Unfortunate news from Katatonia: Longtime drummer Daniel Liljekvist has left the band. In a statement posted on Katatonia's official website earlier today, Liljekvist notes that he's no longer able to "combine job, family and commit 100% to Katatonia."
As Boston was able to finally catch its breath, metalheads continued to make their way to the Palladium for Day 2 of this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Saturday (April 20).
Praise the metal gods! Swedish progressive metal masters Opeth will grace North America once again in the spring with a solid amount of tour dates. Beginning on April 18, Opeth will begin their string of dates, bringing fellow Swedish prog veterans Katatonia along for the entire trek.
When it comes to veteran metal bands, Katatonia are undoubtedly one of the most successful in terms of continuously giving their fans quality music. Katatonia have remained undiminished by a lack of inspiration, continuing a two-decade string of familiar, yet sophisticated albums, consisting of enough style and unique little moments to establish their sound as notably Katatonia.
We're teaming up with Swedish metal outfit Katatonia to bring you an awesome contest. To celebrate the upcoming release of Katatonia's ninth full-length album, 'Dead End Kings' (due Aug. 28), and the band's upcoming 'Epic Kings & Idols' tour, we're giving away a special prize-pack to one lucky fan, consisting of prizes from the bands Katatonia, the Devin Townsend Project and Paradise Lost.