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It's safe to say we're all big Church of Misery fans around here, so when they release something or announce a tour, we take notice.

Their latest, Thy Kingdom Scum just came out in July, and they promised a US tour to follow. Well, it's nearly here.

The band is playing in Australia in early October and then they head to the West Coast for a string of shows across the nation that will see them through the end of November.

Joining them for the West Coast dates will be Saviours and Wizard Rifle, while The Gates of Slumber and Against the Grain will pick up in the Midwest and carry on east before Church of Misery head back west. Apparently, California needs a double dose. Also forthcoming is a new DVD on Emetic Records, called "Terror in Tokyo" that captures them in December of last year and also includes the entirety of their Maryland Deathfest performance as bonus footage.

Vanessa Salvia

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Here's a clip of their Maryland Deathfest performance:

OCTOBER

18 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Opera House !?
19 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside !?
20 Portland, OR @ Rotture !?
21 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile !?
22 Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown !?
23 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater !?
24 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop ?
25 Calgary, AB @ Palomino ?
30 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium ?
31 Saint Pau,l MN @ Turf Club ?

NOVEMBER
01 Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge #%
02 Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Co. #%
03 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme #%
06 Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st Street Pub #%
07 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon #%
08 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck #%
09 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks #%
10 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore #%
11 Providence, RI @ AS220 #%
12 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar #%
13 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom #%
14 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #%
16 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl #%
17 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks #%
18 Austin, TX @ Mohawk #%
19 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #%
22 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room %
23 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite %

! = with Saviours
# = with The Gates of Slumber
? = with Wizard Rifle
% = with Against the Grain