Band: Drown


Portland, OR, United States


Markov Soroka (all instruments, writer), Nick Tingle (drums, percussion)


Funeral Doom Metal


Markov Soroka (Ternopol, Ternopil'S'Ka Oblast', Ukraine) is known for his several excellent projects such as Aureole, Tchornobog, Krukh, Eternium, Silent Thoughts and his awesome label Vigor Deconstruct ( )

On his bandcamp , , all music is free to download. If you can spare anything, it's much appreciated , also you can support him through donations on .


Subaqueous (2020)

Unsleep (2014)


"On his second album "Subaqueous" under the Drown moniker, Funeral Doom enthusiast Markov Soroka - also the heart and soul of Tchornobog and Aureole - sets out to absorb all light and in the process creates realms of fluorescent beauty.

While celebrating surges of darkness and disturbance through Tchornobog, the obsessively driven artist offers a different facet of his persona via Drown. Although the foundation of the music is uncompromisingly heavy and grief-laden, it is carried by a current of playful melodies and weightless harmonies. These forces combined create a relentless maelstrom into the depths of the sea.

Produced by Greg Chandler (Esoteric), who is no stranger to funeral doom metal, "Subaqueous" is a jewel that shines brightly within this still rather obscure genre. As Markov frankly states: "Drown is what I wished 'aquatic doom' sounded like before I started the project."

Just as his other ventures, Drown is based on an ongoing conceptual story and to be seen as a musical theater of sorts, focussing on one protagonist among other characters. Since such stories can work on a metaphorical level too, Markov says: "The drowning of our lives is as much a metaphor as it is a construct to escape into on this album. The common woe of human life are the various forms of grief and depression we feel as loss."

The water filling the protagonist's lungs not only crushes them; they make him one with the ocean deep …"

Recorded and written 2014-2020

Markov Soroka: All guitars, fx, vocals, concepts & writing

Wessel Damiaen: Drums & percussion

Gina Hendrika Eygenhuysen: Violin & strings

Artwork: Nightjar art of Adam Burke

Sound: All music, lyrics and concepts by Markov Soroka

Photography: Lillian Liu

Logo: Karmazid

Layout: Alejandro Tedin at Heresie Graphics

Recorded by: Markov Soroka

Drums recorded by: Wessel Damian at Catacomben Studios

Violin performance by Gina Hendrika Eygenhuysen by M.S. in 2018

Mixed and mastered by: Greg Chandler and Priory Recording Studio


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