My Silent Wake
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Below is our complete My Silent Wake 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.
Having taken great strides last year with the release of their most powerful album to date –
"Damnatio Memoriae" – the members of My Silent Wake decided it was time to take a glance back over their collective shoulders and reflect on their ten years as a band.
What better way to celebrate that journey of music, friendships, critical acclaim and never-ending hard work than with a compilation of their finest work? A compilation that includes material from the fourth ever live gig, from vinyl only releases, from classic albums, fan favorites and band favorites, all freshly remastered – not to mention a new and exclusive song.
"An Unbroken Threnody 2005 – 2015" has all of this, along with sleeve notes from Ian Arkley – the band’s constant, creative force – and beautiful artwork from Matt Vickerstaff, known for his work with My Dying Bride, Autopsy, Mayhem and many more. It will be issued on February 8th via Stone Groove Records.
As a thank you to all those fans who support the band by purchasing a copy of "An Unbroken Threnody," My Silent Wake have added something special to the album package. Each CD purchased will come with a download code, giving access to nearly two hours of remastered, classic material, making "An Unbroken Threnody" a truly essential purchase. More...
Imperative PR just issued this announcement about My Silent Wake celebrating 10 years of existence and recruiting a new keyboardist:
"My Silent Wake have just celebrated ten years in existence and during the last decade they have released a dark host of enthralling albums and EPs, becoming one of the most respected figures in British doom.
"The band recently recruited keyboard player Simon Bibby, who played in Seventh Angel, the band from whose ashes My Silent Wake were first formed. This is the first time in their history that My Silent Wake have had a dedicated keyboard player in their ranks and Simon’s arrival opens even more doors for the band, particularly in terms of their live performance.
"Now, with Imperative PR by their side and their line-up complete, My Silent Wake can begin a whole new chapter in the band’s history...and we confidently predict that wonders await." More...
The Doommantia Volume 3 compilation has now been posted and is available for streaming and download over on bandcamp. This anthology picks up where its predecessors left off and features twenty bands from the world of doom, drone, stoner, retro and sludge.
This compilation was put together to raise money to benefit Ed Barnard of Doommantia.com. He suffered a heart attack and due to huge medical bills was forced to move back to his native Australia at the end of July. Basically homeless and rebuilding his life from scratch, he has no family to fall back on and cannot work due to severe health issues. A $7 donation gets you these tracks but you can donate more if you have the means to do so.
Quam Libet Records in Switzerland and Roxx Records in Los Angeles are excited to announce a new joint venture of a brand new split release album featuring British death/doom metal band My Silent Wake and Switzerland’s very own Pylon.
Roxx Records will secure distribution for North America while Quam Libet Records will handle distribution throughout Europe and Asia.
The album, titled "Empyrean Rose," will be released in the fall of 2013 and is scheduled to contain a total of 11 tracks: five brand new and unreleased tracks from My Silent Wake and six brand new or previously unreleased tracks from Pylon.
This album will be released digitally to all markets and in a strictly limited edition digipack pressing of 500 pieces split between the two labels. The track listing is:
My Silent Wake
1. Tower Walk
2. Tearing Worlds Apart
4. NDE part 2
5. Welcome To The Village
6. Doomstone 2013 (with Jordan Cutajar on vocals)
7. Droid (Candlemass Cover)
8. By Loving Forces (Unreleased Track)
9. Falling In To The Sun (2013 Remix)
10. Golden Voice (2013 Remix featuring Matt Brand on Vocals)
11. Post Tenebras Lux (Unreleased Track)
My Silent Wake has checked in with the following announcement about recording new material:
"The band has been busy recording new acoustic and metal songs recently. The new album is due out in May with an acoustic album also scheduled. The Anatomy of Melancholy has been re-released as a remastered digipack with new artwork and info. This can be purchased from the Bombworks site or our shop. The studios we have used for the recrdings are:
The Priory with Greg Chandler (Esoteric)
The Cage with Martin Bowes (Attrition)
Kewsound with Ian (Jack) Frost
"The band has recently changed the line-up and now consists of:
"Various members have contributed to the album recordings but this is the line-up for future gigs."
My Silent Wake has checked in with the following update about the band's live show lineup and announcement about writing new music:
"Hi to everyone! We have a couple of gigs coming up so far this year on the 23rd April in Nottingham and the 29th May in Weston-super-Mare. I will post details in the gig guide.
"Andi now has to spend a lot more time abroad with his new job, so playing in MSW is impossible for him right now. Steve is still very involved with his new job and Jasen decided to leave the band last year, but hopes to guest on future recordings. Lots of big changes in MSW right now, but we plan to continue as normally as we can. The live line-up will be Kate, me and Tank. We also hope to have Mike from The Drowning playing with us as much as possible. A friend of mine called Marc was to be filling in for Andi but unfortunately he found he did not have the time to commit to the band.
"New songs are being written by me and Kate and we hope to record some acoustic songs soon and a full album later in the year. A compilation of live and rare material is planned for release on Dark Meadow in the summer. Thanks for supporting us!"
Norway's In Vain has issued the following update about European tour dates alongside My Silent Wake: "We will do a European Tour in November together with the British Progressive Death/Doom band My Silent Wake. This tour will take us to countries we have never been before so we are looking forward to it! See you guys!" The currently announced dates are as follows:
11/5 Gigant - Apeldoorn (NL, Brainstorm Festival)
11/7 UJT Uelsen - Uelsen (Ger)
11/8 Casta Club - Liberec (Cz)
11/9 Chliv - Ostrava (Cz)
11/10 Smerr Pub - Zilina (Sk)
11/11 Garage Deluxe - Munchen (Ger)
11/12 Rocktown - Temple of Music - Pfaffikon (CH)
11/13 Burgerhaus Heilbronn - Heilbronn (Ger, Blast of Eternity)
Mourning Beloveth has issued the following announcement about appearing at the Dutch Doom Days festival:
"We are delighted to announce that we will be helping out our old friends at the Dutch Doom Days IX by stepping in to play on the Sunday after the unfortunate cancellation of The Wounded Kings. Lets hope all our bones remain intact until after our show!"
The festival lineup is as follows:
Revelation (US classic doom)
Hooded Menace (FI doom/death)
Funeral (NO funeral doom)
Bottle Doom Lazy Band (FR classic doom)
Akelei (NL melodic doom)
My Silent Wake (UK melodic doom)
Evadne (ES melodic doom/death)
Place Of Skulls (US classic doom)
Eternal Elysium (JP stoner/doom)
Mourning Beloveth (IE melodic doom/death)
Ocean Chief (SE stoner/doom)
Hooded Priest (BE classic doom)
Grimpen Mire (UK sludge/doom)
Nephthys (NL melodic doom/death)
The line-up for the Fear Dark Festival taking place on May 15, 2009 in De Kelder in Amersfoort (Holland) is now confirmed:
SLECHTVALK (nl) - viking/black metal
MY SILENT WAKE (uk) - doom metal
MISERATION (s) - death metal
WILLOW'S WHISPER (b) - gothic metal
Tickets are 12,00 euros and are available at the doors. Doors open at 19:30 and the first band takes the stage at 20:00 hour.