KATATONIA To Release 'The Longest Year' EP

Swedish masters of melancholy KATATONIA will release 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", directed by Charlie Granberg (BLOODBATH, MY DYING BRIDE) and "Day And Then The Shade", directed by Lasse Hoile (PORCUPINE TREE, OPETH).

"The Longest Year" track listing:

01. The Longest Year
02. Sold Heart
03. Day & Then The Shade (Frank Default remix)
04. Idle Blood (Linje 14)
05. The Longest Year (video)
06. Day And Then The Shade (video)

To pre-order a copy, go to this location.

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

KATATONIA's "Day And Then The Shade" video can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Lasse Hoile, who has previously worked with OPETH and PORCUPINE TREE, among others. The song comes off the band's eighth studio album, "Night Is The New Day", which sold more than 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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