Photo by Kenny Boufadene.

Cat Fey – Vocals / Kenny Boufadene – Guitars, Vocals  / Joni Kaartinen – Bass  / Håkan Strind – Drums

Contact:

Manager: info@onenightstand.tv

Band:  info@wearethecatalystofficial.com

http://www.wearethecatalystofficial.com
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http://www.youtube.com/watcofficial
http://www.twitter.com/officialwatc

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SAMPLE OF MUSIC VIDEOS

  • One More Day
    • One More Day

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  • Delusion
    • Delusion

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  • Someone Like You (Adele Cover)
    • Someone Like You (Adele Cover)

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  • Open Door
    • Open Door

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  • Fight For Air
    • Fight For Air

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LIVE VIDEOS

  • We Are The Catalyst - Never Fall (2018 Live at Subkultfestivalen)
    • We Are The Catalyst - Never Fall (2018 Live at Subkultfestivalen)

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  • We Are The Catalyst - A Million Claws (2018 Live at Subkultfestivalen)
    • We Are The Catalyst - A Million Claws (2018 Live at Subkultfestivalen)

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  • We Are The Catalyst - Open Door (2018 Live at Subkultfestivalen)
    • We Are The Catalyst - Open Door (2018 Live at Subkultfestivalen)

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  • We Are The Catalyst - Fight For Air (2015 Live at Sticky Fingers)
    • We Are The Catalyst - Fight For Air (2015 Live at Sticky Fingers)

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  • We Are The Catalyst - Our Way To The Sun (2015 Live at Sticky Fingers)
    • We Are The Catalyst - Our Way To The Sun (2015 Live at Sticky Fingers)

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  • We Are The Catalyst - Never Fall (2015 Live at Sticky Fingers)
    • We Are The Catalyst - Never Fall (2015 Live at Sticky Fingers)

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UPCOMING SHOWS

2018

TBA

2019

TBA 2019 – CZECH FESTIVAL

PAST SHOWS

2018

11 AUG – DIRTY DAYS OF SUMMER. COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (Festival)

10 AUG – MALMÖFESTIVALEN, SWEDEN

15 JUN – SUBKULTFESTIVALEN, SWEDEN

2015

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

 

BIOGRAPHY

In only a few years, Swedens Alternative Metal band We Are The Catalyst has
managed to stir up quite the buzz.

 

For example:

 

– They did their second show EVER on tour in China, followed by touring the UK
and playing several festivals in 2015.

 

– In the last couple of years, We Are The Catalyst songs on streaming services
like Spotify, Deezer etc. has been listened to over 3 million times with no label
backing involved.

 

– They have Jerry Springer in the beginning of their music video for the cover
“Don’t You Worry Child” presenting the song and talking to the viewer about the
band.

 

But let´s take it from the start.

 

Swedens We Are The Catalyst was formed in November of 2012 with the intent
goal of being a light in the dark for those who need it the most.

 

The members Cat Fey , Kenny Boufadene, Joni Kaartinen and Håkan Strind
spent years touring with their former band, the Modern Metal act One Without
(sharing bills with Dead By April, Evergrey, Katatonia and more, as well as
releasing albums on Lifeforce Records and other labels) and have channeled
their skills and passion into We Are The Catalyst.

 

The name “We Are The Catalyst” is meant as encouragement to overcome and
challenge the darker parts of ourselves and others, to invite the listeners to keep
fighting in a rough and dark world, and try to encourage them to be their best
self, even when it might seem hopeless.

 

They have been described as many things, among others Alternative Metal,
Emotional Rock, Metalcore, Electronic Rock, Pop Metal, Dark Rock, etc, all
blended into a unique mix with a strong modern feel.

 

In March of 2015, We Are The Catalyst embarked on a 10 day tour of China,
doing their second show ever being specially invited to perform at the
prestigious “Sound of the Xity” music expo in Beijing, as well as playing stand-
alone shows and Chinas biggest music festival “Strawberry Festival” in
Shanghai, where WATC headlined the “Planet Stage”.

 

In June of 2015 WATC won first prize in a competition organized by Metal
Hammer, Bloodstock and the Dutch Symphonic Metal band Delain, where the
prize was to perform at Bloodstock Open Air, with bands like Trivium, Sabaton,
Within Temptation and more, as well as opening for Delain at their Birmingham
show on their UK tour. This coincided with WATC doing their first UK headline
tour of 13 shows in October/November.

 

In December of 2015 WATC returned to the UK for the third time that year, now
headlining the second stage at the festival “Planet Rockstock” with bands like
The Darkness, FM and Rival Sons.

 

The band’s debut EP from 2013, Panem Et Circenses, was a critical and fan
favorite, earning the band spots on several major soundtracks and video airplay
in over 20 countries. Considering their pedigree, this shouldn’t come as a
surprise.

 

The debut album, Monuments released in October of 2014, topped everything
expected from WATC. Released worldwide by Ferocity Records, it hit harder, it
soared higher, and it cut just a little bit deeper. Case in point was their single for
“Don’t You Worry Child,” a blunt assessment of the heartbreaking truths
surrounding child abuse in the world and the steps that we can all take to help
end this terrible affliction. At the start of the music video for the single none
other than talk-show legend Jerry Springer is addressing the viewer with a
request to help raise funds, as all profits from the single go to The Fostering
Network and helping children in need find loving homes.

 

With their album “Elevation”, released on September 2nd of 2016, the band took
their sound to a new level. Darker, heavier and more emotional while still
maintaining the WATC trademark melodic modern sound.

 

UK rock & metal promoter Matt Seddon said of WATC and the album “Elevation”:

 

“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!”

 

Now the band has spent the last couple of years recording and polishing their
upcoming third album, and are ready for a global audience.

 

 elevation-itunes

ELEVATION – 2016 – 11 TRACKS

Artwork by Gustavo SazesMONUMENTS – 2014 – 12 TRACKS

 

 

  1. Open Door (Single Version) We Are The Catalyst 3:06
  2. Don't You Worry Child We Are The Catalyst 4:27
  3. New Year, New Hope We Are The Catalyst 3:28
  4. Fight For Air We Are The Catalyst 3:57
  5. The Void We Are The Catalyst 3:42
  6. Under The Surface We Are The Catalyst 4:24
  7. Every Minute Every Day We Are The Catalyst 4:37
  8. Never Fall We Are The Catalyst 3:42
  9. Not Alone We Are The Catalyst 5:08
  10. On Your Knees We Are The Catalyst 4:08
  11. A Life A Lie We Are The Catalyst 4:34
  12. Our Way To The Sun We Are The Catalyst 4:03
  13. Time Will Show We Are The Catalyst 3:04
  14. What You Are We Are The Catalyst 4:56
  15. Change We Are The Catalyst 3:57
  16. The Edge We Are The Catalyst 4:59