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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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13/07/12

Katatonia

Dead Ends of Europe tour announced

Sweden’s ultimate purveyor of dark rock/metal, Katatonia, have announced dates for an extensive European tour in support of their forthcoming 9th album 'Dead End Kings' which hits stores in Europe on August 27th & North American on 28th August through Peaceville Records.

Lead Guitarist Anders Nyström comments; "We are very much looking forward to a tour that definitely stands out from the rest. Stare into November's darkness with us! Be with us at the side of December's deathbed! Come meet us at the chosen dead ends of Europe..."

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Live Dates

April 2014

  • 22/04, Club Soda - Montreal, QC, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 23/04, The Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 23/04, DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA, US
    Shining
  • 24/04, Agora Theatre & Ballroom - Cleveland, OH, US
    Behemoth
  • 24/04, Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA, US
    Shining
  • 25/04, House of Blues - Chicago, IL, US
    Behemoth
  • 25/04, Kingston Downs - Rome, GA, US
    Mayhem
  • 25/04, The Glass House - Pomona, CA, US
    Shining
  • 26/04, Skyway Theater - 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, Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 27/04, Circo Volador - Mexico City, Mexico
    Shining
  • 29/04, Mac Hall - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 30/04, Cycle Club - Florence, Italy
    Taake
  • 30/04, Union Hall - Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Behemoth

May 2014

  • 01/05, ByScenen - Haugesund, Norway
    Katatonia
  • 02/05, Motion - Bristol, UK
    Gehenna
  • 02/05, Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 02/05, Motion - Bristol, UK
    Doom
  • 02/05, Avalon - Hollywood, CA, US
    Mayhem
  • 02/05, Vox Warehouse - Leeds, UK
    Napalm Death
  • 03/05, Studio Seven - Seattle, WA, US
    Behemoth
  • 03/05, Unknown venue - Bristol, UK
    Doom
  • 05/05, El Plaza Condesa - Mexico City, Mexico
    Behemoth
  • 08/05, Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, France
    Taake
  • 08/05, Biebob - Vosselaar, Belgium
    Katatonia
  • 09/05, Divan du Monde - Paris, France
    Taake
  • 09/05, Le Tetris - Le Havre, France
    Napalm Death
  • 09/05, P60 - Amstelveen, Netherlands
    Katatonia
  • 10/05, The Garage - London, UK
    Taake
  • 10/05, Clubzal - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 10/05, Christuskirche - Bochum, Germany
    Katatonia
  • 10/05, Unknown venue - Kuurne, Belgium
    Aura Noir
  • 11/05, Sound Control - Manchester, UK
    Taake
  • 11/05, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 11/05, Dance Hall Magnit - Murmansk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 11/05, Freiheiz - Munich, Germany
    Katatonia
  • 11/05, Les 4 Ecluses - Dunkirk, France
    Napalm Death
  • 11/05, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 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, Velinaco - Khabarovsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 14/05, Les Docks - Lausanne, Switzerland
    Katatonia
  • 15/05, Divan du Monde - Paris, France
    Katatonia
  • 16/05, Knockdown Center - Queens, NY, US
    Napalm Death
  • 16/05, Union Chapel - London, UK
    Katatonia
  • 16/05, Megapolis - Irkutsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 16/05, Knockdown Center - Queens, NY, US
    Napalm Death
  • 16/05, Helvete Metal Club - Oberhausen, Germany
    Taake
  • 16/05, Union Chapel - London, UK
    Katatonia
  • 17/05, Havana - Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 17/05, Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
    Katatonia
  • 18/05, Fakel - Tomsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 18/05, Effenaar Grote Zaal - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Mayhem
  • 19/05, Otdych - Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 21/05, Electric Ballroom - London, UK
    Mayhem
  • 22/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Taake
  • 23/05, Zvezda - Samara, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 23/05, Unknown venue - Örebro, Sweden
    Pentagram
  • 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, Out&loud Festival - Geiselwind, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 31/05, Islington Assembly Hall - London, UK
    Anathema
  • 31/05, Goffert Park - Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Behemoth

June 2014

  • 06/06, Zeppelinfeld - Nuremberg, Germany
    Opeth
  • 06/06, Café Central - Weinheim, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 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, Race Course - Donnington, 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
    Opeth
  • 20/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Enslaved
  • 20/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Gehenna
  • 20/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Opeth
  • 20/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Behemoth
  • 20/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Behemoth
  • 20/06, Unknown venue - Clisson, France
    Paradise Lost
  • 20/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Shining
  • 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, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Opeth
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Napalm Death
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Paradise Lost
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Enslaved
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Candlemass
  • 27/06, Festivalpark Stenehei - Dessel, Belgium
    Enslaved
  • 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, Unknown venue - Nordfjordeid, Norway
    Opeth
  • 17/07, Slottsfjell - Tønsberg, Norway
    Opeth
  • 17/07, BLÅ - Oslo, Norway
    Pentagram
  • 17/07, Unknown venue - Tønsberg, Norway
    Opeth
  • 18/07, Unknown venue - Jarocin, Poland
    Anathema
  • 19/07, Loreley Amphitheater - Sankt Goarshausen, Germany
    Anathema
  • 20/07, Unknown venue - Tolmin, Slovenia
    Opeth
  • 20/07, De Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Netherlands
    Anathema
  • 31/07, Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 31/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Behemoth