Video footage of vocalist Jonas Renkse and guitarist Per Eriksson of Swedish dark rockers KATATONIA discussing the making of their new album, “Dead End Kings”, can be seen below.
“Dead End Kings” was released on August 28 (one day earlier internationally) via Peaceville Records. Containing some of KATATONIA’s most poignant and ambitious material to date, the CD sees the quintet conjure yet another milestone in audial angst and melancholy with this much-anticipated follow-up to 2009’s inspired and acclaimed “Night Is The New Day”.
“Dead End Kings”, which features a guest appearance by Norwegian singer Silje Wergeland (THE GATHERING), was recorded at Ghost Ward Studios and The City Of Glass, and was produced by KATATONIA’s own Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse, and mixed by David Castillo, known for his prior work with KATATONIA, as well as OPETH and BLOODBATH.
The album marks the recording debut of KATATONIA guitarist Per Eriksson and bassist Niklas Sandin. Additionally, KATATONIA was joined once again by Frank Default and his invaluable expertise on sampling and atmospherics. The cover artwork was created by KATATONIA’s longtime visual collaborator Travis Smith.
“Dead End Kings” track listing:
01. The Parting
02. The One You Are Looking for is Not Here
04. The Racing Heart
08. Undo You
10. First Prayer
11. Dead Letters
KATATONIA will hit the road early next month in support of “Dead End Kings” as part of a co-headlining tour, “Epic Kings & Idols”, with the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT. The 18-city trek, which will kick off in Seattle, Washington on September 4, will also feature PARADISE LOST and STOLEN BABIES.
“Dead Letters” lyric video: