DOOM METAL LEXICANUM

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Cult Never Dies and Crypt Publications proudly present our first work dedicated to doom metal, the truly epic and encyclopaedic work known as the DOOM METAL LEXICANUM by doom fanatic Aleksey Evdokimov. Featuring a massive 300,000 words, our first tome dedicated to doom metal focusses on the traditional side of the genre and explores traditional doom, stoner doom, epic doom, and various related hybrids.
Within these pages you’ll find the stories of both the well-known pioneers of doom and newer acolytes, tracking the growth of the genre all the way to the present day. This book guides the reader through each band's discography, frequently including interviews with the artists involved.
Featuring over 360 bands (plus 400 photos) including Acid King, Alunah, Barabbas, Beastmaker, Candlemass, Cathedral, Cauchemar, Church Of Misery, Conan, Count Raven, Electric Wizard, Fall Of The Idol, The Gates Of Slumber, Internal Void, Isole, The Lamp of Thoth, Lord Vicar, Lucifer, Mirror Of Deception, Naevus, The Obsessed, Pantheist, Pentagram, Pagan Altar, Revelation, Reverend Bizarre, Saint Vitus, Scald, Solstice, Sleep, Solitude Aeturnus, Trouble, Witchfinder General. Witchsorrow, The Wounded Kings
Truly massive tome with 300 large format (A4) pages!

Written by Aleksey Evdokimov (doom-metal.com, Temple Of Perdition, No Clean Singing, Outlaws Of The Sun, InRock, Fire) with additional input from Mike Liassides (doom-metal.com), Tana Haugo Kawahara (Eternal Elysium) and Sami Hynninen (Reverend Bizarre). Editing and some additional text by Dayal Patterson, plus exclusive cover illustration by David Thiérrée (Behemoth, Mortiis).

Also available with an A4 300 gsm art print of the cover art, with signature on reverse by cover artist David Thiérrée.


Reviews and testimonials:

"As impressive as a weighty doom riff… It might be a cliché but DOOM METAL LEXICANUM is mandatory reading and ownership for all doom fans. It is highly unlikely this book will be surpassed in the near future."
Metal-Rules

"And that's the magic here: where some books retread old ground and retell stories you already know, Doom Metal Lexicanum is a journey into a new world for newbies and doom experts alike."
Kerrang!

"...educate, entertain and amuse at its own pace... That is what a book like this should do, and Doom Lexicanum does it in spades. It is an absolute joy. Aleksey, take a bow and probably a well deserved rest too... You like doom? Of any kind? You need this. End of."
Ave Noctum

"This book is as essential to Doom fans as vinyl copies of the first six BLACK SABBATH albums..."
Voices Of The Darkside

"There are over 350 bands examined in every corner of the globe and militants between classic doom, stoner doom, epic doom, funeral doom and similia, composing one of the best (if not the best, in terms of completeness...) encyclopaedic works currently on the market on this metal niche."
Metallized.it

"I knew of some books about doom music in the past, but this one is not same as those. Fans have already had opportunities to understand the standard information about doom music via some internet articles and such, but Aleksey and the other contributing writers have succeeded in explaining the contents much deeper. I feel the strong affection and passion for doom from these writings. Massive volumes of sentences are telling not only history and discographies. The greatest element of his approach is that he is writing about the artistic aspect. I’m reconfirming what the great legendary bands are, the improvement of doom music, and finding bands currently alive via this one. I appreciate the many lines dedicated to us in this book, and that's truly an honour. I hope people who are interested in heavy rock read this, and then Doom Metal Lexicanum will definitely become a favourite." Yukito Okazaki (Eternal Elysium)

“Aleksey Evdokimov’s unique and grand tome Doom Metal Lexicanum makes you want to hug gravestones in despair and returns all your favourite gloomy hymns to your mind as you venture through 300 pages of less-well-known history of metal and it's most underrated subgenre.”
Mikko Kääriäinen (Cardinals Folly)

"I think this is very nice observation of doom-related scene. Actually it is massive, but it’s convenient for reading because all bands and placed alphabetical order. Each band’s story is performed with an individual approach, and you’ll find a lot of information there. Great work!”
Sami Hytönen (Church Of Void)

 “… an excellent piece of work. All the band's information including photos and album artworks and proper description of bands’ stories make the book a good effort to promote doom metal. All the references concerning doom metal are clear, and I like that nice appendix with Sami Hynninen explanation of witches’ role in doom metal and the extended Lee Dorian interview.”
Father Alex (The Temple)

“If you’re new to doom, it’s a good place to start. If you're already into doom, it’s a great place to make a stand.”
Marco Serrato Gallardo (Orthodox)

“Doom Metal Lexicanum is one of the most detailed reads about a specific metal genre that I came across in the past 25 years. The fact that it features 360 bands with a lot of information, background stories and pictures reflects the pure passion that went into the making of this journalistic pinnacle of doom metal. Very comprehensive, yet entertaining with meticulous research, it covers the very well-known names but also gives a platform for many bands of the underground that shows the obvious true dedication and support of the doom scene in general. Even if you’re not into doom metal yet or just started to discover these vast creative plains of music this is something every music aficionado will enjoy besides the fact that this is something well worth to support. The fascination while reading will last for a very long time.”
Ralf W. Garcia (Wolf Counsel, Poltergeist, Requiem)


An almost complete list of bands featured is listed here:
Sickness Unto Death, Abysmal Grief, Acid King, Aeon Aphelion, Aeonsgate, Age Of Taurus, Alastor, Albino Python, Albinö Rhino, Altar Of Oblivion, Alucarda, Alunah, Ancestors, Ancient Spell, Ancient Warlocks, Angel Of Damnation, Anguish, Apostle Of Solitude, Appey & The Pea, Arcana, Archarus, Arc Of Ascent, Argus, Arkham Witch, Army Of Dagon, Atlantean Kodex, Avatarium, Aye-Aye, BST, Barabbas, Bathseba, Beastmaker, Bedemon, Beelzefuzz, Bevar Sea, The Black, Black Capricorn, Blackfinger, Black Hole, Black Lung, Black Medicine, Black Moth, Black Oath, Black Prism, Black Pyramid, Black Rainbows, Blackwülf, Blizaro, Blood Ceremony, Blood Farmers,Bloody Hammers, Bomg, Book Of Wyrms, The Bottle Doom Lazy Band, Bretus, Burning Saviours, Camel Of Doom, Candlemass, Capilla Ardiente, Cardinals Folly, Cardinal Wyrm, Caronte, Caskets Open, Castero, Castle, Cathedral, Cauchemar, Children Of Doom, Church Of Misery, Church Of Void, Conan, Condenados, Corman, Count Raven, Coven, Crimson Dawn, The Cross, Cross Vault, Crowned In Earth, Cruthu, Crypt Sermon, Dantesco, Dawn Of Winter, Dawnrider, Dead Temple, Dead Witches, Death Penalty, Demon Eye, Demon Head, Demon Lung, Desolate Pathway, Devil, The Devil’s Swamp, Djinn And Miskatonic, Doctor Cyclops, Doctor Smoke, Domovoyd, Doomdogs, Doomraiser, Doomshine, Doom’s Day, Dragonauta, Dread Sovereign, Dreaming, Earthride, Elder, Electric Wizard, Elephant Tree, El Hijo De La Aurora, Elliott’s Keep, Epitaph, Eternal Elysium, Ethereal Riffian, Evangelist, Evoke Thy Lords, Fall Of The Idols, Fangs Of The Molossus, Fangtooth, Flesh Of The Stars, Forsaken, Forsaken Peddlers, Fox, Frank Sabbath, Funeral Circle, Funeral Mantra, Funeral Marmoori, Gallileous, Gallow God, Garden Of Worm, The Gates Of Slumber, Goatess, Godwatt, The Grand Astoria, Griftegård, Hands Of Orlac, Hangman’s Chair, Haunted, The Hazytones, High Fighter, High Priest Of Saturn, Holy Grove, Holy Serpent, Hooded Priest, Hornss, Hound, The Hounds Of Hasselvander, Hour Of, The House Of Capricorn, Huata, I Compagni Di Baal, Indica, Infinite Flux, Internal Void, Iron Hearse, Iron Man, Iron Void, Isole, Jack Frost, Jess And The Ancient Ones, Jex Thoth, John Gallow, Kannabinõid, Khemmis, Khthon, King Heavy, Kingnomad, Kings Destroy, Kin Of Ettins, Kroh, Kröwnn, Krux, KYPCK, The Lamp Of Thoth, Landskap, L'Impero Delle Ombre, Lord Of Doubts, Lord Vicar, Lord Vigo, Lucifer, Mage, Magic Circle, Magister Templi, Magma Rise, Mahakala, Mammoth Storm, Mangog, Marble Chariot, Marchafunebre, Matus / Don Juan Matus, Megatherium, Mephistofeles, Merlin, Messa, Midryasi, Minotauri, Mirror Of Deception, Misantropus, Misty Grey, Misty Morning, Monasterium, Monolith, Monolith Wielder, Monolord, Mood, Moonbow, Moon Curse, The Moon Mistress, Mortalicum, Moss, Mothersloth, Mother Witch & Dead Water Ghosts, Mountain Of Judgement, Mountain Throne, Mountain Witch, Naevus, Naked Star, Nekromant / Serpent, Night Gaunt, Ningen Isu, Nomad Son, Northwinds, Obelyskkh, Obrero, The Obsessed, Obsidian Sea, Occultation, Ogre, Olde, Old Sea And Mother Serpent, Opium Warlords, The Order Of Israfel, Organ, Orodruin, Orthodox, The Ossuary, Otehi, Oyabun, Pagan Altar, Palace In Thunderland, Pale Divine, Pantheist, Peacemaker, Penance, Pentagram, Pesta, Phased, Pilgrim, Place Of Skulls, Plöw, Pohjoinen, Pombagira, Premarone, Procession, Project Armageddon, Prophets Of Saturn, Psychedelic Witchcraft, Purple Hill Witch, Pÿlon, Realmbuilder, Red Wizard, Reino Ermitano, Return From The Grave, Revelation, Reverend Bizarre, RIP, Rituals Of The Oath, Sacrieledge, Sacro Sanctus, Saint Vitus, Sancta Sanctorum, Satan’s Satyrs, Satori Junk, Saturnalia Temple, Saturndust, Scald, The Scimitar, Seamount, Sepulchral Void, Seremonia, Serpent, Serpent Venom, Serpent Warning, Sidhe, Simon Magus, Sinister Haze, The Skull, Skyler Alexandre, Sleep, Slow Green Thing, Solace, Solitude Aeturnus, Solstice, Son Of A Witch, Sorcerer, Soul Of Enoch, Space God Ritual, The Spirit Cabinet, Spirit Descent, Spiritus Mortis, Stangala, Stars That Move, Stereochrist, Stonebirds, Stoned Jesus, Stonegriff, Stonewitch, Strange Here, Subrosa, Succubus Irons, Summoner, Surtr, Taak, The Temple, Terra Firma, Three Eyes Left, Tlon, Tombstoned, Tony Tears, Tortured Spirit, Trouble, Ultratumba, Umbrarum Regni, Uzala, Vampyromorpha, Venomous Maximus, Vinum Sabbatum, Void King, Void Moon, Vokonis, Vomit Monster, Wall Of Sleep, The Wandering Midget, Wardenclyffe, Warning, Weed Is Weed, The Well, Well Of Souls (Ger), Well Of Souls (USA), Wheel, Wicked Inquisition, Windhand, Witch Charmer, Witchcraft, Witchfield, Witchfinder General, Witchhelm, Witching Altar, Witch Mountain, Witchskull, Witchsorrow, Witchthroat Serpent, With The Dead, Without God, The Wizar’d, Wizard Eye, Wo Fat, Wolf Counsel, Wounded Giant, The Wounded Kings, Wretch, Yama, Year Of The Cobra, Yidhra, Zaum.