My Dying Bride has become the leading light of doom metal since their debut album ‘As the Flower Withers’ was released on Peaceville Records back in 1992. Influenced by acts such as Celtic Frost and Candlemass, and with their heavy atmospherics, the band carved a huge worldwide following over the years and remains greatly respected today as one of the pinnacles of the genre, as well as one of the most instantly distinguishable metal bands.
‘For Lies I Sire’, My Dying Bride’s tenth studio album, is set for release March 23rd 2009 & consists of 9 songs of crushing doom, recorded & mixed at Futureworks in Manchester, UK, with long-time producer Mags throughout the second half of 2008. It is the band’s first album since re-signing to long-time home Peaceville Records, and looks set to become another quality addition to the MDB catalogue, such is the scope of this latest journey into the depths of despair.
This album is the follow-up to 2006’s hit, ‘A Line Of Deathless Kings’, and is the first studio album with new members Dan Mullins on drums, Lena Abe on bass, and violin/keyboard player Katie Stone. 2008 has seen a successful year for the band, having released their live CD/DVD ‘An Ode to Woe’, plus their high profile ‘Unholy Trinity’ shows re-uniting the ‘Peaceville three’ (Paradise Lost, Anathema & My Dying Bride).
Featuring some seriously heavy-as-hell somber doom, ‘For Lies I Sire’ wades effortlessly & poetically through tales of darkness & gloom, this time textured with the much-anticipated return of the often-missed violin, last featured well over ten years ago.
AS DEFINED BY THE BAND:
“Huge great slabs of utter misery carved from darkest Obsidian, laced with literary glories and beautifully crafted melodies. From tears of forlornness and grief to hatred and anger, this recording features truly atmospheric, enchanting and often deeply moving passages. “For Lies I Sire” is My Dying Bride celebrating their past, present and future, with their most defining and impassioned album to date.
Within here ‘tis not just total doom, it’s majestic and miserable too. Suffer ye, amongst this most melancholic of metal, forged by the masters of misery.”