Church Of Misery
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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.
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...
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.
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...
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 *
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.
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:
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)
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...
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:
ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK)
CHURCH OF MISERY (Japan)
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD (Netherlands)
NEGURA BUNGET (Romania)
TODAY IS THE DAY
ULCERATE (New Zealand)
THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING (Australia)
DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT (UK)
AGENTS OF ABHORRENCE (Australia)
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:
Church of Misery
The Devil's Blood
Today Is The Day
The Day Everything Became Nothing
Dragged Into Sunlight
Agents Of Abhorrence
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
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
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
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.
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:
Corrosion of Conformity
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
Church Of Misery
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...
Church of Misery has issued the following update about recruiting a new guitar player: "A new guitarist was decided at last. Kensuke Suto is new one who playing in Japanese heavy rock band Earthblow. We will strike back Europe 2011." You can also check out Church of Misery's music via the band's MySpace page.
The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced the first round of bands that will be performing at next year's version of the event. Among them include hardcore punk icons Bad Brains and The Exploited, along with many metal veterans such as Mayhem, Angel Witch, Sodom, Doro and the return of Swiss thrashers Coroner. Also on the bill will be Triptykon, Belphegor, Church Of Misery, Converge, The Haunted, The Melvins, Dodheimsgard, Grave, In Solitude, Therion, Karma To Burn, Malevolent Creation, Morne, My Sleeping Karma, Nasty, Orphaned Land, Raw Power, Septicflesh, Shai Hulud, Valient Thorr, The Young Gods and Your Demise. Over 100 other bands are expected to be confirmed for the festival, which will take place from June 17th-19th in the town of Clisson.
British doom metal legends Cathedral has announced that they will be heading out on a headlining tour of the United Kingdom next month, in support of their new studio album, "The Guessing Game" which will be released on March 26th in Europe and April 20th in North America. Supporting them on the tour will be Japanese doom metal outfit Church Of Misery and American band The Gates Of Slumber.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Japanese doom metallers Church of Misery have announced they will be parting ways with their guitarist Tom Sutton after their U.K. tour in April/May. Tom Sutton has now issued the following statement about departing the band:
'Hi, everybody. Tom here. It's been a while since I've written, and this time, I come with some news of changes. I'm sorry to tell everyone that my time with Church Of Misery will soon be coming to an end. Ever since a tour we did in Europe in 2008, I've had an incredibly strong intuition that I would be moving somewhere in Europe in the near future, and that time has now arrived. It was during that tour that I realized how much I missed the western world. I've been in Japan for 10 years now, and as the song says, 'my spirit is crying for leaving'. So, this coming European/UK tour will be my last with the band, and from May I'll be living in London.
"Playing with Church has been absolutely one of the greatest thrills of my entire life, so I want to thank them so much for the opportunity they gave me, and I really want to thank you guys for coming to gigs and being so cool to us everywhere we go. It's been amazing. So, see you on tour. It'll be sweaty as always!"
Japanese doom metallers Church of Misery have announced they will be embarking on a short U.K. tour alongside Cathedral and Gates of Slumber. After the tour the band's guitarist Tom Sutton will also be parting ways with the band. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
4/26 : Manchester Academy 3/ England
4/27 : Dublin The Village / Ireland
4/28 : Belfast Limelight / N.Ireland
4/29 : London ULU / England
4/30 : Glasgow King Tut's / Scotland
5/01 : Birmingham Academy 2 / England
Japanese doom metallers Church of Misery have updated their upcoming European tour with the following extra dates:
3/30 NOR - Oslo, club tba
3/31 NOR - Bergen, club tba
4/1 NOR - Stavanger, club tba
4/13 ESP - Barcerona, Apolo 2
4/18 B. - Kortrijk, The Pits
4/19 GER - Jena, Rosenkeller
4/21 GR - Athen, MYGA Club