Born Too Late
Born Too Late Sheavy CoM.jpg
Spoofing Vol. 4 AND Born Again!
Split Album by
Church of Misery
Released June 1998
Recorded July 1996 (Sheavy); April 1997 (Church of Misery)
Genre Doom Metal
Length 57:29
Label Game Two Records
Church of Misery chronology
Doomsday Recitation
Born Too Late (Split)
Murder Company
Sheavy chronology
The Electric Sleep
Born Too Late (Split)
Celestial Hi-Fi

Born Too Late is a split album between Canadian doom/stoner metal band Sheavy and Japanese doom metal band Church of Misery. The name of the album is adopted from the Saint Vitus album Born Too Late while the cover itself adopts elements from Vol. 4 and Born Again by Black Sabbath.

Background[edit | edit source]

Game Two Records expressed interest in 1997 to put out a split album and ultimately secured Sheavy and Church of Misery for the release. Church of Misery's recordings were done in April 1997 not long after the lineup of Mikami, Shimizu, Nishimura and Chow were established and are the first recordings of the band with serial killers as subject matter. It's also notable as the third release by Church of Misery after the Taste The Pain EP and the Doomsday Recitation compilation. All four songs would be reissued on the Early Works Compilation.

Destiny's Rainbow '96 and War Pigs were recorded and performed by Sheavy at Nickel Soundworks in July 1996, the former being an earlier version of a song released on The Electric Sleep released the same year on Rise Above Records. The remaining four tracks come from the Sheavy live split cassette with Afterforever entitled Live at the Loft, recorded on 19 July 1995.

2000 copies exist of this now out-of-print split. The first 1000 copies had the cover in black ink while the second pressing in another 1000 copies depict the album cover in purple ink.

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

Tracks 1, 3 written by Mikami; 2 written by Nishimura, 4 by Dave Chandler, 5 - 9 written by sHEAVY, 10 written by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward.

  • 1. Church of Misery - Spahn Ranch (Charles Manson) (8:26)
  • 2. Church of Misery - Road To Ruin (Charles Whitman) (7:23)
  • 3. Church of Misery - Reverend (Jim Jones) (8:37)
  • 4. Church of Misery - War Is Our Destiny (Saint Vitus) (4:27)
  • 5. Sheavy - Destiny's Rainbow '96 (3:58)
  • 6. Sheavy - Suitcase Blues (3:05)
  • 7. Sheavy - Mountains of Madness (4:31)
  • 8. Sheavy - Blue Sky Mind (3:48)
  • 9. Sheavy - Domelight (4:49)
  • 10. Sheavy - War Pigs (Black Sabbath) (8:25)

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Sheavy[edit | edit source]

  • Steve Hennessey - Vocals
  • Dan Moore - Guitar
  • Keith Foley - Bass (5, 10)
  • Paul Gruchy - Bass (6 - 9)
  • Ren Squires - Drums
  • Don Ellis - Recording, Producer

Church of Misery[edit | edit source]

  • Tatsu Mikami - Bass
  • Hideki Shimizu - Drums
  • Tomohiro Nishimura - Guitars
  • Nobukazu Chow - Vocals
  • O-Mi Kihara - Recording, Producer

References[edit | edit source]

V·T·E Church of Misery
Current Members Tatsu MikamiJunichi YamamuraYasuto MurakiHiroyuki Takano
Past Members Hideki ShimizuTomohiro NishimuraKazuhiro AsaedaNobukazu ChowJunji NaritaYoshiaki Negishi • Osamu Hamada • Takenori HoshiHideki FukasawaTom Sutton • Kensuke Suto • Ikuma Kawabe • Eric LittleDave SzulkinScott Carlson
Studio Albums Master of BrutalityThe Second ComingVol. 1Houses of the UnholyThy Kingdom ScumAnd Then There Were None...
Extended Plays Taste the PainMurder CompanyBoston StranglerDennis NilsenGreetings from Jonestown
Splits Doomsday RecitationBorn Too LateIron Monkey / Church of MiseryAcrimony / Church of MiseryChurch of Misery / Deer CreekChurch of Misery / SourveinSourvein / Church of Misery
Compilation Albums Early Works Compilation
Live Albums Live Beyond the EastLive at Roadburn 2009
DVDs Wizard's ConventionHouses of the UnholyLive in Red, Eurotour 2005Terror in Tokyo
Sonic Flower Sonic FlowerSonic FlowerRides Again
Associated Bands and Artists CoffinsNepenthesNight ViperThe Order of IsrafelEarthrideBlood FarmersInternal VoidCathedralSithterPsychotoblackFirebirdHorisont


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