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Releasing The Pressure Valve With DANIEL MOILANEN From KATATONIA

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Swedish metal heavyweights Katatonia are on the cusp of their first headlining tour of Australia in nearly a decade, which kicks off in Sydney on February 9.

Over the course of thirty years and eleven studio albums, Katatonia have proved groundbreaking in their approach, constantly restructuring their sound to match their own personal music growth.

“We’re at a stage where we’re still growing as a band.”

Daniel Moilanen

Drummer Daniel Moilanen recently joined HEAVY to discuss the tour in greater detail.

“Pretty much,” he replied when asked if the band were packed and ready to go. “We just came back from the first show of this year. We did Turkey, so I’m taking a day off or two and then getting back into it.”

We ask how he prepares mentally and physically for a run of dates like this so far from home.

The first thing is loading up on sleep,” he offered. “I know it doesn’t really work like that, but getting sleep and rest and getting your vitamins in and your supplements. Even leaving home for a run of dates for a couple of weeks, even if you’re not able to do your workouts or do your stretches on the road, you’re going to have pretty crappy sleep all throughout. If you can prepare with all that at home, you’ll be fine. I think that’s what we all try to do, just unwind, prepare physically and mentally, and while we’re out there the lack of sleep; the lack of healthy food doesn’t really affect us as much. If we would live at home like we did on tour, I don’t think we would survive because we are getting too old (laughs).”

In the full interview, Daniel talks more about the tour and what to expect, what has changed with the band since their last Australian tour in 2016, his memories of that tour being the ‘new guy’, growing into his role, if he was a fan of the band before joining, last year’s album Void Of Stars and how it has been received, how much of that they will be playing live, what’s next for Katatonia and more.

Get tickets here: https://metropolistouring.com/katatonia-2024/ 

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