KATATONIA Explains Swiss Concert Cancellation

Sweden's KATATONIA has issued the following update:

"The members of KATATONIA have now since about two weeks been struggling with everything from the flu, ear infections, pneumonia and sinusitis. Two of the members are still on penicillin antibiotics to get well.

"It's safe to say that KATATONIA never want or intend to cancel our own gigs, and it's never been a common situation in our past. Unfortunately, this time the Burgdorfer gig [on October 20] in Switzerland got suffering and had to be canceled in the last minute.

"Why so late, some might rightfully ask? Well, it's easily explained — because we still intended to play it til the last minute! Eventually it just was not possible. The band was both advised and uncapable of flying or playing — doctor's orders. If we would look for replacements for the sick members, it would be an entirely new band playing and we're sure none wants to go see that.

"With that said, we'll do our best to struggle our way through the Norwegian gig in Oslo [at Screamfest] on Saturday [November 3] and hope for your understanding if we're not in top shape yet."

As previously reported, the critically acclaimed KATATONIA albums "Tonight's Decision" and "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" will both be available on special double gatefold, 180g heavyweight vinyl from November 26 via Snapper/Peaceville. These are numbered editions limited to 1500 copies, priced at only £14.99 each.

For more information, click here.

KATATONIA's live performance from last year's Summer Breeze open-air festival in Germany was released as a double-disc live album/DVD, entitled "Live Consternation", on May 28. The "super jewelcase" packaging features both the audio on CD and the show on DVD (including both 2.0 and 5.1 versions). The artwork was once again designed by Travis Smith and closes the visual concept for "The Great Cold Distance" phase.

KATATONIA's video for the song "July", shot and directed by Charlie Granberg, has been posted online at YouTube.com.

Watch fan-filmed video footage of KATATONIA performing the song "Evidence" at this year's Brutal Assault festival, which took place August 9-11 at the Old Army Fortress Josefov in Jaromer, Czech Republic:

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