Melancholic prog-rock band Katatonia has released a lyric video for “The One You Are Looking For Is Here” (which features guest vocals by Silje Wergeland of The Gathering) from the upcoming Dethroned And Uncrowned release. The album will feature the music of last year’s phenomenal release Dead End Kings and remove the drums and distorted guitars, relying entirely on the ambience and acoustics that remain. Head on below to give it a listen.
Guitarist Anders Nyström states, “The synopsis is simple and album title won’t lie; the drums will be dethroned and the distorted rhythm guitars will be uncrowned! Instead, we’ll place the emphasis on the many layers of ambience, with the melodies staying central and the vocal harmonies representing the heart of the album. Also by pledging you are helping the bands ability to be able to tour further afield. Although the songs are the same and the track listing doesn’t change, we hope the end result is something entirely different! Think of the album like a person’s face in the hands of a surgeon, whose appearance is gonna change, but it’s still the same person behind that face and we guess an important factor, in this case, would be that the surgeon itself is obviously Katatonia, not a stranger! If there’s one album in our repertoire that’s suited for a thing like this, it’s ‘Dead End Kings’.”
The CD/DVD combo (which features the album in 5.1 surround sound DVD audio) can be pre-ordered here.