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26/03/14

Katatonia

'Kocytean' special vinyl release for Record Store Day.

Peaceville Records presents this exclusive Katatonia 12” vinyl release for this year’s renowned Record Store Day.

The ‘Kocytean‘ vinyl (Cat. No: VILES504)  features 6 tracks, containing rarities from the Swedish band’s more recent period of recorded output; from 2006’s ‘Code Against the Code’ & ‘Unfurl’ (from the era of breakthrough release ‘The Great Cold Distance’) up to ‘The Act of Darkening’ & ‘Second’, recorded during the period of the band’s recent acclaimed masterpiece, 2012’s ‘Dead End Kings’. ‘Kocytean’ also includes sumptuous artwork courtesy of the band’s long-time visual collaborator, Travis Smith.

Katatonia will be touring the UK & Europe in May, for full details see https://www.facebook.com/katatonia

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21/02/14

Katatonia

KATATONIA PARTS WAY WITH GUITARIST, BRUCE SOORD STEPS IN FOR ‘UNPLUGGED & REWORKED’ TOUR

It has been some time coming but guitarist Per ‘Sodomizer’ Eriksson and Katatonia have now mutually agreed to part ways. Per joined the band in 2010 as a live session player and after some substantial touring quickly became a steady fixture being heavily involved in the recording of Katatonia’s 2012 critically acclaimed studio album ‘Dead End Kings’.

A difference in views on the band’s current operative as well as last year’s decision from Per to permanently live in Barcelona have made his involvement in the band too problematic, both for him and for the remaining band members. They part ways as good friends and on a related note, his position within the death metal “super-group” Bloodbath remains unchanged and he will soon join his fellow band members in the studio to record their 4th album to be released on Peaceville records this fall.

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13/12/13

Katatonia

'Unplugged & Reworked' European Tour 2014 announced

In September 2013 Katatonia returned with Dethroned & Uncrowned released through Pledge Music and in partnership with Kscope, Peaceville’s sister label.

Dethroned & Uncrowned, a reworking of 2012’s Dead End Kings, allowed the band to explore a more progressive sound, creating new moods and textures while still staying truthful to the core of the songs.

In May 2014 Katatonia will take their ‘Unplugged & Reworked’ set-up on the road for the first time, presenting an intimate evening with the band each night performing tracks from Dethroned & Uncrowned alongside atmospheric classics from their entire career, stripped and reworked.

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09/10/13

Katatonia

'Viva Emptiness' 10th anniversary vinyl coming November 4th

The newly revamped & remastered vinyl edition of Katatonia's breakthrough 2003 album is now set for a 4th November release on double heavyweight gatefold vinyl, & can be pre-ordered from HERE.

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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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Live Dates

March 2015

April 2015

  • 01/04, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    Bloodbath
  • 01/04, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    Enslaved
  • 01/04, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    Behemoth
  • 01/04, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    My Dying Bride
  • 01/04, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    Mortuary Drape
  • 02/04, The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT, US
    At the Gates
  • 02/04, Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland
    Barren Earth
  • 03/04, The New Brookland Tavern - West Columbia, SC, US
    Vital Remains
  • 03/04, Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO, US
    At the Gates
  • 04/04, Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE, US
    At the Gates
  • 04/04, Estelita - Recife, Brazil
    Doom
  • 04/04, Rock in Hell Festival - Colmar, France
    Behemoth
  • 05/04, Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN, US
    At the Gates
  • 05/04, Orpheum - Tampa, FL, US
    Vital Remains
  • 05/04, Hangar 110 - São Paulo, Brazil
    Doom
  • 06/04, House of Blues - Chicago, IL, US
    At the Gates
  • 06/04, Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL, US
    Vital Remains
  • 08/04, Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON, Canada
    At the Gates
  • 09/04, Unknown venue - Tilburg, Netherlands
    Enslaved
  • 09/04, Unknown venue - Tilburg, Netherlands
    Anathema
  • 09/04, Métropolis - Montreal, QC, Canada
    At the Gates
  • 10/04, Empire Control Room & Garage - Austin, TX, US
    Vital Remains
  • 10/04, Fléda - Brno, Czech Republic
    Anathema
  • 10/04, Royale - Boston, MA, US
    At the Gates
  • 11/04, Empire Control Room & Garage - Austin, TX, US
    Vital Remains
  • 11/04, Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA, US
    At the Gates
  • 11/04, LKA-Longhorn - Stuttgart, Germany
    Anathema
  • 12/04, Webster Hall - New York, NY, US
    At the Gates
  • 12/04, First United Methodist Church, Sarasota - Sarasota, FL, US
    Old
  • 13/04, Le Trianon - Paris, France
    Anathema
  • 13/04, Amalgame Club - Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland
    Behemoth
  • 13/04, The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO, US
    Vital Remains
  • 14/04, Matrix - Bochum, Germany
    Anathema
  • 15/04, Atlantico - Rome, Italy
    Behemoth
  • 16/04, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - London, UK
    Anathema
  • 16/04, The Foundry (hifi) - Lakewood, OH, US
    Vital Remains
  • 16/04, Capitol - Perth, WA, Australia
    Napalm Death
  • 17/04, The Prince Bandroom - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    Napalm Death
  • 17/04, Academy - Dublin, Ireland
    Anathema
  • 17/04, Lucky 13 Saloon - Brooklyn, NY, US
    Vital Remains
  • 18/04, Palladium - Worcester, MA, US
    Vital Remains
  • 18/04, Pub Rock - Scottsdale, AZ, US
    Gehenna
  • 19/04, The Hi-Fi - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Napalm Death
  • 23/04, Club 202 - Budapest, Hungary
    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, Analog Cafe & DRD Records Little Theater - Portland, OR, US
    Thorns
  • 01/05, Unknown venue - Manchester, UK
    Doom
  • 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, Babel - Malmö, Sweden
    Candlemass
  • 23/05, Backstage Halle - Munich, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 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, Carfax - Johannesburg, South Africa
    At the Gates
  • 29/05, Klubsen - Hamburg, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 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, Unknown venue - Bangalore, India
    Napalm Death
  • 11/06, Cotroceni Stadium - Bucharest, Romania
    Bloodbath
  • 16/06, Rock in Roma - Ippodromo Delle Capannelle - Rome, Italy
    At the Gates
  • 17/06, Yonge-Dundas Square - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Bloodbath
  • 18/06, Unknown venue - Halden, Norway
    Opeth
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Bloodbath
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Mayhem
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    My Dying Bride
  • 20/06, The Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 24/06, Unknown venue - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 26/06, Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY, US
    Taake
  • 26/06, Unknown venue - Helsinki, Finland
    Bloodbath
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Roskilde, Denmark
    Enslaved