BASS & VOCALS
Something washed ashore. When we cut into it, the sound emerged.
Heavy and unrelenting it penetrated our thoughts, our dreams.
The old ones beckoned us. They sang to us. Songs of cleansing destruction.
Of Pleasure equaling pain. Of sin without redemption.
Until we give in, we will breathe the fumes.
LEADEN FUMES are the toxic vapour that escapes when Cthulhu cuts itself while shaving its tentacled beard;
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.
The LEADEN FUMES build layers of non-Euclidean monoliths for liberal ears
by using weird time-signatures, and long and vicious passages alternating with catchy melodies.
Add some synth-drones and strange vocal samples, and ready is their unique brand of tentacled-doom from the deep.
LEADEN FUMES were torn out of PHASED - the cult stoner/doom band Christian S formed back in ancient 1997,
and which he led through a multitude of line-ups up until 2016.
Most likely Phased were Switzerland's first stoner band - surely the were the only Swiss band to sign to Elektrohasch.
Phased released four acclaimed albums, and 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 many more.
So with LEADEN FUMES two members of Phased reconvene to wreak fresh havoc.
Having switched from guitar to bass, Christian S is giving LEADEN FUMES the ultra low-end spark, while Florian S alone is responsible for the upper regions. The line-up is completed with yound and talented drummer Jonathan S from ECHOLOT.
LEADEN FUMES recorded and released a four song demo-CD in 2017, and played their first show at legendary local venue "Hirscheneck". In 2018 they not only played a local festival and headlined a metal-night in Zürich, but also played their first shows in Germany - among which "Deep Sound City" festival in Halle.
2019 saw the band recording their first album proper - in their own studio, and with Jonathan S at the controls.
The album is entitled "Abandon Ship" and features seven killer songs that range from slow doom
to influences of math-rock and black-metal.
"Abandon Ship" was released by Petty Bourgeois Broadcasts (P.B.B.)
and is available on limited vinyl and CD from the Leaden Fumes bandcamp site.
The vinyl is also available from Flight 13 and various other mail-order services.
The digital version is available from the usual suspect streaming services.
Some bands LEADEN FUMES have played with:
Aluk Todolo (F), Cities Of mars (S), Elder (USA), Gates Of Slumber (USA), Greenmachine (Japan), Lord Vicar (S/SF), Cardinals Folly (SF), SYK (Italy), Toke (USA), Year Of The Cobra (USA).
TENTACLED DOOM FROM THE DEEP