Swedish melodic metal band Katatonia has revealed details for their upcoming album, titled Dead End Kings, on their Facebook. The album is set for release on August 27th in Europe and August 28th in the US. The band has also released which tracks will be on the album although the final track list is not confirmed. One of the songs, “The One You Are Looking For is Not Here”, features Silje Wergeland, current singer of The Gathering. This album also marks the debut recording of guitar Per Erikkson and bassist Niklas Sandin. Frank Default will once again be tackling atmospherics and sampling.
Singer Jonas Renske states, “Dead End Kings is about the corridors of our mind from where there is no return. Be a king or queen in your own right in these hallways, even at the dead end. Carry your burden with pride. That’s what we are doing, twenty years and counting. Kings, because we believe in what we are creating, in our own disturbing faith”.
Guitarist Anders Nystrom adds, “This album has doors revolving into many different genres of music but remain disguised within the Katatonia trademark. We have walked the fine line between attempting not to repeat ourselves but also not to distance us away from what people know and love. We’re now ready to hand over the evidence and whatever the direction this has taken is now for you to decide. We’re confident the creativity and passion on this album is something that will be echoing even beyond the dead end”.
You can see the album artwork and track listing below. Also, make sure to check out our exclusive interview with Anders and Per from October 2010 here.
Tracklisting for ‘Dead End Kings’ (not in final running order):
THE RACING HEART
THE ONE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS NOT HERE (featuring Silje Wergeland)