Duma a.k.a. Martin Khanja (aka Lord Spike Heart) and Sam Karugu 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 kikuyu) with Sam abandoning bass for production and guitars and Lord Spike Heart providing extreme vocals to the project.
Duma performed at the Skaņu Mežs festival in Riga, Latvia on October 8, 2021. Also, music critic Artemy Troitsky hosted a Q&A with the duo.
The duo’s second performance within REMAIIN was at the 2021 edition of the Sonic City festival (November 13-14, Kortrijk, Belgium).