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December 12th, 2014

Katatonia are confirmed to play Fusion Fest taking place at the Ergo Arena in Gdańsk, Poland on February 23rd, 2015.



November 26th, 2014

Hey Katatoniacs! We’re currently putting together bonus content for our upcoming ‘Dethroned & Uncrowned’ live DVD and we need your help!

There’s two ways you can get involved…

1. Film a short video of yourself talking about what Katatonia means to you (90 seconds MAXIMUM, preferably at least 720p quality).

2. Or – if you’re not up for being on camera… Send a question that you’d like the band to answer about the ‘Dethroned & Uncrowned’ album or tour.

Please send your questions to katatoniaquestions@gmail.com with the subject of your e-mail ‘Katatonia Dethroned DVD’. If you’d like to upload your video clip, please head over to http://katatonia.com/video/ and follow the instructions.

August 12th, 2014

‘Last Fair Day Gone Night’ features the Swedish dark rock/metal masters at their glorious best with this electrifying set from London’s esteemed Koko venue, with the band’s captivating performance captured on DVD with accompanying double audio disc of the whole concert. This special 4-disc set, released 15th September, also includes a full & extensive documentary charting the early days and subsequent rise of the prolific Swedes, as told in the words of band masterminds Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström.

Recorded during a series of special celebratory shows to mark the band’s 20th anniversary during 2011′s ‘Last Fair Day Gone Night’ tour, founding members Anders Nyström & Jonas Renkse are joined by drummer Daniel Liljekvist, plus guitarist Per Eriksson and bassist Niklas Sandin, for an exhilarating evening fuelled by a rich & extensive set of Katatonia tracks both past & present. Also includes a special 10th anniversary performance of the landmark 2001 album ‘Last Fair Deal Gone Down’ in its entirety. Sleeve artwork comes courtesy of long-time collaborator Travis Smith.

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This edition of ‘Last Fair Day Gone Night’ is presented in deluxe mediabook packaging, including an additional 20 page booklet.

Pre-order your copy now!

June 19th, 2014


April 18th, 2014

Since the Close-Up Boat docks in the harbor of Turku on September 19th we decided we’d expand our plans a little and stick around, so we’ll throw a gig at Klubi with support from Barren Earth the same evening. But wait, there’s more… If you call now! YES NOW! You will receive not just one, but TWO gigs! 2-4-1! WOAH! CALL NOW!! (sorry……couldnt help it…. R.I.P Mike Levey). Apparently, there’s no two gigs for one this time, but we are indeed heading to Helsinki to headline the second night of Unioni Festival at The Circus on Sept 20th where you’ll get to see bands such as Solstafir, Swallow The Sun, Barren Earth and yours truly on the same ticket. So until then, kippis!


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April 17th, 2014


Dear friends and fans,

I’ve been thinking about this for the last couple of months and I’ve come to the sad conclusion that i have to leave the band. It’s got nothing to do with ’difference in views´or any other bullshit. I just cannot combine job, family and commit 100% to Katatonia. Times for musicians are rough and i’ve decided to concentrate on my family and get a normal job that gets the bills payed.

I’ve had some of the best moments in my life the past 14 odd years together with my favorite people in the world. I’ve been all over the planet with this lot…my second family. Thank you! I’m gonna miss playing with you and I’m gonna miss hanging out with you on the road so much. And I’m gonna miss meeting all the great Katatonia fans all over the world. You know who you are. You are truly amazing! I’m not gonna miss all the freaks and idiots we’ve come across during all the years. You probably don’t know who you are. And I will not miss bad catering, shit beer and banana juice…

This is Daniel, rocking the fuck off! Cheers!

We are sad and hollow to see Daniel leave our ranks, but yet his decision has our sincere understanding. Nothing lasts forever and all good things must come to an end sooner or later. Yet it makes it so much more frustrating when it happens for the wrong reasons or before reaching our terminus. Particularly, we can’t pretend the current climate has nothing to do with it, in fact this is undeniably yet another outcome of musicians struggling at the crossroads of today’s “scene/industry”. Tragically, this situation forces a member, brother – and our fans favourite long-time drummer – to resign from a band he sacrificed a decade and a half to build. While encouraging this topic to inevitable debate and re-evaluation, we will always be grateful for the years we shared together and we wish Daniel the best of luck in the future. It goes without saying, we part as band members, but certainly remain as friends.


On a further positive note, this will not affect any of the upcoming tour dates. The ‘Dethroned & Uncrowned – Unplugged & Reworked’ tour next month will proceed accordingly and see JP Asplund taking on percussion duties – he was the one who actually played all original percussion on Dead End Kings/Dethroned & Uncrowned albums. Stand-in drummer Daniel Moilanen (Ex-Engel) will perform on the upcoming summer festivals. Let’s welcome our helping hands, have a goodbye toast for Daniel (note that would be 11 sips for him) and keep our eyes on the horizon: new tours coming up in South America and Australia as well as the long awaited 20th anniversary ‘Last Fair Day Gone Night – Live at Koko’ DVD coming out this fall and much more…

April 8th, 2014

Katatonia are confirmed to play Close-Up Båten – the ferry that voyages between Stockholm – Turku on September 18-19, 2014.


March 22nd, 2014



The annual record store day is coming on april 19th, so how do we celebrate this? Katatonia collectors and vinyl lovers will be pleased to know that we’ve compiled some of our most rare and appreciated b-sides on a 12″ vinyl for the first time ever! Printed on matte reversed stock and limited to 2000 copies, ‘Kocytean’ will be available only from independent record stores, so get ready to hunt down your copy next month and enjoy this beautiful vinyl release!


Side A 

1. Unfurl
2. Sold Heart
3. Ashen

Side B

4. Second
5. Code Against The Code
6. The Act Of Darkening

‘Kocytean’ is a wordplay on Cocytus or Kokytos, meaning “the river of wailing” (from the Greek Κωκυτός, “lamentation”) and is a river in the underworld in Greek mythology. Cocytus flows into the river Acheron, across which is the underworld, the mythological abode of the dead.

Anders comments on how the idea came up behind the artwork “I had this scenario playing over and over in my head and together with my graphics shrink Travis Smith decided to convey them down into a series of 4 images where it takes you through struggle, despair, tranquility and hope”.



March 14th, 2014

The support act on all dates of our ‘Dethroned & Uncrowned – Unplugged & Reworked’ tour in may will be UK’s Messenger. Check them out!

Tickets to all dates are available from here:

February 28th, 2014


Our friend Tomas Åkvik from Stockholm’s raw power rockers Nale, will make sure we stay heavy on this summer’s festival gigs where he’ll fill in on second guitar:

As previously announced, Bruce Soord from The Pineapple Thief/Wisdom of Crowds will step in as a session live guest on our ‘Dethroned & Uncrowned – Unplugged & Reworked’ tour in may:

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