Amorphis Guitarist Esa Holopainen Recruits Soilwork, Katatonia, Leprous, Etc. Members For Debut Silver Lake Album

Amorphis guitarist Esa Holopainen has revealed the details for the debut album from his solo project Silver Lake. The self-titled effort will be released on May 28 and it will feature members of Soilwork, Katatonia, Leprous, and more.

“Silver Lake” Track Listing:

01. “Silver Lake” (instrumental)
02. “Sentiment” (feat. Jonas Renkse of Katatonia)
03. “Storm” (feat. Håkan Hemlin of Nordman)
04. “Ray Of Light” (feat. Einar Solberg of Leprous)
05. “Alkusointu” (feat. Vesa-Matti Loiri)
06. “In Her Solitude” (feat. Tomi Joutsen of Amorphis)
07. “Promising Sun” (feat. Björn ‘Speed’ Strid of Soilwork / The Night Flight Orchestra)
08. “Fading Moon” (feat. Anneke Van Giersbergen)
09. “Apprentice” (feat. Jonas Renkse of Katatonia)

Holopainen commented:

“At first, I really didn’t know if the album would turn out to be purely instrumental or would there be vocalists as well. However, one thing was certain, I wouldn’t be the singer of Silver Lake. Many times, when people think about a guitarist’s solo album, they get the impression of technical stuff with a huge amounts of notes played extremely fast. Well, I‘m not a big fan of that kind of music. Whenever I write, I always want to pile up interesting songs, and not just shred for the sake of it.”

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“

The Ocean Premiere New Song “Jurassic | Cretaceous”, Reveal Details For New Album

The Ocean have premiered a new song titled “Jurassic | Cretaceous.” This track features Katatonia vocalist Jonas Renkse and it will appear on the band’s new album “Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic,” which is set to be released on September 25.

“Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic” Track Listing:

01. “Triassic”
02. “Jurassic | Cretaceous” (feat. Jonas Renkse)
03. “Palaeocene”
04. “Eocene”
05. “Oligocene”
06. “Miocene | Pliocene”
07. “Pleistocene”
08. “Holocene”

Robin Staps said the following about the new record:

“‘Phanerozoic II‘ is more experimental, more eclectic in musical style and direction, and more varied in terms of tempos, beats, guitar work and the use of electronics. This was an intentional choice: we wanted Part I to feel rather streamlined and to have a strong cohesion between the individual songs. We wanted to create a certain vibe to linger from the first until the last note throughout the whole record. We kept the weirder, more daring and more progressive material for Part II.

The outcome is a record that is a real journey. It starts in one place, and concludes in a totally different place. In a way, it relates to 2013’s ‘Pelagial‘, which was similar in that it was also a journey: but a more guided, focused and predictable one. ‘Phanerozoic II‘ on the other hand is closer to the experience of free fall.”

He also added:

“Though humanity is only a very recent phenomenon in the 541 million years history of the Phanerozoic eon, the lyrics are obviously written from a human perspective. They are following Nietzsche‘s philosophical idea of amor fati in the light of the larger themes of Eternal Recurrence, and the inevitability of an imaginary impending collision on a planetary scale, which are the two red threads that go through Phanerozoic I and II.”

Lineup Confirmed For 2021 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Psycho Las Vegas festival. Most of the artists that were set for the cancelled 2020 edition have been rebooked for the event, which is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 20-22, 2021.

Here’s the lineup:

– Danzig (performing “Danzig II: Lucifuge“)
– Mercyful Fate
– Emperor
– The Flaming Lips
– Blue Öyster Cult
– Down (performing “NOLA“)
– Mayhem
– Satyricon
– Obituary
– Warpaint
– Blonde Redhead
– HEALTH
– Watain
– Ulver
– Katatonia
– At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” 25th anniversary show)
– Poison The Well
– Paul Cauthen
– Amigo The Devil
– Exhorder
– Wolves In The Throne Room
– Thursday
– Pinback
– Zola Jesus
– Drab Majesty
– Boris
– Eyehategod
– Repulsion
– Immolation
– Midnight
– MGLA
– Windhand
– Cursive
– TSOL
– King Dude
– Pig Destroyer
– Brutus
– Profanatica
– Lower Dens
– Cult Of Fire
– Intronaut
– Boysetsfire
– Death By Stereo
– Curl Up And Die
– Adamantium
– This Will Destroy You
– Khemmis
– Mothership
– Guantanamo Baywatch
– Dengue Fever
– Kaelan Mikla
– Black Joe Lewis
– Fatso Jetson
– Wino
– Creeping Death
– Mephisofeles
– Frankie And The Witch Fingers
– Toke
– Foie Gras
– Flavor Crystals
– Silvertomb
– Lord Buffalo
– Warish
– Alms
– Bömbers
– Glacial Tomb
– Relaxer
– Black Sabbitch
– Hippie Death Cult
– Vaelmyst
– Mother Mercury
– “Two Minutes To Late Night”

Old Man Gloom, Elder, Polyrhythmics, Death Valley Girls, The Skull, Blackwater Holylight, Here Lies Man, and DJ Scott Seltzer will also perform during a “Psycho Swim” event at the Daylight Beach Club on August 19.

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.”

Katatonia Premiere “Behind The Blood” Music Video

Katatonia have premiered a new video for their new song “Behind The Blood.” This track is from the band’s new album “City Burials,“ which will be released on April 24. Vocalist Jonas Renkse commented:

“‘Behind The Blood‘ is a celebration of the heavy metal music that we all grew up with, modified to fit the Katatonia universe. Whilst lyrically it is telling the tale of dark revelry, to awaken the blood with the sound and taste of thunder.”

Katatonia To Release New Album “City Burials” In April, Premiere New Song “Lacquer”

Katatonia have announced that they will be releasing their new album “City Burials” on April 24. You can check out the effort’s first single, “Lacquer,” along with the cover art and track listing below:

“City Burials” Track Listing:

01. “Heart Set To Divide”
02. “Behind The Blood”
03. “Lacquer”
04. “Rein”
05. “The Winter Of Our Passing”
06. “Vanishers”
07. “City Glaciers”
08. “Flicker”
09. “Lachesis”
10. “Neon Epitaph”
11. “Untrodden”

Anders Nyström said the following about the new record:

“In days and nights of black and silver, the dead end king will come. From pieces of broken mirrors there will be a crown bestowed upon his head. In reflections of shattered glass not only the seasons will turn, but also the change disguised by the lapse of time. His mind will have to come to bear the weight of everything that was left behind and forgotten. Archiving the inaccessible. Celebrating the abandoned and mourning the destroyed. The city burials.”