On September 8thSweden's ultimate progressive metal band, Katatonia, will kick off their North American tour the "Night Over North America" tour - in Baltimore. To coincide with the 26-date US and Canadian tour, Peaceville Records will release a special edition of the acclaimed 2009 studio album,Night Is The New Day, in a hardback mediabook, with 20 page booklet, and bonus track, "Ashen". The special editionNight Is The New Daywill be available on August 24th.
Night is the New Dayis Katatonia's eighth studio album. It was recorded throughout July 2009 and was co-produced, engineered and mixed by David Castillo. A continuation of the heaviness, depth and atmosphere of their previous album,Night Is the New Dayis also a more multi-dimensional effort - waltzing between prog moments, doom, folk and the classic melodic anthems that are the staple of Katatonia's uncompromising sound.
The track list for theNight Is The New Dayspecial edition is:
01. Forsaker 02. The Longest Year 03. Idle Blood 04. Onward Into Battle 05. Liberation 06. The Promise Of Deceit 07. Nephilim 08. New Night 09. Inheritance 10. Day and Then The Shade 11. Ashen* (Exclusive Bonus Track) 12. Departer
Katatonia has been relentlessly touring across Europe in support of their 2009 full-length release,Night is the New Day, which sold over 2,000 copies in the US in its first week. The band also released an EP, "The Longest Year", earlier this spring. The latest music video for the EP's title track can be viewed at this location.
Now Katatonia is set tounleash their brand of melancholy metal on North America, headlining the MetalSucks.net sponsored, "Night Over North America" tour, alongside Swallow The Sun and Orphaned Land. A teaser trailer for the forthcoming headlining US tour can be seen here.
The confirmed dates are as follows:
09/08 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar 09/09 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero 09/10 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre 09/11 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium 09/12 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Petit Campus 09/13 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Opera House 09/14 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's 09/15 - Detroit, MI - Blondie?s 09/16 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave 09/17 - Chicago, IL - Reggies Rock Club 09/18 St. Paul, MN - Station 4 09/21 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon 09/22 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater 09/23 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre 09/24 - San Francisco, CA - The Parkside 09/25 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre 09/26 - West Hollywood, CA - The Whisky 09/28 - Mesa, AZ - U.B.?s Bar 09/29 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock 09/30 - Dallas, TX - Trees 10/01 - Austin, TX - Emo's Alternative Lounging 10/02 - Houston, TX - The Warsaw 10/04 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade 10/05 - Louisville, KY - Uncle Pleasants 10/06 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11 10/07 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx