Guitarist Brian Delaney has left Irish doom titans MOURNING BELOVETH and has been replaced by Pauric Gallagher (DECAYOR). The band states, "After more than a decade of inebriation and abuse, adventure and struggle, and four albums straight from the heart, Brian has decided that his journey with us as an active part of MOURNING BELOVETH has run its course. Not an easy decision; those of you that know us know the major part Brian played in developing the unique MOURNING BELOVETH sound."The group adds, "Some bonds are made not to be broken, and this is one of them." Regarding MOURNING BELOVETH's plans for 2010, the band says, "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 five years." Video footage of Irish MOURNING BELOVETH performing the song "The Mountains Are Mine" at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland on October 13, 2009 can be viewed below. MOURNING BELOVETH's fourth album, "A Disease for the Ages", was released last year. It was the group's first CD to feature bass player Brendan Roche. Recording sessions were held over two weeks at Studio E with Markus Stock at the helm. Commented the band: "Sound-wise the album is similar to 'A Murderous Circus'  but two extra guitar tracks this time has beefed the rhythm creating a huge wall of sound. Musically the songs are very direct and we have cut off the flab that appeared on 'A Murderous Circus'. Combining the organic feel of 'Dust' with the density of 'The Sullen Sulcus' and some of the experimentation of 'A Murderous Circus' along with an aggressive undertone only hinted at previously we feel we have come up with the sound track for our deconstruction."
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