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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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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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Live Dates

April 2014

  • 20/04, Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR, US
    Shining
  • 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, Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA, US
    Shining
  • 24/04, Agora Theatre & Ballroom - Cleveland, OH, US
    Behemoth
  • 25/04, Kingston Downs - Rome, GA, US
    Mayhem
  • 25/04, The Glass House - Pomona, CA, US
    Shining
  • 25/04, House of Blues - Chicago, IL, US
    Behemoth
  • 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, Union Hall - Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 30/04, Cycle Club - Florence, Italy
    Taake

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, Unknown venue - Bristol, UK
    Doom
  • 03/05, Studio Seven - Seattle, WA, US
    Behemoth
  • 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, P60 - Amstelveen, Netherlands
    Katatonia
  • 09/05, Le Tetris - Le Havre, France
    Napalm Death
  • 10/05, The Garage - London, UK
    Taake
  • 10/05, Unknown venue - Kuurne, Belgium
    Aura Noir
  • 10/05, Christuskirche - Bochum, Germany
    Katatonia
  • 10/05, Clubzal - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 11/05, Les 4 Ecluses - Dunkirk, France
    Napalm Death
  • 11/05, Sound Control - Manchester, UK
    Taake
  • 11/05, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 11/05, Freiheiz - Munich, Germany
    Katatonia
  • 11/05, Dance Hall Magnit - Murmansk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 11/05, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 12/05, Passionskirche Kreuzberg - Berlin, Germany
    Katatonia
  • 13/05, Underground - Vladivostok, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 13/05, Schüür - Luzern, Switzerland
    Katatonia
  • 13/05, 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
    Taake
  • 14/05, Velinaco - Khabarovsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 14/05, Les Docks - Lausanne, Switzerland
    Katatonia
  • 15/05, Divan du Monde - Paris, France
    Katatonia
  • 16/05, Megapolis - Irkutsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 16/05, Union Chapel - London, UK
    Katatonia
  • 16/05, Union Chapel - London, UK
    Katatonia
  • 16/05, Knockdown Center - Queens, NY, US
    Napalm Death
  • 16/05, Knockdown Center - Queens, NY, US
    Napalm Death
  • 16/05, Helvete Metal Club - Oberhausen, Germany
    Taake
  • 17/05, Havana - Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 17/05, Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
    Katatonia
  • 18/05, Effenaar Grote Zaal - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Mayhem
  • 18/05, Fakel - Tomsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 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, Küçükçiftlik Park - Istanbul, Turkey
    Pentagram
  • 24/05, Chinese Laundry - Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Mayhem
  • 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, Goffert Park - Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Behemoth
  • 31/05, Islington Assembly Hall - London, UK
    Anathema
  • 31/05, Out&loud Festival - Geiselwind, Germany
    Behemoth

June 2014

  • 06/06, Café Central - Weinheim, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 06/06, Zeppelinfeld - Nuremberg, Germany
    Opeth
  • 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, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Shining
  • 20/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Gehenna
  • 20/06, Unknown venue - Clisson, France
    Paradise Lost
  • 20/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Behemoth
  • 20/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Opeth
  • 20/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Behemoth
  • 20/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Enslaved
  • 20/06, Unknown venue - Clisson, France
    Opeth
  • 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
    Candlemass
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Enslaved
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Paradise Lost
  • 27/06, Festivalpark Stenehei - Dessel, Belgium
    Enslaved
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Opeth
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Napalm Death
  • 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
    Opeth
  • 12/07, Poble Espanyol - Barcelona, Spain
    Anathema
  • 15/07, VEGA - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Pentagram
  • 17/07, Slottsfjell - Tønsberg, Norway
    Opeth
  • 17/07, Unknown venue - Nordfjordeid, Norway
    Opeth
  • 17/07, Unknown venue - Tønsberg, Norway
    Opeth
  • 17/07, BLÅ - Oslo, Norway
    Pentagram
  • 18/07, Unknown venue - Jarocin, Poland
    Anathema
  • 20/07, Unknown venue - Tolmin, Slovenia
    Opeth
  • 20/07, De Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Netherlands
    Anathema
  • 31/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 31/07, Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
    Behemoth