Katatonia was formed in Sweden in 1991 by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Their debut album, ‘Dance of December Souls’, was released in 1993, gaining the band recognition for their eclectic brand of gothic doom/death metal, joining acts such as Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride as one of the genre’s defining bands.
Dethroned & Uncrowned (2013) allowed Katatonia the opportunity to explore a more ambient and progressive sound, creating new moods and textures while still staying truthful to the core of the original songs.
Founding guitarist Anders Nystrom comments:
“The synopsis is simple and the album’s title won’t lie; the drums will be dethroned and the distorted rhythm guitars will be uncrowned! We’ll place the emphasis on the many layers of ambience, with the melodies staying central and the vocal harmonies representing the heart of the album”
- 1. The Parting
- 2. The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here
- 3. Hypnone
- 4. The Racing Heart
- 5. Buildings
- 6. Leech
- 7. Ambitions
- 8. Undo You
- 9. Lethean
- 10. First Prayer
- 11. Dead Letters