Swedish dark rock/metal heavyweight, Katatonia, has launched a promotional video for its upcoming “Epic Kings & Idols” North American tour. The clip features the brand new song, “Buildings,” in its entirety, taken from the band’s impending ninth studio album, Dead End Kings, out August 28th via Peaceville Records. Check it out on DeadEndKings.com or on Youtube: http://youtu.be/wrxQQaLiqKM.
“Epic Kings & Idols” will kick off early next month in Seattle, Wash. with co-headliners, The Devin Townsend Project. Paradise Lost and Stolen Babies will round out the line-up for the 18-city, September trek.
VIP ticket packages for all “Epic Kings & Idols” and “Dead Ends of Europe” dates can be purchased online at: http://www.crowdsurge.com/
Amongst Katatonia’s most poignant and ambitious material to date, Dead End Kings sees the quintet conjure yet another milestone in audial angst and melancholy with this long-awaited follow-up to 2009’s inspired and acclaimed, Night is the New Day.
North American pre-orders for Dead End Kings are available in a multitude of formats and bundle packages via Omerch at: http://omerch.theomegaorder.
Download the new track, “Dead Letters,” for free by signing up for the Katatonia mailing list at: http://emailunlock.com/
The Dead End Kings track list is…
1. The Parting
2. The One You Are Looking for is Not Here (with Silje Wergeland)
4. The Racing Heart
8. Undo You
10. First Prayer
11. Dead Letters
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.
Stay tuned to the Dead End Kings mini-site: http://www.deadendkings.com for more information on Katatonia, Dead End Kings and “Epic Kings & Idols” North American tour.
Katatonia on tour…
Aug. 18 – Dinkelsbühl, Germany @ Summer Breeze Open Air
“Epic Kings & Idols” dates…
Sept. 4 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven *
Sept. 5 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
Sept. 7 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
Sept. 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
Sept. 9 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater *
Sept. 11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
Sept. 12 – Dallas, TX @ Trees *
Sept. 13 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada *
Sept. 14 – Denver, CO @ Summit
Sept. 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4 *
Sept. 17 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Sept. 18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls *
Sept. 19 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Sept. 20 – Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus
Sept. 21 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Sept. 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA *
Sept. 23 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
Sept. 24 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
* Katatonia headline