Katatonia Successfully Crowdfund “Dead End Kings” Reworking “Dethroned & Uncrowned”


This past Friday, June 14th, saw Katatonia launch this crowdfunding campaign which will find them reworking their latest release, “Dead End Kings“, in a “stripped down, semi-acoustic way”. The funding for that project has now exceeded its goal with the group eyeing a September 09th release of the revised outing.

The reworking will be titled “Dethroned & Uncrowned” and according to the band:

“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’.”

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