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Mourning Caress

Formed: 1998
From: Muenster, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Mourning Caress news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Mourning Caress Splits With Vocalist

Münster, Germany based melodic death/thrash outfit Mourning Caress is currently looking for a new singer, as founding member Gerrit Mohr decided to quit due to private reasons. Gerrit states:

"This is it. I am out. It's such a strange feeling, but it's a well considered decision. I still love the band, the music and the insane boys - that's for sure, but sometimes it's necessary to draw the line.

"15 years of friendship, joy, M.E.T.A.L., tragedy, madness, sadness and really bad jokes will forever be carved in my mind. Thank you for this.

"One last time, from the bottom of my heart I scream: Up The Caress!! Over and out."

You can also hear the song "Never Surrender" off the "Deep Wounds, Bright Scars" album in the player below. More...

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Mourning Caress Posts Track From New Album

Mourning Caress has posted a song online titled "Never Surrender," which is taken from the band's new album "Deep Wounds, Bright Scars." You can check out the track in the player below, and the band also commented:

"Our new album 'Deep Wounds, Bright Scars' is available as of today. The media feedback we received so far is overwhelming – it feels great. We can't wait to hear and read your comments! If you like you can order your copy of 'Deep Wounds, Bright Scars' directly at the official Mourning Caress webshop. Just click here.

"We also uploaded another DWBS song, this time it's 'Never Surrender.' Let us know what you think and please don't forget the release show / party on December 17th 2011 in our hometown Münster, Germany with special guests Night In Gales and Fleshworks."

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Mourning Caress Announces Record Release Show

Mourning Caress has issued the following announcement about hosting a release show for the band's new album:

"We will celebrate our new album 'Deep Wounds, Bright Scars' with a special release show on Saturday, December 17th 2011 in the Sputnikcafé, Münster. Special guests: Fleshworks and Night In Gales. See you around, folks!"

The band also previously posted the new song "Wastelands Within" online, which features guest vocals from Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity. Check out the song by heading over to this location.

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Mourning Caress Streaming New Song

Mourning Caress has posted a new song online titled "Wastelands Within," which features guest vocals from Mikael Stanne and can be heard through the player available below. The band also commented on the track:

"We're happy and honoured to present you another, very special song, from our upcoming new album. 'Wastelands Within' features guest vocals by no less than Mikael Stanne from Dark Tranquillity. Mourning Caress definitely wouldn't exist without a band such as Dark Tranquillity, hence we are damn proud about the collaboration with one of the coolest and most likeable metal musicians around. Tack så mycket, Mikael!

"'Wastelands Within' is taken from the new album entitled 'Deep Wounds, Bright Scars', due November 4th 2011 via German label MDD Records. Our third album was recorded and mixed at the DocMaKlang studios in Osnabrück, Germany with producer Matthias Lohmöller. Mastering took place at DMS in Marl, Germany by Ulf Horbelt. The stunning cover art was done by Björn Goosses, Killustrations."

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Mourning Caress Signs To MDD Records

Mourning Caress has issued the following announcement about signing to MDD Records for the release of a new album:

"We are happy to announce the signing with German label MDD Records. Our third album 'Deep Wounds, Bright Scars' will most likely be released early November 2011. To shorten the time of waiting we uploaded the new song 'Panic' to our Facebook and MySpage pages for you. Enjoy one of the heavist tunes we've ever written.

"In September we will present you another new track called 'Wastelands Within.' It's a a very special one for us, since it features guest vocals by the mighty Mikael Stanne from Dark Tranquillity. So you better watch out!"

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Mourning Caress Recruits New Guitarist

Mourning Caress has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist:

"Dear caressing mourners,

"We finally found a new guitarist and can officially call ourselves a five-piece again. The new guy is called Wolfgang 'Sandman' Sander, a skilled guitar player and insane metalhead.

"He joined the band directly after the recordings of the new album were completed. So you naturally can't hear him on the new output. In the meantime he got introduced to our friends and families on a very intimate and private gig we played in our rehearsal room some weeks ago. It was a blast! Please check our new facebook site for some pictures of the event.

"We're also happy to unveil the title of our third album: 'Deep Wounds. Bright Scars.' As mentioned above the recordings are done and we are now facing the mixing stage, the mastering is due in April or May. Once this all is finished we need to find a suitable label to release 'Deep Wounds. Bright Scars.' The result is sure enough a heavy and very intensive yet melancholic piece of metal which makes us proud to the bone. We can't wait to share the first songs with you, it's only a matter of time..." More...

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Former Mourning Caress Guitarist Passes Away

Germany's Mourning Caress has issued the following statement about former guitarist Benedikt Bjarnason passing away:

"Still words cannot describe our feelings. On December 29th 2010 our friend and longtime guitarist Benedikt Bjarnason died. He stepped out of the band January 2009 due to many obligations, mainly work-related. In Spring 2010 he got diagnosed with cancer. But in spite of his positive attitude, distinctive humor, courage and immense will to defeat the disease, he lost this battle. We will never forget you.

"Rest In Peace, brother. See you on the other side! If you would like to share your thoughts and/or memories about Benedikt or your text of condolence for his family and friends, click here."

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Mourning Caress Ink Deal with Restrain Records

Münster (Germany) based melodic death metal/rock act MOURNING CARESS has inked a deal with Restrain Records.

The new album, entitled Inner Exile, recorded and mixed at Soundlodge Studio, Germany and mastered at DMS also in Germany, will be released February 2008.

Tracklisting, cover art and the exact release dates will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Check out the two brand new songs, 'Nothing Is Lost' and 'Corroded By Fear' at this location.

A release show is confirmed for March 1st at the Triptychon club, located in the band's hometown Münster. Support acts will be announced soon.

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