Jonas Renkse

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Jonas Renkse
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 44)
Hägersten, Stockholm, Sweden
GenresDeath-doom, doom metal, alternative metal, death metal, alternative rock, gothic rock, progressive metal
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, producer.
InstrumentsVocals, bass, guitar, drums.
Associated actsKatatonia, Bloodbath, October Tide

Jonas Petter Renkse (born 19 May 1975) is a founding member, songwriter, lead vocalist (1991–1994, 1997-) and ex-drummer (1991–1994, 1996–1998) of the band Katatonia,[2][3] founding member, songwriter, bassist, backing vocalist, ex-guitarist (2004) of the band Bloodbath.[4] He was also the founding member, drummer, vocalist, guitarist & songwriter of the band October Tide.[5]


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.

Personal life[edit]

Jonas Renkse has a son,[6] and is best friends with singer Mikael Åkerfeldt of the band Opeth.[7][6]


With Katatonia[edit]

With Bloodbath[edit]

With October Tide[edit]

Bruce Soord with Jonas Renkse[edit]

  • Wisdom of Crowds (2013)[8]



Guest vocals[edit]

September 15–16, 2017







  1. ^ "Katatonia Guitarist: We Really Didn't Want To Make A Clone Of The Great Cold Distance Album". Blabbermouth. January 7, 2010. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Company credit checks reports and Directors reports | checkSURE". Retrieved 2014-07-28.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Members". Katatonia. 1975-05-19. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-07-20.
  4. ^ "Bloodbath Confirmed For U.K.'s Bloodstock Festival". Blabbermouth. February 9, 2010. Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  5. ^ "October Tide: Remastered Debut To Be Reissued Next Year". Blabbermouth. December 12, 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Interviews - Bloodbath's Jonas Renkse". 2004-09-17. Retrieved 2011-07-20.
  7. ^ "Mikael Akerfeldt on Porcupine Tree. (Part 1)". Retrieved 5 April 2011.
  8. ^ "Bruce Soord with Jonas Renske : Wisdom of Crowds". Retrieved 2014-07-28.
  9. ^ "Swallow The Sun Schedules Acoustic Show". Blabbermouth. September 2, 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  10. ^ "Ayreon: Complete List Of Guest Musicians For New CD Revealed". Blabbermouth. October 29, 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  11. ^ "Katatonia Frontman Guests On New Pantheon I Album". Blabbermouth. July 13, 2009. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  12. ^ "Ayreon Universe". Arjen Lucassen. 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  13. ^ "ERA EP". Off The Cross. 2018. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Katatonia lead singer has gone with the TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2". TC-Helicon. Retrieved 2011-07-20.

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