Katatonia, one of the most famous acts of the international music industry, will celebrate 10 years since the release of the album “Night Is The New Day” at Rockstadt Extreme Fest.
“Night Is The New Day” enjoyed great reviews from the critics:
• “With a truly unique approach to the metal genre, Katatonia has brought to light a masterpiece,” Guitarist stores.
• With “Night Is The New Day,” Katatonia has achieved a remarkable level of musical rigor, accompanied by artistic courage and a much deeper understanding of the possibilities offered by the genres approached, “Prog Magazine
• “Night Is The New Day” is a flawless metal power stunt, “Power Play Magazine
The story of Katatonia begins in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden, when Anders Nyström (“Blakkheim”) and Jonas Renkse (“Lord Seth”) got together to explore the limitless possibilities offered by the doom and death metal genres.
The band quickly gained the appreciation of the underground scene from the first album, “Dance Of December Souls” (1993) considered a classic of the doom metal genre. Shortly after, the group built a true reputation on the international stage, bringing his fans along his career, from the dark atmosphere and the melancholic, often tough, sound of the first albums to a more soft note accessible to a larger audience.
With a sound that was equally familiar and fresh, due to the creative approaches brought by the founders of the genres under which the group was founded, Katatonia evolved from the traditional doom metal sound to unexplored musical landscapes. The album “Brave Murder Day” (1996, marked by the harsh vocal passages of Mikael Akerfeldt – Opeth) is the turning point of this track, which continued exploring the corners of the darkest metal, summed up in “Discouraged Ones” 1998) and turned to experimenting with the potential of progressive rock and other non-metallic musical elements.
With “Tonight’s Decision” (1999) and “Last Fair Deal Gone Down” (2001), Katatonia astonished fans through the ingenuity of musical passages, complemented by an emotionally devastating dynamism that allowed the band’s doom metal roots to be enriched by the diversity of textures and approaches offered by other musical genres. Together with a sound that evolved and continued to surprise, the knights of sadness included new and new elements in their works, the intense amalgam emotionally culminating in “Night Is The New Day,” a record that appeared in 2009 and widely accepted as a masterpiece. Successfully reconstructed and re-interpreted metal roots, enriched by stylistic influences from other musical areas, continued with “Dead End Kings” (2012), complemented by “Dethroned & Uncrowned” (2013) and “The Fall Of Hearts” (2016), the 10th Katatonia album, considered to be one of the most powerful and deep record of the band.