Katatonia - Dance of December Souls - Pink & Black Marble - 30th Anniversary Edition Vinyl LP
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MARKING 30 YEARS OF THE SWEDISH LEGENDS' 1993 DEBUT ALBUM OF SUPREME GOTHIC BLACKENED DOOM METAL – PRESENTED ON LIMITED EDITION MARBLED VINYL
Katatonia was formed in Stockholm Sweden, in 1991 by Anders Nystrom 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 Lost 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 which became third album 'Discouraged Ones' which is widely regarded as the main evolution point for modern day Katatonia, where a much more progressive style of metallic rock was successfully embraced.
'Dance of December Souls' was recorded at Unisound Studios, April 1993 and released later that same year. Engineering and mixing was handled by Dan Swanö (Opeth, Marduk, Dissection). This early incarnation of Katatonia contained a more doom/black metal approach, whilst always keeping the trademark sorrowful & hypnotic guitar melodies which are still evident today. The album exudes an atmosphere of utter melancholy, accentuated by the growled, despairing vocals of Jonas. Katatonia quickly became part of the leaders of the gothic doom movement alongside top UK acts Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride and Anathema.
This LP edition of ’Dance of December Souls’ is presented on limited edition pink marble-effect vinyl marking the 30th anniversary of the release, in a single sleeve including the original cover artwork and complete with printed inner bag.