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My Dying Bride Reveals New Album "A Map Of All Our Failures" Details

The U.K. doom heroes in My Dying Bride have announced the title of their forthcoming opus, "A Map of all our Failures," due out in North America on October 16th via Peaceville Records. The album will be released in a multitude of formats, including CD, double vinyl, and special edition CD/DVD.

A Map of all our Failures is perhaps best and most effectively summarised by guitarist Andrew Craighan, who describes the album as, “a controlled demolition of all your hopes.” The album recording and mix was recently completed at Futureworks Studios in Manchester UK, with long-standing production maestro, Mags, at the helm.

The track listing is:

1. Kneel till Doomsday
2. The Poorest Waltz
3. A Tapestry Scorned
4. Like A Perpetual Funeral
5. A Map of all our Failures
6. Hail Odysseus
7. Within The Presence of Absence
8. Abandoned As Christ

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Cynic's avatar

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1. Cynic writes:

Nice, if it's the same quality as the "Barghest" EP I'm all for it.

# Jul 27, 2012 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Looking forward to it.

# Jul 30, 2012 @ 9:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Gareth B writes:

The 'Barghest' EP was utter tripe & Evinta too self indulgent! However, A Line of Deathless Kings & For Lies I Sire were both arguably their best albums so far. Lyrically and finally they have a violin player again.

# Jul 31, 2012 @ 3:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Cynic writes:

"arguably their best albums so far"

Lol yeah you'll be arguing that one into the night. It is funny though, because every MDB fan I talk to seems passionate about some of their albums and will just tear the others to shreds, with no consistency about the albums.

# Jul 31, 2012 @ 4:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
RememberMetal?'s avatar

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5. RememberMetal? writes:

Agreed with Cynic. I've been a fan since the mid/late 90's and I have found that the MDB fan-base is probably divided more by the individual emotional state of the fan when a given album was first heard, than the content and quality of the albums themselves.

If I had to pick an MDB album I would go with 'Songs of Darkness, Words of Light'. I find it to be the most consistent album in recent years but I'm sure someone out there thinks it is their worst offering. Stainthorpe himself has issues with "My Wine in Silence".

Hope this one can top "For Lies I Sire". The instrumental performances lacked a certain emotive "urgency/dread/fury/despair".

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 10:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cynic writes:

I toss back and forward between "The Angel And The Dark River" and "The Dreadful Hours". Whatever it is about the band they certainly have an individual quality that it is hard to exactly pin down or describe when I'm trying to recommend them. They have a wonder mastery between appealing goth/doom melodies and ghastly death metal terror.

# Aug 3, 2012 @ 10:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RememberMetal? writes:

The title track to 'The Dreadful Hours' may be one of the most memorable in their catalog. I'd love to hear a band like Draconian have their female vocalist cover the "mother" parts.

I have high hopes for the new album and have yet to check out "Barghest". Your last sentence captures the MDB signature aesthetic about as well as words can allow. I vividly recall looking for a band that sounded like them before I actually found them.

# Aug 6, 2012 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Scythe writes:

I love My Dying Bride. Personally I think that their new albums are not as good as their older albums. But I'm not trying to say that the new stuff is sh** - the lyrical content is beautiful and the music very melancholic, but I do wish that they would go back to their early death-doom style.

# Aug 8, 2012 @ 10:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

'For Lies I Sire' and 'A Line of Deathless Kings' were decent but missing suspense/release dynamics. The guitars weren't up to their usual hooks and melodies either and the atmospheric flourishes were thin. Good records I thought but they've done much better.

Their golden era (for myself anyway) seems to be 95-04 but they revisit that style enough to keep me interested. Cynic is not generous with his praise, so I'll be checking out "Barghest" shortly.

I'd love to hear a single or a sample medley from 'Failures'.

# Aug 9, 2012 @ 1:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ATN writes:

Everyone shut the f*** up!

# Aug 10, 2012 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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