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.
So with the album out a few months we went on the Heathen Crusade tour with Primordial and Moonsorrow across Europe for 10 days in April 06. The usual shit of driving for hours, drinking, up the next day and another gig is a familiar one for us now but the shorter time frame meant on the last day we still had the energy to play. It was a brave move to head out with two “pagan” bands but it worked well for us and despite our 40 minute time slot we left our mark, some nights even receiving some slow hand claps for encores…the tour was a success. That followed in August 06 with appearances at Brutal Assault in Czech Republic where we played at midnight, after Fear Factory to a full house was a great experience for us and led us in to the next day and a drive to Germany to play Party San festival and although we played in the bright sunshine of 3pm we were made feel at home at the black/death festival where we stood out like a carbuncle on a baby….but the weekend served us well and opened the ears of a few more people to our brand of death/doom metal.. Party San was the final gig of our long time friend and bassist Adrian as he had moved to Spain a year previously and we felt we couldn’t continue as a band with such a distance between us. It was the hardest decision we ever had to make as a band but one we felt was necessary for the band to continue at the pace we had grown accustomed to after the first album. Adrian was a big loss as without him we probably would have never recorded in Academy, probably never recorded a first demo and the rest of us would probably lying in the gutter today without him, so a cheers to Adrian but it was time to move on. We spent some time in the rehearsal room writing and rehearsing but the vibe was not the same.We had tried it for a year and even toured with this situation but when we got to writing new material for the album we found it very difficult as we are a band who come alive in the rehearsal room together and with a missing member it was becoming increasingly difficult.
Enter Brendan, a long time friend and a fan of the band on bass. We asked Brendan to do a few gigs with us in November, his first being Belgian Doom Night 06 with the late Reverend Bizarre. Following a few more shows Brendan was asked to join and our fifth limb had returned. The year finished with another triumphant gig in the Voodoo lounge in Dublin to almost 300 people and we even had some moshing and stage diving, a first for an MB gig.
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