RedBeard of ShipOMetal.co.uk conducted an interview with guitarist Hamish Glencross of U.K. doom titans MY DYING BRIDEbefore the band’s May 18, 2011 concert at Islington Academy in London, England. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
MY DYING BRIDE will enter Futureworks Studio in late August with longtime sound engineer Rob “Mags” Magoolagan to record a three-part EP for a late 2011 release. The effort will be a concept EP consisting of one track with a running time of over 25 minutes split into three “acts.”
2010 marked the 20th anniversary of MY DYING BRIDE. To commemorate two decades of doom and gloom from the elite British act, the band embarked upon a special project to re-work familiar melodies and themes from its extensive catalogue into long, flowing symphonic compositions, incorporating 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. The collection — titled “Evinta” — was released on May 31 via Peaceville Records as a two-disc set and deluxe three-disc edition with 64-page book inspired by MY DYING BRIDE‘s illustrious recordings of the past two decades.
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.