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KATATONIA - Flashback

People at Peaceville Records decided to give more attention at their past releases and artists who were often exploring and pushing boundaries of music, particulary metal music. And so, the label will over the coming weeks and months look back at some of their prized possessions under the Peaceville banner and delve into artists both past and present, with informations, rarities, mixed with a general air of reverence, intrigue and a hint of nostalgia. First band in line are Swedish masters of melancholy Katatonia, who were formed back in 1991 by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renske. 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, Anathema and My Dying Bride as one of the genre's defining bands - their early style was definitely more in the realms of extremity combined with dark atmosphere. However, on future albums a newer, sleeker Katatonia sound came to the fore, starting with a streamlined and structured collection of melodic dark rock songs that became third album Discouraged Ones; the main evolution point for modern day Katatonia. Bands spotlight albums from their catalogue will be available at special prices, but more informations can better be checked over HERE. Link

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