Symphonic Black Metallers KATHAROS Releasing ‘Of Lineages Long Forgotten’

Stockholm (SE) – Symphonic Black Metal band KATHAROS will release new album Of Lineages Long Forgotten May 13 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats via Willowtip Records. KATHAROS exalts the Scandinavian black/death-sound with killer riffs, epic symphonic arrangements and crushing drums in the vein of Emperor and Dimmu Borgir.

The album’s first single, “The World Serpent’s Marrow,” is streaming at:

KATHAROS’ sophomore album Of Lineages Long Forgotten offers a fresh take on the symphonic black metal genre with complex yet unrelenting arrangements recorded in the legendary Necromorbus Studio (Mayhem, Watain et al.). The album rewards multiple listens without compromising energy or flow (in the vein of Emperor). It is an album that easily flows from epic majestic pieces to blasting infernos. It will draw the listener in with harmony and then deep dive into intriguing dissonance.

The band sums it up most succinctly in stating that “we are very proud of the album, and this recording sets the music in its right aural space.”


Track Listing:

  1. Those Hornclad
  2. Feigned Retreat
  3. Of Lineages Long Forgotten
  4. The World Serpent’s Marrow
  5. Lay Yersinian Siege
  6. I Waged War
  7. Most Dread Portent


Mixed and mastered in Necromorbus Studio, Söderfors, by Tore Stjerna.

Engineered at Necromorbus Studio, Stockholm, by Simon Wizén and Tore Stjerna.

All music and lyrics by Katharos

Backing vocals by Robin “Rob the slob” Westlund from Repuked.

Artwork by Eliran Kantor

Band photo by Matthias Hammar


Guitar and vocals: Richard Annerhall
Guitar and bass: Max Müssbichler
Keyboards: Christofer Sköld
Drums: Tatu Kerttula
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