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The debut full-length from Greek band Automaton is weighty, sludgy, coffin-lid-slamming Doom perfection.
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Sludge/doom in the vein of Corrupted with tendencies towards both noise and desert rock. Harsh stuff....
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2021-12-07 : Interview with Antim Sanskar
International atmospheric Death/Doom collaboration Antim Sanskar was founded by Indian vocalist Sunay Bhat as a solo project, perhaps surprisingly, given the lack of any real Death/Doom scene in that country. But with a prior EP, and their debut album now out, Comrade Aleks wanted to know more.
2021-12-07 : Interview with La Stanza delle Maschere
Somewhat atypical of the Italian Dark Sound, with their very theatrical and performative sound, Milan's La Stanza delle Maschere's quite individual debut album was released late last year. Comrade Aleks caught up with guitarist/bassist/keyboardist Domenico Lotito for more details...
2021-12-07 : Interview with Begräbnis
Japanese Funeral Doom trio Begräbnis released their debut full-length album late in 2020, after a number of demos and splits. Never the most publicity-seeking or media-communicative of bands, nevertheless, Comrade Aleks tried to get a bit more of an in-depth picture...
2021-12-07 : Interview with Apostle Of Solitude
US band Apostle Of Solitude have been plying their Trad Doom sound for nearly 20 years, seemingly finding more favour in European territories than their homeland. As their 6th album, ''Until The Darkness Goes', sees release, Comrade Aleks asked drummer Corey about that, and more.
2021-12-07 : Interview with Abysmal Grief
Surely, Abysmal Grief need no introduction, yet somehow we've never carried an interview with this foundational Italian Doom band. Fortunately, Comrade Aleks has rectified that with this conversation with co-founder Regen Graves, as the new album 'Funeral Cult of Personality' sees release.
2021-09-14 : Interview with Wheel
As a long-standing fan of Germany's Wheel, Comrade Aleks was inspired by the release, finally, of their third album of soulful Trad Doom earlier in the year. Guitarist Ben explains why it took a while to arrive...
2021-09-14 : Interview with Suffer Yourself
Suffer Yourself have come a long way since their origin as a solo project in Poland, 10 years ago, and new album 'Rip Tide' is another step in their evolution. Founder Stan Govorukha talks to Comrade Aleks about it here.
2021-09-14 : Interview with Flame, Dear Flame
German band Flame, Dear Flame followed up their lush, female-fronted Epic Doom EP of 2019 with a full-length debut this year - something Comrade Aleks wanted to know more about, and guitarist David was happy to discuss.
2021-09-14 : Interview with John The Baptist
It's taken a while for Finnish outfit John The Baptist to bring their Reverend Bizarre-influenced debut full-length to fruition, but now it's arrived, Comrade Aleks wanted to investigate further...
2021-09-14 : Interview with Old Sea And Mother Serpent
It's rare to see Russian Stoner/Doom bands, but the duo comprising Old Sea and Mother Serpent are just that, and with their sophomore album just out, Comrade Aleks had a quick reunion chat with multi-instrumentalist Anthony.
2021-09-14 : Interview with The Plague Physicians
Lovecraft-inspired US band The Plague Physicians like to remain anonymous and let their Doom/Grunge crossover do the reaching out. Comrade Aleks approached these Doctors of incipient madness about last year's album release...
2021-09-14 : Interview with Desert Druid And The Acid Caravan
Old-school, retro-sounding, occult-influenced Brazilian trio Desert Druid and the Acid Caravan offered their first slab of Sabbathian Stoner Doom in the shape of EP 'The VVitch' this year - and Comrade Aleks investigated further.
2021-08-02 : Interview with Forever Autumn
Those who know Forever Autumn just as an acoustic, atmospheric Doom act might be surprised to learn how much Black Metal influence also pervades their world. Well, they put that foremost with latest EP 'Hail the Forest Dark', and even roped in a certain Mr. Aaron Stainthorpe to help out with it. I thought that on its own would be of interest to Doom fans, so here's me talking to my friend Autumn about that and more!
2021-07-02 : Interview with Lament Christ
Peru isn't really noted for its profusion of Doom bands, but there are some to be found - and Lament Christ, with their foundation in the early '90s, have been flying that flag for a long time now. Comrade Aleks talks with founder Juan Carlos Sotelo about the long trip to their debut full-length of this year.
2021-07-02 : Interview with Olórin
Illinois-based band Olórin take a Trad/Epic approach to interpreting the works of Tolkien, and after a dozen years of that have finally released their debut full-length, 'Through Shadow and Flame'. Founder Michael Schmidt talks Comrade Aleks through that long journey into the myths of LOTR and the Silmarillion...

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