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My Dying Bride Releasing "The Manuscript" In 2013

My Dying Bride recently revealed that it will be issuing an EP entitled "The Manuscript" early next year. This is what vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe had to say in a Metal Forces interview about the four-track endeavor that will come out possibly as early as April of 2013:

(The songs are) very similar to 'A Map Of All Our Failures' because they were written and recorded at the same time, except for one song.” It’s full on sort of epic death metal; it’s swords and axes, a proper warrior battle kind of track that’s almost medieval in flavour. You can almost picture the scene; it’s set in a snowy kind of mountainous landscape. There are sound effects and all sorts of mayhem going on in it, and death metal vocals not quite all the way through it, but near enough. It even has a Swedish title which because my Swedish isn’t great, I’m not gonna repeat here. I need to get the pronunciation right before I do that.

We’re probably gonna do a video for the title track which is currently called ‘The Manuscript’. It’s going to be done by Charlie Granberg who did the ‘Bring Me Victory’ video, but prior to that Charlie and My Dying Bride are working on a video for ‘The Poorest Waltz,' the second song on the album. There’s gonna be a video for that as well that will be a shot towards the middle of October. So yeah, a couple of videos from My Dying Bride are coming soon as well.

The Manuscript’s tracks will be similar in length to those included on 'A Map Of All Our Failures.' When we had 13 songs on the computer we were looking at three to four of them, and they were 7:47 which was a bit of a coincidence. We don’t know how or why that happened, but that was the case. There are probably a couple on the EP which are 7:47 as well. A song’s over when it’s over, and the evidence of that is 'The Barghest O’ Whitby.' We don’t try to aim for a three-and-a-half minute track to get a bit of radio airplay – that will never happen from My Dying Bride. If a song happens to be over in three-and-a-half minutes, that’s fine. That was just how it should be, but we never purposely try to write a song with any specific length. We all contribute and when we’re all happy that the song’s over – whether it’s three minutes or 30 minutes – it’s as simple as that.

Read the full interview with My Dying Bride over at Metal Forces.


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