Katatonia - Dead End Kings 2xLP Gatefold Vinyl

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Double Vinyl in Gatefold Sleeve

The new (LOL, New...this is what happens when you reuse descriptions) studio album from the Swedish masters of dark & progressive rock/metal ? double heavyweight vinyl edition. Katatonia was formed in Sweden in 1991 by Anders Nystr?m and Jonas Renkse. Their debut album, 'Dance of December Souls', was released in 1993, gaining the band recognition for their eclectic brand of gothic doom/death metal, joining acts such as Paradise Lot and My Dying Bride as one of the genres defining bands. On future albums, a newer, sleeker Katatonia sound came to the fore, starting with a streamlined and structured collection of melodic dark rock songs that became third album 'Discouraged Ones'. This was to be the main evolution point for modern day Katatonia, where the band stand at the pinnacle of the dark and progressive rock genre. A continuation of 2009's inspired and acclaimed 'Night is the New Day', as well as a leap forward into the unknown, 'Dead End Kings' sees the quintet conjure yet another milestone in audial melancholy and angst. Amongst their most poignant and ambitious material to date, 'Dead End Kings' was recorded at Ghost Ward Studios and The City Of Glass. Anders Nystr?m and Jonas Renkse took care of the album production themselves, while David Castillo, well known for his previous alliances with Katatonia, as well as Opeth and Bloodbath, was the man behind the album mix. 'Dead End Kings' sees the recording debut of guitarist Per Eriksson for the band, together with recently recruited bassist Niklas Sandin. Additionally, Frank Default joins once more on sampling and atmospherics duties, while there is a very special guest appearance by Norwegian vocalist Silje Wergeland of Dutch legends The Gathering/ex-Octavia Sperati. The stunning artwork is supplied, once again, by long-time visual collaborator Travis Smith. The limited double heavyweight (180gm) vinyl edition is packaged in a gatefold sleeve and with printed inner sleeves.