Damnation Festival – Katatonia Interview

The boundary- pushing enthusiasts are still striving to take their music forward, with their new project just recently launched with the tranquil  and ambient alternative to their new album ‘Dead End Kings’ – ‘Dethroned and Uncrowned’. Damnation was also the anniversary of the album that revolutionized Katatonia; ‘Viva Emptiness’, as they play the entirety in celebration of this.  From the twenty years Katatonia have been experimenting, what boundaries could they possibly tackle next?



About Del Preston

So there I am, in Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, at about 3 o'clock in the morning, looking for one thousand brown M&Ms to fill a brandy glass, or Ozzy wouldn't go on stage that night. So, Jeff Beck pops his head 'round the door, and mentions there's a little sweet shop on the edge of town. So - we go. And - it's closed. So there's me and Keith Moon and David Crosby, breaking into that little sweet shop, eh. Well, instead of a guard dog, they've got this bloody great big Bengal tiger. I managed to take out the tiger with a can of mace, but the shop owner and his son, that's a different story altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes. Nasty business really. But sure enough, I got the M&Ms and Ozzy went on stage and did a great show.