Label: Pagan Records - MOON CD 008 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Poland • Genre: Rock • Style: Thrash, Black Metal, Heavy Metal
Kat is a Polish heavy metal band formed in in KatowicePoland. In Polish "kat" means executioner. KAT is one of the This Type Of Flow - Soopafly - Dat Whoopty Woop important bands in Polish and East European heavy metal overall, and is also mentioned as one of the main precursors of thrash.
KAT was founded in by guitarist Piotr Luczyk. Induring the first edition of the Silesian Rock festival, the band found a singer, Roman Kostrzewski. Robert 'Lor' Milewski wrote the lyrics of both songs; since then Kostrzewski became the lyricist, incorporating Noce Szatana - Various - Czarne Zastępy: W Hołdzie KATPolish folklore, and mysticism.
The band performed on toured with Hanoi Rocks. A Polish-language version of this full-length was released as a limited album the same year, however, the Polish version of the album was named Soon after, Wojciech Noce Szatana - Various - Czarne Zastępy: W Hołdzie KAT was fired from the band. At that time they also supported Running WildHelloweenand Overkill. After this a conflict stirred up between Luczyk and Koszewski, and the band went on hiatus. Two years later, some songs played previously at the Festival appeared along new ones on a new album, Bastard It includes KAT's ballads from previous albums, previously unreleased tracks, and two completely new songs.
In that year, Metal Mind Productions re-released the three first of Kat's albums. Kat sued the company and, after a few years, won the case. After this album, the band stopped its activity. Luczyk focused on other musical projects and Koszewski formed a new band Alkatras. Unfortunately, in Jacek Regulski died in a motorcycle accident. Straight after the release of Somewhere in Polandin the band decided to fire drummer Ireneusz Loth, and singer and lyricist Roman Kostrzewski.
The new lineup released Mind Cannibals in The lineup changes were very controversial, and band's fan base actually split in two, because Roman Kostrzewski and Ireneusz Loth also created their own band, and continue to perform since then, as a cover band. After recording Mind Cannibalsthe band went on tour around Europe playing together with, Six Feet Underbut did not play in Polandand later performed on tour with Helloween.
Between and KAT went on hiatus, and in returned with the release of an acoustic album - "Acoustic - 8 filmow" where Maciej Lipina performed as a guest vocalist, as Henry Beck formed his own band, and Adam Harris Jasinski who was discovered by Luczyk at a cover festival played as the new bassist.
Finally, the new line-up was formed inHenry Beck was replaced by Qbek Weigel as vocalist. From Wikipedia, Looking Back To See - Margie Singleton And George Jones - Duets Country Style free encyclopedia. Retrieved 17 November April 14, Categories : Polish heavy metal musical groups Polish thrash metal musical groups Speed metal musical groups Polish black metal musical groups Musical groups established in Musical groups disestablished in Noce Szatana - Various - Czarne Zastępy: W Hołdzie KAT groups reestablished in Musical groups disestablished in Musical groups reestablished in establishments in Poland Mystic Production artists Musical quartets.
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