Main Act: Church of Misery
Date: 19th October 2017
Advance Tickets: £15
Venue: The Garage
Support: Slabdragger & No Bueno
Desertscene are pleased to announce that Japan's greatest band, Church of Misery, will be bringing their dirty, distorted doom to The Garage on the 19th October. Not only that but they'll be supported by the crushing Slabdragger and exciting newcomers No Bueno.
Founded in Tokyo, Japan in 1995, Church of Misery were immediately a force to be reckoned with in the doom scene. Centred around constant member Tatsu Mikami - formerly of thrash metal band Salem fame - and a rotating lineup, the band have been bringing the hooks for over 20 years. Their Introduction to the wider world via a sneaky bootleg of their, at the time, demo release, Vol. 1, whet our appetites and we've been craving the fuzzed out crushing swagger of Church of Misery ever since. Through their first official LP Master of Brutality to last year's And Then There Were None..., the band has consistently delivered unparalleled savagery.
Although the pure brutality of their output is enough of a reason to have the world take notice, the aesthetic surrounding the music is what sets Church of Misery apart. The band's wall of noise is layered onto imagery and lyrics of some of the most grizzly and gruesome serial killers of all time; from Kemper to Gacy to Shipman to Brady and everyone in between, one has to appreciate the irony of the band collecting serial killers like trophies.
Six dark, destructive discs in, Church of Misery continue to slay, as anyone who caught them at Desertfest 2014 will attest. To keep that dark destruction running throughout the night, we've added support from London's own Slabdragger to the bill. The sludge metal three-piece have been destroying ears for almost a decade, with last year's Rise of the Dawncrusher serving as not only a perfect encapsulation of Slabdragger's sound, but also as a testament to the scene as a whole.
We're also pleased to welcome new riff merchants No Bueno to open the show. Featuring Jodie Cox (Earth, Narrows), Reuben Gotto (Johnny Truant, Masakichi) and Jop Gotto (Satellites Of Love, Fex Urbis), we're sure to be starting the night tuned to zero and getting lower from there. This will be one of our heaviest bills this autumn. Don't miss out, Book your tickets today.