KATATONIA launches 'Dead End Kings' iTunes pre-order, tour dates
Source: Fresno Media
Contributor: Terry Bunch
Swedish dark rock/metal titan, Katatonia, has launched North American iTunes pre-orders for its upcoming ninth studio album, Dead End Kings. Fans can pre-order both the standard and deluxe editions, in anticipation of the August 28th release via Peaceville Records.
Physical pre-orders are available in a multitude of formats and bundle packages via Omerch.
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
Earlier this week Katatonia unveiled a new track from Dead End Kings, "Buildings," via a promotional video for the band's upcoming "Epic Kings & Idols" co-headlining North American tour. Check out the video:
"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.
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.
Dead End Kings was recorded at Ghost Ward Studios and The City Of Glass, and was produced by Katatonia's own, Anders Nystrom 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.
Download the new track, "Dead Letters," for free by signing up for the Katatonia mailing list. "Dead Letters" can also be streamed:
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 - Dinkelsbuhl, 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