Mourning Beloveth Doom Metal / Co. Kildare
Doom/Death stalwarts of the Irish metal scene and arguably ‘THE BEST’ metal band to come out of Ireland. Never ones to rush themselves, they are methodical in their art and always put the required amount of thought, patience and experience into each and every release.
2011 creeped in and slipped by when all you see is the rehearsal room and hours and hours of riffs that don’t just seem to work and as the year drew to a close shapes began to form into something, something we weren’t quite sure of, an old MB, a new MB….something borrowed but nothing blue. Vague discussions of a summer 2012 recording in some valley begin and the abandonment of hope for an xmas number 1 are , at this stage, quiet real. And on the final day of 2011, finally A Disease for the Ages on double vinyl. Limited to 500 and issued in a very noble Gatefold sleeve with silver scripture and noble rough material. No extra tracks, no splatter versions, no clear versions just black and silver.
No focus like a deadline so in January 2012 we booked Foel Studios in Wales with Chris Fielding and with a tentative working title of “Formless”, the 5th MB album was to be our 1st with guitarist Pauric, our 1st to be born in the unfamiliar surrounds of a new studio, our 1st to feature the artwork of the extremely talented Mr. Peter Rees and our 3rd for German label GRAU. And the madness began…well almost… We were sick of looking at the rehearsal room walls for a year and when asked to play the Into the Void anniversary show we almost jumped at the chance. It was a great night, for a great project and we played well and it almost coincided with the ADFTA LP to the public…..
More writing, more hair pulling, lots of ideas and plenty of excitement. For once the themes, colours and even the artwork was almost complete before the album was recorded. Things were looking good, and more importantly sounding good. July saw us back in Cork supporting Tryptykon at The Burning oak festival run by our long suffering webmaster Jim Tobin. We chose a set to reflect the night, slow and dirty and it was a great gig, a great weekend. Could be our last ever gig in Cork coz soon afterwards An Cruscin Lan closed it’s doors to the public, and only closed it’s doors to us at 7am Sunday morning…..now that was a session.
Doom Metal, Doom/Death
- Darren Moore - Vocals
- Frank Brennan - Guitar / Vocals
- Pauric Gallagher - Guitar
- Brendan Roche - Bass
- Tim Johnson - Drums
- Brian Delaney - Guitar
- Adrian de Buitléar - Bass