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Napalm Information has introduced the signing of legendary Swedish masters of melancholy KATATONIA to a worldwide deal.

Piercing by way of the core in 1991 when KATATONIA was delivered to life by the inimitable Jonas Renkse (now vocalist) and famend guitarist Anders Nyström, the unit has taken an interesting journey from their heavy atmospheric excessive metallic beginnings within the early Nineties underground metallic scene to their present standing as a novel, free-spirited progressive rock amalgamation that stretches past the boundaries of normal music. Every gorgeous work of KATATONIA is tantamount to a cathartic expertise — from their seminal debut, the legendary “Dance Of December Souls” (1993) to their most up-to-date haunting masterpiece, the critically acclaimed “Metropolis Burials” (2020) — the latter marking their most profitable launch up to now.

The five-piece has by no means failed in evolving its sound and distinctive id into one thing that is named one among Sweden’s top-notch musical forces immediately.

KATATONIA feedback on the signing: “As KATATONIA is nearly to enter a model new chapter in its personal guide of historical past, we’re passionate the band’s journey will proceed onward and upward along with our new label Napalm Information.”

Thomas Caser of Napalm Information states concerning the signing: “KATATONIA has been one of the impactful metallic acts, at all times progressing all through their profession. Teaming up with such an iconic act is a dream of each music fan. We’re past excited to work with the band and their staff.”

Launched in April 2020 through Peaceville Information, “Metropolis Burials” was produced by Nyström/Renkse and recorded at Soundtrade Studios, Tri-Lamb Studios and The Metropolis Of Glass all through October and November 2019, with engineering work dealt with by Karl Daniel Lidén and mixing and mastering from Jacob Hansen.

“Metropolis Burials” additionally noticed the return to the KATATONIA fold of Anders Eriksson (FRANK DEFAULT) beloved for his keyboard contributions to “Evening Is The New Day”, “Useless Finish Kings” and numerous remixes. Art work was created by Lasse Hoile, the picture itself representing the continuing period of the “Useless Finish King”.

Picture credit score: Ester Segarra

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