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Katatonia Drops Their Third Single “Birds” From Sky Void of Stars


With just a couple weeks left before their 12th album Sky Void of Stars drops, Katatonia released the third single and accompanying music video for “Birds.”

Compared to the other two previous singles, “Birds” has a more driving and energetic feel to it. Rather than a moody, atmospheric sound, Katatonia definitely leans more into the hard rock space on this one.

Commenting on the single, vocalist Jonas Renkse said the track was “the pulse of dereliction. The insatiable need to expire. Here come the birds.”


Speaking more generally about the album, the band described Sky Void of Stars as the following:

“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.”

Sky Void of Stars will be available on January 20, 2023, though you can preorder a copy today via Nuclear Blast. Definitely keep an eye out for our review, which will be live in the coming days.

If you’re gonna be in Europe and want to check Katatonia out live, check the dates below the video.

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

KATATONIA – 2023 Latin American Tour

17.03.23 MX – Guadalajara / C3 Stage
18.03.23 MX – Monterrey / Cafe Iguana
19.03.23 MX – Mexico City / Cafe Auditorio
22.03.23 CH – Santiago / Club Chocolate
24.03.23 AR – Buenos Aires / El Teatrito
25.03.23 BR – São Paulo / Carioca Club

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