08:09 - BlueMobius Just got my tickets for the Decibel Magazine tour! :D
07:14 - ScreamingSteelUS My top choice was Persefone's "Spiritual Migration." Next was In Vain's new album, and after that I couldn't decide between Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom. Omnium Gatherum's I liked.
06:31 - AngelofDeth also think it was the fact that not much else came out that was good. Beyond is Omnium's best yet so I gave my vote to them but damn it still not that great an album
05:52 - deadone My problem goes down to individual albums where songs blur into one tedious dirge
05:51 - Unhealer Wonder what would have happened if the staff hadn't nominated them. Would they still win as write-ins?
The Great Cold Doom Band's Turkish Fan Site www.katatonia-tr.com is now online.
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Doom Metallers Katatonia have announced that they will be doing a tour through Turkey. They will be returning to Turkey in September, for a four date tour. Katatonia have toured Istanbul before, but no other Turkish cities. The band is looking forward to visiting Turkey. Here is a small comment: "It has always been a pleasure coming to Istanbul, so this time it should be exciting to visit the remaining cities as well."
Here are the exact dates of the Turkish shows:
Sep. 14 - Yeni Melek, Istanbul
Sep. 15 - Dungeon Club, Izmir
Sep. 16 - Saklikent, Ankara
Sep. 17 - 222 Club, Eskisehir
Katatonia has announced the cancellation of the MAMF festival in their official website:
"Since the promoter couldn't live up to what was signed and agreed for, our appearance at the MAMF festival in Hungary has been cancelled. However, we're already looking at the possibilities of returning to Hungary in the autumn for a club gig with additional dates in countries such as Romania, Serbia and maybe even Croatia - all previously unvisited by Katatonia."
Moonspell, Katatonia, and Daylight Dies have confirmed the following dates for a North American tour:
Oct. 20 The Loft Poughkeepsie New York
Oct. 21 Mark's Place Bedford New Hampshire
Oct. 22 B.B. Kings New York City New York
Oct. 23 The Medly Montreal Canada
Oct. 24 L'Imperial Quebec City Canada
Oct. 25 Opera House Toronto Canada
Oct. 26 Peabody's Cleveland Ohio
Oct. 27 IRock Detriot Michigan
Oct. 28 Pearl Room Mohena Illinois
Oct. 29 Star Central Columbia Heights Minnesota
Oct. 31 Lliff Park Salon Aurora Colorado
Nov. 2 Studio Seven Seattle Washington
Nov. 3 Rock N' Roll Pizza Portland Oregon
Nov. 4 The Pound San Francisco California
The new single Deliberation is out now. The b-sides are two new exclusives, with the first song being a complete re-make of the In The White, now stripped down with acoustic guitars in a contemporary approach for a true urban lullaby sound. The second b-side is yet another unreleased song from the album sessions entitled Code Against the Code. Furthermore, a video for Deliberation once again shot and directed by Charlie Granberg, will be accompanied by the single. The direction of the clip takes a more abstract turn this time, so be sure to expect a dark mixture of reality and animation.
Full track listing for the single:
2. In The White (urban dub)
3. Code Against the Code
4. Deliberation (video)
Sweden's KATATONIA have set "The Great Cold Distance" as the title of their seventh full-length album, due on March 13, 2006 via Peaceville Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Viva Emptiness" was recorded at Fascination Street studios in the outskirts of Örebro, Sweden and was mastered at the Cutting Room in Stockholm.
"The Great Cold Distance" track listing:
03. Soil's Song
04. My Twin
10. In The White
11. The Itch
12. Journey Through Pressure
A single, "My Twin", will precede the album on February 13. The single, which will be available for paid download on February 6, will feature the following track listing:
Sweden's KATATONIA have posted the following message on their official web site:
"After spending literally the whole Swedish summer (and not seeing much of it) in a barn called Fascination Street studios, working day and night to finish our seventh full-length album, we finally made it — the album is recorded and mixed and will be mastered tomorrow at Cutting Room, Stockholm. Release date, album/song titles and artwork to be announced and presented in one of the next updates. Now, the band departs to Mother Russia for the weekend for a two-gig happening, a rather good oportunity to celebrate the massive work we now leave behind us. Let the vodka flow!"
Check out pictures of the recording/mixing sessions at www.katatonia.com
"After a few needed breaks, including a kick ass visit at the Wacken festival with one of our side projects, we put ourselves under house arrest down the studio again. During these last weeks of early mornings and late nights, all the clean/lead guitars, loops, percussion and keyboards were finished. Currently, we're halfway through the last stage, recording vocals in studio B while the mix is running hot in studio A. It's taken all summer, but the most heavy, beautiful and professionally sounding album we've ever done is finally about to become full circle."
"Infinite Vinyl series will be releasing the Saw You Drown on 10" LP. This is the long out of print mini album from 1998 that collectors regard as the most rare and wanted item in Katatonia's discography. The vinyl version will be limited to 1000 copies, all hand numbered and will come in blue colored vinyl. It'll also feature an unreleased band photo, lyrics for all songs, plus personal liner notes from the band. The release date has been set for April".
Anders posted the following message on Katatonia's official website:
"During the following 6 months, we'll be very busy with the making of our new album. Nevertheless, we won't be locked up in the studio the entire time as we have just confirmed 3 live dates in march - the Metal Mania festivals (http://negativeart.hu/metalmania.html), that will take place in Hungary, Czech and Poland. Other bands appearing on the bill are Cradle of Filth, Apocalyptica, Moonspell etc. This will be only opportunity to catch the band for a long time, so show up and rock with us!"
"Peaceville will be issuing a limited edition compilation entitled 'The Black Sessions' featuring selected material from the "new era" (defined 1998-2004) as opposed to the "old era" material covered in 'Brave Yester Days' at the end of January. The packaging will be a box set of two discs featuring all the single's b-sides, cover songs and selective songs off 'Discouraged Ones' up and til 'Viva Emptiness' (including one unreleased track from this recording session). There'll also be a third disc in the form of a live DVD with a Katatonia live show from April 2003 that was shot in Kracow, Poland. The layout of a 12 page booklet + poster will be handled by Travis Smith.
In an interview to antenna (antenna.nu) the Katatonia and Bloodbath member says that will be working on new Katatonia material: "My plans right now are that we're going to focus on doing the new Katatonia record this winter and hopefully next year play some live shows with Bloodbath which would be awesome but also a lot of touring with Katatonia".
And also talks about the posibility that Bloodbath plays live: "I think now that we've done two full-length album and we heard the recent demands for us playing live. We have been talking about and I think it all comes down to the members different schedules. Every one in the band got other bands but we are definitely going to try our best to play live maybe not a full tour but at least some gigs sometime next year hopefully".
Sweden's KATATONIA have been confirmed for Athens Open Air 2004 festival in Athens, Greece. The one-off concert will take place on July 6.
Upcoming KATATONIA tour dates:
Feb. 04 - Klubi - Tampere, FIN
Feb. 05 - Lutakko - Jyväskylä, FIN
Feb. 06 - Loop - Oulu, FIN
Feb. 07 - Tavastia - Helsinki, FIN
Feb. 19 - John Dee - Oslo, NOR
Feb. 20 - Byscenen - Trondheim, NOR
Jun. 04 - BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend - Cleveland, OH
Jul. 06 - Athens Open-Air 2004 - Athens, GRE
Aug. 20 - Summer Breeze Open Air - Abtsgmünd, GER
As previously reported, KATATONIA have set a February 23 release date through Avantgarde Records for their two-disc compilation of all of their previously out-of-print mini-CDs, plus sampler tracks from old full-length albums and one unreleased track.