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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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Moonspell And My Dying Bride To Tour Europe

Portuguese Gothic metal icons Moonspell and British death/doom veterans My Dying Bride has announced that they will be embarking on a tour across Europe next September and October, dubbed the "Vltima Ratio Fest 2022." Rounding up this hugely impressive bill will be Norwegian progressive Viking metal stalwarts Borknagar, Finnish history buffs Wolfheart and Texan melodic death/doom band Hinayana.

The tour dates are as follows:

29.09.2022 Frankfurt (Germany) - Batschkapp
30.09.2022 Leipzig (Germany) - Hellraiser

01.10.2022 Antwerp (Belgium) - Trix
02.10.2022 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) - Den Atelier
03.10.2022 Paris (France) - Elysee Montmatre
04.10.2022 Lyon (France) - Transbordeur
05.10.2022 Pratteln (Switzerland) - Z7
06.10.2022 Stuttgart (Germany) - LKA
07.10.2022 Geiselwind (Germany) - Music Hall
08.10.2022 Munich (Germany) - Backstage Werk
09.10.2022 Brno (Czech Republic) - Sono
10.10.2022 Budapest (Hungary) - Barba Negra
11.10.2022 Vienna (Austria) - Arena
12.10.2022 Wroclaw (Poland) - A2
13.10.2022 Berlin (Germany) - Kesselhaus
14.10.2022 Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
15.10.2022 Oberhausen (Germany) - Turbinenhalle 2
16.10.2022 Utrecht (The Netherlands) - Ronda

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My Dying Bride Shares New Music Video

Today, the kindred of Yorkshire raise the curtains: Their new MLP "Macabre Cabaret", following the band's highly acclaimed album "The Ghost Of Orion" (March 6th) is out today!

Singer Aaron Stainthorpe states:
"The latest offering from Yorkshire's finest merchants of misery features new music composed in the style the band have made their own over three decades which continues their relevance within the scene today. Macabre Cabaret is as menacing and brooding as it is beautiful and melancholic with crushing guitar riffs sailing side by side with emotive piano pieces and vocals to suit all flavours. The stunning artwork captures the image of the band perfectly offering a visual interpretation of the aural devastation that is My Dying Bride."

To celebrate the news, the band unveils a video for the titletrack today, which can be viewed below, as long with a new interview Aaron Stainthorpe did with Metal Underground.

Aaron Stainthorpe adds:
"The new video from My Dying Bride offers a visual treat for lovers of gothic menace and doom-heavy art. A narrative shot in various locations is cut with scenes of the band members doing what they do best – performing their music. A provocative story is played out to sombre overtones with a climax sitting well inside the shadows of malice as the band are dramatised in silhouette shade and smoky aplomb." More...

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Many Suffer (Ex-My Dying Bride) Premiere New Song

Many Suffer - featuring ex-My Dying Bride guitarist Calvin Robertshaw - premiere a new song and lyric video for "The Trees Die Standing". The song is taken from their upcoming new album "The Strangest of Beasts", which will be out in stores December 11, 2020 via Bandcamp.

Check out now "The Trees Die Standing" below.


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Ustkara Ghost (My Dying Bride, Etc.) Premiere Song

Daniel Neagoe (Clouds, Aeonian Sorrow) and Shaun Macgowan (My Dying Bride) have joined forces in a new side project called Ustkara Ghost. Today they premiere a new song entitled "Drown (In The Black Well)", taken from their new album "Consuming The Abyss", out now via Bandcamp.

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My Dying Bride Premiere New Song & Music Video

My Dying Bride premiere a new song and music video entitled "A Secret Kiss", taken from their upcoming new three-song EP "Macabre Cabaret", which will be out in stores November 20th, 2020 via Nuclear Blast.

Check out now "A Secret Kiss" below.


Tells frontman Aaron Stainthorpe about the new outing: More...

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My Dying Bride Posts New Music Video Online

Doom legends My Dying Bride unleashed their new album "The Ghost Of Orion" last week and today the band are releasing the official video for "To Outlive The Gods." Directed by Hal Sinden, the video features frontman Aaron Stainthorpe and tells the tale of a doomed love story. You can check it out below.

Aaron commented on the track: "When passion is so strong and so driven, even the Gods will be put to shame." More...

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My Dying Bride Premiere New Song & Lyric Video

My Dying Bride premiere a new song and lyric video "Tired of Tears", taken from their upcoming new album "The Ghost of Orion", which will be out in stores March 6 via Nuclear Blast.

Check out now "Tired of Tears" below.

Explains singer Aaron Stainthorpe of the track: More...

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My Dying Bride Posts Behind The Scenes Video

British doom legends My Dying Bride recently released the official video for "Your Broken Shore," the first single from their upcoming 13th studio album, "The Ghost Of Orion." Directed by James Sharrock (Slipknot, Behemoth, Soundwave Festival) and with influences including the British psychological horror movie Kill List, the themes are dark and the imagery perfectly aligned with the crushingly desolate mood of the track. Partly filmed in a valley in the depths of Yorkshire during a cold November evening, the video saw frontman Aaron plunging himself into ice cold waters for the sake of his art. Find out more about the making of the video and how it all came together below.

"Your Broken Shore" is taken from the upcoming album "The Ghost Of Orion," which will be out on 6th March on CD, black 2LP Gatefold, white 2LP Gatefold, red 2LP Gatefold and picture disc 2LP. More...

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My Dying Bride Reveals New Album Details

Like a phoenix from the ashes, a legend rises again in 2020. My Dying Bride went through some tough times last year and fought many struggles along the way, but now the British doom metal band are proud to announce their new studio album The Ghost Of Orion for 6th March 2020.

The new My Dying Bride record is the product of a vibrantly creative band that is more than willing to build on their past successes. The band commented:

"A new album for a new era of My Dying Bride with fresh faces and a more accessible style compared to some of their past, highly technical releases. 'The Ghost of Orion' features compositions not only of epic proportions but of intimate quality too, from death metal vocals to the pained cries of a vocalist in longing, the L.P. will raise and fall like the beautiful landscape of Yorkshire in which it was recorded. With layer upon layer of guitars both heavy and harmonic, Andrew Craighan has created a rich soundscape that is beautifully epic, enhanced with violins and keys from Shaun MacGowan along with the ominous murmur of cello from acclaimed cellist Jo Quail. And speaking of guest artists, the wondrous voice of Lindy-Fay Hella (Wardruna) adds an ethereal beauty to the album.

"Adding his particular style of drumming this time round is Jeff Singer whose percussion exploits have elevated the bands’ rhythm section to another level aided by the effortlessly stylish Lena Abe on bass guitar. Aaron Stainthorpe delivers a compelling and often disturbing performance with his own particular style of vocals offering sincere eulogies along with the visceral carnage of a soul in pain, with poetic lyrics of a quality not often seen in this genre. This collection of songs is the bands most brilliant yet, honing 30 years of experience into the well crafted offering that is 'The Ghost of Orion'." More...

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74 More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2020

The organisers of Belgium's premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting have confirmed a further 74 bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed bands joining previously announced headliners Judas Priest and Iron Maiden will be hard rock pioneers Deep Purple, nu metal favourites Korn, Chicago stars Disturbed, the recently reunited Mercyful Fate, California's own, Deftones and pop punk stars The Offspring. The festival will take place across four days from 18th-21st of June.

The lineup (in alphabetical order) is now as follows: More...

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Godthrymm Premiere New Song & Live Studio Clip

U.K. doom trio Godthrymm premiere a new song and live studio clip "We Are the Dead".

Check it out now below.

Godthrymm founder and guitarist/vocalist Hamish Glencross (ex-My Dying Bride, Vallenfyre and Solstice) explains: More...

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My Dying Bride Replaces Drummer

British doom metal veterans My Dying Bride has announced that they have parted company with drummer Shaun Steels. In his place comes former Paradise Lost drummer Jeff Singer. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"My Dying Bride have recently had to part ways with Shaun Steels due to unresolvable drumming issues. Jeff Singer (Kill2This, Paradise Lost and Blaze amongst others) has kindly agreed to step in. Since Jeff’s addition the album has (musically) been completed and pre-production is now going great guns, lyrics and vocals are understandably still in the making but the band can prepare for the studio professionally now having 90% of the music in place and all drums complete."

A quote from the band simply says "Jeff has been a light in a dark room, he breathlessly and seamlessly plays with the new music and intuitively seems to know what we're asking for, he has removed a lot of unnecessary pressure from the band in an already testing time. At last something good happens” There are no definite recording dates as yet and still no song titles or album title. But it appears the band is forging forward.

"Merry Christmas indeed!!"

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My Dying Bride Working On New Material

My Dying Bride vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe has checked in with fans explaining why the band hasn't been performing since cancelling a string of shows last year. Sadly, the singer has been dealing with an awful personal issue, but has positive updates not just for himself and his family, but also has confirmed that My Dying Bride are working on material for a new album. His message reads as follows:

“Many of you have been wondering what has happened to the band since we cancelled all our shows back in late 2017. Well, here is the answer.

"In September 2017 my beautiful little daughter, just five years old, was diagnosed with cancer. This event devastated the whole family as well as close friends and of course all of My Dying Bride and related colleagues. A black hole of worry and panic opened up before me and I was fearful of what was to come. The horror that surrounds this terrible disease is real and brutal and relentless.

"The highly destructive but very necessary poison that is chemotherapy was started and after a time, surgery removed the main tumour but it had spread. Early 2018 a second major operation was needed to finally get rid of the visible mass but cells were still in her body so radiotherapy took place to destroy these. The side-effects of both chemo and radio therapies left her a broken and sorry little thing and my heart was aching like never before. As the father of a deeply sick child, I was on the brink of total implosion. More...

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Godthrymm Premiere New Song "A Grand Reclamation"

Godthrymm - featuring Hamish Glencross (Vallenfyre, ex-My Dying Bride, ex-Solstice) on vocals and guitar, Chaz Netherwood (ex-Solstice) on guitar, Shaun Taylor-Steels (My Dying Bride) on drums, and Rich Mumford (Malediction) on bass - premiere their very first song titled "A Grand Reclamation", taken from their upcoming debut EP, which will be out in stores on several different formats early next year.

Check out now "A Grand Reclamation" below.

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My Dying Bride Vocalist Denies Breakup Rumours

My Dying Bride vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe has addressed recent rumours that the band is breaking up after the band were forced to cancel upcoming live shows and some cryptic statuses were posted on their Facebook page. He has issued a statement on the group's official page which reads as follows:

"I would like to quash some recent rumours regarding the demise of My Dying Bride in the light of our previous statements. We most certainly are NOT splitting up and in fact are vigorously composing the next album right now. The reason we have had to cancel a run of shows is due to a severe and fearful illness that has struck a member of my immediate family for which I have now dedicated all my time until signs of improvement. The other five members of the band however are working hard to produce the next opus which will be our debut for new label partners Nuclear Blast and will be released in 2018. I will do my part when the time comes and I can assure fans that it is going to be suitably epic.

"Apologies to all who were looking forward to seeing us perform live but rest assured, we will be back!

"Cheers
"Aaron Stainthorpe"

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Eindhoven Completes 2017 Lineup

With the addition of Czech experimental black metal Master's Hammer, the line-up for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017 is now complete. The ninth edition of Netherlands’ longest-running indoor extreme metal festival will take place on Friday the 15th & Saturday the 16th of December 2017 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven.

The festival is also proud to reveal its day-by-day schedule, which is subject to changes as always. A total of 34 bands will make their appearance at the festival. Regular combi and day tickets are available at the festival website here. The complete line-up per day is as follows:

Friday 15th December 2017

MY DYING BRIDE (UK)
CARPATHIAN FOREST (NO)
BLASPHEMY (CA)
CULT OF FIRE (CZ)
DOOL (NL)
BAPTISM (FI)
DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (AT)
SPASM (CZ)
PENTACLE (NL)
DIABOLICAL (SE)
ENDEZZMA (NO)
ANTROPOMORPHIA (NL)
VERWOED (NL)
HAUNTED (IT)
DYSTOPIA (NL) More...

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Eindhoven Announces More 2017 Bands

My Dying Bride, Ghaals Wyrd, Darkane, The Great Old Ones, Diabolical, Balfor, Mortal Strike, and Haunted have all been added to the line-up of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017.

The ninth edition of Netherlands’ loudest festival will take place on Friday the 15th & Saturday the 16th of December 2017, once again at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven. More bands will be announced soon!

The current line-up is shaping up as follows: More...

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My Dying Bride Inks Deal With Nuclear Blast

For 27 years, My Dying Bride from West Yorkshire have been the voice of the hopeless and broken, combining haunting sounds with crushing misery and melancholy. With a signature sound, the group has shaped the doom metal scene like barely any other act and integrated both soft violin melodies and violent death metal growls into the music.

Ssince the early Nineties, band masterminds and founding members Andrew Craighan and Aaron Stainthorpe have forged beautiful grief into twelve studio albums with songs of epic length. However for their 13th release, they are now bound for new horizons and proudly announce signing to Nuclear Blast Records.

Singer and lyricist Aaron Stainthorpe comments: "It is with great pleasure that My Dying Bride can announces joining forces with the formidable Nuclear Blast Records in early 2017 and has already begun working on material for the next LP and singles. It is no secret that Nuclear Blast continued to expand greatly over the years, signing epic bands from all corners of the world and giving them the chance they deserve to make something of themselves in the ever expanding metal scene. And it’s time that My Dying Bride came along for the ride. We are hoping that this wedding between a very solid label and a well-established act will bear fruit of mighty proportions in the exciting years to come!" More...

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Wacken 2015 CD/DVD Set Announced

Just in time for 2016's Wacken Open Air that will see another 75,000 metalheads having the time of their lives, UDR Music is pleased to announce the release of "Live At Wacken 2015 - 26 Years Louder Than Hell.

This double CD/DVD (or BluRay) set is hitting North American stores on August 26th. Transport yourself back to 2015's stellar lineup with over 120 bands on eight stages. The full track listing is as follows:

DVD1 / Blu-ray1:
01. JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller
02. IN FLAMES - Paralyzed
03. IN FLAMES - Everything's Gone
04. AMORPHIS - My Kantele
05. AMORPHIS - Magic And Mayhem
06. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger
07. RUNNING WILD - Riding The Storm
08. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm
09. BEYOND THE BLACK - Songs Of Love And Death
10. ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ - Horsemen
11. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field
12. ANNIHILATOR - Creepin' Again
13. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell
14. DEATH ANGEL - Voracious Soul
15. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive
16. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
17. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars
18. SABATON - To Hell And Back
19. SABATON - Night Witches
20. DANKO JONES - The Twisting Knife
21. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret
22. ULI JON ROTH - Dark Lady
23. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer
24. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion
25. EUROPE - War Of Kings
26. EUROPE - The Second Day More...

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1985-1995: The Golden Age of Death Metal

Death should be credited with creating death metal, at least the old school style we recognize now, as they birthed the infamous Tampa, Florida sound. Bands such as Autopsy and Obituary—two of the forerunners—would not exist without Death. Death is not the true father of death metal, though. That distinction goes to Possessed. The California Bay Area group not only played a style of brutal, vicious metal, with loads of Satanic imagery, they also coined the term “death metal” on the “Seven Churches” album.

Around 1985, albums similar to “Slowly We Rot” (Obituary) and “Mental Funeral” (Autopsy) simply did not exist. Thrash was the fasted, craziest music around. Of course Possessed has already been mentioned, but the influence of Slayer, who obviously influenced Possessed, can not be under recognized. Where Possessed was different was they used a rougher production. Dark Angel, whose drummer, Gene Hoglan, would go on to be one of the most heralded drummers in the metal biz, certainly showed a good dose of Slayer in their sound. In the beginning, Slayer was nothing more than a faster, nefarious, more solo-oriented Venom protégé. More...

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