Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
This November will make ten years since Sweden’s iconic, progressive doom act KATATONIA released one of their most diversified and successful albums yet, ‘Night Is The New Day‘.
Now, after a lengthy period of stillness (the band announced undertaking a short hiatus at the end of 2017), KATATONIA reveals they will celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Night Is The New Day‘ with a deluxe edition version of the album.
Within the songs on the album, the band delivered the heaviness and morose atmosphere they are so well-known for while incorporating electronics and synths into a more important, prevalent role. The big, heavy parts are interspersed with quiet, somber electronics and acoustic guitars that add a depth of textural darkwave that is emotionally intense.
In case you need a reminder, view KATATONIA‘s official video for the track “Day And Then The Shade” below.
Set to arrive May 17th from Peaceville Records, this enhanced anniversary edition will feature new cover artwork from long-time collaborator Travis Smith (Seem Pieces), a glorious hi-res 5.1 remix created (for the first time) by Bruce Soord, and sleeve-notes by renowned journalist Dom Lawson.
This is not all that KATATONIA has planned to celebrate the album, to further commemorate this dark monument, the band will return to play ‘Night Is The New Day’ in its entirety at six select club shows in Europe in May. Find the itinerary for the “Night Comes Down Over Europe Tour” listed below; support on all tour dates provided by Cellar Darling and Wheel [Tickets].
– KATATONIA “Night Comes Down Over Europe Tour 2019” –
w/ Cellar Darling & Wheel
May 20 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Rockhal
May 21 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
May 22 – Berlin, Germany – Columbia Theater
May 23 – Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
May 24 – Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob
May 25 – London, United Kingdom – Islington Assembly Hall