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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

April 2015

  • 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, Metallsvenskan/brickebackens Ip - Örebro, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 01/05, Unknown venue - Manchester, UK
    Doom
  • 01/05, Analog Cafe & DRD Records Little Theater - Portland, OR, US
    Thorns
  • 02/05, Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 02/05, Tongerenen Metal Fest - Tongeren, Belgium
    Enslaved
  • 03/05, Baroeg - Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Gehenna
  • 04/05, Goldgrube - Kassel, Germany
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 04/05, The Gov - Hindmarsh, SA, Australia
    Opeth
  • 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, Incineration Festival - London, UK
    Aura Noir
  • 09/05, Incineration Festival - London, UK
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 12/05, Konzertfabrik Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 15/05, Sala Sonora - Bilbao, Spain
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 15/05, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 18/05, Sala Caracol - Madrid, Spain
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 19/05, Garaje Beat Club - Murcia, Spain
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Bloodbath
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Napalm Death
  • 21/05, Razzmatazz 3 - Barcelona, Spain
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Aura Noir
  • 22/05, Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 22/05, Le Secret Place - Montpellier, France
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 23/05, Babel - Malmö, Sweden
    Candlemass
  • 23/05, Backstage Halle - Munich, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 23/05, Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 25/05, Vienna Arena - Vienna, Austria
    Pentagram
  • 25/05, Lobusch "no Pasaran" - Hamburg, Germany
    Doom
  • 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, Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Taake
  • 16/06, Rock in Roma - Ippodromo Delle Capannelle - Rome, Italy
    At the Gates
  • 17/06, Unknown venue - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 17/06, The Loft - Lansing, MI, US
    Taake
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    At the Gates
  • 18/06, The Foundry (hifi) - Lakewood, OH, US
    Taake
  • 18/06, Unknown venue - Halden, Norway
    Opeth
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Bloodbath
  • 19/06, Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA, US
    Taake
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    My Dying Bride
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Mayhem
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Bloodbath
  • 20/06, Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL, US
    Taake
  • 20/06, The Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 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, Unknown venue - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 24/06, Dickens - 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
    Behemoth
  • 08/07, Unknown venue - Neskaupstaður, Iceland
    Enslaved
  • 11/07, SO36 - Berlin, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 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, Teatro Caupolicán - Santiago, Chile
    Opeth
  • 17/07, Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, France
    Vital Remains
  • 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
  • 26/07, Concorde 2 - Brighton, UK
    Anathema
  • 30/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Bloodbath
  • 30/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Opeth