder Day'; featuring more hypnotic trips of melodic doom metal melancholy.

This edition of 'Sounds of Decay' is presented on 10" vinyl, & includes the bonus track 'Untrue', plus features new liner notes written by guitarist & co-founder Anders Nyström.
Pre-order HERE.

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02/07/13

Katatonia

Viva Emptiness 10th anniversary edition. UK tour dates announced

Fresh from their appearance at Download Festival, Katatonia, the Swedish purveyors of dark rock/metal, have been revealed as very special guests on Paradise Lost’s ‘Tragic Illusion’ 25th anniversary tour in October alongside Lacuna Coil.

Concurrently also celebrating their own 10th anniversary for their masterful sixth album ‘Viva Emptiness’, the band will be performing the album in its entirety each night to make these shows even more special.

Originally released in 2003 it is regarded by many, including the band themselves, as being among Katatonia's finest albums. ‘Viva Emptiness’ cemented the band's reputation as a major force, combining refined metal with doom and gloom angst-laden rock. A classic of the genre.

To coincide with the shows and the album’s 10-year anniversary ‘Viva Emptiness’ will be entirely re-mixed and re-mastered by David Castillo plus enhanced with new artwork courtesy of Travis Smith for a re-release on 4th November via Peaceville.


Katatonia w/
Paradise Lost & Lacuna Coil
30th October – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
31st October – 02 ABC, Glasgow
1st November – The Ritz – Manchester
3rd November – Camden Roadhouse, London

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Live Dates

September 2015

  • 04/09, Unknown venue - Torcy, France
    Candlemass
  • 04/09, Fall of Summer Festival - Torcy, France
    Candlemass
  • 05/09, The Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Lid
  • 05/09, La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues - Pantin, France
    Novembre
  • 06/09, The Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Lid
  • 09/09, Center Stage Theater - Atlanta, GA, US
    Anathema
  • 13/09, Clash Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    At the Gates
  • 18/09, Stora Scenen - Gothenburg, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 23/09, The Marble Factory - Bristol, UK
    Enslaved
  • 23/09, Motion & the Marble Factory - Bristol, UK
    Enslaved
  • 24/09, O2 Academy Islington - London, UK
    Enslaved
  • 25/09, The Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton, UK
    Enslaved
  • 26/09, Button Factory - Dublin, Ireland
    Enslaved
  • 27/09, Academy - Dublin, Ireland
    Paradise Lost
  • 27/09, Manchester Academy 3 - Manchester, UK
    Enslaved
  • 28/09, Limelight - Belfast, UK
    Paradise Lost
  • 28/09, Concorde 2 - Brighton, UK
    Enslaved
  • 30/09, Manchester Academy 2 - Manchester, UK
    Paradise Lost
  • 30/09, The Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Pentagram

October 2015

November 2015

December 2015

  • 01/12, Livewire - Scottsdale, AZ, US
    Enslaved
  • 03/12, Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX, US
    Enslaved
  • 04/12, Lonestar Pavilion & Event Center - Lubbock, TX, US
    Enslaved
  • 05/12, Aztec Theatre - San Antonio, TX, US
    Enslaved
  • 05/12, Pakkahuone, Tullikamari - Tampere, Finland
    Barren Earth
  • 06/12, House of Blues - Dallas, TX, US
    Enslaved
  • 07/12, Hartwall Arena - Helsinki, Finland
    At the Gates
  • 08/12, Center Stage Theater - Atlanta, GA, US
    Enslaved
  • 10/12, Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Enslaved
  • 11/12, Bronson Centre - Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Enslaved
  • 12/12, House of Blues - Boston, MA, US
    Enslaved
  • 13/12, Theater of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Enslaved
  • 15/12, Irving Plaza - New York, NY, US
    Enslaved
  • 16/12, Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD, US
    Enslaved
  • 17/12, The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC, US
    Enslaved
  • 18/12, Electric Ballroom - London, UK
    Bloodbath