Bohren & der Club of Gore are a noir jazz band founded in 1992 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany by Thorsten Benning (drums), Morten Gass (keys), Reiner Henseleit (guitar), and Robin Rodenberg (upright / double bass). They play a crossover of jazz and ambient, which they self described as an "unholy ambient mixture of slow jazz ballads, Black Sabbath doom and down tuned Autopsy sounds". Over the years they have continously reduced and compressed their music to extremes.
Kristin McClement is a singer and writer of slow, regal songs. Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/kristinmcclement
Fatis Valour were an indie rock band from Brisbane, Australia, formed in 2006. They have released a 5 track self-titled EP sold at their live shows, and are currently planning a full length to be released mid-2008. The band consists of:
JARRYD JAMES KLAPPER - Lead Vocals, Guitar
SHANE GRAHAM - Guitars
JAMES EDWARD O'NEIL TAYLOR - Bass Guitar
SAM WILLIAMS - Drums Check out Fatis Valour at: http://www.myspace.com/fatisvalour.
Blindead was founded in Gdynia, Poland in 1999 by Michal Zimorski (Zima) - bass and Mateusz Smierzchalski (Havoc) - guitar. Few months later, Marek Zielinski (Deadman) - guitar, Konrad Ciesielski - drums and Patryk Adamczyk - vocals, joined the band. It was a casual project made for pleasure rather than a professional band. Besides, in the same time, Havoc became the guitarist of Behemoth and it was his priority.
Formed in 2002, originally hailing from Phoenix, AZ and now residing in Oakland, California, Graves at Sea play a very droney, slow, painful sounding type of sludge. With members coming from previous bands and one member having knowledge in sound engineering their first demo went extremely well and immediately caught some attention in the doom metal subculture, promptly causing the band to get signed and start producing legit material and in turn, gaining even more praise in the metal scene.
William Basinski (Houston, 1958), a New York-based classically-trained clarinetist and saxophonist, specializes in compositions for loops and drones. He began experimenting with compositions for piano and tape that created a melancholy ambience via looped and overdubbed melodies with Variations - A Movement in Chrome Primitive (1980), released on Variations - A Movement in Chrome Primitive (Durtro, 2002 - Die Stadt, 2004), and A Red Score in Tile (1979), released on A Red Score in Tile (3 Poplars, 2003).
There are 2 bands with the name Catacombs: 1. Formed in 2000 by Xathagorra Mlandroth and released only one full album in 2006 - "In the Depths of R'lyeh". Catacombs comes from USA and plays very slow funeral doom metal. Xathagorra Mlandroth plays on all the instruments as well as vocals. Lyrical Themes: Lovecraftian, Dark, Esoteric and Conceptual Discography (from Encyclopaedia Metallum):
Echoes Through the Catacombs (EP, 2003)
In the Depths of R'lyeh (Full-length, 2006) 2. Catacombs is a melodic death metal band from Melbourne, Australia.
Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister are an Austrian duo most known for their downtempo-dub remixes of pop, hip-hop, and drum and bass songs. Their remixes are often flavoured with bossa nova or jazz sounds; some of their better-known works include remixes of Madonna's "Nothing Really Matters," Depeche Mode's "Useless," Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's "1st of tha Month," and Roni Size's "Heroes." Many of these are collected on the double album The K&D Sessions.