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Church Of Misery

From: Tokyo, Japan
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Church Of Misery News

Below is our complete Church Of Misery 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.

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Wizard Rifle Checks In From The Road

Wizard Rifle is currently out on the road with Church of Misery and has now posted several new tour diary entries online. Check out the latest entries in the road report series:

"Tour Diary, Day 2: Last night was a magical night full of sparkles and wonder. Someone stole Max's shirt while he was onstage, Sam broke five sticks playing one song and Dave drank an herbal elixir purported to give him eternal youth and the stamina to please a harem of 50 women. Now we're gonna lay you down nice and sweet, Fresno.

"Tour Diary, Day 3: Rocked the fuck out of Fresno then we rocked it back in, gently, like you would a baby. Met some kind and generous Fresnoids who let us sleep on their floor and gifted Sam with a feather from an Euroasian eagle owl. Dave found a yo-yo abandoned in the grocery store emblazoned with inspirational wisdom. Max is still alive. Gonna snuggle up real close tonight, Santa Cruz!

"Tour Diary, Day 4: Played the Catalyst in Santa Cruz where Church of Misery were treated like kings and we their queens. A fully stocked green room (actually red) with pizza and beer and a carpet full of free Rorschach tests. Tatsu from CoM got sucker punched by one of the many tweekerz milling around the street and the whole band retaliated, bell bottoms fucking swinging. Pulled out 'Leathery Gentlemen' for the first time to the depreciation of our instruments. Ate cactus for breakfast and gtfo. Gonna make YOU breakfast in the morning, Oakland."

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Church Of Misery Reroutes Tour

Japan's Church of Misery has been forced to issue another set of revisions for the band's North American tour.

Due to unforeseen complications, Church of Misery has rerouted dates after December 5th. The new dates are listed below. The tour features support on select dates from Wizard Rifle, Saviours, and Against the Grain.

w/ Against The Grain, Zoroaster
11/22 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room
11/23 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite

w/ Wizard Rifle
11/24 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
11/25 Fresno, CA Audie's Olympic
11/26 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst More...

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Church Of Misery Gearing Up For Tour

Japan's Church of Misery has once again confirmed new dates for a North American tour. After the government shutdown, countless consulate delays, and some behind-the-scenes gymnastics at Tone Deaf Touring worthy of Olympic gold, Church of Misery is now slated to begin the tour next Friday in Toronto, ON.

The tour will feature support on select dates from Wizard Rifle, Saviours, Bloody Hammers, and Against the Grain.

New Album "Thy Kingdom Scum" was written and recorded by Tatsu Mikami, Junji Narita, Ikume Kawabe, and Hideki Fukasawa and features the return of the band's original vocalist, Hideki Fukasawa. Catch the band supporting the release: More...

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Church Of Misery Updates U.S. Tour Schedule

Japanese doom export Church of Misery has announced that the band's upcoming headlining tour dates for this fall in the United States will now begin on November 1st in Chicago, IL.

Issues beyond the band's control had forced a rescheduling for the first half of the tour, which will now conclude on December 15th in Milwaukee, WI. To preview the live experience awaiting fans on this tour, watch the video for "Brother Bishop" below.

w/Wizard Rifle (11/24-12/6), Saviours (11/27-12/6) Bloody Hammers (11/1-11/23), Against the Grain (11/1-11/23): More...

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Church Of Misery Announces New Tour Dates

Japan's Church of Misery has announced tour dates for this fall in the United States and Canada. The band's latest album, "Thy Kingdom Scum," features the return of original vocalist, Hideki Fukasawa.

To preview the live experience awaiting fans on this tour, watch the video for "Brother Bishop" below, and see a full list of live dates after the jump.

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Church Of Misery Streams New Track

Church of Misery, Japan's primary doom export, has launched a brand new song from new album "Thy Kingdom Scum" via SputnikMusic.com. Give "Cranely Gardens" a listen right here.

In line with the band's consistent and dark theme of songs dealing with serial killers, "Cranely Gardens" is about Dennis Andrew Nilsen, known as the Muswell Hill Murderer, who murdered 15 men in London in the late 70s, early 80s.

The previously posted music video for "Brother Bishop" is also available at this location.

"Thy Kingdom Scum" was written and recorded by Tatus Mikami, Junji Narita, Ikume Kawabe, and Hideki Fukasawa. In 2012, after the departure vocalist Yoshiaki Negishi, Tatsu and Junji contacted previous singer Hideki, and they decided on a reunion. Additionally, the band added guitarist Ikuma Kawabe (ex-DHIDALAH) in late May 2012.

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Church Of Misery To Release New Album

Japan's Church of Misery is preparing to release a fourth full-length album: "Thy Kingdom Scum" will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records/Rise Above Records on June 11th. The first single from the album, as well as the brand new video for Brother Bishop, are both streaming now at this location.

"Thy Kingdom Scum" was written and recorded by Tatus Mikami, Junji Narita, Ikume Kawabe, and Hideki Fukasawa. In 2012, after the departure vocalist Yoshiaki Negishi, Tatsu and Junji contacted the previous singer Hideki, and they decided on a reunion. Additionally, the band added guitarist Ikuma Kawabe (ex-DHIDALAH) in late May 2012. With this new line-up, they started writing and recording the new record. More...

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Church Of Misery Posts Album Teaser

Metal Blade has posted an album teaser for the new one, produced at Voidd Studios, from Japanese doom juggernaut Church Of Misery. The new one, "Thy Kingdom Scum," is due out on the label in May. Church Of Misery has a double haedliner show with The Dead Pan Speakers at 20000 Volt in Kouenji, Tokyo on May 4th. More information can be obtained on the band's facebook page.

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Chaos in Tejas 2012 Day One

For some reason, Austin, Texas loves the good-time-party vibe of stoner rock and its sour faced, miserable brother, doom metal. These two related styles have a family reunion at SXSW, but the punk themed Chaos in Tejas is a less likely host. June 1st, the second day of Chaos in Tejas 2012, featured a doom metal dream lineup. Legends Saint Vitus took top bill, while Japan’s stoner-doom, serial killer fanatics Church of Misery made a rare North American appearance. Hail! Hornet, Magic Circles and The Gates of Slumber provided support. More...

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Church Of Misery Announces U.S. Tour

Japanese act Church of Misery (not to be confused with the U.S. act of the same name) has announced a U.S. headlining tour that will kick off on May 24th in Providence, RI. Presented by Brooklyn Vegan, the two week trek will showcase one of metal's most bizarre and exotic bands and one that Rolling Stone called "a dynamic articulated hell, like the Tokyo-Blue-Cheer crush of Boris but grounded in the British white-blues nightmares of early Seventies Black Sabbath."

The tour will include special Church of Misery appearances in Austin (as part of the 2012 Chaos in Tejas Fest) and Baltimore (as part of the 2012 Maryland Deathfest). Formed in 1996 by bassist Tatsu Mikami and guitarist Tomohiro Nishimura, the Tokyo-based Church of Misery's formidable sound melds early-era Black Sabbath style doom with powerful psychedelic rock. Dates are as follows:

# = support from The Gates of Slumber
% = support from Rwake & The Gates of Slumber
* = support from Hail! Hornet & The Gates of Slumber
May 24 Providence, RI AS220 #
May 25 Brooklyn, NY Cameo %
May 26 Philadelphia, PA North Star %
May 27 Baltimore, MD Sonar (as part of Maryland Deathfest)
May 28 Wilmington, NC Soapbox *
May 29 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall *
May 30 Atlanta, GA The Earl *
May 31 New Orleans, LA Siberia *
June 1 Austin, TX Red 7 (as part of Chaos in Tejas)
June 3 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad *
June 4 Scottsdale, AZ Chasers *
June 5 Los Angeles, CA Satellite *
June 6 San Francisco, CA Elbo Room *
June 8 Portland, OR Branx *
June 9 Seattle, WA Studio Seven *

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Chaos in Tejas Festival 2012 Schedule

Chaos in Tejas has released its schedule for the the punk flavored music festival that takes place May 31st through June 3rd, 2012 at various venues in Austin, Texas. Saint Vitus, Nasum, Winter, Absu and Toxic Holocaust are among the artists scheduled to appear at this year's installment.

Chaos in Tejas 2012 schedule is as follows: More...

Read the full article at Chaos in Tejas.

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Maryland Deathfest 2012 Final Bands Confirmed

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:

BRUJERIA (Mexico)
AGALLOCH
ARCHGOAT (Finland)
YOB
DYING FETUS
BLACK WITCHERY
UNANIMATED (Sweden)
RORSCHACH
MORGION
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)
EXTERMINATION ANGEL

Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.

Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...

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Electric Wizard Announced For Maryland Deathfest X

ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK) will be making an exclusive U.S. appearance at Maryland Deathfest X. Also newly confirmed for the festival, slated to take place May 24-27, 2012, are CONFESSOR, HAEMORRHAGE (Spain), and OCTOBER 31. The confirmed bands so far are:

MORBID ANGEL
ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK)
SAINT VITUS
ANVIL (Canada)
MORGOTH (Germany)
SUFFOCATION
CHURCH OF MISERY (Japan)
DEMIGOD (Finland)
CONFESSOR
UNSANE
BETHLEHEM (Germany)
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD (Netherlands)
GHOUL
NEGURA BUNGET (Romania)
MACABRE
HAEMORRHAGE (Spain)
OCTOBER 31
TODAY IS THE DAY
ULCERATE (New Zealand)
THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING (Australia)
DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT (UK)
AGENTS OF ABHORRENCE (Australia)
NAUSEA (California)
BLOODY PHOENIX

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Maryland Deathfest X Initial Bands Announced

The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest have confirmed the first batch of bands for next year's edition of the event, which will take place from May 24-27, 2012 at Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland. The first names for the festival are as follows:

Morbid Angel
Saint Vitus
Morgoth
Anvil
Suffocation
Church of Misery
Demigod
Ghoul
Unsane
Macabre
The Devil's Blood
Bethlehem
Negura Bunget
Today Is The Day
Ulcerate
The Day Everything Became Nothing
Dragged Into Sunlight
Agents Of Abhorrence
Nausea
Bloody Phoenix

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Eyehategod Announces More European Tour Dates

NOLA metal veterans Eyehategod have announced new dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe. You can view the full list for the dates, which are being supported by Church Of Misery, as well as the venues and cities below.

06/18 Bilbao, SPA – Kristonfest
06/19 Barcelos, PO – Lisboa Club
06/21 Barcelona, SPA – LA[2]
06/22 Grenoble, FRA – L’amperage
06/23 Paris, FRA – Nouveau Casino
06/24 Sheffield, UK – Coperation
06/25 Bristol, UK – The Fleece & Firkin
06/26 London, UK – Underworld
06/28 Brussels, BEL – Magasin 4
06/29 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
06/30 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
07/01 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Festival
07/03 Berlin, GER – SO36
07/03 Vienna, AUT – Arena
07/05 Milano, ITA – Magnolia
07/06 Ravenna, ITA – Rock Planet
07/07 Athens, GRE – An Club
07/09 Helsinki, FIN – Club YK
07/10 Jyvaskyla, FIN – Lutakko
07/11 Tallinn, EST – Rock Cafe

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Church Of Misery Announces European Tour

Church of Misery has announced an upcoming series of European tour dates, with the June 17th - June 30th dates with EyeHateGod. The currently announced dates are as follows, with more to be revealed soon:

17.06 F - Clisson, HELLFEST
18.06 ESP - Bilbao, Santana 27, KRISTONFESTIVAL with COC and DOWN
19.06 POR - Barcelos, MILHÕES DE FESTA
21.06 ESP - Barcelona, Apolo 2
22.06 F - Grenoble, L'ampérage
23.06 F - Paris, club tba.
24.06 UK - Sheffield, Cooperation
25.06 UK - Bristol, The Fleece & Firkin
26.06 UK - London, Underworld
28.06 B - Brussel, Magasine 4
29.06 NL - Rotterdam, Baroeg
30.06 GER - Hamburg, Hafenklang

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Church Of Misery Announces Album Re-Issues

Japan's Church of Misery has issued the following announcement about re-issuing two previous albums with bonus tracks:

"Church of Misery re-issue! Rise Above Records will re-release our previous 2 albums - 'Master of Brutality' & 'The Second Coming' as CD/LP on 11th April. Both are remaster/ bonus tracks. Also Emetic Records will release 'Vol.1 - unreleased album 1996 by original line-up' as CD/LP on 8th March."

The band also recently announced an appearance at the upcoming Kristonfest in Spain. Details on the appearance can be found here.

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Church Of Misery To Play Kristonfest

Japanese doom metal act Church of Misery has been confirmed to perform at the upcoming Kristonfest, which is set to take place on June 17th and 18th, 2011 in Bilbao, Spain. You can check out the promotional poster for the event at this location.

Other confirmed acts include:

Eyehategod
Corrosion of Conformity
Buckcherry

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More Bands Announced For Tuska Festival

Church of Misery has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Tuska Open Air festival, which will take place at Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland during July 22nd - 24th. The festival will now feature the addition of a fourth stage. The currently confirmed bands for the festival are as follows:

At The Gates
Arch Enemy
Exodus
Meshuggah
Killing Joke
Enslaved
Moonsorrow
Witchery
Agnostic Front
Kvelertak
Spiritual Beggars
Grave
Mygrain
Church Of Misery
Misery Index

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Ozzy And The Scorpions Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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