Katatonia was formed in 1991 by Anders Nystr_m 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 & joining acts such as Paradise Lot & 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 & 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 Swan_ at the famous Unisound Studios & contains the trademarks of early era Katatonia with the haunting guitar melodies & slow tempo combining with the tortured vocals of Jonas Renkse to create an aura of melancholy & gothic darkness.
This edition of ?For Funerals to Come_ contains 2 extra tracks, ?Black Erotica_ & ?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 & limited to 1500 copies only, and contains new liner notes from co-founding member, writer & guitarist, Anders Nystr_m.
Shades of Emerald Fields
For Funerals to Come