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Katatonia Releasing Dethroned & Uncrowned This September

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That’s right, you awesome individuals.

Katatonia’s crowd-funded new LP Dethroned & Uncrowned will see a September 10 release in North America on Kscope.

Pre-order the fucker here.

Why the need for crowd-funding if they’re doing pre-orders anyway…with a label?

The album’s basically the band’s reimagining of its Dead End Kings release.

“The synopsis is simple and album title won’t lie; the drums will be dethroned and the distorted rhythm guitars will be uncrowned,” says guitarist Anders Nyström.

“Instead, we’ll place the emphasis on the many layers of ambience, with the melodies staying central and the vocal harmonies representing the heart of the album.

“Think of the album like a person’s face in the hands of a surgeon, whose appearance is gonna change, but it’s still the same person behind that face and we guess an important factor, in this case, would be that the surgeon itself is obviously Katatonia, not a stranger! If there’s one album in our repertoire that’s suited for a thing like this, it’s Dead End Kings.”

Catch the band on tour this fall with Cult Of Luna, Intronaut and TesseracT.