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Subterranea: Ahab - "Everybody wants us to do HP Lovecraft..."

Rising from the depths of the funeral doom scene, nautical obsessives Ahab are proving to be in a league of their own.

Ahab launched in Germany a decade ago with one singular obsessive purpose: to pay tribute to Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby-Dick – the tale of Captain Ahab’s doomed voyage of vengeance to slay the titular white whale – in a musical setting of epic funeral doom.

To that end, 2005 demo The Oath brought them to the attention of Napalm Records, who released their 2006 full-length debut, The Call Of The Wretched Sea, a killer opening gambit that nailed Ahab’s foundational impetus and had a remarkable impact way beyond their subgenre.

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