Katatonia Talk The New Album: Night Is The New Day

By Elric on 3:04 PM 29 October 2009

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Jonas Renkse and Anders Nystrom from Katatonia talk about artists that have inspired them and ones that have influenced music on the new album ‘Night is the New Day’ (a huge range including non-metal artists like Red House Painters, David Sylvian, Jeff Buckley, The Cure).

‘Night is the New Day’ is Katatonia’s eighth studio album. It was recorded throughout July 2009  and was co-produced, engineered and mixed by David Castillo. Recording was divided between Studio Mega (for drums) and Ghost Ward Studios, where most recording took place which provided a dose of inspiration from the darker corners of life with it’s choice of location, as Anders describes:

“Broken glass, blood on the walls at the front door to the building and threatening messages written on the elevator - Even excrement and urine on the floor in the basement that makes you wonder if the caretaker is a serial killer himself”

Mastering was completed at Fascination Street Studios (where ‘The Great Cold Distance’ was recorded) with Jens Bogren.

A continuation of the heaviness, depth and  atmosphere of their previous album, ‘Night Is the New Day’ is also a more multi-dimensional effort - waltzing between prog moments, doom, folk and the classic melodic anthems that are the staple of Katatonia’s uncompromising sound, completed by the haunting tones of Jonas Renkse’s vocal journeys of urban and  emotional decay.

The Longest Year
Idle Blood
Onward Into Battle
The Promise Of Deceit
New Night
Day And Then The Shade
Ashen (*Swedish Edition CD and Vinyl Edition bonus track)

UK Tour Details

30th October - King Tut’s, Glasgow (supporting Paradise Lost)
31st October – Wrexham Central Station, Wrexham (supporting Paradise Lost)
1st November – Newcastle Academy (supporting Paradise Lost)
2nd November – Manchester Academy (supporting Paradise Lost)
3rd November – London Academy (supporting Paradise Lost)
4th November – Sheffield Academy (supporting Paradise Lost)
5th November – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton (supporting Paradise Lost)
6th November – Talking Heads, Southampton
7th November – Rio’s, Leeds
8th November – Hellfire Festival, Birmingham
9th November – Peel, Kingston

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