20 Years Ago: KATATONIA release Sounds of Decay

Daily Noise - 8 December 2017

20 Years Ago: KATATONIA release Sounds of Decay

20 Years Ago: KATATONIA release Sounds of Decay


Recorded at Sunlight Studio in Stockholm, KATATONIA released the Sounds of Decay EP on this day in 1997. It followed the incredible Brave Murder Day, released just over a year before.

The cover art was taken from E. Elias Merhige's 1990 film Begotten.

...it's from a film, it was Roberto from Avantgarde who came up with the picture -- you know, he has kind of morbid tastes, and he was like "I've got a perfect picture for you!". It's from a movie called "Begotten", I think, and that picture is God committing suicide, and we thought "Whoa, this is cool", and I think it's very, very dark. It's kind of morbid!
- Jonas Renkse / Katatonia interview, Chronicles of Chaos, 2001

Watch Begotten below.

Begotten (1990 - Full Film)