KASC The Blaze 1330 AM (web site) recently conducted an interview with guitarist/co-founder Anders “Blakkheim” Nyström of Swedish dark rockers KATATONIA. The chat is now available for streaming using the SoundCloud player below.
KATATONIA‘s ultra-rare 1994 mini-album of death/doom metal mastery, “For Funerals To Come”, will be released on vinyl on November 7 (CD release to be confirmed) through Peaceville Records. “For Funerals to Come” contains the trademarks of early era KATATONIA with the haunting guitar melodies and slow tempo combining with the tortured vocals of Jonas Renkse to create an aura of melancholy and gothic darkness. This edition of “For Funerals To Come” contains two extra tracks — “Black Erotica” and “Love Of The Swan” — and features new liner notes from co-founding member, writer and guitarist Anders Nyström and is limited to only 1,500 copies. Pre-order your copy directly from Peaceville now.
KATATONIA‘s May 6, 2011 concert at Koko in London, England was professionally filmed/recorded for a future DVD release. The show, which was part of the 20th-anniversary “Last Fair Day Gone Night Tour 2011”, saw the band perform two sets. The first set consisted of a performance of the entire “Last Fair Deal Gone Down” album front to back. The second set was a mixture of carefully picked songs from the band’s extensive catalogue.
KATATONIA released special editions of the critically acclaimed albums “Last Fair Deal Gone Down” and “Night Is The New Day” on April 25. The 10th-anniversary edition “Last Fair Deal Gone Down” was presented in deluxe mediabook packaging, as a two-disc edition containing tracks from the now hard-to-find singles “Teargas” and “Tonight’s Music”. The reissue of 2009’s “Night Is The New Day” includes bonus tracks from the “The Longest Year” EP. Both titles were presented with newly updated cover artwork courtesy of original artist Travis Smith.