“We Will Make Your Life Heavy….” Japan’s guitar-less Doom Duo Shizumunamari released their 1st album “An Encouragement of Decadence”.
In 2011, Namari Toyama (Vocals, Bass) and ABEZOMBIE (Drums, ex.GOREVENT, BIRTH ASPHYXIA) started experiments in the dark basement in Niigata, Hokuriku region, Japan.
The purpose of the experiment was to fuse the gloomy and insidious Japanese bands like—NINGEN ISU, MAGDALENE JUNEN, CHUGAKUSEI KANOKE, AZRASHI—and the Western bands style—SLEEP, OM, MELVINS, BLACK SABBATH, TOOL, BLACK FLAG, KYUSS, FUGAZI— But the experiment was suspended due to some problems and the bands decided to hide themselves in the dark.
In 2014, the band revived in Tokyo —the dystopia with cold high rise buildings, monotony daily lives, shallow human relationships … It is only natural that the famous Japanese singer once described this city as “Tokyo dessert”.
The experiment started again with a new drummer, Tofukuji and they finally succeeded. They named this invention NWOJDM (“New Wave Of Japanese Doom Metal”).
The band released the prototype demo in 2017 and toured as the public demonstration in Taiwan in 2019.