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 studio album Dead End Kings. For the Swedes upcoming Unplugged & Reworked Tour, Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief, Wisdom Of Crowds) will perform with the band as a special guest.
While it will be hard to compete with Hellfest 2014's line-up, there are plenty more festivals happening next summer in Europe and Brutal Assault is one of them. Right before Christmas, the organizers of the Czech festival have announced six new bands that will perform in August in Jaroměř: UK legendary band Venom, German thrash metal veterans Sodom, Swedish group Katatonia, French black metallers Aosoth, Irish folk metallers Cruachan and funeral doom metal band Worship.
As the release of Dethroned & Uncrowned approaches, Katatonia have released another new lyric video for a song off of the re-worked album. This time you can hear the new atmospheric and progressive version of the song "Buildings", originally on Dead End Kings. The new release drops on September 9th via Kscope but you can hear "Buildings" right now.
Katatonia are giving us a weekend treat with a lyric video to a full song off the upcoming Dethroned & Uncrowned release. The song is called "The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here" and you can listen to it and watch the lyric video for it below. How do you like it compared to the original version of the song?
Katatonia loves touring in North America or so it seems because after recent tours with Opeth, they will team up for the co-headlining Uncrowned & Vertikal North American tour with Cult Of Luna plus special guests Intronaut and Tesseract. The two-week run will commence on September 23rd in Boston and end on October 7th in San Francisco. Cult Of Luna, Intronaut and Tesseract all released new albums this year.
Have you seen the line-up of Damnation Festival this year? The festival has just announced Swedish melodic quintet Katatonia and Norwegian black metal masters God Seed as the latest international acts to be added to fest. And Katatonia will play their 2003's classic Viva Emptiness in its entirety so that is a bonus.
Katatonia have been revealed as very special guests on Paradise Lost's Tragic Illusion 25th anniversary UK tour in October alongside Lacuna Coil. Since they are also celebrating their own 10th anniversary for their standout sixth album Viva Emptiness, the band will be performing the album in its entirety each night. 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 November 4th via Peaceville. The album will be available for pre-order from September 23rd.
Katatonia have completed their latest video for the track "Lethean", taken from last year's release Dead End Kings. The video was shot by Lasse Hoile, notable for his previous work with the Katatonia as well as Opeth and Porcupine Tree, and can be streamed exclusively at this location.
Surprise, surprise! The rumours have been confirmed. Opeth will indeed tour North America in support of their latest release Heritage and they will bring along Katatonia for the ride. The band's upcoming tour will kick off on April 18th in Buffalo, New York and all the dates can be seen below.
Swedish metallers Katatonia have returned with their ninth studio album, Dead End Kings, which was released on August 27th (EU) and August 28th (US) via Peaceville Records. Their new album is now available for streaming in its entirety here. More album details were previously reported here.
Katatonia has launched a promotional video for the upcoming Epic Kings & Idols North American tour with Devin Townsend and Paradise Lost. The clip, available below, features the brand new song "Buildings" in its entirety, taken from the impending ninth studio album Dead End Kings. The album will be released on August 27th (EU) and August 28th (US) via Peaceville Records.
Swedish dark rock/metallers Katatonia have announced dates for an extensive European tour in November/December in support of their forthcoming 9th album Dead End Kings, which will hit stores in Europe on August 27th and North America on 28th August through Peaceville Records. The tickets for the tour go on sale from July 16th and support will come from Alcest and Junius.
"Dead Letters", a brand new song from Swedish metallers Katatonia has been made available online for streaming. The song is taken from their upcoming album Dead End Kings, which will be released on August 27th (Europe) and August 28th (North America) via Peaceville Records. You can listen to "Dead Letters" on the lyric video below and download the song here.