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DOOM - Stripped, Whipped And Crucified


Can you imagine any Obscene Extreme event without a quality portion of filthy crust? I bet you can`t!

The upcoming 3 gigs (OEF ASIA 2014, OEF AUSTRALIA 2014 and OEF 2014 Czech) will be a great follow-up to the original Obscene Extreme in Czech back in 2010 and even a greater one to their debut in Mexico at the very first Obscene Extreme America!!! Ladies and gentlemen, the legendary band DOOM from England will hit the stage at OEF 2014!

DOOM are coming back onto the boards welcoming the extreme music after 4 years when they excelled in Trutnov for the first time!!! We should definitely be looking forward to that as they will come with their brand new album "Corrupt Fucking System" that is currently in production and will be put out at the end of 2013. Honestly, the old good DOOM are still in an excellent form!!!


Doom began as The Subverters with Jon Pickering (bass/vocals), Bri Doom (guitar) and Jason Hodges (drums). After Jason was replaced by new drummer Mick Harris (Napalm Death), the band changed its name to Doom. This line up played one or two gigs, playing in a crossover metal style. Bri and Jon decided this wasn't the direction they wanted the band to move in. Consequently they left Harris and the metal style of music, and decided to go in a Discharge-influenced crust-punk-style that Doom became known for. Pickering dropped bass to concentrate on vocals and Pete Nash joined as bass player. Harris left for Napalm Death so new drummer 'Stick', recently made bandless, joined after a drunken meeting at the infamous Mermaid Pub, this was when the 'real' Doom was formed. The band started rehearsing with this line-up in mid 1987. About this time a small label called Peaceville Records was starting up. They heard about Doom through word of mouth and asked if they were interested in contributing songs to the first Peaceville compilation A Vile Peace. Doom went into the studio to record their first demo on 28 August 1987. Nash unfortunately broke his wrist just before Doom's recording debut, so bass player Jim Whitley (of Napalm Death and Ripcord Fame) filled in on the recording. Three songs were recorded (two of which appeared on A Vile Peace). On the strength of this first recording Peaceville asked Doom if they would record a full LP for them, which they agreed to do. The "War is Big Business" demo was recorded on 27 November 1987, which the band sold as a cassette at gigs. In February 1988, Doom went into "Rich Bitch" studios and recorded 21 songs for their debut album "War Crimes (Inhuman Beings)". All this time the band gigged constantly in the UK building up a following on the way. Another demo "Domesday" was also produced.

At the end of 1988, due to personal commitments Bri announced that he would be leaving the band. He stayed long enough to record the split LP "Bury the Debt - Not the Dead" (with Swedish band No Security) on the Peaceville label. The "Police Bastard" EP (on discarded records) was also recorded at the same session. Doom were also invited to record two sessions for Radio One's John Peel show around this point. Bri left the band in April 1989 after completing a lengthy European tour. Doom continued with different guitarists but did not settle with four members, so Pickering turned to vocal and guitar duties. This line up continued until a final split in August 1990. Following the group's demise Pickering formed Police Bastard, whilst drummer Stick joined Extreme Noise Terror then DIRT.

Doom reformed

The band reformed in 1992 with the earlier line up of Bri, Jon, Pete and Stick. They toured Japan and recorded a 12" of new songs released on the label Vinyl Japan. This proved to be the last recording with this line up. About this point the band almost folded but Bri and Stick decided to continue with two new members. These being Tom Croft from Genital Deformities on vocals and Paul "Mall" Mallen on bass guitar. This line up recorded the split album with Selfish and a split 7" EP with Hiatus. Mall left shortly afterwards (an amicable parting). He was replaced by bassist Scoot from Largactyl. This line up recorded the split 7" EP Doomed to Extinction with Extinction of Mankind, the Fuck Peaceville double LP, and the Hail to Sweden 7" EP. This is also the line up who appear on the Videodoom video on MCR recorded on a European tour in 1994

A tour of Scandinavia was organised for September 1995, however Scoot decided not to go due to problems at home, so he was replaced by Denis Boardman (of Blood Sucking Freaks) & permanently by Chris Gascoigne (of Suffer) after the tour. Tom Croft also left just before the tour and he was replaced by Wayne Southworth (also of Blood Sucking Freaks). While on the Scandinavian tour Doom recorded the Monarchy Zoo 7" EP at Sunlight Studios. The band, now comprised of Stick, Bri, Boardman, Southworth and Gascoigne. They went into the studio in June 1996 and recorded a full LP for Flat Earth, called "Rush Hour of the Gods". In 97 the band recorded again for Flat Earth the split 10" with CRESS & in 2001 the last full length LP entitled "World of Shit" on Vinyl Japan Recs. Bri would go on to join Khang (As Bass player), this band then evolving into LAZARUS BLACKSTAR. Stick was also drummer for the band RUIN. Bri, Stick and Wayne also played in the band THE DEVILS. DOOM reformed again with Bri, Stick, Wayne and Andy Irvine (ex DISAFFECT, SCATHA and DEVILS).

On March 18, 2005 Wayne Southworth (lead singer) died at his home. The cause of death was an epileptic seizure.

2010: Doom is back…. the line-up keeps it “in the family”: Bri – Guitar, Stick – Drums, Scoot – Bass, Denis - Vocals


Release date Release name Media
2013 Corrupt Fucking System CD
2013 World of Shit + w/live lp from live in Slovenia LP
2013 A New World in Our Hearts - Comp.
2012 Tour EP 12" EP
2012 Total Doom 2xLP LP
2012 Doomed Again 2xLP LP
2011 7” EP Vinyl (ltd 1000 press) EP
2011 Prisoner Of War - Comp.
2009 Fuck Peaceville LPx2 (Re-Mastered) LP
2009 Lost The Fight / Pro-Life Control Sessions (Remastered) LP
2006 Back & Gone Double Live CD, DVD
2001 World of Shit CD, LP
1997 split 10" w/ Cress EP
1996 Monarchy Zoo EP
1996 Rush Hour of the Gods CD, EP
1996 Peel Sessions CD
1996 Monarchy Zoo CD
1996 Pissed Robbed & Twatted - Live in Slovenia EP
1995 Fuck Peaceville CD
1995 Fuck Peaceville 2x12" EP
1995 Hail to Sweden EP
1994 Doomed to Extinction" split 7" w/ Extinction of Mankind EP
1993 split 7" w/ Hiatus ("Lost the Fight") EP
1993 Pro-Life Control CD, LP
1993 The Greatest Invention CD, LP
1992 Live in Japan EP
1992 Doomed From the Start CD
1992 The Greatest Invention EP
1992 Doomed From the Start EP
1989 Total Doom CD
1989 split 12" w/ No Security LP
1989 Hardcore Holocaust Compilation
1989 Peel Sessions 12" LP
1989 Police Bastard 7" EP
1988 War Crimes (Inhuman Beings) 12" LP
1987 War is Big Business DEMO
1987 Domesday DEMO


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