Cat Fey – Vocals / Kenny Boufadene – Guitars, Vocals / Joni Kaartinen – Bass / Håkan Strind – Drums
“Hailing from Varberg/Gothenburg Sweden and formed in 2012, We Are
The Catalyst are the latest in a long and proud tradition of Swedish
hard rock and metal bands. And like Ghost and Meshuggah before them,
We Are The Catalyst are built on a creative independence that forbids
anyone the ability to rightfully compare their sound to another band.
While We Are The Catalyst have a wildly dark, inventive sound all to
their own, you wouldn’t be faulted for seeing the connection to nu-metal
and early 2000’s hard rock.
The band’s strengths- vocals, catchy metal hooks and wicked
instrumental chemistry position them as the new coming of the
more one-dimensional aspects of that era while showing just how
well done those ideas can be executed when done with integrity.
Since releasing their debut album, Monuments nearly four years ago,
We Are The Catalyst have built a reputation as one of Sweden’s most
promising rock and metal bands. With their upcoming album, Ephemeral
set to drop early next year, the first single “Predators” is the
perfect wetting of the appetite to raise anticipation and intrigue.
If Ephemeral contains tracks half as good as “Predators”, We Are The
Catalyst can very well find themselves sitting a top the mountain of
rock and metal bands of this era.”
“WHA?!? Yes. We were kicked in the face and thrown down that stairs on
that high castle beyond the mountains.
WE ARE THE CATALYST is a mix of what Evanescence brought to the game,
and the vibes that made Linkin Park tremendous. ‘Predators’ is So good.
It’s a ‘cleansing’ in a way. Our cobwebs from our head are broken.
The haze is gone.
Cat Fey’s vocals strength helps propel the song into new heights.
Fast rising is a correct assessment for WATC. Look out for more
singles prior to the upcoming ‘Ephemeral’ due to drop early 2019.
“Elevation” on Spotify.
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SAMPLE OF MUSIC VIDEOS
We Are The Catalyst - Never Fall (2018 Live at Subkultfestivalen)
We Are The Catalyst - A Million Claws (2018 Live at Subkultfestivalen)
We Are The Catalyst - Open Door (2018 Live at Subkultfestivalen)
We Are The Catalyst - Fight For Air (2015 Live at Sticky Fingers)
We Are The Catalyst - Our Way To The Sun (2015 Live at Sticky Fingers)
We Are The Catalyst - Never Fall (2015 Live at Sticky Fingers)
18th OCT – Pub Anchor – Stockholm, Sweden
5th JULY – North Rock Fest – CZECH FESTIVAL
11 AUG – DIRTY DAYS OF SUMMER. COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (Festival)
10 AUG – MALMÖFESTIVALEN, SWEDEN
15 JUN – SUBKULTFESTIVALEN, SWEDEN
07 MAR – BELSEPUB, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
CHINA TOUR 2015
29 APR – SCHOOL BAR, BEIJING, CHINA
30 APR – JIANGHU BAR, BEIJING, CHINA
01 MAY- TEMPLE BAR, BEIJING, CHINA
02 MAY – DDC (DUSK DAWN CLUB), BEIJING, CHINA
03 MAY – STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL – PLANET STAGE, SHANGHAI, CHINA
04 MAY – INFERNO CLUB. SHANGHAI, CHINA
07 AUG – BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (FESTIVAL), DERBYSHIRE, UK.
04 SEP – STICKY FINGERS, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
UK TOUR 2015
23 OCT – BIRMINGHAM INSTITUTE (SUPPORTING DELAIN)
24 OCT – CHELMSFORD – ASYLUM
26 OCT – LONDON – BLACK HEART
27 OCT – FOLKESTONE – HARP RESTRUNG
28 OCT – NORTHAMPTON – KING BILLY
29 OCT – NORWICH – B2
30 OCT – NOTTINGHAM – DOGHOUSE
31 OCT – SHEFFIELD – ROCKING CHAIR
01 NOV – HULL – O’RILEYS
03 NOV – CONSETT – CLUB THAT ROCKS
05 NOV – LANCASTER – BOBBIN
06 NOV – BOLTON – ALMA
07 NOV – WORKINGTON LOUNGE 41
6 DEC – PLANET ROCKSTOCK FESTIVAL, SOUTH WALES
Press about WATC
“We Are The Catalyst are a shining light in the rock and metal world right now. It´s rare to find a band who can hook you and captivate you as well as this band do. By combining soaring vocal lines and catchy melodies, We Are The Catalyst have set the benchmark for modern metal bands – providing an intense and awe inspiring listening experience that will have you begging for more. Their new album Elevation is going to take the world by force!” Matt Seddon – UK Promoter
“Spoiler alert: it kicks ass. In fact, this is exactly how to present a sophomore album” – Metalstorm.net
“10 / 10 Mind-blowing vocals… the most exciting prospect to emerge out of the Nordic nation in the last few years” – GMA
“We Are the Catalyst are an insatiable band that put memorability and singalong chorus together with beefy riffs and some incredible moments.” – Sam Liddicott – musicmusingsandsuch
ELEVATION – 2016 – 11 TRACKS
MONUMENTS – 2014 – 12 TRACKS