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Below is our complete Mourning Beloveth 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.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Mourning Beloveth has issued the following announcement about working on a new album and performing a special Roadburn show:
"It's been a while since an update, as (un)usual, and we have been quite busy. We played a good dirty set at The Burning Oak Festival in Cork with Triptykon and we have been working on a few gigs for next year as I am sure some of you will have noticed with the Roadburn announcement. And to mark the occasion of the 10 year anniversary of The Sullen Sulcus album we will be releasing it on vinyl for the first time and playing the whole album as our set in Roadburn, some of the songs have not been played since we recorded them so it should be an interesting night.
"As for the album, well, we are in Foel in Wales to record album 5, Formless. The album should be released through Grau (along with a vinyl version) in January 2013 and the plan is to hit the road from March to the end…
"The album will be a double album and will have 6 songs with an approx running time of 75 minutes and there may even be an acoustic song to get your head around.
1.Theories of Old Bones
2 Ethics on the Precipice
3 Old Rope
4 Dead Channel
5 Nothing has a centre
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Ireland's Mourning Beloveth has issued the following update about writing new material and taking a break from live shows:
"And once again, we succeed where another year has failed. We’re still here… 2010 has once again proved to be a busy and successful year for MB. Although some of you may have been waiting for news of our next studio album, this year we concentrated on introducing Pauric to the madness of MB on the road and in the beer tent.
"A full and varied diary of gigs started for us at the Siege of Limerick in April, and Pauric’s first appearance with us. Along the way we managed to blaze a trail through Doom Shall Rise VII (Germany), SWR XIII (Portugal), a special one off gig in London (UK), Hells Pleasure (Germany), headlining the amazing success that was Dublin Doom Day II on home soil, Madrid is the Dark II (Spain), an eleventh hour helping hand to our friends at Dutch Doom Days IX (Holland), before bidding 2010 a resounding 'Fuck Off' in Cork in December. We even managed to drag some forgotten gems from our past albums back into our live set, some never before played live and some never to be played again.
"Sentinel Records also saw fit to unleash upon the world our split 10” with Wreck of the Hesperus. 'The Weeping Song' 10” was our only release of 2010, and anyone that knows us or spoke to us know how proud we are of it. Sentinel still has some copies available, so if you missed it now is your chance.
"So, gazing into our crystal ball, what does 2011 hold for MB? Writing. And more writing. Its been three long years since we recorded 'Disease,' and right now all our collective waking moments are concerned with writing and recording the next, as yet untitled, full length. We have upwards of forty hours of riffs collected, and the slow, frustrating and often violent process of turning these into actual songs now lies ahead. It will be finished, just as all the previous albums, when we are happy with it, and not before. There is no scheduled studio date, no vague promises or time line. More...
Mourning Beloveth has issued the following announcement about appearing at the Dutch Doom Days festival:
"We are delighted to announce that we will be helping out our old friends at the Dutch Doom Days IX by stepping in to play on the Sunday after the unfortunate cancellation of The Wounded Kings. Lets hope all our bones remain intact until after our show!"
The festival lineup is as follows:
Revelation (US classic doom)
Hooded Menace (FI doom/death)
Funeral (NO funeral doom)
Bottle Doom Lazy Band (FR classic doom)
Akelei (NL melodic doom)
My Silent Wake (UK melodic doom)
Evadne (ES melodic doom/death)
Place Of Skulls (US classic doom)
Eternal Elysium (JP stoner/doom)
Mourning Beloveth (IE melodic doom/death)
Ocean Chief (SE stoner/doom)
Hooded Priest (BE classic doom)
Grimpen Mire (UK sludge/doom)
Nephthys (NL melodic doom/death)
Ireland's Mourning Beloveth has issued the following brief announcement about appearing at this year's edition of the Madrid is the Dark Festival:
"Mourning Beloveth are pleased to announce that we shall take the stage at the second installment of the Madrid is the Dark festival, which takes place on the 30/31 of October 2010."
Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup for the festival is as follows:
Saturday 30th Oct
FORGOTTEN TOMB (IT)
MAEL MORDHA (IE) More...
The second annual Dublin Doom Day has been confirmed to take place on September 18th at the Fibber Magees in Dublin, Republic Of Ireland. The organisers of the event has confirmed that the full lineup is as follows:
Hour Of 13
People Of The Monolith
Why Angels Fall
Ireland's Mourning Beloveth has checked in with the following update about the band's recent and upcoming activity:
"Seven days to play 3 songs......longest doom songs ever…. It's been a while since our last update, as usual, and the summer months have crept into our lives with an unnerving ease. It is usually around this time in the Mourning Beloveth cycle that we would be in the midst of writing a new album but it hasn't worked out that way this time round. Firstly and most importantly we had the pleasure of welcoming a new member into the band so we thought we would play one or two gigs to welcome him. This spiraled around December when we were asked to play the seventh addition of Doom Shall Rise, after a six year break, and how could we say no to our German friends.
"Suffice to say, after a gig in Limerick we were ready to headline DSR on the Friday night in the chapel and it turned out to be one of our best sets in a while and the crowd reaction confirmed our thoughts on the gig. Next up was SWr in Portugal. What was supposed to be 3 days in the sun with some cheap wine and a 40 minute set turned in to 7 days as the now infamous volcano cloud took it’s toll on our flights and we could not leave for another 3 days, after the initial 2 hours of cursing our luck we made the most of it with plenty of sun, cheap beer and food. The gig was good but as anyone who has heard us will understand a 40 minute set has us only warming into the surroundings and suddenly we are finished but hey at least we got to play to alot of people who have probably never heard us before. More...
Ireland's Mourning Beloveth has been confirmed for the upcoming "Dublin Doom Day Chapter 2" festival, which will take place in Dublin on September 18th, 2010. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced line-up is as follows, with more bands expected to be announced soon:
Ireland's Mourning Beloveth are the latest act to be confirmed for Portugal's SWR festival, which takes place from April 30th to May 2nd, 2010. More details on the SWR festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include Dying Fetus, Orphaned Land, Beneath the Massacre, Zeni Geva, Men Eater, Defeated Sanity, Putrid Pile, KK Null, Process of Guilt, Nesseria, Cerebral Bore, Crysys, Kryptos, Prayers of Sanity, and Suffocation.
Ireland's Mourning Beloveth is the latest act to be confirmed for this years installment of the Hell's Pleasure Festival, which takes place in Pößneck, Germany on July 23rd and 24th, 2010. The other currently confirmed bands include: Count Raven, Destroyer 666, Grave Miasma, In Solitude, Kaamos, Pentacle, Repugnant, Sadistic Intent, The Wounded Kings, Trench Hell, and Witching Hour. More information on the festival can be found at this location.
Ireland's Mourning Beloveth has issued the following update about recruiting a new guitarist:
"As 2009 withers and dies on its arse, we take this opportunity to dwell on what has been a busy and rather eventful year in the world of MB. On the live front, April 09 saw us finally back on the road in Europe, the 'Milestones of Misery' tour saw us fulfill our commitment to reschedule the 11th hour postponement of 08's 'Age of Disease' tour dates. Along with our partners of alcohol induced Doom, Mournful Congregation and Longing for Dawn, this jaunt proved a great success, both in new and more familiar cities, and was the first major project since agreeing a booking deal with Lugga Music.
"Aside from this series of dates, 2009 also saw us play some special one of performances, including a special support slot to our cousins Primordial in the second of they're soon to be legendary Dublin Button Factory showcases, the eh, 'experiment' that was the Lowend festival and in October, our biggest gig yet on home soil as support to the behemoth that is Opeth, in Dublin's legendary Olympia Theater. These one off gigs also saw us renew our successful partnership with Derrick 'Murph' Murphy as our sound engineer, one that will continue into the future, whatever that may be... More...
Irish doom metal band, Mourning Beloveth, issue the following update:
"Forgive me Father it's been a while since my last confession and alot has happened in that time."
"As you know by now the tour we had planned for March ahd to be cancelled and those who know us know the reasons why but we will not go in to them here. For a band who has never cancelled a gig, let alone a tour it was a big decision but one that had to be made." More...
Irish doom metallers MOURNING BELOVETH have issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of their upcoming tour:
"Sorry, but Mourning Beloveth will not be able to do the tour for personal problems that have arisen within one of the members family. They had hoped that it wasn't as serious as previously thought but the worst news came through today and they cannot do the tour. The rest of the members have decided not to go ahead without the full band. Apologies to all the promoters/support bands and venues who have put a lot of work into the tour preparations. The tour is currently being rescheduled for October 2008."
Dutch "atmospheric doomsters" OFFICIUM TRISTE have lined up the following dates:
Feb. 28 - Sala Zero, Tarragona, Spain (w/ AUTUMNAL, WARCHETYPE)
Feb. 29 - Sala Fusion, Valencia, Spain (w/ AUTUMNAL, EVADNE, LOOKING FOR MYSTICA)
Mar. 01 - Sala Carabel, Palencia, Spain (w/ AUTUMNAL)
Mar. 02 - J.F. Panoias, Braga, Portugal (w/ AUTUMNAL, PROCESS OF Guilt)
Mar. 23 - De Kade, Zaandam, Netherlands (w/ MOURNING BELOVETH, MAEL MORDHA, IN AGE AND SADNESS)
Apr. 24 - AJZ Bahndamm, Wermelskirchen, Germany (w/ HOLLENTHON, IZEGRIM)
Apr. 25 - Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, Netherlands (w/ HOLLENTHON, IZEGRIM)
Apr. 26 - Romein, Leeuwarden, Netherlands (w/ HOLLENTHON, IZEGRIM)
Irish doom titans MOURNING BELOVETH have scheduled the following dates:
Mar. 18 - Denmark, Copenhagen, The Rock,*
Mar. 19 - Finland, Tampere, Hellä **
Mar. 20 - Finland, Turku, Dante's Corner **
Mar. 21 - Finland, Kouvola, Rytmi-Katti, **
Mar. 22 - Finland, Helsinki, Nightlife Rock **
Mar. 23 - Holland, Zaandam, De Kade ***
Mar. 24 - Germany, Eiche, Crailsheim +
Mar. 25 - Czech Rep, Exit Club, Chmelnice +
Mar. 26 - Germany, BC-Studentclub, Thuringe, Ilmenau ++
Mar. 27 - Germany, Twilight-Club Schlüchtern ++
Mar. 28 - Holland, Tilburg, O13 ++
Mar. 29 - Belgium, Vosselaar, Biebob ++
* MOURNING BELOVETH + to be announced
** MORTUARY DRAPE, SECRETS OF THE MOON, MOURNING BELOVETH, URN
*** MOURNING BELOVETH, THE PROPHECY, IN AGE AND SADNESS, MAEL MÓRDHA
**** MOURNING BELOVETH, IN AGE AND SADNESS, to be announced
+ MOURNING BELOVETH, IN AGE AND SADNESS, MAEL MÓRDHA
++ AGALLOCH, MOURNING BELOVETH, IN AGE AND SADNESS
Irish doom titans MOURNING BELOVETH have issued the following update:
"We have just finished recording album number four, and first with bass player Brendan Roche. Recording sessions were held over two weeks in the now-familiar surrounds of Studio E with Markus Stock at the helm.
"The album contains five songs and has a running time of 56 minutes. The track list for 'A Disease for the Ages' is:
01. The Sickness
02. Trace Decay
03. Primeval Rush
04. The Burning Man
05. Poison Beyond All
"Sound-wise the album is similar to 'A Murderous Circus' but two extra guitar tracks this time has beefed the rhythm creating a huge wall of sound. Musically the songs are very direct and we have cut off the flab that appeared on 'A Murderous Circus'. Combining the organic feel of 'Dust' with the density of 'The Sullen Sulcus' and some of the experimentation of 'A Murderous Circus' along with an aggressive undertone only hinted at previously we feel we have come up with the sound track for our deconstruction.
"The album is due for a February release. Artwork will be completed by Lukasz ('A Murderous Circus') in the coming weeks.
"To follow the album in March we will have a ten day tour of Europe taking in three dates in Finland, Czech Republic, Holland, Germany, Belgium and France so check your local press for details. All of our live performances are now being booked through Lugga Promotions run by our friend and ex-bass player Adrian.
"As is the norm now during recording to break the monotony we played at the Way Of Darkness festival in Bamberg. The time slot of 3pm wasn't great as it was still daylight but we played a good 35-minute set considering the drunken excursions the previous night. It was also good to see some unsigned Irish bands, namely MASS EXTINCTION and GROUND OF RUIN, play at WOD and here's to seeing more Irish bands brave the European circuit before too long."
MOURNING BELOVETH's last CD, "A Murderous Circus", came out in 2005.
Pacific Northwest band AGALLOCH have posted an update online about the upcoming The White EP release and some live shows scheduled for Europe and the Pacific Northwest in 2008. The update from the band says, "Agalloch will finally release The White EP through Vendlus Records in early 2008. It is the follow-up to 2004's The Grey EP and completes a dichotomy of releases for the label. The White EP contains seven dark folk and ambient works written and recorded over the past 3 years.
The White EP tracklisting: 'The Isle Of Summer', 'Birch Black', 'Hollow Stone', 'Pantheist', 'Birch White', 'Sowilo Rune', 'Summerisle Reprise'. More...
Irish doom titans MOURNING BELOVETH have issued the following update:
"We are set to record [the new MOURNING BELOVETH album] in Studio E in Germany from October 1st to 14th, bring it home and then master it. Four songs complete at the moment and three more in the pipeline. Titles include 'The Burning Man', 'Primeval Rush' and 'The Sickness'. Another labyrinthine journey through some torturous doom as the album should have a running time over an hour. . . As regards touring, plans are forming through our booking agent and previous bass player, Adrian through Lugga and we should be heading out for a week at the end of March."
MOURNING BELOVETH's last CD, "A Murderous Circus", came out in 2005.
MOURNING BELOVETH are currently busy with writing new songs for their 4th album. Studio E has been booked a 2nd time with Markus Stock (Empyrium/The Vision Bleak) at the controls once more.
This album will be the first recording for the band with a new lineup since their formation in 1995 . According to Darren (vocals) the sound of the new songs are a continuation of "A Murderous Circus" but with some old flavours of the 2nd album "The Sullen Sulcus". The album should see an early release in 2008. A tour is planed for the Spring of 2008.
Irish doom titans MOURNING BELOVETH have parted ways with bassist Adrian Butler. Adrian's official statement on the matter reads as follows:
"I am no longer part of the doom troupe that are MOURNING BELOVETH. I was talking to Darren [Moore, vocals] last weekend and the band are going to continue with current session bassist Brendan Roche and make him a permanent member of MB. I moved to Spain in Oct '05 and the fact of not being able to be present for weekly practice has been very tough and impossible for us to keep up the long distance relationship so to speak. I've been leaving since last year in a way but making this final decision is tough but better off for both parties. I can say though that it's been a fabulous 10 years with MB. We've toured America, Europe a few times and recorded three great albums. We also played our first open air festivals this year so I am more than happy with what I was involved in and pleased to have been able to play a part in advancing the bands career since 1996 when I recorded their first demo with Alan from PRIMORDIAL. I will be helping out the band in the future in another capacity too so I won't be going away. My friends in MB will always remain so and we'll continue to insult each other, get drunk, fall down and have a laugh whenever its possible to get together. More...
The 11th edition of the Brutal Assault festival is scheduled for August 10th - 12th in Svojsice U Prelouce (100 km east of Prague), Czech Republic.
Organizers have issued the following update:
This year’s event promises more impressive expansion and confirms that the organizers don’t intend to stagnate. On the contrary, from year to year, the festival’s program is more and more various and promises more and more foreign metal crowd-pullers for the fans of promiscuous extreme genres. Thanks to the participation of many first-rate metal bands, this event aspires to become a major metal festival in central Europe.
It’s difficult to say which band can be branded as the headliner because this year’s lineup offers up several giants of the metal genre.
Great attraction, especially for fans of atmospheric or symphonic black metal are Norwegians black metal gurus DIMMU BORGIR. In their case we can look for a frosty and dark concert experience.
The next exclusive guest comes from the USA. FEAR FACTORY, who were well known as a representatives of dehumanized cyber metal, but nowadays they come with a new actual face of the year 2006. More...