Katatonia is a Swedish band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse (formerly Lord Seth) and Anders Nystrom
(formerlyBlackheim). Their early work was a melodic death/doom metal combination and is highly regarded by metal fans abroad.
Duringthis time they were closely associated with the band Opeth; so much so that Mikael Akerfeldt performed vocals on
theirsecond album Brave Murder Day. After a brief hiatus in 1996-1997, the band reformed and began to gravitate away
fromextreme music and closer to the depressive, sorrowful rock they are today.