Dance of December Souls

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Dance of December Souls
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Studio album by
Released14 December 1993
Recorded4–9 April 1993 at Unisound Studios
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Length53:35
Label No Fashion
Producer Dan Swanö, Katatonia
Katatonia chronology
Jhva Elohim Meth... The Revival
(1993)
Dance of December Souls
(1993)
For Funerals to Come...
(1995)
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Dance of December Souls is the first full-length album by Katatonia.

Contents

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] [2]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Seven Dreaming Souls (Intro)"0:45
2."Gateways of Bereavement"8:15
3."In Silence Enshrined"6:30
4."Without God"6:51
5."Elohim Meth"1:42
6."Velvet Thorns (of Drynwhyl)"13:56
7."Tomb of Insomnia"13:09
8."Dancing December"2:18
Total length:53:35

Personnel

Katatonia

Additional musicians

Production

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Dance of December Souls - Katatonia". AllMusic . Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  2. 1 2 "Katatonia: 'Brave Murder Day'". Decibel Magazine . Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.