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.”

Pantera, Disturbed, Arch Enemy, Etc. Added To 2023 Graspop Metal Meeting Festival

Over 100 more artists have been added to next year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will be held in Dessel, Belgium on June 15-18 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Def Leppard
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Slipknot
  • Pantera
  • Ghost
  • Gojira
  • Parkway Drive
  • 1914
  • Agnostic Front
  • Amon Amarth
  • Anti-Flag
  • Antimatter
  • Any Given Day
  • Arch Enemy
  • Architects
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Asking Alexandria
  • At The Gates
  • Avatar
  • Beast In Black
  • Behemoth
  • Billy Talent
  • Black Mirrors
  • Bloodywood
  • Butcher Babies
  • Cane Hill
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Clutch
  • Cradle Of Filth
  • Crowbar
  • Cyclone
  • Danko Jones
  • Dark Angel
  • Deathstars
  • Delain
  • Dieth
  • Dirkschneider
  • Disturbed
  • Draconian
  • Eluveitie
  • End
  • Enter Shikari
  • Epica
  • Escape The Fate
  • Evergrey
  • Exodus
  • Fever 333
  • Fields Of The Nephilim
  • Finntroll
  • Greg Puciato
  • Halestorm
  • Hatebreed
  • Heidevolk
  • Hippotraktor
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Hollywood Vampires
  • I Prevail
  • In Flames
  • Insomnium
  • Katatonia
  • Kissin’ Dynamite
  • Korpiklaani
  • Kreator
  • Landmvrks
  • Legion Of The Damned
  • Less Than Jake
  • Life Of Agony
  • Lionheart
  • Loathe
  • Lorna Shore
  • Marduk
  • Meshuggah
  • Molybaron
  • Monster Magnet
  • Motionless In White
  • Novelists
  • Oceans
  • Orange Goblin
  • Orbit Culture
  • Papa Roach
  • Polaris
  • Rancid
  • Russkaja
  • Seether
  • Septicflesh
  • Sick Of It All
  • Skindred
  • Sleep Token
  • Soen
  • Sólstafir
  • Spiritbox
  • Stand Atlantic
  • Stray From The Path
  • Testament
  • The Amity Affliction
  • The Answer
  • The Chats
  • The Ghost Inside
  • The Halo Effect
  • The Luka State
  • The Menzingers
  • The Raven Age
  • The Winery Dogs
  • Three Days Grace
  • Thundermother
  • Unearth
  • Vicious Rumours
  • Voivod
  • Watain

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

Lineup Finalized For 2022 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

The lineup has been finalized for the 2022 Psycho Las Vegas festival. That event will take place at Resorts World Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV on August 19–21.

Lineup:

  • Emperor
  • Mercyful Fate
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • Mayhem
  • Warpaint
  • Carcass
  • Raekwon & Ghostface Killah
  • The Black Angels
  • GZA & Inspectah Deck
  • Carpenter Brut
  • At The Gates
  • Allah-Las
  • Satyricon
  • Show Me The Body
  • High On Fire
  • The Gaslamp Killer
  • Monster Magnet
  • She Past Away
  • Beats Antique
  • Paradise Lost
  • Boris
  • Vio-lence
  • Nitzer Ebb
  • Liars
  • Katatonia
  • Wolves In The Throne Room
  • Nothing
  • Samael
  • Ulver
  • Amenra
  • Tribulation
  • Twin Tribes
  • William Basinski
  • Crobot
  • Elder
  • The Juliana Theory
  • …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
  • Sugar Candy Mountain
  • Anika
  • King Womb
  • Monolord
  • The Night Beats
  • Holy Wave
  • MGLA
  • Marissa Nadler
  • Cirith Ungol
  • Primitive Man
  • The KVB
  • The Dwarves
  • Soft Kill
  • HEALTH (DJ set)
  • Dance With The Dead
  • Blackwater Holylight
  • The Accüsed A.D.
  • Gatecreeper
  • Liturgy
  • Intronaut
  • Whores.
  • Blood Incantation
  • Death Valley Girls
  • Wand
  • Golden Dawn Arkestra
  • The Body
  • Drain
  • Gost
  • Geneva Jacuzzi
  • Mizmor
  • Devil Master
  • Wiegedood
  • Mareux
  • New Candys
  • Akhlys
  • Creeping Death
  • Danava
  • The Goddamn Gallows
  • Bömbers
  • N8 Noface
  • Warthog
  • Portrayal Of Guilt
  • Sanguisugabogg
  • Mothership
  • 200 Stab Wounds
  • Black Box Revelation
  • Undeath
  • Mondo Drag
  • Ruby The Hatchet
  • Duel
  • ASG
  • Year Of No Light
  • Indian
  • Witch Mountain
  • Frozen Soul
  • Yakuza
  • Succumb
  • Elizabeth Colour Wheel
  • Sasquatch
  • Psychlona
  • Lord Buffalo
  • Mint Field
  • Spaceface
  • Moonily
  • Belzebong
  • Church Of The Cosmic Skull
  • Early Moods
  • Spiritworld
  • Hippie Death Cult
  • Stinking Lizaveta
  • Rifflord
  • Dreadnought
  • Forever Grey
  • L.O.T.I.O.N. Multinational Corporation
  • Leather Lung
  • Kids N Love (DJ set)
  • Great Electric Quest
  • Crematory Stench
  • Lovelorn
  • Cancer Christ
  • Greenbeard
  • Kadabra
  • Kings Destroy
  • Old Fashion Assassin
  • Human
  • Weight Of The Sun
  • Worship

Furthermore, Midnight, Eyehategod, Elder, Bridge City Sinners, Starcrawler, Uniform, Deathchant, Early Moods, Rifflord, and DJ Painkiller will also be performing during the “Psycho Swim” pre-party at the AYU Dayclub on August 18.

Suicidal Tendencies, Carcass, At The Gates, Etc. Added To 2022 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

More bands have been added to the 2022 Psych Las Vegas festival in Las Vegas, NV. The event will take place at the Resorts World Las Vegas on August 19-21 and the updated lineup includes: Mercyful Fate, Suicidal Tendencies, Emperor, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Warpaint, Mayhem Carpenter Brut, GZA, Satyricon, Watain, She Past Away, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, Carcass, At The Gates, High On Fire, Ulver, Beats Antique, Paradise Lost, Cirith Ungol, Vio-lence, Katatonia, The Accüsed AD, Samael, Boris, Nothing, Dance With The Dead, Anika, The KVB, The Juliana Theory, Monster Magnet, Wolves In The Throne Room, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Amenra, MGLA, Liturgy, Primitive Man, Tribulation, Monolord, Gatecreeper, King Woman, WAND, Crobot, Wiegedood, Marissa Nadler, N8NOFACE, Bömbers, Drain, Year Of No Light, Mizmor, The Goddamn Gallows, Sanguisugabogg, 200 Stab Wounds, Last Podcast On The Left, and Chessboxing with GZA. Furthermore, Midnight, Eyehategod, Elder, Bridge City Sinners, Starcrawler, Uniform, Deathchant, Early Moods, and Rifflord will also be performing during the “Psycho Swim” pre-party at the AYU Dayclub on August 18.

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.”

Silver Lake (Amorphis) Premiere “Sentiment” Video

Amorphis guitarist Esa Holopainen has shared a new video for “Sentiment” from his Silver Lake solo project. That track features Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse and it appears on Silver Lake’s recently released self-titled album. Holopainen commented:

“‘Sentiment‘ was one of the first songs that I wrote. As a matter a fact it was the first song with vocals on. I was immediately sold when I heard the Jonas’ demo-vocals with the text that he wrote. ‘Sentiment‘ is melancholical and folk-influenced song, definitely one of my favorite ones on entire album.”