Things are getting heated up at Katatonia HQ!
The band has announced the new drummer today.. well kinda 😀 Daniel ‘Mojjo’ Moilanen has been touring with the band for a while and the band has announced via their official website that Mr. Moilanen has joined the band as the permanent drummer! 😀 *applause*
Jonas Renkse [vocals] recalls: ”We first met Mojjo back in 2009 where his band at the time, Engel, had joined us and Paradise Lost on a UK tour and we soon realized we shared the same musical background and ideals. We stayed in touch over the years and when Daniel Liljekvist quit Katatonia in 2014 we decided to give Mojjo a call. He has now been with us for well over a year, so far only as a session live member, but now is the time for him to join the Katatonia album cycle and most importantly – make his own impression on our new material. We can’t wait to see what this will lead to. Love him up!”
Mojjo adds: “From 1993 via 2009 to 2014, from today and onward into future battles. I am thankful, delighted and proud to take part in the next phase of Katatonia and I am looking forward to the journey being as giving as it has been for the last 22 years.”
To double the fun, the band has also stated some details about the progress on new album:
Today we also entered Studio Gröndahl with engineer Karl Daniel Lidén to commence the recording of our 10th album. Thanks to Tama drums, Meinl cymbals, Promark drumsticks and Evans drumheads. Mojjo has already started doing what he does best, hitting stuff with grace! Stay tuned and follow the progress on our Facebook.
I cannot wait for further details! I am sure the the kings of darkness have awesome material for us!