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The debut full-length from Greek band Automaton is weighty, sludgy, coffin-lid-slamming Doom perfection.
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Hypnotic and spacey cosmic Doom. It has a good mixture of crushing riffing and bluesy, melodic psychedelic moments....
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2021-05-10 : Interview with Clouds
Lockdown hasn't been too unkind to Clouds, in some senses, thanks to a series of re-releases, and a new album underway.Comrade Aleks talks here to founder Daniel Neagoe (sadly, just before the announcement that he will be resurrecting Eye Of Solitude to finance urgent back surgery) about Clouds and more...
2021-05-10 : Interview with Mortajas
A new Chilean trio, formed during the pandemic by veterans of various Doom bands and inspired by Warning, Mortajas produced their debut album this year, to a most un-doomy timescale. Comrade Aleks needed to find out more, with the help of bassist Daniel.
2021-04-26 : Interview with L' Impero Delle Ombre
It's been several years, and little obvious news, since Comrade Aleks last spoke with L'Impero delle Ombre, but the Italian Dark Sound doomsters are back with their third album, 'Racconti macabri Vol. III', and vocalist John Goldfinch was happy to discuss it.
2021-04-25 : Interview with Servants to the Tide
With Servants to the Tide's debut full-length just recently released, Comrade Aleks goes in search of band founder Leonid Rubinstein to discover how this new German Epic Doom outfit came into being.
2021-04-25 : Interview with Thronehammer
Thronehammer have returned with a new album, 'Incantation Rites', and an expanded line-up. Vocalist Kat Shevil Gillham talks to Comrade Aleks about the changes and challenges for the UK/German Trad Doom collective.
2021-04-25 : Interview with Train To Elsewhere
Moscow-based band Train To Elsewhere follow more of a Trad/Folk path than many Russian Doom bands, citing a wide variety of influences. Comrade Aleks chats with guitarist Maria K. about all of these, and their recently-released album 'Samhain'.
2021-04-20 : Interview with Estrangement
After some years of delay - the debut album was originally being "teasered" as coming in late 2018 - and some fairly significant changes along the way, Australian Baroque Funeral Doom band ESTRANGEMENT are getting ever closer to their goal. We caught up with main man JS for an in-depth discussion on musical progress in the post-Covid world...
2021-02-08 : Interview with Scarlet Peace
Old-school Brazilian Death/Doom band Scarlet Peace have a somewhat complicated history, but following the 2018 release of their sophomore full-length, Comrade Aleks enlisted founder member Paulo to make sense of it.
2021-02-08 : Interview with Neuropolis
As a Saint Petersburg resident, Comrade Aleks knows all about its miserable Doom potential - no surprise, then, that he'd take a keen interest in a new release from Death/Doom outfit Neuropolis from that very city...
2021-02-08 : Interview with Kuolemanlaakso
Though this interview was originally intended for other purposes (watch this space...), circumstances in the shape of a global pandemic intervened. So, rather than wait that out, now's a reasonable time to spread the word about Kuolemanlaakso - which Comrade Aleks does, with the help of founder Markus.
2021-02-08 : Interview with Lucifer's Children
Paraguay doesn't always feature on Doom radar, but Lucifer's Children are doing their best to keep it on the map, with a 2020 Trad release. Comrade Aleks talks to founder R.Doom about the band's history and approach to the classic Sabbath sound...
2020-11-16 : Interview with Count Raven
As the rumours of a new Count Raven album, more than a decade after the last, firm up into reality, founder member Dan Fondelius talks to Comrade Aleks about Ravens, past, present and future.
2020-11-16 : Interview with Halter
Yaroslavl's Halter have been silent for a while, but their recent return with third full-length 'The Principles Of Human Being' prompted Comrade Aleks to go in search of frontman Alexey for a chat about the band's history and status.
2020-11-16 : Interview with Frailty
Latvian band Frailty, after something of a digression with 2017's 'Ways Of The Dead', return to more familiar Death/Doom territory with their latest work 'Tumši ūdeņi', explored in their mother tongue. Comrade Aleks seeks out the story behind it with band founder Edmunds Vizla.
2020-10-26 : Interview with Ixion
With French Atmospheric Doom band Ixion's fourth album, 'L'Adieu Aux Étoiles', just out, Comrade Aleks thought it time for a chat with band founder, multi-instrumentalist Julien Prat...

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