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KATATONIA Launch New Single “Birds”; Efficiency Video Streaming


Swedish masters of melancholic metallic, Katatonia, have launched the third and remaining single, “Birds”, off of their upcoming twelfth report, Sky Void Of Stars. The fast and energetic sound of this model new observe as soon as once more reveals off Katatonia’s explosive potential and their genre-bending fashion, carried by Renkse’s longing vocals. Alongside the one, Katatonia current an atmospheric efficiency music video that harnesses the track’s power and desolate energy.

Since their founding in 1991, Katatonia have experimented with a number of totally different genres, slowly progressing from their roots in doom and loss of life metallic, whereas including post-rock and progressive components to develop their very personal impressively versatile, distinctive fashion. After their one-year hiatus in 2018, the band stunned followers with the excellent 2020 album, Metropolis Burials, a strong mixture of progressive rock and metallic which stormed the European charts (eg peaking at #6 on the official German charts). Three years after their critically acclaimed comeback report, Katatonia will ship one other hauntingly stunning album with the poetic masterpiece Sky Void Of Stars.

Jonas Renkse on “Birds”: ”The heartbeat of dereliction. The insatiable must expire. Right here come the birds.”

Katatonia on the brand new album: “Our twelfth album, Sky Void Of Stars is a dynamic journey by means of vibrant darkness. Born out of craving for what was misplaced and never discovered, the very peripheries of the unreachable, however composed and condensed into human kind and introduced as sounds and phrases true to the Katatonia signum. No stars right here, simply violent rain.”

With their beforehand launched first single, “Atrium”, Katatonia hit with a extremely energetic ambiance, holding a depressing atmosphere with epic sounds and poetic lyrics to get misplaced in. The second single, album opener “Austerity”, supplies a strong introduction to the album. Crashing by means of the darkish, it convinces with memorable, mind-bending rhythms because it shifts from one elaborate guitar riff to a different, completely showcasing the musical experience and expertise of the band. Topped off by the darkish, conjuring voice of Renkse and mesmerizing lyricism, the gloomy temper for the album is ready. Songs just like the down-tempo “Opaline” and the moody “Drab Moon” totally embrace their melancholic sound, whereas the extra fragile “Impermanence” is accented by the band’s unique doom metallic roots. Like a darkish star, these items spotlight the dreariness, creating an ambient auditory expertise with memorable hooks whereas nonetheless inducing the crashing sounds of laborious guitar riffs and pounding drums. The experimental mastery of the quintet and their atmospheric strategy is solely vivid, making this album an exciting sensation.

Out January 20 through Napalm Data, Sky Void Of Stars is now out there for pre-order within the following configurations:

– Ltd. Deluxe Wood Field (incl. Mediabook + Digipack Atmos Combine BluRay + Crow Pendant + Star Chart Artprint + Pin) – Napalm Data unique
– Die Exhausting Version 2LP Gatefold Ink Spot / FOREST GREEN (incl. Slipmat, Patch, 12 pages poster) – Napalm Data unique
– 2LP Gatefold DARK GREEN – Napalm Data unique
– 2LP Gatefold MARBLED CRYSTAL CLEAR/BLACK – OMerch unique
– 2LP Gatefold BLACK
– 1CD Ltd Mediabook (incl. Bonus Observe)
– 1CD Jewelcase
-Digital Album

Pre-order right here.

Sky Void Of Stars tracklisting:

“Colossal Shade”
“Drab Moon”
“Impermanence” (feat. Joel Ekelof)
“No Beacon To Illuminate Our Fall”
“Absconder” (Bonus Observe)

“Austerity” video:

“Atrium” video:


Jonas Renske – Vocals
Anders Nystrom – Guitars
Roger Ojersson – Guitars
Niklas Sandin – Bass
Daniel Moilanen – Drums

(Photograph – Mathias Blom)


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