Night is the New Day

Peaceville Records
Release date
1 Apr 2011
Running length
11 tracks
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1 Forsaker 4:03 69,520
2 The Longest Year 4:37 65,559
3 Idle Blood 4:21 63,846
4 Onward Into Battle 3:49 58,271
5 Liberation 4:16 56,929
6 The Promise of Deceit 4:15 54,590
7 Nephilim 4:25 55,521
8 New Night 4:25 52,195
9 Inheritance 4:28 49,892
10 Day and Then the Shade 4:26 46,307
11 Departer 5:27 46,205

About this album

Night Is The New Day is Katatonia’s eighth full-length album. It was released on 2 November 2009 in Europe and on 10 November 2009 in North America through Peaceville Records. 13 tracks were recorded, 12 of which made it onto the record.
The band describes the material as “our most varied, diverse and possibly strongest shit all together on one and the same album.” The critical reception was similarly positive, with one reviewer saying calling the record “Katatonia’s finest work to date - an album staggering in both its ambition and its accessibility, showcasing beauty and despair in equal measure.”

The song “Day and Then the Shade” was the first single to be released in late 2009. The promotional video for this song was directed by Lasse Hoile.
During the first week of this album’s release, Night Is the New Day sold more than 2,000 copies in the United States.

Jonas Renkse – vocals
Anders Nyström – guitars
Fredrik Norrman – guitars
Mattias Norrman – bass
Daniel Liljekvist – drums

Guest musicians
Krister Linder (Enter the Hunt) – vocals on “Departer”
Frank Default – recording of keyboards, strings, and percussion

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  • GustavoCueva

    Mejor Album de todos los tiempos.

    8 Apr 7:35pm Reply
  • StephenR4968

    If by "gay" you mean fucking excellent then yes you are absolutely right.

    30 Jan 8:55pm Reply
  • Vampire_Louis

    Gay album.

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • paqs11012

    W ch*j !!!

    2 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Mr_SaPo

    Perfect! Very emotional favorite album by Katatonia!

    18 Jul 2014 Reply
  • knight_88

    Such a great album!

    10 Jul 2014 Reply
  • DP266

    So beautiful. Hard to say more about such an overall moving work by my favorite band... silly as saying this may be, they mean a lot to me.

    12 Feb 2014 Reply
  • ArianaSpoiler

    this is my favorite Katatonia album. too good.[2]so Dark,So Depressive

    5 Feb 2014 Reply
  • xcsm-cz

    For some reason, this album is ridiculously amazing when you're stoned....

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
  • noenahate

    As for me this album was the beginning of the end for good old Katatonia. I really enjoyed just one song - "Forsaker", which conjured up some emotions linked with the atmosphere of their previous releases. Unfortunately, the rest of this album literally fails to deliver - depressive but rather simplistic tunes devoid of any harshness and tensity. This is not the way I wanted them to develop. And the "Dead End Kings" was even more horrible for me. Sorry and alas.

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • deadmarc

    always late to the party. this album rocks.

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • JBThazard

    Still one of my favorites by them, and damn, is it ever tastier on vinyl.

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • mk741

    Probably Kat's best "alt. metal" offering. Really consistent from start to finish.

    30 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Mrozikos667

    One of the greatest achievements of mankind.

    21 Nov 2012 Reply
  • amber922

    No words can express the gorgeousness of this album. Outstanding. [2] couldn't agree more :)

    20 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Jeannyd

    No words can express the gorgeousness of this album. Outstanding.

    17 Oct 2012 Reply
  • tangiblevoid

    please checkout my melodic doom project if you like such sounds

    29 Sep 2012 Reply
  • limbonic-art666

    Incredible album

    23 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Nicaizada

    Underrated. One of the best albums. Ever.

    21 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Stoeckli

    definitely their best work.

    6 Sep 2012 Reply
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