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13th April 2016


Formed back in 1991 and hailed as one of the leaders of the death-doom genre along My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost and Anathema, Sweden's Katatonia have spent the last 25 years ever-changing and evolving to become the much loved purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal we know today.

To celebrate their 25th year anniversary the band have announced a one off UK show for Friday 21st October. Taking place at London's 02 Shepherds Bush Empire, Katatonia's biggest UK headline show to date will feature a very special two set performance.

One set will see Katatonia perform their classic album 'The Great Cold Distance' in its entirety. Originally released back in 2006, the band's seventh full-length album saw them continue to embrace a more melodic approach to their song writing. 2016 marks the 10 year anniversary for the album and Peaceville plan to re-issue an anniversary edition of 'The Great Cold Distance' with details to follow in the near future.

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Founding Katatonia member Anders Nyström comments: "We once put up a poll, asking our fans, which Katatonia album was their all-time favorite... 'The Great Cold Distance' won that poll!

"Over the years, there is probably no other album from which we played more songs live and there's probably no other album with the same amount of songs that still remain in our setlist. So with mutual love for our decade old distance, we decided to celebrate its anniversary by playing the whole damn thing for you, on two different occasions.

"First in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (with an orchestra) on 22nd September and later in London, UK (without an orchestra) on 21st October. The other set, on both nights, will feature a wide selection of tracks panning our entire career, including our latest album 'The Fall Of Hearts', so join us and be part of crowning our 25th year anniversary in the fall, of hearts."


Tickets are on general sale from 15th April at 10am.

New album 'The Fall Of Hearts' due for release on 20th May through Peaceville will be released on the following formats - Deluxe 12" hardbook, 2 Disc CD & DVD Mediabook, CD, 2LP & Digital download.

Katatonia have also confirmed the following appearances for 2016:

29/04/16 - Norway, Kopervik - Karmoygeddon Festival
19/06/16 - France, Clisson - Hellfest
03/07/16 - Finland, Helsinki - Tuska Festival
9-10/07/16 - Belgium, Bouckenborgh - Anterwerp Metal Festival
29/07/16 - Romania, Sibiu, ARTmania Festival
05/08/16 - Portugal, Corroios - Vagos Open Air Festival
17-20/08/16 - Germany, Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Festival
28/08/16 – Mexico, Mexico City – Circo Volador
31/08/16 – Chile, Santiago – Teatro Cariola
02/09/16 – Argentina, Buenos Aires - Uniclub
04/09/16 - Brazil, São Paulo - Overload Music Fest
22/09/16 – Bulgaria, Polvdiv, Roman Theatre
01/10/16 - The Netherlands, Tilburg, Epic Metal Fest


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