07:37 - Lit. Ah, the fabled Vampire Squid. The Nosferatu of the deep.
07:24 - LeKiwi Just wrote the least informative mini-review on my list - the band is Vampire Squid. [link]
06:35 - Fearmeister Aw shit, that sucks. I got in like, 5 mins before the show started.
06:34 - MetalDoomMaster Drove 11 hours there and back to see it too haha. At least now I know for next time I guess.
06:32 - MetalDoomMaster I'm a fucking retard. I was staying with a friend in Merrillville and neither of us knew it was in a different time zone even though it was in the same state, so we missed the first hour of the show. Just saw the last Aeon song.
"Theories Of Old Bones", a brand new official video from Irish death/doom masters Mourning Beloveth, is now available for your eyes and ears below. The song is taken from their latest album, Formless, which was released earlier this year. This video clip is also the band's first official one they have ever released. Check it out and enjoy!
Irish death/doom metal band Mourning Beloveth has released 30 second previews of each of the songs on their upcoming new album Formless. You can finally hear something new from the band in what will be the follow-up to A Disease For The Ageshere. You can expect the album to drop through Grau Records on February 22nd.
Mourning Beloveth have posted the following year recap, announcing the departure of original guitarist Brian Delaney and future plans:
"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 Mourning Beloveth.
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.
Mourning Beloveth and Longing For Dawn will be touring Europe together in April as part of the Milestones Of Misery Tour. Mournful Congregation will open as special guest.
09/10 April - FR - Rouen, Le Bateau Ivre (Rotomagus Doomicus Metallicus)
11 April - NL - Rotterdam,The Baroeg (Officium Triste 15th Anniversary gig)
12 April - DE - Hamburg, Bambi Galore
14 April - FI - Tampere, Club Hellä
15 April - FI - Helsinki, Dante's Highlight
16 April - EE - Tallinn, Rockclub Tapper
17 April - LV - Riga, Melna Piektdiena (April Doom Fest)
18 April - RU - Moscow, Plan B
19 April - LT - Vilnius, Muse
20 April - PL - Lublin, Tektura
21 April - PL - Poznan, U Bazyla
22 April - PL - Wodzislaw Slaski, Art Café
Irish doom metallers Mourning Beloveth have posted the following statement:
"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 had 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.
The next few months should see us make up for that in some small way with a few festival dates followed by gigs in October in Italy and Belgium Facade Of Funeral Fest III]. The festival dates will see us play for the first time in Lithuania Ferrum Rust Festival] and Romania and we are really looking forward to it. July sees us play Day Of Darkness in Ireland for a record breaking fourth time and it will be the first airing of the new songs and if rehearsals are anything to go by it should be an intense experience.
Irish Doomsters Mourning Beloveth have issued the following official 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."
Irish Doom Metal outfit Mourning Beloveth have updated their website with the following update:
"Again some time has passed since the previous update and we have been busy writing the new album. We are set to record in Studio E in Germany from October 1st to 14th, bring it home and then master it. Four songs complete at the moment and 3 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.
We have had the pictures from Bamberg up for some time but no report and believe me it is probably better we didn't report...everything was great for the gig, sold out venue, some great support bands and loads of beer..thats where the problem started for one or two members, suffice to say we didn't cover ourselves in glory and so we agreed with the organisers to make up for our drunken performance by playing at this years Way of Darkness festival on the 5th and 6th of October www.wod-festival.de. We should be on stage mid afternoon on Saturday and we will save the drunkenness for afterwards. December should see us play Greece again but we are not cpnfirmed yet so watch this space. As regards touring plans are forming through our booking agent and previous bass player, Adrian through Lugga Productions www.luggamusic.com and we should be heading out for a week at the end of March.
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 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.
Irish doom titans Mourning Beloveth will headline "A Night of Merry Darkness" — the Day Of Darkness Festival's Christmas Party at the Voodoo Lounge, Dublin on Saturday, December 9. They will be joined by Irish thrash metal sensation Mass Extinction and Dublin's classic rock supremos Glyder.
"The new album will be out March through our new label Grau. The name of the album will be "A Murderous Circus" and will feature five new songs
The Apocalypse Machine
The Crashing Wave
Nothing (The March of Death)
and is 75 minutes of music.
We recorded two other songs while in Studio E, a re-recording of Part 1 and a new song as yet unnamed and these will appear on a limited edition digipack at the same time as the album, pre-orders will be accepted from Grau. Also on the digipack there will be a full gig from our tour in April with While Heaven Wept and Thee Plague of Gentlemen. The album artwork is now complete and suits the moods of the music perfectly.
Doom/Death Metal band MOURNING BELOVETH have posted the following update on the songwriting process for their as-yet-untitled third album.:
"Rehearsals are finished for the album and we have still to come up with a name for it. We have six new songs and are going to re-record Part 1 but there is only room for five as they all top the ten-minute mark. The album is sounding very dark, sick and heavy so it should be an interesting three weeks in Studio E. Lukasz, the resident Prophecy artist will take care of the album artwork and at this time it is looking like a black-and-white theme to fit in with the general mood of the music and lyrics. During our stay we will be playing a gig on November 6th with our friends MIRROR OF DECEPTION and MANUS MORTIS in a town called Murrhardt (about 50 kms from Ludwigsburg Stuttgart), the venue is the local youth center (called Juze). The album should be out in March next year and an extensive tour to follow."
The irish doom-death band have sign with Grau Records for a four albums deal, They will star the recording of first album with their new label in october at Studio E in Germany.
Also the band have canceled a performance: "Our proposed appearance at Dutch Doom Day 3 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances but we will be on the road again early next year."
We are currently working on new songs for our upcoming 3rd album to be recorded around June of next year. The songs so far have a much darker and a more technical aspect than previous stuff. The best way to get and idea of our current direction would be on our latest 7" Pic Disc release with Lunar Gate. Understandably this release was very trying on the band as we were limited to the length of the song we could fit on the vinyl but it opened up new avenues for us and brought out some new talents. We will be playing a couple of the new songs next year on tour.