Due to “recent issues and injury,” KATATONIA, the Swedish purveyors of dark progressive rock/metal, go on a “short-term hiatus” following their upcoming rescheduled shows in the Baltics and Russia in February/March. Those dates will now mark the end of the touring cycle for the band’s latest album, “The Fall Of Hearts”, which came out in 2016.
Says KATATONIA in a statement: “We need to take some time out to re-evaluate what the future holds for the band. Unfortunately, this will affect the live dates in Norway, Germany, Spain and Poland, and we are deeply sorry for any inconvenience caused.”
“The Fall Of Hearts” was released in May 2016 via Peaceville. The follow-up to 2012’s “Dead End Kings” was recorded at Stockholm’s Studio Gröndahl & Tri-lamb studio, and was produced by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out by Jens Bogren (OPETH, IHSAHN, DEVIN TOWNSEND) at Fascination Street Studios, with Karl Daniel Lidén (SWITCHBLADE, THE OCEAN, GREENLEAF) brought in as engineer. The dramatic-yet-desolate artwork was created by longtime KATATONIA designer and illustrator Travis Smith.
“The Fall Of Hearts” was the first KATATONIA record to feature new drummer Daniel “Mojjo” Moilanen and guitarist Roger Öjersson (TIAMAT), who came in just in time to sprinkle some blistering solos on the album.