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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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Church Of Misery Announces New Guitarist

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.

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First Batch Of Bands Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

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.

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Cathedral Announces U.K. Tour

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...

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Church Of Misery To Part Ways With Guitarist

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!"

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Church Of Misery Announces U.K. Tour Dates

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

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Church Of Misery Adds New European Tour Dates

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

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Church Of Misery Announces European Tour

Japanese doom metallers Church of Misery have announced they will be embarking on a European tour starting in March. The currently announced dates are as follows:

24.03 FIN - Helsinki, Kuudes Linja
25.03 FIN - Jyväskylä, Lutakko
26.03 FIN - Oulu , Nuclear Nightclub
27.03 FIN - Turku, S-Osis
29.03 SWE - Stockholm, Harry B. James
30.03 - tbc
31.03 - tbc
01.04 - tbc
03.04 NL - Groningen, Vera
04.04 GER - Nürnberg, KV
06.04 I - Vicenza, Sabotage
07.04 A - Vienna, Arena
08.04 GER - Berlin, White Trash
09.04 GER - Essen, Turock
10.04 DK - Kopenhagen, Loppen
11.04 GER - Hamburg, Molotow
12.04 GER - Osnabrück, Aley Skatehall/ Bastard
13.04 - tbc
14.04 - tbc
15.04 CH - Winterthur, Gaswerk
16.04 NL - Tilburg, Roadburn

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Church of Misery, Pentagram Reissues Planned

Emetic Records will be giving a USA release to Church Of Misery's "Early Works" double CD. January 25, 2010 is set as the release date for the CD version of "Early Works." The 3xLP version will be available sometime in Febuary. This release was only available as a Japanese import and has been out of print there for a couple of years.

Late January will also see the release of two Pentagram LPs from the same label, "Review Your Choices" and "Sub Basment." Both will be limited to 500.

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Church Of Misery To Release Live Album

Church of Misery has issued the following announcement about releasing a new live album:

"IN NOVEMBER,'ROADBURN RECORDS/BURNING WORLD RECORDS' WILL PUT OUT OUR 1ST LIVE ALBUM "LIVE AT ROADBURN FESTIVAL 2009" ( CD / LP )."

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Church Of Misery Announces Album's U.S. Release

Japanese doom metal band Church of Misery has announced that their latest album "Houses of the Unholy" will see a U.S. release soon. The album is currently scheduled to be released on July 7th via Metal Blade Records.

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Church Of Misery Announces European Tour Dates

Japanese doom metal band Church Of Misery has announced the a European tour, including UK tour dates with Firebird. Church of Misery's "Houses of the Unholy" and Firebird's "Grand Union" are both due Monday, April 20th in Europe.

Here are the latest Church of Misery tour date:

Thu. 23.04. NL- Tilburg, Roadburn Festival
Sun. 26.04. GER - Hamburg, Hafenklang + ROADSAW/ PAWNSHOP
Mon. 27.04. GER - Jena, Rosenkeller + ROADSAW/ PAWNSHOP
Tue. 28.04. GER - Osnabrück, Bastard Club + DUST
Wed. 29.04. GER - Köln, Underground + ROADSAW/ PAWNSHOP
Thu. 30.04. CH - Luzern, Sedel + ROADSAW/ PAWNSHOP
Fri. 01.05. I - Caselle Dal Tivole (Treviso), Centro Ricreativo
Sat. 02.05. I - Genova, Milk Club
Sun. 03.05. I - Milano, Dautaun c/o C.S. Leoncavallo.
Mon. 04.05. CRO - Rijeka, Palach
Tue. 05.05. SLO - Ljubljana, Channel Zero
Wed. 06.05. A - Wien Arena + SOLACE/ DOOMRAISER
Thu. 07.05. GER - Nürnberg, K4 - Komm Kino + VTSM
Fri. 08.05. GER - Rostock, Mau Club + ULME
Sat. 09.05. GER - Halle, Hafenstr. + BURNPILOT
Sun. 10.05. GER - Berlin, Wild At Heart
Tue. 12.05. DK - Kopenhagen, Loppen
Thu. 14.05. UK - Manchester, Star & Garter + FIREBIRD
Fri. 15.05. UK - Birmingham, Edwards + FIREBIRD
Sat. 16.05. UK - London, Underworld + FIREBIRD
Sun. 17.05. UK - Gateshead, The Three Tuns + FIREBIRD
Mon. 18.05. UK - Bristol The Craft + FIREBIRD

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