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Doomed Confessionary: E. Chains (Chains)

Photo by Andrea Rivadossi

Hailing from gloomy catacombs of Slovenia, Chains has evolved into a captivating hypnotic dark doom duo, pushing sonic boundaries. With mesmerizing demos and an EP featuring Chad Davis (Hour Of 13) on drums, albums like »Sonic Sabbath« and »Musica Macabra«, they’ve firmly established themselves in the realm of dark doom.

Chains has mesmerized audiences at prestigious festivals across Europe, including Exit Festival, Doom Over Vienna, Navajo Calling, Obscura Doom Fest and Metaldays, creating an unforgettable, otherworldly experience with their dark aura and entrancing performances. Join us on a hypnotic journey as Chains weaves hauntingly transcendent sonic tapestries. The chains of darkness have a melody of their own, and the experience is truly unforgettable.

Chains are E. Chains (vocals, guitar, bass, effects) and Matz Sick (drums).

Can you say a few words about your band?
We are Chains from Slovenia, we play hypnotic dark doom. Formed in 2010 as a one-man band, we released an EP with Chad Davis (Hour Of 13) on drums via Svart Records, and replaced him with full-time member Matz Sick. With him, we released many demos, two albums, and a split with Black Spell from Italy via Electric Valley Records. It will be released on Ruidoteka Records (cassette) and Interstellar Smoke Records (CD) as well. Some people say we are like the misfits of doom.

What was the biggest challenge for the band?
Lately, our biggest challenge is doing rehearsals, but I think we will fix this soon 🙂

What can you be most proud of so far?
We are really honored to be able to perform at Exit Festival and, of course, our last release, »Rito Funebre«, under the banner of Electric Valley Records.

What was your biggest regret?
I think all the weird demos we released, hahaha.

What was the best concert/tour so far and why?
I think Graz’s club Wacuum, which is like our second home. We really enjoyed our last tour with our brothers, Wizard Master. Tours are always a special experience. Maybe we will release some home videos like Pantera did back in the day.

Chains & Wizard Master

What was the biggest surprise on the music scene for you?
I am a music geek. I really love to discover new bands, labels, and genres, and everything related to the bands I love. The album that surprised me the most is the new Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. I think it’s a really unique experience.

What is currently in your heavy musical rotation?
Wizard Master – Ablanathanalba
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – Nell Ora Blu
Black Spell – Season Of The Damned
Health – Rat Wars
Amigo The Devil – Yours Until The War Is Over
Cavalera – Morbid Visions

What was the best advice you’ve ever been given as a musician?
Make music you love, trust yourself, and connect with other bands you like.

What are your guilty pleasures?
Post Malone’s music, hahaha.

Can you say something more about the music scene in your part of Slovenia?
I think in Slovenia, we have a really great music scene: a lot of talented bands, great webzines, and one of the best metal festivals on earth, Tolminator!

Photo by Andrea Rivadossi

Where can we see you live this year?
We just got back from a mini-tour with Wizard Master, and who knows, maybe this year we’ll do the second part of the tour with them. Only time will tell. There are a few dates we can’t unveil for now, but follow us, and you’ll know.

What are your plans for the future as a band?
We plan to promote our split, record another split and a full-length album, and of course, play as much as we can.

How can people best support your band?
Listen to our music, share it, buy merch and records, and of course, come to see our rituals.

Do you have any message for your listeners?

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Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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