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Stockholm, Sweden (1991 – present)

There are multiple bands named Katatonia: 1) Swedish band. 2) Polish death/thrash metal band.

1) Katatonia is a Swedish band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström. The bands music has doom metal elements and influences with their progressive metal style, noting the overall bleak melancholy and despair sound.

After more than a year of rehearsals and composing, the first real fruits of their labour came to light in mid 1992 with the release of the demo “Jhva Elohim Meth”, recorded at Sweden’s Gorysound Studio and produced by the multi-musician Dan Swanö. The demo sold out immediately, bringing Katatonia to the attention of Dutch label Vic Records, who went on to re-release the demo as a mini CD, titled “Jhva Elohim Meth - The Revival”. With the CD selling out fast and their reputation spreading like a wildfire through the underground, the duo knew they would need a fuller line-up to move the band up and forward. So, bassist Guillaume Le Huche (aka Israphel Wing) was enlisted to their ranks, enabling them to perform live in concert for the first time in their career.

In 1993, things progressed at pace and at the end of 1992 the trio entered into a one-album deal with the now defunct Swedish label No Fashion records. April 1993 saw Katatonia re-enter Gorysound (now renamed Unisound) to record their first full-length album ‘Dance of December Souls’, produced by Katatonia and Dan Swanö.

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  • hospitalizacja

    Emocore ? LOL... I'd call their music since Discouraged Ones "depressive rock" with hints of metal (especially more metal since Viva Emptiness). They are influenced by death metal, doom and black metal, but also gothic rock and shoegaze. Where's the fagcore in that ? My favourite album is Discouraged Ones, has a riffing sometimes reminiscent of Brave Murder Day with the emotional immature clean singing, so great ! [3]

    11 hours ago Reply
  • Dominaeon

    Brave, try the meaning of loss.

    Yesterday 9:20pm Reply
  • nonnen8

    forever

    20 Nov 2:02am Reply
  • Neshinea

    16 Nov 10:22am Reply
  • IgorDetoni

    It would be so awesome if they made another album like Dethroned & Uncrowned, with new songs and all :)

    14 Nov 6:39pm Reply
  • Carcharothh

    http://youtu.be/HjE1Te6av80 unofficial musicvideo for 'Unfurl'

    12 Nov 3:09pm Reply
  • liljakarma

    <3

    10 Nov 10:26pm Reply
  • MarcaoTr00

    O How I Enjoy The Light

    10 Nov 1:30am Reply
  • AGP64X

    Brave Murder Day

    9 Nov 5:27am Reply
  • GolyJelen

    6 Nov 4:23pm Reply
  • Trash73

    Emocore ? LOL... I'd call their music since Discouraged Ones "depressive rock" with hints of metal (especially more metal since Viva Emptiness). They are influenced by death metal, doom and black metal, but also gothic rock and shoegaze. Where's the fagcore in that ? My favourite album is Discouraged Ones, has a riffing sometimes reminiscent of Brave Murder Day with the emotional immature clean singing, so great ! [2]

    31 Oct 11:16pm Reply
  • MirelliSaboia

    Dissolving Bonds. <3

    27 Oct 8:58pm Reply
  • MusicIsMyLovexD

    Jhva elohim meth♥

    27 Oct 6:47pm Reply
  • magda-333

    So many memories, we've been through a lot.

    26 Oct 9:48pm Reply
  • FatcapVandal

    24 Oct 9:44pm Reply
  • NathanGFBPA

    ''Hush little baby don't you cry'' só é a banda da minha vida.

    22 Oct 5:47am Reply
  • Cabrasevera

    Winter is listening to katatonia boring and depressed

    20 Oct 4:26am Reply
  • sls

    p.s. its spelled "Krakatoa"

    13 Oct 2:25am Reply
  • Kivul

    Unless we are both prone to hyperboles.

    10 Oct 11:22pm Reply
  • Kivul

    @versionfiv some harsh electro here and there does not make a full scpectrum, but it is enough to make me wodner why you totally dimissed my insight, as you should see that those styles use different means to, often, the same end.

    10 Oct 11:21pm Reply
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