Having just supported PARADISE LOST across the U.K. and performed at the Hellfire festival, Sweden's KATATONIA has announced a series of headline U.K. gigs in March 2010 in addition to performing at Hammerfest II.
The details are as follows:
March 09 - Manchester - Academy 3
March 10 - Nottingham - Basement
March 11 - London - Garage
March 12 - Hammerfest II - Prestatyn
March 13 - Cardiff - Barfly
March 14 - Wolverhampton - Little Civic
KATATONIA's new video, "Day And Then The Shade", can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Lasse Hoile, who has previously worked with OPETH and PORCUPINE TREE, among others. The song comes off the band's eighth studio album, "Night Is The New Day", which sold around 2,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
A mini-site for "Night Is The New Day" can be accessed at this location. It includes audio samples, downloads, album information, interviews, art gallery plus exclusive previously unseen studio diaries from the recording session.
"Night Is The New Day" is the long-awaited new studio album of transcendental, atmospheric rock and metal, exploring the darker corners of audial melancholy. It was recorded throughout July 2009 and was co-produced, engineered and mixed by David Castillo. A continuation of the heaviness, depth and atmosphere of their previous album, "Night Is The New Day" is also a more multi-dimensional effort — waltzing between prog moments, doom, folk & the classic melodic anthems that are the staple of KATATONIA's uncompromising sound, completed by the haunting tones of Jonas Renkse's vocal journeys of urban and emotional decay. Cover art once again comes courtesy of Travis Smith (KATATONIA, OPETH, NOVEMBRE) and continues the stylistic identity established so effectively since "The Great Cold Distance".