Katatonia Show Their Heart


New video is first full track from new record

Katatonia, have revealed the first full track, entitled ‘Old Heart Falls’ from their highly anticipated new album – The Fall of Hearts due for release on the 20th May 2016 through Peaceville Records.

On the release of the first new song Jonas Renkse comments “A song with lush textures, distinct dynamics and a memorable chorus are the trademarks to some of the most beloved Katatonia songs. ‘Old Heart Falls’ substantiates all of those attributes, but is not by any means defining the album as a whole. There is more to come…” 

About the lyric video Anders Nyström adds “Knowing we didn’t want another ”font circus” with all these words and letters competing in olympic acrobatics, we decided to make it extremely simple but also very real… 30 years ago when we were active in the underground tape-trading scene, there were no computers around, so we had to write all our letters by hand, or when feeling extra motivated, we used a typewriter. I clearly remember writing letters on a typewriter with a ribbon directly to paper created a special feeling that no computer would ever emulate. So determined to bring back this feeling for a brief couple of minutes, we passed on our idea to our talented friend Lasse Hoile, who made sure this beautiful Royal typewriter served a final purpose before crawling all the way back to the start, returning to dust… 

Katatonia have confirmed the following festival appearances for 2016: 

29/04/16 – Norway, Kopervik – Karmoygeddon Festival

19/06/16 – France, Clisson – Hellfest

03/07/16 – Finland, Helsinki – Tuska Festival

9-10/07/16 – Belgium, Bouckenborgh – Anterwerp Metal Festival

29/07/16 – Romania, Sibiu, ARTmania Festival

05/08/16 – Portugal, Corroios – Vagos Open Air Festival

17-20/08/2016 – Germany, Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze Festival

4/09/16 – Brazil, São Paulo – Overload Music Fest 

22/09/16 – Bulgaria, Polvdiv, Roman Theatre

1/10/16 – The Netherlands, Tilburg, Epic Metal Fest

More dates to be announced soon 



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