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Katalepsy are a Russian Brutal Death Metal Band that formed in 2003. Originally part of the Russian slam scene, they have since then evolved into their own sound. As of 2009, none of the original members are left in the band.

Shortly after the release of their music, they made a split with two other foreign bands in hopes of being more well known outside their homeland of Russia. After lineup difficulties, they left their original label and were signed onto Unique Leader Records to record their sophomore effort, taking two years to complete.


  • Anatoly Shishilov - Bass (2005-present)
  • Anton - Guitars (2008-present)
  • Igor Filimontsev - Vocals (2011-present)
  • Andrey Patsionov - Drums (2007-2009, 2017-present)

Notable Past Members:

  • Nikita Simonov - Bass (2003-2005)
  • Cain - Vocals (2005-2007)
  • Ruslan "Mirus" Iskandaroff - Vocals (2007-2011)
  • Dmitry Dedov - Guitars (2010-2021, died September 3, 2021)
  • Evgeny Novikov - Drums (2011-2017)


  • Musick Brings Injuries (2007)
  • Triumph of Evilution (2008) (EP, also released as a split with Fleshrot and Blunt Force Trauma)
  • Your Fear Is Our Inhabitancy (2010) (Demo)
  • Autopsychosis (2013)
  • Gravenous Hour (2016)
  • Beast of Nod (2019) (single)
  • Terra Mortuus Est (2020)


  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: Their attempts at English on their earlier releases were, uhm, less than stellar, to put it mildly. "Rots of Fuck" was just one amusing example.
  • Brutal Death Metal: Started off as a slam band before changing their musical direction in 2010 to their more classic version of BDM.
  • Cover Version: "Rabid" by Mortican and "S.O.D." by Megadeth.
  • Cthulhu Mythos: Their main lyrical theme as of Autopsychosis.
  • Fun with Acronyms: "Evidence of Near Death (E.N.D)"
  • Gorn: Moreso on Musick
  • Groove Metal: Touches upon this in both of their Igor albums.
  • I Am the Band: Anatoly, as of 2009.
  • In Name Only: Konstantin "Helvete" Djatlov, the last founding member, left in 2009, and was the only one who appeared on Musick Brings Injuires
  • Indecipherable Lyrics: Everything before the 2010 demo and Autopsychosis.
  • Instrumentals: "Needles of Hypocrisy" from Autopsychosis and "In the River of Red" from Gravenous Hour
  • Lead Bassist: Anatoly is a type A and C.
  • Lighter and Softer: Gravenous Hour. Although this is downplayed as the album is still very heavy. Just don't expect another Autopsychosis.
  • Misogyny Song: Unlike with another Russian band that never published lyrics, they made no effort to hide this fact in Musick, such as with the far more obvious artwork and samples. This is averted with Autopsychosis onward, favoring Cthulhu Mythos and Armageddon.
  • New Sound Album:
    • The Your Fear Is Our Inhabitancy demo dropped the slam in favor of a more NYDM sound. This carried over to Autopsychosis.
    • Gravenous Hour does away with the slams and ups the technicality, with greater focus on guitar leads.
  • Portmanteau:
    • Autopsychosis is "Autopsy"" and "Psychosis"
    • Gravenous is "Grave" and "Ravenous"
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Igor Filimontsev.
  • Progressive Metal: Autopsychosis has elements of this.
  • Revolving Door Band: To put it bluntly, they went through a lot of members to the point that none of the founding members are left.
  • Sampling: Musick made use of samples from horror flicks.
  • Special Guest: Denis Akulshin of Fetal Decay on the "Needles of Hypocrisy" interlude. This is also what Anton Samokhvalov of Ease of Disgust fame was as of the live drummer.
  • Spiritual Successor: Often regarded as this to Suffocation and Deeds of Flesh, and possibly Cryptopsy and Aborted, as of late.
  • Technical Death Metal: As of Gravenous Hour