Cough was conceived in the fertile metal underground of Richmond, VA, circa 2005. The newly-formed band sought to be the heaviest band ever from Richmond, and took inspiration from traditional doom metal bands (Black Sabbath, Cathedral, Pentagram, Grief, Electric Wizard, Goatsnake), grimy sludge (Sleep, Eyehategod, Cavity) and early metal (Bathory).
The band self-released an EP, ‘The Kingdom’, in 2007, and followed it quickly with their first proper full-length ‘Sigillum Luciferi’ in 2008. Recorded with acclaimed producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Rwake, Pelican, Nachtmystium), ‘Sigillum Luciferi’ is an ugly, agonizing set of misanthropy set to music. Slight bits of psychedelia had wormed into the massive riffs woven throughout the band's inhuman screams.
Sporadic gigging followed the release before the band holed up in a Richmond warehouse to write the follow-up. Winter 2008 was brutal, the warehouse was filthy and unheated, and the band slowly labored forward with the writing between hospital visits and bouts of near-insanity. By winter 2009/2010, the band had signed to Relapse Records and returned to Chicago, IL, enlisting Parker once again to record the follow-up to ‘Sigillum Luciferi’, ‘Ritual Abuse’. This was a psychedelic doom album with five tracks of sludge, at some points suffocating and claustrophobic, at others warped and hallucinogenic.
Upon its release, the band embarked on two North American and European tours, lasting almost four months. No sooner did these road warriors return home than they hit the road with Buzzoven and brought their doom to L.A.’s Scion Rock Fest.

Current line-up:
David Cisco
Parker Chandler
Joseph Arcaro
Brandon Marcey


Cough Discography Tracks


Cough Sigillum Luciferi (Album) Forcefield Records, Electric Earth Records, Feast Of Tentacles US 2008 Sell This Version
Cough Ritual Abuse (Album) Relapse Records USA & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
Cough / Windhand Cough / Windhand - Reflection Of The Negative (Album) Relapse Records US 2013 Sell This Version
Cough Still They Pray (Album) Relapse Records US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Cough Kingdom EP(CDr, EP) We Are The Label none US 2006 Sell This Version
Cough / The Wounded Kings Cough / The Wounded Kings - An Introduction To The Black Arts With Cough & The Wounded Kings (EP) Forcefield Records US 2010 Sell This Version