New week, new album to be presented as Record Of The Week, This time it will be Swedish act, from my current hometown of Stockholm. This weeks album is "Dead End Kings" with Katatonia.
Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse (formerly known as Lord Seth) and Anders Nyström (formerly known as Blakkheim). The early Katatonia albums, along with albums by bands such as My Dying Bride, Anathema and Paradise Lost, are sometimes considered forerunners of the death/doom genre.
"Dead End Kings" is a record that also took the tenth spot on seasonal best list last year, a record that actually has got a lot of playing time lately, like it more and more each lap it goes.
One of Katatonia’s strengths is that the bands music is not playing super technical, which means that listening becomes both more comfortable and easier, a band that is relatively easy to grasp without having struggling with pick out different audio tracks in strange guises. But it's not as if the band is losing the slightest quality, they have a very high class on everything they touch.
"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." — Jonas Renkse
First video from the new album "Dead End Kings".
How long Is the pattern going to speak for you, How far can your voice reach, Your song below the night, From my view I can see you Shudder where you are standing, In the vision, Cyan blue.
Todays tune "Lethean" is taken from this weeks Record Of The Week and the ninth full-length album "Dead End Kings", released on August 27, 2012.
Feb 22, Gagarin 205, Athínai, Greece
Feb 23, Refresh The Venue, Istanbul, Turkey
Feb 24, Jolly Joker, Ankara, Turkey
Mar 01, House of Metal Festival Umea, Sweden
Mar 12, HQ, Adelaide, Australia
Mar 14, The Palace, Melbourne, Australia
Mar 15, Enmore Theatre Sydney, Australia
Mar 16, The Tivoli, Brisbane Qld, Australia
Apr 18, THE TOWN BALLROOM, Buffalo, NY
Apr 19, The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
Apr 20, New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, Worcester, MA
Apr 21, Capitol, Quebec City, Canada
Apr 23, Halifax Forum Multi Purpose Centre, Halifax, Canada
Apr 24, Casino New Brunswick, Moncton, Canada
Apr 25, Petit Campus, Montreal, Canada
Apr 26, Guelph Concert Theater, Guelph, Canada
Apr 27, Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA
Apr 28, Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park Center, NY
Apr 29, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Apr 30, Norva Theater, Norfolk, VA
May 02, Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 03, State Theatre, St Petersburg, FL
May 04, Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
May 05, Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NC
May 06, The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
May 07, Soap Box, Wilmington, NC
May 08, Buster's Billiards & Backroom, Lexington, KY
May 09, The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
May 10, The Machine Shop, Flint, MI
May 11, Mojoes, Joliet, IL
May 12, House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
May 14, The Venue, Fargo, ND
May 15, Wooly's Des Moines, IA
May 16, Pop's, East St Louis, IL
May 17, Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
May 18, Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
May 19, Aftershock, Merriam, KS
May 20, Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
May 21, Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
May 22, TOP DECK, Farmington, NM
May 23, Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
May 24, The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
May 25, The Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
May 26, The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
May 27, Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
May 31, Beastival, Geiselwind, Germany
Jun 01, Metalfest, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Jun 28, Graspop Dessel, Belgium
Jul 05, Metaltown, Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug 08, Getaway Rock, Gavle, Sweden
More info @
Official Katatonia Web
Listen to "Katatonia - Lethean" on Spotify here!