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street_burial
05-27-2012, 09:53 PM
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hb420
05-27-2012, 09:55 PM
:drool::drool::drool::drool:
Will be AOTY material for sure.

OraclesofAgony
05-28-2012, 12:31 AM
:drool::drool::drool::drool:
Will be AOTY material for sure.

Definitely.

MetalIsArt
05-28-2012, 01:13 AM
:party:

ravenheart
05-28-2012, 01:16 AM
Shame it's coming after the Summer touring.

Hoping for a nice headlining tour in the Autumn then :D

Coma323
05-28-2012, 07:54 AM
Will not dissapoint.

street_burial
05-28-2012, 09:45 AM
Katatonia, the Swedish purveyors of dark rock/metal, have announced that their ninth studio album, due to be released on Peaceville Records on August 27th (EU) and August 28th (US), will be titled ‘Dead End Kings’. A continuation of 2009’s inspired & acclaimed ‘Night is the New Day’, as well as a leap forward into the unknown, ‘Dead End Kings’ sees the quintet conjure yet another milestone in audial melancholy & angst.

Amongst their most poignant & ambitious material to date, ‘Dead End Kings’ was recorded at Ghost Ward Studios & The City Of Glass. The album was produced by founding duo Anders Nyström & Jonas Renkse themselves, & mixed by David Castillo, known for his prior work with the band, as well as Opeth & Bloodbath.

‘Dead End Kings’ sees the recording debut of guitarist Per Eriksson for Katatonia, as well as recent bassist Niklas Sandin. Additionally, Katatonia is joined once again by Frank Default & his invaluable expertise on sampling & atmospherics, plus a special guest appearance by Norwegian vocalist Silje Wergeland of Dutch legends The Gathering/ex-Octavia Sperati.

Jonas (vocals) comments on the album title:

“Dead End Kings is about the corridors of our mind from where there is no return. Be a king or queen in your own right in these hallways, even at the dead end. Carry your burden with pride. That's what we are doing, twenty years and counting. Kings, because we believe in what we are creating, in our own disturbing faith”.

Anders (Guitars) comments on the end result:

“This album has doors revolving into many different genres of music but remain disguised within the Katatonia trademark. We have walked the fine line between attempting not to repeat ourselves but also not to distance us away from what people know and love. We're now ready to hand over the evidence and whatever the direction this has taken is now for you to decide. We're confident the creativity and passion on this album is something that will be echoing even beyond the dead end”.

Artwork is once more supplied by long-time visual collaborator Travis Smith.

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Tracklisting for ‘Dead End Kings’ (not in final running order):
THE PARTING
HYPNONE
UNDO YOU
THE RACING HEART
BUILDINGS
LEECH
THE ONE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS NOT HERE (featuring Silje Wergeland)
FIRST PRAYER
AMBITIONS
LETHEAN
DEAD LETTERS

brutal_descent
05-28-2012, 10:53 AM
Just came back from seeing them, was hoping to break the news first ;) :D

AnthG
05-28-2012, 11:34 AM
This...this just might be album of the year. And I haven't heard it yet.

ShatteredFlame
06-20-2012, 08:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u79MohYXcl4&feature=share

new song entitled "Dead Letters". Sounds good.

VoidFlame
06-20-2012, 02:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u79MohYXcl4&feature=share

new song entitled "Dead Letters". Sounds good.

:lovedup:

MPF
06-20-2012, 03:46 PM
It seems like Katatonia is just getting heavier and heavier now. I love it.

AnthG
06-20-2012, 06:35 PM
I want this album now.