On May 23, The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with Swedish dark rockers KATATONIA when the band played at The Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona as the support act for OPETH. You can now watch the chat below.
KATATONIA will return with a special triple-LP vinyl release featuring an epic set of classics from the band's catalogue. "Last Fair Day Gone Night" features the Swedish dark rock/metal master at its glorious best with this electrifying set from London's esteemed Koko venue during a series of special celebratory shows to mark the band's 20th anniversary during 2011's "Last Fair Day Gone Night" tour. Set for a June 17 release on Peaceville Records, "Last Fair Day Gone Night" is presented on triple heavyweight 180gm vinyl in a deluxe box, with a 12-page, 12-inch book.
Founding members Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse are joined by longtime drummer Daniel Liljekvist along with recent members — namely guitarist Per Eriksson, plus recently recruited bassist Niklas Sandin — for an exhilarating night fuelled by a rich and extensive set of KATATONIA tracks both past and present, including a special performance of the landmark 2001 album "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" in its entirety.
KATATONIA is continuing to tour in support of its ninth studio album, "Dead End Kings", which sold 3,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 138 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 4 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.