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Viva Emptiness (10th Anniversay Edition)

Dethroned & Uncrowned

Introducing Katatonia

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Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden
Years Active: 1991–1994, 1996–present
Genres: Death, Doom, Doom, Gothic Metal, Alternative Metal

Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse (formerly aka Lord Seth) and Anders Nyström (formerly aka Blakkheim). The early Katatonia albums are noted for the overall bleak melancholy and despair of their sound, often giving them the classification of doom metal or death/doom metal. Katatonia's more recent albums have progressed to a wider sound, with modern overtones, dropped guitars, symphonic synths and arrangements, alternative sounds and generally heavy riffs. The early Katatonia albums are sometimes, along with albums by bands such as My Dying Bride, Anathema and Paradise Lost, considered forerunners of the death/doom metal genre. Opeth's Mikael Åker... Continue Bio >>

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