LIVE REVIEW: Katatonia at the Academy (May 14th 2017)

Swedish progressive rock/metal band Katatonia released their 10th album The Fall of Hearts last year to much acclaim from fans and critics. Embarking on a European tour later that year, many were disappointed when the band announced a single UK show. However, the band were quick to rectify that by announcing their return to the UK and Ireland for a longer tour.

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LIVE REVIEW: Katatonia at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Twenty five years is a long time to stick it out in the music industry and in 2016 Swedish metallers Katatonia celebrate just that at tonight’s show in London. From their early death/black/doom days alongside the Peaceville Three, their depressive rock middle era and right up to their modern dark progressive metal, they’ve had quite a career.

ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Thenighttimeproject – Thenighttimeproject (January 2016)

The self-titled debut album from progressive rock group Thenighttimeproject caught me by surprise upon its release in early January. Led by October Tide guitarist Fredrik Norrman, In Mourning vocalist Tobias Netzell and drummer Nicklas Hjertton, the bands self-titled debut showcases what these musicians do best, deeply emotional music. The musical style is undeniably Fredrik with…