Katatonia to release ‘Dead Air’ on 13th November through Peaceville

A live album featuring Katatonia performing an extensive and majestic set of fan favourites plus the live premiere of 3 songs from City Burials, captured during their May 2020 lockdown session

Formed in 1991 by Jonas Renkse & Anders Nyström, and transitioning from early pioneers of the rising black/death/doom movement, to powerhouses of the progressive metallic rock genre, 2020 saw Katatonia present their eleventh studio opus, the poignant City Burials, to unanimous acclaim. And so now, following closely in its footsteps, the Swedish dark rock masters present Dead Air to further immortalise the strangest of times. 

With a somewhat unforeseen global event transpiring this year which resulted in touring being made all but impossible for artists internationally, Katatonia conducted a more intimate “lockdown” show which was streamed live from Studio Grondahl, Stockholm on May 9th. Dead Air offers fans a full 88-minute set containing 20 tracks from the band’s extensive and illustrious repertoire to date, with inclusions spanning two decades of dark progressive greatness, and essentially also debuting three of the City Burials album tracks in a live setting. 

“Due to an overwhelming demand, we are proud to confirm that our lockdown livestream from Gröndahl earlier this year will now see a physical release where you can re-experience the #20 most wanted songs exclusively voted by our fans from all around the world. This very special evening of May 9th will forever serve us as a memory of something equally weird as fantastic, so it feels essential to make it available as something you can touch and own forever”

Anders Nyström 

The tracklisting itself contains a very literal selection of fan favourites overall, having being voted for exclusively by the band’s worldwide fanbase, flawlessly flirting between earlier singles such as metallic anthems ‘My Twin’ & ‘July’, to the stirring emotional grandeur of new song, ‘Lacquer’. 

The recording, mixing & engineering work was orchestrated by David Castillo, notable for his extensive body of work with Katatonia to date, and the performance itself was professionally filmed by Blackbox Video.

The Dead Air artwork has been created by long-running collaborator, Travis Smith.

Dead Air will be released on the 13th November as a gatefold double LP; a limited edition 3-disc set featuring 2 audio discs and DVD format and digitally and is available to pre-order now from HERE (https://katatoniaband.lnk.to/DeadAir)

Dead Air Tracklisting:

1. Lethean (Dead Air Session)[06:00]

2. Teargas (Dead Air Session) [03:17]

3. Serein (Dead Air Session)[04:47]

4. Deliberation (Dead Air Session)[03:57]

5. The Winter Of Our Passing (Dead Air Session)[03:08]

6. Ghost Of The Sun (Dead Air Session)[04:07]

7. The Racing Heart (Dead Air Session)[04:26]

8. Soil`s Song (Dead Air Session)[04:07]

9. Old Heart Falls (Dead Air Session)[04:25]

10. Forsaker (Dead Air Session)[04:10]

11. Tonight`s Music (Dead Air Session)[04:22]

12. In The White (Dead Air Session)[04:57]

13. Leaders (Dead Air Session)[04:17]

14. Lacquer (Dead Air Session)[04:51]

15. Omerta (Dead Air Session)[03:09]

16. My Twin (Dead Air Session)[03:38]

17. Unfurl (Dead Air Session)[04:52]

18. July (Dead Air Session)[04:48]

19. Evidence (Dead Air Session)[05:29]

20. Behind The Blood (Dead Air Session)[05:06] 

City Burials garnered huge praise from the worldwide media as is evident in just the small selection here:

 “City Burials is arguably Katatonia’s strongest album for 20 years” 9/10 -Metal Hammer (UK) 

 “Yearning epics laced with sky-clawing guitar dynamics …. Welcome back, chaps” Prog Magazine

“City Burials” showcases them in the best shape of their career” – 8/10 – Blabbermouth

 “Absolutely buy this record” 4/5 –New Noise 

 “Katatonia always excels in the art of shaping sweet and bitter melodies, piercing the listener’s heart.” Metallian (FR)  

“City Burials shows one thing: there is still much passion within this band” Metal Hammer (DE) 6.5/7, soundcheck #1/album of the month

“Katatonia never sounded so modern like on this album. With City Burials they created a dreamy, melancholy album with lots of atmosphere” 9/10 – album of the month Eclipsed (DE)

“the record boasts a warm and engaging production that few other bands come close to “ 8/10 Sweden Rock Magazine

 “exquisitely post-rock and atmospheric” Rock Hard (IT) 

Katatonia are:

Jonas Renkse – vocals

Anders Nyström – guitar

Niklas Sandin – bass

Daniel Moilanen – drums

Roger Öjersson – guitar

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