Katatonia - Announce New Album, Details And First Single Unveiled


Katatonia are back with the new album announcement. After returning from brief hiatus last years, Swedes are now ready to unleash their new studio album, to be dubbed City Burials. The upcoming outing is set for the official release on April 24th, 2020 through Peaceville Records. Furthermore, first single "Lacquer" has been launched. Check it out now.

Anders Nyström states: "In days and nights of black and silver, the dead end king will come. From pieces of broken mirrors there will be a crown bestowed upon his head. In reflections of shattered glass not only the seasons will turn, but also the change disguised by the lapse of time. His mind will have to come to bear the weight of everything that was left behind and forgotten. Archiving the inaccessible. Celebrating the abandoned and mourning the destroyed. The city burials."




Track listing:

01. Heart Set To Divide
02. Behind The Blood
03. Lacquer
04. Rein
05. The Winter Of Our Passing
06. Vanishers
07. City Glaciers
08. Flicker
09. Lachesis
10. Neon Epitaph
11. Untrodden




Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Katatonia
 
Posted: 30.01.2020 by Abattoir


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30.01.2020 - 23:27
Lanthros
I was excited when I read the headline. Then I heard the song and meh.
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30.01.2020 - 23:43
Pitwulf93
Their softer songs have always been what pulls me back to them tbh. Hoping for more like this throughout the album.
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31.01.2020 - 00:48
Litvin
Unfurl 2.0 ammmm yeah hope that the whole album wouldn't sound like that.
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31.01.2020 - 00:56
IBlackened
Good thing I stopped expecting anything from them in 2009.
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31.01.2020 - 01:00
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
That was pretty cool, quite unlike most of their stuff
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- I've dreamt of that for years.
- Dying?
- Running.




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31.01.2020 - 03:12
Rage71
Wasn't sure about it at first, but liked it more and more as the song continued to play. Made me want to listen to it again.
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31.01.2020 - 03:33
MetalManic
I like it too. Not what I expected but it's not entirely surprising that they've approached the first single in this style. It's no secret that that Katatonia have been fluttering around this vibe the better part of a decade now.

Speaking of which, I remember when TGCD came out, there were quite a few people moaning about what the band was putting out then. Now, I'm not saying this is by any means comparable, but I'm sure the release will be an enjoyable one.

The secret to not being disappointed is to have not expectations to begin with .

Let's see
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www.MetalManic.com
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31.01.2020 - 03:38
Valtiel
Best imagine dragons song yet
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31.01.2020 - 10:13
Blindhate
Hope this is softest and warst song in the album
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31.01.2020 - 12:15
fenchik
Song is ok...as long as there's "heavier and doomier "songs in the album i will be happy...Last two albums were a bit shit!!
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31.01.2020 - 12:32
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
I hope the rest of the album is in this vein honestly.
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- I've dreamt of that for years.
- Dying?
- Running.




2020 goodies
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31.01.2020 - 14:04
Reaper_Redeemer
Disappointed by the single track. I didn't ever expect Katatonia to follow the easy way... It was too easy to slip and I was proud of them that they avoided it for so many years. Anders where are you, don't leave us!
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31.01.2020 - 14:05
JoHn DoE
I liked the song, it reminds me of the urban dub version (whatever that means, i don't know) of My Twin (I tried to post a video and something did not work, I don't have the patience right now to fix it).
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31.01.2020 - 17:48
Seba Raven Rock
Excellent news!
katatonia
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31.01.2020 - 17:48
traililya
Forget them,brothers...listen to new DAWN OF SOLACE and DEATHWHITE-really cool and dark albums.
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31.01.2020 - 23:28
Maco
Carnivore
Lame as fuck.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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31.01.2020 - 23:44
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
The song is really mellow and I'm quite certain it doesn't reflect the material of the album. This is one of those songs in which context plays a key role.
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01.02.2020 - 18:18
SoUnDs LiKe PoP
Amazing. I honestly couldn't care less if they released an entire album like this - it's not like there's some shortage of heavy bands and we're all depending on Katatonia to give us heaviness...
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I lift weights and listen to metal
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01.02.2020 - 18:28
SoUnDs LiKe PoP
Written by Reaper_Redeemer on 31.01.2020 at 14:04

Disappointed by the single track. I didn't ever expect Katatonia to follow the easy way... It was too easy to slip and I was proud of them that they avoided it for so many years. Anders where are you, don't leave us!


Wouldn't the "easy way" be releasing something heavy and dark (unoriginal) to appease all of the metal fans who are too "TrVe" to listen to music that doesn't have blast beats and chugging guitar?
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02.02.2020 - 04:57
MetalSpider
Having listened to Katatonia for years, I personally like the musical path they're taking. The new song is great!! I no longer expect anything heavy from Katatonia. As someone else said, there's plenty of heavy bands to fill that void.
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02.02.2020 - 05:05
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Are people seriously still upset Katatonia isn't a doom band 🤦‍♂️
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I have no memory of this place.
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02.02.2020 - 13:34
FYA
Destroyer
Getting this Ulver vibes
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05.02.2020 - 00:38
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.02.2020 at 05:05

Are people seriously still upset Katatonia isn't a doom band 🤦‍♂️

People are still upset Ulver aren't black metal band
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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06.02.2020 - 08:07
Malignar
I don't get it. But I like heaviness and guitar riffs. How dare me on a metal site.
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11.02.2020 - 19:06
frequenzangriff
I quite like this new song.

i hope if this is just one soft song amids death-doom songs i will love this album, if the whole album is without drums and guita/death-doom elements i will dislike it for sure.
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12.02.2020 - 09:26
IBlackened
Written by SoUnDs LiKe PoP on 01.02.2020 at 18:28

Wouldn't the "easy way" be releasing something heavy and dark (unoriginal) to appease all of the metal fans who are too "TrVe" to listen to music that doesn't have blast beats and chugging guitar?

So they don't listen to this not because they don't like it, but because they don't allow themselves to? Now I think I'm crazy, because I almost thought people had different tastes.
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17.02.2020 - 03:29
SoUnDs LiKe PoP
Written by IBlackened on 12.02.2020 at 09:26

Written by SoUnDs LiKe PoP on 01.02.2020 at 18:28

Wouldn't the "easy way" be releasing something heavy and dark (unoriginal) to appease all of the metal fans who are too "TrVe" to listen to music that doesn't have blast beats and chugging guitar?

So they don't listen to this not because they don't like it, but because they don't allow themselves to? Now I think I'm crazy, because I almost thought people had different tastes.


I'm simply saying that the "easy way" for Katatonia to please fans would certainly be to create something very heavy and doomy sounding. Accusing them of taking the "easy way" by making something controversial for them is a contradictory statement.
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17.02.2020 - 06:28
IBlackened
Written by SoUnDs LiKe PoP on 17.02.2020 at 03:29

I'm simply saying that the "easy way" for Katatonia to please fans would certainly be to create something very heavy and doomy sounding. Accusing them of taking the "easy way" by making something controversial for them is a contradictory statement.

I think the guy was just saying they're selling out, but I wasn't talking about that. I was contesting you basically saying that if someone doesn't like this, it's because they're purists and can't listen to anything but metal and not because the song doesn't suit their tastes. But no offense intended, I was just being sarcastic.
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