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Style: Doom / Death / Suicide Rock
Year of birth: 1987
Country: Sweden
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Biography of Band

1991
Katatonia is brought together by the duo Anders 'Blakkheim' Nyström and Jonas 'Lord Seth' Renkse.

1992
'Jhva Elohim Meth' is recorded at Gorysound studio and released as a Demo cassette (300 blue, 100 transparent and 100 red cassettes printed. The first 30 copies comes with photos and lyrics).

Bassist Guillaume "Israphel" Le Huche joins the band.
The band plays their first gig in Bro, Sweden.
Katatonia enters into a one-album deal with No Fashion records.
'Jhva Elohim Meth... The Revival' is licensed to Vic records & released on MCD (the original Demo re-pressed as a MCD).

1993
The debut album 'Dance of December Souls' is recorded at Unisound studio and released by No Fashion records on CD.
The band plays gigs in Huddinge, Lidingö and Norrköping, Sweden.

1994
'Dance of December Souls' is licensed to Hellion records and released on LP (limited edition 500 copies).
Katatonia records the following tracks: 'Scarlet Heavens', 'Black Erotica' and 'Love Of The Swan' at Unisound studio.
Katatonia signs a one MCD deal with Avantgarde Music and records "For Funerals To Come" at Unisound studio.
The band plays gigs in Umeå, Karlstad and Sundbyberg, Sweden.

Fred Norrman joins the band as a second guitarist.

Katatonia disbands.

1995
Wrong Again Records releases a compilation entitled 'WAR Compilation Volume 1' featuring the tracks 'Black Erotica' and 'Love Of The Swan'.

'For Funerals To Come' is released by Avantarde Music as a MCD. (The first 100 copies in white printed logos/titles, the rest in purple).

'For Funerals To Come' is released by Avantarde Music as a picture disc (limited edition 1,500 copies).

1996
Katatonia reforms with Anders Nyström, Jonas Renkse and Fred Norrman as a trio.

Katatonia enters into a two album plus one MCD deal with Avantgarde Music.

The 2nd album, 'Brave Murder Day', is recorded at Unisound Studio and released by Avantgarde Music on CD. (Session member Mike Åkerfeldt does the vocals).

The track 'Scarlet Heavens' is released by Misantrophy Records on split 10" vinyl (Also featuring the band Primordial).

Katatonia tours Europe (with In The Woods & Voice of Destruction).

1997
'Brave Murder Day' is licensed to Century Media and released in the US together with 'For Funerals To Come' as bonus on CD.

Mikael Oretoft joins the band as a new bass player.

The MCD 'Sounds Of Decay' is recorded at Sunlight studio and released by Avantgarde Music on MCD (session member Mike Åkerfeldt does the vocals).

The MCD 'Saw You Drown' is recorded at Sunlight studio.
Katatonia plays a gig in Västerås, Sweden

1998
'Saw You Drown' is released by Avantgarde Music on MCD. (Limited to 1,500 hand numbered copies).

'Discouraged Ones' - the 3rd album is recorded at Sunlight Studio and released on Avantgarde Music on CD/Gatefolded LP.

'Discouraged Ones' is licensed to Century Media and released in the US on CD.

Katatonia signs a 5 album deal with Peaceville Records.

Mikael Oretoft leaves the band.

1999
The 4th album, 'Tonight's Decision' is recorded at Sunlight studio (session member Dan Swanö plays the drums).

Katatonia tours Scandinavia (as main support to Paradise Lost).

Daniel Liljekvist joins the band as a new drummer.
Mattias Norrman joins the band as a new bass player.

2000
'Tonight’s Decision' is released by Peaceville records on CD.

'Last Fair Deal Gone Down' - the 5th album is recorded at Sunlight Studio.

'Jhva Elohim Meth' is licensed to Hammerheart records & released on LP (blue vinyl, limited edition 500 copies).
The band plays festivals in Poland and USA.

2001
'Teargas' is released by Peaceville on CD EP.
'Last Fair Deal Gone Down' is released by Peaceville on CD.

'Last Fair Deal Gone Down' is licensed to Soyuz Music and released in Russia on CD.

B-side tracks are recorded at Black Lounge studio and 'Tonight's Music' is relased by Peaceville records on CD EP.
Katatonia tours Europe (as main support to Opeth).

2002
The 6th album, 'Viva Emptiness' is recorded at Studio 303 and Studio Kuling.
'Dance of December Souls' is licensed to Century Media and released in the US on CD.

'Dance of December Souls' is licensed to Irond records and released in Russia on CD.

The band plays a festival in Bengtsfors, Sweden

2003
'Viva Emptiness' is released by Peaceville records on CD.
'Viva Emptiness' is licensed to The End Records and released on LP (limited edition 1000 copies).
'Viva Emptiness' is licensed to Soyuz Music and released in Russia on CD.
Katatonia tours Europe (as headliners with support bands Finntroll, Daylight Dies, Lullacry & Pornorphans).

Katatonia plays two shows in Greece for the first time.

2004
Katatonia tours Scandinavia (as headliners with support bands Amaran and Before The Dawn)
'Brave Yester Days' is released by Avantgarde Music on CD and licensed to Century Media and released in the US on CD.
'For Funerals To Come', 'Brave Murder Day', 'Saw You Drown' and 'Discouraged Ones' are licensed to Irond records and released in Russia on CD.

'Discourages Ones' and 'Brave Murder Day are licensed to Shock Records and released in Australia on CD.
Anders Nystrцm meets David Coverdale

Members of Katatonia

Current Members:
Anders Nystrom (Blackheim) (Founder). In Band at: 1987 - . Role: Guitars
Side projects: Bewitched, Bloodbath, Diabolical Masquerade, In Grey
Fredrik Norrman. In Band at: 1994 - . Role: Guitars, Bass
Side projects: Fulmination, October Tide, Subdive, Uncanny
Jonas Renkse (Lord Seth) (Founder). In Band at: 1987 - . Role: Drums, Vocals
Side projects: Bloodbath, October Tide, Slo Train Co
Mattias Norrman. In Band at: 2000 - . Role: Bass
Side projects: Fair Deal, Dellamorte, Subdive
Daniel Liljekvist. In Band at: 2000 - . Role: Drums
Side projects: Fair Deal, Fuc.u.kids, Subdive, Wicked
Past Members:
Israphel Wing (Guillaume Le Huche). Period: 1992 - 1994. Role: Bass
Side projects: Eyekon, In Grey
Mikael Oretoft. Period: 1996 - 1997. Role: Bass
Side projects: Devoured, Eyekon
Mikael Akerfeldt. Role: Vocals
Side projects: Opeth, ex-Bloodbath, Steel (Swe), Sorskogen
Dan Swano. Role: Drums

Discography

Demo: Jhva Elohim Meth (1992) Tracklist.
Comment: Limited to 500 copies: 300 blue, 100 transparent and 100 red cassettes printed.
The first 30 copies come with photos and lyrics.

The first song is indeed called "Prologue: Midwinter Intergates". In their EP,
they changed "Intergates" to "Gates".
EP: Jhva Elohim Meth.. the Revival (1992) Studio: VIC Records. Tracklist.
Comment: Out of print album available only as a slim-case album.
CD: Dance of December Souls (1993) Studio: No Fashion Records. Tracklist.
Lineup: Blackheim - Electric/Acoustic Guitars, KeyboardLord J. Renkse - Vocals, Drums, Israphel Wing - Bass
Comment: Most of these tracks are re-recorded from the "Jhva Elohim Meth.. the Revival"
EP.
Reissued by Black Lodge Records with a new cover and new style logo, however
Katatonia issued a statement saying, "...we do not support this re-issue and
take complete distance from its existence."
EP: For Funerals To Come (1995) Studio: Unisound Recordings. Tracklist.
Comment: Out of print album available only as a slim-case album.
10"EP Split: Primordial / Katatonia (1996) Studio: Hammerheart Records. Tracklist.
Lineup: Primordial, Katatonia
Comment: Primordial - 1
Katatonia - 2
CD: Brave Murder Day (1996) Studio: Unisound. Tracklist.
Lineup: Blackheim - Guitars, bass, Fredrik Norrman - Guitars, Jonas Renkse - Drums, clean vocals, Mikael ?kerfeldt - Harsh vocals
Comment: Century Media's American version also contains the For Funerals To Come EP.
Irond Records (Russia) released the album with both the "Sounds of Decay" and
"For Funerals to Come" EPs.

"Brave Murder Day" LP was released on Sept. 27, 2004 through Northern Silence
Productions.
EP: Sounds Of Decay (1997) Studio: Avantgarde Music. Tracklist.
Comment: Features Mikael Akerfeldt on vocals.
Very limited copes still available only as a slim-case album. Digipack
versions also available.

The last of Katatonia's doom-death metal material.
EP: Saw You Drown (1998) Studio: Avantgarde Music. Tracklist.
Comment: Limited to 1500 handnumbered copies!
CD: Discouraged Ones (1998) Studio: Avantgarde Music. Tracklist.
Comment: The first of Katatonia's "suicide rock" material.
CD: Tonight's Decision (1999) Studio: Peaceville Records. Tracklist.
Comment: The Peaceville slipcase re-issue included No Devotion and Fractured.
EP: Tonight's Music (2001) Studio: Peaceville. Tracklist.
Comment: "Oh How I Enjoy The Light" is a coversong originally played by Will Oldman (Palace Brothers).
EP: Teargas (2001) Studio: Peaceville/Snapper. Tracklist.
Comment: Songs from "Last Fair Deal Gone Down." Technically, this is a single for
"Teargas."
CD: Last Fair Deal Gone Down (2001) Studio: Peaceville. Tracklist.
Comment: Released as four way fold out digipack in limited quantities.
MCD: Ghost of the Sun (2003) Studio: Peaceville Records. Tracklist.
Comment: This is the advance MCD of the new Katatonia album " Viva Emptines".
CD: Viva Emptiness (2003) Studio: Peaceville / Snapper. Tracklist.
Comment: Backing vocals on the opening track "Ghost Of The Sun" are done by drummer Daniel Liljekvist.
Compilation: Brave Yester Days (2004) Studio: Avantgarde / Century Media. Tracklist.
Comment: Tracks 1-5 from "Jhva Elohim Meth"
6-7 from "Dance of December Souls"
8-9 from "War Compilation Volume One"
10-13 from "For Funerals To Come"
Disc 2
1-2 from "Brave Murder Day"
3-6 from "Sounds of Decay"
(track 6 - "Untrue" is previously unreleased)
7-10 from "Saw You Drown"

First edition came in a limited DIGIPAK format.

The song "Black Erotica" is an earlier version of the song "12" from the Brave
Murder Day album.



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