Rock Radio conducted an interview with Swedish masters of melancholy KATATONIA at the Hammerfest II festival, which was held March 11-13, 2010 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.
KATATONIA released a new EP, "The Longest Year", on March 15 via Peaceville Records.
In addition to the album cut "The Longest Year", the EP features the previously unreleased song "Sold Heart", "Day And Then The Shade" (remix), and an alternative version of "Idle Blood". The enhanced EP also features the videos for both "The Longest Year" and "Day And Then The Shade", directed by Lasse Hoile (PORCUPINE TREE, OPETH).
"The Longest Year" track listing:
01. The Longest Year
02. Sold Heart
03. Day & Then The Shade (Frank Default remix)
04. Idle Blood (Linje 14)
05. The Longest Year (video)
06. Day And Then The Shade (video)
Fredrik "North" Norrman (guitar) and Mattias "Kryptan" Norrman (bass) left KATATONIA in December and were temporarily replaced by Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson (BLOODBATHNiklas 'Nille' Sandin, respectively.
KATATONIA's eighth studio album, "Night Is The New Day", sold more than 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
"The Longest Year", the new video from KATATONIA, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Charlie Granberg, who has previously worked with BLOODBATH and MY DYING BRIDE, among others.
KATATONIA interviewed by Rock Radio (click on player below to launch audio):