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Cardiff, Wales (1992 – 2001)

Catatonia were an alternative rock band from Cardiff, Wales formed in 1992. They consisted of Cerys Matthews (vocals), Mark Roberts (guitar), Owen Powell (guitar), Paul Jones (bass) and Aled Richards (drums). They split in 2001.

Catatonia was formed in 1992, reputedly after songwriter Mark Roberts heard Cerys busking in Cardiff city centre. They had considerable success, their most famous hits being “Mulder and Scully”, “Road Rage” and “Dead From The Waist Down”. In September 2001, Cerys announced her departure from Catatonia after bouts of exhaustion and anxiety. Her departure was followed shortly by the breakup of the group.

Cerys is now performing her solo material (which is more / influenced) .

Not to be confused with the Swedish metal band Katatonia.

Cerys now has a solo album and is working as a DJ for Alternative radio Station BBC 6 Music.


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  • Garcian

    Cerys' voice is too cute

    23 Apr 7:37am Reply
  • James_Cole

    They've got MUCH MORE than Mulder and Scully

    16 Nov 2014 Reply

    Mulder And Scully

    5 Jun 2014 Reply
  • HeysM

    Boring? You're not a fan of X-files i guess so

    18 Jan 2014 Reply
  • pdetestable


    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Furashubakku

    Seriously underrated band they were.

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • LiveBootlegs

    Catatonia - Live @ Bizarre Festival, Germany, 21-08-1999

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
  • meredith999

    It's nice to get to listen to them again, after quite a long break

    6 Aug 2012 Reply
  • aginggirl

    Truly awesome!

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • amaroK_usr

    Katatonia's fans would probably be less irritable if they knew how to spell the names of their favourite bands. Then they wouldn't find themselves on the wrong page. We should pity them.

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • HeysM

    Catatonia i love you, i love so Catatonia that i have Catatonia pc game. I rather be liberated but i'm still playing cause i found my self captivated and i dream i'm your one and only, things are getting strange I started to worry and this could be a case of Mulder and Scully. haha

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • HeysM

    Catatonia Catatonia and there's some kind of Katatonia yes i'm sure and i don't make a mistake about it hehe.

    27 Mar 2012 Reply
  • steve__

    Why the fuck are Katatonia fans still in here slagging of Catatonia? Morons.

    20 Mar 2012 Reply
  • HeysM

    Great job on every song especially on Mulder and Scully and the music and the video, don't miss it.

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Lahiri

    I know that people coming here and talking about Katatonia is annoying but if you speak ill of Katatonia you only seem ignorant because they are one of the best bands ever existed (even outside metal. Their last metal album was 16 years ago)

    6 Mar 2012 Reply
  • hamlet666olsdal

    I like both bands...Catatonia and Katatonia,they are completeley different, but both are great bands

    5 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Virrianto

    she has a sexy voice

    9 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    Since you guys already fight each other , I think it's a bad idea to make 2 more projects and called them 'Ckatatonia' or 'Kcatatonia' . Already too messy.

    9 Feb 2012 Reply
  • CosmicBushell

    You don't see Catatonia fans going on Katatonia's band page and writing shit so why do you lot seem to think it's ok to do it here? Feel a bit threatened maybe? [3]

    7 Feb 2012 Reply
  • venal_atomica

    Bloody metal heads and their chav-like mentality... Katatonia = Catatonia... it's a matter of fucking opinion, and no one asked for yours.

    31 Jan 2012 Reply
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