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Katatonia announce new full-length album »Sky Void Of Stars« and unleash a music video for the first single »Atrium«!

Swedish melancholic rockers Katatonia have unleashed a brand new music video for the first single »Atrium« taken from their upcoming full-length album, »Sky Void Of Stars«, which will be released on January 20th, 2023 via Napalm Records.

Katatonia on the new album: “Our 12th album, »Sky Void Of Stars« is a dynamic journey through vibrant darkness. Born out of yearning for what was lost and not found, the very peripheries of the unreachable, but composed and condensed into human form and presented as sounds and words true to the Katatonia signum. No stars here, just violent rain.”

01. Austerity
02. Colossal Shade
03. Opaline
04. Birds
05. Drab Moon
06. Author
07. Impermanence
08. Sclera
09. Atrium
10. No Beacon To Illuminate Our Fall

Courtesy of Napalm Records:

Meritorious masters of melancholic metal Katatonia carry on their legacy of rearranging the order of the heavy music universe, proudly presenting their hauntingly beautiful next studio album, »Sky Void Of Stars«, out January 20, 2022 via Napalm Records.

Founded in 1991, Katatonia have continually embraced the dark and the light alike and – living through genre evolutions beyond compare – ripened their own particular form of expression. From doom and death metal to soul-gripping post rock, they’ve explored endless spheres of the genre, accumulating only the very best aspects.

With their previous album, »City Burials« (2020), ranking #6 on the German album charts, the outfit proved their gravitational force on the scene as an everlasting cycle.

After signing with Napalm Records, the entity around founding members Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström is ready to showcase its brilliance and illuminate the void in the scene with »Sky Void Of Stars«.

With the first single, »Atrium«, Katatonia hit with highly energetic atmosphere, holding a gloomy ambience with epic sounds and poetic lyrics to get lost in. The heartfelt piece of sound goes in line with a gripping music video, underlining the exceptional atmosphere the five-piece is creating with every single note. »Atrium« is now available via all digital service providers worldwide.

Emerging from the gloom, Katatonia is a beacon of light – breathing their unique, never stagnant, atmospheric sound through this new 11-track offering, all written and composed by vocalist Jonas Renkse.

Photo by Mathias Blom

Album opener »Austerity« provides a courting introduction to the album. Crashing through the dark, it convinces with memorable, mind-bending rhythms as it shifts with elaborate guitar riffs that perfectly showcase the musical expertise and experience of the band.

Topped off by the dark, conjuring voice of Renkse and mesmerizing lyricism, the gloomy mood for the album is set. Songs like down-tempo »Opaline« and moody »Drab Moon« fully embrace their melancholic sound while fragile »Impermanence« is accented by the original doom metal roots of Katatonia. Like a dark star, these pieces relume the dreariness, creating an ambient auditory experience with memorable hooks while still inducing the crashing sounds of hard guitar riffs and pounding drums.

The experimental mastery of the quintet and their atmospheric approach is purely vivid, making this album a thrilling sensation. With »Birds«, the artists show off their explosive potential with a quick and energetic sound, proving their genre-defying style. Dazzling drums and heavy guitar riffs reflect the influence of their humble beginnings, while »Atrium« also plays into this highly energetic atmosphere, maintaining the gloomy ambience that characterizes Katatonia with epic sounds and poetic lyrics to get lost in.

Katatonia is one of a kind in a state of perpetual evolution. Significantly shaping the genre while still staying true to their own musical values, they orbit the musical universe – leaving their imprints on the scene. Projecting their sound to the endless realms, »Sky Void Of Stars« shines bright in metal and beyond!

Pre-order new album here:

Katatonia is:
Jonas Renske – Vocals
Anders Nyström – Guitars
Roger Öjersson – Guitars
Niklas Sandin – Bass
Daniel Moilanen – Drums

Katatonia – 2022 North American Tour
w/ The Ocean Collective and Cellar Darling:

09.11.22 – Washington, DC / Black Cat
10.11.22 – Worcester, MA / Palladium
11.11.22 – New York, NY / Sony Hall
12.11.22 – Philadelphia, PA / Underground Arts
13.11.22 – Harrisburg, PA / Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
15.11.22 – Quebec City, QC / Impérial Bell
16.11.22 – Montreal, QC / Le Studio TD
18.11.22 – Toronto, ON / Opera House
19.11.22 – Pittsburgh, PA / Thunderbird Music Hall
20.11.22 – Chicago, IL / Metro
22.11.22 – Denver, CO / Oriental Theater
23.11.22 – Salt Lake City, UT / Soundwell
25.11.22 – Portland, OR / Hawthorne Theatre
26.11.22 – Vancouver, BC / Rickshaw Theatre
27.11.22 – Seattle, WA / The Crocodile
29.11.22 – Roseville, CA / Goldfield Trading Post
30.11.22 – San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall
02.12.22 – Los Angeles, CA / 1720
03.12.22 – San Diego, CA / Brick by Brick
04.12.22 – Mesa, AZ / Nile Theater
06.12.22 – Austin, TX / Come and Take It Live (+ Soen as direct support)
07.12.22 – Dallas, TX / Amplified Live (+ Soen as direct support)
09.12.22 – Atlanta, GA / Hell at The Masquerade
10.12.22 – Tampa, FL / The Orpheum

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Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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