"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Katatonia Offering Free Download Of New Song "Dead Letters"

Photo of Katatonia

Band Photo: Katatonia (?)

After previously posting a lyric video for the new song "Dead Letters," Sweden's Katatonia is now offering the track for free download. Head over to this location to download the song (e-mail registration required).

Katatonia's new album "Dead End Kings" will hit stores in North America on August 28th via Peaceville Records. "Dead End Kings" is the long-awaited follow-up to 2009’s "Night is the New Day" (reviewed here).

"Dead End Kings" European pre-orders are now available via oMerch and North American pre-orders will begin next week. Stay tuned for more details. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Parting
2. The One You Are Looking for is Not Here (with Silje Wergeland)
3. Hypnone
4. The Racing Heart
5. Buildings
6. Leech
7. Ambitions
8. Undo You
9. Lethean
10. First Prayer
11. Dead Letters

The album was recorded at Ghost Ward Studios and The City Of Glass, produced by Katatonia’s own Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse, and mixed by David Castillo, known for his prior work with Katatonia, as well as Opeth and Bloodbath.

"Dead End Kings" sees the recording debut of guitarist Per Eriksson for Katatonia, as well as recent bassist, Niklas Sandin. Additionally, Katatonia is joined once again by Frank Default and his invaluable expertise on sampling and atmospherics, plus a special guest appearance by Norwegian vocalist, Silje Wergeland, of Dutch legends The Gathering/ex-Octavia Sperati.

Katatonia will hit the road in support of "Dead End Kings" on “Epic Kings & Idols,” a co-headlining North American run with The Devin Townsend Project set to kick off in early September. British death/doom metal act Paradise Lost will perform in support, with Stolen Babies rounding out the lineup.

Sept. 4 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven *
Sept. 5 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
Sept. 7 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
Sept. 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
Sept. 9 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater *
Sept. 11 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
Sept. 12 - Dallas, TX @ Trees *
Sept. 13 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada *
Sept. 14 - Denver, CO @ Summit
Sept. 16 - Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4 *
Sept. 17 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Sept. 18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls *
Sept. 19 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Sept. 20 - Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus
Sept. 21 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Sept. 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA *
Sept. 23 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
Sept. 24 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

* Katatonia headline

What's Next?

Please share this article if you found it interesting.

You can get related band news and info in the sidebar and on the respective band pages.


0 Comments on "Katatonia Offering Free Download Of 'Dead Letters'"

Be the first to comment! Tell us what you think. (no login required)

To minimize comment spam/abuse, you cannot post comments on articles over a month old. Please check the sidebar to the right or the related band pages for recent related news articles.