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Style: Melodic Black Metal
Year of birth: 1995
Country: Oulu,Finland
Views: 6300. Updated: 06 January, 2005 by Project Moderators

Biography of Band

- Catamenia was founded in 95 by their original members Riku Hopeakoski and Mika Tönning in Oulu, Finland.

- Already in their first year they made their first Demo.

- Second demo, "Winds", (1996) lead to the four-album-contract with Massacre Records in 1997.

- First full-length album,"Halls of Frozen North", was recorded in
Commusication Studios, Germany, in 1997 with Gerhard Magin (Crematory, Mystic Circle,...). Released in 1998.

- Year after the release of the debut, they recorded their second album, "Morning Crimson" (1999) in Sweden, at Sunlight Studios with Thomas Skogsberg (Katatonia, Dismember,...).

- Their third album, "Eternal Winter`s Prophecy", was recorded in their home country in 2000 at Tico-Tico Studios with Ahti Kortelainen (Kalmah, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, Dawn of Relic,...).

- Now it was time to record their last contractual album "Eskhata" for Massacre Records in 2002. Recorded in Oulu, Finland, at SoundMix Studios with producer Mika Pohjola (The Black League,...).

- After the release and promotion of "Eskhata", Catamenia renewed their contract with Massacre Records for three albums more because of the good and long co-operation.

- At this point, Catamenia had faced many line-up changements. But during the rehearsing the new album`s songs, they have found their steady line-up and again as a six-piece.

- Now...Chaos was Born! Catamenia recorded their new and fifth album, "ChaosBorn" at Neo Studio in Oulu, Finland with Kari Vähäkuopus and Immu Ilmarinen (Burning Point, Embraze, Afterworld, Sentenced,...).

- "ChaosBorn" combines melodics and aggressions with perfect balance. You can hear clearly as the Chaos is Born on this album!

Members of Catamenia

Current Members:
Sampo Ukkola. Role: Guitar
Toni Tervo. Role: Drums
Heidi Riihinen. Period: 1995 - 2000. Role: Keyboards
Side projects: Dolorian
Timo Lehtinen. Role: bass
Mika Tonning (Deimhal) (Founder). In Band at: 1995 - . Role: vocals
Riku Hopeakoski (K-Oz) (Founder). In Band at: 1995 - . Role: guitars
Ari Nissila (War-Tech). Role: guitars & clean vocal
Tero Nevala (Vitun Hippi). Role: keyboards
Veikko Jumisko (Moottorisaha). Role: drums
Past Members:
Janne Kusmin. In Band at: 2002 - . Role: drums

Discography

Demo: Demo 95 (1995) Tracklist.
Demo: Wind (1996) Tracklist.
Comment: Second demo, "Winds", (1996) lead to the four-album-contract with Massacre Records in 1997.

CD: Halls of Frozen North (1998) Studio: Commusication Studios, Beindersheim, Germany. Tracklist.
Lineup: Mika Tönning - Vocals, Riku Hopeakoski - Guitars, Sampo Ukkola - Guitars,Timo Lehtinen - Bass, Toni Tervo - Drums, Heidi Riihinen - Keyboards
Comment: Recorded and mixed in september 1997 at Commusication Studios, Beindersheim, Germany
Produced by Gerhard Magin and Catamenia
Mastered by Alex Krull at Master Sound
1998 - Massacre Records


CD: Morning Crimson (1999) Studio: Recorded and mixed in January 1999 at Sunlight Studios. Tracklist.
Lineup: Mika Tönning - Vocals,Riku Hopeakoski - Guitars,Sampo Ukkola - Guitars,Timo Lehtinen - Bass, Toni Tervo - Drums,Heidi Riihinen - Keyboards
Comment: Stockholm, Sweden by Tomas Skogsberg and Jocke Petterson.
Produced by Tomas Skogsberg
Mastered by Alex Krull at Master Sound
1999 - Massacre Records

EP: Shape Edition (1999) Studio: Sunlight studios,Stockholm,Sweden. Tracklist.
Lineup: Mika Tönning - Vocals, Riku Hopeakoski - Guitar, Sampo Ukkola - Guitar,Timo Lehtinen - Bass, Toni Tervo - Drums, Heidi Riihinen - Keyboards
Comment: Recorded and mixed in January 1999 at Sunlight studios,Stockholm,Sweden
Produced by Tomas Skogsberg
Mastered by Alex Krull at Master Sound
1999 - Massacre Records
CD: Eternal Winter's Prophecy (2000) Studio: Tico-Tico Studios, Finland, Engineered by Ahti Kortelainen.. Tracklist.
Lineup: Mika Tönning - Vocals,Riku Hopeakoski - Lead guitars, Ari Nissilä - Rhythm guitars,Timo Lehtinen - Bass,Heidi Riihinen - Synths,Sir Luttinen - Drums
Comment: Mixed in Commusication Studios, Germany by Gerhard Magin And Riku Hopeakoski
Cover artwork by Thomas Ewerhard
Produced by Catamenia
2000 - Massacre Records
CD: Eskhata (2002) Studio: SoundMix Studio, Oulu, Finland.. Tracklist.
Lineup: Mika Tönning - Vocals, Riku Hopeakoski - Guitars & Keys, Ari Nissilä - Guitars & Clean Vocal, Timo Lehtinen - Bass, Janne Kusmin - Drums
Comment: Produced by Catamenia and Mika Pohjola at SoundMix Studio, Oulu, Finland.
Cover artwork by Thomas Ewerhard
Distribution: Sony
Release-Date: April 29th, 2002
2002 - Massacre Records


CD: ChaosBorn (2003) Tracklist.
Lineup: Mika Deimhal Tönning Vocals,Riku K-oz Hopeakoski Lead Guitar, Ari WarTechs Nissilä Rhythm Guitar ,Timo Lede Lehtinen Bass, Veikko Moottorisaha Jumisko Drums,Tero Vitun Hippi Nevala Keyboards
Comment: Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Neo-Studios February 2003 by Kakke Vähäkuopus, Immu Ilmarinen and Catamenia.

Produced by Kakke Vähäkuopus, Immu Ilmarinen and Catamenia. Cover-Art and Layout by Thomas Ewerhard
Release-Date: May 26th, 2003

Band Photos by Mika Vuoto / Vasen Photographics
All Music and Lyrics by Catamenia

Guest musicians
Clean Male Vocals on Songs 5 & 6 by Kakke Vähäkuopus
Female Vocals on Songs 3, 4 & 6 by Essi





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