British death-doom legends, MY DYING BRIDEare proud to announce their 15th studio album, «A Mortal Binding«, which will go on sale on April 19 through Nuclear Blast Records. Today’s news comes with the release of a tempestuous and heartbreaking new single, “Thornwyck Hymn«. The song is accompanied by an impressive video directed by Daniel Graywhich depicts a maritime story of desire and tragedy.
Aaron Stainthorpeof MY DYING BRIDEcommented:
«Situated on the rugged Yorkshire coast, the town of Thornwyck has spent an eternity tormented by the cold waters that wash its shores and by the hidden people that dwell in the salty depths. Woe to him who enters the brackish sea, or even gets too close to its shore, because he may never set foot on mother earth again.
You can listen to the single here and watch the video clip below.
«A Mortal Binding«, the long-awaited continuation of «The Ghost of Orion» (2020), sees the Yorkshire quintet reveling in anxiety, loss and work to shimmering effect. From the raw anguish of «Her Dominion» and the twisted horror of «Thornwyck Hymn» to the funerary violins of the 11-minute monolith «The Apocalyptist» and the classic «The 2nd Of Three Bells«, «A Mortal Binding» is the summit of MY DYING BRIDE. Yeah “Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light» (2004) elevated the band to new heights and «A Map Of All Our Failures» (2012) expanded the group’s greatness to the mid-ten, then «A Mortal Binding» marks the next exultant phase of elegiac misery of MY DYING BRIDE.
MY DYING BRIDE hired the studio wizard The Ghost of Orion, Mark Mynettto produce, mix and master «A Mortal Binding«. The group took refuge in Mynetaur Productions (Paradise Lost, Rotting Christ) of Mynett in Manchester, United Kingdom, where they recorded the album consecutively from July to September 2023.
«A Mortal Binding» tracklisting:
«The 2nd Of Three Bells»
“A Starving Heart”
«A Mortal Binding» formats:
- CD jewelcase
- 2LP gatefold vinyl – green
- 2LP gatefold vinyl – red with black smoke
- 2LP gatefold vinyl – clear with black smoke
make your order here.
For more than three decades, MY DYING BRIDE from West Yorkshire have been the voice of the desperate and broken, combining haunting sounds with crushing misery and melancholy. With their signature sound, they have shaped the doom metal scene like almost no other group and have integrated both smooth violin melodies and violent death metal growls into their music, always staying strictly true to themselves. And since the early ’90s, the band’s masterminds and founding members Andrew Craighan and Aaron Stainthorpe They forged beautiful laments in studio albums with songs of epic length. As MY DYING BRIDE approaching 33 years old, they age gracefully, remaining as vital and heartbreaking as ever. The flower withers once again in the next new album MY DYING BRIDE«A Mortal Binding«.
MY DYING BRIDE are:
Aaron Stainthorpe – vocals
Andrew Craighan – guitars
Lena Abé – bass
Shaun MacGowan – keyboards/violin
Neil Blanchett – guitars
Dan Mullins – drums