Swedish master of melancholy, Katatonia, has announced a four-disc CD/DVD set, “Last Fair Day Gone Night”, to be released September on 30th, 2014 on Peaceville. “Last Fair Day Gone Night” showcases the dark rock/metal band at its glorious best, complete with an electrifying set from London's esteemed Koko venue, with the band's captivating performance captured on DVD with accompanying double audio disc of the whole concert. A fourth disc also includes a full and extensive (136 minutes) documentary charting the early days and the band's subsequent rise, as told in the words of band masterminds Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström.
Recorded during a series of special celebratory shows to mark the band's 20th anniversary during 2011's “Last Fair Day Gone Night” tour, founding members Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse are joined by drummer Daniel Liljekvist, plus guitarist Per Eriksson and bassist Niklas Sandin, for an exhilarating evening fuelled by a rich and extensive set of Katatonia tracks both past and present. This also includes a special 10th anniversary performance of the landmark 2001 album "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" in its entirety.
This edition of “Last Fair Day Gone Night” is presented in deluxe mediabook packaging, including an additional 20 page booklet. Sleeve artwork comes courtesy of long-time collaborator Travis Smith.
A teaser trailer for the upcoming release can be seen below.
CD 1 - Audio from Koko set I:
3 We Must Bury You
5 I Transpire
6 Tonight's Music
7 Clean Today
8 The Future Of Speech
9 Passing Bird
10 Sweet Nurse
11 Don't Tell A Soul
CD 2 - Audio from Koko set II:
3 My Twin
4 I Break
5 Right Into The Bliss
6 The Promise Of Deceit
7 Wait Outside
8 The Longest Year
10 New Night
11 Dissolving Bonds
Last Fair Day Gone Night Concert Film
DVD 2 - Katatonia Documentary - 136 minutes:
A 20th Year Flashback Documentary
Katatonia was formed in 1991 by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Its debut album, "Dance of December Souls", was released in 1993, gaining the band recognition for its eclectic brand of gothic doom/death metal and joining acts such as Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride as one of the genre's defining bands. On future albums a newer, sleeker Katatonia sound came to the fore, starting with a streamlined and structured collection of melodic dark rock songs that became third album "Discouraged Ones" which is widely regarded as the main evolution point for modern day Katatonia.
Stay tuned for more information on Katatonia and “Last Fair Day Gone Night”, out next month on Peaceville.