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There are mutliple artists with this name:

1) Doom was a band which were pivotal in the rise of crust punk and originated from Birmingham, England.

2) Doom was a Japanese thrash metal outfit that formed in Tokyo, Japan . Check DOOM

3) Doom is a software videogame band.

4) DOOM (All caps) is the latest moniker for the rapper MF DOOM




1) Doom began as The Subverters with Jon Pickering (bass/vocals), Brian Talbot (guitar) and Jason Hodges (drums). After Jason was replaced by new drummer, Mick Harris, the band changed its name to Doom.

This line up played one or two gigs, playing in a crossover metal style. Talbot and Pickering 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 crossover thrash-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 Tony ‘Stick’ Dickens, 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 to 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.

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