Finnish melodic black metallers CATAMENIA will enter Mastervox Studios in Oulu, Finland in late September to re-record select songs from their back catalog for an upcoming compilation album, to be released in early 2012. The set is expected to include guest appearances by the band's previous vocalists Ari Nissil, Olli Mustonen and Mika Tnning.
Quality video footage of CATAMENIA's April 29, 2011 performance at the Ragnark Festival at Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, Germany can be viewed below (filmed and edited by Asif Salam of SoundShock.com).
CATAMENIA recently recruited keyboardist Jussi Sauvola (SILENT THRENODY, DECROWNED).
CATAMENIA last December announced the addition of vocalist Juha-Matti Perttunen (ALL AGAINST) to the group's ranks. The band also parted ways with Ari Nissil (guitar, vocals), Toni Kansanoja (bass/backing vocals), Kari Vhkuopus (clean vocals) and Mikko Nevanlahti (drums) and replaced them with Mikko Hepo-oja (bass), Tony Qvick (drums) and Sauli Jauhiainen (guitar).
The new CATAMENIA lineup is:
Riku Hopeakoski - Guitar
Mikko Hepo-oja - Bass
Tony Qvick - Drums
Sauli Jauhiainen - Guitar
Juha-Matti Perttunen - Vocals
Jussi Sauvola - Keyboards
CATAMENIA's most recent album, "Cavalcade", was released in February 2010 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded and mixed by Kari Vhkuopus at Mastervox Studios in Oulu, Finland and was produced by CATAMENIA. POISONBLACK/ex-SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala makes a guest appearance on the album's opening track, "Blood Trails".