Katatonia Join On Paradise Losts 25th Anniversary Tour and Re-Issue Viva Emptiness

Following Sweden's Katatonia's successful Download Festival appearance this past weekend the band have announced that they will be appearing on Paradise Lost's 25th Anniversary tour that we wrote about back in May here

The tour already shaping up to be a big one with Lacuna Coil already announced as a fellow support act, the addition of Katatonia make this truly a tour not to be missed.

To go along with these date the band have also announced that they are re-releasing a re-mixed and re-mastered version of their 2003 album Viva Emptiness.

Guitarist and Founding member of the band Anders Nyström had this to say about the album reissue:

“Sometimes after an album has been out for a while I always get the question if there’s something we would have wanted to change or done differently and 99% of the time I say “no” because we have happily moved on! But, there’s been one particular album that would in fact echo with a loud “YES” to that question. Dear friends, that would be the album you know as ‘Viva Emptiness’…
Truth to be told, this album’s session was so full of obstacles that it compromised the end result with a subpar production, undeservedly affecting the musical quality of the album. We have always, and still truly love the SONGS we wrote on ‘Viva Emptiness’ and regularly continue to incorporate some of its classics in our live repertoire, even to a point where we notably realized they sound better on a live record than on the original studio album. So up until now, it’s just been a dream of ours to go back and drag the album out of it’s “misery” by treating it with what it so desperately has been longing for all these years: a complete re-mix and re-mastering."


The band plan on playing the album in full on the tour along with others from their back catalogue.

The album will be available for pre-order from 23rd Sepember

Just as a reminder those tour dates for the Paradise Lost/Lacuna Coil Tour are:

  • 30th October- Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
  • 31st October – 02 ABC, Glasgow
  • 1st November – The Ritz – Manchester
  • 3rd November – Camden Roadhouse, London

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