Wednesday November 9




$30 Advance/ $35 Day of Show / Doors at 7:00


Revered masters of melancholy for nearly 30 years, Katatonia have always pursued a profound emotional connection with their music and those who listen to it. Formed in Stockholm in 1991 by now vocalist Jonas Renkse and guitarist Anders Nyström, this most free-spirited of modern metal bands have taken a slow and steady but endless fascinating journey from primitive beginnings in the extreme metal underground to their current status as darlings of both the metal world and the progressive rock scene.

Inspired by an injection of fresh blood into Katatonia’s creative brew, their latest album City Burials sees the band reclaim part of their heavy metal roots, via several moments of exuberant, old school classicism, deftly woven into these new songs’ kaleidoscopic fabric. The music on City Burials may boast some of Katatonia’s most direct and explosive moments to date, but these songs dwell firmly in the band’s perennially enigmatic and ill-defined conceptual world, wherein the power of emotions – of loss, of love, of sadness and joy – are always too overwhelming for specifics or prosaic declarations. The result is an album that looks certain to push the band ever further into the spotlight. With grand plans for extensive touring around the world in support of their latest and perhaps greatest album, Katatonia are wringing fresh hope from life’s gloom-sodden tapestry. And it sounds incredible.