Swedish prog-rockers Katatonia have released an official video for “Lethean”, which comes from their latest album Dead End Kings (review). Shot in star black and white and directed by Lasse Hoile (Porcupine Tree, Opeth), the video features slow motion shots that serve to compliment the melancholic yet heavy beauty of the song. You can watch it below or here.
Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Blackfield) has announced a second leg of tour dates in support of his upcoming third solo album The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories), which will be released Feb. 25th through KScope Records. You can read more about the album here.
According to Wilson’s website, “The line up on the tour will be the same as the band that recorded Steven Wilson’s new studio album…Guthrie Govan (lead guitar), Adam Holzman (keyboards), Theo Travis (flutes, saxes), Nick Beggs (bass guitar, stick), and Marco Minnemann (drums).”
Wilson has also been working with Lasse Hoile “…to take the visual elements of the show to the next level, making the show even more of a cinematic experience.”
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Alt-rock band Anathema has released a video for “Untouchable (Part One)”, which comes off their latest release, Weather Systems. The video was edited together by longtime Porcupine Tree collaborator Lasse Hoile and features beautiful shots of nature in fantastic time-lapsed shots. From undulating clouds to vicious lightning storms to aurora borealis during starry nights, this video is incredibly soothing and fits the emotional intensity of the song perfectly.
On a personal note, this song is not only one of my absolute favorite tracks on the album, it’s also one of my favorite tracks of the year. The combined play count of this song on my iTunes and my phone probably number well into the triple digits. I truly cannot recommend this album highly enough.