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Katatonia Drop the Second Single from Sky Void of Stars and Video for “Austerity”


Gloomy gothic metal band Katatonia are back again to end your week with their latest single and accompanying music video, “Austerity.” As the second single off their forth coming studio effort Sky Void of Stars, it’s apparent that the band has nothing they really need to prove to anyone at this point.

Heartfelt yet dark, the song definitely feels like a Katatonia track, thanks to the excellent work by Jonas Renkse and the rest of the band. Featuring a stark, rain-soaked cityscape and a whole mess of fucked up looking birds, the video below is definitely visually effective.

With this track now out in the wild, it’s apparent that Sky Void of Stars looks to continue Katatonia’s long reign of gloomy metal music. Sky Void of Stars will be available on January 20, 2023, though you can preorder a copy today via Nuclear Blast.

Katatonia have been touring the U.S. for the first time in five years with The Ocean Collective and Cellar Darling providing support. Following their time in North America, Katatonia will return to Europe and the U.K. to kick off 2023 with a tour alongside Sólstafir and SOM.

If you want to check Katatonia out live, check the dates below the video to see if they’re coming to a venue near you.

North American Tour w/The Ocean Collective and Cellar Darling

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

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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