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Jonas Renkse

Jonas Renkse

Real/full name:
Jonas Petter Renkse
43 (born May 19th, 1975)
Place of origin:
Sweden (Hägersten)


He is one of the founding member of Katatonia along with Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström, they both founded the Death Metal project Bloodbath.
Jonas was also the drummer of Katatonia until 1998 album Discouraged Ones. Renkse and Fredrik "North" Norrman formed the band October Tide in 1994, he left the band in 1999.


Wisdom of Crowds is an electronic/experimental project, where Jonas collaborated with Bruce Soord. They released their debut album in 2013.

He has also performed guest vocals for:

Long Distance Calling - All vocals on the track "Nearing Grave" (07:48) from the album "Avoid the Light"

Sailors With Wax Wings - Vocals on "If I Should Cast Off This Tattered Coat" (07:24) on the album ...


Bass, Vocals (backing) (1998-present), Guitars (2004)

2000 Breeding Death (EP) Bass, Vocals (backing)
2002 Resurrection Through Carnage Bass, Vocals (backing)
2004 Nightmares Made Flesh Bass, Guitars, Vocals (backing), Lyrics (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 12)
2008 Unblessing the Purity (EP) Bass
2008 The Wacken Carnage (Live album) Bass
2008 The Fathomless Mastery Bass, Songwriting (tracks 2, 3, 6, 8, 11)
2011 Bloodbath over Bloodstock (Video) Bass
2014 Bloodbath over Bloodstock (Live album) Bass
2014 Grand Morbid Funeral Bass (as "Lord Seth")
2017 Autopsy vs Bloodbath (Split) Bass
2018 The Arrow of Satan Is Drawn Songwriting (tracks 1, 4, 6, 8), Bass, Lyrics (track 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8) (as "Lord Seth")
(show all)


Vocals (lead), Guitars, Keyboards, Programming (1991-present), Drums (1991-1998)

1991 Rehearsal (Demo) Vocals, Drums
1992 Jhva Elohim Meth (Demo) Vocals, Drums, Lyrics (as "Lord Seth")
1992 Rehearsal 92 (Demo) Vocals, Drums
1993 Dance of December Souls Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Lyrics (as "Lord Seth")
1995 For Funerals to Come... (EP) Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Lyrics (as "Renkse")
1996 Primordial / Katatonia (Split) Vocals, Drums
1996 Jhva Elohim Meth / Alone Walkyng (Split) Vocals, Drums
1996 Brave Murder Day Vocals (clean), Drums, Lyrics
1997 Sounds of Decay (EP) Drums, Lyrics (tracks 1, 3)
1998 Saw You Drown (EP) Vocals, Drums, Bass (track 1)
1998 Discouraged Ones Bass (tracks 6, 9), Vocals (lead), Guitars, Drums, Lyrics
1999 Tonight's Decision Vocals, Songwriting, Lyrics
2001 Teargas (EP) Vocals, Lyrics
2001 Last Fair Deal Gone Down Vocals, Lyrics
2001 Tonight's Music (EP) Vocals, Lyrics
2003 Viva Emptiness Vocals, Guitars, Programming
2005 The Black Sessions (Compilation) Vocals (DVD)
2006 My Twin (Single) Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming, Lyrics
2006 The Great Cold Distance Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming, Lyrics
2006 Deliberation (Single) Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming
2007 July (Single) Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming, Lyrics
2007 Live Consternation (Live album) Vocals
2009 Night Is the New Day Vocals
2010 Day and Then the Shade (Single) Vocals
2010 The Longest Year (EP) Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming, Lyrics
2012 Buildings (Single) Vocals (lead)
2012 Dead End Kings Vocals (lead), Guitars, Keyboards
2012 Lethean (Single) Vocals (lead)
2013 Last Fair Day Gone Night (Live album) Vocals (lead)
2013 Dethroned & Uncrowned Vocals, Guitars (lead), Keyboards (additional)
2015 Sanctitude (Live album) Vocals, Guitars
2016 The Fall of Hearts Vocals (lead), Guitars, Keyboards
2017 Proscenium (EP) Vocals (lead), Guitars, Keyboards, Programming, Drums
2017 The Great Cold Distance (Live in Bulgaria with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra) (Live album) Guitars
(show all)

Wisdom of Crowds

Vocals (2013-present)

October Tide

Drums, Guitars, Vocals (1994-1999)

1995 Promo Tape (Demo) Drums, Guitars, Vocals
1997 Rain Without End Drums, Vocals
1999 Grey Dawn Drums, Guitars


2008 01011001 Vocals (CD1 track 1; CD2 tracks 2, 4, 6)
2018 Ayreon Universe - Best of Ayreon Live (Video) Vocals

Pantheon I

2009 Worlds I Create Vocals (additional) (track 4)

Swallow the Sun

2007 Hope Vocals (track 3)


2012 Switchblade Vocals

The Ocean

2018 Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic Vocals (track 5)

Edge of Sanity

1997 Infernal Lyrics (track 7)


1995 For Funerals to Come... (EP) Producer (drums, percussion)
1998 Discouraged Ones Art direction, Design (digipack)
1999 Tonight's Decision Art direction
2001 Last Fair Deal Gone Down Art direction
2003 Viva Emptiness Producer, Mixing, Art direction, Lyrics
2005 The Black Sessions (Compilation) Producer
2006 My Twin (Single) Producer, Art direction
2006 The Great Cold Distance Producer, Art direction
2006 Deliberation (Single) Producer
2007 July (Single) Producer (tracks 1, 3)
2009 Night Is the New Day Producer
2010 Day and Then the Shade (Single) Producer
2010 The Longest Year (EP) Producer, Engineering, Mixing (track 2), Remixing (track 4)
2012 Buildings (Single) Producer, Mixing
2012 Dead End Kings Producer, Mixing, Art direction, Lyrics
2012 Lethean (Single) Producer, Mixing
2013 Dethroned & Uncrowned Producer
2016 The Fall of Hearts Producer, Art direction
(show all)


2000 I Lyrics (track 7)
2005 Nightfall Overture Lyrics (tracks 6, 9)


2003 Still Day Beneath the Sun (Single) Producer

The Few Against Many

2009 Sot Lyrics (track 6)
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