Headlining tour to kick off this September
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Sweden’s leader in progressive metal, Katatonia, has teamed up with heavy metal’s leading lady, Full Metal Jackie, to give fans a chance to win a Mayones Guitar played and autographed by Katatonia from their US tour. The grand prize winner will win the guitar, the tour edition of Night Is The New Day, a Mayones Guitar t-shirt, plus a choice of a t-shirt from Katatonia’s merch store powered by Omerch: www.bandstores.co.uk/shop/katatonia/products.php?cat=1135. A runner up will get the new CD and their choice of t-shirt as well. Head over to: fullmetaljackieradio.com/enter.php?c=464 for your chance to win!
Katatonia, will kick off their North American tour – the “Night Over North America” tour – on September 8th in Baltimore. To coincide with the 26-date US and Canadian tour, Peaceville Records has released a special edition of the acclaimed 2009 studio album, Night Is The New Day, in a hardback mediabook, with 20 page booklet, and bonus track, “Ashen”. The special edition Night Is The New Day hit stores on August 24th.
Night is the New Day is Katatonia’s eighth studio album. It was recorded throughout July 2009 and was co-produced, engineered and mixed by David Castillo. A continuation of the heaviness, depth and atmosphere of their previous album, Night Is the New Day is also a more multi-dimensional effort – waltzing between prog moments, doom, folk and the classic melodic anthems that are the staple of Katatonia’s uncompromising sound.
Cover art once again comes courtesy of Travis Smith (Katatonia, Opeth, Novembre) who continues the stylistic identity established so effectively since The Great Cold Distance.
The track list for the Night Is The New Day special edition is…
2.) The Longest Year
3.) Idle Blood
4.) Onward Into Battle
6.) The Promise Of Deceit
8.) New Night
10.) Day and Then The Shade
11.) Ashen* (Exclusive Bonus Track)
Katatonia has been relentlessly touring across Europe in support of their 2009 full-length release, Night is the New Day, which sold over 2,000 copies in the US in its first week. The band also released an EP, ‘The Longest Year’, earlier this spring. The latest music video for the EP’s title track can be viewed at: www.nightisthenewday.com/.
Now the band is set to unleash their brand of melancholy metal on North America, headlining the MetalSucks.net sponsored, “Night Over North America” tour, alongside Swallow The Sun and Orphaned Land. A teaser trailer for the forthcoming headlining US tour can be seen at: www.vimeo.com/12823455.
Stay tuned for more information on Katatonia, Night Is The New Day, and the “Night Over North America” tour.
Sept. 8 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Sept. 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Sept. 10 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
Sept .11 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Sept. 12 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Petit Campus
Sept. 13 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Opera House
Sept. 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Sept. 15 – Detroit, MI @ Blondie´s
Sept. 16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
Sept. 17 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
Sept. 18 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Sept. 21 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sept. 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Sept. 23 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Sept. 24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Parkside
Sept. 25 – Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Sept. 26 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
Sept. 28 – Mesa, AZ @ U.B.´s Bar
Sept. 29 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Sept. 30 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Oct. 1 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Alternative Lounging
Oct. 2 – Houston, TX @ The Warsaw
Oct. 4 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Oct. 5 – Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
Oct. 6 – Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
Oct. 7 – West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
For more information…