Swedish masters of melancholy KATATONIA will release a new concert film, “Sanctitude”, in North America on March 31 via Kscope.
“Sanctitude” will be released in four formats:
* Blu-ray/DVD in 5.1 Surround Sound plus “Beyond The Chapel” documentary, including brand new interviews with Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse.
* CD/DVD package – audio / visual set including “Beyond The Chapel” documentary.
* Double LP (incl. download code)
* Digital download (audio)
“Sanctitude” can be pre-ordered in physical formats via the Kscope webstore.
“Sanctitude” was filmed and recorded in the stunning, candle-lit setting of London’s Union Chapel during KATATONIA‘s May 2014 “Unplugged & Reworked” tour — an intimate acoustic evening performing tracks from the “Dethroned & Uncrowned” album alongside atmospheric classics from the band’s entire career, stripped and reworked. The 80-minute set features 17 songs across the albums “The Great Cold Distance”, “Viva Emptiness”, “Brave Murder Day”, “Last Fair Deal Gone Down”, “Dead End Kings” and “Dethroned & Uncrowned”, including fan favorite “Teargas”. The show closes with the sublime “The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here” and a special guest appearance by Norwegian vocalist Silje Wergeland of Dutch rockers THE GATHERING. The band was also joined on guitar and vocals by THE PINEAPPLE THIEF frontman and songwriter Bruce Soord.
“As a band we set out on uncharted waters, but while apprehensive about the journey ahead, our intentions couldn’t have been more genuine to undertake this beautiful experience,” commented guitarist Anders Nyström. “Sailing this project into harbor turned out to be bliss and has ultimately enriched all the members of KATATONIA.”
All audio on “Sanctitude” has been mixed and mastered by Bruce Soord, with artwork once more supplied by longtime visual collaborator Travis Smith.
01. In The White
05. A Darkness Coming
06. One Year From Now
07. The Racing Heart
08. Tonight’s Music
10. Undo You
13. Idle Blood
17. The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here
* Concert Film (80 minutes)
* Documentary “Beyond The Chapel” (66 minutes)
The performance clip of the song “Day” from “Sanctitude” can be seen below.