Katatonia's Anders Nystrom and Roger Ojersson on finding creative rebirth in the electronic textures of City Burials

(Image credit: Caroline Traitler; Prime Abundance)

Katatonia were creatively spent as they entered 2018, and for the first time since forming in Stockholm in 1991, they knew they had to put the band on pause. 

While on hiatus, vocalist Jonas Renske and guitarist Anders Nyström channeled their energies into a brutal death metal LP with side-project Bloodbath; Renske had also started writing songs on his own, some with a more electronic edge. 

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.