CHURCH OF MISERY announce North American tour dates

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Church of Misery is headed back to the U.S.! The Japanese doom band played a killer set at Maryland Deathfest in 2012, and I’m excited that I’ll have the chance to see them again this fall. The tour will begin on October 18th in Oakland and run through November 23rd. Check out the full list of dates below to see if they’re coming your way!


Church of Misery, Japan’s finest doom export, has announced tour dates for this fall in the United States! The band’s latest album, “Thy Kingdom Scum,” features the return of the band’s original vocalist, Hideki Fukasawa. To preview the live experience awaiting fans on this tour, watch the video for “Brother Bishop” at Tour dates can be seen below, as well as on

“Thy Kingdom Scum” was written and recorded by Tatsu Mikami, Junji Narita, Ikume Kawabe, and Hideki Fukasawa. The album has been praised as one of the best doom releases of 2013, with Decibel Magazine declaring it has “some of the wickedest doom grooves since Black Sabbath 40 years ago…it’s resounding proof that no one right now-not even the reunited Sabbath with a newly wound-up Ozzy-can come close to the gargantuan swing of the mighty Church of Misery.” Terrorizer Magazine adds that “Thy Kingdom Scum” is a “very welcome return of Hideki Fukasawa on vocals (and synth too)…reaching Anselmo-like drawling lows…”


Tour w/ Saviours (10/18-10/23), Wizard Rifle (10/18-10/31), The Gates of Slumber (11/01-11/19), Against the Grain (11/01-11/23)
10/18 Oakland CA @ The Oakland Opera House
10/19 San Francisco CA @ Thee Parkside
10/20 Portland OR @ Rotture
10/21 Seattle WA @ The Crocodile
10/22 Bellingham WA @ The Shakedown
10/23 Vancouver BC @ Rickshaw Theater
10/24 Edmonton AB @ The Pawn Shop
10/25 Calgary AB @ The Palomino
10/30 Fargo ND @ The Aquarium
10/31 Saint Paul MN @ Turf Club
11/01 Chicago IL @ Ultra Lounge
11/02 Rock Island IL @ Rock Island Brewing Co.
11/03 Grand Rapids MI @ Pyramid Scheme
11/06 Pittsburgh PA @ 31st St Pub
11/07 Syracuse NY @ Lost Horizon
11/08 Toronto ON @ Hard Luck
11/09 Ottawa QC @ Mavericks
11/10 Montreal QC @ IL Motore
11/11 Providence RI @ AS220
11/12 Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus
11/13 Richmond VA @ Kingdom
11/14 Baltimore MD @ Otto Bar
11/16 Atlanta GA @ EARL
11/17 New Orleans LA @ One Eyed Jacks
11/18 Austin TX @ Mohawk
11/19 Dallas TX @ Club Dada
11/22 Tempe AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
11/23 Los Angeles CA @ The Satellite

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