The band

Paatos is a Swedish rock group based in Stockholm. The band shows influences from a wide variety of styles and genres. Some call it Post-rock, others Progressive, and Goth is sometimes referred to. Paatos has described their own music as Cinematic Rock, despite their reluctance to categorize or pigeon-hole their musical expression.

Everyone in the band is both composer and lyricist, contributing to the entire musical process and bringing their own influences to the studio. After many years of collaboration the result is a creative entity standing on eight legs. Much time is spent in the studio and meticulous work is put into each recorded track. However, Paatos never loses sight of their ideal of being a killer live act. Delivering the music on a stage before an audience is without doubt a primary focus for the band.

Paatos is Petronella Nettermalm, Peter Nylander, Ulf Rockis Ivarsson and Ricard Huxflux Nettermalm


Petronella Nettermalm

Peter Nylander

Ulf "Rockis" Ivarsson

Ricard "Huxflux" Nettermalm

A Brief History

Paatos was first formed in 2000 and started out as a rhythm section backing up swedish Folk Rock singer Turid. This kindled the fires and Petronella soon joined the band on vocals and cello. Original compositions soon started taking shape.

Timeloss was Paatos first studio album and was originally released on Stockholm Records in 2002 to then be re-issued on Inside Out in 2005 with two bonus tracks and a video.

2004 Paatos records their second album Kallocain. They had recently signed with Inside Out who organized a live broadcast on Rockpalast in Köln. This footage was included in part on a luxury edition of Kallocain. The album was mixed by Steven Wilson from Porcupine Tree.

Silence Of Another Kind (referred to as SOAK) was released on Inside Out in 2006. This was followed by extensive touring around Europe to promote their album. Paatos both headlined and opened for Porcupine Tree.

While on tour the band recorded several of their shows which resulted in a live album they called Sensors. The recording was first released in 2008 on vinyl on the mellotronen label and later that year on CD in Japan on the Arcàngelo label.

In 2009 Paatos starts writing and recording music for their fifth album, Breathing. This feature their new bass player, Rockis. Their collaboration with Inside Out ends and they sign with Glassville Records in Holland. In conjunction with this release Paatos makes a video of the first song of the album, Gone.

Former Paatos band members

Johan Wallén - keyboards

Stefan Dimle - bass

Reine Fiske - guitar