Swedish master of melancholy, Katatonia, has announced a new concert film,Sanctitude, to be released in North America on March 31, 2015 (March 30 UK & RoW, April 3 Germany) via Kscope. Sanctitude will be released in four formats:
- Blu-ray DVD in 5.1 surround sound plus ‘Beyond The Chapel’ documentary including brand new interviews with Anders Nystrom & Jonas Renkse.
- CD/DVD package – audio / visual set including ‘Beyond the Chapel’ documentary.
- Double LP (incl. download code)
- Digital download (audio)
Sanctitude can be pre-ordered in physical formats via the Kscope web-store at:www.kscopemusic.com/store.
A Sanctitude teaser trailer can be seen in the YouTube clip below.
Sanctitude was filmed and recorded in the stunning, candle-lit setting of London’s Union Chapel during Katatonia‘s May 2014 ‘Unplugged & Reworked’ tour – an intimate acoustic evening performing tracks from the Dethroned & Uncrowned album alongside atmospheric classics from the band’s entire career, stripped and reworked. The 80 minute set features 17 songs across the albums The Great Cold Distance, Viva Emptiness, Brave Murder Day,Last Fair Deal Gone Down, Dead End Kings and Dethroned & Uncrowned, including fan favorite, “Teargas.” The show closes with the sublime “The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here” and a special guest appearance by Norwegian vocalist Silje Wergeland of Dutch legend, The Gathering. The band was also joined on guitar and vocals by The Pineapple Thief frontman and songwriter, Bruce Soord.
“As a band we set out on uncharted waters, but while apprehensive about the journey ahead, our intentions couldn’t have been more genuine to undertake this beautiful experience,” commented guitarist, Anders Nystrom. “Sailing this project into harbor turned out to be bliss and has ultimately enriched all the members of Katatonia.”
All audio on Sanctitude has been mixed and mastered by Bruce Soord, with artwork once more supplied by long-time visual collaborator Travis Smith.