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My Dying Bride

Formed: 1990
From: Halifax, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest My Dying Bride News

Below is our complete My Dying Bride news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Diamond Head Confirmed For Hard Rock Hell

UK NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD are the latest act confirmed for Britain's Hard Rock Hell - The Winter Ball festival which is taking place from November 9th - 11th at Butlins in Minehead, UK (Somerset).

The festival billing is as follows: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, AMENTI, BEYOND THE GRAVE, CHTHONIC, CRADLE OF FILTH, CRUCIFIED BARBARA, DIAMOND HEAD, FASTWAY, FINNTROLL, GIRLSCHOOL, GMT, GRAND MAGUS, LAUREN HARRIS, MCQUEEN, MY DYING BRIDE, RAVEN, SAXON, TESLA, THE 69 EYES, TIAMAT, TWISTED SISTER, UFO, VIXEN, WOLF, ZERO CIPHER.

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Britain's Download Festival To Be Webcast Live

Britain's Download Festival (Downloadfestival.co.uk) is set to take place June 8th - 10th at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. This year's festival will be webcast live the festival website here.

To view the complete festival lineup, go here.

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Watch My Dying Bride's Dutch Performance Online

MY DYING BRIDE’s entire live performance/webcast from Amsterdam, which took place last weekend, is now streaming and archived on Fabchannel’s video archive. This means fans can watch the show whenever they want, as often as you want, for free.

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Watch My Dying Bride Live Today

Tonight's (April 20th) MY DYING BRIDE concert at Paradiso in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, will be streamed live on the web. Starting at 8 PM CET ( 2 PM EST) the Webcast will be available at FabChannel.

This webcast is free for everybody to watch.

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Within Temptation Confirmed For Artmania Festival

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band WITHIN TEMPTATION has been confirmed for the Artmania Festival, set to take place June 15-17 in Sibiu, Romania. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

WITHIN TEMPTATION
ANATHEMA
MY DYING BRIDE
THE GATHERING
HAGGARD
TAROT

Check out a poster for the event at Metalfan.ro.

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My Dying Bride Announce Lineup Changes

My Dying Bride has posted an announcement online regarding the departure of bassist Adrian Jackson and drummer John Bennet:

"MY DYING BRIDE is sorry to have to say that on January 5, 2007 bassist Adrian Jackson left the band. He has pledged his future in and has made it quite clear there is no room in his plans for MY DYING BRIDE. We have parted in good faith and wish him luck with his new life out there. It has absolutely no effect on any of the gigs we have confirmed. We have already rehearsed his replacement to gig readiness and she is looking forward to playing for the first time in MY DYING BRIDE. More on his replacement, Lena, soon.

"Secondly we have had to replace long term stand in drummer / thunder truck / Uberlunatic John Bennet due to his work commitments. He is saddened by the fact he cannot drum for MY DYING BRIDE anymore as are we, but we understand that we all have to make a living and wish him luck too in his job.

"It's not all doom and gloom though as we have been rehearsing with excellent drummer Dan Mullins of THINE, BAL-SAGOTH and SERMON OF HYPOCRISY fame and again he too is now at gig readiness. MDB has a new fresh focused feel to it and we are looking forward to the shows with a vengeance."

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My Dying Bride Announce Festival Appearances

British doomsters MY DYING BRIDE have lined up the following dates:

Mar. 23 - Petofi Csornok - Budapest, HUN (Metalmania Festival)
Mar. 24 - Spodek - Katowice, POL (Metalmania Festival)
Apr. 21 - Pestpop Festival - Wieze, BEL
Jul. 14 - Artmania Festival - Sibiu, ROM
Aug. 11-12 - M'era Luna Festival - Hildesheim, GER

A "rare" 30-minute video of MY DYING BRIDE performing at the 1995 Dynamo Open Air festival in Eindhoven, Holland has been posted online at Metal Videos.

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My Dying Bride Drummer Departs

UK doom legends MY DYING BRIDE have announced that "sadly Shaun Steels (drums) has decided to part from MDB. His continuing illness shows no sign of abating and he feels the uncertaintly could be having a negative affect on his relationship with the band members."

A statement from Steels is as follows: "I would just like to salute MDB for the good times and wish them all well in the future, I feel I am not ready to fulfill the duties in a manner befitting MDB at this time and have decided to stand down. I am sad to be leaving but at this time I feel it is for the greater good of the band. Tak! The Winter."

The band add: "MDB would like just like to say thanks to Shaun and to say we are sorry to see him part, but fully understand his position. Good luck Shaun."

"A Line Of Deathless Kings" was recorded in Academy Studios and mixed at Chapel Studios, and will feature nine tracks, with the following titles: 'To Remain Tombless', 'L'Amour Detruit', 'I Cannot Be Loved', 'And I Walk With Them', 'Thy Raven Wings', 'Love's Intolerable Pain', 'One Of Beauty's Daughters', 'Deeper Down', 'The Blood, The Wine, The Roses'.

The album will also be available as a special edition and as a limited double-vinyl release. Peaceville has released a special edit of the track 'Deeper Down' as a single, which was releaseed on September 18th. It contains not only the new track but also an additional exclusive track titled 'The Child of Eternity' and a live version of 'A Kiss To Remember'.

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My Dying Bride Post 'Deeper Down' Video Online

MY DYING BRIDE's video for the song "Deeper Down" has been posted online at YouTube.com. According to director Charlie Granberg, the clip is "about a guy that is so filled with grief and self-pity that he sees the world as totally black, even though you get a hint in the beginning of the video that it's summer and all. Then his visions and view of the world takes over. And it just gets darker and darker from there. Is he about to commit suicide or just taking a swim? That's up for you to decide. I have tried working on a subconcious level with a lot of symbolism and metaphors, but still trying to make it somewhat documentary-like and believable."

"Deeper Down" comes off MY DYING BRIDE's new album, "A Line of Deathless Kings", due on October 9 via Peaceville/Snapper. The LP, which was recorded at at Academy Studios and was mixed at Chapel Studios, will also be made available as a special edition and as a limited double-vinyl release. The "Deeper Down" single was released September 18. More...

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My Dying Bride Reveal Tracklisting for New Album

MY DYING BRIDE have revealed the tracklisting for their forthcoming new album, A Line Of Deathless Kings, out later this year via Peaceville/Snapper.

A message at the band's site reads:

"A Line Of Deathless Kings is the title of the forthcoming My Dying Bride album. Recorded in Academy Studios and mixed at Chapel Studios, the album will feature nine tracks, with the following titles: 'To Remain Tombless', 'L'Amour Detruit', 'I Cannot Be Loved', 'And I Walk With Them', 'Thy Raven Wings', 'Love's Intolerable Pain', 'One of Beauty's Daughters', 'Deeper Down', 'The Blood, The Wine, The Roses'.

More info as soon as we get it!"

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Final Lineup For Metal Camp Festival Announced

This year's Metal Camp Festival is set to take place on July 21- 23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The organizers have announced the addition of SOILWORK and very promissing Swedish newcomers SCAR SYMMETRY. Also appearing on the main stage are German Power metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY.

The Talent Forum Stage is being introduced for the first time this year. Bands set to play there include Blind Petition (AUT), Asterius (GER), Subhuman (ITA), Bleak Origin (CHE) and many others. For more information, visit the Metal Camp official page.

Below is the complete list of confirmed bands: More...

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My Dying Bride In The Studio

U.K. doomsters MY DYING BRIDE have posted the following message on their official web site:

"We have been locked up in the studio since the beginning of April and are busy recording their new album. According to the band, at least five songs have already been recorded with more in the pipeline. No details on song or album titles are available, yet. John [Bennett], the drummer from The Prophesy, with whom the band have played live in the past year, is also behind the kit in the studio, filling in for regular My Dying Bride drummer Shaun Taylor-Steels (who is still having problems with his ankle after injuring it badly last year)."

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My Dying Bride To Headline Bloodstock 2006

British Doom Metallers MY DYING BRIDE have been confirmed as the headliners of the 6th annual Bloodstock Festival to be held at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, UK on 29th-30th September 2006. MY DYING BRIDE are only the second UK band to have headlined the event, previously SAXON headlined in 2001 and 2003.

The current Bloodstock line-up is shaping up as follows:

AGANKAST
AWAKEN
AXEL RUDI PELL
BEYOND AFTERLIFE
BRAINSTORM
CAPTIVE AUDIO
DEADFALL
DIED SMILING
EDEN
ENEMY UNKNOWN
ILLUMINATUS
MACHINE MEN
MAEL MORDHA
MAJESTY
MARSHALL LAW
MY DYING BRIDE
OMNIUM GATHERUM
ONSLAUGHT
PRIMAL FEAR
SPELLBLAST
STEEL TORMENTOR
SWORN AMONGST

Another 6 bands are to be announced over the forthcoming weeks, including 2 special slots given over to bands that have entered a raffle to play the show. Any band interested in entering the raffle should contact the organisers at the BLOODSTOCK festivals new website.

In related news, the second BLOODSTOCK OPEN-AIR festival is taking place on July 14th-15th 2006 at Catton Hall, South Derbyshire, UK. Currently confirmed bands are:

ASHTAR
ATHEIST
ENSIFERUM
NOCTURNAL RITES
PYRAMAZE
RAUNCHY
SEASON'S END
TURISAS

More bands will be announced over the forthcoming weeks. Tickets (which will be sent out during April) for both shows are available from bloodstock.uk.com.

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Decapitated Confirmed For Metal Camp Festival

Poland’s DECAPITATED have been confirmed to appear at this years METAL CAMP festival. Metal Camp takes place between July 21-23 2006 in Tolmin, Slovenia. DECAPITATED will play on July 22nd. Already confirmed are DIMMU BORGIR, SAXON, TESTAMENT, AMON AMARTH, MY DYING BRIDE, HYPOCRISY, EDGUY, GOREFEST, among many others, with more to be announced soon. For more information go here.

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My Dying Bride To Enter Studio

British Doom meisters MY DYING BRIDE spent the winter in writting mode for a new album, and have already booked the studio for April. Also some pictures from their latest concert were posted here.

In other news the band announce some new gigs:

June 24 Graspop Dessel Belgium
July 22 Metal Camp Tolmin Slovenia
August 17/22 Summer Breeze Germany (Exact date t.b.d.)
August 25/26 Hole In the Sky Bergen Norway (Exact date t.b.d.)

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My Dying Bride Announce Box Set Release Date

British goth metal legends My Dying Bride will unleash a box set, "Anti-Diluvian Chronicles," on May 23. The three-disc package will feature tracks from each of the band's 10 albums, as well as new remixes of "The Wreckage of My Flesh," "My Wine in Silence" and "The Raven and the Rose."

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My Dying Bride To Release DVDs And 3 CD Box Set

My Dying Bride are finalising their second DVD longform and it's expected to be released in early Summer. The re-issue of their first DVD, "For Darkest Eyes," has been delayed until the Autumn to avoid recent confusion between this and the new opus. Focus now lies on the 3 CD box set, featuring two new mixes, which will be released in May.

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More Bands Confirmed For Fury Fest

Slayer, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir and Suicidal Tendencies are among the latest confirmations for the 2005 edition of the Fury Fest, set to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...

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My Dying Bride Finalising Work On New DVD

Peaceville Records have issued the following update regarding MY DYING BRIDE’s long awaited DVD release "Sinamorata":

My Dying Bride are finalising their second DVD longform as I type, it's expected to be released in April. In the meantime, their first DVD - "For Darkest Eyes" is re-released with a new cover artwork by David Palser and is now available mid-price, it's out on March 21st. The band have also provided two new remixes for inclusion on a 3 CD box set of their work to date which is being released in May.

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My Dying Bride Drummer Injured

From MY DYING BRIDE's official website:

"This just in: Shaun Steels has injured his ankle in a canoeing accident before Christmas. At first it was thought to be not very serious, but at the recent filming of The Blue Lotus video it turned out that the drumming has caused the injury to reappear. John from THE PROPHECY has agreed to stand in until Shaun has recovered. The band is now actively writing new stuff, rehearsing for and organising gigs.

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