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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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17/06/13

Katatonia

‘Dethroned and Uncrowned’ album release details on Kscope

In August 2012 Katatonia released Dead End Kings, their ninth studio album.  The album was the band's most successful to date and cemented the Swede's position as masters of sorrowful metal. In September 2013 the band return with Dethroned and Uncrowned, their first release on Kscope, Peaceville's sister label.

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24/05/13

Katatonia

LA in-store signing session & headline show - 27th May

Katatonia will be headlining at the Roxy Theatre on 27th May (info HERE), which follows a special in-store signing session at Soundcheck Hollywood.

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Live Dates

April 2015

  • 19/04, The Hi-Fi - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Napalm Death
  • 19/04, Mkc - Skopje, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of
    Behemoth
  • 20/04, Mixtape 5 - Sofia, Bulgaria
    Behemoth
  • 21/04, Colectiv - Bucharest, Romania
    Behemoth
  • 22/04, Club Daos - Timisoara, Romania
    Behemoth
  • 23/04, Club 202 - Budapest, Hungary
    Behemoth
  • 24/04, Mor Club - Zlín, Czech Republic
    Behemoth
  • 25/04, Alte Spinnerei - Glauchau, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 28/04, Morinomiya Piloti Hall - 森ノ宮ピロティホール - Osaka, Japan
    Opeth
  • 30/04, Ex Theater Roppongi - Tokyo, Japan
    Opeth

May 2015

  • 01/05, Unknown venue - Manchester, UK
    Doom
  • 01/05, Analog Cafe & DRD Records Little Theater - Portland, OR, US
    Thorns
  • 01/05, Metallsvenskan/brickebackens Ip - Örebro, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 02/05, Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 03/05, Baroeg - Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Gehenna
  • 04/05, The Gov - Hindmarsh, SA, Australia
    Opeth
  • 04/05, Goldgrube - Kassel, Germany
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 05/05, Café Central - Weinheim, Germany
    Gehenna
  • 06/05, Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre - Albany Creek, QLD, Australia
    Opeth
  • 07/05, Forum Theatre - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    Opeth
  • 08/05, Astor Theatre - Perth, WA, Australia
    Opeth
  • 09/05, Electric Ballroom, The Underworld & The Black Heart - London, UK
    Aura Noir
  • 09/05, Electric Ballroom, The Underworld & The Black Heart - London, UK
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 12/05, Konzertfabrik Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 15/05, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Bloodbath
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Napalm Death
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Aura Noir
  • 22/05, Le Secret Place - Montpellier, France
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 22/05, Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 23/05, Backstage Halle - Munich, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 23/05, Babel - Malmö, Sweden
    Candlemass
  • 23/05, Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 25/05, Lobusch "no Pasaran" - Hamburg, Germany
    Doom
  • 25/05, Vienna Arena - Vienna, Austria
    Pentagram
  • 27/05, UT Connewitz - Leipzig, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 28/05, SO36 - Berlin, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 29/05, Klubsen - Hamburg, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 29/05, Carfax - Johannesburg, South Africa
    At the Gates
  • 30/05, Carfax - Johannesburg, South Africa
    At the Gates

June 2015

  • 03/06, Unknown venue - Sölvesborg, Sweden
    Bloodbath
  • 03/06, Unknown venue - Sölvesborg, Sweden
    Opeth
  • 04/06, Unknown venue - Vienna, Austria
    Opeth
  • 06/06, Rockhal - Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
    At the Gates
  • 06/06, Unknown venue - Bangalore, India
    Napalm Death
  • 06/06, Unknown venue - Houston, TX, US
    Pentagram
  • 11/06, Cotroceni Stadium - Bucharest, Romania
    Bloodbath
  • 14/06, Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA, US
    Taake
  • 15/06, Théatre Plaza - Montreal, QC, Canada
    Taake
  • 16/06, Rock in Roma - Ippodromo Delle Capannelle - Rome, Italy
    At the Gates
  • 16/06, Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Taake
  • 17/06, Unknown venue - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Bloodbath
  • 18/06, Unknown venue - Halden, Norway
    Opeth
  • 18/06, The Foundry (hifi) - Lakewood, OH, US
    Taake
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA, US
    Taake
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Mayhem
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Bloodbath
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    My Dying Bride
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    At the Gates
  • 20/06, The Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 20/06, Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL, US
    Taake
  • 21/06, The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO, US
    Taake
  • 22/06, Fubar - St Louis, MO, US
    Taake
  • 23/06, The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA, US
    Taake
  • 24/06, Dickens - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 24/06, Unknown venue - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 25/06, Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD, US
    Taake
  • 26/06, Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY, US
    Taake
  • 26/06, Unknown venue - Helsinki, Finland
    Bloodbath
  • 27/06, Roskilde Festival - Roskilde, Denmark
    Enslaved

July 2015

  • 03/07, Hässleholmsgården - Hässleholm, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 08/07, Unknown venue - Neskaupstaður, Iceland
    Enslaved
  • 08/07, Unknown venue - Neskaupstaður, Iceland
    Behemoth
  • 11/07, Poble Espanyol - Barcelona, Spain
    Katatonia
  • 12/07, Evenemententerrein Weert-noord - Weert, Netherlands
    Anathema
  • 16/07, Unknown venue - Bolków, Poland
    Paradise Lost
  • 16/07, Campo de Futbol Celeiro - Viveiro, Spain
    Behemoth
  • 17/07, Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, France
    Vital Remains
  • 17/07, Teatro Caupolicán - Santiago, Chile
    Opeth
  • 18/07, Groove - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Opeth
  • 19/07, Carioca Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    Opeth
  • 19/07, Unknown venue - Tolmin, Slovenia
    Behemoth
  • 25/07, Mote Park - Maidstone, UK
    Anathema
  • 30/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Opeth
  • 30/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Bloodbath