Mourning Sign is a melodic progressive death metal band hailing from Hallstahammar Sweden. The band will release their third album, Contra Mundum, December 20 on Orchestrated Misery Recordings. Mourning Sign was reformed in 2013 and the new record is the first album since Multiverset from 1996. The swedes sought to continue their attitude and achievements and to develope their music to new heights. Contra Mundum translated from Latin is to defy or oppose everyone else. The new release will be limited to only 500 copies, and features some incredible guitar work from Kari Kainulainen and Petri Aho.
Mourning Sign, was formed back in 1992. The band quickly hit the studio with their demo Last Chamber, which helped secure a recording contract with the Italian label Godhead. Then they released Alienor a mini-CD 1993, and a self-titled debut 1994. The mentioned album Multiverset left many scribes and followers stunned! Multiverse set the standard for progressive death metal, but alas the following year the band simply went on hiatus.
Members eventually started new projects as for instance with the band Amaran, one of several, and continued to churn out progressive-sounding material over the years.