Biography & Family Tree
 

Doom began as The Subverters with Bri Doom (guitar), Jon Pickering (bass/vocals) and Jason (Hog) Hodges (drums). About the time Hog 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 band-less, 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 continued..

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 (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, Denis, Wayne and Chris. 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..



DOOM continued 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.....



 

Other bands DOOM members have been in or are* in


BRI

(aka: Turbo Talbot, Slasher Talbot, Svenn Volvo, Rancid Trout)

RELIGIOUS VOMIT

THE SUBVERTERS

PELVIC THRUST

A.G.L.

METAL MOTHERFUCKERS FROM MARS

SORE / SAW / SOAR THROAT

ACKWORTH ST CHAOS FRONT

WARFEAR

BUGEYED

WOODHOUSE REJECTS

VIRTUAL REALITY

RUDIMENTARY YOUTH

BLOOD SUCKING FREAKS

STALINGRAD

DEVILS

KHANG

LAZARUS BLACKSTAR*

 

STICK

(AKA: Plumber Dickens (24 Hour Callout),

Chick Dickens, Chickens, Stick och Brinn)

ANNIHILHATOR

ENT

EXCREMEMT OF WAR

DIRT

BLOOD SUCKING FREAKS

CONTEMPT

DISABUSE

ZOUNDS

SLAKTMASK

FILTHKICK

DEVIATED INSTINCT

THE PHERAMONES

DEVILS

RUIN

VARUKERS*

 

SCOOT

(AKA: Where’s The Toilet?, Pepé Le Pew, Nosferatu)

LARGACTYL

HELLKRUSHER*

EXTINCTION OF MANKIND*

ALEHAMMER*

VALLENFYRE*


DENIS

(AKA: Tha Deuce, Denis Irrelevant)

SEWERAGE

BLOOD SUCKING FREAKS

HALF DEAD

MURDERED COP

GLOOMY SUNDAY*




JON

RELIGIOUS VOMIT

THE SUBVERTERS

PELVIC THRUST

SORE / SAW THROAT

POLICE BASTARD*

CAIN

MAKE THEM DIE SLOWLY

HAXAN* 

 

PETE

A.G.L.

MOTHERFUCKERS FROM MARS

E.N.T.

FILTHKICK

CAIN

LITHIUM 6

CORVUS*


HOG

RELIGIOUS VOMIT

THE SUBVERTERS

PELVIC THRUST


DAVE

SOLSTICE

 

WAYNE

BLOOD SUCKING FREAKS

SOAR THROAT

STATE OF FILTH

DEVILS

THE PHERAMONES

UNICORN LOVE

 

CHRIS

WARFEAR

WARTORN

ACKWORTH ST CHAOS FRONT

HIATUS

BIOHAZARD

HEALTH HAZARD

SUFFER

SAWN OFF

BOXED IN

BEGINNING OF THE END

LOSING THE BATTLE

GIVE UP ALL HOPE

AGNOSY*

 

SNED

BLOOD ROBOTS

GENERIC

PVC

OI POLLOI

SORE THROAT

HEALTH HAZARD

SUFFER

ONE BY ONE

SAWN OFF

BOXED IN

JOHN HOLMES

THREADS

GRUEL

WAR ALL THE TIME

CYDERNIDE*

THIS CLOSE*


ANDY

DISAFFECT

DISCOVER

SCATHA

DEBRIS

EBOLA

STALINGRAD

DEVILS

RUIN

 

MALL

EXCREMENT OF WAR

 

GORDY

PSHYCO FLOWERS

 

MICKEY HARRIS

NAPALM DEATH

ENT

MOTHERFUCKERS FROM MARS

SCORN

PAINKILLER

etc

 

JIM WHITLEY

RIPCORD

NAPLAM DEATH

FILTHKICK

CRACKED COP SKULLS

SQUANDERED

DUMBSTRUCK

WARPRAYER*


TOM CROFT

GENITAL DEFORMITIES

EXCREMENT OF WAR

FATAL IMPACT

9V VOLT TERROR

 
Family Tree
 

2010: Doom is back…. the line-up keeps it “in the family”





Denis-Vocals, Bri-Guitar, Stick-Drums, Scoot-Bass

 
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