Katatonia

At the Soundawn, ‘Shifting’ — New Album
Italian melodic metal band At the Soundawn will release 'Shifting' via Lifeforce on April 27. While this is the band's second album, there is no fear of the dreaded sophomore slump, which affects bands of all size and scope. "Our debut EP was just a trial," guitarist Andrea Violante told Noisecreep...
Barren Earth – Live Videos For ‘Flicker’ and ‘Jewel’
Never seen Finnish prog metal upstarts Barren Earth live and in the flesh? Well, neither have we -- and that's not quite a shock, since they're so new and on the eve of releasing their first full-length album. We can remedy your desire for a live taste of the band by having you watch these videos of the songs 'Flicker' and 'Jewel' right here...
Katatonia Open Up About ‘Night Is the New Day’
If you haven't already heard Katatonia's 'Night Is the New Day,' hold off on compiling that top 10 list for the year. The Swedish metallers, who are coming up on their 20th anniversary, outdid themselves on their latest effort, which, in short, sounds like Opeth's 2001 classic 'Blackwater Park' with clean vocals...
Katatonia Prep Eighth Album ‘Night is the New Day’
Eight is the magic number for Swedish doom lords Katatonia. The band is readying its eighth (eight?!?!) album, 'Night is the New Day,' which is due out Nov. 10 through Candlelight. Vocalist Jonas Renske wasn't precious or proprietary about the secret to the band's longevity, telling Noisecreep, "It's cliché, but it's the hunger for challenge. I don...
Syrach Frontman Offers Doom Metal ‘Starter Kit’
Of all the subgenres of doom metal that have reared their hoary heads over the decades, one of the most interesting has to be the small, but potent, hybrid we call 'death/doom.' Over the years, death/doom has separated itself into two very distinct camps: On the one side, you've got the bands like Swallow the Sun that aren't afraid to inject melody into their compositions and take cues from old Pa