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.
Lead guitarist Anders Nyström commented: "We are very much looking forward to a tour that definitely stands out from the rest. Stare into November's darkness with us! Be with us at the side of December's deathbed! Come meet us at the chosen dead ends of Europe..."
I will definitely catch this one sicne I have never seen them live...
Not necessarily. But incredibly uneven. I've seen them four times. Two of them were awful, one was really good (though I didn't like the set, as it was the NitND tour and they played barely any pre-VE stuff), and one was decent boring with the highlight of Sweet Nurse and something from Discouraged Ones I forget now.
I hear they've gotten better live with the new members though, and I can't deny their Tuska gig last summer was alright. It's just that they tend to play the same old songs, always a little (or a lot) inferior to the album versions, and not really... I don't know, giving anything extra. The one time I heard them play Murder with Jonas on vocals was when they warmed up Porcupine Tree and had horrible sound engineering. And their equipment broke.
But yeah, unpredictable quality with predictable songs. I still recommend it for a fan like yourself, but I've just gotten thoroughly bored with them. Especially since, like Joe mentioned, the set lists aren't getting any better with new mediocre albums.
Written by IronAngel on 13.07.2012 at 23:48 I still recommend it for a fan like yourself, but I've just gotten thoroughly bored with them. Especially since, like Joe mentioned, the set lists aren't getting any better with new mediocre albums.
Oh I'm aware of that, but since I have never seen them I feel like I have to try it even if I get one or two songs from that It's way too close... Barely 45 min train and thanks to my student card the travel will be pretty much for free. I also liked Alcest live... nothing OMGAMAZING, but it was pretty good and definitely something I can watch again and knowing how much I payed last time I was at that venue... I know the price should be fine.
Written by Ozman on 18.07.2012 at 12:28 Alcest live is even riveting compared to katatonia live, let me guarantee you. And I am a huge Katatonia fan up to an including Viva Emptiness.
Katatonia are probably the worst live band I know.
Welp, I've never seen them so I'm going all "trial and error" up in this gig.
Well, when I saw them in 2001 he was a fat pig. Then in 2008 he was skinny as hell, a completely different person. No idea what he looks like now.
Woah, weird shit. He must have trained like mad... or maybe operation? Or he just started eating himself. I've only seem photos from the "chubby" and "fat pig" category so I can't imagine him being skinny.