We would never pass a chance to sit down with the congenial and hospitable Jonas Renkse from Katatonia, so when they came to Denver again, we were very pleased to follow up with him on many things Katatonia. We had a chance to discuss this third U.S. / Canadian tour in the past year, as well as review a few details of their past North American tour. We were able to get a very insightful scoop into their 10th anniversary celebration of ‘Viva Emptiness’ and its upcoming remastered edition and special U.K. shows with Lacuna Coil and Paradise Lost (celebrating their 25th anniversary) in what is being called The Tragic Illusion Tour. We then caught up with the experimentation experience involved in the reworked version of ‘Dead End Kings’ as the final product available through their ‘Dethroned and Uncrowned’ album and its influence on the band’s identity. We were also able to discuss many things Jonas while conversing about his recent project collaboration with Bruce Soord and their band Wisdom of Crowds. We could not resist discussing Bloodbath either and the current state of the new material and the infamous divulging of the new singer. For last, we did not forget to explore the band’s future plans.
Katatonia: Live at the Summit Music Hall in Denver on Oct. 4th, 2013