My Dying Bride
From: Halifax, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active
My Dying Bride Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with My Dying Bride.
Last month, British doom metal legends My Dying Bride released their twelfth studio album, "Feel The Misery," (reviewed here) and this year also sees the band celebrating their twenty fifth year as a band. To get a clearer idea of where the band stand on these matters and indeed their state today, guitarist Andrew Craighan was kind enough to sit down and answer some questions.
Diamond Oz: First of all, thank you very much for taking the time to answer these questions. I suppose the bestplace to start would be with your forthcoming new album, “Feel the Misery.” Having witnessed your set at this year’s edition of Graspop Metal Meeting, I have to say the title perfectly sums up a live performance from yourselves. Was this where the record’s name came from?
Andrew Craighan: Not entirely, but I can see why you might say that. Also that particular Graspop show was special, they don’t always go like that. Our shows do have a certain angst attached to them sometimes. But the title comes from a sense of despair that we are all genuinely doomed. Feel The Misery is a sort of tongue in cheek dig at established religions…well the fighting ones anyway. You can’t preach love and peace while using and RPG, for example, but you can deliver misery with it. We avoid overly political lyrics and art, but this is more or less where we stand on this and without giving away all the cover’s secrets is what it basically represents.
Diamond Oz: The title as a mission statement is a very successful one. “A Cold New Curse,” for example, left me with my head in my hands and my hyperactive dog lay down with a forlorn expression throughout the album. Do you feel this is your most miserable album to date?
Andrew Craighan: No, I think “A Map Of All Our Failures” was that. This is by no means a sunshine beach party classic, but as for out and out misery paradoxically, no. It has more to offer – stronger more direct songs, more hints of death doom through fog cloaked slithering ambience. It’s a more colourful record even if they are mostly hints of colour that’s actually bleakness.More...
Celebrating two decades of darkness, quintessential doom act My Dying Bride has completely deconstructed the band's entire discography and rearranged it into the atmospheric and symphonic release "Evinta" (reviewed here).
While corresponding with Metalunderground.com, vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe described the "Evinta" project as "epic swathes of classical and ambient music with some My Dying Bride melodies." Aaron discussed the arranging and the recording of the album during the interview, and also chatted about getting opera singer Lucie Roche to lend vocals for the album. Below you will also find information on an upcoming new My Dying Bride full-length, as well as the band's tour itinerary for the coming months. More...