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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...
2021-07-01 : Interview with Abysskvlt
Russian Funeral Doom band Abysskvlt continue to expand their interest in ritualistic Tibetan themes with 2021's album 'Phur G.Yang'. Here, Comrade Aleks explores the background and drive behind that progress...
2021-06-29 : Interview with Towards Atlantis Lights
Towards Atlantis Lights, the collaboration between members of Pantheist, Void Of Silence and Aphonic Threnody, have returned with sophomore album 'When The Ashes Devoured The Sun'. Comrade Aleks wanted to know more, and Kostas and Ivan were happy to oblige...
2021-06-29 : Interview with Cross Vault
Having grown from a duo to five-piece line-up over several years, German Doom band Cross Vault are back with a new album, composed by guitarist G., who is also handling all of the interviews over it. So, Comrade Aleks had to ask him about 'As Strangers We Depart'.
2021-06-29 : Interview with Bretus
After more than 20 years in the business, Italian Doomsters Bretus have just released their fifth album, 'Magharia'. Comrade Aleks seized the opportunity to renew his acquaintance with the band, through this interview with vocalist Zagarus.
2021-06-27 : Interview with Ligeia Wept
Australian band Ligeia Wept took their time over getting to debut release 'A Funeral Of Innocence' last year, but it proved to be a lush slab of Gothic/Doom when it arrived. I spoke at length to band founder Alister Haskell and guest vocalist Emily Highfield about the long and winding path to its genesis...
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.

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