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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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Katatonia To Release New EP

Sweden's Katatonia will be releasing a new four track EP titled "The Longest Year" via Peaceville Records on March 15th. Alongside the new single "The Longest Year," taken from the recent "Night is the New Day" album, the EP also features the previously unreleased tracks "Sold Heart," "Day & Then the Shade remix" and an alternative version of "Idle Blood". Also included will be videos for both "The Longest Year," directed by Charlie Granberg, and "Day & Then The Shade," directed by Lasse Hoile.

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Amorphis Confirmed For Ilosaarirock Festival

Finnish metal act Amorphis has been confirmed to perform at the 2010 edition of the Ilosaarirock Festival in Joensuu (FI). Amorphis is scheduled to play on Sunday, July 18. More information on the festival can be played at this location. Other confirmed bands for the festival include Katatonia, Bad Religion, Imogen Heap, DevilDriver, Ghost Brigade, and Insomnium.

Amorphis also has the following upcoming tour dates:

2/19 2010 Helsinki Metal Meeting, Kaapelitehdas Helsinki
3/26 2010 Club HeVen Järvenpää
3/27 2010 Tapper Tallinn
3/31 2010 Puikkari Kuopio
4/1 2010 Lutakko Jyväskylä
4/2 2010 Finlandia-klubi Lahti
4/3 2010 Drunk’n Monkey Salo
4/24 2010 Hullu Poro Areena Levi
7/3 2010 With Full Force Löbnitz
7/3 2010 Unirock Open Air Istanbul
7/18 2010 Ilosaarirock Joensuu
8/6 2010 W:O:A Wacken
8/7 2010 Vagos Open Air Calvão
8/14 2010 Bloodstock Open Air Catton Hall/Derbyshire

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Long Distance Calling To Support Katatonia On Tour

Long Distance Calling has been confirmed to support Katatonia on their recently announced New Night Over Europe Tour 2010. "We are very happy to hit the road with KATATONIA and are looking forward to spread our music over Europe," commented the band.

New Night Over Europe Tour 2010 featuring KATATONIA, Long Distance Calling and one other band to be announced:

03.03. Hamburg (D) – Logo
04.03. Köln (D) – Luxor
05.03. Nijmegen (NL) – Doornroosje
06.03. Amstelveen (NL) – P60
07.03. Vosselaar (B) – Biebob
09.03. Manchester (UK) – Academy 3
10.03. Nottingham (UK) – Rock City Basement
11.03. London (UK) – Garage
13.03. Cardiff (UK) – Barfly
14.03. Wolverhampton (UK) – Little Civic
15.03. Luxemburg (LUX) – Kulturfabrik
16.03. Paris (F) – Nouveau Casino
17.03. Niort (F) – Camij
18.03. Barcelona (E) – Apolo 2
19.03. Madrid (E) – Ramdall
22.03. Lyon (F) – CCO Villeurbanne
23.03. Solothurn (CH) – Kofmehl
24.03. Milan (IT) – Alcatraz
25.03. Roma (IT) – Alpheus
26.03. Cervia (IT) – Rockplanet
27.03. Ljubljaja (SLO) – Gala Hala
28.03. Wien (A) – Szene
29.03. Budapest (HU) – Durer Kert
30.03. Prague (CZ) – Exit Chmelnice
31.03. Krakow (PL) – Rotunda
01.04. Warsaw (PL) – Stodola
02.04. Berlin (D) – Lido
03.04. Bochum (D) – Zeche
04.04. Leipzig (D) – Conne Island
05.04. Frankfurt (D) – Batschkapp
06.04. Munich (D) – Backstage Hall

Check out some of Long Distance Calling's music on their MySpace page.

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Katatonia Adds Extra Tour Dates

Katatonia has issued the following brief update about adding on new tour dates to their upcoming tour:

"We’re happy to announce that we’ve added a few gigs in a couple of territories we’ve never or seldom previously visited. The new dates include Bordeaux (France), Tel Aviv (Israel), Sofia (bulgaria), St Petersburg (Russia) and Moscow (Russia)."

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/3 2010 Logo Hamburg, Germany
3/4 2010 Luxor Cologne, Germany
3/5 2010 Doornroosje SOLD OUT Nijmegen, Netherlands
3/6 2010 P60 Amstelveen, Netherlands
3/7 2010 Biebop Vosselaar, Belgium
3/9 2010 Manchester Academy 3 Manchester, UK
3/10 2010 Rock City Basement Nottingham, UK
3/11 2010 Garage London, UK
3/12 2010 Hammerfest II Prestatyn, UK
3/13 2010 Barfly Cardiff, UK
3/14 2010 Little Civic Wolverhampton, UK
3/15 2010 Kulturfabrik Luxemburg, Luxemburg
3/16 2010 Noveau Casino Paris, France
3/17 2010 Camij Nijort, France
3/18 2010 Apolo 2 Barcelona, Spain
3/19 2010 Ramdall Madrid, Spain
3/20 2010 Espace Tatry Bordeaux, France
3/22 2010 CCO Villeurbanne Lyon, France
3/23 2010 Kofmehl Solothurn, Switzerland
3/24 2010 Alcatraz Milano, Italy
3/25 2010 Alpheus Rome, Italy
3/26 2010 Rockplanet Cervia, Italy
3/27 2010 Gala Hala Ljubljana, Slovenia
3/28 2010 Scene Vienna, Austria
3/29 2010 Dürer Kert Budapest, Hungary
3/30 2010 Exit Chmelnice Prague, Czech
3/31 2010 Rotunda Krakow, Poland
4/1 2010 Stodola Warsaw, Poland
4/2 2010 Lido Lido, Berlin
4/3 2010 Zeche Bochum, Germany
4/4 2010 Conne Island Leipzig, Germany
4/5 2010 Batschkapp Frankfurt, Germany
4/6 2010 Backstage Munich, Germany
4/8 2010 Hristo Botev Hall Sofia, Bulgaria
4/10 2010 Principal Club Theater Thessaloniki, Greece
4/11 2010 Gagarin 205 Athens, Greece
4/13 2010 Barby Tel Aviv, Israel
4/15 2010 Plan B Moscow, Russia
4/16 2010 Venue TBC St. Petersburg, Russia
5/21 2010 Rock Hard Festival Gelsenkirchen, Germany
6/20 2010 Hellfest Clisson, France

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Katatonia Announces Tour Supporting Acts

Katatonia has issued the following statement about the support groups for their upcoming tour:

"We’re pleased to welcome our Finnish friends and dark heavyweights Swallow The Sun as the direct support for the New Night Over Europe 2010 tour. Opening act on the tour will be the hypnotic German instrumentalists Long Distance Calling. Both bands have featured guest vocals by Jonas Renkse and rumors say there might be a chance that Jonas will join them one of the nights for an extra performance. We think this is nothing but an excellent fitting package and we’re sure you all feel the same, so come out and celebrate the darkness and sing the songs with us! The show in at Doornroosje in Nijmegen, The Netherlands is sold out. Swallow The Sun's final show of the tour will be Leipzig on April 4th."

Katatonia's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Katatonia Parts Ways With Guitarist And Bassist

Sweden's Katatonia have issued the following statement about parting ways with their guitarist and bassist:

"Sad but true, today’s announcement will be heavy hearted for us to bring to you. We can hereby confirm that the brothers Fredrik ‘North’ Norrman and Mattias ‘Krypt’ Norrman have decided to step off the ride and leave Katatonia. We respect their decision and would like to take the opportunity to collectively thank them both for all the years gone by, all the up’s and down’s we shared out on the road, in the studio and basically the memories and moments we shared of our 20’s growing up together. Fredrik was with us for 15 years and Mattias for 10 years and we were lucky to have the same intact line-up going since 1999, but it’s true what they say – all good things come to an end.

"We also know that out of the ashes of a setback new possibilities open up. We’ve already found temporary replacements for the upcoming tours and this will not affect any of our agenda or plans for 2010. Currently filling in for Fredrik on guitar will be long time guitar tech and also guitarist of Bloodbath, mr. Per ‘Sodomizer’ Eriksson while we have Niklas ‘Nille’ Sandin filling Mattias shoes on bass until we decide how to move on with the replaceable positions on a permanent long term."

Fredrik ‘North’ Norrman issued the following statement about the decision: More...

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Katatonia Announces Online Winter Solstice Contest

Swedish progressive metal act, Katatonia, has announced a contest in conjunction with Omerch Ltd. to celebrate the Winter Solstice, the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere, when "night becomes the new day." More...

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Five Finger Death Punch To Headline Hammerfest

Five Finger Death Punch have announced they will be headlining the Hammerfest, which takes place from March 11th - 13th, 2010 in North Wales. Other confirmed bands include DevilDriver, Napalm Death, Epica, Katatonia, Man Must Die, Malefice, and Warpath. Further information on the festival can be found at this location.

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Katatonia Adds Greek Tour Dates

Katatonia has issued the following statement about adding on Greek dates to their upcoming European tour:

"Greece has been added to the New Night Over Europe Spring tour 2010. The Two new dates are Saturday 10th April at the Principal Club Theater in Thessaloniki and Sunday 11th April at Gagarin 205 in Athens. The support bands on these two shows are exclusive for Greece and not part of the of rest of the European tour: Enslaved (Co-headliners), Astral Aeon (Local support) and Sorrowful Angels (Local support)."

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Katatonia Announces European Tour

Katatonia has issued the following statement about their upcoming "New Night Over Europe" tour:

"It’s been a while since we were roaming the European roads on eight wheels, but as of today we can proudly announce the confirmed dates for the New Night Over Europe 2010 spring tour which will run from early March through April. Support bands to be confirmed. Keep checking out the tour section for updates as we may schedule a few more gigs here and there. Ticket links for all dates will be up there soon. We’re excited and we hope you are too. See you at the shows!"

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

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Katatonia Answers Fan Questions

Katatonia has sent in a new video where they respond to fan questions before they played the final date on their UK tour at The Robert Peel in Kingston. You can check it out below.

"Night is the New Day" is Katatonia’s eighth studio album. The new record hit US stores on November 10th via Peaceville Records, and debuted at #35 on the Billboard Indie Chart, doubling the first week sales of their highly acclaimed 2006 release "The Great Cold Distance." You can < a href="http://www.metalunderground.com/reviews/details.cfm?releaseid=2454">check out our review of "Night isthe New Day" here.

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Katatonia Video Interview Available

Imhotep recently conducted a lengthy interview with Katatonia's Anders Nyström during the band's tour with Porcupine Tree. The interview covers several topics related to the new album "Night is the New Day." The interview is broken up by subject into 5 videos, which can all be viewed below. More...

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Video Interview With Katatonia Available

Metalitalia.com has posted a new video interview online with guitarist Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström and drummer Daniel Liljekvist of Katatonia. The video, which can be viewed below, discusses the band's latest album "Night is the New Day."

Katatonia talk to metalitalia.com from Peaceville Records on Vimeo.

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Katatonia Posts "Day And Then The Shade" Video

Katatonia has posted a new music video online for “Day And Then The Shade,” the first single from their latest album "Night is the New Day." The video, which was directed by Lasse Hoile, can be viewed below.

Katatonia: Day And Then The Shade video

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Katatonia Video Interview Posted Online

Diskant.dk conducted a video interview in Copenhagen with Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse of Katatonia discussing their new album "Night is the New Day." The first part of the interview can be viewed below and the second part is available after the jump. "Night is the New Day" will be released in the U.S. on November 10th through Peaceville Records.


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Katatonia Announces Signing Session

Katatonia have announced a signing session at Hellraiser Records on November 7th. The session will take place in Leeds, UK just before their show at Rio's. The address for Hellraiser Records is 97 Kirk Gate.

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Katatonia To Answer Fan Questions

Peaceville Records has issued the following announcement about seeking fan questions for Katatonia to answer in an upcoming video interview:

"Katatonia’s new album Night Is The New Day is released on Monday. The album has been attracting rave reviews and is eagerly awaited by the band’s legions of fans around the globe. In the lead up to the album’s release the band’s MySpace, facebook and twitter accounts have been overwhelmed by questions and queries from fans.

"As the band have been on tour they’ve been unable to answer most of these so Peaceville have arranged to catch up with them when they are in London next week and put some of these questions to them. The band’s answers will be filmed and posted on the Peaceville YouTube channel next week. If you have a question you’d like to ask the band please email linn@snappermusic.co.uk and please include your name and where you are from. We’ll ask the band as many questions as we can next week. Deadline for questions is 11am (UK time) on Tuesday 3rd November. Please note we expect to receive a large number of questions so cannot guarantee that all questions will be answered."

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Katatonia Video Interview Available

Video footage has been posted online of Katatonia discussing their new album "Night Is The New Day," which can be viewed below. Katatonia are set to release "Night is the New Day" on November 2nd in Europe and November 10th in the U.S. through Peaceville Records. More...

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Katatonia Updates Tour Schedule

Katatonia have announced an exclusive appearance on Raw in Eskilstuna, Thursday the 15th of October 2009. The gig is a warm-up for the forthcoming tour Katatonia will do with Porcupine Tree. Katatonia are set to release their new album "Night is the New Day" on November 2nd in Europe and November 10th in the U.S. through Peaceville Records.

Katatonia's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Katatonia Confirmed For Rock Hard Festival

Katatonia has been confirmed for the Rock Hard festival at the Gelsenkirchen Amphitheater in Germany on May 21st 2010 at 5.00pm to 5.45pm.

The currently confirmed line-up is as follows:


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