Katatonia will release their tenth studio album, entitled The Fall Of Hearts, on the 20th of May 2016 via Peaceville Records.
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.
New guitarist Öjersson replaces Per “Sodo” Eriksson who left the band in 2014. Since that time a couple of temporary guitarists have stepped into the fold such as Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief) and Tomas Åkvik (Nale, Lik), but Roger is effectively a full-time member of Katatonia with his first show taking place at Karmøygeddon Metal Festival in Norway next month.
Anders Nyström states:
“We’re delighted to welcome our neighbour Roger, a true multi-musician extraordinaire, into our spiralling ways of darkness. Currently with this 5-piece, there’s nothing hold back or limiting Katatonia’s potential neither in the studio nor on stage. Our ever-growing ambition may now begin to manifest our vision.”
Here is the track-listing for the new album:
- Takeover [07:09]
- Serein [04:46]
- Old Heart Falls [04:22]
- Decima [04:46]
- Sanction [05:07]
- Residual [06:54]
- Serac [07:25]
- Last Song Before The Fade [05:01]
- Shifts [04:54]
- The Night Subscriber [06:10]
- Pale Flag [04:23]
- Passer [06:25]
- Vakaren [04:54] (CD/DVD & Deluxe Edition)
- Sistere [04:11] (LP & Deluxe Edition)
- Wide Awake In Quietus [04:59] (Digital & Deluxe Edition)
The Fall Of Hearts will be released on the following formats:
CD DIGIPAK featuring:
- The Fall Of Hearts 12 original album tracks with a total playing time of 67:32 minutes.
DOUBLE GATEFOLD 180g HEAVY WEIGHT LP featuring:
- – The Fall Of Hearts 12 original album tracks plus bonus track ‘Sistere’ (with MP3 download code).
2 DISC CD & DVD MEDIABOOK featuring:
- CD The Fall Of Hearts 12 original album tracks plus bonus track ‘Vakaren’.
- DVD-V The Fall Of Hearts 12 original tracks and includes hi resolution stereo & 5.1 audio (DTS 96/24 5.1 & 96/24 Stereo LPCM) mixed by The Pineapple Thief & Katatonia collaborator Bruce Soord offering audiophiles an outstanding listening experience.
DELUXE 12” HARDBOOK featuring:
- 30+ page artwork book, with alternative album artwork from Travis Smith.
- CD The Fall Of Hearts 12 original album tracks plus 2 bonus tracks ‘Sistere’ & ‘Vakaren’.
- DVD-V The Fall Of Hearts 12 original tracks hi resolution stereo & 5.1 audio (DTS 96/24 5.1 & 96/24 Stereo LPCM) mixed by Bruce Soord.
- Special Double 10″ vinyl edition of The Fall Of Hearts 12 original tracks plus bonus track ‘Wide Awake In Quietus’ (with MP3 download code) featuring guest guitarist Paradise Lost’s Gregor Mackintosh.
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD featuring:
- The Fall Of Hearts 12 original album tracks plus bonus track ‘Wide Awake In Quietus’ featuring guest guitarist Paradise Lost’s Gregor Mackintosh.
All formats, except digital download, are now available to pre-order separately or in bundles from the official Katatonia webstore: