My Dying Bride Finish New Album

It looks like My Dying Bride have finished their new album. Aaron Stainthorpe recently confirmed the news on Facebook and said the band will let fans know when an official release date is set.

Here’s Stainthorpe’s full statement:

“It is complete! The new album from My Dying Bride! It has taken quite some time to put together but it is now finished and is with Nuclear Blast as I write this. There is no release date as yet but rest assured we will let you know once we find out. This album is a luxurious journey into a realm only MDB know how to create. It has the most lavish production of any of our past offerings and the sound is utterly stunning; aggressive, beautiful and layered with harmonic melancholy like never before. There is beauty here with slender moments of delicate hope enriched with violins and cello and the stunning voice of special guest Lindy-Fay Hella from Wardruna. And there is utter madness and anger with visceral death metal vocals lending a fearful edge to this dramatic opus. You will not be disappointed!! Cheers, Aaron.”

New My Dying Bride Box Set “A Harvest Of Dread” To Be Released In May

Peaceville will be releasing a new My Dying Bride box set titled “A Harvest Of Dread” on May 24. It will come with a deluxe 12-inch 92-page hardback book featuring interviews with current and former members of the band and more. The book will also include a foreword by Tom G. Warrior (Triptykon, Celtic Frost, etc.). Furthermore, the set will also come with five discs featuring rarities, early works, previously unheard pre-production demos, band favorites, and live tracks.

Track Listing:

CD 1:

01. “Vast Choirs”
02. “The Thrash Of Naked Limbs”
03. “The Snow In My Hands”
04. “Black Voyage”
05. “Apocalypse Woman”
06. “The Light At The End Of The World”
07. “Feel The Misery”

CD 2:

01. “Like A Perpetual Funeral”
02. “Two Winters Only”
03. “My Hope, The Destroyer”
04. “I Cannot Be Loved”
05. “A Doomed Lover”
06. “You Are Not The One Who Loves Me”
07. “And Then You Go”

CD 3 – Early releases And Pre-Production Tracks:

01. “Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium” (demo)
02. “Vast Choirs” (demo)
03. “The Grief Of Age” (demo)
04. “Catching Feathers” (demo)
05. “God Is Alone”
06. “De Sade Soliloquy”
07. “The Bitterness And The Bereavement”
08. “The Sexuality Of Bereavement”
09. “A Sea To Suffer In”
10. “From Darkest Skies”
11. “Your Shameful Heaven”
12. “The Cry Of Mankind” (studio instrumental)

CD 4 – Pre-productions And Rarities:

01. “All Swept Away”
02. “Like Gods Of The Sun”
03. “The Whore, The Cook, The Mother”
04. “An Unforgettable Journey”
05. “I Believe”
06. “On Monolith”
07. “Glorious Midnight”
08. “The Fool”
09. “The Child Of Eternity”
10. “Scarborough Fair”
11. “Failure”
12. “Hollow Cathedra”

CD 5 – Live in Voorst, The Netherlands 1997:

01. “From Darkest Skies”
02. “The Cry Of Mankind”
03. “The Dark Caress”
04. “For You”
05. “A Kiss To Remember”
06. “Like Gods Of The Sun”
07. “All Swept Away”
08. “Your Shameful Heaven”

My Dying Bride Part Ways With Drummer Shaun Steels

My Dying Bride have parted ways with drummer Shaun Steels “due to unresolvable drumming issues.” Jeff Singer (ex-Paradise Lost, etc.) will be taking his place.

The band said the following:

“Jeff Singer to drum new My Dying Bride album!!

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!!”

My Dying Bride’s Aaron Stainthorpe Opens Up About 5-Year-Old Daughter’s Cancer Diagnosis

Back in 2017, My Dying Bride cancelled some dates and went on a bit of hiatus for what Aaron Stainthorpe said was “a severe and fearful illness that has struck a family member of my immediate family.” Now, the vocalist has revealed that his five-year-old daughter was sadly battling cancer at the time.

Stainthorpe said the following:

“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.

After the worst year of our lives, and stress beyond belief, we were gifted the news that so many other people never get; she is clear. She has beaten one of the cruellest of Gods bitter and loveless creations. Despite this positive outcome, there will be years of tests and potential complications which may result in many returns to hospital. I will fear for her every day for the rest of my life and hope that when I finally go to my grave she will be a strong and forthright woman.

We really need to thank the wonderful people at the NHS Childrens Hospital in Leeds for everything they have done and also the wonderful Candlelighters, childrens cancer charity for their endless and loving support.

The band took a small hiatus at the devastating news but gradually began to muster forces and start work on the next LP which we can happily tell you all, is well under way and in fact, is almost complete. I have not taken part in any writing as yet but will return to the fold this week, pen in hand and a new focus and eagerness to fulfil my role as wordsmith and vocalist for this remarkable band. We have returned!


Godflesh To Replace My Dying Bride At 2018 Maryland Deathfest

Since My Dying Bride have cancelled all their upcoming dates, including an appearance at the 2018 Maryland Deathfest, festival organizers have recruited Godflesh to take their place. That event will take place on May 24-27 in Baltimore, MD.

My Dying Bride Shoot Down Breakup Rumors

After My Dying Bride cancelled their appearances at various European festivals including: Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Madrid Is The Dark, Aalborg Metal Festival, and HRH Doom vs. HRH Stoner, rumors of a breakup started to surface. The band have now denied the rumors, and revealed that the cancellations came as a result of a family emergency.

Aaron Stainthorpe said the following:

“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!


Aaron Stainthorpe”

My Dying Bride Sign With Nuclear Blast

My Dying Bride have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band are currently working on a new album, and plan to perform “Turn Loose The Swans” in full at the Roadburn Festival on April 22.


Here’s an official press release:


For 27 years, My Dying Bride Official uk from West Yorkshire have been the voice of the hopeless and broken, combining haunting sounds with crushing misery and melancholy. With their signature sound they’ve shaped the doom metal scene more than any other act, and integrated both soft violin melodies and violent death metal growls into their music, whilst always staying strictly loyal to themselves. Since the early nineties, the band’s masterminds and founding members Andrew Craighan and Aaron Stainthorpe forged beautiful grief into twelve studio albums with songs of epic length.

However for their 13th release, the band is now bound for new horizons and proudly announces their signing to Nuclear Blast Records!

Singer and lyricist Aaron Stainthorpe comments:

“It is with great pleasure that MY DYING BRIDE can announce they will be joining forces with the formidable Nuclear Blast Records in early 2017 and have already begun working on material for the next LP and singles. It is no secret that Nuclear Blast have 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.

Since MY DYING BRIDE rarely leave their damp catacombs to perform live rituals, each show is a highlight in itself and on April 22nd, the Brits will expose their legendary album Turn Loose The Swans in its entire length at Roadburn Festival. Together with Shaun ‘Winter’ Taylor-Steels on drums and a special backdrop lighting, the band will haunt the Dutch stage and deliver a truly unique experience.