00:03 - Korah Yeah, MS ratings on new albums are totally f****ed! You just have to watch ratings from 2000 and ratings from 2016! Metal was'nt so much better than today releases.
23:53 - Czerny Reiter There's a dearth of reviewers on the site and most of what gets reviewed ends up getting a good grade (on the grounds that pro-bono reviewers mostly review what appeals to them).
23:48 - Overrwatcher I feel as if SSUS's review backlash is a perfect example of this. When he gave a 2/10 people didn't say much. When he gave a 9/10 people questioned his review integrity.
23:42 - Overrwatcher I will always bring up BMTH's "There Is A Hell" in this regard. Very well received literally everywhere but MS. Here it's one of the lowest rated albums in the database.
23:38 - Overrwatcher Bands can put out similar quality records to 10 years ago yet get over 1 point less. People have been much more negative recently. And MS also seems to shit on some albums at random.
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."
The English Doom/Death Metallers have just announced the release of a new My Dying Bride album, and details such as track lists, etc, but now the artwork for the new album 'A Line Of Deathless Kings' has been posted online. You can view the artwork here.
Also, My Dying Bride have announced that they will be releasing the track 'Deeper Down' as a single. It will contain the song, a special edited version, another new track 'The Child of Eternity' and a live version of 'A Kiss To Remember'. The cover artwork for the single, can be viewed here.
The release dates for the single and album have also been announced. The single will be released on September the 18th, 2006 and the album on October the 9th, 2006.
U.K. doom metallers My Dying Bride have set the tentative track listing for their new album. 'A Line of Deathless Kings' is the title of the forthcoming album. Recorded in Academy Studios and mixed at Chapel Studios, the album will feature nine tracks, with the following titles:
01. To Remain Tombless (6:06)
02. L'Amour Detruit (9:08)
03. I Cannot Be Loved (7:04)
04. And I Walk With Them (6:37)
05. Thy Raven Wings (5:22)
06. Love's Intolerable Pain (6:14)
07. One of Beauty's Daughters (5:40)
08. Deeper Down (6:28)
09. The Blood, The Wine, The Roses (8:21)
My Dying Bride have posted some new tour dates on their official website:
Jun. 24 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium
Jul. 22 - Metal Camp - Tolmin, Slovenia
Jul. 29 - Metalway Festival - Gernika, Spain
Aug. 19 - Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbuehl, Germany - main stage
Aug. 26 - Hole In The Sky - Bergen, Norway
Sep. 30 - Bloodstock Festival @ Assembly Rooms - Derby, UK - headliner
Oct. 07 - Yeni Melek Gosteri Merkezi - Istanbul, Turkey
My Dying Bride are still hard at work in the studio recording their next album. So far five songs have been written and recorded but no track names or a title for the album have been announced yet. John (drummer from The Prophecy) has been filling in for Shaun Taylor-Steels behind the kit for the album (as he has been doing on My Dying Bride's live shows) as Shaun is still recovering from his ankle injury.
MY DYING BRIDE have uploaded screenshots from their video for the track "The Blue Lotus" at this location. The clip, which was directed and conceived by David Palzer, will be included on the group's upcoming "Sinamorata" DVD, tentatively due early summer via Peaceville. In addition to the "The Blue Lotus" video, "Sinamorata" will include live footage (12 songs) shot on November 2, 2003 in Antwerpen, Belgium, as well as backstage extras, the "Prize of Beauty" promotional clip, two videos made by MY DYING BRIDE fans ("Hope the Destroyer" and "My Wine In Silence") and a photo gallery featuring fan-created artwork inspired by the band's music.
My Dying Bride are busying themselves preparing for their next full-length DVD release, planned for spring 2005. They are working with David Palser again to produce a new video clip exclusively for this release. The track is "The Blue Lotus" and "it is going to be a stunning work," according to a posting on the group's web site. "A great new photo shoot by Lady Morgana has also been completed, which shows the band like you have never seen them before. Expect to be amazed. The previously available DVD, 'For Darkest Eyes', has been repackaged and will be available at a special price from March. If that wasn't enough, we're also expecting the writing of a new studio album for 2006 release."
MY DYING BRIDE's video for the song "The Prize Of Beauty" has been posted online here (courtesy of Launch.com).
An eagerly awaited return to film for the band, the clip was shot over two days using the famous Rio's nightclub in Bradford as a studio. Using one of the band's massive backdrops, the main dancing space of the club was reportedly transformed into an area lit and set for video filming.
"The Prize Of Beauty" comes off MY DYING BRIDE's eighth album, "Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light", available now through Peaceville Records.
Recorded at Academy Studios under the watchful eye of Mags, "Songs of Darkness, Words of Light" features what is being described as the six-piece band's most commercial song to date — the graceful "My Wine In Silence". Album artwork was conceived by Andy Green, who has previously worked with the band on 1996's "Like Gods of the Sun"
We are very proud to announce that we've licensed the upcoming My Dying Album from Peaceville for Vinyl. It will be released in Gatefold and Limited to 1,000 copies. Release date for the Vinyl is March, 29th.
"Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light" is the eighth studio album for the band and has been described as a work of epically dark proportions. Majestic and downright heavy, the songs are bonded with a strong central gloom that runs throughout.
The artwork was designed by Andy Green (who also designed the cover for Like Gods of the Sun), and the album was recorded and mixed with Mags, at Academy Studio in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
Infinite Vinyl Series is a The End Records imprint, specializing in releasing out-of-print and new releases on vinyl.
English doom metallers MY DYING BRIDE have set March 9th as the release date for their forthcoming album, "Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light". MY DYING BRIDE are currently completing work on their first video in nearly five years, for the album track "The Price of Beauty".
MY DYING BRIDE and GRIMFIST are the latest two bands confirmed for the 2004 edition of the Inferno Metal Festival, set to take place set to take place April 8-10 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. As previously reported, Norway's MAYHEM and Poland's DECAPITATED are also scheduled to appear at the event.
Limited three-day passes for the price of 666 NOK went on sale November 1 and quickly sold out even before any bands had been announced. Regular tickets are now on sale via www.infernofestival.net.
The whole lineup for the Inferno Metal Festival will be revealed at the kick-off party at John Dee in Oslo on January 24. Toastmaster Geir Kolden (VALHALL) will MC and Britain's RETURN TO THE SABBAT (featuring ex-SKYCLAD singer Martin Walkyier) will perform.
MY DYING BRIDE have set "Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light" as the title for their eighth studio album, due on February 16, 2004 through Peaceville Records.
The follow-up to 2001's "The Dreadful Hours" was recorded and mixed at Academy Studio in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire with producer Mags and is said to " their crowning early '90s album, 'Like Gods Of The Sun', bringing with it a light and shade writing process which has thrown up possibly their most commercial tune to date, the graceful 'My Wine In Silence'."
MY DYING BRIDE are currently working on a promotional video for the track "The Price Of Beauty" with director Andy Green, who was responsible for the artwork on the new CD. In addition, the group filmed their Nov. 2 sell-out show at the Hof ter Lo in Antwerp, Belgium for their second full-length DVD, tentatively slated for a spring 2004 release.