Jonas Renkse singing for Katatonia in 2007
|Also known as
Lord J. Renkse
19 May 1975 |
Hägersten, Stockholm, Sweden
||Death-doom, Doom metal, alternative metal, death metal, alternative rock, gothic rock, progressive metal
||Musician, singer-songwriter, producer.
||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, founding member, songwriter, bassist, backing vocalist, ex-guitarist (2004) of the band Bloodbath. He was also the founding member, drummer, vocalist, guitarist & songwriter of the band October Tide.
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.
Jonas Renkse has a son, and is best friends with singer Mikael Åkerfeldt of the band Opeth.
- Breeding Death (2000) - bass, songwriting & backing vocals
- Resurrection Through Carnage (2002) - bass, songwriting, backing vocals, production, engineering & photography
- Nightmares Made Flesh (2004) - bass, songwriting, backing vocals & guitar
- Unblessing the Purity (2008) - bass, songwriting & art direction
- The Fathomless Mastery (2008) - bass, songwriting (2, 3, 6, 8 & 11)
- The Wacken Carnage (2008, CD/DVD) - bass, songwriting
- Bloodbath over Bloodstock (2011, DVD) - bass, songwriting (1-8, 10-12, 14-18)
- Grand Morbid Funeral (2014, CD) - bass, songwriting
With October Tide
Bruce Soord with Jonas Renkse
- Wisdom of Crowds (2013)