Mourning Beloveth Doom Metal / Co. Kildare

Editor Notes:

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.

The writing of the new material was arduous and we had to re-write the songs several times. The music this time round is very bare, naked, almost stripped to its core and the album and lyrical content reflected this. It is still Mourning Beloveth, still two guitars, bass and drums but while more elemental it was also more experimental but only the recording sessions would really tell and so in November 2004 we arrived at Klangschmeide, Studio E in Germany to record what was later to become known as A Murderous Circus.

The album turned into a double album and the recording sessions over three weeks were arduous but also very rewarding. In our mind we created an album while remaining in the confines of the death/doom scene has a lot of experimentation, all be it with 2 guitars, bass, drums and vocals. The album is bleak, desolate and melancholic and the lyrics dealing with the excesses of man show another side of our sound which we was not present before. The album came out to mixed reactions in the press and with fans alike but as time went by and people adjusted themselves to our “new” sound it quickly became a lot of peoples favourite MB release. We feel ourselves it was the point where we broke away from the comparisons that i guess every death/doom band must endure in their initial years but we have come out the other side of it stronger and more confident of what we can do.

Our first gig after the tour was a sold out show with Primordial in Whelans in Dublin and it was the first time an Irish underground gig had been so well attended. Our performance that night was one of our best ever ad the atmosphere on stage and from the crowd was amazing, we felt it was the beginning of a new era for Irish bands in Ireland it was that powerful and this has been borne out in the past couple of years.




Doom Metal, Doom/Death

Year Formed




Members (Current)

  • Darren Moore - Vocals
  • Frank Brennan - Guitar / Vocals
  • Pauric Gallagher - Guitar
  • Brendan Roche - Bass
  • Tim Johnson - Drums

Members (Former)

  • Brian Delaney - Guitar
  • Adrian de Buitléar - Bass