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Katatonia Announce New Album Sky Void of Stars, Premiere First Single “Atrium”


Next year already looks like it’s starting off pretty strong, but add a new Katatonia album in the mix and you have a 2023 that’s going to start off on one hell of a footing.

That’s right, just moments ago the Swedish gothic prog metal band simultaneously unveiled their 12th studio effort titled Sky Void of Stars and released its first single and accompanying music video “Atrium” to various streaming services. Slated for a January 20, 2023 release via Napalm Records, the album is the follow up to 2020’s City Burials.

“Our 12th album, Sky Void of Stars is a dynamic journey through vibrant darkness. Born out of yearning for what was lost and not found, the very peripheries of the unreachable, but composed and condensed into human form and presented as sounds and words true to the Katatonia signum. No stars here, just violent rain.”

The new track definitely matches its accompanying video very well. I’m definitely getting some “rainy day listening” vibes from this one, as it leans more towards the band’s more goth sounding side of things, likely leaving the heavier aspects of Katatonia for other tracks on the forthcoming record. Only time will tell if that’s the case though.

So yeah, we’re pretty stoked. You can check out the new track and music video below. Sky Void of Stars will be available on January 20, 2023, though you can preorder a copy today via Nuclear Blast.

Oh and let’s not forget that Katatonia will be touring the U.S. for the first time in five years for a 24-date run starting next month. And for our readers in Europe, the band will start 2023 by taking their show all over the continent for a little over a month. You can peep all those dates under the video.

Nightwish, Sky Void of Stars

  1. Austerity
  2. Colossal Shade
  3. Opaline
  4. Birds
  5. Drab Moon
  6. Author
  7. Impermanence (feat. Joel Ekelöf)
  8. Sclera
  9. Atrium
  10. No Beacon To Illuminate Our Fall
  11. Absconder (Bonus Track)
Katatonia Announce New Album Sky Void of Stars, Premiere First Single “Atrium”

North American Tour w/The Ocean Collective and Cellar Darling

November 9th – Washington, DC / Black Cat
November 10th – Worcester, MA / Palladium
November 11th – New York, NY / Sony Hall
November 12th – Philadelphia, PA / Underground Arts
November 13th – Harrisburg, PA / Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
November 15th – Quebec City, QC / Impérial Bell
November 16th – Montreal, QC / Le Studio TD
November 18th – Toronto, ON / Opera House
November 19th – Pittsburgh, PA / Thunderbird Music Hall
November 20th- Chicago, IL / Metro
November 22nd- Denver, CO / Oriental Theater
November 23rd – Salt Lake City, UT / Soundwell
November 25th – Portland, OR / Hawthorne Theatre
November 26th – Vancouver, BC / Rickshaw Theatre
November 27th – Seattle, WA / The Crocodile
November 29th – Roseville, CA / Goldfield Trading Post
November 30th – San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall
December 2nd – Los Angeles, CA / 1720
December 3rd – San Diego, CA / Brick by Brick
December 4th – Mesa, AZ / Nile Theater
December 6th – Austin, TX / Come and Take It Live (+Soen as direct support)
December 7th – Dallas, TX / Amplified Live (+Soen as direct support)
December 9th – Atlanta, GA / Hell at The Masquerade
December 10th – Tampa, FL / The Orpheum

Katatonia Announce New Album Sky Void of Stars, Premiere First Single “Atrium”

2023 UK & Europe Tour w/ Sólstafir and SOM
January 20th FI – Tampere / Tampereen Tullikamari (Pakkahuone & Klubi)
January 21st FI – Helsinki / Kulttuuritalo
January 22nd EE – Tallinn / Helitehas
January 24th PL – Warsaw / Klub Stodoła
January 25th DE – Berlin / Huxleys Neue Welt
January 26th DE – Köln / Essigfabrik
January 27th DE – Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn
January 28th CZ – Prague / ROXY Prague
January 29th AT – Wien / Arena Wien
January 31st HU – Budapest / Akvárium Klub
February 1st DE – München / Backstage Werk
February 2nd CH – Zurich / Komplex 457
February 3rd IT – Trezzo Sull’adda Mi / Live Club
February 4th FR – Lyon / Ninkasi GERLAND
February 6th ES – Madrid / Kapital
February 7th ES – Barcelona / La Salamandra
February 8th FR – Toulouse / Le Metronum
February 10th GB – London / O2 Forum Kentish Town
February 11th GB – Manchester / O2 Ritz Manchester
February 12th GB – Bristol / Marble Factory
February 13th GB – Glasgow / The Garage
February 14th GB – Wolverhampton / KK’s Steel Mill
February 16th DE – Frankfurt Am Main / Batschkapp
February 17th NL – Haarlem / Patronaat
February 19th FR – Paris / Le Trianon
February 20th LU – Esch-sur-alzette / Rockhal
February 21st BE – Antwerpen / Muziekcentrum Trix
February 22nd DE – Hamburg / Gruenspan
February 23rd DK – Copenhagen / Amager Bio
February 24th NO – Oslo / Rockefeller Music Hall
February 25th SE – Stockholm / Fryshuset Arenan

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