My Dying Bride, the longstanding pillar of gothic doom, display why they remain so synonymous with the genre, with a three disc voyage leading us through 25 years of the best possible misery in this complete Meisterwerk collection. 'Meisterwerk III' is a triple CD release consisting of three volumes of classic tracks spanning the whole era of the band, plus unusual & rare numbers lifted from My Dying Bride's expansive catalogue. This comprehensive My Dying Bride release chronicles the band's demo days & formative studio recordings up to their acclaimed 2015 doom opus 'Feel the Misery', while taking in the sombre atmospherics of the orchestral brilliance of 'Evinta', and placing their own identifiable stamp on cover versions of tracks by the likes of Portishead, & the traditional English ballad "Scarborough Fair", based upon the town in the band's native county of Yorkshire.
My Dying Bride celebrate their 25th anniversary with Feel The Misery, their 13th studio album. It is a return of sorts, to a place or early inspiration: Academy Studios in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, the birthplace of such albums as Turn Loose The Swans and The Angel & the Dark River, where they defined their depressing, particularly British brand of doom metal…
MY DYING BRIDE's 12th full studio album, "Feel The Misery", will be released on September 18 via Peaceville. 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, U.K. with the band's longtime studio engineer/producer Rob "Mags" Magoolagan. MY DYING BRIDE has been the leading light of doom metal since its debut album, "As The Flower Withers", was released on Peaceville 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.
The new MDB album distinctively combines sumptuous dual guitar melodies and juggernaut dark metal riffs. The doom-laden croon of vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe recites tragic tales over the powerful soundscapes.A Map of All Our Failure is perhaps most effectively summarised by guitarist Andrew Craighan, who describes the album as, "A controlled demolition of all your hopes."The album recording and mix was completed at Futureworks Studios in Manchester UK, with long-standing production maestro Mags at the helm.