Sweden’s ultimate purveyor of dark rock/metal, Katatonia, has made a brand new track, ‘Dead Letters’ from its forthcoming ninth studio album, “Dead End Kings”, available for free download by signing up for the Katatonia mailing list at here. ‘Dead Letters’ can also be streamed on YouTube.
Amongst Katatonia’s most poignant and ambitious material to date, “Dead End Kings” will hit stores in North America on August 28th via Peaceville Records. “Dead End Kings” sees the quintet conjure yet another milestone in audial melancholy and angst with this long-awaited follow-up to 2009’s inspired and acclaimed, “Night is the New Day”.
“Dead End Kings” European pre-orders are now available via Omerch here. North American pre-orders will begin next week. Stay tuned for more details.
“Dead End Kings” was recorded at Ghost Ward Studios and The City Of Glass, and was produced by Katatonia’s own, Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse, and mixed by David Castillo, known for his prior work with Katatonia, as well as Opeth and 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 and his invaluable expertise on sampling and atmospherics, plus a special guest appearance by Norwegian vocalist, Silje Wergeland, of Dutch legends, The Gathering/ex-Octavia Sperati.
Long-time visual collaborator, Travis Smith, provided artwork for the upcoming release.
Katatonia will hit the road in support of “Dead End Kings” on “Epic Kings & Idols,” a co-headlining North American run with The Devin Townsend Project set to kick off in early September. British death/doom metal act, Paradise Lost, will perform in support, with Stolen Babies rounding out the lineup.