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KATATONIA Reveal New Album Details, New Band Lineup

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 @ 1:21 PM


The Fall Of Hearts Due Out May 20th

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Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal KATATONIA have revealed details of their 10th studio album. The new album, entitled The Fall Of Hearts, is set for release on May 20th through their long-time home of Peaceville Records.

The official follow-up to 2012’s Dead End Kings was recorded at Stockholm’s Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb Studio, and was self-produced by Anders Nyström & Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, with Karl Daniel Lidén brought in as engineer.

The dramatic yet desolate artwork was created by long time KATATONIA designer and illustrator Travis Smith.

KATATONIA have spent the past four years since the release of Dead End Kings touring the world, as well as expanding their fanbase 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, they released the live acoustic album and concert film, Sanctitude. Both releases illustrate the band’s journey toward this, their current more progressive sound.

The Fall Of Hearts is the first record to feature new drummer Daniel ’Mojjo’ Moilanen and with the addition of their recently recruited guitarist Roger Öjersson (TIAMAT), who came in just in time to sprinkle some blistering solos on the album, KATATONIA will continue to push their musical boundaries beyond their roots in the metal scene while drawing in new fans from across the musical spectrum like peers such as OPETH and ANATHEMA have also done, cementing KATATONIA’s place as one of the most revered and cherished of all bands in the world of modern heavy music.

KATATONIA comment on The Fall Of Hearts: "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 spiralling night of our musical legacy."

More details of The Fall Of Hearts will be released shortly.

KATATONIA have confirmed the following festival appearances for 2016:

  • 3.12 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Metal Town Festival
  • 4.29 - Kopervik, Norway - Karmoygeddon Festival
  • 6.19 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
  • 7.3 - Helsinki, Finland - Tuska Festival
  • 7.9-10 - Bouckenborgh, Belgium - Anterwerp Metal Festival
  • 8.5 - Corroios, Portugal - Vagos Open Air Festival,
  • 8.17-20 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany - Summer Breeze Festival


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