Mournful Congregation
Background information
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, Ostra Records
Associated acts Portal, StarGazer, Cauldron Black Ram, Chalice, Funeral Moth, Monolithe, Abstract Spirit
Website Official website
Current members Damon Good
Justin Hartwig
Ben Newsome
Tim Call
Past members Adrian Bickle
Stuart Prickett
Ben Petch
Nick Hansen
Sean Graetz
Mark Bodossian
Denny Blake
Mournful Congregation are an Australian funeral doom band from Adelaide, founded in 1993.

History Edit

The band was founded in September 1993 by guitarist, bassist and singer Damon Good, who is mainly responsible for the songwriting. The number of members varied in the further band history several times from one to three. In 1999, the band's debut album was released under the name Tears from a Grieving Heart. In 2002, the compilation The Dawning of Mournful Hymns, containing remastered demo material, consists of two CDs and spans over two hours. 2005 saw the release of the second album The Monad of Creation.

To promote the 2009 album The June Frost, followed in February of the year, this saw their first live appearances. 2011 saw the release of The Unspoken Hymns, a compilation consisting of songs that had previously only been released on vinyl, and the next album with The Book of Kings. For a performance at the 2012 Evil Invaders Festival, Stuart joined Pricket as a live guitarist. Then it was on tour through the US, before in September, followed by a national tour with Procession.

In 2013, the albums Tears from a Grieving Heart, The Monad of Creation and The June Frost were re-released via Osmose Productions. In the same year, the band participated in the Roadburn Festival. In 2014, over 20 Buck Spin released the EP Concrescence of the Sophia. In 2016, the band was shown at the Migration Fest. Their fifth album The Incubus of Karma was released on 23 March 2018.

Members Edit

Current Edit

  • Damon Good – vocals, guitar (1993–present), bass (1993–2000, 2000–2008)
  • Justin Hartwig – guitar (1999–present)
  • Ben Newsome – bass (2008–present)
  • Tim Call – drums (2015–present)

Former Edit

  • Adrian Bickle – drums (1997–2015)
  • Stuart Prickett – guitar live (2011–2016)
  • Ben Petch – guitar, drums, vocals (1993–1996)
  • Sean Graetz – guitar (2000)
  • Mark Bodossian – bass (2000)
  • Denny Blake – drums (2003)

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

Extended plays Edit

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