Au printemps dernier Katatonia a réalisé une tournée en Europe, au cours de laquelle ont été rassemblé les matériaux d'un nouveau DVD live : Sanctitude, enregistré lors du concert à l'Union Chapel de Londres. D'une durée de 80 minutes, il comporte 17 chansons des albums The Great Cold Distance, Viva Emptiness, Brave Murder Day, Last Fair Deal Gone Down and of course, Dead End Kings / Dethroned & Uncrowned, et le hit ‘Teargas’. Le chanteur norvégien Silje Wergeland de The Gathering fait notamment une apparition sur ‘The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here.
On peut déjà découvrir la vidéo du titre "Day" :
Anders Nystrom a commenté le titre :
"Day… something you wake up to, or at least have to pull through, over and over. Most of them you forget about, but a couple you maybe look back upon and wish to relive again. Unfortunately in reality, I'm afraid that's not possible, at least not until Apple buys NASA and releases a new version of their Time Capsule backup machine and send people into the cloud and back into history to fetch an older version of their lives, but luckily for us, there's a current control of our music that doesn't need time travel. We have always felt that if there's a need, we're entitled to the freedom to give our old songs a makeover in the now rather than the never. So, in the making of 'Sanctitude' there was one song in particular that meant a great deal to us. In fact, it was our first song ever to feature entirely clean vocals accompanied by clean guitars and it was written and released right in the peak of our death metal years. The song stood out, but isolated itself into oblivion in the climate of heavier music. Therefore we wanted this song to get a second chance, to be re-discovered. Even 20 years later when performing it live for the first time, it appears the parks are still grey and look the same…”
Sanctitude sortira le 30 mars chez Kscope. Il a été mixé et mastérisé par Bruce Soord, et la pochette est l'oeuvre de Travis Smith. Il sera disponible en quatre format : Blue-ray, CD et DVD, vinyl (avec clef de téléchargement) et téléchargement.
Source : Replica Records