True, Japan has a strong, vibrant, and storied history when it comes to heavy metal, but it’s typically not the first place we think of when we think down-tuned doom metal. If you’ve ever heard Church of Misery, however, you might think differently.
The Japanese band has a new lineup, a new album on the way, and a new track for you to salivate over. Yeah, “Make Them Die Slowly” is that good, especially if you like Black Sabbath (“Iron Man” was a clear inspiration for this song) and Clutch (the vocal similarities are undeniable).
As mentioned, there’s a new lineup, and that includes founding member Tatsu Mikami, frontman Scott Carlson (Repulsion), and members of Blood Farms and Earthride. As you’ve no doubt noticed, Church of Misery is now a hybrid Japanese/American band.
The album, And Then There Were None, will be released on March 4th, via Rise Above Records. Pre-orders can be made here.