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01/05/13

Katatonia

'Last Fair Day Gone Night' - 3LP vinyl released 24th June. Pre-orders available

Katatonia are set to return with a special triple-LP vinyl release featuring an epic set of classics from the band's catalogue. 'Last Fair Day Gone Night' features the Swedish dark rock/metal masters at their glorious best with this electrifying set from London’s esteemed Koko venue during a series of special celebratory shows to mark the band’s 20thanniversary during 2011's ‘Last Fair Day Gone Night’ tour.
Released 24th June on Peaceville Records, 'Last Fair Day Gone Night' is presented on triple heavyweight 180gm vinyl in a deluxe box, with an 8 page 12" book. Pre-order HERE.

Founding members Anders Nyström & Jonas Renkse are joined by long-time drummer Daniel Liljekvist along with recent members - namely guitarist Per Eriksson, plus recently recruited bassist Niklas Sandin - for an exhilarating night fuelled by a rich & extensive set of Katatonia tracks both past & present, including a special performance of the landmark 2001 album 'Last Fair Deal Gone Down’ in it's entirety.

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17/04/13

Katatonia

‘BUILDINGS’ LIMITED 7” VINYL FOR RECORD STORE DAY

To coincide with this year’s Record Store Day, set for Saturday 20th April, Sweden’s masters of misery, Katatonia, will release a special limited 7” featuring the track ‘Buildings’, lifted from last year’s universally lauded album, ‘Dead End Kings’.

The title is presented on transparent 7" vinyl &, additionally, features a re-mix of Hypnone (Frank Default Hypnocadence Mix); a track previously unavailable in the USA.

BUILDINGS 7” TRACKLISTING

Side A – Buildings
Side B – Hypnone (Frank Default Hypnocadence Mix)

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18/02/13

Katatonia

New video 'Lethean' launches

Katatonia, Sweden's dark rock masters, have completed work on their latest video for the track 'Lethean', lifted from last year's acclaimed 'Dead End Kings' opus. The video was shot by Lasse Hoile, notable for his previous work with the Katatonia as well as Opeth & Porcupine Tree.
View the video HERE

In related news, it has also been announced that Katatonia are shortlisted for a Swedish Grammy award in the 'Best Metal Album' category for 'Dead End Kings'.

This year also sees the band embark upon an Australian tour with countrymen Opeth in March, as well as an extensive North American tour in April & May.

Released in August 2012, ‘Dead End Kings’ is a rich, adventurous and endlessly evocative masterwork that exhibits all the Swedish quintet’s established traits while absorbing countless fresh ideas into that monumental sonic brew, this is plainly the strongest and most beguiling album in the Katatonia catalogue to date. It also proves that sadness comes in many shades and that no one is safe from its cold allure.
“Dead End Kings represents progression and taking things to the next level,” says Jonas Renkse. ”The writing was a little more intense and spontaneous for this one. I think that’s the biggest difference. But it was made with the same mindset as the last few albums. It just had a little more fire involved.”

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11/01/13

Katatonia

North American tour with Opeth set for April/May

Katatonia will join fellow countrymen Opeth for an extensive North American tour throughout April & May. This will also include a special one-off date including Steven Wilson on 28th April.

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29/10/12

Katatonia

The classic 'Brave Murder Day' coming to vinyl November 26th

Katatonia’s legendary second album, ‘Brave Murder Day’, will be released on heavyweight black vinyl through Peaceville Records on November 26th. Pre-order here.

Originally released in 1996, ‘Brave Murder Day’ is a true metal classic of the doom/death genre. The hypnotic & primitive structures and melodies lend the album an unparalleled trance-like quality, taking an early Paradise Lost influence (mixed with other diverse artists such as Kent and Slowdive) and forming a completely unique sound and atmosphere.

The majority of the vocal duties were carried out in his signature death-growl style by Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth, while Jonas Renkse delivered clean vocals on the ethereal track, ‘Day’, as well as handling drum duties on the album.

‘Brave Murder Day’ was recorded at Unisound, Sweden, in July 1996, and was engineered by Dan Swanö (Opeth, Marduk, etc).

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Live Dates

July 2014

  • 31/07, Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 31/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Behemoth

August 2014

  • 01/08, Backstage - Munich, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 01/08, Unknown venue - Gorizia, Italy
    Candlemass
  • 01/08, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Paradise Lost
  • 05/08, John Dee - Oslo, Norway
    Pentagram
  • 06/08, Unknown venue - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    Katatonia
  • 06/08, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    Mayhem
  • 07/08, Bi Nuu - Berlin, Germany
    Shining
  • 07/08, Unknown venue - Gävle, Sweden
    Opeth
  • 07/08, Unknown venue - Alicante, Spain
    Behemoth
  • 08/08, Unknown venue - Vagos, Portugal
    Opeth
  • 09/08, Flugplatz Hildesheim - Hildesheim, Germany
    Paradise Lost
  • 10/08, Universum - Stuttgart, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 11/08, RockPlanet - Pinarella, Italy
    Shining
  • 13/08, Les Docks - Lausanne, Switzerland
    Shining
  • 14/08, Gaswerk Kulturzentrum - Winterthur, Switzerland
    Napalm Death
  • 14/08, Unknown venue - Braşov, Romania
    Katatonia
  • 14/08, Summer Breeze Open Air - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 14/08, Summer Breeze Open Air - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 15/08, Boughton Estate - Kettering, UK
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 15/08, Boughton Estate - Kettering, UK
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 15/08, Boughton House - Kettering, UK
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 16/08, Kasbah - Coventry, UK
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 16/08, Amager Bio - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Napalm Death
  • 17/08, Unknown venue - Herford, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 21/08, The Hi-Fi - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Anathema
  • 22/08, Metro Theatre - Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Anathema
  • 23/08, Corner Hotel - Richmond, VIC, Australia
    Anathema
  • 30/08, Stage Volume - Athens, Greece
    Anathema
  • 31/08, Block 33 - Thessaloníki, Greece
    Anathema

September 2014

  • 03/09, Amalgame Club - Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland
    Napalm Death
  • 04/09, Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 04/09, Le Secret Place - Montpellier, France
    Napalm Death
  • 05/09, Unknown venue - Raismes, France
    Anathema
  • 05/09, Kulturzentrum Kammgarn - Schaffhausen, Switzerland
    Pentagram
  • 07/09, Magasin 4 - Brussels, Belgium
    Napalm Death
  • 07/09, The Garage - London, UK
    Pentagram
  • 18/09, Limelight 2 - Belfast, UK
    Anathema
  • 18/09, Limelight - Belfast, UK
    Anathema
  • 19/09, Klubi - Turku, Finland
    Katatonia
  • 19/09, Button Factory - Dublin, Ireland
    Anathema
  • 19/09, Klubi - Turku, Finland
    Barren Earth
  • 21/09, O2 ABC - Glasgow, UK
    Anathema
  • 22/09, O2 Academy 2 Newcastle - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
    Anathema
  • 23/09, Manchester Academy 3 - Manchester, UK
    Anathema
  • 25/09, The Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton, UK
    Anathema
  • 25/09, BLÅ - Oslo, Norway
    Shining
  • 26/09, KOKO - London, UK
    Anathema
  • 26/09, BLÅ - Oslo, Norway
    Shining
  • 27/09, Thekla - Bristol, UK
    Anathema
  • 27/09, Carioca Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    Napalm Death
  • 28/09, Talking Heads - Southampton, UK
    Anathema
  • 30/09, Kulturfabrik - Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
    Anathema
  • 30/09, El Teatro Flores - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Napalm Death

October 2014

  • 01/10, TRIX Centrum voor Muziek - Antwerp, Belgium
    Anathema
  • 02/10, Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany
    Anathema
  • 02/10, Eskulap - Poznan, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 03/10, Palac Akropolis - Prague, Czech Republic
    Anathema
  • 04/10, Musiktheater Piano - Dortmund, Germany
    The Gathering
  • 04/10, Mega Club - Katowice, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 05/10, Vive Cuervo Salón - Mexico City, Mexico
    Napalm Death
  • 05/10, Klub Eter (pod Kinem Helios) - Wrocław, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 05/10, Konzertfabrik Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
    Anathema
  • 06/10, Alcatraz - Milan, Italy
    Anathema
  • 08/10, Sala Apolo - Barcelona, Spain
    Anathema
  • 08/10, Fabryka - Krakow, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 09/10, Sala Arena - Madrid, Spain
    Anathema
  • 09/10, Fabryka - Krakow, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 10/10, O2 Academy Bristol - Bristol, UK
    Opeth
  • 10/10, Paradise Garage - Lisbon, Portugal
    Anathema
  • 10/10, Klub Stodoła - Warsaw, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 10/10, Studentersamfunnet Folken - Stavanger, Norway
    Shining
  • 11/10, Hard Club - Porto, Portugal
    Anathema
  • 11/10, Roundhouse - London, UK
    Opeth
  • 11/10, Od Nowa - Torun, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 12/10, B90 - Gdansk, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 12/10, Rock City - Nottingham, UK
    Opeth
  • 13/10, Metronum - Toulouse, France
    Anathema
  • 14/10, O2 ABC - Glasgow, UK
    Opeth
  • 14/10, Ninkasi Kao - Lyon, France
    Anathema
  • 15/10, La Laiterie - Strasbourg, France
    Anathema
  • 15/10, Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK
    Opeth
  • 16/10, Le Bataclan - Paris, France
    Anathema
  • 16/10, The Temple at The Institute - Digbeth, UK
    Opeth
  • 17/10, 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
    Anathema
  • 18/10, Hsd Gewerkschaftshaus - Erfurt, Germany
    Anathema
  • 18/10, Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY, US
    Evoken
  • 19/10, Posthalle - Würzburg, Germany
    Anathema
  • 21/10, Szene Wien - Vienna, Austria
    Anathema
  • 23/10, A38 - Budapest, Hungary
    Anathema
  • 24/10, LKA-Longhorn - Stuttgart, Germany
    Opeth
  • 24/10, Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany
    Opeth
  • 25/10, Progresja - Warsaw, Poland
    Anathema
  • 25/10, Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany
    Opeth
  • 26/10, Huxley's Neue Welt - Berlin, Germany
    Opeth
  • 26/10, Klub Studio - Krakow, Poland
    Anathema
  • 27/10, Hala Orbita - Wrocław, Poland
    Anathema
  • 29/10, Grünspan - Hamburg, Germany
    Anathema
  • 30/10, Vienna Arena - Vienna, Austria
    Opeth
  • 30/10, Postbahnhof - Berlin, Germany
    Anathema
  • 31/10, Theaterfabrik - Munich, Germany
    Opeth