Origin: PA, USA
Genres: Doom Metal

Dream Death  


One of the best New Renaissance releases of the eighties, Journey Into Mystery combined doom elements with hardcore-ish vocals and speed bursts -- a style that is prevalent nowadays but rather unique for its time. The band more or less broke up in early 1989, but reformed some time later with a modified lineup, eventually morphing into Penance. The band's three demos (two of them pre-Journey, the other recorded afterward) were compiled on one CD, released as Back From The Dead in early 2005. Finally, the band reformed and released Somnium Excessum in 2013.

Current Members

Brian Lawrence

vocals/guitars (Penance)

Terry Weston

guitars (Penance)

Richard Freund

bass (Penance)

Mike Smail

drums (Cathedral, Internal Void, Penance, Pentagram, Under The Sun)

Former Members/Guests

Ted Williams

bass


Discography



Journey Into Mystery 
1987 New Renaissance
  1. Back From The Dead
  2. The Elder Race
  3. Bitterness And Hatred
  4. Black Edifice
  5. Divine In Agony
  6. Hear My Screams
  7. Sealed In Blood
  8. Dream Death
  • Brian Lawrence
  • Terry Weston
  • Ted Williams
  • Mike Smail
1987 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Back From The Dead (demos) 
2005 PsycheDOOMelic
  1. Sealed in Blood
  2. Rhaizes Shadows
  3. Meet Thy Maker
  4. Wolves Bane
  5. Under the Blood Red Moon
  6. Dream Death
  7. Journey into Mystery
  8. Back from the Dead
  9. The Elder Race
  10. Method to Madness
  11. Bitterness and Hatred
  12. The Unseen
  13. A Wayfarer's Tale
  14. Born to Suffer




Pittsburgh Sludge Metal  LIVE
2009
  1. Back From the Dead
  2. Rhaizes Shadows
  3. Wolves Bane
  4. Under the Blood Red Moon
  5. Method to Madness
  6. Circle of the Tyrants
  7. Angel of Death
  8. Sealed in Blood
  9. Dream Death




Somnium Excessum 
2013 self-released
  1. Feast
  2. Them
  3. Dystopian Distress Signal
  4. Bludgeon
  5. You're Gonna Die Up There
  6. From Inside the Walls
  • Brian Lawrence
  • Terry Weston
  • Richard Freund
  • Mike Smail


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