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Swedish progressive Metallers, Katatonia, will perform “Dead End Kings” exclusively at “A Night of Salvation” before returning to UK’s Damnation Festival with a greatest hits set the following day.

The Dead End Kings set will close a main stage stacked with celebratory album exclusives, including Leprous performing ‘Coal’, Enslaved revisiting ‘Below The Lights’, Bossk showcasing ‘Audio Noir’, and Viking Skull returning to the live scene with ‘Chapter One’.

Katatonia said: “We are very pleased to announce our return to the UK’s wonderful Damnation Festival.

Ten years ago we played the Viva Emptiness album in full and now it’s time for Dead End Kings, an album we were meant to commemorate in 2022 but got stopped by the good ol’ ‘Rona.

Photo – Ester Segarra


This is your chance to celebrate it together with us!

The night after we will play another gig, which is us focusing on songs that are not on the ‘Dead End Kings’ album… a representative treat of mope life classics.

Do. Not. Miss.”

Organiser Gavin McInally added: “It’s quite the coup to not only have Katatonia return a decade after they last graced Damnation, but to once again celebrate a very, very special album with us.

Those who were there in 2013 remember ‘Viva Emptiness’ vividly and ‘Dead End Kings’ will be no different this year. Being able to have the band back at Damnation the following day to showcase their extensive back catalogue in with an entirely different setlist, is the prefect combo.”

He added: “Dead End Kings, Coal, Below The Lights, Choronzon, Scorn Defeat, Audio Noir, Fixation on a Co Worker, Chapter One… it’s safe to say there will never be a repeat of this day of music, anywhere on the planet.”

Tickets for Salvation and Damnation Festival, as well as additional information can be accessed via this link.

Oran O’Beirne

www.overdrive.ie 2023