KATATONIA Frontman Interviewed On FULL METAL JACKIE's Radio Show

Vocalist Jonas Renkse of Swedish progressive metallers KATATONIA was interviewed on the August 27-29 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

To see a full list of stations carrying the program and when it airs, go to FullMetalJackieRadio.com.

KATATONIA will kick off its North American tour — dubbed "Night Over North America" — on September 8 in Baltimore, Maryland. To coincide with the 26-date U.S. and Canadian trek, Peaceville Records released a special edition of the band's acclaimed 2009 studio album, "Night Is The New Day", in a hardback mediabook, featuring a 20-page booklet and bonus track, "Ashen".

The special edition of "Night Is The New Day" was made available on August 24.

"Night Is The New Day" special edition track listing:

01. Forsaker
02. The Longest Year
03. Idle Blood
04. Onward Into Battle
05. Liberation
06. The Promise Of Deceit
07. Nephilim
08. New Night
09. Inheritance
10. Day and Then The Shade
11. Ashen (exclusive bonus track)
12. Departer

Support on KATATONIA's North American tour will come from Finland's SWALLOW THE SUN and Israel's ORPHANED LAND.

KATATONIA released a new EP, "The Longest Year", on March 15 via Peaceville Records.

In addition to the album cut "The Longest Year", the EP features the previously unreleased song "Sold Heart", "Day And Then The Shade" (remix), and an alternative version of "Idle Blood". The enhanced EP also features the videos for both "The Longest Year" and "Day And Then The Shade", directed by Lasse Hoile (PORCUPINE TREE, OPETH).

Fredrik "North" Norrman (guitar) and Mattias "Kryptan" Norrman (bass) left KATATONIA in December and were temporarily replaced by Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson (BLOODBATH) and Niklas "Nille" Sandin, respectively.

"Night Is The New Day" sold more than 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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