January 27, 2017


Sweden’s much loved architects of dark progressive rock/metal, Katatonia celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band in 2016, a year that also saw them release their 10th studio album – the critically acclaimed The Fall of Hearts

 A special one off anniversary show took place at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire towards the end of the year but now the band has revealed that they will tour the UK & Ireland in May. Guitarist Anders Nyström comments;

‘We’re really excited to be returning to the UK and Ireland for a proper full headline tour in support of our latest album ’The Fall Of Hearts’. Last year, we only got as far as playing London where we focused on the 10th anniversary of ’The Great Cold Distance’ by playing the album in full, so this time we’ll be coming back for more! Join us in May and see us deliver the rest of the darkness!’ 

UK & Ireland Tour dates:

7th May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

8th May – Marble Factory, Bristol

9th May – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

10th May – Engine Rooms, Southampton

11th May – Sound Control, Manchester

12th May – Garage, Glasgow

13th May – Limelight 2, Belfast

14th May – Academy, Dublin

Tickets are on sale from 27th January at 10am – and 


 A new 2 disc tour edition of The Fall Of Hearts is due for release on 17th March 2017 through Peaceville, the new version will feature live tracks taken from the band’s show in the Ancient Theater in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in September 2016. 

February 3rd also sees the release of a limited edition 10th anniversary version of their class album The Great Cold Distance. This new 4 disc deluxe hardback 40 page, book edition of the album will include 3 bonus discs featuring b-sides and bonus songs, a new 5.1 remix of the album by Bruce Soord (Wisdom Of Crowds) and a live album of Katatonia playing The Great Cold Distance in its entirety with the renowned Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria, performed September 2016. The design of this essential 10th anniversary edition has once again been taken care of by long time collaborator Travis Smith. (Available to pre-order via & ) 

Press comments on Katatonia: 

London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire live show

‘establishes Katatonia as authentic purveyors of Scandic gloom’ – Metal Hammer

Katatonia have given their fans all they may have realistically expected, and more besides’ – Prog Magazine

Honestly, words cannot do this show justice. It was absolutely magical and a treat to bear witness to. What a night!’  – Soundscape Magazine 

‘The Fall of Hearts’   

‘The more Katatonia explore these progressive elements the more the Fall of Hearts takes rejuvenated breaths, maturing in much the same way peers anathema and Opeth did’ – Metal Hammer 

‘The Fall of Hearts is simply Katatonia’s crowning achievement to date’ – Prog Magazine

 ‘‘For bleak Scandinavian beauty, Katatonia are still hard to beat’ – Classic Rock Magazine 

‘‘Katatonia are the Leaders of pessimistic prog and when the English summer shits the bed this album will lend all the comfort we need.’ – The Quietus 

‘This just might be Katatonia’s most consistent and most affecting recording to date’  Terrorizer

 The Fall Of Hearts videos

All directed by Lasse Hoile (

 ‘Shifts’ official promotional video –

‘Old Heart Falls’ lyric video –

‘Serein’ lyric video –

Katatonia online:

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