That’s right, after 3 years Katatonia is following up 2009’s excellent ‘Night is the New Day’ with the followup entitled ‘Dead End Kings’. To say I’m excited for this would be an understatement. Here is the press quotes from Jonas and Anders and the track listing. Expect release on August 27th in europe and the 28th in North America via Peaceville Records.
Jonas (vocals) comments on the album title:
“DEAD END KINGS is about the corridors of our mind from where there is no return. Be a king or queen in your own right in these hallways, even at the dead end. Carry your burden with pride. That’s what we are doing, twenty years and counting. Kings, because we believe in what we are creating, in our own disturbing faith”.
“This album has doors revolving into many different genres of music but remain disguised within the Katatonia trademark. We have walked the fine line between attempting not to repeat ourselves but also not to distance us away from what people know and love. We’re now ready to hand over the evidence and whatever the direction this has taken is now for you to decide. We’re confident the creativity and passion on this album is something that will be echoing even beyond the dead end”.
I hope this isn’t going to be yet another departure for a band that takes a wrong turn. I’ve had enough of that this year so far and in some cases haven’t even spoken of them yet.
THE RACING HEART
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