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Anders 'Blakkheim' Nyström
Anders Nyström playing with Bloodbath in 2015
|Born||22 April 1975|
|Genres||Death metal, doom metal, alternative metal, black metal, avant-garde metal, gothic rock, thrash metal|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, keyboards, bass guitar, programming|
|Associated acts||Katatonia, Bloodbath, Bewitched, Diabolical Masquerade, Cancer|
Anders Nyström (born 22 April 1975), also known as Blakkheim (or formerly Blackheim), is a Swedish musician.
Nyström founded the Swedish metal band Katatonia with singer Jonas Renkse in 1991. Nyström is involved in the songwriting, backing vocals, keyboards, programming, arrangements, art direction and production of Katatonia along with Renkse.
He used to be a member of the metal band Bewitched from 1995–1997 and is still with Jonas Renkse on the death metal project Bloodbath. He has released four albums as the solo black metal act Diabolical Masquerade (1993–2004).
Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt is a Swedish musician. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of progressive metal band Opeth, and the former vocalist of death metal supergroup Bloodbath. He was also guitarist for the "one-off" band Steel, and is part of the collaboration Storm Corrosion with Steven Wilson.
Bloodbath is a Swedish death metal supergroup from Stockholm, formed in 1998. The band has released five full-length albums, two EPs and two DVDs depicting their performances at Wacken Open Air and Bloodstock Open Air. The group comprises Martin Axenrot (Opeth), Anders Nyström (Katatonia), Jonas Renkse (Katatonia) and Nick Holmes.
Resurrection Through Carnage is the debut studio album from Swedish death metal group Bloodbath. It was released on November 12, 2002, on Century Media Records. It is the only album to feature Dan Swanö on drums, as he later switched to playing guitar and the last with Mikael Åkerfeldt until his return on The Fathomless Mastery.
Nightmares Made Flesh is the second album by Swedish death metal band Bloodbath. It was released by Century Media Records on September 27, 2004. It was the band's only album to feature Peter Tägtgren on vocals, as well as the first to feature Opeth drummer Martin Axenrot to replace Dan Swanö as the drummer. This was Swanö's last album with Bloodbath.
Katatonia are a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström. The band started as a studio-only project for the duo, as an outlet for the band's love of death metal. Increasing popularity led them to add more band members for live performances, though outside of the band's founders, the lineup was a constantly changing, revolving door of musicians throughout the 1990s, notably including Mikael Åkerfeldt of the band Opeth for a period. After two death/doom albums, Dance of December Souls (1993) and Brave Murder Day (1996), problems with Renkse's vocal cords coupled with new musical influences led the band away from the screamed vocals of death metal to a more traditional, melodic form of heavy metal music.
Diabolical Masquerade was a Swedish one-man black metal band with progressive influences. The band was formed in 1993 in Stockholm as side project of Anders Nyström, known for his work as the guitarist of Katatonia.
Jonas Petter Renkse is a founding member, songwriter, lead vocalist and ex-drummer of the band Katatonia, founding member, songwriter, bassist, backing vocalist, ex-guitarist (2004) of the band Bloodbath. He was also the founding member, drummer, vocalist, guitarist & songwriter of the band October Tide.
Brave Murder Day is Katatonia's second full-length album, released in 1996 by Avantgarde Music.
Discouraged Ones is the third full-length album by Katatonia. The album was released on April 27, 1998. This is the only Katatonia album with bassist Micke Oretoft. It is also their last release with Jonas Renkse on drums; on future releases, he would focus on being the band's lead vocalist and contributing additional guitar work. According to Renkse, Discouraged Ones had sold roughly 20,000 copies as of 2001.
Dance of December Souls is the first full-length album by Katatonia.
Last Fair Deal Gone Down is the fifth studio album by Swedish band Katatonia, released in 2001 by Peaceville Records. The release was the first of a series of four albums done by the band with a stable line up of Jonas Renkse, Anders Nyström, Fredrik Norrman, Mattias Norrman, and Daniel Liljekvist, after years of lineup and role changes with prior albums.
Jhva Elohim Meth... The Revival is the EP version of Katatonia's demo tape Jhva Elohim Meth. The band admit in their 20th anniversary documentary included on Last Fair Day Gone Night that the intended title uses the word Jehova but they could not remember how to spell it correctly.
The Black Sessions is the second greatest hits compilation album by Swedish metal band Katatonia, released on February 21, 2005 through Peaceville. The compilation includes hit songs, B-sides and rarities recorded on the band's previous studio albums. A live DVD for the band performing in Krakow, Poland in April 2003 is also included in the compilation.
Brave Yester Days is a 2-disc best-of album by Katatonia. It contains the material from Katatonia's older era, mainly consisting of death/doom material, and a few alternative rock songs.
Live Consternation is a live album and video by Swedish heavy metal band Katatonia, released in both CD and DVD format through Peaceville Records, on 28 May 2007. The double album features a live performance recorded at Germany's Summer Breeze Open Air festival, on 17 August 2006. The artwork was designed by Travis Smith and is close to the visual concept for The Great Cold Distance.
Unblessing the Purity is the second EP by Swedish death metal band Bloodbath. It was released on March 10, 2008, on Peaceville Records. It is their first release since Resurrection Through Carnage to include Mikael Åkerfeldt on vocals. Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson replaced Dan Swanö on guitar beginning with this EP. The cover art is by Dusty Peterson, who won the band's contest for fan-made cover art. The album is packaged in a super-jewel case with a slipcase cut to fit. Unblessing the Purity is only available directly through mail-order via Peaceville Records or Snapper Music, and digitally.
The Wacken Carnage is a CD/DVD set of death metal band Bloodbath at a very rare live appearance recorded on 5 August 2005 at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. At that time, this live appearance was presented as the only Bloodbath show there would ever be, but Bloodbath has since headlined Party.San Metal Open Air in Germany on 8 August 2008, Pellavarock in Finland on 9 August 2008, and Hellfest in France on 22 June 2010 and Bloodstock Open Air in England on 15 August 2010, as well as toured North America and Europe in 2018 and 2019.
Teargas EP is a three song EP by Katatonia. It was released by Peaceville Records and Snapper Music on 20 February 2001. This is the first release to feature new members Mattias Norrman and Daniel Liljekvist, which solidified the band's lineup as a quintet for the following decade, until after their November 2009 release Night Is the New Day. This EP is featured on their compilation album release The Black Sessions.
Bloodbath over Bloodstock is a live DVD by Swedish death metal band Bloodbath. It features the entire live set the band played at Bloodstock Open Air in August 2010. It was filmed by the production company The Dark Box. It was released on April 25, 2011, by Peaceville Records. This is the final release with Mikael Åkerfeldt in the band as he quit in 2012.
The Fall of Hearts is the tenth studio album by Swedish rock band Katatonia. It was released on 20 May 2016. The album, mostly written and produced by founding members Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, was the first to also feature new members Daniel Moilanen and Roger Öjersson. The album moved in a more progressive rock direction than prior albums, and was generally well received by critics. Two singles were released in promotion of the album, "Old Heart Falls", and "Serein".