Katatonia's Jonas Renkse and Pineapple Thief's Bruce Soord Team Up as Wisdom of Crowds

Katatonia's Jonas Renkse and Pineapple Thief's Bruce Soord Team Up as Wisdom of Crowds
Classic Swedish metal crew Katatonia delivered their ninth full-length LP Dead End Kings in 2012, but singer Jonas Renske is taking his powerful pipes elsewhere this year for a new project with the Pineapple Thief's Bruce Soord called Wisdom of Crowds. The duo's self-titled debut disc drops June 3 through Kscope Music.

Not too many details have been revealed behind the project, but a press release explains that Pineapple Thief singer/guitarist Soord wrote the nine-song set with Renske's vocals in mind, and eventually reached out to the Katatonia singer about collaborating. Apparently things went well.

While proper teaser tracks have yet to be delivered, a grab-bag sampler of snippets is being streamed in both the audio player below and in a trailer that finds the pair perusing a computer screen. What you get in both is a tapestry of prog-tinged rock, scaly metal licks and one murky, '90s-style pop ballad around the 40-second mark that sounds a bit like Seal by way of Sade's "No Ordinary Love."

You can check it out beneath the tracklisting.

Wisdom of Crowds:

1. Pleasure

2. Wisdom Of Crowds

3. Radio Star

4. Frozen North

5. The Light

6. Stacked Naked

7. Pretend

8. Centre Of Gravity

9. Flows Through You