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Church of Misery Bio

Church of Misery
Band members
Nobukazu Chow - Vocals Tomohiro Nishimura - Guitars Tatsu Mikami - Bass Hideki Shimizu - Drums


A respected 70s rooted Doom band founded in 1996 by bassist Tatsu Mikami, an ex member of Thrash Metal band SALEM, and guitarist Tomohiro Nishimura. Making up the band numbers would be singer Nobukazu Chow and drummer Hideki Shimizu. CHURCH OF MISERY dwell lyrically almost obsessively on the subject of serial killers but show their obvious debt of gratitude to 70s Rock with frequent cover versions. Apparently the band has made a solemn vow never to defile their 'Sanctuary' by attempting a BLACK SABBATH cover version!

Three tracks were donated to the all Japanese compilation album 'Doomsday Recitation' issued by Cornucopia Records during January of 1998. However, many fans of the band abroad would be fooled into purchasing 'Volume 1', a 1997 release through Doom Records culled from a 1996 Tokyo show and including a cover of GUN's 'Race With The Devil'. The album was projected to be an official release but then shelved, the Doom Records version being a bootleg...

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