Duma is the project of Martin Khanja (aka Lord Spike Heart) and Sam Karugu. They emerge from Nairobi’s flourishing underground metal scene as former members of the bands Lust of a Dying Breed and Seeds of Datura. Together in 2019 they formed Duma (Darkness in swahili) with Sam abandoning bass for production and guitars and Lord Spike Heart providing extreme vocals to the project.
Self-titled debut album will be out on August 7th via Nyege Nyege. It fuses the frenetic euphoria, unrelenting physicality and rebellious attitude of hardcore punk and trash metal with bone-crunching breakcore and raw, nihilist industrial noise through a claustrophobic vortex of visceral screams. “Lionsblood” is the first excerpt. Listen below.