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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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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:


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:


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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Headline News

Metalunderground's "Best Metal Album of The Year"

This year, Metalunderground.com is figuratively handing out an award of its own for "Best Metal Album of The Year." Everyone else hands out "best of year" awards or lists, so why shouldn't we? Afterall, the staff here at metalunderground.com has very diverse tastes, and we know our metal. So this year I asked each of our writers to pick their top 5 albums of 2004 and rank them form 1 to 5. What I saw was a lot of different opinions, but among the differences, two albums rose to the top.

Without further ado...[drum roll, please]...the winner of Metalunderground.com's "Best Metal Album of The Year" honor for 2004 is: More...

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My Dying Bride To Release A New DVD Next Spring

British doom metal kings MY DYING BRIDE have posted the following update:

Currently, MDB are busying themselves preparing for their next full length DVD release, planned for Spring 2005. They are working with David Palser again, to produce a new video clip exclusively for this release.

The track is "The Blue Lotus" and it is going to be a stunning work. A great new photo shoot by Lady Morgana has also been completed, which shows the band like you have never seen them before. Expect to be amazed.

The previously available DVD "For Darkest Eyes" has been repackaged and will be available at a special price from March. If that wasn't enough, we're also expecting the writing of a new studio album for 2006 release.

Also, some new live pics have been uploaded to the Images section on their official website.

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Rising Moon New Song Available For Download

Italian death metallers Rising Moon have uploaded an MP3 of their new track "Cyborg Insane" at this location.

"Cyborg Insane" comes off the group's forthcoming fourth full-length album, "They Are As Us", tentatively due this fall through Finland's Rising Realm Records.

The follow-up to 2001's "...For The Remained Time" was recorded at Outer Sound Studios (Novembre, Stormlord, Thy Majestie). Rising Moon are said to deliver "melodic form of death metal with touches of doom metal in the vein of My Dying Bride and In Flames."

"They Are As Us" track listing:

01. Death's Color
02. Digression
03. They Are As Us
04. Cyborg Insane
05. Irrevelant Senses
06. Contact
07. Swedish Metal
08. Escape & Operate
09. Almost Insignificant

Video clips taken during the recording sessions for "They Are As Us" can be viewed at this location.

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InDread Cold Debut Album Info

InDread Cold, the Polish band consisting of former members of Darzamat, Mastiphal, Eclipse and Chort, have posted the cover artwork for their debut album, "Underaba," here.

"Underaba," due this fall through BlackDoom Records, the British label co-founded by My Dying Bride guitarists Andrew Craighan and Hamish Glencross, was recorded between November 2002 and April 2003 at Poststreet studio in Poland. Sound engineering was handled by Szymon Struzek, who co-produced the album with InDread Cold guitarist Damian Kowalski. "Underaba" is currently being re-mastered by well-known sound engineer Mags (My Dying Bride) at Academy Studio in England. A video for the album cut "No Dreams Undreamt" can be downloaded here (15.1 MB).

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Inferno Festival 2004 Kick-Off Party Scheduled

Tabu Recordings will be holding an Inferno Festival kick-off party at Rock-In in Oslo, Norway on April 8th at 3pm.

Organizers from Tabu state: “We`re gonna have some beers, giveaways, play some good music etc. and we would really like you to drop by and share a beer or two with us before we head over to Rockefeller and mosh the posh!

SUSPERIA will be there with us and if you`d like to schedule a meeting with the guys, please let me know. As you probably already know, they will play at the Inferno Festival on Friday, April 9th at Rockefeller and their new album, "Unlimited", is set for release in Europe on April 19th ! (North American release in June through Candlelight Records). The buzz on the album has been amazing so far! Also, if everything goes as planned, Tabu Recordings will present their new signing this evening - and for sure, this is our biggest signing so far!!!”

As previously reported, organizers for the Inferno Festival have announced the final running schedule for this year's show, which is being held on April 8 through 10 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. Here is the detailed schedule:


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Hatebreed Confirmed for 2004 Waldrock Festival

The 2004 Waldrock Festival is scheduled to take place in Bergum, Holland on June 19th.

The latest acts confirmed to perform at the festival are HATEBREED and SLAPSHOT.


More acts will be announced soon.

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