Media: LP 180-220 gr Label : Peaceville Press : VILELP534 - Sweden Year : 2017
New or Used : reissue new
A 2017 vinyl edition of the 1999 release from October Tide (the band featuring Fredrik Norrman and Katatonia's Jonas Renkse. Sweden's October Tide was the project formed by Katatonia members Jonas Renkse and Fredrik Norrman in 1995, with much of the material being written during a period of inactivity for their main band. Grey Dawn was October Tide's second album, originally released in 1999. Grey Dawn is in a similar vein to early Katatonia with the melancholy atmosphere conjured from Doom riffing layered with sombre melodic guitar leads, and is often seen stylistically as a successor to the classic Brave Murder Day'. As Katatonia started to progress further away from the more extreme side of Metal towards new territories. Grey Dawn was recorded at Studio Underground (Carnal Forge) in Sweden. The album recording line-up featured Jonas on guitars and drums. Fredrik performed guitars and bass, and vocals were carried out by session member Marten Hansen from the Gothenburg melodic Death Metal act, A Canorous Quintet. Presented for the first time on vinyl, an additional CD copy is included.