Katatonia are set to return with a special triple-LP vinyl release featuring an epic set of classics from the band’s catalogue. ‘Last Fair Day Gone Night‘ features the Swedish dark rock/metal masters at their glorious best with this electrifying set from London’s esteemed Koko venue during a series of special celebratory shows to mark the band’s 20th anniversary during 2011’s ‘Last Fair Day Gone Night‘ tour.
Released 17th June on Peaceville Records, ‘Last Fair Day Gone Night‘ is presented on triple heavyweight 180gm vinyl in a deluxe box, with a 12 page 12″ book.
Founding members Anders Nyström & Jonas Renkse are joined by long-time drummer Daniel Liljekvist along with recent members – namely guitarist Per Eriksson, plus recently recruited bassist Niklas Sandin – for an exhilarating night fuelled by a rich & extensive set of Katatonia tracks both past & present, including a special performance of the landmark 2001 album ‘Last Fair Deal Gone Down’ in it’s entirety.
Katatonia was formed in Sweden in 1991. Their debut album, ‘Dance of December Souls’, was released in 1993, gaining the band recognition for their eclectic brand of gothic doom/death metal. On future albums a newer, sleeker Katatonia sound came to the fore, starting with a streamlined & structured collection of melodic dark rock songs that became third album ‘Discouraged Ones’; the main evolution point for modern day Katatonia, where the band stand at the pinnacle of the dark & progressive rock genre.
Released 17th June
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Wisdom Of Crowds Featuring Jonas Renkse
Jonas Renkse, lead vocalist from Katatonia and The Pineapple Thief frontman, Bruce Soord, have announced a June 3rd, 2013 release date for Wisdom of Crowds, their new project for Kscope.
Originally written with Renkse’s voice in mind, Soord sought out the acclaimed Katatonia vocalist to complete the compositions and release the music to the masses. Despite the rigorous schedules of The Pineapple Thief and Katatonia, the two musicians were eventually able to connect.