Ask Andrew: MY DYING BRIDE Invites Fans To Send Questions For Guitarist Andrew Craighan
August 4, 2015, 6 years ago
Peaceville Records and My Dying Bride are now welcoming fan-submitted questions for an upcoming filmed interview with band co-founder, composer and guitarist, Andrew Craighan. He will answer (just about) all you've ever wanted to know regarding the band's present and past albums, history and interests, and likely anything relating to the words 'doom' and 'metal’.
Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, August 10th and the top selections will be answered in full and detailed glory.
My Dying Bride’s latest opus and 12th full studio album, Feel The Misery, is set for release on September 18th via Peaceville Records. The album’s lead track, “And My Father Left Forever”, is streaming below.
Vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe commented: "It is a picture of fallen bodies and broken limbs and the despair of having to collect them all up carefully, as they are your kinfolk, and place them gently together back into the earth from where they came."
With crushing epic doom spanning eight tracks, and featuring the return of original guitarist Calvin Robertshaw to the fold, this is undoubtedly amongst the band’s heaviest, darkest, and most majestic works to date, marking My Dying Bride’s 25th anniversary in punishing style, with the title track also set to feature as the album’s debut video.
Feel The Misery sees a notable return to the band’s old haunt, Academy Studios in Dewsbury West Yorkshire for recording, where all of My Dying Bride’s classic early albums were produced. Mixing once more takes place at Futureworks in Manchester UK with the band’s long-time studio engineer/producer, Mags.
The band comments on the themes of Feel The Misery: “Contained within are all the grandeur and mastery of the melancholic one would expect to find on a recording from this group of musicians. The crushing of hearts and the solemn farewells to friends and lovers twinned with the destruction of flesh and the passions of cruelty are laid neatly for the listener to devour and savor. Eight new compositions detailing the path of life through dark doors and the burdens we all must endure simply to make it to the end, My Dying Bride have returned with a foreboding new album which may enlighten, delight and consume the soul in one epic sitting.”
Feel The Misery will be released on CD, vinyl, plus a special edition 2CD/2x10” vinyl set in deluxe earbook format, with exclusive music and expanded booklet.
Feel The Misery tracklisting:
“And My Father Left Forever”
“To Shiver In Empty Halls”
“A Cold New Curse”
“Feel The Misery”
“A Thorn Of Wisdom”
“I Celebrate Your Skin”
“I Almost Loved You”
“Within A Sleeping Forest”
My Dying Bride has been the leading light of doom metal since their debut album As The Flower Withers was released on Peaceville Records back in 1992. The band's heavy atmospherics and expertly crafted compositions make them among the most essential and legendary acts of the gothic doom/death genre.