BASS & VOCALS
LEADEN FUMES is a low-tuned psychedelic doom band torn out of PHASED, the cult stoner-doom band singer and bassist Christian S formed in 1997 and which he led through a multitude of line-ups until making way for LEADEN FUMES in 2016. Phased was one of Switzerland's first stoner bands and the only Swiss band to sign to Elektrohasch. The band released four acclaimed albums and played Stoned From The Underground, Up In Smoke, Rock Altitude and other festivals supporting bands such as: Neurosis, Mastodon, High On Fire, Spirit Caravan, Orange Goblin, and many more.
With LEADEN FUMES, two members of Phased reconvene to wreak fresh mayhem. Switching from guitar to bass, Christian S is giving LEADEN FUMES the ultra low-end spark, while guitarist Florian S is responsible for the six string noise. Drummer Jonathan S completes the line-up as the master of rhythms.
In 2017 LEADEN FUMES recorded and released a four song demo-CD and played their debut show at the legendary local venue "Hirscheneck". In 2018 they played a local festival (Souterrain Festivität), headlined a metal-night in Zürich, and played their first shows outside of Switzerland - among them the "Deep Sound City" festival in Germany. Early in 2019 they went into the studio to record their first album, which is entitled "Abandon Ship" and features seven songs that range from slow doom to influences of math-rock and black-metal. "Abandon Ship" is released on Petty Bourgeois Broadcasts and will be available on limited vinyl and CD, as well as digitally through Bandcamp and various streaming services.
Some bands LEADEN FUMES have played with:
Aluk Todolo (F), Elder (USA), Greenmachine (Japan), SYK (Italy), Toke (USA), Year Of The Cobra (USA).
LEADEN FUMES - TENTACLED DOOM FROM THE DEEP