Thy Catafalque is an avant-garde metal band from Hungary. It was formed in 1998 as a duo of two former Gort members: Tamás Kátai and Juhász János.
Juhász János left in 2011, and since that time Thy Catafalque became a solo project of Tamás Kátai.
The band was born in 1998 in Makó, a small town of Hungary playing traditional, epic black metal by () and . Just after their first and only demo decided to release their first album in 1999 entitled [r=1787865], followed by the second record [r=1421336] in 2001.
Throughout the passing years the music became more and more experimental with deep touches of electronic and folklorish influences feeding from their homeland in Central Europe. Meanwhile ceased to exist, so the third album [r=1152245] (An Exhibition of Vanishing Time) came to sunlight as a self-financed production in 2004. By this time lyrics turned to Hungarian and music turned out to be the most diverse and colourful experimentum coming out from the band. Cosmic music from micro to macro, from matter to spirit and then back into ashes.
This world is about to be painted by more vivid colours in [r=1786365] released by . The main concept behind the album is the... Read More|
... relationship between the ever evolving, solid and massive physical matter and the fragileness of human and all living spirits throughout distant childhood memories and scientific explanations of nature.
In 2009 [r=2229425] was licensed by for distribution in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
After 6 years, in 2010 [r=2322970] was re-released in digipak CD format by without any remastering.
In 2011 re-released [r=1786365] in jewel-case format.
had left the band before the album "Rengeteg" was written and recorded.
The band published "Sgùrr" in 2015 and "Meta" in 2016 with Tamás remaining the only member. In the meanwhile, he moved to Edinburgh, Scotland.