Katatonia announce details of new drummer and new album recording

Katatonia have confirmed details of their new band new member drummer Daniel ’Mojjo’ Moilanen

Vocalist Jonas Renkse recalls ”We first met Mojjo back in 2009 where his band at the time, Engel had joined up with us and Paradise Lost on a UK tour and we soon realized we shared the same musical background and ideals. We stayed in touch over the years and when Daniel Liljekvist quit Katatonia in 2014 we decided to give Mojjo a call. He has now been with us for well over a year, so far only as a live member, but now is the time for him to join the Katatonia album cycle and most importantly – make his own impression on our new material. We can’t wait to see what this will lead to. Love him up!”

Mojjo adds “From 1993 via 2009 to 2014, from today and onward into future battles. I am thankful, delighted and proud to take part in the next phase of Katatonia and I am looking forward to the journey being as giving as it has been for the last 22 years.”

Katatonia have entered Stockholm’s Studio Gröndahl with engineer Karl Daniel Lidén to commence the recording of their 10th album. The new album is due out in 2016 on Peaceville Records and follows on from 2012 Peaceville album ‘Dead End Kings’.

More details on the band’s new album will be released in the coming weeks and months whilst fans can look forward to updates from the studio on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/katatonia

Katatonia have confirmed live shows for 2016:

4-8 February – USA, 70,000 Tonnes Of Metal Cruise
29 April – Karmoygeddon festival – kopervik, Norway
19 June – Hellfest, Clisson, France
03 July– Tuska Festival, Helsinki, Finland

Plus fans can catch Anders Nystrom & Jonas Renkse when Bloodbath play in December:
16th December – Sweden – Stockholm, Debaser Strand
18th December – UK – London Electric Ballroom
For ticket information: https://www.facebook.com/bloodbathband

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