KATATONIA will celebrate their 30th anniversary with the release of a collection of rarities and B-sides called ‘Mnemosynean’, which will be released through Peaceville on October 1.
The album will feature an extensive collection of KATATONIA rarities and B-sides, including tracks from the band’s numerous EPs, unheard album tracks, limited special edition bonuses, cover songs, as well as a series of collaborative remixes.
‘Mnemosynean’ spans the gothic-soaked experimental epic Scarlet Heavens recorded back in 1994, through to tracks recorded during the sessions for 2016’s ‘The Fall of Hearts’.
The title of ‘Mnemosynean’ itself represents memories and was selected because tomb inscriptions dating back to 400 BCE say that the dead could keep their memories by avoiding drinking from the Lethe, and drink instead from the stream flowing from the lake of Mnemosyne (the goddess of memory).
‘Mnemosynean’ includes a new band biography courtesy of Metal Hammer Deputy Editor and Prog writer Eleanor Goodman, as well as full lyrics plus backgrounds to the track origins described by founding members Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse, along with other close Katatonia collaborators. The artwork for this release has been created by long-running Katatonia visual artist Travis Smith.
‘Mnemosynean’ will be released on 2 CD, deluxe gatefold triple LP on black vinyl , deluxe gatefold triple LP on white coloured vinyl (available only through the Peaceville label stores and Katatonia band store) and digitally.
Pre-order your copy here.