Jonas Renkse

Jonas Petter Renkse (born 19 May 1975) is a Swedish musician in the bands Katatonia[2][3] (1991–) as lead vocalist, founder, songwriter (1991–1994, 1997–) and formerly as drummer (1991–1994, 1996–1998); in Bloodbath[4] (1998–) as bassist, founder, songwriter; and in Wisdom of Crowds (2013–) as co-vocalist.

Jonas Renkse
Jonas Renkse singing for Katatonia in 2007
Jonas Renkse singing for Katatonia in 2007
Background information
Also known asLord Seth
Lord J. Renkse[1]
Born (1975-05-19) 19 May 1975 (age 47)
Hägersten, Stockholm, Sweden
OriginHägersten
GenresDeath-doom, doom metal, alternative metal, death metal, alternative rock, gothic rock, progressive metal
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, producer.
InstrumentsVocals, bass, guitar, drums.
Websitejonasrenkse.com

He was also the founding member, drummer, vocalist, guitarist & songwriter of the band October Tide.[5]

HistoryEdit

In 1995 Katatonia was put on a halt due to not having a suitable lineup, and Renkse subsequently decided to form October Tide.

In 1996, Jonas' performance of death vocals had taken such a toll that by 1997 he would only sing cleanly. By 1998, Renkse decided he would focus strictly on vocals and abandon drums.

Renkse wanted to guest on The Ocean's album, Precambrian but due to Katatonia's touring schedule during the production, The Ocean was not able to approach him on time. He would later appear on the track "Devonian: Nascent" off of their 2018 release Phanerozoic I: Paleozoic, as well as "Jurassic | Cretaceous" from the 2020 release Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic & Cenozoic.

Personal lifeEdit

Renkse has three children,[6] and is best friends with singer Mikael Åkerfeldt of the band Opeth.[7][6] Åkerfeldt recorded part of the Blackwater Park album at Renkse's house.[8]

DiscographyEdit

With KatatoniaEdit

With BloodbathEdit

With October TideEdit

Bruce Soord with Jonas RenkseEdit

  • Wisdom of Crowds (2013)[9]

LyricsEdit

ProducerEdit

Guest vocalsEdit

EquipmentEdit

VocalsEdit

OtherEdit

GuitarsEdit

  • Ibanez 1975 Cherry (Electric)
  • Session Acoustic Steel Six-strings (Acoustic)

BassEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Katatonia Guitarist: We Really Didn't Want To Make A Clone Of The Great Cold Distance Album". Blabbermouth. 7 January 2010. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Company credit checks reports and Directors reports | checkSURE". Checksure.biz. Retrieved 28 July 2014.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Members". Katatonia. 1 May 1975. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Bloodbath Confirmed For U.K.'s Bloodstock Festival". Blabbermouth. 9 February 2010. Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  5. ^ "October Tide: Remastered Debut To Be Reissued Next Year". Blabbermouth. 12 December 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Interviews – Bloodbath's Jonas Renkse". Alternative-Zine.com. 1 September 2004. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Mikael Akerfeldt on Porcupine Tree. (Part 1)". Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
  8. ^ Åkerfeldt, Mikael. "Blackwater Park Session Diary". Opeth.com. Archived from the original on 12 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2009.
  9. ^ "Bruce Soord with Jonas Renske : Wisdom of Crowds". Kscopemusic.com. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Swallow The Sun Schedules Acoustic Show". Blabbermouth. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  11. ^ "Ayreon: Complete List Of Guest Musicians For New CD Revealed". Blabbermouth. 29 October 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  12. ^ "Katatonia Frontman Guests On New Pantheon I Album". Blabbermouth. 13 July 2009. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  13. ^ a b "Ayreon Universe". Arjen Lucassen. 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  14. ^ "ERA EP". Off The Cross. 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Katatonia lead singer has gone with the TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2". TC-Helicon. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.

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