Church Of Misery

Members of Church Of Misery: Hideki Fukasawa, Hideki Shimizu, Ikuma Kawabe, Junji Narita, Kazuhiro Asaeda, Nobukazu Chow, Takenori Hoshi, Tatsu Mikami, Tom Sutton, Tomohiro Nishimura, Yoshiaki Negishi
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.churchofmisery.net/, http://www.d7.dion.ne.jp/~church/, http://www.myspace.com/churchofserialkiller

Discography of Church Of Misery:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Master Of Brutality 6 Audio 2001 Southern Lord
2 The Second Coming 7 Audio 2004-06-09 Diwphalanx Records
3 Early Works Compilation 16 Audio 2004-07-28 Leaf Hound Records
4 Houses Of The Unholy 17 Audio 2006 Diwphalanx Records
5 Murder Company / Son Of A Gun 2 Audio 1999 Man's Ruin Records
6 Church Of Misery / Deer Creek 4 Audio 2006 Game Two Records
7 Church Of Misery / Sourvein 3 Audio 2006 Dada Drumming
8 Sourvein / Church Of Misery 2 Audio 2006 Calculon Records
9 +++ Live In Red - Eurotour 2005 +++ 19 Audio 2007-01-00 Salvation (2)
10 The Second Coming 7 Audio 2005 Salvation (2)
11 Boston Strangler 4 Audio 2002 Kult Of Nihilow
12 Master Of Brutality 6 Audio 2006 Leaf Hound Records
13 Taste The Pain 4 Audio 1998 Bad Acid Records
14 Dennis Nilsen EP 4 Audio 2008 Kult Of Nihilow
15 Wizard's Convention [Japanese Heavy Rock Showcase] 18 Audio 2005-06-06 Diwphalanx Records
16 Born Too Late 10 Audio 1998 Game Two Records
17 Houses Of The Unholy 7 Audio 2009 Rise Above Records
18 Houses Of The Unholy 7 Audio 2009 Rise Above Records
19 Houses Of The Unholy 7 Audio 2009 Rise Above Records
20 Houses Of The Unholy 7 Audio 2009 Rise Above Records
21 Houses Of The Unholy 7 Audio 2009 Rise Above Records
22 We've Learned Nothing / Church Of Misery 6 Audio 1999 Man's Ruin Records
23 Greetings From Jonestown 3 Audio 2009-05-07 A Pile Of Dirt Music
24 Houses Of The Unholy 7 Audio 2009 Metal Blade Records
25 Live At Roadburn 2009 8 Audio 2010-04-17 Roadburn Records
26 Early Works Compilation 16 Audio 2010-05-01 Emetic Records
27 Early Works Compilation 16 Audio 2010 Emetic Records
28 Early Works Compilation 16 Audio 2010-05-01 Emetic Records
29 Houses Of The Unholy 7 Audio 2009 Rise Above Records
30 Live At Roadburn 2009 7 Audio 2010-04-17 Roadburn Records
31 Master Of Brutality 6 Audio 2006 Diwphalanx Records
32 Vol.1 11 Audio 2011 Emetic Records
33 Vol.1 9 Audio 2011 Emetic Records
34 Early Works Compilation 16 Audio 2010-01-25 Emetic Records
35 Vol.1 11 Audio 2007-07-31 Leaf Hound Records
36 Master Of Brutality 11 Audio 2011-09-00 Rise Above Records
37 The Second Coming 13 Audio 2011-09-00 Rise Above Records
38 The Second Coming 13 Audio 2011-09-00 Rise Above Records
39 The Second Coming 13 Audio 2011-09-00 Rise Above Records
40 The Second Coming 13 Audio 2011-09-00 Rise Above Records
41 Master Of Brutality 11 Audio 2011-09-00 Rise Above Records
42 Master Of Brutality 11 Audio 2011-09-00 Rise Above Records
43 Master Of Brutality 11 Audio 2011-09-00 Rise Above Records
44 Master Of Brutality 9 Audio 2011 Rise Above Records
45 The Second Coming 8 Audio 2011 Rise Above Records
46 Greetings From Jonestown 3 Audio 2009-05-07 A Pile Of Dirt Music
47 Master Of Brutality 9 Audio 2012 Metal Blade Records
48 Master Of Brutality 11 Audio 2011-09-00 Rise Above Records
49 The Second Coming 13 Audio 2011-09-00 Rise Above Records
50 Thy Kingdom Scum 7 Audio 2013 Rise Above Records


Current Line-Up (November 2006):

Hideki Fukasawa (Vocals, Analogue Synth)

Tom "Satan" Sutton (Guitar)

Tatsu Mikami (Bass)

Junji Narita (Drums, Percussion)

Church Of Misery were formed by Tatsu Mikami in the spring of 1995 to play very individual DOOM rock influenced by early Black Sabbath and 70s heavy rock, with lyrics dedicated to famous serial killers like Manson, Dahmer, Ramirez, etc. The first album was recorded immediately after formation, to be released independently by the band, but was then released as a bootleg by an US label. This earned the band a lot of recognition in the international underground for their carefully crafted and memorable songs, and their authentic 70s sound.

After the bootleg cd release, their original singer was replaced by Nobukazu Chow. This line-up released a lot of material on various labels like the now legendary psychedelic/doom label "Bad Acid"(Electric Wizard, Farflung etc), and Frank Kozik's Man's Ruin. Despite the fact that they didn't play outside Japan until Fall 2005, the band was held in high regard around the world.

After the replacement of singer Nobukazu with Yoshiahi Negishi, they signed with Southern Lord, and released their first full-length album "Master Of Brutality" in march of 2001. Local gigs followed from 2001 to 2003, the band often not playing actual songs, but just jamming in freaky doomy Sabbath rock style. By the spring of 2004, COM had signed with Japanease label Diwphalanx. The second full-length album, "The Second Coming", was released in July 2004, and featured 2 new members, Hideki Fukazawa, and Takenori Hoshi.

In fall 2005, COM executed their first European tour in support of the European version of "The Second Coming" from Salvation Records. Some recordings of the shows will be included in a future release.


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