If the first words that come to your mind when you think about doom metal are "slow and boring", you NEED to listen to LEGIONEM - it's a safe bet you will change your mind. These Italians don't hide that they're inspired by the forefathers of the genre from Birmingham, but they don't leave any doubt which country they come from as their music is steeped in the Italian dark sound tradition from the '70s and '80s. Prepare to be engulfed by the lava of full-bodied metallic riffs and evil sounding vocals shifting between gruff and clean. The use of the organ helps create a mysterious, esoteric atmosphere. Their second full-length offering will keep your attention high throughout its entirety - it's an inspired and varied album with truly massive sound. The initiated ones, apart from the obvious BLACK SABBATH influence, will surely recognize similarities to bands like L'IMPERO DELLE OMBRE, PAUL CHAIN, THE BLACK, EPITAPH, ABYSMAL GRIEF, early DEATH SS, WITCHFIELD, WALL OF SLEEP, WITCHFINDER GENERAL and GOBLIN.


October 2020

LEGIONEM were officially born in Valdichiana in the autumn days of 2016.
Magister Notte VIII (FOCUS INDULGENS, SPARTACUS) on bass and vocals, Monk from the Terror Cathedral (FOCUS INDULGENS, SPARTACUS) on guitars and La Rosa di Satana (RAZGATE) on drums decided to give life to an obscure sounding project, baptized in the unholy waters of classic doom and Italian dark sound.

Songwriting came natural, and in November 2016, LEGIONEM released their first promo EP, "Off the Edge of Doom".

On 17th December 2016, the band played at the Doomsday Survivors festival in Busto Arsizio, with L'IMPERO DELLE OMBRE as headliners and SIDHE and ARCANA 13 among others. Then came the Doom Over Florence, on the 8th of April 2017 at Circus Club where they played with the Italian doom masters L'IMPERO DELLE OMBRE headlining as well.

In 2017, LEGIONEM recorded and released in August their debut full-length "Ipse Venena Bibas", which was distributed by Black Widow Records.

On 10th November 2017, they played again at Circus Club in Florence, together with THE OSSUARY.

In the beginning of 2018, the band started to record their second album, "Sator Omnia Noctem".

In November 2018, LEGIONEM gave welcome to Cerberus (who took over the bass guitar) and then they played live at the Acciaio Italiano festival 9 (with STRANA OFFICINA, NECRODEATH, IL SEGNO DEL COMANDO, WITCHWOOD...) on 20th April 2019.

LEGIONEM then worked on the split "One in Desolation Four in Malediction", released in May 2020 with the bands WOODEN STAKE, TEMPLE and RUINED by Chilean label Uncreation Records.

It took until 2020 for their sophomore full-length to be released. The band was contacted by Metal on Metal Records who, impressed by one song they heard, expressed interest in releasing their album. The mix of the most traditional, riff-heavy doom metal with this particular Italian dark sound style was something the label could not resist, and thus "Sator Omnia Noctem" was finally out this Halloween.

Doom Metal

Italy (Valdichiana), 2016

Magister Notte VIII (vocals, keyboards)
Monk from the Terror Cathedral (guitars)
Cerberus (bass)
La Rosa di Satana (drums)

Legionem @ Facebook

"Off the Edge of Doom" (2016)
EP, self-released
"Ipse Venena Bibas" (2017)
Full-length, self-released
"One in Desolation Four in Malediction" (2020)
Split, Uncreation Records
"Sator Omnia Noctem" (2020)
Full-length, Metal On Metal Records