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Katatonia - Dethroned And Uncrowned (double vinyl)
Released on the Peaceville label in August 2012, Katatonia's home for the past 14 years, Dead End Kings was the band's most successful album to date and cemented Katatonia's position as masters of a unique kind of hard-edged atmospheric Rock.
In September 2013, the band unexpectedly return with Dethroned And Uncrowned, a radical reinterpretation of Dead End Kings and the band's first release on Kscope, Peaceville's sister label.
Dethroned And Uncrowned finds Katatonia exploring the more ambient and Progressive elements of Dead End Kings, while remaining truthful to the core of the album's songs.
"The synopsis is simple and album title wonít lie; the drums will be dethroned and the distorted rhythm guitars will be uncrowned! Instead, weíll place the emphasis on the many layers of ambience, with the melodies staying central and the vocal harmonies representing the heart of the album. Also by pledging you are helping the bands ability to be able to tour further afield. Although the songs are the same and the track listing doesnít change, we hope the end result is something entirely different! Think of the album like a personís face in the hands of a surgeon, whose appearance is gonna change, but itís still the same person behind that face and we guess an important factor, in this case, would be that the surgeon itself is obviously Katatonia, not a stranger! If thereís one album in our repertoire thatís suited for a thing like this, itís ĎDead End Kingsí". - Anders (Katatonia)
PRAISE FOR DEAD END KINGS
"Yet again another stunning body of work from the Swedish kings of pain and sorrow." 9/10 Metal Hammer (UK)
"This is intoxicating music from a unique band" Guitarist Magazine
"Of course it's excellent." Sputnik Music
"Patented sense of melodies which at its best outdo Simon & Garfunkel" 9/10 Close-Up Magazine (Sweden)
"Katatonia have mastered their craft, and never been ones to stick to conventions. A formidable album." 9/10 Sweden Rock Magazine (Sweden)
"The leading purveyors of pain and dysphoria" Prog
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