Swedish dark rockers KATATONIA have posted the following message on their official Facebook page:
“Big tour announcement coming this week… Where? North America! When? This spring! With whom? Check back in this week and you’ll find out!”
Frequent KATATONIA tourmates and longtime friends OPETH are scheduled to make a North American tour announcement shortly as well, leading to speculation that the two bands will once again be sharing the bill.
OPETH and KATATONIA were supposed to embark on a U.S. tour last fall, but the trek ended up being called off.
“Dead End Kings” was released on August 28, 2012 (one day earlier internationally) via Peaceville Records. Containing some of KATATONIA‘s most poignant and ambitious material to date, the CD sees the quintet conjure yet another milestone in audial angst and melancholy with this much-anticipated follow-up to 2009’s inspired and acclaimed “Night Is The New Day”.
“Dead End Kings”, which features a guest appearance by Norwegian singer Silje Wergeland (THE GATHERING), was recorded at Ghost Ward Studios and The City Of Glass, and was produced by KATATONIA‘s own Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse, and mixed by David Castillo, known for his prior work with KATATONIA, as well as OPETH and BLOODBATH. The album marks the recording debut of KATATONIA guitarist Per Eriksson and bassist Niklas Sandin. Additionally, KATATONIA was joined once again by Frank Default and his invaluable expertise on sampling and atmospherics. The cover artwork was created by KATATONIA‘s longtime visual collaborator Travis Smith.