Katatonia fans received a pleasant surprise today! They announced that their next album, The Fall Of Hearts, will be released on May 20th.
They stated on their Facebook page, “Our 10th studio album, entitled ’The Fall Of Hearts’, is set for release on the 20th of May 2016 on Peaceville Records. This album is probably everything we unknowlingly 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.
’The Fall Of Hearts’ was recorded in Stockholm’s Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb Studio, and was self-produced by Anders Nyström & Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Ihsahn, Devin Townsend) at Fascination Street Studios, with Karl Daniel Lidén (Switchblade, The Ocean, Greenleaf) brought in as engineer. This is the first record to feature new drummer Daniel ’Mojjo’ Moilanen and recently recruited guitarist Roger Öjersson (Tiamat), who came in just in time to sprinkle some blistering solos on the album.
The dramatic yet desolate artwork was created by long time Katatonia designer and illustrator Travis Smith.
More details on ’The Fall Of Hearts’ will follow shortly.”
If those words aren’t exciting enough, Katatonia also released a video with a very quick guitar sample to accompany the announcement as well.
Katatonia rarely disappoint. This album is something fans have been waiting for since 2012. Dead End Kings was the last time we received new material from the band. They went the live route on their last effort, Sanctitude, and chose to perform an acoustic version of some of their hits. They even included a concert DVD.
I’m already looking forward to the tour announcement! What do you expect The Fall Of Hearts to sound like?