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Now Hear This: DoctoR DooM | A Shadow Called Danger

Nowhere near as cartoonish — or doomish — as their name, these French rockers combine the menacing ’70s rock of B.O.C. with dashes of blues, prog and more.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:A Shadow Called Danger is the second album by French retrogressive rockers DoctoR DooM. Featuring weighty guitars, a pounding rhythm section and expressive vocals, it builds on the ’70s vibe of their previous record, while bringing a heavier and more progressive sound to the table.

The band spent a lot more time getting the sounds just right and working on epic arrangements to bring forth an album that features proto-metal riffs, groovy rhythms, oppressive doom sections, lyrical vocal parts, blazing bluesy solos and much more, all in one album, sometimes even in the same song.

Formed in the French town of Ariège in the Midi-Pyrénées by guitarists Jean-Laurent Pasquet and Jérémie Delattre, since their formation in 2011 DoctoR DooM have blazed an impressive underground trail for followers of new, authentically crafted hard rock, metal and progressive blues.

Having come together out of a shared appreciation for forgotten ’60s and ’70s music, it didn’t take long for the duo to find kindred spirits in drummer Michel Marcq and bass player Sébastien Boutin Blomfield as they sought to pull together the rhythm section required to knock out a monumentally heavy live set. Initially performing covers of Coven, Thin Lizzy and Deep Purple, out of the riffs and drum rolls of old grew new, original numbers that would later surface fully formed on their 2012 debut EP DoomO.

Inspired by the recent wave of Scandinavian stoner/rock bands such as Graveyard, Witchcraft and Spiders, DoctoR DooM took part in a series of high-profile festival appearances including Spain’s Riff Ritual Fest, Doom Over Karalis in Sardinia and Germany’s much-celebrated DesertFest before taking to the studio.”