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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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10/07/12

Katatonia

deadendkings.com now online

The new minisite for the upcoming Katatonia album 'Dead End Kings' (released August 27th) is online now, featuring album info, audio, downloads, & more. Click HERE.

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Live Dates

March 2015

  • 01/03, Theater of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Behemoth
  • 02/03, Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD, US
    Behemoth
  • 03/03, The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC, US
    Behemoth
  • 04/03, Leeds Minster - Leeds, UK
    Anathema
  • 05/03, Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA, US
    Enslaved
  • 05/03, The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA, US
    Behemoth
  • 05/03, Exeter Cathedral - Exeter, UK
    Anathema
  • 06/03, Jannus Live - St Petersburg, FL, US
    Behemoth
  • 06/03, Winchester Cathedral - Winchester, UK
    Anathema
  • 06/03, El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA, US
    Enslaved
  • 07/03, Inferno Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    Vital Remains
  • 07/03, Slim's - San Francisco, CA, US
    Enslaved
  • 07/03, Revolution Live - Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
    Behemoth
  • 07/03, Liverpool Cathedral - Liverpool, UK
    Anathema
  • 08/03, Planet Music - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Vital Remains
  • 08/03, Razzmatazz 2 - Barcelona, Spain
    At the Gates
  • 09/03, Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR, US
    Enslaved
  • 10/03, Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Enslaved
  • 11/03, El Corazon - Seattle, WA, US
    Enslaved
  • 12/03, Hafan y Mor Holiday Park - Gwynedd, UK
    Candlemass
  • 13/03, The Whiskey Bar - Portland, OR, US
    Mayhem
  • 13/03, Music Hall - Curitiba, Brazil
    Vital Remains
  • 13/03, Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT, US
    Enslaved
  • 14/03, Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO, US
    Enslaved
  • 16/03, Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN, US
    Enslaved
  • 17/03, Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL, US
    Enslaved
  • 19/03, The Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Enslaved
  • 20/03, Gagarin 205 - Athens, Greece
    Opeth
  • 20/03, Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC, Canada
    Enslaved
  • 21/03, Principal Club Theater - Thessaloníki, Greece
    Opeth
  • 21/03, Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY, US
    Enslaved
  • 22/03, Küçükçiftlik Park - Istanbul, Turkey
    Opeth
  • 22/03, Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Enslaved
  • 23/03, Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD, US
    Enslaved
  • 23/03, Jolly Joker - Ankara, Turkey
    Opeth
  • 24/03, The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA, US
    Enslaved
  • 27/03, Circo Volador - Mexico City, Mexico
    Enslaved
  • 27/03, The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA, US
    At the Gates
  • 28/03, The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA, US
    At the Gates
  • 29/03, Roseland Theater - Portland, OR, US
    At the Gates
  • 30/03, Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    At the Gates
  • 31/03, The Showbox - Seattle, WA, US
    At the Gates

April 2015

May 2015

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, Unknown venue - Bangalore, India
    Napalm Death
  • 11/06, Cotroceni Stadium - Bucharest, Romania
    Bloodbath
  • 16/06, Ippodromo Capannelle - Rome, Italy
    At the Gates
  • 17/06, Yonge-Dundas Square - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    At the Gates
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Bloodbath
  • 18/06, Unknown venue - Halden, Norway
    Opeth
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Mayhem
  • 19/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Bloodbath
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    My Dying Bride
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 26/06, Unknown venue - Helsinki, Finland
    Bloodbath