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Katatonia

04/21/17 | 07:00 PM

Irving Plaza

17 Irving Pl. Map

212-777-6817

$25.00 and up


21-04-2017 12:00:00 21-04-2017 12:00:00 America/New_York Katatonia | 07:00 PM The band's story began in earnest 25 years ago when Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström first joined forces to explore the limitless possibilities of the then burgeoning doom and death metal scenes. Bands like Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride were standard bearers for British melancholy, but Peacevillelabel mates Katatonia swiftly established themselves as Sweden's idiosyncratic equivalent, releasing their debut album Dance Of December Souls at the end of 1993 and receiving immediate acclaim within the metal underground. With a sound that was both familiar and startlingly fresh, Katatonia's early works exhibited plenty of the elegance and subtlety that would later typify the band's work: 1996's Brave Murder Day (featuringharsh vocals by Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt) proved a major milestone, eliciting rave reviews and taking its creators away from the doom mainstream and into unique, uncharted territory. 1998's Discouraged Ones reaffirmed the Swedes' blossomingmastery of dark metallic wonder; their steadily increasingfascination with the vivid hues of progressive rock and other non-metal elements enabling their sound to evolve exponentially with each successive creative splurge. With countless lauded live shows and festival appearances, the band's status as one of heavy music's most revered acts was etched in stone by the time the 21st century truly kicked into gear. As the notion of progressive music began to exert its allure over open-minded music fans to a degree that it manifestly hadn't since the early 70s, Katatonia were perfectly positioned to benefit. Fast-forward to 2016 and the band are poised to release what may well prove to be their most affecting and powerful album to date. The Fall Of Hearts is Katatonia's tenth studio album; a remarkable achievement in itself, but the sheer quality and consistency of the band's music remains their most striking trait. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=213712 Irving Plaza Irving Plaza

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The band's story began in earnest 25 years ago when Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström first joined forces to explore the limitless possibilities of the then burgeoning doom and death metal scenes. Bands like Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride were standard bearers for British melancholy, but Peacevillelabel mates Katatonia swiftly established themselves as Sweden's idiosyncratic equivalent, releasing their debut album Dance Of December Souls at the end of 1993 and receiving immediate acclaim within the metal underground. With a sound that was both familiar and startlingly fresh, Katatonia's early works exhibited plenty of the elegance and subtlety that would later typify the band's work: 1996's Brave Murder Day (featuringharsh vocals by Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt) proved a major milestone, eliciting rave reviews and taking its creators away from the doom mainstream and into unique, uncharted territory. 1998's Discouraged Ones reaffirmed the Swedes' blossomingmastery of dark metallic wonder; their steadily increasingfascination with the vivid hues of progressive rock and other non-metal elements enabling their sound to evolve exponentially with each successive creative splurge. With countless lauded live shows and festival appearances, the band's status as one of heavy music's most revered acts was etched in stone by the time the 21st century truly kicked into gear. As the notion of progressive music began to exert its allure over open-minded music fans to a degree that it manifestly hadn't since the early 70s, Katatonia were perfectly positioned to benefit. Fast-forward to 2016 and the band are poised to release what may well prove to be their most affecting and powerful album to date. The Fall Of Hearts is Katatonia's tenth studio album; a remarkable achievement in itself, but the sheer quality and consistency of the band's music remains their most striking trait.

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