lead singer bassist






Florian S

Something washed ashore... when we cut into it, sound emerged!
Heavy and unrelenting, it penetrated our thoughts... our dreams.
The Old Ones beckoned! They sang to us! Songs of cleansing and destruction.

Songs of pleasure as pain. Of sin without redemption.

Until we give in, we will breathe these fumes. Leaden Fumes.

LEADEN FUMES is a doom-metal steamroller with psychedelic and progressive elements.

The Sludgelord scene-blog certifies that the "vocals have Pentagram feels, while the Melvins and St. Vitus say hello". 

LEADEN FUMES liberate the ears, make sonic the mind, and shake the soul.

LEADEN FUMES were born out of the split of Phased - the cult stoner/doom band Christian S formed back in 1997.

Most likely, Phased actually were Switzerland's first stoner band, for sure they were the only Swiss band to sign to Elektrohasch.

Phased released four acclaimed albums, played festivals like Stoned From The Underground, Up In Smoke, Rock Altitude, and supported bands such as Neurosis, Mastodon, High On Fire, Spirit Caravan, Orange Goblin, and more.

In LEADEN FUMES two ex-Phased members reconvene to wreak fresh havoc. Having switched from guitar to bass, Christian S is giving LEADEN FUMES the deep spark, while Florian S is now solely responsible for the six-string chaos. The line-up is completed with young and talented drummer Jonathan S from Echolot, another active local band.

LEADEN FUMES recorded and released a first demo in 2017.

The next year they played a local festival, headlined a metal-night in Zürich and played their first shows in Germany.

In 2019 the band recorded their first album, which is entitled "Abandon Ship" and

features seven songs that range from doom to influences of math-rock... and even black-metal.

It is released by P.B.B. in Switzerland and available on vinyl and CD from the Leaden Fumes bandcamp site.

The vinyl is also available via Flight 13 and selected mail-order services.

A digital version is available on streaming services worldwide.

LEADEN FUMES recently signed to "Sixteentimes Music", and will release a new album called "Kanashibari" in 2023.

The new album shows significant progress from the more traditional doom music of "Abandon Ship".

It was recorded with Marc Obrist (ZEAL & ARDOR) in his studio, and mastered by Koichi Hara (BORIS, CORRUPTED).

Stay tuned for new videos and single releases this year.

Some bands LEADEN FUMES have played with:

Acid Rooster (D), Aluk Todolo (F), Cities Of Mars (S), Elder (USA), Gates Of Slumber (USA), Greenmachine (Japan), Lord Vicar (S/SF/UK), SYK (Italy), Year Of The Cobra (USA).

Leaden Fumes band picture