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Formed: 1991
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Katatonia News

Below is our complete Katatonia news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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One Without Announces Supporting Shows

Sweden's One Without has announced the following upcoming dates supporting Katatonia:

3/11/2010 KB in Malmo
4/11/2010 Brewhouse in Gothenburg

One Without will also be supporting Evergrey on the following dates:

16/12/2010 The Matrix in Bochum GERMANY
17/12/2010 Baroeg in Rotterdam THE NETHERLANDS
18/12/2010 The Rock Temple in Kerkrade THE NETHERLANDS
19/12/2010 Rockfabrik (Rofa x-mas festival) in Ludwigsburg GERMANY
20/12/2010 TBA

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Katatonia Announces Shows In Portugal

Sweden's Katatonia has checked in with the following announcement about two upcoming live shows in Portugal:

"Since we missed Portugal on the ‘New Night Over Europe’ 2010 tour back in spring, we are happy to announce our return for two shows in November. November 26th, Incrível Almadense, Lisbon (Almada), Portugal and November 27th, Hard Club, Porto, Portugal."

The upcoming Katatonia tour dates are as follows:

11/3 2010 KB Malmo, SWEDEN
11/4 2010 Brewhouse Göteborg, SWEDEN
11/6 2010 Aalborg Metal Festival Aalborg, Nordjyllan, DENMARK
11/10 2010 Klubi Tampere, FINLAND
11/11 2010 Nosturi Helsinki, FINLAND
11/12 2010 Rytmikorjaamo Seinäjoki, FINLAND
11/13 2010 Lutakko Jyväskylä, FINLAND
11/26 2010 Incrível Almadense Lisbon, PORTUGAL
11/27 2010 Hard Club Porto, PORTUGAL
12/2 2010 Platen's Bar Linköping, SWEDEN
12/4 2010 Göta Källare Stockholm, SWEDEN
12/10 2010 ASB Showgrounds Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
12/12 2010 Arena Joondalup Perth, AUSTRALIA
12/15 2010 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
12/17 2010 Melbourne Showgrounds Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
12/18 2010 Entertainment Quarter, Hordern Pavilion & Surrounds Sydney, AUSTRALIA
12/19 2010 RNA Showgrounds Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
12/21 2010 Mood Indigo Mumbai, INDIA

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Katatonia Comments On India Concert

Swedish dark metal act Katatonia has commented on its forthcoming performance in the country of India, for the first time in the band's career. The announcement was first made during an interview with Metalunderground.com that took place in mid-September. You can read the interview here and the band's comment below:

"We're very proud to announce that Katatonia will perform at the music portion of the annual cultural festival for students, Mood Indigo, held for the 39th time in Mumbai, India. We'll be flying into India straight after our Australian run on the travelling 'No Sleep Till...' festival and will headline the main stage on Tuesday, December 21 where, hopefully, a big portion of the 72.000 students attending will come to check us out."

The Mood Indigo Festival takes place between December 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

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Katatonia Makes A First Time Visit To Vancouver

Although being located in the least favourable part of Vancouver, the Rickshaw Theater has quickly become one of the city’s top venues for all things metal. Countless bands from all genres and areas of the underground have been congregating at the small theater on Vancouver’s famed “Downtown Eastside,” treating the city to a wide range of different metal sounds. On Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 the Rickshaw played home to one of Europe’s top dark metal acts in Katatonia along with other international metallers Swallow the Sun (Finland) and Orphaned Land (Israel). The crowd, while not sold out, was highly anticipating Katatonia’s first ever appearance in the city and once the lengthy show came to an end they surely left satisfied. More...

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Katatonia Has Guitars Stolen

Following a slew of sold out headlining shows on the band's North American tour, Sweden’s Katatonia hit a major bump in the road over the weekend when the band realized two guitars, straps, and wireless transmitters were stolen at the stop in St. Paul on Saturday. The band issued the following statement:

"Unfortunately tonight's gig reached an all time low. Two of our guitars got stolen (including our straps with wireless transmitters), obviously causing performance difficulties, frustration and anger. Then against all odds, further technical problems kept on coming down one after another during the show. Apologies goes out to our fans in Minnesota for having to go through this."

The stolen Mayones guitars were to be the grand prize in two Katatonia giveaways that were launched in celebration of the otherwise successful headlining run on the "Night Over North America" tour. Fans are encouraged to check Craigslist, Ebay, local pawnshops, etc. for the missing guitars, and report any suspicious activity to the band. Katatonia still has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Katatonia Lining Up Scandinavian Tour

Sweden's Katatonia has issued the following brief update about lining up Scandinavian tour dates:

"You may have noticed the show announcements for the club show in Linköping, Sweden and for the Ålborg Metal Fest in Denmark and we wanted to make you aware that more Scandinavian shows will be announced soon. We can’t give out any details just yet, but keep an eye out for this as news is soon to come."

The currently announced Katatonia tour dates are as follows:

9/16 2010 Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
9/17 2010 Reggie Rock Club Chicago, Illinois, USA
9/18 2010 Station 4 St Paul, Minnesota, USA
9/21 2010 El Corazon Seattle, Washington, USA
9/22 2010 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, CA
9/23 2010 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon, USA
9/24 2010 Thee Parkside San Francisco, California, USA
9/25 2010 Galaxy Theatre Santa Anna, California, USA
9/26 2010 Whiskey a Go Go West Hollywood, California, USA
9/27 2010 U.B.’s Bar Mesa, Arizona, USA
9/28 2010 Club DV8 Tuscan, Arizona
9/30 2010 Trees Dallas, Texas, USA
10/1 2010 Emo’s Alternative Lounging Austin, Texas, USA
10/2 2010 Meridian Houston, Texas, USA,
10/4 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia, USA
10/5 2010 Uncle Pleasants Louisville, Kentucky, USA
10/6 2010 Volume 11 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
10/7 2010 Jaxx West Springfield, Virginia, USA
11/6 2010 Aalborg Metal Festival Aalborg, Nordjyllan, DENMARK
11/26 2010 Incrível Almadense Lisbon, PORTUGAL
11/27 2010 Hard Club Porto, PORTUGAL
12/2 2010 Platen's Bar Linköping, SWEDEN
12/10 2010 ASB Showgrounds Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
12/12 2010 Arena Joondalup Perth, AUSTRALIA
12/15 2010 Adelaide Entertainment Centre Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
12/17 2010 Melbourne Showgrounds Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
12/18 2010 Entertainment Quarter, Hordern Pavilion & Surrounds Sydney, AUSTRALIA
12/19 2010 RNA Showgrounds Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

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Katatonia Performance Footage Available

Quality performance footage of Katatonia's recent tour stop in Montreal has surfaced online. The footage is from the band's performance of the song "Leaders," which appears on the band's 2007 album "The Great Cold Distance." Stay tuned to Metalunderground.com for a detailed show report from the band's Vancouver tour stop.

You can view the video below:

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Amorphis Confirms Festival Appearance

Finnish progressive metallers Amorphis have announced their participation in the upcoming 2010 edition of the Aalborg Metal Festival. Aalborg Metal Festival 2010 is set to take place November 5-6, 2010 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. Other notable acts scheduled to appear include Immolation, Napalm Death, Katatonia and Pestilence.

The Aalborg Metal Festival 2010 is as follows:
100 KNIFES INSIDE
AMORPHIS
BY THE PATIENT
CHAINFIST
CROCELL
DAWN OF DEMISE
DØDNING
FETUS IN FETU
ILLDISPOSED
IMMOLATION
INCORRECT
KATATONIA
MACABRE
MONSTER MAGNET
NAPALM DEATH
ORPHANED LAND
PESTILENCE
PSYCODE
SCARRED BY BEATUY
SEVENTH VOID
STUCK MOJO
VIRA
WALKING THE CADAVER

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Katatonia Added To "No Sleep Til" Tour

Sweden's Katatonia has checked in with the following announcement about joining the December "No Sleep Til" tour, which also features Megadeth, Parkway Drive, Atreyu, Suicide Silence, 3 Inches of Blood, and more:

"We're very pleased to announce one New Zealand and five Australian dates this coming December as part of the 'No Sleep Till Tour 2010.' Together with Megadeth, NOFX, Dropkick Murphys, Parkway Drive, Gwar, Alkaline Trio, among many others we´ll be rockin' out the land kangaroos and koalas for our first time ever. We couldn't be more excited! For a list of dates and venues please check this location. Ticket links will go up on September 9th."

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Katatonia To Release Special Edition Of New Album

Katatonia kicks off the "Night Over North America" tour on September 8th in Baltimore. To coincide with the 26 date North American tour, Peaceville Records will release a special edition of the 2009 studio album, "Night Is The New Day," in a hardback mediabook, with 20 page booklet, and bonus track, “Ashen." The special edition of "Night Is The New Day" will be available on August 24th. The track listing is as follows:

1. Forsaker
2. The Longest Year
3. Idle Blood
4. Onward Into Battle
5. Liberation
6. The Promise Of Deceit
7. Nephilim
8. New Night
9. Inheritance
10. Day and Then The Shade
11. Ashen (Exclusive Bonus Track)
12. Departer

You can also catch Katatonia live on the following dates: More...

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Katatonia Cancels Eindhoven Appearance

Sweden's Katatonia has checked in with the following announcement about canceling the previously scheduled appearance at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting:

"It is with great regret that we have to cancel our gig at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting scheduled for 17 and 18th of December. Holland has lately been really good to us and we hate to disappoint our Dutch fans, but Katatonia been offered an opportunity to tour in a few places that we have never visited and played before and we simply couldn’t refuse. Where these places are will be announced here soon and we promise to make it up to our fans in the low country."

You can still catch Katatonia live on the following dates: More...

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Katatonia Posts New Tour Video

Sweden’s Katatonia has launched a teaser trailer for the band's forthcoming headlining "Night Over North America" U.S. tour, which can be viewed below. The trek, which features Swallow The Sun and Orphaned Land in support, will kick off in Baltimore on September 8th.

The currently announced dates are as follows: More...

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Gorath To Play Eindhoven Metal Meeting

Belgian black metallers Gorath have checked in with the following announcement about performing at this year's edition of the Dutch Eindhoven Metal Meeting:

"Confirmed for Eindhoven Metal Meeting. On December 17 Eindhoven skies will turn black as Gorath will play on Eindhoven Metal Meeting, an annual indoor festival, this year lead by Immortal, Kreator, Exodus, Death Angel, Mayhem, Katatonia, Pestilence, Rotting Christ, Severe Torture and many more!"

Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.

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Grim Posts Katatonia Cover Song

Mexico based act Grim has uploaded a new Katatonia cover track. The band's cover version of the "Dissolving Bonds" song, which is off Katatonia's "The Great Cold Distance," can be heard via the official Grim MySpace page. A video of Katatonia performing the original track live in New York can also be viewed below. More...

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Katatonia Announces Festival Appearances

Katatonia has been confirmed to perform at the German Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals on June 5th and 6th. The upcoming Katatonia tour dates are as follows:

6/5 2010 Rock am Ring Nürburgring, GERMANY
6/6 2010 Rock im Park Nuremberg, GE, GERMANY
6/18 2010 Metaltown Gothenburg, Sweden
6/20 2010 PHellfest Clisson, France, FR
6/27 2010 Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium, BE
7/2 2010 Peace & Love festival Borlänge, Sweden, SE
7/17 2010 Ilosaarirock Festival Joensuu, Finland, FI
7/31 2010 Sonisphere Festival Knebworth Park, UNITED KINGDOM
8/2 2010 Cathouse Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
8/3 2010 The Village Dublin, IRELAND
8/4 2010 Limelight Belfast, N. Ireland, UNITED KINGDOM
9/8 2010 Sonar Baltimore, Maryland, USA, US
9/9 2010 The Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, US
9/10 2010 The Gramercy Theatre New York, New York, USA, US
9/11 2010 The Palladium (MA) Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, US
9/12 2010 Petit Campus Montreal, Quebec, Canada, CA
9/13 2010 Opera House Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CA
9/14 2010 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio, USA, US
9/15 2010 Blondie’s Detroit, Michigan, USA, US
9/16 2010 Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, US
9/17 2010 Reggie Rock Club Chicago, Illinois, USA, US
9/18 2010 Station 4 St Paul, Minnesota, USA, US
9/21 2010 El Corazon Seattle, Washington, USA, US
9/22 2010 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, CA
9/23 2010 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon, USA, US
9/24 2010 Thee Parkside San Francisco, California, USA, US
9/25 2010 Galaxy Theatre Santa Anna, California, USA, US
9/26 2010 Whiskey a Go Go West Hollywood, California, USA, US
9/27 2010 U.B.’s Bar Mesa, Arizona, USA, US
9/28 2010 The Rock Tuscan, Arizona, USA, US
9/30 2010 Trees Dallas, Texas, USA, US
10/1 2010 Emo’s Alternative Lounging Austin, Texas, USA, US
10/2 2010 The Warsaw Houston, Texas, USA, US
10/4 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia, USA, US
10/5 2010 Uncle Pleasants Louisville, Kentucky, USA, US
10/6 2010 Volume 11 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, US
10/7 2010 Jaxx West Springfield, Virginia, USA, US
12/17 2010 Eindhoven Metal Meeting Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

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Katatonia Posts Final Tour Blog

Katatonia's Anders Nystrom has checked in with the band's ninth and final tour blog through Ultimate-Guitar.com. An excerpt from the blog follows:

"April 8, Travel day, Germany – Greece: After we’d made the only right but still difficult decision to cancel Sofia, Bulgaria we were left with two choices for the band and crew. Should we stick around in Munich, Germany for three days? Or try get on the soonest possible flight to Thessaloniki, Greece which we would anyway be playing next? The choice was pretty simple as everyone were longing for the good weather, delicious food and the nice atmosphere of Greece. Bye bye Germany, you were the best, my respect! Since we left the night liner behind the other night we had to try strip down our luggage and gear to a minimum in order to avoid massive overweight on the upcoming flights, so we sent everything we could do without back home and went for individual backpacker style.

"Still, we ended up having to pay hundreds of dollars in overweight on this first flight, but it could have been a thousand if we hadn’t found a cargo service that charges way less than the airlines do (they however usually ship the stuff onboard the same flight ironically enough!). A kind employee at the Lufthansa staff helped us out sorting the mess and we gave him a couple of tour shirts in return hoping he would become a metal fan if he wasn’t already. More...

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Katatonia Checks In With New Tour Blog

Katatonia drummer Daniel Liljekvist has checked in with the following new tour blog through Ultimate-Guitar.com:

"Monday 05 April 2010 DE / Frankfurt: Hang over de Luxe! Not really. Somehow I never seem to get a hangover, never did. Quiet in the bus today with the Finns not being around. Outside of the venue I bump into three men waiting to get their Katatonia CD's and vinyl's signed. It's a voluminous collection and I'm stuck there for a good ten minutes. Long sound check today which doesn't help much with this moronically un-concentrated band, me included. Restless times in the dressing room. I even deleted my MySpace account out of boredom. We all find it hard to get a boost before this gig as STS is not playing. Every show up until now we all kinda sync'd with the songs Swallow The Sun where playing to know when we should get dressed for our show.

"Like Sodo fixing the plasters for our in ears, when to put on the stage clothes...there were always songs in their set to let us know these things. Now when Long Distance Calling are playing we have no idea. I always help Jonas with his wireless pack on the last song STS play and we have this ritual when we sing along in Finnish (Swedish style. Very funny) and shake hands as we're going 'Tjanare.' Tonight it's all a mess but we manage to get dressed in time. Chaos. But the show went great, as usual, and we leave Frankfurt in our half empty bus. More...

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Final Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Motorhead
Slayer
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Saxon
Therion
Sepultura
Deicide
Anathema
Doro
Ratt
Steel Panther
UDO
Nile
Evergrey
Devin Townsend
Anvil
Raven
Bleeding Through
The Devil's Blood
Ghost Brigade
Oceans Of Sadness
Revamp More...

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Katatonia To Perform At Sonisphere

Sweden's Katatonia has been confirmed to perform on July 31st at the Bohemia Stage of the U.K. Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth. The promotional poster for the event can be viewed here. Katatonia's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

5/14 2010 Long’I’rock Music Open-Air Longirod (Canton Vaud, Switzerland), CH
5/21 2010 Rock Hard Festival Gelsenkirchen, Germany, DE
6/20 2010 Hellfest Clisson, France, FR
6/27 2010 Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium, BE
7/2 2010 Peace & Love festival Borlänge, Sweden, SE
7/17 2010 Ilosaarirock Festival Joensuu, Finland, FI
7/31 2010 Sonisphere Festival Knebworth Park, UNITED KINGDOM
9/8 2010 Sonar Baltimore, Maryland, USA, US
9/9 2010 The Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, US
9/10 2010 The Gramercy Theatre New York, New York, USA, US
9/11 2010 The Palladium (MA) Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, US
9/12 2010 Petit Campus Montreal, Quebec, Canada, CA
9/13 2010 Opera House Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CA
9/14 2010 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio, USA, US
9/15 2010 Blondie’s Detroit, Michigan, USA, US
9/16 2010 Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, US
9/17 2010 Reggie Rock Club Chicago, Illinois, USA, US
9/18 2010 Station 4 St Paul, Minnesota, USA, US
9/21 2010 El Corazon Seattle, Washington, USA, US
9/22 2010 the Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC, ca
9/22 2010 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, CA
9/23 2010 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon, USA, US
9/24 2010 Thee Parkside San Francisco, California, USA, US
9/25 2010 Galaxy Theatre Santa Anna, California, USA, US
9/26 2010 Whiskey a Go Go West Hollywood, California, USA, US
9/27 2010 U.B.’s Bar Mesa, Arizona, USA, US
9/28 2010 The Rock Tuscan, Arizona, USA, US
9/30 2010 Trees Dallas, Texas, USA, US
10/1 2010 Emo’s Alternative Lounging Austin, Texas, USA, US
10/2 2010 The Warsaw Houston, Texas, USA, US
10/4 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia, USA, US
10/5 2010 Uncle Pleasants Louisville, Kentucky, USA, US
10/6 2010 Volume 11 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, US
10/7 2010 Jaxx West Springfield, Virginia, USA, US

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Katatonia Issues New Road Report

Katatonia has checked in with a new tour blog through Ultimate-Guitar.com. An excerpt from the seventh blog follows:

"Monday 29 March 2010 HU/Budapest: Woke up late as usual. Hungry and hung over. Grabbed my sweaty stage clothes and started the daily search for the backstage entry. Well inside I was extremely welcomed by the in-house catering lady. She forced me to eat some kind of breakfast and like a schoolboy I obeyed. The show was great and the sweet catering girl gave us some Hungarian vodka in the backstage afterwards. Me, Nille and Ronnie [tour manager] wanted to continue the partying, as it was a late bus call, so we decided to find a bar.

"We got help from a Hungarian fan, don't know her name, but she got us in a taxi and took us to this joint near downtown Budapest. The bar was half filled with local bums so of course we ordered a couple of beers and sat down at a table. One of the guys in there (old stinking alcoholic) knew a few Swedish words and tried have a ´proper´ conversation with me...of course. Took a taxi back to the bus, with a driver who thought he was Ari Vatanen (Finnish rally car champ), and went straight to bed. Note to self: Never tell a Hungarian taxi driver you love fast cars!

"Tuesday 30 March 2010 CZ/Prague: Why the hell is it so bloody hot in the bus?! This is the question I ask myself every time I wake up. I should ask our driver Pete but he's always sleeping when I get up in the morning (about 3pm). Oh well! Deep inside the venue I find all the Kats in the backstage area eating and drinking beer or surfing the web so i hang my ever-so-stinking stage clothes on a hanger and move to the stage. Jimmy and Soldier [guitar tech] are still doing their job getting the gear up so I leave them to it. More...

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