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My Dying Bride - Cancel All Live Activities Until Further Notice


Due to tensions within the ranks, doom metal icons My Dying Bride have decided to cease with live activities for an indefinite period of time. More can be read in the band's statement below.

Full statement fro, the group as follows: "The production of this latest album was arduous and challenging to such an extent that it has revealed fractures within the band. These tensions had already been observed during the creation of the previous 2 albums and were only exacerbated during the Covid period. Over the past few months, they have intensified, causing a profound sense of discontent among the band members. The resulting stress and the pervasive feeling of burnout, along with the physical and mental malaise it creates, necessitated a period of time off which unfortunately impacts on live shows.

"The reason for the lack of an official statement until now is because the band has truly hoped to resolve these internal issues and perform some shows this year while trying find a resolution in time to satisfy all parties involved. Sadly, this resolution is yet to be found.

"Regrettably, a lack of understanding and poor communication from our professional partners has resulted in an untimely and chaotic mess from which a recovery is challenging. However, the promoters have now been officially contacted and it is hoped that steps can be taken to minimise the impact on you all.cWe apologise for keeping you in the dark, but these are indeed challenging times."






In a recent interview with Brazil's Headbangers News, guitarist Andrew Craighan explains situation: "I'm sorry. I really, really don't have a real answer for that. To try and give you some understanding that My Dying Bride is not a full-time band. We all have very much normal jobs and sadly that drags on our time, as you can imagine. And, obviously, it means we have to ask permission to leave work and all those kind of things. So that's one difficulty. And also the distance, because we would need more than one gig for the promoters to make it make sense and all those kinds of things. So the sad and real answer is I don't have an answer. But on the plus side on this, if there is a light at the end of this well, we do think about it. We do try, and our agent does listen to various promoters and tries to get things going. But like everybody else, we're at the mercy of how it all works and how our professional jobs keep us sort of - not necessarily held back, but it's all got to align."

He added: "I mean, we have some problems to sort out. Some people have some personal problems that we need to sort of overcome. It's not insurmountable… I know people are concerned because obviously people, they care for the band in ways that we didn't expect. But I reckon we'll be okay. Everything's a little bit messy right now. We have some things that we have to organize and iron out, let's say, but it's not insurm
ountable."

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: My Dying Bride
Posted: 28.05.2024 by Bad English


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28.05.2024 - 19:36
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
It's sad, I thought they can live from music, most earning doom death band. Dad it came, van it be end? Can we see Aaron Stainthorpe and doom bell tolling ensambe playing classic MDB
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28.05.2024 - 19:58
Opethian
Damn. I get it though.
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28.05.2024 - 21:32
Khold Baroness
If a band like this one have to ask for permission to regular jobs . So , music and really good bands are doomed
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28.05.2024 - 21:36
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Khold Baroness on 28.05.2024 at 21:32

If a band like this one have to ask for permission to regular jobs . So , music and really good bands are doomed

They can do full time music job, needs tour 250 days per year. They are big but in doom metal word, I believe you cat mske living, just extra money
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28.05.2024 - 22:23
nephilim80
Yeah i mean... all things taken into consideration....

- Even if their cachet is good, it's split between 6 members plus road crew.
- They don't tour a lot so this income is not very considerable.
- Record and merch sales i reckon is probably worse now than ever.
- So touring becomes even more vital for bands if they want to be 100% in it. And since they don't tour much...

Damn, i thought this new album would see them stabilize.
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