Katapult - Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes - CD DIGIPAK

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  • Description

    Born in a backstage area in Sweden in the summer of 2017, Katapult is the brainchild of Florian Moritz and Johan Norström. As everyone and their grandmother know, not many bands born in backstage areas survive their infancy, but despite being raised in both Switzerland and Sweden, Katapult endured.

    As time went by, Joel Purificacion was invited to shred some solos on their debut EP, A Fistful of Truth, and being such a good fit, he ended up joining the ranks. Similarly, Felix Bacher and David Stutzer ended up sticking with Katapult while being invited to track bass and drums, respectively, during the production of the second EP, Shut the Fuck Up and Press Play.

    The upcoming album Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes is a merry-go-round of dark emotions, filled with 13 tracks ranging from blistering rage to immense sorrow, all sprinkled with a layer of “go fuck yourself” attitude. Where tracks like “Comfortably Dumb” deal with the hypocrisy of accepting the meat industry, “21th Century Gladiator Boy” points and laughs at all influencers trying to out-stupid one another, “Litany of Spirals” was written during a sleepless night caused by burnout borderline depression, and “Bränn bilder och minnen” is a giant “Fuck you” to that guy from school who is a proud fucking nazi nowadays.

    To fuel this record with unusual elans, Katapult has utilized the services of a special batch of musicians and their artistry, including vocals, percussion, pedal steel, Hammond, violin, cello, and orchestral arrangement.

    For Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes, no less than six videos are in production as Katapult continues to have a strong visual presence. This is not just a bold statement as band members Johan and Florian both work professionally as filmmakers.

    Johan is an experienced editor, colorist, and animator, and Florian is an exceptional director of photography. Keeping in mind that the video for their track “Du brinner ihjäl” received awards for its storytelling and cinematography, Katapult has all the intentions to surpass that video with what comes next.

    In the meantime, Katapult eagerly awaits their first live performance. The pandemic outbreak and the geographical distance between Switzerland and Sweden have not even allowed all the band members to congregate under one roof.

    01. The End
    02. Comfortably Numb
    03. The Hands of the Devil
    04. Sweetheart Come
    05. The Arsonist
    06. Nihilism for the Gods
    07. Litany of Spirals
    08. Invite the Sin
    09. Schädel
    10. All This Because of Greed
    11. 21th Century Gladiator Boy
    12. Bränn bilder och minnen (feat Fredrik Lindkvist)
    13. Oh God for One More Breath

  • Additional Information

    Band Katapult
    Title Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes
    Label Discouraged Records
    Generic musical style Thrash / Crossover
    Detailed musical style Melodic Thrash Death Metal
    Bar code 7320470260180
    Catalog # MMI69
    Release Date 10 Feb 2023
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