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Katatonia premiere new video for 'The Winter of Our Passing' / Announce live streaming show

The long wait is over, Katatonia’s new opus City Burials is out today through Peaceville Records!

Having delighted fans earlier this week with the release of their 3rd single “The Winter Of Our Passing” the band, on release day, are premiering the accompanying stunning animated video, created by the incredibly talented artist Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media.

The Winter of Our Passing - masterly percieved by Costin Chioreanu. The letting go of what once was of great importance, now reduced to just another loss. Let’s bow before the flame we’ve all deserted. But thank you for listening. Jonas Renkse

Three years in the making, City Burials is another huge statement from the legendary band that are eleven albums into a career that spans three decades. City Burials stands as Katatonia’s new triumph of deep, progressive rock with what has come to be a rejuvenating, stirring and profound chapter in the band’s legacy - a catalyst for the burdens of its creators, a collection of moments constructed out of the fragments of an evolving life, all compiled into one of the band’s most important modern works and statements to date, with the voice of Jonas Renkse guiding us through these latest trials of loss and ruin.

The album was recorded at Soundtrade Studios, Tri-Lamb Studios & The City Of Glass, throughout October & November 2019, with engineering work handled by Karl Daniel Lidén. The album also features a guest appearance by Anni Bernhard, the voice behind Stockholm based act Full of Keys. Artwork appears courtesy of Lasse Hoile, the image itself representing the ongoing era of the Dead End King.

The new opus is garnering huge praise from the worldwide media as is evident in just the small selection here:

“City Burials is arguably Katatonia’s strongest album for 20 years” 9/10 -Metal Hammer (UK) 

 “Yearning epics laced with sky-clawing guitar dynamics .... Welcome back, chaps” Prog Magazine

"City Burials" showcases them in the best shape of their career" - 8/10 - Blabbermouth

 “Absolutely buy this record” 4/5 –New Noise 

 “Katatonia always excels in the art of shaping sweet and bitter melodies, piercing the listener's heart.” Metallian (FR)

"City Burials shows one thing: there is still much passion within this band" Metal Hammer (DE) 6.5/7, soundcheck #1/album of the month

"Katatonia never sounded so modern like on this album. With City Burials they created a dreamy, melancholy album with lots of atmosphere” 9/10 – album of the month Eclipsed (DE)

“the record boasts a warm and engaging production that few other bands come close to " 8/10 Sweden Rock Magazine

 “exquisitely post-rock and atmospheric” Rock Hard (IT) 

 ‘Here you’ll find some of the most breathtaking and exciting material they’ve ever set to tape” 5/5 Record Collector 

“an affirmation of this band’s incredible creative power” – Loud Magazine (AUS)

City Burials will be released on CD, deluxe mediabook CD with bonus tracks, black and coloured vinyl LPs with a bonus track and digitally.


As the current covid-19 virus has meant that many of festivals and shows Katatonia were due to play over the summer have been forced to be postponed, the band, not wanting to disappoint their fans worldwide have confirmed they will perform a live show on May 9th from Sweden’s Studio Grondahl. The band will be performing the live premiere of 3 new songs from City Burials.

Tickets are available to purchase here

If fans are able to travel then they will be able to see Katatonia at the following festivals:

Jun 13 -14 – Romania, Bucharest, Maximum Rock Festival

July 16-18 – Finland, John Smith Festival, Peurunka, Laukkaa

Aug 5-8 – CZ – Brutal Assault Festival, Fortress Josefov

Aug 14-16 – US, Las Vegas – Psycho Fest

Katatonia are:

Jonas Renkse - vocals

Anders Nyström - guitar

Niklas Sandin - bass

Daniel Moilanen - drums

Roger Öjersson - guitar

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