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Jonas Renkse


1991-1998 Katatonia - drums, vocals  
1995-1999 October Tide - drums, guitars, vocals  
1998- Katatonia - vocals  
1998- Bloodbath - bass (as Lord Seth)  

Guest musician

2007 Swallow The Sun - vocals  
2008 Ayreon - vocals  
2009 Long Distance Calling - vocals  
2009 Pantheon I - vocals  
2012 Switchblade (SWE) - vocals  
2018 Off The Cross - vocals  
2018-2020 The Ocean - vocals  
2021 Silver Lake - vocals  
2022 Rioghan - keyboards  
2023 Ihsahn - additional vocals  
2024 Evergrey - additional vocals  


08.05.2005 Katatonia

Personal information

Also known as: Lord Seth
Born on: 19.05.1975


Jonas Renkse (born May 19, 1975), is a founding member and the lead singer of the band Katatonia. In addition, he played the drums for the band from its founding in 1991 through the band's 1998 album Discouraged Ones. Early in his career with the band, he used the names Lord Seth and Lord J. Renkse.

Renkse was also a member of the band October Tide, releasing albums in 1997 and 1999, and is also currently the bassist for Bloodbath. He has recently contributed vocals to the latest Ayreon album, 01011001, along with a number of other guest singers. His contribution to 01011001 includes his clean singing style, as featured on recent Katatonia albums, along with some death growls, the first time of which he's recorded such vocals in eleven years. He also provided vocals for the chorus of the song The Justice of Suffering by Finnish band Swallow The Sun. Renske wanted to guest on The Ocean's album, Precambrian but due to Katatonia's touring schedule during the production, The Ocean wasn't able to approach him on time.

Renkse's lyrics contain dark subject matter, often relating to isolation and a general incompatibility with society and human conventions.

(source: Wikipedia)