» » Katatonia - Dance Of December Souls

Katatonia - Dance Of December Souls download album

  • Performer: Katatonia
  • Title: Dance Of December Souls
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: Sweden
  • Formats: RA DXD DTS XM DMF WAV MP2
  • Released: 2010
  • Style: Black Metal, Doom Metal
  • MP3 album: 1159 mb
  • FLAC album: 1132 mb
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 531
Katatonia - Dance Of December Souls download album

Dance of December Souls. Caption Settings Dialog. Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.

Dance of December Souls is the first full-length album by Katatonia. The album was released on CD in 1993 by No Fashion Records and LP by Helion Records, released in the USA in 1999 by Century Black.

Dance of December Souls" has been the overshadowed album in Katatonia's career. Many fans would consider listening to their gothic to non-gothic metal era (1998-present) and death-doom fans would call "Brave Murder Day" a more influential album that would inspire the sounds of different death-doom bands in the future like Swallow the Sun, and Rapture. Granted, Katatonia's debut album compared to their entire discography, remains as the bands most sophisticated masterpieces in terms of sound and lyrical themes

Listen free to Katatonia – Dance Of December Souls (Seven Dreaming Souls (Intro), Gateways Of Bereavement and more). The debut full-length album, released December 1993 on CD by No Fashion Records (pressed three times between 1993 and 2003). Recorded April 1993 at Unisound Studios. Produced by Katatonia and Dan Swanö.

With their first full album, 1993's Dance of December Souls, Sweden's Katatonia proved that classic death/doom need not come from England, whence, until then, the genre had flourished at the hands of Paradise Lost, Anathema, and My Dying Bride.

Katatonia : Dance of December Souls. Gothic Doom, Sweden (1993 - No Fashion Records) Learn more. Tall are the shadows that dance before me as they Shows the way to the Dawn An Autumn forest that never reach Condemned to Sorrow. Chasing the Wind, Like a Spirit fly Through the Autumn trees, Towards the Sky Hoofs are pounding, In the clouds above The Chariot of Sorrow, Watch me die Hear the Violin, So sad and blackened Like a Breeze, The songs of Drynhwyl Chasing the wind, Like my spirit die Dreaming of the Queen, The queen of roses

Dance Of December Souls. By: Katatonia (1993, Rock). 1. Seven Dreaming Souls (Intro). 2. Gateways Of Bereavement. 3. In Silence Enshrined. 6. Velvet Thorns (Of Drynwhyl).


A1 Seven Dreaming Souls
A2 Gateways Of Bereavement
A3 In Silence Enshrined
B3 Without God
B4 Elohim Meth
B5 Velvet Thorns
C1 Tomb Of Insomnia
C2 Dancing December
D1 Midwinter Gates
D2 Without God
D3 Palace Of Frost
D4 The Northern Silence
D5 Crimson Tears


  • Arranged By – Katatonia
  • Art Direction – Nyström*
  • Artwork [Original], Design [Original], Photography By – Tom Martinsen
  • Bass – Blackheim (tracks: D1 to D5), Israphel Wing (tracks: A1 to C2)
  • Keyboards, Harmony Vocals – Day DiSyraah
  • Layout [Vinyl] – Antti Saarinen
  • Lyrics By, Drums, Vocals – Lord J. Renkse* (tracks: A1 to C2), Lord Seth (tracks: D1 to D5)
  • Music By, Guitar – Blackheim
  • Photography By – Lennart Kaltea
  • Producer, Engineer, Photography By – Dan Swanö
  • Producer, Photography By – Katatonia
  • Remastered By – Joona Lukala


The 'Dance of December Souls' double vinyl includes both the original album and the 'Jhva Elohim Meth' mini album, with all music carefully remastered for vinyl.

The 2LP has thick gatefold covers, printed inner bags and two records. Some inner bags were misprinted.

Pressing info:
700 x black vinyl
300 x transparent blue vinyl (this)

Tracks A1 to C2 are from the "Dance of December Souls" album. Tracks D1 to D5 are from the "Jhva Elohim Meth" EP.
Tracks A1 to C2 recorded & mixed at Unisound Studio, 4-9th April 1993, Finspang, Sweden.
Tracks D1 to D5 recorded & mixed at Gorysound Studio, 3-5th July 1992, Finspang, Sweden.
Vinyl remastered in Turku, 2010.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
NFR 005 Katatonia Dance Of December Souls ‎(CD, Album, M/Print) No Fashion Records NFR 005 Sweden 1993
SVR 007 Katatonia Dance Of December Souls ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Svart Records SVR 007 Finland 2010
none Katatonia Dance Of December Souls ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Moon Records , WVS Records none Ukraine Unknown
HEL 023-1 Katatonia Dance Of December Souls ‎(LP, Album) Hellion Records HEL 023-1 Brazil 1995
CDVILED175 Katatonia Dance Of December Souls ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Peaceville CDVILED175 UK 2007

Related music albums: