KATATONIA Releases Third Single “Birds” + Official Video!

[photo credit: Mathias Blom]

Swedish masters of melancholic metal KATATONIA have released the third and final single, “Birds”, off of their upcoming, highly anticipated 12th record, Sky Void of Stars! The quick and energetic sound of this brand new track once again shows off KATATONIA’s explosive potential and their genre-bending style, carried by Renkse’s longing vocals. Alongside the single, KATATONIA present an atmospheric performance music video that harnesses the song’s energy and desolate power.
Since their foundation in 1991, KATATONIA have experimented with several different genres, slowly progressing from their roots in doom and death metal, while adding post-rock and progressive elements to develop their very own impressively versatile, unique style. After their one-year hiatus in 2018, the band surprised fans with the outstanding 2020 album, City Burials, a powerful combination of progressive rock and metal which stormed the European charts (e.g. peaking at #6 on the official German charts). Three years after their critically acclaimed comeback record, KATATONIA will deliver another hauntingly beautiful album with the poetic masterpiece Sky Void of Stars.
Jonas Renkse on “Birds”:
”The pulse of dereliction. The insatiable need to expire. Here come the birds.”

“Melancholy at its best! Already one of the best Doom albums of 2023!“(EMP)

“Another heartfelt offensive by KATATONIA(Metal Hammer, DE)

“…KATATONIA hit with highly energetic atmosphere, holding a gloomy ambience with epic sounds and poetic lyrics to get lost in.” (Prog Report)

KATATONIA on the new album, Sky Void of Stars:
“Our 12th album, Sky Void of Stars, is a dynamic journey through vibrant darkness. Born out of yearning for what was lost and not found, the very peripheries of the unreachable, but composed and condensed into human form and presented as sounds and words true to the KATATONIA signum. No stars here, just violent rain.”

Pre-Order Sky Void of Stars HERE:


With their previously released first single, “Atrium”KATATONIA hit with a highly energetic atmosphere, holding a gloomy ambience with epic sounds and poetic lyrics to get lost in. The second single, album opener “Austerity”, provides a potent introduction to the album. Crashing through the dark, it convinces with memorable, mind-bending rhythms as it shifts from one elaborate guitar riff to another, perfectly showcasing the musical expertise and experience of the band. Topped off by the dark, conjuring voice of Renkse and mesmerizing lyricism, the gloomy mood for the album is set. Songs like the down-tempo “Opaline” and the moody “Drab Moon” fully embrace their melancholic sound, while the more fragile “Impermanence” is accented by the band’s original doom metal roots. Like a dark star, these pieces relume the dreariness, creating an ambient auditory experience with memorable hooks while still inducing the crashing sounds of hard guitar riffs and pounding drums. The experimental mastery of the quintet and their atmospheric approach is purely vivid, making this album a thrilling sensation.

Sky Void of Stars track listing:
1    Austerity
2    Colossal Shade
3    Opaline
4    Birds
5    Drab Moon
6    Author
7    Impermanence (feat. Joel Ekelöf)
8    Sclera
9    Atrium
10  No Beacon To Illuminate Our Fall
11  Absconder (Bonus Track)

Sky Void of Stars is now available for pre-order in the following configurations here:
Ltd. Deluxe Wooden Box (incl. Mediabook + Digipack Atmos Mix BluRay + Crow Pendant + Star Chart Artprint + Pin) – Napalm Records exclusive
Die Hard Edition 2LP Gatefold Ink Spot / FOREST GREEN (incl. Slipmat, Patch, 12 pages poster) – Napalm Records exclusive – SOLD OUT!
2LP Gatefold DARK GREEN – Napalm Records exclusive – SOLD OUT!
2LP Gatefold MARBLED CRYSTAL CLEAR/BLACK –  OMerch exclusive
2LP Gatefold BLACK
1CD Ltd Mediabook (incl. Bonus Track)
1CD Jewelcase
Digital Album

[Ltd. Deluxe Wooden Box (incl. Mediabook + Digipack Atmos Mix BluRay + Crow Pendant + Star Chart Artprint + Pin)]

Experience KATATONIA Live 2023

2023 UK & Europe Tour
w/ Sólstafir and SOM
20.01.23 FI – Tampere / Tampereen Tullikamari (Pakkahuone & Klubi)
21.01.23 FI – Helsinki / Kulttuuritalo
22.01.23 EE – Tallinn / Helitehas
24.01.23 PL – Warsaw / Klub Stodoła
25.01.23 DE – Berlin / Huxleys Neue Welt
26.01.23 DE – Cologne / Essigfabrik
27.01.23 DE – Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn
28.01.23 CZ – Prague / ROXY Prague
29.01.23 AT – Vienna / Arena Wien
31.01.23 HU – Budapest / Akvárium Klub
01.02.23 DE – Munich / Backstage Werk
02.02.23 CH – Zurich / Komplex 457
03.02.23 IT – Milan / Live Club
04.02.23 FR – Lyon / Ninkasi GERLAND
06.02.23 ES – Madrid / Kapital
07.02.23 ES – Barcelona / La Salamandra
08.02.23 FR – Toulouse / Le Metronum
10.02.23 GB – London / O2 Forum Kentish Town
11.02.23 GB – Manchester / O2 Ritz Manchester
12.02.23 GB – Bristol / Marble Factory
13.02.23 GB – Glasgow / The Garage
14.02.23 GB – Wolverhampton / KK’s Steel Mill
16.02.23 DE – Frankfurt Am Main / Batschkapp
17.02.23 NL – Haarlem / Patronaat
19.02.23 FR – Paris / Le Trianon
20.02.23 LU – Luxemburg / Rockhal
21.02.23 BE – Antwerp / Muziekcentrum Trix
22.02.23 DE – Hamburg / Gruenspan
23.02.23 DK – Copenhagen / Amager Bio
24.02.23 NO – Oslo / Rockefeller Music Hall
25.02.23 SE – Stockholm / Fryshuset Arenan

KATATONIA – 2023 Latin American Tour
17.03.23 MX – Guadalajara / C3 Stage
18.03.23 MX – Monterrey / Cafe Iguana
19.03.23 MX –  Mexico City / Cafe Auditorio
22.03.23 CH – Santiago / Club Chocolate
24.03.23 AR – Buenos Aires / El Teatrito
25.03.23 BR – Sao Paulo / Carioca Club

Jonas Renkse – Vocals
Anders Nyström – Guitars
Roger Öjersson – Guitars
Niklas Sandin – Bass
Daniel Moilanen – Drums


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