October Tide in 2011.
|Years active||1994–1999, 2009–present|
|Labels||Vic, Avantgarde Music, Pulverised Records, Agonia Records|
|Associated acts||Katatonia, Bloodbath, Scar Symmetry, In Mourning, Letters From The Colony|
Mattias "Kryptan" Norrman
|Past members|| Jonas Renkse |
October Tide is a Swedish death/doom metal side project that was created in 1994 by Katatonia vocalist Jonas Renkse and then-Katatonia guitarist Fred Norrman.
October Tide's debut album, Rain Without End , was recorded in 1995 and released on Vic Records in 1997.During this period October Tide maintained a low profile, deciding not to tour or give any interviews.
October Tide's second album, Grey Dawn , was released in 1999 by Avantgarde Music.[ citation needed ] The band enlisted Mårten Hansen of A Canorous Quintet to replace Renkse on vocals. The album was remastered and re-released by Peaceville Records in 2007.[ citation needed ] After the release of Grey Dawn , October Tide disbanded.[ citation needed ]
After leaving Katatonia, Norrman reformed October Tide in early 2009. The new line-up didn't include founding member Jonas Renkse, but instead consisted of Norrman on guitars, Tobias Netzell on vocals, Robin Bergh on drums and Jonas Kjellgren as a session bassist.The band entered the studio to record a new album. October Tide signed to Candlelight Records in March 2010.
In July 2010, October Tide performed live at Hell's Pleasure Metalfest.Johan Jansson replaced Kjellgren on bass for the show.
A Thin Shell was released on September 28, 2010.After the album's release, Pierre Stam joined the band on bass.
In March 2012, Netzell and Stam left the band, and were replaced by Alexander Högbom and Mattias Norrman, respectively.October Tide signed with Pulverised Records in April 2012. The band entered Black Lounge Studios in late 2012 to record their new album, Tunnel of No Light . They released the album on March 25, 2013.
In 2015, drummer Robin Bergh was replaced by Jocke Wallgren.
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.
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.
Tonight's Decision is the fourth full-length album by Katatonia, released in 1999 by Peaceville Records. The album was reissued in 2003 with two bonus tracks.
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.
Viva Emptiness is the sixth full-length album by Katatonia, released in 2003 by Peaceville Records. On the album's tenth anniversary in 2013, it was re-released, featuring a new mix, mastering, and additional keyboard arrangements.
Sounds of Decay is a three-song EP released by Katatonia in 1997. The front cover is a screenshot of a decrepit god, taken from the movie Begotten.
The Great Cold Distance is the seventh full-length album by Swedish metal band Katatonia, released on 13 March 2006. The album was recorded and mixed at Fascination Street Studios, Örebro between May and August 2005.
Tonight's Music is a song by Swedish band Katatonia, released in 2001 as the only single from their fifth studio album Last Fair Deal Gone Down.
"My Twin" is a single by Swedish metal band Katatonia in 2006. It was the first single off the band's seventh studio album The Great Cold Distance. The single's music video was directed by Charlie Granberg. The single charted at no. 9 on the Finnish music charts.
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.
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.
Night Is the New Day is Katatonia's eighth full-length album. It was released 2 November 2009, in Europe and 10 November 2009, in North America through Peaceville Records. Thirteen tracks were recorded, eleven of which made it onto the record. The band describes the material as "Our most varied, diverse and possibly strongest shit all together on one and the same album". "Idle Blood" had the working title "Kozelek", named after Mark Kozelek, a member of Red House Painters, which is one Katatonia's influences. This is the last Katatonia release with the Norrman brothers.
Rain Without End is the first album by death/doom metal band October Tide. This is the only October Tide release with Jonas Renkse on vocals. The album was reissued on 10 November 2008.
A Thin Shell is the third album by death/doom metal band October Tide. This was the first album the band released in 11 years. This is the only October Tide release with vocalist Tobias Netzell.
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.
Trees of Eternity was a musical collaboration between Finnish guitarist Juha Raivio and Sweden-based, South African-born singer Aleah Stanbridge. Their music is often described as down-tempo, doom/death-inspired melancholia with angelic female vocals.
Tunnel of No Light is the fourth studio album by death/doom metal band October Tide. It was released on March 25, 2013. Tunnel of No Light was produced by Jonas Kjellgren, and released by Pulverised Records, with whom the band had recently signed. It was the first album with an official second guitarist, Emil Alstermark, and the first album with an official bass guitarist, Mattias "Kryptan" Norrman. It is also the first album with Alexander Högbom on vocals. The sound of the new album is described as being a more direct and more heavy direction while maintaining the traditional sound of the band.
Kocytean is an EP by Swedish metal band Katatonia. The album was released on April 19, 2014, as part of the 2014 iteration of Record Store Day. The release consists of a collection of six B-side songs from their prior three albums at the time - The Great Cold Distance (2006), Night is the New Day (2009), and Dead End Kings (2012). While given a limited release, it was still generally praised by critics.
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