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Release date: 27 August 2012
Style: Alternative rock, Gothic doom metal


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01. The Parting
02. The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here [feat. Silje Wergeland]
03. Hypnone
04. The Racing Heart
05. Buildings
06. Leech
07. Ambitions
08. Undo You
09. Lethean
10. First Prayer
11. Dead Letters
12. Second [limited edition bonus]
13. The Act Of Darkening [deluxe edition bonus]

The best Gothic Metal album of 2012

Lyrics (13)

Jonas Renkse - vocals
Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström - guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson - guitars
Daniel Liljekvist - drums
Niklas Sandin - bass

Session musicians
JP Asplund - percussion
Frank Default - keyboards, percussion, programming

Guest musicians
Silje Wergeland - vocals

Additional info
Release dates:
Finland: August 24
Europe: August 27
US: August 28

The 2 disc 'Swedish' edition features the album on CD (plus one bonus track) and a 5.1 mix of the album on DVD-AV.

The limited Deluxe edition is a 40 page 10" book with a certificate, the set contains 2 x 10" vinyl, CD with 2 bonus tracks and DVD-A/V (ntsc region 0) with 5.1 mix (DTS). This edition is limited to 2000 numbered copies.

Guest review by

With Katatonia's follow-up to 2009's Night Is The New Day, Dead End Kings continues the trend starting with that album, or arguably even The Great Cold Distance, and focuses on a mellow, atmospheric sound that encompasses the overall feel of the record. This direction for the band may have perhaps stemmed from lead singer Jonas Renkse having to take control over a bulk of the songwriting after guitarist Anders Nyström suffered a case of writer's block during the previous album's recording sessions; Nyström was nevertheless able to contribute to this album. While Night Is The New Day indeed succeeded with this initial goal of emphasizing atmosphere over aggression, Katatonia continued to improve upon this style for their next record, and the result is a much more united and consolidated effort.

published 28.12.2012 | Comments (6)

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Wes - 22.04.2013 at 14:44  
Rating: 9
Written by Dentura on 02.03.2013 at 06:07

Yay, it won best Gothic Album!

Woh cool! I adore this album.
Obay - 18.08.2013 at 21:29  
  I enjoyed this album ,, reminded me a bit of Tool's elements from 10000 Days album
undi - 27.08.2013 at 10:29  
Rating: 9 The first few times I listened to this when it first arrived home, I loathed it, regretted purchasing it before listening to it, and went back to the 2000ies Katatonia.

Now, suddenly, a year after, I tried it again out of spite. Now I'm in love. From the 2nd to the 6th song I'm not even able to pause nor do anything else, totally mesmerized and entranced and seduced by them.

I gotta admit that I love when this happens.

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