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 herself while shaving her 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 erect non-Euclidean monoliths to liberate the ears, incorporate weird time-signatures
and let long and vicious passages alternate with catchy melodies.
Add to this the synth-drones and alien 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 1997,
and which he led through a multitude of line-ups up until 2016.
Most likely, Phased were Switzerland's first stoner band - for sure the 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 many more.
With LEADEN FUMES two ex-members reconvene to wreak fresh havoc. Having switched from guitar to bass, Christian S is giving LEADEN FUMES that deep spark, while Florian S is responsible for the six-stringed chaos. The trio's line-up is completed with yound and talented drummer Jonathan S who also plays drums in 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 played a local festival and headlined a metal-night in Zürich. They also played their first shows in Germany - among which "Deep Sound City" festival in Halle.
2019 saw the band record their first album - in their own studio, and with Jonathan S at the controls.
The album is titled "Abandon Ship" and features seven killer songs that range from slow doom
to influences of math-rock and black-metal. It is released by P.B.B. in Switzerland
and is available on vinyl and CD from the Leaden Fumes bandcamp site.
The vinyl is also available from Flight 13 and selected other mail-order services.
A digital version is available from your 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/UK), SYK (Italy), Year Of The Cobra (USA).
LOOKING FOR SOME TENTACLED DOOM FROM THE DEEP?
TRY LEADEN FUMES!