Katatonia went on hiatus in December 2017 to re-evaluate the band, and came off hiatus in February 2019 to celebrate their 2009 record Night Is The New Day. A new record seemed like a possibility in the future, but the band's status as being permanently active seemed a little tenuous at the time.
Now there seems to be a much more concrete reason to believe there's a new record coming. The band has posted on Facebook about what they're doing in 2020, which they said "will see us keepin’ busy for other reasons than paying tribute to our past." Then there's a picture of Katatonia in the studio. So y'know, this all lines up.
As we're moving into the holidays and 2019 is about to close its chapter, we’d like to extend a thanks to everyone who supported us this year! On the live front, we saw the night come down over several cities as NITND celebrated its 10th anniversary. Another dear experience! Oh and for the record, that's now our 4th album that we’ve played from start to finish, not bad right?
However, 2020 is the threshold to a new decade and will see us keepin’ busy for other reasons than paying tribute to our past. Actually, here’s a pic to give you a clue about what’s waiting on the other side… Will we see you there?