Mournful Congregation

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Mournful Congregation
Origin Adelaide, South Australia
Genres Funeral doom metal
Years active 1993–present
Labels Osmose Productions, Weird Truth Productions, 20 Buck Spin, Obsidian Records, Painiac Records
Associated acts Portal
StarGazer
Cauldron Black Ram
Chalice
Website Official Website
Members Damon Good
Adrian Bickle
Justin Hartwig
Ben Newsome
Past members Ben Petch
Nick Hansen
Sean Graetz
Mark Bodossian
Denny Blake

Mournful Congregation is a funeral doom metal band from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia which was founded in 1993, and has included members of Chalice.

The music is mainly driven by very slow, depressing guitar harmonies, occasionally mixed with acoustic guitar and is further characterised by minimal drums, and growled, whispered, and chanted vocals. The main lyrical themes are personal spirituality, mysticism and depression/doom.

In the 1990s they released several demos; the last of these re-released as an LP in 2002. All of these are included with the single "The Epitome of Gods and Men Alike" on the double CD The Dawning of Mournful Hymns. This was followed by the release of another 7" titled "A Slow March to the Burial". 2005 saw the release of The Monad of Creation, although most of the material is much older, with some dating back to 1994. In 2009, the band performed live for the first time in their fifteen-year existence. They played four Australian shows, followed up by a further 17 shows throughout Europe to promote their album The June Frost, released that year.

Discography[edit]

Demos[edit]

  • Weeping (1994)
  • An Epic Dream of Desire (1995)

Split albums[edit]

  • Let There Be Doom... / The Epitome of Gods and Men Alike (2002-with Worship)
  • A Slow March to the Burial (2004-with Stabat Mater)
  • Ascent of the Flames / Descent of the Flames (2007-with Stone Wings)
  • Four Burials (2008-with Otesanek, Loss, and Orthodox)

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • The Dawning of Mournful Hymns (2002)

Line-up[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Damon Good - vocals, guitar
  • Justin Hartwig - guitar
  • Adrian Bickle - drums
  • Ben Newsome - bass

Former[edit]

  • Ben Petch - guitar, drums, vocals
  • Nick Hansen - vocals
  • Sean Graetz - guitar
  • Mark Bodossian - bass
  • Denny Blake - drums

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