My Dying Bride
From: Halifax, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Following the release of "Evinta" (reviewed here) earlier this year, My Dying Bride now presents its latest chapter in the form of new EP, "The Barghest O' Whitby," to be released November 7th through Peaceville Records on CD and limited vinyl.
Said the band on the origin of the idea, “Carrying straight on from the success of 'Evinta' found us kind of out of breath for a second; we were already aware of a new-found love of all things bleak and grey and were eager to start writing in a more traditional My Dying Bride style. What did catch us off guard was the increased heaviness and the fresh approach to song writing. Moving away somewhat with the lyrical theme from our usual feeding ground, we found ourselves on the rainy moors of Yorkshire contemplating the story of the Barghest, a supernatural entity hell bent on revenge. The tale now to be told wove itself into a 25-minute epic which initially we thought would be a three part EP, but it simply became one very long song full of everything My Dying Bride and more. The violins conjure lonely tears atop a chasm of epic British doom.”
"The Barghest O' Whitby" was recorded at Futureworks Studios, Manchester with long-time production partner and engineer, Mags. The release is the first to feature violin/keyboardist Shaun Macgowan, and sees the return of Shaun “Winter“ Taylor Steels to the drum-stool for this recording. The cover artwork for "The Barghest O' Whitby" also appears courtesy of vocalist, Aaron Stainthorpe.
Cannibal Corpse is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. The currently announced acts (with 19 of 40 being confirmed so far) are as follows:
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The cruise will sail Monday, January 23rd, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27th, 2012.
Virgin Steele has been confirmed as the latest act to perform at the upcoming 70,000 Tons of metal cruise. The organizers of the cruise commented:
"Make no mistake, 70000 Tons of Metal is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!"
So far the following 18 (of 40 total) bands have been revealed:
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The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise will sail on Monday January 23rd, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will return on Friday January 27th, 2012.
Swedish heavy metallers Hammerfall have announced that they will be participating in the forthcoming edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise ship festival. The event, which will be an early 2012 affair, will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23rd, 2012 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts are planned to perform on the cruise with new band reveals taking place monthly.
The currently announced lineup is as follows:
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The first batch of bands have been revealed for the forthcoming 2012 edition of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise ship festival. Next year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise will set sail from Miami, Florida to Cayman Islands on January 23, 2012 and return four days later on the 27th. The bands which are confirmed to appear include:
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U.K. act My Dying Bride has launched a mini-site in anticipation of the band’s forthcoming 20-year anniversary collection "Evinta." The mini-site contains an album audio teaser, desktop backgrounds, an iTunes app, and more. Fans can also sign up for the Peaceville Records mailing list to receive a free download of a song from the commemorative collection. Head over to this location to access the exclusive My Dying Bride content.
"Evinta" will be released on May 31st on Peaceville Records as a two-disc set and deluxe three-disc edition with 64-page book inspired by My Dying Bride’s illustrious recordings of the past two decades.
My Dying Bride commented on the release, "Evinta. A project almost 15 years in the making. An idea that has sat smoldering and never really had a reason to burn alive until now. Nine albums worth of darkness recreated anew to mark 20 years of MDB. Music arranged to the soundscapes of sorrows past. Finally the 20th anniversary allows us to release this music in a form it has been desperately, woefully waiting for. Enjoy the Darkness."
The band's upcoming live shows are as follows:
May 18 2011, O2 Islington Academy, London, England
May 19 2011, Manchester Academy, Manchester, England
May 20 2011, Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, England
May 21 2011, Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
May 22 2011, The Spring & Airbrake, Belfast, N. Ireland
Female-fronted Gothic metal act Tristania has issued the following update about performing at the next 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise:
"Tristania are delighted to announce that they will be part of the 2nd edition of the '70000 Tons of Metal' Caribbean cruise. The world's biggest floating metal festival will go ahead from January 23rd – January 28th 2012, at a 2,700 capacity cruise ship, leaving Miami (US), and visiting the capital of Canvey Island, George Town before returning to Miami.
"Tristania was in the first group of bands to be announced, together with My Dying Bride, Stratovarius, Grave Digger, Eluveitie, Pestilence and Therion. 33 (!) more bands will be announced.
"We're amazed at being invited. This is probably going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the band, and we're already looking forward to January 2012.".
Check out this location for more info and booking information.
After announcing an upcoming European run supporting My Dying Bride, Portugal's Ava Inferi has now checked in with the following announcement about a warm up show:
"In relation to our upcoming support trek for My Dying Bride in May, we have decided to do a warm up show prior to this tour. The place to be is Rock N Shots in Cascais, (PT) and the date is 13th of May"
You can also watch Ava Inferi's music video for the song "Majesty" by heading over to this location.
Ava Inferi has checked in with the following update about supporting My Dying Bride on upcoming European dates:
"We are very pleased & honored to announce that Ava Inferi will support the Kings Of Doom, namely MY DYING BRIDE on their 20th anniversary 'Albion In Ruin' Tour 2011. The 5 date trek include:
May 18 2011 The Electric Ballroom London - England
May 19 2011 Manchester Academy Manchester - England
May 20 2011 Wulfren Hall Wolverhampton - England
May 21 2011 The Village Dublin - Ireland
May 22 2011 The Spring & Airbrake Belfast - N. Ireland
"This will also mark Ava Inferi's first proper visit to the UK & the first ever visit on Irish soil. A Chalice raised to 'Albion In Ruin' 2011!"
The band also recently announced the shooting of a new music video. You can check out details on the shoot here.
U.K. doom metal act My Dying Bride has revealed the dates for its forthcoming 20th anniversary tour. You can view the list of dates, cities and venues below:
May 18 - London, UK - The Electric Ballroom
May 19 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
May 20 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall
Semargl has posted a music video online for the song "Credo Flaming Rain," which is off the band's album "Ordo Bellictum Satanas." The clip can be viewed below, and features guest vocals by Nera (Darzamat, NeraNature) and piano by Jonny Maudling (Bal-Sagoth, My Dying Bride).
My Dying Bride has previously announced the release of a 20th anniversary album entitled "Evinta." Peaceville Records has now issued a brief update stating that the release of "Evinta" has been delayed until early 2011. Additional details on the exact release date and what tracks will be included on the album will be announced as they are made available.
2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the U.K. doom act, My Dying Bride. To commemorate two decades of doom and gloom, the band embarked upon a project to re-work familiar melodies and themes from My Dying Bride’s extensive catalog, including new vocals and passages from vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe. These arrangements have been brought to life in cooperation with keyboard maestro Johnny Maudling (of Bal Sagoth), and will be released as "Evinta" this fall on Peaceville Records.
"Evinta, a project almost 15 years in the making, an idea that has sat smouldering and never really had a reason to burn alive until now," explains guitarist, Andrew Craighan. "Nine albums worth of darkness recreated anew to mark 20 years of MDB. Music arranged to the soundscapes of sorrows past. Finally the 20th anniversary allows us to release this music in a form it has been desperately, woefully waiting for. Enjoy the darkness."
"Evinta" will be available as both a two-disc and special three-disc set. The three-disc set will also be accompanied by a special limited 72 page hardback book, featuring rare images and photographs from the band’s personal archive from over the years.
To coincide with this 20 year celebration, My Dying Bride will also re-release a vinyl version of
"Turn Loose the Swans," which will be limited to 2000 numbered copies, and features the original vinyl cover artwork design and gatefold sleeve.
The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
The Devil's Blood
Oceans Of Sadness
The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
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The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.
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The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced that four more bands have now been added to the lineup. The biggest announcement is that Aerosmith will be headlining the event on the friday. Also joining them that day will be reunited California grungers Stone Temple Pilots. Industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be performing at the festival and so will Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon, who are still touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Crack The Skye."
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The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced several more bands for this year's edition of the event. Among the latest acts are American thrash metal legends Slayer, British gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost, heavy metal icons Saxon and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. Also confirmed are Steel Panther, U.D.O., A Day To Remember, 36 Crazyfists, Atreyu, Between The Buried And Me, Unearth, Anathema and Rise To Remain. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th - 27th.
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The organisers of Belgium's biggest rock festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of seven more bands to the bill. The biggest news is that iconic rockers Motorhead will be performing at the event along with Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero. Also added to the lineup are death metal legends Obituary, Swedish viking metallers Amon Amarth, As I Lay Dying, Job For A Cowboy and Ghost Brigade.
The lineup now reads as follows (in alphabetical order): More...
The organizers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a string of new additions to the lineup for next years event, which will take place in the town of Dessel between June 25th-27th. The latest bands confirmed for the event are Bullet For My Valentine, Killswitch Engage, Doro, Nile, Sabaton, Therion, Bloodbath, Mucky Pup and Hail Of Bullets.
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