Katatonia - Release New Lyric Video


"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.

The band posted the following: "We're proud to present to you the first glimpse into the world we've been living in for the last half a year. Instead of giving you just a snippet of audio, we decided to give you a 'lyric video' for a full song also showcasing some of the exquisite artwork to be found inside the album. We hope you will enjoy one of many diverse and different sides found on Dead End Kings by starting off with 'Dead Letters', one the most heavy and progressive songs to be found on the album and certainly a new live classic. Crank it a couple (or hundred) of times and then let us know what you think!"




[Also thanks to Dark Blood for sending in this news!]


Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Katatonia
 
Posted: 20.06.2012 by Spring Thorns


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20.06.2012 - 20:23
Swietowit11

Posts: 72
From: USA
Hell yes! This bodes well for the new album. I like that they're taking the progressive elements of the last two even further. My only hope is that there aren't as many slower songs as there were on the last album. That really made it drag a bit for me.
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20.06.2012 - 20:34
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast

Posts: 250
From: Canada
Awesome song! Really looking forward to this album.
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20.06.2012 - 20:53
Slyfang

Posts: 403


They keep getting proggier and proggier, but still refuse to let any song touch even 6 minutes.
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20.06.2012 - 22:21
strade

Posts: 674
From: USA

Love the guitar tone and keyboards. It looks like they're progressing even further past the NitND style into some slightly 'happier' pasture, but if the results turn out this well, I won't be complaining. Bravo.
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20.06.2012 - 22:24
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

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From: UK

Sounded exactly like I expected it to. Unfortunately.
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20.06.2012 - 23:53
MELANCOHOLIC

Posts: 57
From: Spain

Sounded exactly like I expected it to. Fortunately.
The artwork is badass!!
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21.06.2012 - 00:03
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

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From: The Netherlands

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.06.2012 at 22:24

Sounded exactly like I expected it to. Unfortunately.


100% agreed. So mind numbingly boring it's unbelievable. Now excuse while I revisit Viva Emptiness which is still by far their best in their new style.
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21.06.2012 - 00:12
!J.O.O.E.!
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From: UK

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 21.06.2012 at 00:03


100% agreed. So mind numbingly boring it's unbelievable. Now excuse while I revisit Viva Emptiness which is still by far their best in their new style.

I'll probably do that same to be honest. With every new record they release the sweeter Viva Emptiness tastes.
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21.06.2012 - 01:22
Opethian

Posts: 1200
From: USA

Love It! Get to see these guys with Devin Townsend in September!
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21.06.2012 - 01:31
MetalSpider

Posts: 1374
From: Canada

I love what I'm hearing! Can't wait to hear the whole album.
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21.06.2012 - 01:34
JohnDoe
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It is quite predictable, but still, not bad at all.
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21.06.2012 - 02:11
Dark Blood
The Avenger

Posts: 1435
From: Portugal

Damn you Spring Thorns! You beat me to it!

The song's not bad, but they've done so much better. I hope the album has better songs.
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21.06.2012 - 03:07
Kuroboshi

Posts: 804
From: Sweden

It's better than their most boring album, Viva Emptiness, which is a good sign.
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21.06.2012 - 05:31
Mr. Blonde

Posts: 66
From: USA

I'm liking it so far. I can't argue against it's predictability. But... keep in mind, that the first song used to promote a new album is often chosen for it's familiarity and for it's ability to allow even casual fans to instantly recognize the band.
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21.06.2012 - 07:18
Opethian

Posts: 1200
From: USA

Written by Kuroboshi on 21.06.2012 at 03:07

It's better than their most boring album, Viva Emptiness, which is a good sign.



Viva Emptiness is good, but the thing about Katatonia is that for me, its difficult to point out my favorite. Tbh, anything from 'Tonight's Decision and onward is totally worth checking out. I Love these guys and i can't wait for 'Dead End Kings'
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21.06.2012 - 08:11
Sworn

Posts: 74
From: UK
Sounds better than I expected, hope the rest of the album has the same quality.
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21.06.2012 - 10:40
Slayer666

Posts: 2466
From: Serbia

The fuck is this? Where is the atmosphere, where is their trademark melancholy, that subtle feeling of sadness and grief?

Oh, that's right. Lost in the pseudo-prog wankery. Bleh, just bleh. Even Renkse sounds muffled and bored. I won't be surprised if this turns out to be even crappier than Viva Emptiness.
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21.06.2012 - 12:36
BloodTears
ANA-thema

Posts: 10924
From: Portugal

I'm actually liking the song somehow.
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Like you could kiss my ass.
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21.06.2012 - 12:41
Kuroboshi

Posts: 804
From: Sweden

Written by Slayer666 on 21.06.2012 at 10:40

The fuck is this? Where is the atmosphere, where is their trademark melancholy, that subtle feeling of sadness and grief?

Oh, that's right. Lost in the pseudo-prog wankery. Bleh, just bleh. Even Renkse sounds muffled and bored. I won't be surprised if this turns out to be even crappier than Viva Emptiness.

Renkse have ALWAYS sounded bored. That's his trademark.
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21.06.2012 - 13:04
IronAngel

Posts: 4624
From: Finland

Aww, this is garbage. The first Katatonia album I won't buy. I regret getting the previous two, too. They've lost their touch long ago.

Also:
Written by Swietowit11 on 20.06.2012 at 20:23

My only hope is that there aren't as many slower songs as there were on the last album. That really made it drag a bit for me.


lolwut? Nephilim was like the only great song on that album. Onward Into Battle was nice too, and I think it was on the slower side.
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21.06.2012 - 13:19
Slyfang

Posts: 403


SATAN DEMANDS MOAR CHILDISH WHINING
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21.06.2012 - 17:04
Litvin

Posts: 128
From: Albania
For me sounds a bit like "Great cold distance" and that is good.
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21.06.2012 - 19:57
Kenos
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I've heard the album and I have to say one or two things about it:
Those who didn't like NITND will dislike DEK even more.
Rock elements are drastically reduced, Jonas' vocals are more spontaneous but at the same time less catchy. It's all about the interpretation, I think. Refrains aren't immediate at all.
The strange thing is that this is the first Katatonia album which sounds strictly related to the previous one.

As for my opinion: I was hoping for a development of the sound of NITND and here it is. Sure it didn't leave me astonished like Night did but I adore it and I'm looking forward to hearing it with the right audio quality.

And this song is absolutely great.
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22.06.2012 - 12:00
Slayer666

Posts: 2466
From: Serbia

Written by Kuroboshi on 21.06.2012 at 12:41

Renkse have ALWAYS sounded bored. That's his trademark.


Not to me. He sounded exhausted, weary (which helped build the overall melancholic mood) but certainly not bored.

On this track, he sounds like he'd much rather be at home, flipping TV channels than perform on the album.
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22.06.2012 - 12:04
Apatheria

Posts: 122
From: USA

Eh. I daresay Katatonia's lost it. I'm less impressed with this than I was with "Forsaker" from the last album at the time of that track's release.

They keep incorporating more modern, proggy riffs into their repetoire and just aren't finding a way to make it evoke their trademark melancholy atmospheres.

Bummer.
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22.06.2012 - 16:05
Cassian

Posts: 128
From: Vietnam

Exactly what I have been expecting from an exceptional band like Katatonia.
His voice, the mood, the atmosphere, the harsh guitar, the melodic keyboard... they just blend perfectly.
Can't wait.
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14.08.2012 - 11:20
Mr. Doctor
Skandino

Posts: 16467
From: Sweden

Written by Slayer666 on 21.06.2012 at 10:40
I won't be surprised if this turns out to be even crappier than Viva Emptiness.


How could you even compare them. Bleh, just bleh... But then again, it's you.
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Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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14.08.2012 - 15:10
Troy Killjoy
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Posts: 18929
From: Canada

This sounds like Tool if Tool sucked.
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14.08.2012 - 18:13
3dd

Posts: 60
From: Brazil

C'mon wake up guys, DOESN'T LOWER YOUR STANDARDS!

This song fucking sucks, where's the feeling? This is the trademark of them. They are just doing they job to get paid, nothing more.

What the fuck, really. Not this again.

Doesn't get me wrong, I WAS a diehard fan of Katatonia, but I gave up of this band a long time ago.


Written by Slayer666 on 21.06.2012 at 10:40

The fuck is this? Where is the atmosphere, where is their trademark melancholy, that subtle feeling of sadness and grief?

Oh, that's right. Lost in the pseudo-prog wankery. Bleh, just bleh. Even Renkse sounds muffled and bored. I won't be surprised if this turns out to be even crappier than Viva Emptiness.

Sad true, that's all I've been thinking to say. Except the mention of Viva Emptiness, it's a great album.
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