KATATONIA ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW STUDIO ALBUM, REVEALS NEW LINE-UP
10th studio album "The Fall of Hearts" out May 20 on Peaceville
SWEDEN - Katatonia, the Swedish purveyor of dark progressive rock/metal, has revealed details of its eagerly awaited 10th studio album, The Fall of Hearts, set for release on the May 20, 2016 through the band's long-time home of Peaceville Records.
The band commented: "This album is probably everything we unknowingly ever dreamed of to release. It's a bleak but adventurous journey through our elements, we haven't held back, we have pushed to get forward and backward in the ever spiraling night of our musical legacy."
The official follow-up to 2012's acclaimed Dead End Kings was recorded at Stockholm's Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb Studio, and was self-produced by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Ihsahn, Devin Townsend) at Fascination Street Studios, with Karl Daniel Lidén (Switchblade, The Ocean, Greenleaf) brought in as engineer.
The dramatic yet desolate artwork was created by long time Katatonia designer and illustrator Travis Smith.
Katatonia has spent the past four years since the release of Dead End Kings touring the world, as well as expanding its fan base through two special albums on Kscope, the sister label of Peaceville. 2013 saw the release of Dethroned & Uncrowned which exploded the core of the songs on Dead End Kings creating new moods and textures. In 2015, the band released the live acoustic album and concert film, Sanctitude. Both releases illustrate the band's journey toward this, its current more progressive sound.
The Fall of Hearts is the first record to feature new drummer Daniel 'Mojjo' Moilanen along with the addition of recently recruited guitarist
More details of The Fall of Hearts will be released shortly. Stay tuned for more information on Katatonia.
3/12 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Metal Town Festival
4/29 - Kopervik, Norway @ Karmoygeddon Festival
6/19 - Clisson, France @ Hellfest
7/03 - Helsinki, Finland @ Tuska Festival
7/09 - Bouckenborgh, Belgium @ Anterwerp Metal Festival
7/10 - Bouckenborgh, Belgium @ Anterwerp Metal Festival
8/05 - Corroios, Portugal @ Vagos Open Air Festival
8/17 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany @ Summer Breeze Festival
8/18 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany @ Summer Breeze Festival
8/19 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany @ Summer Breeze Festival
8/20 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany @ Summer Breeze Festival
Jonas Renkse - Vocals
Anders Nyström - Guitar
Roger Öjersson - Guitar
Niklas Sandin - Bass
Daniel Moilanen - Drums