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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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  • RolfMedeiros

    Alguém explica o que acontece com bandas como Katatonia e Anathema, por favor. Enquanto isso vou escutar Britney Spears.

    35 minutes ago Reply
  • Kivul

    @Trash73 well you are right, the mood is similar indeed, just the means to the end are different. This is why I can't get into new Opeth, they made 180 with the mood along with the change of style. I offen find mood siblings between guitar bands and electronic bands, like Boards Of Canada gives off the same vibe as many post-rock bands, and Combichrist's demos are in the same tone as Burzum's Filosofem (Combichrist - Kiss The Blade (Motherfucker 67 Mix) = Dunkelheit). Also you never responded to my second shout over 2 years ago, I don't remmeber what I asked but I know I got butthurt you never written back lol.

    6 hours ago Reply
  • Taki90

    "Funeral Wedding" is an out-of-body experience!

    6 hours ago Reply
  • LittleDeepPurpl

    Brave Murder Day is their best album in my opinion

    Yesterday 2:22pm Reply
  • Hopkinator

    Brave Murder Day their worst? Laughable.

    30 Aug 5:55pm Reply
  • LinkTheJerk

    >2014 >not seeing Jonas skinny as fuck performing Without God live in almost 20 years >jelly plebs

    30 Aug 4:39pm Reply
  • obZen2012

    just addictive...<3

    30 Aug 3:23pm Reply
  • DespicableGypsy

    brave murder day is their worst tbh.

    28 Aug 12:00pm Reply
  • Elowson

    It's so difficult to compare their early albums with their later and decide which ones are the "best" since they're so different in sound, i enjoy all their albums

    27 Aug 6:30pm Reply
  • illumination_

    Perfect!

    25 Aug 4:58pm Reply
  • understanding0

    Mój ranking: 1. Dance Of December Souls 2. The Great Cold Distance 3. Discouraged Ones 4. Brave Murder Day 5. Viva Emptiness 6. Tonight's Decision 7. Night Is The New Day 8. Last Fair Deal Gone Down 9. Dead End Kings

    25 Aug 3:30pm Reply
  • justine_tranter

    Very addictive music, both old and new. I can spend my whole life listening just to them, perfection.

    25 Aug 12:16am Reply
  • M-Morbid

    Dream-core: Yes, but I prefer early Katatonia better.

    24 Aug 7:11pm Reply
  • outfield7790

    1. Brave Murder Day and my "Rainroom" 2. Discouraged Ones 3. The Great Cold Distance 4. Last Fair Deal Gone Down 5. Night Is The New Day...

    22 Aug 11:32pm Reply
  • Dream-core

    Late Katatonia is great too

    20 Aug 6:59pm Reply
  • M-Morbid

    Early Katatonia is great!

    20 Aug 6:52pm Reply
  • decadencequeen

    It's just incredible! Music of my soul. The Racing Heart <3

    16 Aug 7:06pm Reply
  • Dream-core

    One of the greatest discoveries in music for me.

    16 Aug 6:08pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    their rehearsal is kind of cool except for the vocals.

    15 Aug 1:35pm Reply
  • steh_lvern

    Amazing

    14 Aug 9:24pm Reply
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