Katana (SWE)


Katana (SWE)
Tobias Karlsson (Guitar [since 2005]), Johan Bernspang (Vocals [since 2006]), Patrik Essen (Guitar [since 2008]), Anders Persson (Drums [since 2008], ex-Last Kingdom), Susanna Salminen (Bass [since 2005]), Dan Back (Vocals [2005-2006], ex-Disdain), Oscar Petersson (Guitar [2005-2008]), Christian Borjesson (Drums [2005-2008], Disdain)

It’s been three years since the release of Storms of War, which was received very well by press and fans all around the world.

Since then, KATANA has toured Europe on several occasions and played with Hardcore Superstar, Civil War, and Steelwing. They have also played festivals in Sweden and Belgium. In 2013 they released a video for the song Yakuza, a song that will be featured on the new album. Says KATANA about the album: “We´re ridiculously happy with the results! We´ve been working on these songs for quite some time and they all came together beautifully to form this album. The core of the music is still classic heavy metal, we feel very comfortable in that zone and we´re not in the business of constantly re-defining ourselves or re-inventing the wheel.

But we´ve definitely widened our horizons a bit and incorporated more diversity into the material, which probably makes this album feel a little closer to our first album Heads Will Roll. You’ll find everything from mid tempo bombastics to speed metal to sing-along melodies to influences from the seventies prog rock on this new album.

And you’ll love every bit of it!” KATANA once again teamed up with King Diamond guitarist and producer Andy la Rocque to record The Greatest Victory. It was mixed by Andy la Rocque and mastered by Dragan Tanaskovic at Bohus Sound Studios..

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