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

 

 

From Alternativenation.net –

“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.”

 

“Ephemeral” (Third album – released February 13th) on Spotify.

Contact:

Manager: info@onenightstand.tv

EUR Booking agent: Thorsten Harm / Rodeostar – thorsten@rodeostar.de
 

UK Booking agent: Matt Seddon / Spectre Records – info@spectrerecords.co.uk

Band:  info@wearethecatalystofficial.com

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UK HEADLINE TOUR FEBRUARY 2019

15th – Whitchurch – Percys Bar
16th – Peterborough – The Met Lounge
17th – Blackpool – The Waterloo
18th – Edinburgh – Bannermans
19th – Newcastle – Trillians
20th – Huddersfield – The Parish
21st – Birmingham – Subside
22nd – Cheltenham – The Cotswold Inn
23rd – Norwich – B2 Venue
24th – London – The Unicorn

2018

29 DEC – HELSINGBORG, SWEDEN w/ ELEINE & FOLLOW THE CIPHER

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 has fulfilled their purpose to be a guiding light
in the dark and then some with this release. – “Ephemeral” showcases
the beautiful sides of the shadows and to never be afraid of them.”  
Metal-temple.com – Score 10/10 – Review of Ephemeral.

She (Cat Fey) has the most wonderful voice and it´s one that allows
the listener to immerse themselves in both song and lyric. Yes, they are
dark songs, that can not be ignored, but somehow the dark (and it´s
something that returned time and time again as I wrote this) is
never imposing, but rather is used to inspire you to open up to your
own feelings and let them out whilst listening to the music. The wall of
sound, where the music simply fills each of the headphone speakers as
you sit listening, no, absorbing the music, is truly uplifting.
A cold dark January morning feels like nothing when the light of
WATC cuts through the gloom.
– Powerplay magazine March 2019 – Score 9/10

“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.
Hell’s yea!”

– Comeherefloyd.com – Predators single review

“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 Review of Elevation

“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 4 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!”    

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EPHEMERAL – 2019
elevation-itunes
ELEVATION – 2016
Artwork by Gustavo Sazes
MONUMENTS – 2014

  1. Where The Mountain Stands We Are The Catalyst 3:43
  2. Open Door (Single Version) We Are The Catalyst 3:06
  3. Don't You Worry Child We Are The Catalyst 4:27
  4. New Year, New Hope We Are The Catalyst 3:28
  5. Fight For Air We Are The Catalyst 3:57
  6. The Void We Are The Catalyst 3:42
  7. Under The Surface We Are The Catalyst 4:24
  8. Every Minute Every Day We Are The Catalyst 4:37
  9. Never Fall We Are The Catalyst 3:42
  10. Not Alone We Are The Catalyst 5:08
  11. On Your Knees We Are The Catalyst 4:08
  12. A Life A Lie We Are The Catalyst 4:34
  13. Our Way To The Sun We Are The Catalyst 4:03
  14. Time Will Show We Are The Catalyst 3:04
  15. What You Are We Are The Catalyst 4:56
  16. Change We Are The Catalyst 3:57
  17. The Edge We Are The Catalyst 4:59