...the first demo 'untitled" had 2 songs with a piano interlude and the next demo "Autumnal Fires" had songs with 2 piano interludes. It was really a natural progression for us that took a few years to complete. It wasn't decided at the start that we were going to end up playing what we do today. We just let the music progress naturally and let it take its course. Getting used to each other's playing and styles I think has a more true eventual feeling. We found in the beginning that slow heavy death was a comfortable for all to play.
- Adrian Butler / Mourning Beloveth interview, Metal Crypt, 2001
MOURNING BELOVETH completed the recording of their second demo - Autumnal Fires - over a weekend at Poppyhill Studios, finishing on this day in 1998.
Our songs started to develop, and we were recording our second demo when Darren suggested 'Autumnal Fires' for me to sing. I just came up with that vocal melody there and then in the studio and found that mine and Darren's voices matched.
Listening to the playbacks that night sparked something in us to the point where we decided I would do some more backing vocals in the future. The rest is history. Other than singing along to the mighty Messiah and Sir Brucie I've had no professional training.
- Frank Brennan / Mourning Beloveth interview, Mourning Beloveth, 2012