The Swedish profoundly saddened nostalgic contours of dark progressive metal with a melancholic rock vibe arouse yielding the mastery of Katatonia, who have lately unveiled furthermore details of their tenth studio album, entitled ‘The Fall Of Hearts’ which is due for release on May 20th, through British long-standing record company, Peaceville Records. Adjacent to the details of their upcoming release, the Swedish also published a new video, trailing the album as well as the official tracklisting.
‘The Fall Of Hearts’ is Katatonia’s successor to 2013’s ‘Dethroned & Uncrowned,’ which was a re-invented semi-acoustic rendition of their 2012’s ‘Dead End Kings,’ an album that was crowdfunded by a pledge campaign. On May 2014, Katatonia embarked on their The Dethroned & Uncrowned – Unplugged & Reworked tour which reached South America and Australia as well as the long awaited 20th anniversary ‘Last Fair Day Gone Night – An Evening With Katatonia’ DVD.
Following the predecessors line of dramatic and desolate artwork, ‘The Fall Of Hearts’ follows the penumbral dismay portrayed by the American graphic illustrator, Travis Smith, known for his well-established rock and metal artworks with Death, Katatonia, Nevermore, Opeth, Anathema, Soilwork, King Diamond, Novembre among others.
- Old Heart Falls
- Last Song Before The Fade
- The Night Subscriber
- Pale Flag
[blockquote cite=”Katatonia”]This album is probably everything we unknowingly ever dreamed of to release. It’s a bleak but adventurous journey through our elements, we haven’t held back, we have pushed to get forward and backward in the ever spiralling night of our musical legacy.[/blockquote]
Katatonia exhausted their energy for the past four years touring the world, as well as extending their music lovers through two unique albums on Kscope Records, the sister label of Peaceville. Both of their latest releases demonstrate the acts course toward a more progressive sound. What ‘The Fall Of Hearts’ may bring, is yet uncertain, however, one may assume that it will be following the natural progression of their sonority.