Regain Records / Soulfood
Hailing from Malmö, Sweden - SUMA is a ultra-megaton Doom / Noise / Sludge outfit that has been ploughing through the European landscapes for the past seven years, spreading the "plague of the heavy" and converting many diverse music fans with it's progressive, hallucinatory metal. Formed in 2001, SUMA is best described as "heavy experimental noise doom rock". SUMA is not about traditional riff-making music; instead the idea is to "extract as much noise as possible from the amplifiers". The band's music is made by combining crushing instrumentation, phantasmal vocals and blistered samples into "a high volume WALL of noise". For the recording of SUMA's third album, ASHES - the band once again teamed up with legendary engine-ear BILLY ANDERSON (MELVINS, NEUROSIS, HIGH ON FIRE, EYEHATEGOD, BRUTAL TRUTH, SWANS) to put the songs to tape. The result - "an addictive, sick, mean and beautiful monster of a record" that delivers a catastrophic cacaphony of rumbling reverberations and booming brouhaha that will have fans of exploratory sound and brawny heavy rock in a condition of excited distress, to say the very least. With a strong DIY mind, SUMA has been releasing it's music through their own label, Speakerphone Recordings and hitting the roads across Europe through their own booking agency, Willpower Booking.
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