Header

CATHARSIS

Progressive Metal • United States


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Catharsis picture
Catharsis biography
CATHARSIS is a progressive-metal band formed in San Diego, California, in the United States, in 1992.

The founders of CATHARSIS were Scott Fox ( Vocals,
Guitar), Pete Cleary ( Bass) and Mike Nielsen ( Drums). The band released a demo
in 1993 called "A Cleansing of the Mind" and then got signed to the Danish Nordic
Metal label ( who also released albums from LORD BANE and THE LAST THINGS).

CATHARSIS released one solitary highly regarded album called "Pathways to
Wholeness" in 1995 on the Nordic Metal label and then sadly disappeared.
Drummer Mike Nielsen later joined NEW YORK BLADE and then Power metal act CAGE.

The music is melodic progressive metal but with a very technical approach. Lots of time signature changes and complex intrumental sections.

(Thanks to UMUR for the artist's information. )

CATHARSIS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

CATHARSIS forum topics / tours, shows & news


CATHARSIS forum topics Create a topic now
CATHARSIS tours, shows & news Post an entries now

CATHARSIS Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to CATHARSIS

Buy CATHARSIS Music


32 MARS32 MARS
PID
Audio CD$19.99
Light From a Dead StarLight From a Dead Star
Refuse Records
Vinyl$23.98 (used)
catharsis (volume 1) LPcatharsis (volume 1) LP
GAMMA
Vinyl$30.00 (used)
32 Mars32 Mars
Import
2006
Audio CD$17.99
Light From A Dead Star - Test Pressing Edition - Four twelve inch test pressingsLight From A Dead Star - Test Pressing Edition - Four twelve inch test pressings
Refused
Vinyl$75.00
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
KILL No Catharsis CS new black metal sealed US $3.00 [0 bids]
4h 16m
CATHARSIS: Catharsis (volume 1) LP (Canada, gatefold cover light 1" split) Ro US $30.00 Buy It Now 12h 43m
Hell Destroyer- Cage, NEW, Bonus Track,m/o Death Dealer, DeathRiders US $19.99 Buy It Now 13h 12m
McDonald & Sherby - Catharsis Mini LP CD NEW $2.99 S/H US $22.49 Buy It Now 22h 13m
Catharsis(Red 7" Vinyl P/S)Darkness At Noon-Noiseville-NOISE 37-UK-NM/Ex US $11.99 Buy It Now 1 day
AVICHI - CATHARSIS ABSOLUTE [DIGIPAK] (616892127246) - NEW CD US $9.35 Buy It Now 1 day
CATHARSIS Imago (CD) Power metal [sung in English] US $10.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ELIS - CATHARSIS - NPR275 US $16.11 Buy It Now 1 day
YOB Catharsis LP Reissue Clear Splatter NEW Pallbearer Windhand Torche US $17.99 Buy It Now 1 day
ELIS catharsis CD w bonus traks + BONUS DVD!! BRAND NEW US $10.99 Buy It Now 1 day
B.A.R.F. ?- Catharsis CD (1998) Blasting All Rotten F u c k e r s BARF US $4.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Watson & Company Catharsis Infinity CD OOP NEW AGE US $4.87 Buy It Now 1 day
GEHENNA Upon The Gravehill LP Never Played!! Ringworm Integrity Slayer Catharsis US $7.99 [0 bids]
2 days
LUTOMYSL Catharsis CS new black metal US $3.00 [0 bids]
2 days
Catharsis & Drape Excrement HomoHomini Lupus US $5.99 [0 bids]
2 days
OLD TIME RELIJUN-CATHARSIS IN CRISIS-RARE ADVANCE PROMO CD-Arrington De Dionyso US $3.00 [0 bids]
US $3.99 Buy It Now
2 days
Relapse - Catharsis [Vinyl New] US $24.71 Buy It Now 2 days
Wanted Awakening - Catharsis CD-R [CD New] US $13.15 Buy It Now 2 days
Exitium-Oursourcing Morality CD drug-induced banterings/philisophical catharsis US $5.50 [0 bids]
US $8.50 Buy It Now
2 days
Catharsis [Limited Edition] [Digipak] * by Elis (CD, Nov-2009, 2 Discs,... US $15.00 [0 bids]
US $20.00 Buy It Now
2 days
Catharsis * by Elis (CD, Nov-2009, Napalm Records) US $1.99 [0 bids]
2 days
YOB - Catharsis (reissue) - LP US $31.02 Buy It Now 2 days
Yob - Catharsis (NEW 12" VINYL LP) US $33.79 Buy It Now 3 days
Catharsis and the Humdrum by Catharsis & the Humdrum (CD, Jun-2003) US $0.99 [0 bids]
3 days
McDonald & Sherby Catharsis 1974 Heavy Psych NEW Reissue LP Vinyl 150 copies! US $99.85 Buy It Now 3 days
US import AURAL BLASPHEMY Catharsis CD Possessive Blindfold 2000 NEW sealed US $16.98 Buy It Now 3 days
OLEG MISHIN 'Angel' (CD) [BUTTERFLY TEMPLE, CATHARSIS] US $12.10 Buy It Now 3 days
Watson & Company CD - 'Catharsis Infinity' US $0.79 [0 bids]
3 days
Burning Bridget Cleary Catharsis CD US $15.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Burn Hollywood Burn It Shouts... LP, Refused, Screamo, Catharsis, Tragedy, SXE US $8.45 [0 bids]
3 days
THE BLACK HAND War Monger CD Ire Tragedy From Ashes Rise Inepsy Catharsis Canada US $4.00 Buy It Now 3 days
MESSIAS/HUMAN END - First Catharsis - 12" US $16.55 Buy It Now 3 days
CATHARSIS (80'S GROUP) darkness at noon 7" white label test pressing with a4 pre US $8.43 Buy It Now 3 days
CATHARSIS (80'S GROUP) darkness at noon 7" limited numbered edition of 500 b/w q US $8.43 Buy It Now 3 days
VISIBLE WIND CATHARSIS 1992 LP PICTURE W/INSERT Promo CANADA Prog/Psych US $14.99 [0 bids]
4 days
The Joy of Nature - The Empty Circle 1 Swirling Lands of Disquiet and Catharsis US $9.00 Buy It Now 4 days
YOB Catharsis lp US $22.00 [0 bids]
4 days
YOB Catharsis RE-ISSUE DIGIPAK ELECTRIC WIZARD SLEEP KONGH UFOMAMMUT US $15.00 Buy It Now 4 days
AVICHI Catharsis Absolute DIGIPAK NACHTMYSTIUM TWILIGHT LEVIATHAN KRIEG US $15.00 Buy It Now 4 days
LUTOMYSL catharsis CD skyforger nokturnal mortum drudkh US $6.66 [0 bids]
4 days
CATHARSIS SELF-TITLED 2ND ALBUM 1972 LP FRENCH PSYCH FOLK PROG LES CHEVRONS US $28.69 Buy It Now 4 days
BROKEN PROMISES Dying Before The First Step CD Belgium Catharsis Poison The Well US $4.00 Buy It Now 4 days
FROM THE DEPTHS - Germinate CD Catharsis Requiem Crimethinc Umlaut US $8.00 Buy It Now 4 days
UMLAUT Total Disfuckingcography CD Crimethinc discography Catharsis Requiem US $8.00 Buy It Now 4 days
IRE What Seed What Root? Crimethinc Catharsis Requiem Neurosis US $8.00 Buy It Now 4 days
Watson and Company,CD,Catharsis Infinity US $4.00 Buy It Now 4 days
HEAVY MUSIC SUPER STARS vol.1 - Japan CD CATHARSIS US $9.49 Buy It Now 4 days
ELIS-CATHARSIS LIMITED EDITION DIGIPACK+2BONUS TRACKS+ BONUS DVD NEW US $18.99 [0 bids]
US $25.99 Buy It Now
4 days
OLEG MISHIN Angel (CD, 2007, DIGIBOOK) [CATHARSIS] US $13.70 Buy It Now 4 days
Catharsis Infinity by Watson & Company (CD, Oct-2002, Xcentric Recordings) US $4.00 Buy It Now 5 days
Craniotomy: Catharsis - 2008 Forensick Music US $6.99 [0 bids]
5 days
Catharsis, Darkness at Noon Noiseville Records #37 1992 7-Inch KJHK Promo Single US $10.00 Buy It Now 5 days
YOB CATHARSIS LP VINYL RECORD NEW US $37.99 Buy It Now 5 days
ENEWETAK Onward To Valhalla CD Integrity A389 Gehenna CATHARSIS Holy Terror SxE US $20.00 Buy It Now 5 days
NOX ULTIMA - FROM DELIRIUM TO CATHARSIS - INV099 US $20.08 Buy It Now 6 days
YOB - CATHARSIS - PFL126 US $17.93 Buy It Now 6 days
AVICHI Catharsis Absolute CD progressive black metal nachtmystium lord mantis US $13.98 Buy It Now 6 days
METAFORA Florez Alvarez (CD,2012) Instrumental Power Metal [CATHARSIS] US $12.90 Buy It Now 6 days
CATHARSIS ABSOLUTE - Avichi US $10.88 Buy It Now 6 days
Catharsis Absolute by Avichi (CD, Jan-2014, Profound Lore) US $9.35 Buy It Now 6 days
Catharsis Newborn Split CRIMETHINC 12" RARE Arsonist's Prayer Ready To Leave US $15.00 [0 bids]
US $50.00 Buy It Now
6 days
Yob - Catharsis (NEW CD) US $20.69 Buy It Now 6 days
Yob - Catharsis NEW LP US $26.03 Buy It Now 6 days
YOB - CATHARSIS NEW CD US $21.93 Buy It Now 7 days
Unruh / Catharsis - Deadly Sins Comp.3x7" LP Metal Punk Crust US $9.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Yob - Catharsis CD Pop Rock US $18.29 Buy It Now 7 days
Avichi - Catharsis Absolute CD Pop Rock US $18.29 Buy It Now 7 days
Elis "Catharsis" +Gothic Metal from Liechtenstein" Bonus Tracks US $7.46 [0 bids]
7 days
SUBCONSCIENTE? - CATHARSIS CD US $15.49 Buy It Now 8 days
Yob - Catharsis - LP - Black Vinyl - New Copy - Out of Print ORIGINAL PRESS US $29.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Deadly Sins - 7"x 4 box set Ruination Catharsis Kill The Man Who Questions US $15.00 Buy It Now 8 days
CATHARSIS Self Titled vinyl LP 1989 private press Sealed hard-rock/metal MI US $35.00 Buy It Now 8 days
Watson & Company : Catharsis Infinity CD (2002) US $3.25 Buy It Now 9 days
Yob - Catharsis [CD New] US $12.77 Buy It Now 9 days
YOB**CATHARSIS (GATEFOLD/WITH DOWNLOAD)**VINYL US $17.50 Buy It Now 9 days
K. Oelbrandt: Catharsis - Dayez,Jean-Michel New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $27.94 Buy It Now 9 days
Catharsis- 32 mars US $21.99 Buy It Now 9 days
YOB - LIVE AT ROADBURN 2010 - BLACK VINYL 2 LP record atma catharsis US $36.99 Buy It Now 9 days
AVICHI - CATHARSIS ABSOLUTE NEW CD US $21.93 Buy It Now 9 days
357 JUSTICE CD Integrity Overcast Ringworm Catharsis metalcore Hater Of God US $4.00 Buy It Now 11 days
Deadly Sins V/A Catharsis Unrush Damad 4 x 7" Boxset Punk US $18.99 Buy It Now 11 days
v/a CATHARSIS REMIXES 12" NEW VINYL From 0-1 Bryan Zentz Let's Go Outside US $9.99 Buy It Now 11 days
Catharsis - Yob US $10.88 Buy It Now 11 days
Lay Down Rotten - Deathspell Catharsis (2014) US $18.71 Buy It Now 11 days
CATHARSIS - VOL.6/ET S'AIMER ET MOURIR- ORIGINAL FRENCH LP-PSYCH PROG US $24.99 Buy It Now 12 days
ELIS catharsis CD ltd + 2 BONUS TRACKS NIGHTWISH EPICA US $7.99 Buy It Now 12 days
Roland Bocquet La Marche Des Canards French 7" 45 PS Catharsis Synth Prog Single US $14.99 Buy It Now 12 days
Catharsis by Eric Panic (CD, Union 2112,2004) US $2.70 Buy It Now 12 days
CATHARSIS - LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE DEAD / ARSONISTS PRAYER US $21.99 Buy It Now 12 days
SEALED Spite CD Bastard Complex DAN YOUNG Catharsis 1999 METAL Blade Prosthetic US $5.00 Buy It Now 12 days
AVICHI - Catharsis Absolute - CD US $21.55 Buy It Now 12 days
LAY DOWN ROTTEN - DEATHSPELL CATHARSIS - CDARC016 US $20.25 Buy It Now 13 days
OLEG MISHIN (OLEG MISSION) Bestia (CD,2011) ex-CATHARSIS US $13.80 Buy It Now 13 days
BAGMAN Public Catharsis #1 CDR Rabid UK Power Electronics sutcliffe jugend noise US $8.00 Buy It Now 13 days
Catharsis - Masq / 4 Art 6 7" French progressive prog psych RARE picture sleeve US $9.99 Buy It Now 13 days
Lost Signal, Catharsis Audio CD US $9.99 Buy It Now 13 days
Avichi - Catharsis Absolute [CD New] US $12.31 Buy It Now 13 days
The Black Hand 'War Monger' CD From Ashes Rise Catharsis Canada US $5.99 Buy It Now 14 days
Ryan Keberle and Catharsis-Music Is Emotion CD NEW US $18.10 Buy It Now 14 days
LAY DOWN ROTTEN - DEATHSPELL CATHARSIS NEW CD US $22.31 Buy It Now 14 days

More places to buy CATHARSIS music online Buy CATHARSIS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for CATHARSIS DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

CATHARSIS shows & tickets


  • Catharsis + Kollwitz + Je Suis Mort at Blitz, Oslo on 29 Aug 2014
  • Lutakko Liekeissä 2014 on 29 Aug 2014
  • Moscow Metal Meeting on 30 Aug 2014

CATHARSIS discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

CATHARSIS top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.48 | 4 ratings
Pathways To Wholeness
1995

CATHARSIS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

CATHARSIS Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

CATHARSIS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

CATHARSIS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

CATHARSIS Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Pathways To Wholeness  by CATHARSIS album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.48 | 4 ratings

BUY
Pathways To Wholeness
Catharsis Progressive Metal

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Catharsis is one of the forgotten great bands from progressive metal realm who didn't get the reputation they desearve, releasing one album in 1995 named Pathways to wholness at the danish label Nordic Metal. Well, I have this album since 2002 and since then I've listen to this release no more then 4-5 times. Fiew weeks ago I decided to give a proper chance and re lisen the album couple of times before making a review. So, my impression as a whole was good, raw prog metal without keyboards, not far from techno thrash bands from late '80's like Anacrusis or Forbidden but with a good doze of progressive elements added, this elements were the bridge between bands like Catharsis, The Last Things, In the Name, etc and the rest of techno thrash bands who remain faithfull to their roots. Very powerfull album with many tempo changes, some good vocals but too cold for my taste, but good, some excellent drum chops and very solid and captivating guitar solos and riffs, this is how I can describe this album. Even is places is raw but still progressive, Catharsis never made in this scene, is strange because this is a very good album who turns to be their swansong. What more is a characteristic of this album is that the music is very dense, thay never let you to take a breath between pieces, only some tracks under 1 min change the atmosphere from rough to more acustic and vocal orientated piece. As a whole I find it a good album, very similar to my ears with american prog metal Power of omens. While I enjoy this album I can't give more then 3 stars, is good but something is missing here, I don't know really what, maybe the sound is too crisp in places, too cold. Nevertheless a hard to find album who needs a better view for sure, still pretty good band who for sure make their mark in prog metal realm. 3 stars, weaker in my opinion then other Nordic metal issue gem - The Last Things album - Butterflies and circles.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Pathways To Wholeness  by CATHARSIS album cover Studio Album, 1995
3.48 | 4 ratings

BUY
Pathways To Wholeness
Catharsis Progressive Metal

Review by UMUR
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars "Pathways To Wholeness" is the debut and sole full-length studio album by American, San Diego, California based progressive metal act Catharsis. The band recorded the "A Cleansing of the Mind" demo in 1993 and short-lived Danish metal label Nordic Metal signed an album contract with the band which resulted in the release of "Pathways To Wholeness". The Nordic Metal label only released three other albums besides "Pathways To Wholeness" as far as I know ( I canīt find anything about the label on the internet). "Age of Elegance (1994)" by Lord Bane, "Circles & Butterflies (1993)" by The Last Things ( both progressive metal albums) and "Fathom That" (year unknown but it must have been around 93-95) by Slyboyz (I donīt know the music genre on the Slyboyz album). My point is that "Pathways To Wholeness" is a very rare release and youīll probably have a hard time tracking it down outside Scandinavia (thereīs always internet auctions of course). I actually found mine second hand by coincidence and Iīm gonna hold on to that one.

The music on "Pathways To Wholeness" is technical progressive metal played by a power-trio which fortunately means that the music is rid of annoying polished keyboards. Something I think mares way too many progressive metal albums. The two most prominant influences I can think of is Fates Warning (at their most technical) and Psychotic Waltz. The music is rather challenging and I remember it took me quite a while before I was convinced of Catharsis songwriting abilities back when I got the album. Technical playing sometimes seem to be more important than compositional strength but giving the album a lot of spins will also reveal compositional depth IMO. The technical level of the musicians is very high. The rythm section is tight and actually rather funky at times while guitarist/ vocalist Scott Fox handles the vocal duties in typical high pitched progressive metal style. But I really enjoy his voice. His guitar skills are also considerable and there are some really excellent shredding solos on the album.

The sound quality is good considering that it is not a fully professional production (at least to my ears) but you donīt always need millions of dollars to produce an excellent album.

Iīve had "Pathways To Wholeness" for a long time and it keeps growing on me. Itīs a crying shame that Catharsis only made this album because the signs of great things to come are there in abundance. I really enjoy the wild unpolished energy in the music. Something that many other progressive metal bands could learn from. Perfection sometimes kills power. To me "Pathways To Wholeness" is a 4 star album and I really hope more people get the chance to hear this album because itīs definitely highly recommendable to fans of the genre.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Thanks to The T for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.73 seconds