Limited double vinyl LP pressing of this 2006 album. The Great Cold Distance is Katatonia's seventh full-length album. It was recorded and mixed at Fascination Street Studios, Örebro. It is placed at #8 on PopMatters' list of the Top Metal Albums of 2006. Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991. The band started as a studio-only project for the duo, as an outlet for the band's love of death metal. Increasing popularity lead them to add more band members for live performances, though outside of the band's founders, the lineup was constantly changing, revolving door of musicians throughout the 1990s. While lineup changes started up again into the 2010s, Renkse and Nyström persisted, and the band has continued to release music.