Katatonia Premiere “Opaline” Music Video

Katatonia have premiered a new video for their new song “Opaline.” This track is from the band’s newly released album “Sky Void of Stars.” Drummer Daniel Moilanen commented:

“‘Opaline‘. A bleak, yet thunderous anthem for our empty sky. A dim gaze upon a time deliberately fleeting like the migratory bird. A final single and a taste of the future?”

Anders Nyström To Miss Katatonia’s European/UK Tour

Katatonia guitarist Anders Nyström will be missing the band’s upcoming European/UK tour. During his absence, Nico Elgstrand (Entombed A.D.) will be filling in.

Nyström issued the following statement:

“Hey everyone,

Anders here. Tomorrow, Friday the 20th, we launch Katatonia’s brand new 12th album and we can’t wait to hear all your thoughts.

The band’s eager to get out on the road and start the tour, but unfortunately I won’t be able to join them on this leg due to personal family reasons. However, good news is that we have a highly competent replacement in Mr Nico Elgstrand (Entombed A.D.) who already filled in for me on an earlier occasion and did an amazing job. So rest easy, the tour will not be affected in any way and everything the band has planned surely is something you don’t want to miss!

Until I’ll be back on stage later this spring, I wish the guys and all our fans a great time on the road, under a sky void of stars…”

Tour Dates (with Sólstafir and SOM):

01/20 Tampere, FIN – Tampereen Tullikamari
01/21 Helsinki, FIN – Kulttuuritalo
01/22 Tallinn, EST – Helitehas
01/24 Warsaw, POL – Klub Stodola
01/25 Berlin, GER – Huxleys Neue Welt
01/26 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
01/27 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
01/28 Prague, CZE – Roxy Prauge
01/29 Wien, AUT – Arena Wien
01/31 Budapest, HUN – Akvarium Klub
02/01 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk
02/02 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
02/03 Trezzo Sull’adda Mi, ITA – Live Club
02/04 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Gerland
02/06 Madrid, SPA – Kapital
02/07 Barcelona, SPA – La Salamandra
02/08 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
02/10 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
02/11 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
02/12 Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
02/13 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
02/14 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
02/16 Batschkapp, GER – Frankfurt am Main
02/17 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
02/19 Paris, FRA – Le Trianon
02/20 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
02/21 Antwerpen, BEL – Muziekcentrum Trix
02/22 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
02/23 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
02/24 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller Music Hall
02/25 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Arenan

Katatonia Premiere “Birds” Music Video

Katatonia have premiered a new video for their new song “Birds.” This track is from the band’s new album “Sky Void of Stars,” which will be released on January 20. Jonas Renkse commented:

“The pulse of dereliction. The insatiable need to expire. Here come the birds.”

Katatonia Premiere “Austerity” Music Video

Katatonia have premiered a new video for their new song “Austerity.” This track is from the band’s new album “Sky Void of Stars,” which will be released on January 20. The group commented:

“We hereby present you our new single and the opening track of ‘Sky Void Of Stars’ — ‘Austerity.’ Energetic and dark, stern and disenchanted. Enjoy.”

Katatonia To Release New Album “Sky Void Of Stars” In January, Premiere “Atrium” Music Video

Katatonia will be releasing a new album, titled “Sky Void Of Stars,“ on January 20. A video for the effort’s first single, “Atrium,“ can be found below:

“Sky Void Of Stars” Track Listing:

01. “Austerity”
02. “Colossal Shade”
03. “Opaline”
04. “Birds”
05. “Drab Moon”
06. “Author”
07. “Impermanence” (feat. Soen’s Joel Ekelöf)
08. “Sclera”
09. “Atrium”
10. “No Beacon To Illuminate Our Fall”
11. “Absconder” (bonus track)

The group commented:

“Our 12th album, ‘Sky Void Of Stars‘ is a dynamic journey through vibrant darkness. Born out of yearning for what was lost and not found, the very peripheries of the unreachable, but composed and condensed into human form and presented as sounds and words true to the Katatonia signum. No stars here, just violent rain.”

Katatonia Announce 10th Anniversary Edition Of “Dead End Kings”

Katatonia will be releasing a 10th anniversary deluxe edition of “Dead End Kings“ on November 14. The effort will be available on CD/DVD and vinyl with two bonus tracks, “Second” and “The Act Of Darkening.”

The band shared the below info on the release:

“This special tenth anniversary edition of ‘Dead End Kings’ will be released as a double disc, with the first disc featuring the album plus all of its associated bonus material, and the second a DVD containing the 5.1 audio mix of the album. The package also includes new artwork from artist Seempieces – The Art of Travis Smith, with a continuation of the concept from his original work on the album. The LP will be release as a special half speed master for a superior, sharper, more direct and engaging sound.”

Jonas Renkse also commented:

“Looking back on ‘Dead End Kings’ 10 years after its release brings memories of busy and good times. We were eager to keep the momentum that we had built around Night Is The New Day and I remember we finished off the mastering just in time (I think it was actually the same day!) for the press listening session we had in London. Some songs on the album turned out to be Katatonia evergreens that we keep in our live setlists to this day. I also must mention the cover art (and interior as well) that is probably our most ambitious. Took a long time to finish but the result is a classic. Happy 10 years to DEK!”

Anders Nyström added:

“This 9th album of ours also spawned its sister album ‘Dethroned & Uncrowned’ and together they showed the entire palette of musical contradictions, successfully achieved from one and the same album. I believe we’ve visited every song on this album at different live appearances through the years, but we’re yet to play it front to back while celebrating it in its entirety. Hopefully, we’ll be able to continue that tradition down the road of this 10th anniversary of DEK, our modern classic.”

In other news, Katatonia are also planning to release half speed vinyl pressings of “City Burials” (out September 9) and “The Great Cold Distance” (out October 14).

Katatonia Announce North American Tour With The Ocean & Cellar Darling

Katatonia have announced their first North American tour in five years. The Ocean and Cellar Darling will open.

Tour Dates:

11/09 Washington, DC – Black Cat
11/10 Worcester, MA – Palladium
11/11 New York, NY – Sony Hall
11/12 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
11/13 Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
11/15 Quebec City, QC – Impérial Bell
11/16 Montreal, QC – Le Studio TD
11/18 Toronto, ON – Opera House
11/19 Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall
11/20 Chicago, IL – Metro
11/22 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
11/23 Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
11/25 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11/26 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
11/27 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
11/29 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
11/30 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
12/02 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
12/03 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
12/04 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
12/06 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live (with Soen)
12/07 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live (with Soen)
12/09 Atlanta, GA – Hell at The Masquerade
12/10 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

Katatonia To Release “Mnemosynean” B-Sides & Rarities Compilation In October

Katatonia have announced that they will be releasing a new b-sides and rarities compilation titled “Mnemosynean“ on October 1. That effort can be pre-ordered HERE.

“Mnemosynean” Track Listing:

Disc 1:

01. “Vakaren”
02. “Sistere”
03. “Wide Awake In Quietus”
04. “Night Comes Down”
05. “Second”
06. “The Act Of Darkening”
07. “Ashen”
08. “Sold Heart”
09. “Displaced”
10. “Dissolving Bonds”
11. “Unfurl”
12. “Code Against The Code”

Disc 2:

01. “Wait Outside”
02. “Sulfur”
03. “March 4”
04. “O How I Enjoy The Light”
05. “Help Me Disappear”
06. “Fractured”
07. “No Devotion”
08. “Quiet World”
09. “Scarlet Heavens”
10. “In The White (Urban Dub)”
11. “My Twin (Opium Dub Version)”
12. “Soil`s Song (Krister Linder 2012 remix)”
13. “Day And Then The Shade (Frank Default remix)”
14. “Idle Blood (Linje 14)”
15. “Hypnone (Frank Default Hypnocadence mix)“

The band commented:

“This new release marks 30 years since the formation of the band; Mnemosynean contains an extensive collection of all of Katatonia’s rarities and B-sides, including tracks from our numerous EPs, unused album songs, limited special edition bonuses, cover songs, as well as a series of collaborative remixes.

The intriguing title of ‘Mnemosynean’ itself represents memories & was selected because tomb inscriptions dating back to 400 BCE say that the dead could keep their memories by avoiding drinking from the Lethe, and drink instead from the stream flowing from the lake of Mnemosyne (the goddess of memory).

The Mnemosynean packaging includes a new band biography courtesy of music journalist Eleanor Goodman, as well as full lyrics plus backgrounds to the track origins described by founding members Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse, along with other close Katatonia collaborators. The artwork for this release has been created by long-running Katatonia visual artist Travis Smith.”

Katatonia & Sólstafir Announce 2022 European/UK Tour

Katatonia and Sólstafir will be hitting the road on a co-headlining European/UK tour next year. Katatonia said the following about that:

“With over a year now since we played our last live show, it’s an understatement that we want to get back on stage. Add to that an album released during the pandemic with no ways to promote it through touring, it is with a good portion of hope we present you this European tour together with Iceland’s own Sólstafir. Even though a return to normality is joyous, why not celebrate it with some melancholy? This tour will bring a lush twilight shadow over Europe. Join it!”

Tour Dates:

01/21 Tampere, FIN – Tullikamari
01/22 Helsinki, FIN – Kulttuuritalo
01/23 Tallinn, EST – Helitehas
01/25 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
01/26 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
01/27 Stuttgart, GER – Longhorn
01/28 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
01/29 Prague, CZE – Roxy
01/30 Vienna, AUT – Arena
02/01 Budapest, HUN – Akvarium Klub
02/02 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
02/03 Zurich, Komplex 457
02/04 Milan, ITA – Live Club
02/05 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Kao
02/07 Madrid, SPA – Kapital
02/08 Barcelona, SPA – Apolo
02/09 Toulouse, FRA – Metronum
02/11 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
02/12 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
02/13 Bristol, UK – SWX
02/14 Glasgow, UK – Garage
02/15 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steelmill
02/17 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
02/18 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
02/19 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
02/20 Paris, FRA – Trianon
02/22 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
02/23 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
02/24 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
02/25 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
02/26 Stockholm, SWE – Fållan