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The debut full-length from Greek band Automaton is weighty, sludgy, coffin-lid-slamming Doom perfection.
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Moscow band Deceptive, formed in 1994, were one of the earliest Russian Death/Doom acts, drawing influences from contemporary Peaceville acts, particular...
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2022-10-16 : Interview with Eremit
German trio Eremit set their atmospheric Sludge/Doom in a world of their own devising. Luke talks to co-founder, multi-instrumentalist (and soon to be author) Mo Fabian about how the band and concept were born and have evolved.
2022-09-12 : Interview with Tumanduumband
Interviewer Luke chats briefly with Luke of West Midlands duo Tumanduumband about the foundations and goals of their Satanic drum'n'bass outfit.
2022-02-28 : Interview with Count Raven
A brief follow-up chat to Comrade Aleks' previous interview with Dan Fondelius, this time with bassist Samuel Cornelsen, now that Count Raven's 'The Sixth Storm' has overcome all difficulties to see release.
2022-02-07 : Interview with Wolftooth
US band Wolftooth, in four short years, had their third full-length out in 2021 on Napalm Records. Right place, right time, for their take on the classic proto-Doom/Heavy Metal legacy of bands like Cirith Ungol, or something more? Comrade Aleks looks to find out, with the help of guitarist Jeff.
2022-02-06 : Interview with Vale Of Amonition
One of a handful of Metal bands to emerge from Uganda, Vale Of Amonition is the only one to have moved in fiercely experimental Doom circles. Comrade Aleks talks with founder Victor as to the vision behind the Vale...
2022-01-20 : Interview with Adliga
Belarusian band Adliga are a hard to quantify blend of Doom and Post-Metal, with various other influences in play. Following the release of their debut full- length 'Vobrazy', Comrade Aleks had this in-depth chat with almost the whole band.
2022-01-20 : Interview with The Ossuary
Comrade Aleks has been following Italian band The Ossuary for a while, and the release of their latest album 'Oltretomba' was a good moment to catch up with drummer Max over the past few years' progress...
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.

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