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|Dance of December Souls|
|Studio album by|
|Released||14 December 1993|
|Recorded||4–9 April 1993 at Unisound Studios|
|Producer||Dan Swanö, Katatonia|
Dance of December Souls is the first full-length album by Katatonia.
The album was released on CD in 1993 by No Fashion Records and LP by Helion Records, released in the USA in 1999 by Century Black. In 2004, record label Black Lodge reissued the album with all new artwork, but the band has stated on its website that it does not support this release for personal reasons. In 2007, the album was reissued, this time under Peaceville UK with a blue version of the original cover and all five songs from the Jhva Elohim Meth... The Revival EP appended as bonus tracks. In 2010, Svart Records released a double vinyl version, which also included all songs from the EP.
This album is the first release with Guillaume Le Huche as the bassist; prior to it, Anders Nyström had been contributing all guitar and bass guitar.
This album displays a sound that mixes the band's later style of doom metal with more extreme genres such as death metal and black metal.
|1.||"Seven Dreaming Souls (Intro)"||0:45|
|2.||"Gateways of Bereavement"||8:15|
|3.||"In Silence Enshrined"||6:30|
|6.||"Velvet Thorns (of Drynwhyl)"||13:56|
|7.||"Tomb of Insomnia"||13:09|
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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 lead 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 lead the band away from the screamed vocals of death metal to a more traditional, melodic form of heavy metal music.
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