KATATONIA releases second single “Austerity” with video! New album: 'Sky Void of Stars', out January 20, 2023!

  Van Muylem    4 december 2022

With eleven full-length records under their belts, Swedish melancholic metal masters KATATONIA don’t need to prove anything to anyone. Yet, it comes as no surprise that the band is about to impressively solidify their unique stance in the world of metal and beyond once more with their 12th album, the hauntingly beautiful Sky Void of Stars.

KATATONIA unveil the second single and Sky Void of Stars’ album opener “Austerity”, along with a visually palpable video. The heartfelt offering crashes through the dark with memorable, mind-bending rhythms as it shifts with elaborate guitar riffs that perfectly showcase the musical expertise and experience of the band. Topped off by the dark, conjuring voice of Jonas Renkse and mesmerizing lyricism, the gloomy mood for the album is set. The song is now available via all digital service providers worldwide.

KATATONIA on “Austerity”:

“We hereby present you our new single and the opening track of Sky Void of Stars – ‘Austerity’. Energetic and dark, stern and disenchanted. Enjoy.”

Founded in 1991, KATATONIA have continually embraced the dark and the light alike, and, living through genre evolutions beyond compare, ripened their own particular form of expression. From doom and death metal to soul-gripping post rock, they’ve explored endless spheres of the genre, accumulating only the very best aspects.

Emerging from the gloom, KATATONIA is a beacon of light - breathing their unique, never stagnant, atmospheric sound through this new 11-track offering, all written and composed by vocalist Jonas Renkse. Significantly shaping the genre while still staying true to their own musical values, they orbit the musical universe - leaving their imprints on the scene. Projecting their sound to the endless realms, Sky Void of Stars shines bright in metal and beyond!

KATATONIA on the new album, Sky Void of Stars:

“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.”

Pre-Order Sky Void of Stars HERE

KATATONIA is one of a kind in a state of perpetual evolution. With their previously released first single, “Atrium”KATATONIA hit with a highly energetic atmosphere, holding a gloomy ambience with epic sounds and poetic lyrics to get lost in. Songs like down- tempo “Opaline” and moody “Drab Moon” fully embrace their melancholic sound while fragile “Impermanence” is accented by the original doom metal roots of the band. Like a dark star, these pieces relume the dreariness, creating an ambient auditory experience with memorable hooks while still inducing the crashing sounds of hard guitar riffs and pounding drums. The experimental mastery of the quintet and their atmospheric approach is purely vivid, making this album a thrilling sensation. With “Birds”, the artists show off their explosive potential with a quick and energetic sound, proving their genre-defying style.

Sky Void of Stars track listing:

1    Austerity

2    Colossal Shade

3    Opaline

4    Birds

5    Drab Moon

6    Author

7    Impermanence (feat. Joel Ekelöf)

8    Sclera

9    Atrium

10  No Beacon To Illuminate Our Fall

11  Absconder (Bonus Track)

Experience KATATONIA Live 2022/23

 2022 North American Tour
w/ The Ocean Collective and Cellar Darling

02.12.22 - Los Angeles, CA / 1720

03.12.22 - San Diego, CA / Brick by Brick

04.12.22 - Mesa, AZ / Nile Theater

06.12.22 - Austin, TX / Come and Take It Live (+Soen as direct support)

07.12.22 - Dallas, TX / Amplified Live (+Soen as direct support)

09.12.22 - Atlanta, GA / Hell at The Masquerade

10.12.22 - Tampa, FL / The Orpheum

2023 UK & Europe Tour

w/ Sólstafir and SOM

20.01.23 FI - Tampere / Tampereen Tullikamari (Pakkahuone & Klubi)

21.01.23 FI - Helsinki / Kulttuuritalo

22.01.23 EE - Tallinn / Helitehas

24.01.23 PL - Warsaw / Klub Stodoła

25.01.23 DE - Berlin / Huxleys Neue Welt

26.01.23 DE - Cologne / Essigfabrik

27.01.23 DE - Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn

28.01.23 CZ - Prague / ROXY Prague

29.01.23 AT - Vienna / Arena Wien

31.01.23 HU - Budapest / Akvárium Klub

01.02.23 DE - Munich / Backstage Werk

02.02.23 CH - Zurich / Komplex 457

03.02.23 IT - Milan / Live Club

04.02.23 FR - Lyon / Ninkasi GERLAND

06.02.23 ES - Madrid / Kapital

07.02.23 ES - Barcelona / La Salamandra

08.02.23 FR - Toulouse / Le Metronum

10.02.23 GB - London / O2 Forum Kentish Town

11.02.23 GB - Manchester / O2 Ritz Manchester

12.02.23 GB - Bristol / Marble Factory

13.02.23 GB - Glasgow / The Garage

14.02.23 GB - Wolverhampton / KK's Steel Mill

16.02.23 DE - Frankfurt Am Main / Batschkapp

17.02.23 NL - Haarlem / Patronaat

19.02.23 FR - Paris / Le Trianon

20.02.23 LU - Luxemburg / Rockhal

21.02.23 BE - Antwerp / Muziekcentrum Trix

22.02.23 DE - Hamburg / Gruenspan

23.02.23 DK - Copenhagen / Amager Bio

24.02.23 NO - Oslo / Rockefeller Music Hall

25.02.23 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 – Sao Paulo / Carioca Club


Jonas Renske – Vocals
Anders Nyström – Guitars
Roger Öjersson – Guitars
Niklas Sandin – Bass
Daniel Moilanen - Drums