Comatose Vigil
Background information
Also known as Subhuman Abstract (2003)
Origin Moscow, Russia
Genres Funeral doom metal
Years active 2003–2012, 2014–2016
Labels Marche Funebre Productions, Solitude Productions
Associated acts Abstract Spirit, Ea, Colosseum, Ahab, Comatose Vigil A.K.
Past members Andrey Karpukhin
Alexander Orlov
Maria Karpukhina
Maxim Shilowski
Anatoly Boychenko
Anton Kurdyakov
Dmitriy Petrukhin
Alexey Rylyakin
Maria Dukova
Comatose Vigil was a Russian funeral doom metal band, founded in 2003 in Moscow.

History Edit

Comatose Vigil was formed under the name Subhuman Abstract in January 2003 in Moscow. They changed their name to Comatose Vigil that same year. From the very beginning, the band regularly recorded their rehearsals on a small cassette tape recorder, and later on some of these recordings, digitized and corrected, were distributed among acquaintances and interested ones. At that time, they were the pioneers of funeral doom in Russia.

In 2004, they were noticed by Stygian Crypt Productions A contract was signed to record and release the band's debut album on the new saber label Marche Funebre prod, and in 2005 their debut album, Not a Gleam of Hope, was released.

In September 2006, the band signed a contract with Moscow label Solitude Productions for the recording and release of the single, as well as the second full album. The Narcosis EP was released the same year.

With the direct participation of the keyboard player of ZiGR, who organized the promotional band Sepulture Union, since 2006, the annual international festivals of the Moscow DOOM Festival have been held, of which Comatose Vigil was a regular participant.

The second long-awaited full-length album titled Fuimus, non Sumus... was released on September 12, 2011. Its recording took place in the Russian studio Primordial Studio, where Otkroveniya Dozhdya and Who Dies In Siberian Slush had previously been recorded. The album was mastered by Greg Chandler in England.

On March 7, 2012, the band announced its breakup. however, on September 18, 2014, they reformed and in January 2015, they participated in the Petrodoom 3 festival in St. Petersburg. They broke up again on March 28, 2016.

In 2017, A.K. iEzor intended to reform Comatose Vigil, but Alexander Orlov did not allow the name to be used, so the name was changed to Comatose Vigil A.K.

Members Edit

Final line-up Edit

  • Andrey "iEzor" Karpukhin – drums, vocals (2003-2009, 2010-2012, 2014-2016)
  • Alexander "ViG'iLL" Orlov – guitar (2003-2012, 2014-2016), bass (2009-2012), keyboard (2015-2016)
  • Maria "Bresso" Karpukhina – bass (2014–2016)
  • Maxim "Agapid" Shilowski – guitar (2015–2016)

Past members Edit

  • Bor – bass
  • Tim – bass (2003–2008)
  • Anatoliy "Alchothron" Boychenko – drums (2003–2010)
  • Anton "Zigr" Kurdyakov – keyboard (2003–2012, 2014–2015)
  • Dmitriy "Agapid" Petrukhin – (2008–2009; his death)
  • Konstantin "K.O. Tomb" Osipov – vocals (2009–2010)
  • Alexey Rylyakin – guitar (2014)
  • Maria Dukova – keyboard (2014–2015)

Discography Edit

Studio albums Edit

Extended plays Edit

Demos Edit

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