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Album: Katatonia – Dead End Kings

July 17th, 2012

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Katatonia
Dead End Kings
Peaceville
27 August 2012

by Tom Dare

There aren’t many bands 20 years into their career producing their very best work, but Katatonia’s creativity curve has been consistently on the rise for the last decade. Their previous album, Night Is The New Day, was widely hailed as their career-best, despite their move in more melodic, less metallic directions. Three years on, they’ve changed subtly directions again with ninth album Dead End Kings, and it’s probably not what you might think.

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2008 into 2009: Deathstars

December 12th, 2008

We only spoke to Swedish industrial metallers, Deathstars at the start of the month when frontman Andreas Bergh said 2008 was the worst EVER. Skinny Kangur, AKA Skinny Disco has a slightly warmer view.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
My vacation in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
The economical crisis due to Sweden’s high taxes.

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