Natalie of Onslaught Radio conducted an interview with vocalist Jonas Renkse of Swedish dark rockers KATATONIA at this year’s Download festival, which was held June 14-16 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
In August 2012, KATATONIA released “Dead End Kings”, their ninth studio album. The CD was the band’s most successful to date and cemented the Swedes’ position as masters of sorrowful metal. In September 2013, the band returns with “Dethroned And Uncrowned”, their first release on Kscope, Peaceville‘s sister label.
Many of the ecstatic reviews the “Dead End Kings” received commented on the fact that the album marked another step in the band’s journey towards a more progressive sound. “Dethroned and Uncrowned” allows them to explore these elements of the record further as they have reworked the album, creating new moods and textures while still staying truthful to the core of the songs.
“Dethroned And Uncrowned” will be available on double LP, download and as 2 disc (CD and DVD-AV) digibook set, which also features a 5.1 surround mix of the album.
“Dethroned And Uncrowned” 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 has returned 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 master at its 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 on June 17 via Peaceville Records, “Last Fair Day Gone Night” is presented on triple heavyweight 180gm vinyl in a deluxe box, with a 12-page, 12-inch book.