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Katatonia - To Release Special Compilation


On October 1st 2021, Katatonia will put out a special compilation effort, titled Mnemosynean. This new release marks 30 years since the formation of the band. Mnemosynean contains an extensive collection of all of Katatonia's rarities and B-sides, including tracks from our numerous EPs, unused album songs, limited special edition bonuses, cover songs, as well as a series of collaborative remixes.

It will be available through Peaceville Records on 2 CD, deluxe gatefold triple LP on black vinyl, deluxe gatefold triple LP on white coloured vinyl and digitally.


Complete track lising:

Disc I
01. Vakaren
02. Sistere
03. Wide Awake In Quietus
04. Night Comes Down [Judas Priest cover]
05. Second
06. The Act Of Darkening
07. Ashen
08. Sold Heart
09. Displaced
10. Dissolving Bonds
11. Unfurl
12. Code Against The Code

Disc II
01. Wait Outside
02. Sulfur
03. March 4
04. O How I Enjoy The Light [Palace Music cover]
05. Help Me Disappear
06. Fractured
07. No Devotion
08. Quiet World
09. Scarlet Heavens
10. In The White [urban dub version]
11. My Twin [Opium dub version]
12. Soil's Song [Krister Linder 2012 remix]
13. Day And Then The Shade [Frank Default remix]
14. Idle Blood (Linje 14)
15. Hypnone [Frank Default "Hypnocadence" mix]




Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Katatonia
Posted: 15.07.2021 by Abattoir


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15.07.2021 - 17:35
Ivy Patterns

In the past 8 years, Katatonia has released 10 albums that were either re-releases, re-recordings, or live versions of old songs:

2013: Introducing Katatonia
2013: Dethroned and Uncrowned
2013: Viva Emptiness MMXIII Edition
2014: Kocytean
2014: Last Fair Deal Gone Night
2015: Sanctitude
2017: Proscenium
2017: The Great Cold Distance: Live in Bulgaria
2020: Dead Air
2021: Mnemosynean

In the same 8 year span they've released 2 original albums:

2016: The Fall of Hearts
2020: City Burials
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15.07.2021 - 21:12
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by Ivy Patterns on 15.07.2021 at 17:35

In the past 8 years, Katatonia has released 10 albums that were either re-releases, re-recordings, or live versions of old songs:

2013: Introducing Katatonia
2013: Dethroned and Uncrowned
2013: Viva Emptiness MMXIII Edition
2014: Kocytean
2014: Last Fair Deal Gone Night
2015: Sanctitude
2017: Proscenium
2017: The Great Cold Distance: Live in Bulgaria
2020: Dead Air
2021: Mnemosynean

In the same 8 year span they've released 2 original albums:

2016: The Fall of Hearts
2020: City Burials

So what?
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16.07.2021 - 06:33
Ivy Patterns

Are you looking for a heated argument or having a civil discussion? I vote for the latter.
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16.07.2021 - 10:28
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by Ivy Patterns on 16.07.2021 at 06:33

Are you looking for a heated argument or having a civil discussion? I vote for the latter.

I was asking what you meant.
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17.07.2021 - 05:49
Ivy Patterns

I gotcha. As a fan I'd prefer to see a higher ratio of original material. Don't get me wrong, I thought Sanctitude and Last Fair Deal Gone Night were wonderful, but I've heard other people comment as well on how little new material the band have put out in the past ten years compared to the plethora of stuff that they've rehashed. They are certainly free to run their band however they prefer, and they indeed seem to be quite successful.

I take it you don't seem to mind as much? That's fine. You are free to have your opinion and I'm sure there are plenty of other people who feel the same way.
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17.07.2021 - 10:54
RaduP
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Written by Ivy Patterns on 17.07.2021 at 05:49

I gotcha. As a fan I'd prefer to see a higher ratio of original material. Don't get me wrong, I thought Sanctitude and Last Fair Deal Gone Night were wonderful, but I've heard other people comment as well on how little new material the band have put out in the past ten years compared to the plethora of stuff that they've rehashed. They are certainly free to run their band however they prefer, and they indeed seem to be quite successful.

I take it you don't seem to mind as much? That's fine. You are free to have your opinion and I'm sure there are plenty of other people who feel the same way.

Katatonia have had a 30 year long career. I don't blame them for taking the time to look back more than looking forward at this point in their career. I'm just mad they never did a Brave Murder Day anniversary tour.
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?
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20.07.2021 - 15:18
Ivy Patterns

That's true, they've put out quite a bit of material in 30 years. I know Jonas' harsh vocals were shot at one point, but they sounded pretty good on Last Fair Day Gone Night. Not sure why they didn't do an anniversary tour, but 10 years would would have been around the time Great Cold Distance was released and 20 years would have been around Fall of Hearts. 25 years would be now.
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27.07.2021 - 18:44
Enemy of Reality
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Written by Ivy Patterns on 15.07.2021 at 17:35

In the past 8 years, Katatonia has released 10 albums that were either re-releases, re-recordings, or live versions of old songs:

2013: Introducing Katatonia
2013: Dethroned and Uncrowned
2013: Viva Emptiness MMXIII Edition
2014: Kocytean
2014: Last Fair Deal Gone Night
2015: Sanctitude
2017: Proscenium
2017: The Great Cold Distance: Live in Bulgaria
2020: Dead Air
2021: Mnemosynean

In the same 8 year span they've released 2 original albums:

2016: The Fall of Hearts
2020: City Burials


I kind of understand what you mean. So many compilations and whatnots gives out the impression that the band is more interested in re-releasing stuff and easy cash grabs.
But honestly all those have something valuable for fans. They're not just lazy releases. Maybe Introducing is kind of pointless but that one was the label's idea and of a series of Introducing albums from bands of the label.
I'd prefer too more original stuff and both TFOH and CB were really great albums, but it's understandable that after 30 years they need more time between new albums. Quality music is hard to come by. And while i wait for new stuff, I don't mind these re-recordings, b-sides and live albums as long as they're valuable for me as a fan.
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