Official press release

Candlelight Records today confirms the worldwide signing of October Tide. The band featuring guitarist Fredrick Norrman, vocalist Tobias Netzell, drummer Robin Bergh, and session bassist Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry, Carnal Forge) is currently finishing work on their still untitled new album. Expected for release early fall, it will be the first new recording from the band in over ten years. It follows recent reissue of the band's acclaimed debut Rain Without End.

Formed in 1995 by then Katatonia guitarist Norrman and Katatonia/Bloodbath vocalist Jonas Renkse, October Tide quickly made a mark with two albums recorded and released during the years 1997 and 1999. Much of the band's music was written during a short break up of Katatonia which later proved only temporary as the band would reform and continues today; their latest album Night Of The New Day features work by Norrman. October Tide would not perform live during this short period of activity and few interviews with the members were granted despite praise from both media and fans. The band, until reforming in late 2009, would maintain a cult status throughout the doom/metal community.

Decibel Magazine calls Rain Without End "a peculiar album. It reminds of past and future Katatonia albums yet, it's entirely unique in vibe and riff assembly. October Tide's slow to mid-paced doom/death stuns... Renkse and Norrman using counterpoint, build/release tension and melody to peerless effect". EBlogger Lonely Ghost Transmissions on its 2008 review of the album's European re-release says, "Rain Without End is without a doubt the greatest doom-death metal album ever".

Candlelight Records is distributed exclusively in the United States by Caroline Distribution, EMI Music for Canada, and Plastichead Music for the rest of the world.


Source: candlelightrecords.co.uk
Band profile: October Tide
 
Posted: 24.03.2010 by White Winter Sun



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Troy Killjoy - 24.03.2010 at 20:33  
Hopefully their new material is more along the lines of Rain Without End. Regardless, I look forward to it.
Vitriolic Hate - 24.03.2010 at 20:43  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 24.03.2010 at 20:33

Hopefully their new material is more along the lines of Rain Without End. Regardless, I look forward to it.

yeah it would be cool!
Dexter_prog - 24.03.2010 at 21:18  
OMG, I thought the band was dead
Black Conundrum - 24.03.2010 at 23:32  
Hey, so I guess October Tide has reunited? That is awesome; I want to hear their new material, then. I didn't know this was happening until I read this.
distorted rage - 24.03.2010 at 23:57  
This certainly is a bit of good news!
the stranger - 25.03.2010 at 00:49  
This is excellent.
Zuzuz0r - 25.03.2010 at 00:54  
Wow, didn't expected them to come back, it will be interesting to hear something new by them.
INÆRIS - 25.03.2010 at 06:10  
Alright! Good stuff will happen.
Carrion Misery - 25.03.2010 at 17:06  
Saw their name every where for years and finally started listening to them a few months ago. Crazy how they got back together as I recently said it sucks they aren't together anymore. Can't wait to hear this.
JÄY - 25.03.2010 at 17:42  
"The band featuring guitarist Fredrick Norrman, vocalist Tobias Netzell, drummer Robin Bergh, and session bassist Jonas Kjellgren"

Jonas Renkse isnt going to be a part of this?
Raiden - 26.03.2010 at 13:48  
Written by JÄY on 25.03.2010 at 17:42

"The band featuring guitarist Fredrick Norrman, vocalist Tobias Netzell, drummer Robin Bergh, and session bassist Jonas Kjellgren"

Jonas Renkse isnt going to be a part of this?

Yeah I wondered that myself. Perhaps he's too busy with Katatonia.
iaberis - 14.09.2010 at 04:44  
Written by Raiden on 26.03.2010 at 13:48

Written by JÄY on 25.03.2010 at 17:42

"The band featuring guitarist Fredrick Norrman, vocalist Tobias Netzell, drummer Robin Bergh, and session bassist Jonas Kjellgren"

Jonas Renkse isnt going to be a part of this?

Yeah I wondered that myself. Perhaps he's too busy with Katatonia.

Seems like one chose Katatonia and the other went on with October Tide... Did they fight or something?
Raiden - 16.09.2010 at 08:22  
Written by iaberis on 14.09.2010 at 04:44

Written by Raiden on 26.03.2010 at 13:48

Written by JÄY on 25.03.2010 at 17:42

"The band featuring guitarist Fredrick Norrman, vocalist Tobias Netzell, drummer Robin Bergh, and session bassist Jonas Kjellgren"

Jonas Renkse isnt going to be a part of this?

Yeah I wondered that myself. Perhaps he's too busy with Katatonia.

Seems like one chose Katatonia and the other went on with October Tide... Did they fight or something?

Dunno man, not that I know of.

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