Swiss champions of melancholy, THIS MISERY GARDEN, have just put forth their second full-length exposition of mankind's destructive behaviour, ‘Cornerstone’, today, April 12th, 2013 via Season Of Mist. ‘Cornerstone’, available from April 16th, 2013 on in North America, was recorded and mixed by Drop (of SYBREED fame) at Downtone Studio in Geneva, Switzerland and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studio in Örebro, Sweden. THIS MISERY GARDEN have released two videos in promotion of the album, Mathias Wälti-directed ‘Siamese Again’ and Renaud Kritzinger-directed ‘Warning Zone’, both available to you below. ‘Cornerstone’ can be purchased here (Season Of Mist e-shop):
“Not everything coming out of this Alpine country is chocolate and cheese,” [the label delivers the final blow] In darker times the halberds, pikes and swords of the fierce confederation's mercenaries were feared on Europe's many fields of battle. THIS MISERY GARDEN easily capture the dual nature of their home country on their second full-length ‘Cornerstone’. One side is marked by a catchy lightness of melodic rock, which will speak to friends of ALTER BRIDGE and STAIND. The other face of this five-piece is a melancholic darkness that reminds of early KATATONIA and the alienated strangeness of TOOL. Lean back, close your eyes and let your mind and soul be captured by ‘Cornerstone’!”
Formed in Geneva, Switzerland in 2005, THIS MISERY GARDEN are known “for taking things somewhat slower in order to achieve excellence and clockwork precision”. In 2007 they recorded a 3-track demo and in 2009 they unleashed “fourteen powerful yet melodic songs” - also known as their debut album titled ‘Another Great Day On Earth’ – through Galileo Records.
THIS MISERY GARDEN features: Steve – vocals, Laurent M. – guitar, Antoine – guitar, Jay – bass and Stephan - drums