Latest news: Tue, Apr 01 2014, THY CATAFALQUE
Latest release: "Rengeteg"
Release date: Fri, Nov 11 2011, US Tue, Jan 10 2012
Multi-instrumentalist Tamás Kátai's avant-garde metal band THY CATAFALQUE is streaming their most recent full length album, 'Rengeteg' here. 'Rengeteg' is a forward-thinking metal album that saw the band take a huge step forward in their ever evolving sound.
What started out as a black metal band assembled by Kátai in 1999, has transformed into an eclectic amalgamation of Metal, Folk, and progressive rock. Branded "Avant-garde Metal" by its mastermind, the songs and sounds drift and swirl between crystalline structures and harsh, somber soundscapes. Despite its scope and range, Tamás Kátai's mature songwriting maintains the precarious balance between the exciting and the consistent, and nonetheless heavy.
THY CATAFALQUE is taking another huge step in its ever evolving and shape shifting musical development. What started out as a Black Metal band project formed by multi-instrumentalist and singer Tamás Kátai aided by guitarist János Juhász with their album debut "Sublunary Tragedies" (1999) has meanwhile turned into something very different. Although the dark roots of THY CATAFALQUE are occasionally still shining through its forthcoming fifth full-length "Rengeteg" (2002), the by now solo project of Tamás Kátai is an eclectic amalgamation of Metal, Folklore, Rock and even some Pop. Branded Avant-garde Metal by its mastermind, the songs and sounds drift and swirl between beautifully fragile crystalline structures into harsh and sombre soundscapes. Despite its scope and range Tamás Kátai's mature songwriting keeps the precarious balance between the exciting and the consistent. As on THY CATAFALQUE's previous release "Róka hasa radio" (2009) Ágnes Tóth from the neo-folk outfit The Moon And The Nightspirit contributes her haunting female vocals. The Hungarian already gained glowing reviews and a growing number of adherents through "Microcosmos" (2001) and even his self-released "Tűnő idő tárlat" (2004), but now THY CATAFALQUE is ready to be acknowledged by a worldwide audience. Get enchanted by the magic of "Rengeteg"!
|Tamás Kátai||Guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, programs|