In August 2012, Swedish dark rockers 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
“Dead End Kings” sold 3,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 138 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 4 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
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. Set for a June 17 release on 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.