Portuguese metallers Ava Inferi will support the Kings Of Doom, namely My Dying Bride, on their 20th anniversary "Albion In Ruin" Tour 2011.
Announced dates are as follows:
May 18 - London, UK - The Electric Ballroom
May 19 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy
May 20 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfren Hall
May 21 - Dublin, Ireland - The Village
May 22 - Belfast, UK - The Spring & Airbrake
2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the UK doom titans My Dying Bride, and to commemorate two decades of doom & gloom, the band embarked upon a project to re-work familiar melodies & themes from My Dying Bride's extensive catalogue into long, flowing symphonic compositions, including new vocals & passages from Aaron Stainthorpe. These arrangements have been brought to life in co-operation with keyboard maestro Johnny Maudling (of Bal-Sagoth fame) & will be released as Evinta, as both a 2 disc & special 3 disc set, each disc its own sprawling classical work spanning a large period of My Dying Bride's album material. The 3 disc set will also be accompanied by a specially limited 72 page hardback book featuring rare images & photographs from the band's personal archive from over the years.
UK metallers My Dying Bride have issued the short following update on their official website:
"My Dying Bride have been busy in the Future Works studio, recording material for a new EP release, titled "Bring Me Victory". Two covers, one of the traditional "Scarborough Fair" and a cover of "Failure" by the Swans, will be part of this new EP. A new video has been completed as well to support the release.
An October release date has been pencilled in but this may be put back a little depending on how the last days of recording go!
British doom metal band My Dying Bride has announced the following statement about some line-up changes:
"Katie is no longer taking part in My Dying Bride. After confirming to play all of the shows we presently have booked she decided she did not want to do them, stating the reason being as "I want to concentrate on my career". She is presently a part time psychology student. So make of that what you will.
The kind chap who came in to replace her is called Shaun Macgowan. He has been rehearsing with us for no time at all and has shown great commitment already. He will not be being classed as a full time member until he has passed his probationary period with us, which is now 30 years. If you would like to welcome Shaun in the only way MDB fans can, that would be a great test of his character. And by 'the only way' I mean to complain that he is not Martin. For ever.
"For Lies I Sire" is the title of the forthcoming opus of My Dying Bride, their tenth studio album. No official release date has yet been given, but we have been given a glimpse of what is to come in the album title and the track list, which reads as follows:
01. Fall With Me
02. My Body, A Funeral
03. The Lies I Sire
04. Bring Me Victory
05. Echoes From A Hollow Soul
07. Santuario Di Sangue
08. A Chapter in Loathing
09. Death Triumphant
My Dying Bride would like to formally announce the new keyboard/violinist, Katie Stone.
"We will have a full profile update and pictures as soon as the band has time from the gigs/studio work they are presently engaged in. Katie is also involved in the new studio album. More as we get it."
Peaceville Records is proud to announce the extension of their partnership with My Dying Bride, widely regarded as purveyors of the best genre-defining Doom/Gothic Metal since the early days of Peaceville. Long may it continue!
On signing the new deal Andrew Craighan commented "We've been with Peaceville since the release of our very first album way back in 1992 and it's a pleasure to announce that we'll continue working together for the coming future, as we feel there is a great understanding etween ourselves & Peaceville moving forward, and both look forward to bringing more crushing
doom your way soon".
The new My Dying Bride live CD/DVD set, An Ode to Woe is available now and the band are currently underway with recording their highly-anticipated follow-up to 2006's album, A Line of Deathless Kings with long-time producer, Mags.
This just in: My Dying Bride have entered the studio to start recording for their next album. Pre-production has started last week and they gone into full studio at mode at Futureworks in Manchester, with Mags once again at the wheel.
According to guitarist Andrew Craighan, there are no song or album titles yet, but the feel of the album is, in his words "heading for empty and bleak with flashes of rage".
The entire My Dying Bride concert from April 20 at Paradiso, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) can now be watched at the video archive of the online concert channel Fabchannel, here. This means you can watch the show whenever you want, as often as you want, for free.
A lot more Paradiso concerts of all different kinds of bands can be found at the same location by clicking Archive.
Original bassist Adrian Jackson of My Dying Bride has left the band. He's left for a future in the USA and doesn't seem to have plans for My Dying Bride. He annouced his departure to the band on the 5th January.
Here is a statement by My Dying Bride:
"We have parted in good faith and wish him luck with his new life out there. It has absolutely no effect on any of the gigs we have confirmed. We have already rehearsed his replacement to gig readiness and she is looking forward to playing for the first time in My Dying Bride. More on his replacement, Lena, soon.
Secondly we have had to replace long term stand in drummer / thunder truck / Uberlunatic John Bennet due to his work commitments. He is saddened by the fact he cannot drum for My Dying Bride anymore as are we, but we understand that we all have to make a living and wish him luck too in his job.
According to the band, sadly Shaun Steels 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. His statement below:
"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."
MDB would 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.
Doom/Death Metallers My Dying Bride have posted a new video online. The video is of their new song 'Deeper Down' which comes from the band's upcoming album "A Line Of Deathless Kings". Deeper Down was also the first single from the album. The video was directed by Charlie Granberg.
Here is a comment by Granberg about the video:
"The video 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."