My Dying Bride classical album coming
2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the UK doom titans My Dying Bride, and to commemorate two decades of doom & gloom, the band embarked upon a project to re-work familiar melodies & themes from My Dying Bride’s extensive catalogue into long, flowing symphonic compositions, including new vocals & passages from Aaron Stainthorpe. These arrangements have been brought to life in co-operation with keyboard maestro Johnny Maudling (of Bal Sagoth fame) & will be released as Evinta, as both a 2 disc & special 3 disc set, each disc its own sprawling classical work spanning a large period of My Dying Bride’s album material. The 3 disc set will also be accompanied by a specially limited 72 page hardback book featuring rare images & photographs from the band’s personal archive from over the years.
Say MDB's founding guitarist Andrew Craighan: "Evinta. A project almost 15 years in the making. An idea that has sat smouldering and never really had a reason to burn alive until now. 9 CDs 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."
The set is scheduled for an October 25th release on Peaceville Records.
Also coinciding with this 20 year celebration is the recent vinyl release of one of the band’s most respected early works, namely Turn Loose the Swans, which is limited to 2000 numbered copies, & features the original vinyl cover artwork design & gatefold sleeve.