Swedish gothic metal outfit Katatonia have released the full set of details on their upcoming release. The album is to be called Dead End Kings and be released on August 27, 2012 and 28th in Europe and the US respectively. This is the follow up to 2009’s Night Is The New Day and it will be released via Peaceville Records.
Dead End Kings was recorded Ghost Ward Studios in Sweden with producer David Castillo helping on the mixing. This album sees the recording debut of guitarist Per Eriksson, and bassist Niklas Sandin as well. Artwork is taken care of by longtime collaborator Travis Smith.
Click here to see statements from the band, larger artwork, and a track listing.
Singer Jonas Renske had this to say:
“Dead End Kings is about the corridors of our mind from where there is no return. Be a king or queen in your own right in these hallways, even at the dead end. Carry your burden with pride. That’s what we are doing, twenty years and counting. Kings, because we believe in what we are creating, in our own disturbing faith.”
Anders Nyström stated:
“This album has doors revolving into many different genres of music but remain disguised within the Katatonia trademark. We have walked the fine line between attempting not to repeat ourselves but also not to distance us away from what people know and love. We’re now ready to hand over the evidence and whatever the direction this has taken is now for you to decide. We’re confident the creativity and passion on this album is something that will be echoing even beyond the dead end.”
Dead End Kings track list:
The Racing Heart
The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here (featuring Silje Wergeland)