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Swedish dark metallers KATATONIA have surprising news for the fans!

After the release of their ninth studio album Dead End Kings on August 2012, the band has also decided to take a step further and release the brand new record Dethroned & Uncrowned. Many of the ecstatic reviews the Dead End Kings received commented on the fact that the album marked another step in the band’s journey towards a more progressive sound. Dethroned and Uncrowned allows them to explore these elements of the record further as they have reworked the album, creating new moods and textures while still staying truthful to the core of the songs.

Guitarist and founding member Anders Nyström comments:

The synopsis is simple and album title won’t lie; the drums will be dethroned and the distorted rhythm guitars will be uncrowned! 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. Also by pledging you are helping the bands ability to be able to tour further afield. Although the songs are the same and the track listing doesn’t change, we hope the end result is something entirely different! 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’.

The band hit their 100% target within a matter of days but the album along with various other exclusive items can still be pledged for here, which will help the band out directly to achieve their goals

The album can also be pre-ordered through Kscope –