Katatonia, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, have released their eagerly awaited 10th studio album The Fall of Hearts, through their long-time home of Peaceville Records.
The official follow-up to 2012â€™s acclaimed Dead End Kings was recorded at Stockholmâ€™s Studio GrÃ¶ndahl & Tri-lamb Studio, and was self-produced by Anders NystrÃ¶m & Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Ihsahn, Devin Townsend) at Fascination Street Studios, with Karl Daniel LidÃ©n (Switchblade, The Ocean, Greenleaf) brought in as engineer.
The dramatic yet desolate artwork was created by long time Katatonia designer and illustrator Travis Smith.
Katatonia have spent the past four years since the release of Dead End Kings touring the world, as well as expanding their fanbase through two special albums on Kscope, the sister label of Peaceville. 2013 saw the release of Dethroned & Uncrowned which exploded the core of the songs on Dead End Kings creating new moods and textures. In 2015, they released the live acoustic album and concert film, Sanctitude. Both releases illustrate the bandâ€™s journey toward this, their current more progressive sound.
The Fall of Hearts is the first record to feature new drummer Daniel â€™Mojjoâ€™ Moilanen and with the addition of their recently recruited guitarist Roger Ã–jersson (Tiamat), who came in just in time to sprinkle some blistering solos on the album, Katatonia will continue to push their musical boundaries beyond their roots in the metal scene while drawing in new fans from across the musical spectrum like peers such as Opeth and Anathema have also done, cementing Katatoniaâ€™s place as one of the most revered and cherished of all bands in the world of modern heavy music.
Katatonia comment on The Fall Of Hearts â€œThis album is probably everything we unknowingly ever dreamed of to release. Itâ€™s a bleak but adventurous journey through our elements, we havenâ€™t held back, we have pushed to get forward and backward in the ever spiralling night of our musical legacy.â€
The Fall Of Hearts is available on the following formats - Deluxe 12â€ hardbook, 2 Disc CD & DVD Mediabook, CD, 2LP (inc. download code)
Formats are available now to order
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Katatonia will be playing European Summer festivals before embarking on a headline tour of South America and Europe â€“ for full tour details www.katatonia.com
[from The Fall Of Hearts ]
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