Swedish ethereal post-metal heavyweights Katatonia return to Australia for their first headline tour in nearly a decade, solemnly set the stage for a nocturne both crushing and exhilarating.

Led by founding members Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström have always been and will forevermore be one thing—a vessel of deep emotion; shrouded in Scandinavian despair and a universal longing for salvation.

Over the course of an unbelievable thirty years and eleven studio albums, Katatonia have never shied away from evolution. They have embraced the concept of growing through rejuvenation to soothe their blackened hearts and scarred souls. At the very core of this entity, there still lingers the essence of their remarkable passage through time and space. Their music is pure and heartfelt from the northern wilderness; cast in mournful dirges for a world that needs renaissance.

The Stockholm-based architects of existential dread have long since ceased to represent a band that merely makes music and have instead cultivated a living, breathing pilgrimage that mirrors humanity’s longings and shortcomings; its dreams and horrors. Clad in their dynamic trademark range of darkest metal, soaring post-rock and elaborate prog wanderlust, Katatonia deliver their very own raven-black gospel of urban dystopia, elemental longing and the universal wish for catharsis.

Musicality over scene, progression over deadlock, collective over ego—Katatonia is their whole lives and will always be.

Katatonia Tour Dates 2024:
09/02/24 – Sydney – The Metro
10/02/24 – Melbourne – Croxton Bandroom
11/02/24 – Brisbane – The Triffid
12/02/24 – Adelaide – The Gov
13/02/24 Perth – Rosemount Hotel

The last time we spoke to Katatonia, Anders Nyström was reminiscing about his days as a junior headbanger in one of our fave installments of Metal Origins… Read it again HERE