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Katatonia: Dethroned and Uncrowned

The upcoming North American tour will coincide with the release of Dethroned and Uncrowned, the band’s debut album on Kscope (sister label of Peaceville), home to Anathema, Amplifier, Steven Wilson and most recently, Wisdom of Crowds, the new project from Bruce Soord of The Pineapple Thief and Katatonia’s very own Jonas Renkse.

Katatonia: Uncrowned & Vertikal

Katatonia co-headline “Uncrowned & Vertikal Tour”
w/ Cult of Luna plus special guests Intronaut & TesseracT

09/23 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
09/24 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
09/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
09/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
09/27 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
09/28 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
09/30 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
10/01 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
10/02 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/04 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

Dethroned and Uncrowned will release September 10 in North America to celebrate Kscope’s fifth anniversary. It can be pre-ordered now at: https://www.burningshed.com/store/kscope/product/272/4886/.

The album was funded by a successful PledgeMusic campaign that helped make the recording possible. Fans can still get exclusive Katatonia PledgeMusic items at: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/Katatonia.

Guitarist and founding member Anders Nyström commented, “The synopsis is simple and album title won’t lie; the drums will be dethroned and the distorted rhythm guitars will be uncrowned! Instead, we’ll place the emphasis on the many layers of ambience, with the melodies staying central and the vocal harmonies representing the heart of the album.

“Think of the album like a person’s face in the hands of a surgeon, whose appearance is gonna change, but it’s still the same person behind that face and we guess an important factor, in this case, would be that the surgeon itself is obviously Katatonia, not a stranger! If there’s one album in our repertoire that’s suited for a thing like this, it’s Dead End Kings.”

Katatonia last toured North America in spring 2013 in support of the band’s 2012 release, Dead End Kings. The album was the band’s most successful to date and cemented the Swede’s position as the master of darkened metal. Dead End Kings was released on Peaceville, Katatonia’s home for the past 14 years.

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Press release provided by Fresno Media.