"Aaron's voice and lyrics are perfectly counterpointed by the colossal weight of Andrew Craighan's deep dark guitar, riffs heaving like abandoned warships on stormy seas, tear-jerking twin guitar harmonies embracing like dying lovers..." - Metal Hammer, 9/10
"It's a nuanced gloom, though; elegiac prog, if you will, fluttering doom filled with foreboding and occasional flashes of light, like sunlight piercing grey clouds..." - Classic Rock
"30 years at the doom mill, My Dying Bride remain the last word in oddly life-affirming misery." - Planet Rock, 4/5
"Atmospheric, deliciously dark and crushingly heavy..." - Powerplay Magazine, 9/10
Doom legends MY DYING BRIDE have finally unleashed their new album 'The Ghost Of Orion'!
The band's magnificent 13th studio album was born despite endless hurdles being thrown at the band. From in-studio foibles to members departing to the life-changing after-effects of dealing with a sick family member, the Brits rode it out. 'The Ghost of Orion' posits My Dying Bride back on the proverbial doom-death throne. In fact, they’ve never sounded better.
To celebrate the release of the album, the band have also released new single 'To Outlive The Gods'.
Frontman Aaron Stainthorpe commented on the track: "When passion is so strong and so driven, even the Gods will be put to shame."
Shot by Hal Sinden, the music video for 'To Outlive The Gods' documents a doomed loved story and features frontman Aaron Stainthorpe.
Watch the video on YouTube below:
Watch a behind the scenes trailer for the making of the official video for 'Your Broken Shore': youtu.be/2iNaaoS6GQI
Aaron and Andrew discuss where the new album was recorded and who it was produced by: youtu.be/jNQXR2dqqeE
Aaron and Andrew discuss enlisting Eliran Kantor to create the art for their new album: youtu.be/3w6PRaL0Q8c
Andrew discusses how the line-up changes affected the making of the new album: youtu.be/3w6PRaL0Q8c
Aaron discusses the background to the band's latest single 'Tired Of Tears', as well as revealing how his daughter features on a new track that will be released as part of an EP later this year: youtu.be/52Wi_4Pn9cY
My Dying Bride’s three decades of misery almost came to an end several years ago. Following 2015’s universally lauded Feel the Misery album, vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe’s daughter, just five years old at the time, was diagnosed with cancer. Shocked and heartbroken, Stainthorpe put all band activities on hold while he, his immediate family, and My Dying Bride put their collective energies into eradicating what Stainthorpe called, “the cruellest of God's bitter and loveless creations.” The high hurdles, however, didn’t stop with cancer. In 2018, returning original member and guitarist Calvin Robertshaw texted his departure, effective immediately. No reason was given or explanation provided to anyone. Then, just as My Dying Bride had regrouped after positive news that his daughter was effectively cancer free, returning drummer Shaun Taylor-Steels departed right before the band were slated to enter Mark Mynett’s studio, Mynetaur Productions. Down two members but feeling right as rain, My Dying Bride moved on, mastered the doldrums, recording magnificent new album, The Ghost of Orion, to the joyful tears of fans across the globe, in the process.
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