Katatonia at Sound Control: Preview & Competition

Katatonia at Sound Control: Preview & Competition

Photo: Ester Segarra

Photo: Ester Segarra

We have 2 copies of ‘The Fall of Hearts’ limited 2CD tour edition to give away

Next to the McDonalds in Fallowfield is a little kebab shop called Abduls. A quiet, unassuming little place, it has some famous metal fans in Katatonia.

“I'm very excited playing Manchester again. We've always played tight, sweaty and intimate shows to brilliant crowd, which is just as we like it,” enthuses bassist Niklas Sandin when asked of his memories of playing Manchester in the past. “But I also have fond memories of eating at Abduls after the Academy gigs. His kebab is simply the best you can get hold of when playing U.K!” 

The Swedish act celebrated their 25th anniversary last year and have come a long way from their humble death metal origins in Stockholm. Last year’s awe-inspiring record, The Fall Of Hearts, was the crowning moment in this band’s evolution into gothic progressive rock superstars. From start to finish it is an encapsulating release; dark, shadowy and melancholy but peppered with some stunning, gigantean musical moments. From the cascading chord progressions of Takeover, iced with Jonas Renkse’s purring vocals and later wrestling with a jaunty, spinning riff, to the torrential monsoon of Passer, it is a record armed to the teeth with tricks and surprises.

Now they’re bringing the new material out on the road to the UK and Manchester, hitting Sound Control 11th May. Having only played a one-off UK show it the capitol last year, anticipation from fans to witness the band’s studio album in the flesh is almost tangible. It will no doubt be as sweaty an affair as Niklas Sandin remembers previous nights in Manchester to be.

If that’s not enough American black metallers Ghost Bath, who release their ferocious new album, Starmourner April 21st and avant-garde rockers The Great Discord will be in tow as well.

Competition:

To celebrate the band’s return to Manchester we have two copies of The Fall of Hearts limited 2CD tour edition, which you can check out here - https://www.burningshed.com/store/kscope/product/542/8442/

To be in with a chance of winning, simply get in touch with the Manchester Rocks Facebook or Twitter and tell us what bassist Niklas Sandin’s favourite Mancunian kebab shop is called.

Entry must be received no later than 23:59 on 30th April 2017.  The draw will be made on 1st May 2017 and the winner subsequently notified. 

Get your tickets and join us for what should be an incredible and diverse night of music here -
http://www.soundcontrolmanchester.co.uk/events/katatonia/

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