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A Year In Review

As 2009 withers and dies on its arse, we take this opportunity to dwell on
what has been a busy and rather eventful year in the world of MB.

On the live front, April 09 saw us finally back on the road in Europe, the
“Milestones of Misery” tour saw us fulfill our commitment to reschedule
the 11th hour postponement of 08’s “Age of Disease” tour dates. Along with
our partners of alcohol induced Doom, Mournful Congregation and Longing for
Dawn, this jaunt proved a great success, both in new and more familiar
cities, and was the first major project since agreeing a booking deal with
Lugga Music.

Aside from this series of dates, 2009 also saw us play some special one of
performances, including a special support slot to our cousins Primordial
in the second of they’re soon to be legendary Dublin Button Factory
showcases, the eh, “experiment” that was the Lowend festival and in
October, our biggest gig yet on home soil as support to the behemoth that
is Opeth, in Dublin’s legendary Olympia Theater. These one off gigs also
saw us renew our successful partnership with Derrick “Murph” Murphy as our
sound engineer, one that will continue into the future, whatever that may
be…

The Olympia gig was a special gig for us within the band for another, more
personal reason. After more than a decade of inebriation and abuse,
adventure and struggle, and 4 albums straight from the heart, Brian has
decided that his journey with us as an active part of MB has run its
course. Not an easy decision, those of you that know us know the major part
Brian played in developing the unique MB sound. Some bonds are made not to
be broken, and this is one of them.

But time and Doom wait for no man, so we are pleased to announce that we
have added Pauric Gallagher to our ranks. Some of you may be familiar with
Pauric and his work with promising Donegal band Decayor. After some time
spent in the rehearsal room with Pauric, we are excited, he is excited.
Onwards and down we go. Again…

Already 2010 sees a few projects in the MB Diary of Doom. Along with the
re-launch of www.mourningbeloveth.com, complete with our brand new
web-store, the imminent release of the split 10″ with Irish gutter
dwellers Wreck of the Hesperus, April sees us take the stage for Doom
Shall Rise VII, our second appearance at the hallowed Church of Doom and a gig in London in May with our friends Esoteric will see us cross the pond to our first show in England in maybe 5 years.

See you at the bar…

MB