Brave Murder Day

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Brave Murder Day
Studio album by
Released1 August 1996[1]
RecordedJuly 1996
LabelAvantgarde Music
Katatonia chronology
For Funerals to Come...
Brave Murder Day
Sounds of Decay
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]

Brave Murder Day is Katatonia's second full-length album, released on 1 August 1996 by Avantgarde Music.[4]

This album created a new guitar position with Fredrik Norrman's input, and features growled vocals by Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth.

The original version of the record was not mastered, but the 2006 Peaceville Records re-release finally released a mastered version of the album and included the Sounds of Decay EP as bonus tracks.[4] The remastered edition also includes new liner notes by Anders Nyström. The previous Century Black reissue of the album included the four tracks from the band's For Funerals to Come EP. A vinyl release was issued through the band's Northern Silence Productions.

Track listing[]

All lyrics written by Jonas Renkse, all music composed by Katatonia.

1."Brave" 10:16
2."Murder"Note 14:54
3."Day" 4:28
4."Rainroom"Note 16:31
5."12"Note 28:18
6."Endtime"Note 36:46
Total length:41:13
Century Black Reissue
7."Funeral Wedding"8:40
8."Shades of Emerald Fields"5:24
9."For Funerals to Come..."2:50
Total length:59:20
8."At Last"6:13
9."Inside the Fall"6:20
10."Funeral Wedding"8:40
11."Shades of Emerald Fields"5:25
12."For Funerals to Come..."2:50
Total length:78:01
Peaceville Records 2006 Reissue
8."At Last"6:13
9."Inside the Fall"6:20
Total length:59:54


  1. ^ "Murder" & "Rainroom" are featured on Brave Yester Days.
  2. ^ "12" is a re-recorded version of the song Black Erotica from the W.A.R. Compilation Volume 1 (1995). The song can also be found on the 2004 compilation Brave Yester Days.
  3. ^ "Endtime" is one of very few Katatonia recordings to utilize samples, featuring a clip of dialogue from the Stanley Kubrick film, The Shining, during the latter half of the song's lengthy intro.


The list of personnel involved in this album, as it appears in the booklet:

  • Dan Swanöengineering
  • Bildhuset – front and back cover photos
  • Lennart Kaltea – photos
  • Tom – digital design


  1. ^ "CoC : Katatonia : Interview : 8/12/2001".
  2. ^ Dick, Chris. "Doomsday Celebration - The Making of Katatonia's Brave Murder Day Archived July 9, 2012, at the Wayback Machine", Decibel Issue 37, November 2007
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b "KATATONIA Vocalist Talks About Touring North America For First Time". 23 October 2006.
  5. ^ "back.jpg (image)". Retrieved 2012-02-08.
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