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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:04 am 
 

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Like a phoenix from the ashes, a legend rises again in 2020. MY DYING BRIDE went through some tough times last year and fought many struggles along the way, but now the British doom metal band are proud to announce their new studio album The Ghost Of Orion for 6th March 2020.

The new MY DYING BRIDE record is the product of a vibrantly creative band that is more than willing to build on their past successes. The band commented:

"A new album for a new era of MY DYING BRIDE with fresh faces and a more accessible style compared to some of their past, highly technical releases. 'The Ghost of Orion' features compositions not only of epic proportions but of intimate quality too, from death metal vocals to the pained cries of a vocalist in longing, the L.P. will raise and fall like the beautiful landscape of Yorkshire in which it was recorded. With layer upon layer of guitars both heavy and harmonic, Andrew Craighan has created a rich soundscape that is beautifully epic, enhanced with violins and keys from Shaun MacGowan along with the ominous murmur of cello from acclaimed cellist Jo Quail. And speaking of guest artists, the wondrous voice of Lindy-Fay Hella (WARDRUNA) adds an ethereal beauty to the album. Adding his particular style of drumming this time round is Jeff Singer whose percussion exploits have elevated the bands’ rhythm section to another level aided by the effortlessly stylish Lena Abe on bass guitar. Aaron Stainthorpe delivers a compelling and often disturbing performance with his own particular style of vocals offering sincere eulogies along with the visceral carnage of a soul in pain, with poetic lyrics of a quality not often seen in this genre. This collection of songs is the bands most brilliant yet, honing 30 years of experience into the well crafted offering that is 'The Ghost of Orion'."

Pre-order The Ghost Of Orion here: https://nblast.de/TheGhostOfOrion

Today, The Ghost Of Orion will be targeting our souls in form of the first single 'Your Broken Shore' - a haunting, gloomy piece driven by melancholy and deep, dark emotion.
A music video for this stunning masterpiece will be released on 10th January.
Check out the single here: https://nblast.de/MDB-YourBrokenShore

The album will be available as CD, black 2LP Gatefold, white 2LP Gatefold, red 2LP Gatefold and picture disc 2LP Gatefold.


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Gravetemplar
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:08 am 
 

I lost interest after A Line of Deathless Kings and the description of the album doesn't really get my hopes high if I have to be honest.

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matras
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:14 am 
 

I'm always down for some MDB. And the single sounds really good.

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aloof
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:53 am 
 

a very special album, following Aaron's tragedy... please be kind :)
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jimbies
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:57 am 
 

This sounds like Like Gods Of The Sun to me, which is a fantastic thing! Aaron's cleans and growls both sound incredible. I wish there were a little more to the string sections, but the outro is beautiful. Love the artwork a lot, besides the font at the bottom. It looks very contrived and cheesy.

So glad Aaron was able to have this outlet and give us all something great out of his nightmare he lived.

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true_death
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:09 am 
 

New song is incredible. Very melodic and catchy, but without losing any of the depth that MDB are known for. So great to hear Aaron making so much use of his death growl, too! Really excited to hear the rest of the album, now.
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Gravetemplar
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:28 am 
 

I'm sorry to be a downer but I'm not really feeling the single. It sounds like every other goth/doom band, specially Swallow the Sun. Too melodic and simple for my tastes.

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Itheus
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:58 am 
 

matras wrote:
I'm always down for some MDB. And the single sounds really good.


Same thoughts here, and also pumped that Lindy-Fay Hella is featured on the album. I love her work with Wardruna.

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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:59 am 
 

A track list, of which I have no confirmation, has been posted on their MA page;
https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/M ... ion/818222

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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:05 pm 
 

Gravetemplar wrote:
I lost interest after A Line of Deathless Kings and the description of the album doesn't really get my hopes high if I have to be honest.


Ha, interesting.

Considering they went on to compose some of the strongest songs of their career after that album with 'Santuario di Sangue', 'Like A Perpetual Funeral', 'Kneel Till Doomsday', 'Hail Odysseus', 'Within A Sleeping Forest' to name only a few that outshine some of the patchy songwriting of Deathless Kings.

New song is excellent. Emotionally rich and both quickly catchy and profound. Aaron seems to be channeling his grief because he sounds weary and doleful but also some of his most melodic singing in years. Very masterful!

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Gravetemplar
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:01 pm 
 

Metal_On_The_Ascendant wrote:
Gravetemplar wrote:
I lost interest after A Line of Deathless Kings and the description of the album doesn't really get my hopes high if I have to be honest.


Ha, interesting.

Considering they went on to compose some of the strongest songs of their career after that album with 'Santuario di Sangue', 'Like A Perpetual Funeral', 'Kneel Till Doomsday', 'Hail Odysseus', 'Within A Sleeping Forest' to name only a few that outshine some of the patchy songwriting of Deathless Kings.

New song is excellent. Emotionally rich and both quickly catchy and profound. Aaron seems to be channeling his grief because he sounds weary and doleful but also some of his most melodic singing in years. Very masterful!

The reason I lost interest is because Deathless Kings was already underwhelming and I didn't like their next albums, not because I thought that album was great.

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blackmantram
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:59 pm 
 

For those who still refuse to open accounts on spotify and similar platforms here's a youtube link to the single:

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This is awesome!! Aaron's vocals are among the best in the style. This band can do no wrong in my eyes.

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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:23 pm 
 

Sounds great, as always. I'll be checking this out for sure.
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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:52 pm 
 

The new song is absolutely fantastic! I'm definitely gonna have to preorder the album.

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:09 pm 
 

It should be interesting if they've shaken things up a little bit. Things had been getting a little bit stale. They had 1-2 great, memorable songs on each new album, but the rest tended to me more of the same.
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DrummingEdge133
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:36 pm 
 

Gravetemplar wrote:
I'm sorry to be a downer but I'm not really feeling the single. It sounds like every other goth/doom band, specially Swallow the Sun. Too melodic and simple for my tastes.


I agree. The song sounded pretty plain Jane and in one ear and out the other..I don't remember a thing about it. Simple is a good word for it, but in a bad way. Where's the songwriting? The creativity?

The opener to Feel the Misery was incredible, differing sections all great and the mournful violin heavy choruses were stunning. This had nothing like that, really had nothing at all.

Sure hope the rest of the album is better.
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OpsiusCato
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:27 pm 
 

Oh my fucking god. This sounds so fucking good! Sounds like a very great mix of As the Flower Withers/Turn Loose the Swans + A Map of All Our Failures/Feel the Misery. Loved it
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DoomMetalAlchemist
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:28 pm 
 

Good shit. Looking forward to the album.

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Evoken
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:38 pm 
 

I understand why the band is calling the material more accessible based on this song. The riffs and tempo are a bit more radio-friendly, but it's a nice compromise as it still sounds like MDB and they didn't go full commercial sounding and kept the growls. I also like how much violin is in this song. I know they've been careful to use it sparingly since it's made its return to the band, but I've often thought it would be nice if they used it a little more than they have.

Obviously I'd like to hear the full album to see how the other songs stack up, but this is a great start. I loved the direction the last couple albums took, and I would have been fine with more of the same, but in a way I'm glad they're changing it up a little.

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Zephirus
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:43 am 
 

has feel the misery been out 5 years, fm, stop the clock seriously :aww: :)
this new track sounds ok, i like the cover and the old logo still reigns
they just keep doing what they do really, not expecting anything groundbreaking at this stage

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exsiccation
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:54 am 
 

Aaron's vocals sound better than ever. The cleans are great but holy shit, his growls are phenomenal too. Fucking bitter.

The new single has a different vibe to the last several albums, which isn't a bad thing. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it still sounds like the same band. Maybe it's the layered and syncopated leads, plus the simpler structure? Something about it gives it a more old-school death/doom feel to my ear. Either way, I like it a lot.

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Zephirus
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:25 pm 
 

reminded me of 'the cry of mankind' also

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cultofkraken
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:04 pm 
 

It sounds incredible. Holy shit I’m getting goosebumps at around the 3:15 mark. God damn this is what I wanted to hear.
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gasmask_colostomy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:38 pm 
 

Hasn’t Bride been doing this for a while though? Put out the most varied and memorable track as the opener and single, then keep some “normal” stuff further down the album. I get the feeling there will be at least one ballad on the album, the same as with the last album. Those long songs might be tasty though.

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Paganbasque
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:28 am 
 

New track is pretty good, it has some nice melodies and its catchy without being "too easy". I do like the artwork as well.

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true_death
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:46 am 
 

gasmask_colostomy wrote:
Hasn’t Bride been doing this for a while though? Put out the most varied and memorable track as the opener and single, then keep some “normal” stuff further down the album. I get the feeling there will be at least one ballad on the album, the same as with the last album. Those long songs might be tasty though.


Not sure about that. They obviously did that with A Map... and while I can't remember what the first track released from For Lies I Sire was, if it was "My Body, a Funeral", then that too. However, I would say Feel the Misery had plenty more variety than what was offered in either song they pre-released ("And My Father Left Forever" and "Feel the Misery"), in fact I'd argue it's one of the most varied albums they've ever done what with highly death metal-oriented tracks like "To Shiver in Empty Halls" and "A Cold New Curse" in one corner, and downtempo, somber piano ballads in the other with "A Thorn for Wisdom" and "I Almost Loved You".
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:44 am 
 

true_death wrote:
gasmask_colostomy wrote:
Hasn’t Bride been doing this for a while though? Put out the most varied and memorable track as the opener and single, then keep some “normal” stuff further down the album. I get the feeling there will be at least one ballad on the album, the same as with the last album. Those long songs might be tasty though.


Not sure about that. They obviously did that with A Map... and while I can't remember what the first track released from For Lies I Sire was, if it was "My Body, a Funeral", then that too. However, I would say Feel the Misery had plenty more variety than what was offered in either song they pre-released ("And My Father Left Forever" and "Feel the Misery"), in fact I'd argue it's one of the most varied albums they've ever done what with highly death metal-oriented tracks like "To Shiver in Empty Halls" and "A Cold New Curse" in one corner, and downtempo, somber piano ballads in the other with "A Thorn for Wisdom" and "I Almost Loved You".

I was thinking of 'My Body, a Funeral' and 'And My Father Left Forever'. They tend not to go for the straight-ahead doom death tracks, nor any of the ballads. I'd guess there's a couple of each in the album proper.

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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:44 am 
 

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exsiccation
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:01 pm 
 

Man, I nearly lost my shit when he stuck his head out of the bog. Metal videos are dumb.

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aloof
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:14 pm 
 

if NB shelled out for not just another performance video, they have high hopes for this, or the previous one did spectacularly well, or both :)
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