KATATONIA To Release Special US Tour Edition “Night is the Day”

~ Source: Fresno Media
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – On September 8th Sweden’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 edition Night Is The New Day will be available on August 24th.
Night is the New Day is 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 Day is 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.
Cover art once again comes courtesy of Travis Smith (Katatonia, Opeth, Novembre) who continues the stylistic identity established so effectively since The Great Cold Distance.
The track list for the Night Is The New Day special edition is…
1.) Forsaker
2.) The Longest Year
3.) Idle Blood
4.) Onward Into Battle
5.) Liberation
6.) The Promise Of Deceit
7.) Nephilim
8.) New Night
9.) 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: http://www.nightisthenewday.com/.
Now Katatonia is set to unleash 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 at: http://www.vimeo.com/12823455.
The confirmed dates are…
Sept. 8 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Sept. 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Sept. 10 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
Sept .11 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Sept. 12 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Petit Campus
Sept. 13 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Opera House
Sept. 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Sept. 15 – Detroit, MI @ Blondie´s
Sept. 16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
Sept. 17 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
Sept. 18 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Sept. 21 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sept. 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Sept. 23 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Sept. 24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Parkside
Sept. 25 – Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Sept. 26 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
Sept. 28 – Mesa, AZ @ U.B.´s Bar
Sept. 29 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Sept. 30 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Oct. 1 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Alternative Lounging
Oct. 2 – Houston, TX @ The Warsaw
Oct. 4 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Oct. 5 – Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
Oct. 6 – Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
Oct. 7 – West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Stay tuned for more information on Katatonia, Night Is The New Day, and the “Night Over North America” tour.
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