Swedish purveyors of dark prog-rock-metal, Katatonia, have revealed details of their highly anticipated 10th studio album. The new album, titled, The Fall of Hearts, is set for release on 20 May 2016 via Peaceville Records/Rocket Distribution in Australia.
Katatonia have said of the new album: “This album is probably everything we unknowlingly ever dreamed of to release. It’s a bleak but adventurous journey through our elements, we haven’t held back, we have pushed to get forward and backward in the ever spiralling night of our musical legacy.”
The Fall of Hearts, will be the follow up to 2012’s Dead End Kings. The dramatic yet desolate artwork was created by long time Katatonia designer and illustrator Travis Smith.
The Fall of Hearts is the first record to feature new drummer Daniel ’Mojjo’ Moilanen and with the addition of their recently recruited guitarist Roger Öjersson (Tiamat), who came in just in time to sprinkle some blistering solos on the album. Katatonia will continue to push their musical boundaries beyond their roots in the metal scene while drawing in new fans from across the musical spectrum like peers such as Opeth and Anathema have also done, cementing Katatonia’s place as one of the most revered and cherished of all bands in the world of modern heavy music.
More details of, The Fall of Hearts, will be released soon. Until then, you can check out the album teaser below.