Origin: Japan  
Genres: Doom Metal
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Last update/review: March 12, 2016

Church Of Misery

A cult Japanese band ever since their debut in 1998 Church Of Misery combine raw St. Vitus-styled doom with lyrics devoted to well-known (and not-so-well known) serial killers (Gacy, Gein, Dahmer, others). Taste The Pain also features a nice cover of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida". For those into the real slow, ultra-heavy stuff Electric Wizard, Sleep, etc), this is a great band.

Current Members

Hideki Fukasawa

vocals

Ikuma Kawabe

guitars

Tatsu Mikami

bass

Junji Narita

drums

Former Members/Guests

Nobukazu Chou

vocals

Yoshiaki Negishi

vocals

Kazuhiro Asaeda

vocals

Tomohiro Nishimura

guitars

Takenori Hoshi

guitars

Tom Sutton

guitars

Hideki Shimizu

drums



Discography



Taste The Pain  EP
1998 Bad Acid
  1. Room 213 (Jeffery Dahmer)
  2. Taste The Pain (Graham Young)
  3. Plainfield (Ed Gein)
  4. In A Gadda Da Vidda
  • Nobukazu Chou
  • Tomohiro Nishimura
  • Tatsu Mikami
  • Hideki Shimizu



Born Too Late (split w/ Sheavy)  
1998 Game Two
  1. Spahn Ranch (Charles Manson)
  2. Road To Ruin (Charles Whiteman)
  3. Reverend (Jim Jones)
  4. War Is Our Destiny
  • Nobukazu Chou
  • Tomohiro Nishimura
  • Tatsu Mikami
  • Hideki Shimizu



Murder Company  EP
1999 Man's Ruin
  1. Murder Company (Henry Lee Lucas)
  2. Son Of A Gn (David Berkowitz)
  • Nobukazu Chou
  • Tomohiro Nishimura
  • Tatsu Mikami
  • Hideki Shimizu



Master Of Brutality  
2001 Southern Lord
  1. Killfornia (Ed Kemper)
  2. Ripping Into Pieces (Peter Sutcliffe)
  3. Megalomania (Herbert Mullin)
  4. Green River
  5. Cities On Flame
  6. Master Of Brutality (John Wayne Gacy)
  • Yoshiaki Negishi
  • Tomohiro Nishimura
  • Tatsu Mikami
  • Junji Narita



Church Of Misery (split w/ Acrimony)  
2003 Game Two
  1. Tumuli
  2. Satellite 19
  3. In Other Wor(l)ds
  4. 100 New Gods
  5. Timebomb!!!!
  6. Race With The Devil
  7. Chilly Grave
  8. Cloud Bed
  9. Kingdom Scum
  • Kazuhiro Asaeda
  • Tomohiro Nishimura
  • Tatsu Mikami
  • Hideki Shimizu



Second Coming  
2004 Diwphalanx
  1. Boston Strangler (Albert Desalvo)
  2. El Topo
  3. I, Motherfucker (Ted Bundy)
  4. Candy Man (Dean Corll)
  5. Invocation Of My Demon Brother
  6. I, Motherfucker (Ted Bundy)
  7. Soul Discharge (Mark Essex)
  8. Red Ripper Blues (Andrei Chikatilo)
  9. Filth Bitch Boogie (Aileen Wuornos)
  10. One Way...Or Another (Cactus cover)
  11. Candy Man (Dean Corll)
  12. El Topo
  • Hideki Fukasawa
  • Takenori Hoshi
  • Tatsu Mikami
  • Junji Narita



Early Works Compilation  COMPILATION
2004 Leaf Hound
  1. Spahn Ranch (Charles Manson)
  2. Road to Ruin (Charles Whitman)
  3. Reverend (Jim Jones)
  4. War Is Our Destiny (Saint Vitus cover)
  5. Room 213 (Jeffery Dahmer)
  6. Taste the Pain (Graham Young)
  7. Plainfield (Ed Gein)
  8. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Iron Butterfly cover)
  9. Murder Company (Henry Lee Lucas)
  10. Son of a Gun (David Berkowitz)
  11. Where Evil Dwells (Richard Ramirez)
  12. Sick of Living (Zodiac)
  13. Come Touch the Sky (Trouble cover)
  14. Accident (Black Widow cover)
  15. Chains of Death (Death SS cover)
  16. Retal (Howard Unruh)



Houses Of The Unholy  VIDEO
2006 Diwphalanx



Live In Red - Eurotour 2005  VIDEO
2006



Vol. 1  
2007 Leaf Hound
  1. Cloud Bed
  2. Nutz
  3. Kingdom Scum
  4. Frog`s Funeral
  5. Cerebrate Pigs
  6. Chilly Grave
  7. Race With The Devil
  • Hideki Fukasawa
  • Ikuma Kawabe
  • Tom Sutton
  • Tatsu Mikami
  • Junji Narita



Denis Nilsen  EP
2008
  1. Born to Raise Hell ( Richard Speck )
  2. Cranley Gardens ( Denis Nilsen )
  3. Hurricane
  4. Hymn of the Satanic Empire ( Studio Recording Jam )
  • Hideki Fukasawa
  • Tom Sutton
  • Tatsu Mikami
  • Junji Narita



Houses Of The Unholy  
2009 Rise Above
  1. El Padrino (Adolfo Constanzo)
  2. Shotgun Boogie (James Oliver Huberty)
  3. The Gray Man (Albert Fish)
  4. Blood Sucking Freaks (Richard Chase)
  5. Master Heartache
  6. Born To Raise Hell (Richard Speck)
  7. Badlands (Charles Stalkweather)
  • Hideki Fukasawa
  • Tom Sutton
  • Tatsu Mikami
  • Junji Narita



Greetings From Jonestown  EP
2009
  1. Jonestown Massacre (Jim Jones)
  2. Der Hund Von Baskerville
  3. Marmor, Stein Und Eisen Bricht
  • Yoshiaki Negishi
  • Tom Sutton
  • Tatsu Mikami
  • Junji Narita



Live At Roadburn 2009  LIVE
2010 Roadburn
  1. El Padrino
  2. I, Motherfucker
  3. Shotgun Boogie
  4. Red Ripper Blues
  5. Taste The Pain
  6. Candy Man
  7. Killifornia
  8. For Mad Man Only
  • Yoshiaki Negishi
  • Tom Sutton
  • Tatsu Mikami
  • Junji Narita



Thy Kingdom Scum  
2013 Rise Above
  1. B.T.K. (Dennis Rader)
  2. Lambs to the Slaughter (Ian Brady / Myra Hindley)
  3. Brother Bishop (Gary Heidnik)
  4. Cranley Gardens (Dennis Andrew Nilsen)
  5. One Blind Mice (Quatermass cover)
  6. All Hallow's Eve (John Linley Frazier)
  7. Düsseldorf Monster (Peter Kürten)
  • Hideki Fukasawa
  • Ikuma Kawabe
  • Tatsu Mikami
  • Junji Narita



And Then There Were None  
2016 Rise Above




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