In October of 2009, I became a contributor to Bloody-Disgusting Music. I submitted two album reviews, one being Rammstein‘s Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da and the other being Katatonia‘s Night Is The New Day. So, in a strange way, being given to opportunity to review Katatonia’s newest effort, Dead End Kings, is, in a way, a full circle journey.
But it’s more than that. One of Katatonia’s earlier albums, Viva Emptiness, was an album that shaped my view of metal, molding it into an understanding of how nostalgia and melancholy can be used as to make the listener feel incredibly powerful and poignant emotions.
So, with this history firmly in mind, I began my journey into Dead End Kings, apprehensive but hopeful of the musical path that was open before me. READ MORE
One of my favorite bands is Katatonia, hands down. Their heavy yet incredibly emotional and melancholic music has been something of a “go to” sound for me on many an occasion. So when they announced that they would be releasing a new album, Dead End Kings, on August 28th, I immediately perked up and got excited. After all, I still blast Night Is The New Day on a very regular basis.
Now, to whet the appetite of the fans, the band is streaming a new song entitled “Dead Letters”, which you can listen to below. I’ve already replayed it about six or seven times and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
You can also download “Dead Letters” for free here. READ MORE
For the past few weeks, Swedish melodic metal band Katatonia have been posting studio updates for their new as-of-yet-untitled album, the follow-up to 2009′s fantastic Night Is The New Day. Well, earlier today, they updated their Facebook cover photo to the image you see above, suggesting that the new album has a tentative release date for this September. If this is true, consider me super excited. I still blast NITND in my car and have been a fan of the band since Viva Emptiness. Any new Katatonia music is always a good thing in my eyes.
And so we finally come to the headliner of the Night Over North America tour: Katatonia! Earlier, we posted an interview with Mikko and Kai of Swallow The Sun as well as one with Yossi of Orphaned Land. Today, we’ve got an exclusive interview with Anders Nyström and Per “Sodomizer” Eriksson of Katatonia! We discuss how the Night Over North America tour was going, the status on a new Katatonia album and, of course, their love of horror (which is very high up there!). Check after the jump for the exclusive video interview!
Sweden’s progressive metal band (and one of my own personal favorite groups), Katatonia, has launched a teaser trailer for their forthcoming headlining US tour, the “Night Over North America” tour. The MetalSucks.net sponsored trek, which features Swallow The Sun and Orphaned Land in support, will kick off in Baltimore on September 8th.
Katatonia has been relentlessly touring across Europe in support of their 2009 full-length release, Night is the New Day, which sold over 2,000 copies in the US in its first week. The band also released an EP, ‘The Longest Year’, earlier this spring. The band’s latest music video for the EP’s title track can be viewed at: http://www.nightisthenewday.com/