KATATONIA – The Fall Of Hearts

KATATONIAThe Fall Of Hearts

Peaceville Release: 20 May 2016

Katatonia, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, have released more details of their eagerly awaited 10th studio album – The Fall of Hearts which is set for release on the 20th May 2016 through their long-time home of Peaceville Records.

The official follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed Dead End Kings was recorded at Stockholm’s Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb Studio, and was self-produced by Anders Nyström & Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Ihsahn, Devin Townsend) at Fascination Street Studios, with Karl Daniel Lidén (Switchblade, The Ocean, Greenleaf) brought in as engineer. With the dramatic yet desolate artwork created by long time Katatonia designer and illustrator Travis Smith.

Katatonia_-_Fall_Of_Hearts_-_Medium_Res_CoverKatatonia have spent the past four years since the release of Dead End Kings touring the world, as well as expanding their fanbase through two special albums on Kscope, the sister label of Peaceville. 2013 saw the release of Dethroned & Uncrowned which exploded the core of the songs on Dead End Kings creating new moods and textures. In 2015, they released the live acoustic album and concert film, Sanctitude. Both releases illustrate the band’s journey toward this, their current more progressive sound.

Anders Nyström we’re proud to even have accomplished a tenth album. With that now in the bag, we’re pleased to see where it has taken us musically. We knew we had to come up with a great follow-up to Dead End Kings as we never considered Dethroned & Uncrowned to be our last album, but nevertheless that album also played a leading role in where we could potentially take our sound.”

The Fall of Hearts is an immersive and frequently disarming journey through the bleakest of metaphysical winters, but your guides through the fog have just enough hope in their hearts to ensure that the experience is both hugely enriching and quite unlike anything else the world has to offer. Mankind’s inevitable demise may be looming ahead, but Katatonia continue to wring life-giving drops of hope from the fabric of our collective downfall.

The Fall of Hearts is the first record to feature new drummer Daniel ’Mojjo’ Moilanen and with the addition of their recently recruited guitarist Roger Öjersson (Tiamat), who came in just in time to sprinkle some blistering solos on the album, guitarist Anders Nyström commented on the addition of Roger Öjersson: „We’re delighted to welcome our neighbour Roger, a true multi-musician extraordinaire, into our spiraling ways of darkness. Currently with this five-piece, there’s nothing hold back or limiting Katatonia’s potential, neither in the studio nor on stage. Our ever growing ambition may now begin to manifest our vision.“
Katatonia will continue to push their musical boundaries beyond their roots in the metal scene while drawing in new fans from across the musical spectrum like peers such as Opeth and Anathema have also done, cementing Katatonia’s place as one of the most revered and cherished of all bands in the world of modern heavy music.

The Fall Of Hearts tracklist:
Takeover [07:09]
Serein [04:46]
Old Heart Falls [04:22]
Decima [04:46]
Sanction [05:07]
Residual [06:54]
Serac [07:25]
Last Song Before The Fade [05:01]
Shifts [04:54]
The Night Subscriber [06:10]
Pale Flag [04:23]
Passer [06:25]

Bonus Tracks:
Vakaren [04:54] (CD/DVD & Deluxe Edition)
Sistere [04:11] (LP & Deluxe Edition)
Wide Awake In Quietus [04:59] (feat. guest guitarist Gregor MacKintosh) ( (Digital & Deluxe Edition)

Katatonia are:
Jonas Renkse – Vocals
Anders Nyström – Guitar
Roger Öjersson – Guitar
Niklas Sandin – Bass
Daniel Moilanen – Drums

Live appearances for 2016:

17-20/08/16 – Germany, Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival

 

Fall Hearts Over Europe tour
25/09/16 – SW, Malmö, KB
27.09.16 – Leipzig, Taubchenthal
28.09.16 – Frankfurt, Batschkapp
30.09.16 – Koln, Live Music Hall
02.10.16 – Berlin, Huxleys
04/10/16 – PL, Gdansk, B90
05/10/16 – PL, Warsaw, Progresja
06/10/16 – PL, Krakow, Kwadrat
07/10/16 – AT, Vienna, Arena
08/10/16 – CH, Zurich, Dynamo
09/10/16 – CH, Pratteln, Konzertfabrik 27
10/10/16 – IT, Milan, Alcatraz
12/10/16 – ES, Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2
13/10/16 – ES, Seville, Custom
15/10/16 – ES, Madrid, But
17/10/16 – FR, Marseille, Jas’ Rod
18/10/16 – FR, Paris, Trabendo
19/10/16 – FR, Strasbourg, Laiterie
23/10/16 – BE, Antwerp, Trix
24/10/16 – LU, Luxembourg, Rockhal
25.10.16 – Hamburg, Markthalle
26/10/16 – DK, Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
27/10/16 – NO, Oslo, John Dee
28/10/16 – SW, Gothenburg, Pustervik
29/10/16 – SW, Stockholm, Debaser Medis

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