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Paul Chain is simply an artist name (the translation into English of his real name, Paolo Catena) that stretches over 4 different bands, none of which exists today since the “artistic death” of Paul Chain in 2003. Paolo Catena continued making experimental and improvisational music under the name Paul Cat in his new band formerly called P.C. Translate, later shortened to simply Translate.

- Paul Chain Violet Theatre; was the original name of all Paul Chains workings until the namechange in 1987. It could probably not be called a band of it’s own as it in fact has counted 10 different bands and 50 musicians working together with Paul Chain.

- Paul Chain; is the name for Paul Chain’s main band. Here he plays his primary style of traditional doom.

- Paul Chain - The Improvisor; is Paul Chains live act. It is done together with the poet Paolo Silvestri. It is here that he shows his skills in improvising songs.

- Paul Chain Experimental Information ; is not a doom act as such. Often it isn’t even metal. This truly is Paul Chains experimental corner where he can do exactly what he wants to.

The container system: Some of Paul Chains albums have a circle with a number on it. The number states the albums number in Paul Chains container list. All numbers in his container list are ment to differ between the different experiences, styles and moments in Paul Chains life. A container is created when an album creates unclosed video or audio recordings.

Paul Chain was also guitarist and co-founder of the Italian “horror music” band Death SS.


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  • FrankUnknown

    Keep doom metal weird.

    19 Sep 12:07am Reply
  • parmetheus

    John Gallow's new album, Violet Dreams, is heavily inspired by Paul Chain. It's also pretty great.

    17 Aug 3:48am Reply
  • missionair

    kill me meow

    17 Jul 9:09pm Reply
  • SunSoulOne

    only 3,300 listeners! WTF Some of the most interesting doom-delving ever, well some of the best MUSIK ever was created by Paul CHain. His catalog is quite in depth. Starting with the groups DeathSS, Paul Chains VIolet Theatre and later Paul Chain The Improvisor. You will NOT find any other musik like his.

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Doom_Trauma

    They don't make music like this anymore.

    4 Feb 2013 Reply
  • missionair

    one day we will be ash.

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • eyecorpse

    Can't get enough of this early stuff

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • N--I--B

    @dp263 I think he's doing some electronic music...nothing to do with the old heavydoomy days...

    8 Oct 2012 Reply
  • dp263

    nevermind ... he has a facebook page ;-)

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • dp263

    does anybody now where to get updated, what this guy is doing? it's hard do find anything (at least for me) on the net, since he releases under different names than "paul chain" ...

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • sicknessreport

    paul chain is the master

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • shitscud

    Only this man could turn a Rolling Stones song into a hypnotic, doom rock jam. Hail Maestro.

    4 Jul 2012 Reply
  • EvilRage

    Eternal flame.

    18 May 2012 Reply
  • lovespam

    a holy-shit-huge-thanks to lastfm for suggesting this guy to me.... cant stop listening alkahest, mirror and unreleased vol2.... and all his others records too. father of danava and uncle acid and the deadbeats! yeahyeahyeah!!!!

    1 Jan 2012 Reply
  • krocronos

    ALL HAILZ TO PAUL CHAIN< Thanks for being...........\,,/..............

    21 Oct 2011 Reply
  • exophora

    I don't know what it is I like about you, but I like it a lot.

    6 Jul 2011 Reply
  • akbarkadabra

    women & knife !

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
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  • livingissuicide

    just great.

    1 Mar 2011 Reply
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