You Can Try Out To Be KATATONIA's New Guitarist!
Man, Katatonia has gone from occasionally posting about upcoming shows to an all-out reorganization of itself regarding a new album in the past two days, huh? The band initially took to the Internet on November 11 to announce its new drummer and the fact that it was headed into the studio to record quite soon!
Now Katatonia has not a statement, but a question for you- do you want to be in the band? Here's what the band says via its website.
We’d like to thank Tomas ’Plytet’ Åkvik for his time playing with the band as our session live guitarist. Unfortunately due to the extensive plans with the new album cycle it collides with his other commitments, so Tomas last gig with the band will be the 70000 tons of metal cruise in January.
Meanwhile, we’re already looking at a few candidates, but will also accept submissions for the guitar position through our management Northern Music Company. So apply if, and only if, you meet the following criteria:
- 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 allround 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.
If you can tick off all the above, then please email: email@example.com with the subject line ”guitarist submission” and include:
- Personal description with photos.
- Musical biography/discography.
- Links to audio/videos of you playing and performing (do not attach any audio or video in the email, only links are accepted!)
Thank you and good luck!
So hey, give it a shot! See what happens! Double so if you're Swedish and are from Stockholm, as it sounds like you'll have a really good shot should that particular set of circumstances befall you.