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TM - Hi, This is Amelia and Elizabeth from Twinmusix. We are here with Daniel from Katatonia, thank you for having this interview with us today, we appreciate it.
KA - Thank you for having me.
TM - We are excited to have you come to Australia, what can fans expect?
KA - I think fans can expect some proper rock and roll from an invigorated band yearning to get back on stage. It's going to be fun and I hope it shows on stage. I hope everyone enjoys the show.
TM - What can we expect from your setlist?
KA - Since releasing a new album earlier this year, I think some of the new songs and a bit less of the old songs. I hope for some new live classics.
TM - What's your favourite song to perform live out of your new songs and old songs?
KA - Out of my new songs my favourite to play at the moment is 'Colossal Shade' I think by the time we reach Australia we will have added a couple more that we haven't played yet but I don't want to spoil any surprises. With the old songs, I like the instant hits like 'Teargas' and 'My Twin' although they are not very challenging to play they are always light and friendly and the audience loves those tracks and that is always fun to see while playing.
TM - You have been to Australia before what is your favourite thing to do besides touring?
KA - Since we are flying and doing back-to-back shows we don't have time to sightsee. I enjoy the mentality of Australian people and the sense of community. I feel very welcome in Australia. I look forward to feeling that again.
TM - You brought out Sky Void of Stars this year, how did fans react to your new album?
KA - I think fans reacted quite well to our new album. All these songs we have played live have gone down very well. The reviews of our new album and the fan's reactions seem to be very positive.
TM - What was your writing and recording process for your new Album?
KA - The writing and recording process was pretty much the same as previous albums, Jonas wrote this album by himself as with 'City Burials'. In the previous album Jonas and I went to the studio to record the drums then we continued to different Studios to record the rest of the tracks. I guess the main difference was the sense of urgency while making the Sky Void of Stars album because we just wanted to finish it, get it out there and start touring with it.
TM - Who produced the Sky Void of Stars album?
KA - Jonas has been the main producer for the album lately. We have been working with others too, but I would credit Jonas as the producer.
TM - How did you come up with the album cover and is there a meaning behind it?
KA - There is always a meaning behind the album covers and titles. This album design ties into what we have done previously and into the album itself.
TM - If you could have any band play one of your songs what band would it be, what song would it be and in your style or their style?
KA - I would like to hear a band like Meshuggah take on one of our tracks and rework that into one of their songs in their style and their way of thinking. We have some of our songs in protogenic Style like 'Forsaker' and 'Austerity'. From the new album, I would love to hear our songs with a band that takes that style of music more seriously.
TM - What's your favourite memory of watching someone else perform live can you tell us a story?
KA - I remember watching Dark Throne play in Oslo in 1986 and the entire crowd was padded down for weapons before the show. Dark Throne performed live with barbed wire in front of the stage and that was quite an experience. I haven't seen or felt with black metal shows since so they were keeping music dangerous you know.
TM - What was the first band you saw live?
KA - some of the first bands I ever saw live were in Gothenburg in a youth centre in the early 90's. They weren't very well-known bands, but still local Heroes for us as kids. At that point I didn't know what it meant to make an album, I bought albums and listened to them but I didn't know what it was like to produce an album. I knew I wanted to be on stage doing what they did. I wanted to be on stage behind the drums or the guitar or the microphone, just having a beer playing death metal and watching people go crazy and I guess I made it.
TM - yeah you have definitely made it, you are touring the world and doing a lot of big festivals, which is cool.
KA - Thank you.
TM - Roger released a book of Sheet music for guitars, do you think you would do one for drums?
KA - I wouldn't do it personally but if someone wanted to do it I would happily put my input in.
TM - Is there anything else you want to say to your fans?
KA - Come to our shows and Windmill your hair through the entire show, it is awesome and buy our Merch.
TM - Thank you for having this interview with us today we appreciate it.
KA - Thank you.
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