Sunday, May 29, 2016


SWEDEN - Sweden's dark progressive rock/metal quintet, Katatonia, is now streaming its brand new studio album The Fall of Hearts in its entirety on SoundCloud at: As an added bonus, the stream features an extra track of clips of the three The Fall of Hearts bonus songs released across the various formats of the album.

The Fall of Hearts has been released on the following formats via Peaceville Records:

Deluxe 12" hardbook featuring: (check it out -  /
  • 30+ page artwork book, with alternative album artwork from Travis Smith.
  • CD The Fall of Hearts 12 original album tracks plus 2 bonus tracks 'Sistere' & 'Vakaren'.
  • DVD-V The Fall of Hearts 12 original tracks hi resolution stereo & 5.1 audio (DTS 96/24 5.1 & 96/24 Stereo LPCM) mixed by Bruce Soord.
  • Special Double 10" vinyl edition of The Fall of Hearts 12 original tracks plus bonus track 'Wide Awake In Quietus' (with MP3 download code) featuring guest guitarist Paradise Lost's Gregor  Mackintosh.
2 Disc CD & DVD Mediabook featuring:
  • CD The Fall of Hearts 12 original album tracks plus bonus track 'Vakaren'.
  • DVD-V The Fall of Hearts 12 original tracks and includes hi resolution stereo & 5.1 audio (DTS 96/24 5.1 & 96/24 Stereo LPCM) mixed by The Pineapple Thief & Katatonia collaborator Bruce Soord offering audiophiles an outstanding listening experience.
CD featuring:
  • The Fall of Hearts 12 original album tracks with a total playing time of 67:32 minutes.
Double gatefold 180g heavy weight LP featuring:
  • The Fall of Hearts 12 original album tracks plus bonus track 'Sistere' (with MP3 download code).
Digital download featuring:
  • The Fall of Hearts 12 original album tracks plus bonus track 'Wide Awake In Quietus' featuring guest guitarist Paradise Lost's Gregor Mackintosh.
CD, LP, and Deluxe Edition exclusive bundles can be purchased now and: The digital edition is available at:

The Fall of Hearts, the official follow-up to 2012's acclaimed Dead End Kings, was recorded at Stockholm's Studio Gröndahl and Tri-lamb Studio, and was self-produced by Katatonia's Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Ihsahn, Devin Townsend) at Fascination Street Studios, with Karl Daniel Lidén (Switchblade, The Ocean, Greenleaf) brought in as engineer.

The dramatic yet desolate artwork was created by long time Katatonia designer and illustrator Travis Smith.

A lyric video for the track "Old Heart Falls" can be seen on YouTube at: or Vimeo at: while "Serein" is streaming on YouTube at: and Vimeo at:

The Fall of Hearts track list:
Takeover [07:09]
Serein [04:46]
Old Heart Falls [04:22]
Decima [04:46]
Sanction [05:07]
Residual [06:54]
Serac [07:25]
Last Song Before the Fade [05:01]
Shifts [04:54]
The Night Subscriber [06:10]
Pale Flag [04:23]
Passer [06:25]
Bonus Tracks:
Vakaren [04:54] (CD/DVD & Deluxe Edition)
Sistere [04:11] (LP & Deluxe Edition)
Wide Awake in Quietus [04:59] (Digital & Deluxe Edition)

"Inspiring and forward-looking, this album proves that at 25, Katatonia are still restless and refuse to rest on their laurels." - AllMusic
"The Fall of Hearts is an absolute jewel from start to finish" - Decibel Magazine
"full of both darkness and light, heaviness and softness, drama and understatement...intricate with a lot of subtleties, but also a lot of accessibility." - Loudwire
"a stellar point of entry into Katatonia's craft as well as a probable centerpiece of the next several years of the band's journey." - Metal Injection
"full of passionate pleas, the driving need for redemption, gorgeous instrumental tones, undeniably affecting performances and extremely cool sonic accents." - MetalSucks
"a tremendous album...the first page in an exciting new chapter for Katatonia" -PopMatters

Katatonia has spent the past four years since the release of Dead End Kings touring the world, as well as expanding its fan base through two special albums on Kscope, the sister label of Peaceville. 2013 saw the release of Dethroned & Uncrowned which exploded the core of the songs on Dead End Kings creating new moods and textures. In 2015, the band released the live acoustic album and concert film, Sanctitude. Both releases illustrate the band's journey toward this, its current, more progressive sound.

The Fall of Hearts is the first record to feature new drummer Daniel 'Mojjo' Moilanen along with the addition of recently recruited guitarist Roger Öjersson (Tiamat), who came in just in time to sprinkle some blistering solos on the album. With its new lineup, Katatonia will continue to push its musical boundaries beyond its roots in the metal scene while drawing in new fans from across the musical spectrum like peers such as Opeth and Anathema have also done, cementing Katatonia's place as one of the most revered and cherished of all bands in the world of modern heavy music.

Stay tuned for more information on Katatonia and The Fall of Hearts, out now on Peaceville.


Katatonia live:
06/19 - Clisson, France @ Hellfest
07/03 - Helsinki, Finland @ Tuska Festival
07/09 - Bouckenborgh, Belgium @ Anterwerp Metal Festival
07/10 - Bouckenborgh, Belgium @ Anterwerp Metal Festival
07/29 - Sibiu, Romania @ ARTmania Festival
08/05 - Corroios, Portugal @ Vagos Open Air Festival
08/17 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany @ Summer Breeze Festival
08/18 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany @ Summer Breeze Festival
08/19 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany @ Summer Breeze Festival
08/20 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany @ Summer Breeze Festival
South America tour...
08/28 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador
08/31 - Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Cariola
09/02 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Uniclub
09/04 - São, Paulo, Brazil @ Overload Music Fest
09/22 - Bulgaria, Plovdiv, Ancient Theatre (The Great Cold Distance orchestra show)
Fall Hearts Over Europe tour...
09/25 - Malmö, Sweden @ KB
09/27 - Leipzig, Germany @ Taubchenthal
09/28 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp
09/30 - Koln, Germany @ Live Music Hall
10/02 - Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
10/04 - Gdansk, Poland @ B90
10/05 - Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
10/06 - Krakow, Poland @ Kwadrat
10/07 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena
10/08 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
10/09 - Pratteln, Switzerland @ Konzertfabrik 27
10/10 - Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
10/12 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz 2
10/13 - Seville, Spain @ Custom
10/15 - Madrid, Spain @ But
10/17 - Marseille, France @ Jas' Rod
10/18 - Paris, France @ Trabendo
10/19 - Strasbourg, France @ Laiterie
10/21 - London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
10/23 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
10/24 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
10/26 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
10/25 - Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
10/26 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
10/27 - Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
10/28 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik
10/29 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Medis
Katatonia is:
Jonas Renkse - Vocals
Anders Nyström - Guitar
Roger Öjersson - Guitar
Niklas Sandin - Bass
Daniel Moilanen - Drums 

Katatonia online:

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