Jonas Renkse

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Jonas Renkse
Jonas Renkse singing for Katatonia in 2007
Background information
Also known as Lord Seth
Lord J. Renkse[1]
Born (1975-05-19) 19 May 1975 (age 41)
Hägersten, Stockholm, Sweden
Origin Hägersten
Genres Death-doom, Doom metal, alternative metal, death metal, alternative rock, gothic rock, progressive metal
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, producer.
Instruments Vocals, bass, guitar, drums.

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.

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)[9]



Guest vocals[edit]







  1. ^ "Katatonia Guitarist: We Really Didn't Want To Make A Clone Of The Great Cold Distance Album". Blabbermouth. January 7, 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Company credit checks reports and Directors reports | checkSURE". Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Members". Katatonia. 1975-05-19. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 
  4. ^ "Bloodbath Confirmed For U.K.'s Bloodstock Festival". Blabbermouth. February 9, 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. ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  9. ^ "Bruce Soord with Jonas Renske : Wisdom of Crowds". Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  10. ^ "Swallow The Sun Schedules Acoustic Show". Blabbermouth. September 2, 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "Ayreon: Complete List Of Guest Musicians For New CD Revealed". Blabbermouth. October 29, 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  12. ^ "Katatonia Frontman Guests On New Pantheon I Album". Blabbermouth. July 13, 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  13. ^ "Katatonia lead singer has gone with the TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2". TC-Helicon. Retrieved 2011-07-20. 

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