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

Katatonia Share “Lacquer” Live Video From Their “Dead Air” Set

Katatonia have premiered a new live video for their song “Lacquer.” The footage is taken from the band’s recent “Dead Air” virtual concert. That performance will be available digitally, on vinyl, and as a 2-CD/1-DVD set tomorrow (November 13).

Katatonia Share “Behind The Blood” Live Video From Their “Dead Air” Set

Katatonia have premiered a new live video for their song “Behind The Blood.” The footage is taken from the band’s recent “Dead Air” virtual concert. That performance will be available digitally, on vinyl, and as a 2-CD/1-DVD set on November 13. The group commented:

“Here’s our first and (so far) only live rendition of ‘Behind The Blood‘ from our latest album, ‘City Burials‘. As weird as these times are, it gives us a little comfort to know that we made an attempt to defy the situation and did what we miss the most right now: playing a show.”

Katatonia To Release New Live Album “Dead Air” In November

Katatonia will be releasing a new live album titled “Dead Air“ on November 13. The effort features the band’s May 9 livestream concert and it will be available digitally, on vinyl, and as a 2-CD/1-DVD set. Anders Nyström commented:

“Due to an overwhelming demand, we are proud to confirm that our lockdown livestream from Studio Gröndahl earlier this year will now see a physical release where you can re-experience the #20 most wanted songs exclusively voted by our fans from all around the world. This very special evening of May 9th will forever serve us as a memory of something equally weird as fantastic, so it feels essential to make it available as something you can touch and own forever.”

“Dead Air” Track Listing:

01. “Lethean”
02. “Teargas”
03. “Serein”
04. “Deliberation”
05. “The Winter Of Our Passing”
06. “Ghost Of The Sun”
07. “The Racing Heart”
08. “Soil’s Song”
09. “Old Heart Falls”
10. “Forsaker”
11. “Tonight’s Music”
12. “In The White”
13. “Leaders”
14. “Lacquer”
15. “Omerta”
16. “My Twin”
17. “Unfurl”
18. “July”
19. “Evidence”
20. “Behind The Blood“

Katatonia Premiere Animated Video For “The Winter Of Our Passing”

Katatonia have premiered an animated video for their song “The Winter Of Our Passing.” This track is from the band’s new album “City Burials,“ which was released today (April 24). Jonas Renkse said the following:

“The Winter of Our Passing – masterly perceived by Costin Chioreanu. The letting go of what once was of great importance, now reduced to just another loss. Let’s bow before the flame we’ve all deserted. But thank you for listening.”

Katatonia Premiere New Song “The Winter Of Our Passing”

Katatonia have premiered a new song titled “The Winter Of Our Passing.” This track is from the band’s new album “City Burials,“ which will be released on April 24. Jonas Renkse said the following:

“‘The Winter Of Our Passing‘ is a concise song that mixes electronic elements with a classic Katatonia chorus. It’s a song about surrender and trying to navigate the darkness.”