Being one of Swedens leading Metal bands, Katatonia started out as a Black Metal band with Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (guitar) and Jonas "Lord Seth" Renkse (drums, vocals). They quickly recorded their first demo, "Jhva Elohim Meth", which was later released as an MCD. Shortly after the second demo, "Beyond The Stand Sky", was released and Guillaume "Israphel" Le Huche (bass) also joined the band. "Dance of December Souls", their first full-length album, was then released through No Fashion Records in 1993. The following year they recorded the EP "For Funerals to Come" which marked the beginning of their Doom Metal era. Shortly before the band disbanded Fred Norrman (guitar) joined the band.

The EP was then released through Avantgarde Music in 1995 and in 1996 the band reformed with members Anders Nyström, Jonas Renkse and Fred Norrman and "Brave Murder Day" was then released same year and featured Opeth's Mikael Åkerfeldt as vocalist. The following year Mikael Oretoft (bass) joined the band and the EP "Sounds of Decay" was released and in 1998 the final Avantgarde Music release, the EP "Saw You Drown", was released along with "Discouraged Ones" through Century Media Records. Shortly after Mikael Oretoft left the band. With this release the band moved into a more commercial direction.

"Tonight's Decision" was then recorded in 1999 and released in 2000. Daniel Liljekvist (drums) and Mattias Norrman (bass) then joined the band and . The EP "Teargas" was then released in 2001 along with the fifth album "Last Fair Deal Gone Down". "Viva Emptiness" followed in 2003 and the band then toured through Europe. The compilation album, "Brave Yester Years", was released in 2004.

Katatonia Discography


NFRLP 006 Katatonia Dance Of December Souls (Album) No Fashion Records NFRLP 006 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
Av022 Katatonia Brave Murder Day (Album) Avantgarde Music Av022 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
WA 200.249 Katatonia Discouraged Ones (Album) Avantgarde Music, Avantgarde Music WA 200.249 Bulgaria 1998 Sell This Version
CDVILE76 Katatonia Tonight's Decision (Album) Peaceville CDVILE76 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CDVILE 89, 611012, 085-138962 Katatonia Last Fair Deal Gone Down (Album) Peaceville, Peaceville, Peaceville CDVILE 89, 611012, 085-138962 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CDVILEF103 Katatonia Viva Emptiness (Album) Peaceville CDVILEF103 UK 2003 Sell This Version
CDVILEF 128 Katatonia The Great Cold Distance (Album) Peaceville CDVILEF 128 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
CDVILEF179X Katatonia Live Consternation (Album) Peaceville CDVILEF179X UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
VILELP271 Katatonia Night Is The New Day (Album) Peaceville VILELP271 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
SR07805-2 Katatonia Dead End Kings (Album) Peaceville SR07805-2 Mexico 2012 Sell This Version
KSCOPE840 Katatonia Dethroned & Uncrowned (Album) kscope KSCOPE840 UK 2013 Sell This Version
VILELP452 Katatonia Last Fair Day Gone Night Peaceville VILELP452 UK 2013 Sell This Version
KSCOPE322 Katatonia Sanctitude (Album) Kscope, Kscope KSCOPE322 2015 Sell This Version
VILELP548 Katatonia The Fall Of Hearts (Album) Peaceville VILELP548 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

VIC-1 Katatonia Jhva Elohim Meth (EP) Not On Label (Katatonia Self-released) VIC-1 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
AV009 Katatonia For Funerals To Come... (EP, MiniAlbum) Avantgarde Music AV009 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
AMAZON 010 Katatonia / Primordial Katatonia / Primordial - Scarlet Heavens / To Enter Pagan MCMXCVI(10", Ltd, Pur) Misanthropy Records AMAZON 010 UK 1996 Sell This Version
AV024 Katatonia Sounds Of Decay (EP) Avantgarde Music AV024 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
AV028 Katatonia Saw You Drown (EP) Avantgarde Music AV028 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
CDVILES 98, 055-139223 Katatonia Teargas EP (EP) Peaceville, Peaceville, Peaceville CDVILES 98, 055-139223 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CDVILES 113, CDVILES113, 651132 Katatonia Tonight's Music(CD, EP) Peaceville, Peaceville, Peaceville CDVILES 113, CDVILES113, 651132 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CDVILES138 Katatonia My Twin (EP) Peaceville CDVILES138 UK 2006 Sell This Version
CDVILES140 Katatonia Deliberation(CD, EP, Enh) Peaceville CDVILES140 UK 2006 Sell This Version
CDVILES172 Katatonia July (EP) Peaceville CDVILES172 UK 2007 Sell This Version
cdvilef271TP Katatonia Forsaker(CD, Single, Promo) Peaceville cdvilef271TP UK 2009 Sell This Version