The Doom Metal Lexicanum Includes Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Doom
What better day — the 48th anniversary of Black Sabbath’s debut album — to post about the Doom Metal Lexicanum, a beast of a book by journalist Aleksey Evdokimov that covers the history and culture of doom metal in incredible detail.
The book features interviews and profiles on 365 bands, including the likes of Acid King, Candlemass, Cathedral, Conan, Cauchemar, Church Of Misery, Conan, Count Raven, Doom Dogs, Electric Wizard, Fall Of The Idol, Internal Void, Isole, Lord Vicar, Lucifer, The Obsessed, Pantheist, Pentagram, Pagan Altar, Revelation, Reverend Bizarre, Saint Vitus, Solstice, Sleep, Solitude Aeturnus, Trouble, Witchfinder General, Wretch, Witchsorrow, The Wounded Kings and quite literally hundreds more.
“Doom Metal Lexicanum was started as an ambitious but underground project,” says Aleksey. “Doom metal is still one of most underrated metal subgenres despite the fact that there are a legion of bands highly influenced by Black Sabbath, and it seems from first glance that you can’t loose in such situation. The book was finished after almost two years of hard work, after hundreds of sleepless nights and listening to hundreds of ‘slow and low’ albums.”
“The 365 bands included [in the book] isn’t the whole scene, but reading this tome you’ll get a very good impression of traditional doom. I must admit that this honest and pretty detailed work couldn’t have got such high recognition if I hadn’t met Cult Never Dies Publishing – together with its founder we finished the editing of the book, and the final result is almost perfect.
“Lexicanum is your best guide to the solemn world of doom metal, and it has received a good portion of positive feedback from both bands and fans since release. Read Lexicanum and your penis enlarges on 3 – 4 cm! Order now one copy for yourself and for your grandfather!”
Go pick yourself up a copy here!
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