Katatonia Set to Master the Art of Melancholy on Sanctitude Concert Film


Katatonia - SanctitudeI’m totally digging on the press release copy that dubs Katatonia the “Swedish masters of melancholy,” because that’s exactly what they are. Attending a Katatonia concert is akin to going to confession, then balling your eyes out over a pint or five at the local bar as you contemplate why you’ve been such a shitty human. And I mean that in a good way.

Now you can get your melancholy metal on without even having to leave your couch: Katatonia will release the concert film Sanctitude on Blu-ray, CD+DVD, 2LP & digital download on March 31 via Kscope. This isn’t just any concert film, though; it’s an “Unplugged” of sorts, which should only serve to make it even MORE melancholy. Says the press release:

Sanctitude was filmed and recorded in the stunning, candle-lit setting of London’s Union Chapel during Katatonia’s May 2014 ‘Unplugged & Reworked’ tour – an intimate acoustic evening performing tracks from the Dethroned & Uncrowned album alongside atmospheric classics from the band’s entire career, stripped and reworked. The 80 minute set features 17 songs across the albums The Great Cold Distance, Viva Emptiness, Brave Murder Day, Last Fair Deal Gone Down, Dead End Kings and Dethroned & Uncrowned, including fan favorite, “Teargas.” The show closes with the sublime “The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here” and a special guest appearance by Norwegian vocalist Silje Wergeland of Dutch legend, The Gathering. The band was also joined on guitar and vocals by The Pineapple Thief frontman and songwriter, Bruce Soord

Check out Katatonia’s performance of “Day” from the set below. Pre-order Sanctitude here.

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