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HELLFEST 2013

July 17th, 2013

Hellfest Festival 2013

@ Clisson, France

21st- 23rd June 2013

Review by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs
Photography by Tess Donohoe  Hellfest

It may be some people’s epitome of hell, Michael Buble fans I’m looking at you, but for the metal/rock community Hellfest’s towering gateway looks positively pearly. This year’s line-up is so jam-packed that I was looking for the little glass jars and labels. You’d make a fortune if you could bottle any number of the diverse scope of bands on the bill, with the riffs left in natch, but I’d like them to play their sets first.

Once inside that gateway the layout is much the same as last year, and that isn’t meant in a well-they-clearly-couldn’t-be-arsed sense, because Hellfest could teach most others a thing or 20 on how to put together a fan-friendly festival. Except when it comes to the number of toilets on site that is.

Whilst the Hellfest tree still dominates in its stark simplicity, the hidden beer gardens have gained a snazzy gateway of their own, which invites you into the woodlands. Instead of a fairytale monster at the end of the path though, you’ll find a winebar, which is win-win really. And at night the scrap-metal merch stands and bars still glow with their own rooftop fires.

Stage-wise we’ve got Main Stage 1 and 2, which continue their staggered times so that as one plays, the other sets up, and vice versa. The result is no waiting around for soundchecks or bands to start, just back-to-back bam-bam-bam metal. A similar set-up is in place at the Altar and the Temple, where you can find black metal, death metal and the like, then there’s the Valley which is home to the stoner and doom types, and the Warzone where the punk and hardcore drops.

Hellfest 2013 – it’s like being welcomed home.
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MY DYING BRIDE SHEDS LIGHT ON “A MAP OF ALL OUR FAILURES” IN NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW

October 2nd, 2012

“A Map of all our Failures” out October 16th via Peaceville Records

 

YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND – UK doom hero, My Dying Bride, has uploaded a video interview to the A Map of all our Failures mini-site at: http://www.peaceville.com/mydyingbride/amapofallourfailures/, featuring an in-depth and personal commentary from vocalist, Aaron Stainthorpe, and bassist, Lena Abé, about the new album. The video can also be seen directly on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NegpLm7HThQ.

A Map of all our Failures is due out on October 16th via Peaceville Records. The impending opus can be pre-ordered as a special edition CD/DVD, double vinyl and multiple bundle packages at: https://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/collection/246/.

Fans can stream a brand new song, “Kneel till Doomsday,” on the A Map of all our Failures mini-site at: http://www.peaceville.com/mydyingbride/amapofallourfailures/, or directly on Soundcloud at: http://soundcloud.com/peaceville/01-kneel-till-doomsday. Those who sign up for the My Dying Bride mailing list will receive a free download of the track.

 

1. Kneel till Doomsday
2. The Poorest Waltz
3. A Tapestry Scorned
4. Like A Perpetual Funeral
5. A Map of all our Failures
6. Hail Odysseus
7. Within The Presence of Absence
8. Abandoned As Christ

A step up from 2009’s, For Lies I Sire – which set and subsequently met new heights of expectation placed upon the legendary Yorkshire doom troupe – A Map of all our Failures is a further voyage into the darkest depths of humanity, religion, folklore, love and death. My Dying Bride’s distinctively sumptuous dual guitar melodies effortlessly flood into juggernaut doom metal riffs, with the vocals of Aaron Stainthorpe weaving a rich tapestry of tragic tales into the accompanying soundscapes. A Map of all our Failures is perhaps best and 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.

 

My Dying Bride has been the leading force in the death/doom metal genre since its inception in the early 90’s, and has gone on to forge a legacy of greatness in the field over the past two decades.

 

The band will embark upon a European tour in December in support of the album, as well as a local appearance at the UK’s esteemed Damnation Festival in November, at which Peaceville will be a proud sponsor to coincide with the label’s 25th anniversary.

 

Stay tuned for more information on My Dying Bride and A Map of all our Failures.

My Dying Bride online…

 

www.peaceville.com

http://www.peaceville.com/mydyingbride/amapofallourfailures/
http://www.mydyingbride.net/

 

 

My Dying Bride is…

 

Aaron Stainthorpe – Vocals
Andrew Craighan – Guitar
Hamish Glencross – Guitar
Lena Abé – Bass
Shaun MacGowan – Keyboard/Violin

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MY DYING BRIDE TO RELEASE “A MAP OF ALL OUR FAILURES” THIS FALL

July 27th, 2012

CD, double vinyl and special edition releases out October 16th via Peaceville Records

 YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND – UK doom hero, My Dying Bride, has announced the title of its forthcoming opus, A Map of all our Failures, due out in North America on October 16th via Peaceville Records. The album will be released in a multitude of formats, including CD, double vinyl and special edition CD/DVD.

A step up from 2009’s, For Lies I Sire – which set and subsequently met new heights of expectation placed upon the legendary Yorkshire doom troupe – A Map of all our Failures is a further voyage into the darkest depths of humanity, religion, folklore, love and death. My Dying Bride’s distinctively sumptuous dual guitar melodies effortlessly flood into juggernaut doom metal riffs, with the vocals of Aaron Stainthorpe weaving a rich tapestry of tragic tales into the accompanying soundscapes. A Map of all our Failures is perhaps best and 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 recently completed at Futureworks Studios in Manchester UK, with long-standing production maestro, Mags, at the helm.

The track list for A Map of all our Failures is…

1. Kneel till Doomsday
2. The Poorest Waltz
3. A Tapestry Scorned
4. Like A Perpetual Funeral
5. A Map of all our Failures
6. Hail Odysseus
7. Within The Presence of Absence
8. Abandoned As Christ

My Dying Bride has been the leading force in the death/doom metal genre since its inception in the early 90’s, and has gone on to forge a legacy of greatness in the field over the past two decades.

The band will embark upon a European tour in December in support of the album, as well as a local appearance at the UK’s esteemed Damnation Festival in November, at which Peaceville will be a proud sponsor to coincide with the label’s 25th anniversary.

Stay tuned for more information on My Dying Bride and A Map of all our Failures.

 

 

My Dying Bride online…

 

www.peaceville.com
http://www.mydyingbride.net/

 

 

My Dying Bride is…

 

Aaron Stainthorpe – Vocals
Andrew Craighan – Guitar
Hamish Glencross – Guitar
Lena Abé – Bass
Shaun MacGowan – Keyboard/Violin

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MY DYING BRIDE ‘THE BARGHEST O’ WHITBY’ MINISITE NOW ONLINE

October 16th, 2011
MY DYING BRIDE ‘THE BARGHEST O' WHITBY'

MY DYING BRIDE ‘THE BARGHEST O' WHITBY'

27-minute epic due out November 7th via Peaceville Records

YORKSHIRE, UK – The new My Dying Bride minisite page for ‘The Barghest O’ Whitby’ is now online at: http://www.peaceville.com/mydyingbride/thebarghestowhitby/. The site contains release information, audio samples, plus a special video teaser trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c7NrYLpZNk) and more. ‘The Barghest O’ Whitby’ will be released November 7th on Peaceville Records on CD and limited red vinyl.

This single track, 27-minute epic represents the epitome of poetic grace and funeral soundscapes from one of gothic doom’s most celebrated acts. With a masterful blend of pounding guitar riffs and sombre atmospheric passages, My Dying Bride embarks on a chilling journey through superstition and folklore.

‘The Barghest O’ Whitby’ was recorded at Futureworks Studios, Manchester with long-time production partner and engineer, Mags. The release is the first to feature violin/keyboardist Shaun Macgowan, and sees the return of Shaun “Winter“ Taylor Steels to the drum-stool for this recording. The cover artwork for ‘The Barghest O’ Whitby’ also appears courtesy of vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe.

Stay tuned for more information on My Dying Bride and ‘The Barghest O’ Whitby.’

 

 

My Dying Bride online…

www.myspace.com/mdbride

www.mydyingbride.org

www.peaceville.com

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MY DYING BRIDE TO RELEASE NEW EP ‘THE BARGHEST O’ WHITBY'; 25-minute epic due out November 7th via Peaceville Records

September 7th, 2011
MY DYING BRIDE ‘THE BARGHEST O' WHITBY'

MY DYING BRIDE ‘THE BARGHEST O' WHITBY'

YORKSHIRE, UK – Following the release of Evinta earlier this year, in which the band marked 20 years of existence with a release of symphonic compositions re-imagining past My Dying Bride themes, the UK doom legend now presents its latest chapter in the form of new EP, ‘The Barghest O’ Whitby,’ to be released November 7th through Peaceville Records on CD and limited vinyl.

This single track, 25-minute epic represents the epitome of poetic grace and funeral soundscapes from one of gothic doom’s most celebrated acts. With a masterful blend of pounding guitar riffs and sombre atmospheric passages, My Dying Bride embarks on a chilling journey through superstition and folklore.

Said the band on the origin of the idea, “Carrying straight on from the success of Evinta found us kind of out of breath for a second; we were already aware of a new-found love of all things bleak and grey and were eager to start writing in a more traditional My Dying Bride style. What did catch us off guard was the increased heaviness and the fresh approach to song writing. Moving away somewhat with the lyrical theme from our usual feeding ground, we found ourselves on the rainy moors of Yorkshire contemplating the story of the Barghest, a supernatural entity hell bent on revenge. The tale now to be told wove itself into a 25-minute epic which initially we thought would be a three part EP, but it simply became one very long song full of everything My Dying Bride and more. The violins conjure lonely tears atop a chasm of epic British doom.”

‘The Barghest O’ Whitby’ was recorded at Futureworks Studios, Manchester with long-time production partner and engineer, Mags. The release is the first to feature violin/keyboardist Shaun Macgowan, and sees the return of Shaun “Winter“ Taylor Steels to the drum-stool for this recording. The cover artwork for ‘The Barghest O’ Whitby’ also appears courtesy of vocalist, Aaron Stainthorpe.

“We’ve never been heavier or more cataclysmically connected to doom metal as a state of mind; it’s no longer just a musical style to us.”

Stay tuned for more information on My Dying Bride and ‘The Barghest O’ Whitby.’

 

My Dying Bride online…

www.myspace.com/mdbride

www.mydyingbride.org

www.peaceville.com

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MY DYING BRIDE @ O2 Islington Academy, London

August 1st, 2011

Band: My Dying Bride

Support: Ava Inferi

Venue: O2 Islington Academy

18th May 2011

Reviewer: Danny Draper

Photos: Jo Blackened

Altercarnated Photography

 

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MY DYING BRIDE UNVEILS ‘EVINTA'; 20-year anniversary collection out now on Peaceville Records

May 31st, 2011
My Dying Bride - Evinta

My Dying Bride - Evinta

YORKSHIRE, UK – UK doom titan My Dying Bride is proud to announce the release of its special 20-year anniversary collection Evinta, out now on Peaceville Records.

 

The collection commemorates 20 years of doom and gloom from the elite British act, as it embarked upon a special project to re-work familiar melodies and themes from its extensive catalogue into long, flowing symphonic compositions, which includes new vocals and passages from vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe. These arrangements have been brought to life in co-operation with keyboard maestro, Johnny Maudling (of Bal Sagoth fame), as well as a clutch of talented classical musicians, and shared vocals courtesy of professional opera singer Lucie Roche.

 

“Evinta. A project almost 15 years in the making. An idea that has sat smoldering and never really had a reason to burn alive until now. Nine albums worth of darkness recreated anew to mark 20 years of MDB. Music arranged to the soundscapes of sorrows past. Finally the 20th anniversary allows us to release this music in a form it has been desperately, woefully waiting for. Enjoy the Darkness.” – My Dying Bride

 

The track list for Evinta is…

Disc One:

1. In Your Dark Pavilion

2. You Are Not The One Who Loves Me

3. Of Lilies Bent With Tears

4. The Distance, Busy With Shadows

5. Of Sorry Eyes In March

 

Disc Two:

1. Vanité Triomphante

2. That Dress And Summer Skin

3. And Then You Go

4. A Hand Of Awful Rewards

 

“From start to finish, ‘Evinta’ is an absolutely amazing release.” – Apochs.net

 

“…a more than usually haunting beast.” – Exclaim.ca

 

Evinta is available as a two-disc set and deluxe three-disc edition with a 64-page book, inspired by My Dying Bride’s illustrious recordings of the past two decades.

 

Both formats, as well as a digital download, can be purchased on Amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/Evinta-My-Dying-Bride/dp/B0042GNE7O.

 

An Evinta mini-site, containing an album audio teaser, desktop backgrounds, an iTunes app, and more, can be accessed at: http://www.peaceville.com/mydyingbride/evinta/.

 

My Dying Bride has been the leading light of doom metal since the debut album As the Flower Withers was released on Peaceville Records back in 1992. Influenced by acts such as Celtic Frost and Candlemass, the band’s heavy atmospherics have carved a huge worldwide following over the years, as it remains a pinnacle of the genre.

 

Stay tuned for more info on My Dying Bride and Evinta.

 

My Dying Bride online…

www.myspace.com/mdbride

www.mydyingbride.org

www.peaceville.com

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MY DYING BRIDE PREMIERE “YOU ARE NOT THE ONE WHO LOVES ME” FROM ‘EVINTA’ THIS WEEKEND

May 20th, 2011

20-year anniversary collection out this month on Peaceville Records

YORKSHIRE, UK – UK doom titan My Dying Bride will premiere a brand new song “You Are Not The One Who Loves Me”, from the band’s 20-year anniversary collection Evinta, this weekend on Full Metal Jackie syndicated radio. To find a rock station near you airing the show, go to: fullmetaljackieradio.com.

Evinta will release May 31st on Peaceville Records as a two-disc set and deluxe three-disc edition with a 64-page book inspired by My Dying Bride’s illustrious recordings of the past two decades.

The collection commemorates 20 years of doom and gloom from the elite British act, as it embarked upon a special project to re-work familiar melodies and themes from its extensive catalogue into long, flowing symphonic compositions, which includes new vocals and passages from vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe. These arrangements have been brought to life in co-operation with keyboard maestro, Johnny Maudling (of Bal Sagoth fame), as well as a clutch of talented classical musicians, and shared vocals courtesy of professional opera singer Lucie Roche.

“Evinta. A project almost 15 years in the making. An idea that has sat smoldering and never really had a reason to burn alive until now. Nine albums worth of darkness recreated anew to mark 20 years of MDB. Music arranged to the soundscapes of sorrows past. Finally the 20th anniversary allows us to release this music in a form it has been desperately, woefully waiting for. Enjoy the Darkness.” – My Dying Bride

The deluxe three-disc edition of Evinta can be pre-ordered now through the Peaceville webstore at: http://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/product/261/2828/.

 

An Evinta mini-site, containing an album audio teaser, desktop backgrounds, an iTunes app, and more, can be accessed at: http://www.peaceville.com/mydyingbride/evinta/.

My Dying Bride has been the leading light of doom metal since the debut album As the Flower Withers was released on Peaceville Records back in 1992. Influenced by acts such as Celtic Frost and Candlemass, the band’s heavy atmospherics have carved a huge worldwide following over the years, as it remains a pinnacle of the genre.

Stay tuned for more info on My Dying Bride and Evinta.

 

 

My Dying Bride online…

www.myspace.com/mdbride

www.mydyingbride.org

www.peaceville.com

 

 

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MetalCamp 2009 – Tolmin, Slovenia, 02/07/2009 – 08/07/2009

September 17th, 2009

Metal Camp 2009

Tolmin, Slovenia

2 July – 8 July 2009

All live pics by HannTu and Arto Lehtinen

Other pics by HannTu, Arto Lehtinen and Trease

Reviews by HannTu, Trease, Arto Lehtinen and Terry Douglas

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For the first time ever, Metal-Rules brings you coverage of the one and only true metal holiday in the world: Metal Camp in Slovenia. Be warned, there’s pages and pages of reviews, press conferences and especially tons of high quality pictures ahead; but what can you expect from a week long festival of sheer awesomeness? Read on, if you dare…



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Damnation Festival 2008 – Leeds University, UK

December 18th, 2008

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DAMNATION FESTIVAL

22nd November 2008

Leeds University, UK

All live pics and review by HannTu


The Damnation Festival has a proud history of serving up quality metal to metalheads in the British Isles for quite a few years now. It has come from humble beginnings to currently span three indoor stages, and attracting big names in metal as well as breaking newer independent bands is its aim. Mille Petrozza of Kreator called it right, he said that “this isn’t a festival for scenes and trends”. Indeed, and with this year’s varied line-up, ranging from Carcass to My Dying Bride to Berserker to Sigh, there was something in it for everyone.

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