katatonia guitar contest

Katatonia’s MetalSucks-sponsored “New Night Over North America 2010” tour kicks off today! Featuring support from the always-excellent Swallow the Sun and Orphaned Land, the Swedish metal legends’ latest trek is guaranteed to be a killer time. And to celebrate, MetalSucks is teaming up with Peaceville Records and Omerch to give away a Mayones guitar played and signed by played and autographed by Katatonia during the tour! How awesome is that?

Here’s how it’s gonna work:

  • In the comments section below, answer the following question: “If you had one day with Katatonia vocalist Jonas Renkse, how would you spend it?”
  • One grand-prize winner will receive the autographed guitar (pictured above… it obviously hasn’t been autographed yet), the tour edition of Katatonia’s Night is the New Day (out now on Peaceville), a Mayones Guitar t-shirt, plus his or her choice of a t-shirt from Katatonia’s merch store, powered by Omerch.
  • One runner-up will receive the tour edition of Night is the New Day and a Kataonia t-shirt of his or her choice.
  • Make sure you register for the comments with an actual e-mail address, as all winners will be contacted by e-mail. If you’re connecting through Facebook, you need to leave your e-mail address as part of your comment — we can’t contact you via a social network, sorry.
  • This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Shipping a guitar ain’t cheap, y’know.

And that’s it! Best of luck to all our entrants.

Now, for your listening pleasure, here’s “Idle Blood,” from Night is the New Day…



…and here are tour dates for the “New Night Over North America 2010” tour with Katatonia, Swallow the Sun and Orphaned Land:

Sept. 8 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Sept. 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Sept. 10 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
Sept .11 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Sept. 12 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada @ Petit Campus
Sept. 13 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Opera House
Sept. 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Sept. 15 – Detroit, MI @ Blondie´s
Sept. 16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
Sept. 17 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
Sept. 18 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Sept. 21 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sept. 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Sept. 23 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Sept. 24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Parkside
Sept. 25 – Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Sept. 26 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
Sept. 28 – Mesa, AZ @ U.B.´s Bar
Sept. 29 – Tucson, AZ @ Club DV8
Sept. 30 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Oct. 1 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Alternative Lounging
Oct. 2 – Houston, TX @ Meridian
Oct. 4 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Oct. 5 – Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
Oct. 6 – Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
Oct. 7 – West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

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