Church of Misery

Church of Misery (チャーチ・オブ・ミザリー, Chāchi obu Mizarī) is a doom metal baund frae Tokyo, Japan. Church of Misery's style melds early-era Black Sabbath style doom wi psychedelic rock.

Church of Misery
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Background information
OreiginShinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
GenresDoom metal
Stoner metal
Years active1995 - present
LabelsRise Above Records
Metal Blade Records
Man's Ruin Records
Diwphalanx Records
MembersHideki Fukasawa
Tatsu Mikami
Junji Narita
Kensuke Suto
Past membersYoshiakki Negishi
Nobukazu Chow
Tomohiro Nishimura
Hideki Shimizu
Takenori Hoshi


Maist sangs bi Church of Misery are aboot serial killers an mass murtherers. Efter several releases on sma unthirlt record labels, they released the EP Murder Company on Man's Ruin Records, then muivit on to Southern Lord Records tae release their debut full-length album, Master of Brutality. In 2004 they released their seicont full-length album, The Second Coming. That same year Japan's Leaf Hound Records released a compilation o the baund's early wirks. They released three split EPs, twa wi Sourvein an ane wi Deer Creek, an a live DVD o their 2005 European tour. They played the Roadburn Festival in 2008, 2009, 2010 an 2012.[1]

Church of Misery hae appeared on three compilation tribute CDs—tae Trouble, Black Widow an Death SS.

They managit tae perform their first tour o the Unitit States in 2012.



  • Tatsu Mikami - bass (1995-)
  • Junji Narita - drums (2000-)
  • Kensuke Suto - guitars (2010-)
  • Hideki Fukasawa - vocals & synthesizers (2004–2009, 2012-)


  • Tomohiro Nishimura - guitars (1995–2001)
  • Takenori Hoshi - guitars (2002–2006)
  • Osamu Hamada - guitars (2001)
  • Tom Sutton - guitars (2006–2010)
  • Kazuhiro Asaeda - vocals (1995)
  • Nobukazu Chow - vocals (1996–2000)
  • Yoshiaki Negishi - vocals (2000–2004, 2009-2011)
  • Hideki Shimizu - drums (1995–2000)



Reissued AlbumsEedit

  • Early Works Compilation 2xCD/3LP (2004 Leaf Hound Records / 2010 Emetic Records)
  • The Second Coming CD re-release (2005 Salvation Records/Let There Be DOOM Records/2011 Emetic Records)
  • Master of Brutality CD re-release (2006 Diwphalanx Records/2011 Emetic Records)
  • Master of Brutality LP (2006 Leaf Hound Records)
  • The Second Coming LP (2006 Salvation Records/Let There Be DOOM Records)
  • Vol. 1 LP (2007 Leaf Hound Records/2011 Emetic Records)
  • Master of Brutality CD wi bonus tracks/2LP (2011 Rise Abuin Records)
  • The Second Coming CD wi Bonus Tracks/2LP (2011 Rise Abuin Records)

EPs/Split ReleasesEedit



  • "Where Evil Dwells (Richard Ramirez)" an "Spahn Ranch (Charles Manson)" on Doomsday Recitation (1997 Conucopia Records)
  • "Come Touch the Sky" on Bastards Will Pay: Tribute tae Trouble (1999 Freedom Records)
  • "Accident" on King of the Witches: Black Widow Tribute (2000 Black Widow Records)
  • "Chains of Death" on Beyond the Realms of Death SS (2000 Black Widow Records)
  • "Sick of Living (Zodiac)" on Stone Deaf Forever (2000 Red Sun Records)
  • "Lucifer Rising (live)" on Blood Curdling Nightmare (2002 sel-released)


  1. Griffioen, Ingmar (14 Apryle 2010). "Opwarmen voor Roadburn met Shining, Enslaved, Brant Bjork, Jesu..." 3VOOR12. Archived frae the original on 14 Februar 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2011.

Freemit airtinsEedit