Church Of Misery

13th Floor Entertainment Presents Church Of Misery

Church Of Misery

Mondo Generator, Toke, Old Fashion Assassin

Tue, June 4, 2019

7:00 pm

Club Red

Mesa, AZ

$18.00 - $20.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 12 and over

Church Of Misery
Church Of Misery
Church Of Misery was formed by Tatsu Mikami in the spring of 1995 to play very individual DOOM rock influenced by early Black Sabbath and 70s heavy rock, with lyrics dedicated to famous serial killers like Manson, Dahmer, Ramirez, etc. The first album was recorded immediately after formation, to be released independently by the band, but was then released as a bootleg by a US label. This earned the band a lot of recognition in the international underground for their carefully crafted and memorable songs and their authentic 70s sound.

After the bootleg CD release their original singer was replaced by Nobukazu Chow. This line-up released a lot of material on various labels like the now legendary psychedelic/doom label "Bad Acid" (Electric Wizard, Farflung etc), and Frank Kozik's Man's Ruin Records. Despite the fact that they didn't play outside Japan until Fall 2005 the band was held in high regard around the world.

After the replacement of singer Nobukazu with Yoshiahi Negishi they signed with Southern Lord and released their first full-length album "Master Of Brutality" in March of 2001. Local gigs followed from 2001 to 2003 with the band often not playing actual songs but just jamming in freaky doomy Sabbath rock style. By the spring of 2004 Church Of Misery had signed with the Japanease label Diwphalanx. The second full-length album "The Second Coming" was released in July 2004 and featured 2 new members Hideki Fukazawa and Takenori Hoshi. In the fall of 2005 Church Of Misery executed their first European tour in support of the European version of "The Second Coming" from Salvation Records.

In 2014 everyone besides Tatsu Mikami left the band. He found a new vocalist and guitarist next year, but he recorded the next album, 2016's And Then There Were None... with US guest musicians. After a new drummer joined they resumed touring in 2017.

Current members (from 2018):
Tatsu Mikami - bass (1995 - )
Hiroyuki Takano - vocals (2015 - )
Yasuto Muraki - guitar (2015 - )
Junichi Yamamura - drums (2017 - )

Former members:
Kazuhiro Asaeda - vocals (1995)
Hideki Shimizu - drums (1995 - 2000)
Tomohiro Nishimura - guitar (1995 - 2001)
Nobukazu Chow - vocals (1996 - 2000)
Osamu Hamada - guitar (2001)
Takenori Hoshi - guitar (2002 - 2006)
Yoshiaki Negishi - vocals (2000 - 2004, 2009 - 2011)
Tom Sutton - guitar (2006 - 2010)
Kensuke Suto - guitar (2011)
Junji Narita - drums (2000 - 2014)
Hideki Fukasawa - vocals & synthesizers (2004 - 2009, 2012 - 2014)
Ikuma Kawabe - guitar (2012 - 2014)
Mondo Generator
Mondo Generator
The brain of Nick Oliveri is sick. He is crazy and at times psychotic. He is not putting on an act..or trying to be 'bizarre.' Nick is the real deal. It's in the eyes…...

Mondo Generator is the creation of the demented mind of bassist Nick Oliveri. His achievements include:

* Played in KYUSS, from their inception up to Blues for the Red Sun
* Played in the Dwarves under the moniker 'Rex Everything', and had the honor of being kicked out for being 'too fucked up!' Yet, recently has been asked back for some recordings and shows.
* Currently plays bass in the Queens of the Stone Age, and also sings some songs.

The list of players that Nick has assembled for Cocaine Rodeo is a complete who's-who of heavy rock, stoner rock, metal..whatever you wanna call it. Josh Homme (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Desert Sessions): Plays guitar on many of the tracks. Brant Bjork (Fu Manchu,Kyuss, Desert Sessions): Plays drums on 3 tracks. Rob aka 'Up N Syder' (Karma to Burn): Plays drums on many of the tracks.

In fact, the tracks that feature the lineup of Nick, Josh and Brant (Tracks 1,7,10) are technically the very last Kyuss recordings! They are all written by Nick and (now the clincher!) ARE CURRENTLY PLAYED IN THE QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE LIVE SET!!!!

And if that hasn't sold you, '13th Floor ' (1st track) is also on the Queens of the Stone Age album Rated R released by Interscope Records! Of course, the version here is better!! Definitely raw and much heavier…without the major label gloss.

This is all fine and good, but what the hell does Mondo Generator sound like? Well, given the lineup, it's obviously brutal and punishing! Reference points are: Kyuss, Neurosis, Jesus Lizard, the Dwarves, and the Dead Boys. Very aggressive, very loud, very heavy!
Three dudes writting riffs. Rock,Stoner,Doom band from Wilmington, North Carolina

Bass/Vocals - Bronco
Drums - Jeremy
Guitars - Tim
Old Fashion Assassin
Venue Information:
Club Red
1306 W. University Dr
Mesa, AZ, 85201