Label : Peaceville
Release : 28-11-2011
Katatonia was formed in 1991 by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Their debut album, 'Dance of December Souls', was released in 1993, gaining the band recognition for their eclectic brand of gothic doom/death metal and joining acts such as Paradise Lot and My Dying Bride as one of the genre's defining bands. 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.
'For Funerals to Come' is an incredibly rare piece of death/doom metal mastery from back in 1994, which was recorded following Katatonia's debut album, 'Dance of December Souls'. It was recorded with Dan Swanö at the famous Unisound Studios and contains the trademarks of early era Katatonia with the haunting guitar melodies and slow tempo combining with the tortured vocals of Jonas Renkse to create an aura of melancholy and gothic darkness.
This edition of 'For Funerals to Come' contains 2 extra tracks, 'Black Erotica' and 'Love of the Swan' (both also recorded at Unisound later in 1994), which had previously appeared on an obscure compilation. It is presented on black vinyl and limited to 1500 copies only, and contains new liner notes from co-founding member, writer and guitarist, Anders Nyström.