Katatonia Returns With ‘Atrium’, Announces 2023 Studio Album

Katatonia continues to find that sweet corner of soulful metal as they head into their twelfth studio album, and today (October 26) they’re giving us a taste of new music from their upcoming set with the new song “Atrium”.

The Swedish metalheads paint a beautifully melodic and melancholy backdrop with the atmospheric new track that will have you singing after repeated listens. Paired with a black and white video that perfectly captures the mood of the song, “Atrium” serves as an intriguing introduction to their upcoming studio album.

The song will appear on the band’s next album, sky empty of stars, which is on track for a January 20 release via Napalm Records. Speaking about the new album, the band says: “Our 12th album, sky empty of stars is a dynamic journey through vibrant darkness. Born from the desire for what was lost and not found, the very peripheries of the inaccessible, but composed and condensed into human form and presented as sounds and words true to the Katatonia sign. No stars here, just heavy rain.

The album also features future standouts such as album opener “Austerity”, up-tempo gems “Opaline” and “Drab Moon”, and the vulnerable but doom “Impermanance”. The full track listing and artwork can be found below, while pre-orders for the disc are now being taken here.

Katatonia also has plenty of touring ahead of it, with shows in the US ending in 2022 before heading to Europe and Latin America in early 2023. All dates can be found below and information on ticketing can be found here.

Katatonia, “Atrium”

Katatonia, sky empty of stars Artwork + track list

katatonia, star empty sky album

Napalm discs

1 “Austerity”
2 “Colossal Shadow”
3 “Opaline”
4 “Birds”
5 “Dull Moon”
6 “Author”
7 “Impermanence” (feat. Joel Ekelöf)
8 “Sclera”
9 “Atrium”
10 “No Beacons To Light Our Fall”
11 “Absconder” (bonus track)

Katatonia 2022 North American Tour (with The Ocean Collective and Cellar Darling)

November 09 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
November 10 – Worcester, Mass. @Palladium
November 11 – New York, NY @ Sony Hall
November 12 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Underground Arts
November 13 – Harrisburg, PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
November 15 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Imperial Bell
Nov. 16 – Montreal, Quebec @ Le Studio TD
November 18 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
November 19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall
November 20 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
November 22 – Denver, Colorado @ Oriental Theater
November 23 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Soundwell
November 25 – Portland, Oregon @ Hawthorne Theater
November 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
November 27 – Seattle, Washington @ The Crocodile
November 29 – Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
November 30 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
December 02 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
December 03 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
December 04 – Mesa, Arizona @ Nile Theater
December 06 – Austin, Texas @ Come and Take It Live (+ Soen as live support)
December 07 – Dallas, Texas @ Amplified Live (+Soen as live support)
December 09 – Atlanta, Georgia @ Hell at The Masquerade
December 10 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

Katatonia 2023 UK and Europe Tour (with Sólstafir and SOM)

January 20 – Tampere, FI @ Tampereen Tullikamari (Pakkahuone & Klubi)
January 21 – Helsinki, FI @ Kulttuurital
January 22 – Tallinn, EE @ Helitehas
January 24 – Warsaw, PL @ Klub Stodoła
January 25 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys Neue Welt
January 26 – Cologne, DE @ Essigfabrik
January 27 – Stuttgart, DE @ LKA Longhorn
January 28 – Prague, CZ @ ROXY Prague
January 29 – Vienna, AT @ Arena Wien
January 31 – Budapest, HU @ Akvárium Klub
February 01 – Munich, DE @ Backstage Werk
February 02 – Zurich, CH @ Komplex 457
February 03 – Milan, IT @ Live Club
February 04 – Lyon, FR @ Ninkasi GERLAND
February 06 – Madria, ES @ Kapital
February 07 – Barcelona, ​​ES @ La Salamandra
February 08 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Metronum
February 10 – London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
February 11 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz Manchester
February 12 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory
February 13 – Glasgow, UK @ The Garage
February 14 – Wolverhampton, UK @ KK’s Steel Mill
February 16 – Frankfurt, DE @ Am Main / Batschkapp
February 17 – Haarlem, Netherlands @ Patronaat
February 19 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon
February 20 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rockhal
February 21 – Antwerp, BE @ Muziekcentrum Trix
February 22 – Hamburg, DE @ Gruenspan
February 23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio
February 24 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller Music Hall
February 25 – Stockholm, SE @ Fryshuset Arenan

Katatonia 2023 Latin America Tour

March 17 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ Stage C3
March 18 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Cafe Iguana
March 19 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Cafe Auditorio
March 22 – Santiago, Chile @ Club Chocolate
March 24 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ El Teatrito
March 25 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club

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