And the new Katatonia drummer is… Daniel “Mojjo” Moilanen! He will replace long-time drummer Daniel Liljekvist, who left the Swedes last year, as a new permanent drummer. You might know Daniel from several bands such as The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Runemagick, Lord Belial and Engel, among others. As you know, the band is releasing a new album next year, and today they also entered Studio Gröndahl with engineer Karl Daniel Lidén to commence the recording of their 10th album.
Jonas Renkse recalls: “We first met Mojjo back in 2009 where his band at the time, Engel, had joined us and Paradise Lost on a UK tour and we soon realized we shared the same musical background and ideals. We stayed in touch over the years and when Daniel Liljekvist quit Katatonia in 2014 we decided to give Mojjo a call. He has now been with us for well over a year, so far only as a session live member, but now is the time for him to join the Katatonia album cycle and most importantly – make his own impression on our new material. We can’t wait to see what this will lead to. Love him up!”
Mojjo adds: “From 1993 via 2009 to 2014, from today and onward into future battles. I am thankful, delighted and proud to take part in the next phase of Katatonia and I am looking forward to the journey being as giving as it has been for the last 22 years.”