Here is YOUR chance to play with Katatonia


Time to start brushing up on your Swedish.

Bummer-metallers Katatonia announced yesterday via their website that they have parted ways with live guitarist Tomas “Plytet” Akvik. Citing other commitments, the band said that Akvik’s last gig will be at the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise in January. Katatonia’s loss can be your gain, though, as the band is now looking for a new guitarist.

Have you ever wanted to jam out to “Forsaker” or express your inner-most sadness during “Saw You Drown” in front of thousands? Well now is your chance to become the live session guitarist for Katatonia. If being a session musician doesn’t sound that great, keep in mind that both Dan Swanö and Mikael Akerfeldt were both session musicians for the band. That’s pretty good company to be in.

Requirements include:

You are 100% into Katatonia’s current sound, but also well aware of the band’s entire history.

  • You have good singing abilities and are able to perform live backing vocals.
  • You are an all-round guitar player with good skills to play lead/solo guitar.
  • You have live experience.
  • You are a fast learner.
  • You are between 25-40 years old.
  • You have a considerable head start if you already live in Sweden (ideally Stockholm) and speak Swedish.

Think you have what it takes? Hopefully the Swedish thing won’t be a stumbling block for you. I’m sure exceptions can be made if you can do everything else well. Also if you have a good metal face and long, luxurious metal hair. Send a message to the band at with the subject line “Guitarist Submission”.

Full details can be found on Katatonia’s website. Good luck!

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