lead singer bassist






Florian S

"Something washed ashore... when we cut into it, sound emerged.
Heavy and unrelenting, it penetrated our thoughts, our dreams.
It was as if the Old Ones beckoned. Singing to us. Singing songs of cleansing and destruction.

Pleasure as pain. Sin without redemption.

Until we give in we will breathe these fumes... LEADEN FUMES"

LEADEN FUMES is a doom-metal steamroller with space-rock and progressive influences.

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 thy soul.

LEADEN FUMES were born when Phased split in 2016. Phased was a stoner/doom band Christian S had formed back in 1997.

Most likely, Phased were Switzerland's first stoner band, surely they are the only Swiss band that signed to Elektrohasch Records.

The band released four acclaimed albums, played festivals like Stoned From The Underground, Up In Smoke, Rock Altitude, while supporting bands such as Neurosis, Mastodon, High On Fire, Spirit Caravan, Orange Goblin, etc.

In LEADEN FUMES two ex-Phased members reconvene to wreak fresh havoc. Switching from guitar to the bass, Christian S gives LEADEN FUMES that rumbling 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 who also plays in Echolot.

LEADEN FUMES released a first demo in 2017.

They then played a local festival, headlined a metal-night in Zürich and ventured to Germany.

By 2019, the band had recorded their first album proper. Entitled "Abandon Ship" this album

features seven heavy and slow songs with traces of math-rock and even black-metal.

Released by P.B.B. in Switzerland it is available on vinyl and CD from the Leaden Fumes bandcamp site,

and also via Flight 13 and other selected mail-order services

(a digital version is available on streaming services worldwide).

LEADEN FUMES are now signed to "Sixteentimes Music" and will release their new album "Kanashibari" in 2023.

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

It was recorded with Marc Obrist (Zeal & Ardor) in his studio and was mastered by Koichi Hara (Boris, Corrupted).


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).