Katatonia formed in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden and was brought together by long time friends, Anders Nystrm (aka Blakkheim) and Jonas Renkse (aka Lord Seth). After more than a year of rehearsals and composing, the first real fruits of their labour came to light in mid 1992 with the release of the demo 'Jhva Elohim Meth', recorded at Sweden's Gorysound Studio and produced by the multi-musician Dan Swan. The demo sold out immediately, bringing Katatonia to the attention of Dutch label Vic Records, who went on to re-release the demo as a mini CD, titled 'Jhva Elohim Meth - the Revival'. With the CD selling out fast and their reputation spreading like a wildfire through the underground, the duo knew they would need a fuller line-up to move the band up and forward. So, bassist Guillaume Le Huche (aka Israphel Wing) was enlisted to their ranks, enabling them to perform live in concert for the first time in their career.