Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Next Saturday I'm Gonna Be Dragged To This!

This weekend we're going for a short holiday to Eindhoven (The Dutch #1 Rock City). I'm going to see My Dying Bride for the fifth time. Honoustly, two times seeing them is more than enough! But you know how it works with persistant females. My girl is a huge fan of MDB and she drags me all along her way.
This album is their second compilation album.

The European goth metal band My Dying Bride formed in June 1990. The four-piece first recorded the demo tape Towards the Sinister, and after the release of a 7" single for the French Listenable label, the group signed to Peaceville Records in 1991. My Dying Bride's first release was a 1991 EP, Symphonaire Infernus et Spera Empyrium. Debut album As the Flower Withers appeared the following year, and after touring Great Britain and Europe, the band released another EP, The Thrash of Naked Limbs. Third album Turn Loose the Swans coincided with another European tour, after which the band disappeared for a year.

In the meantime, Peaceville issued a box set titled The Stories as well as the three-EP compilation Trinity. My Dying Bride returned later in 1995 with The Angel and the Dark River, also available in a double pack with a live EP. The band's fourth album, Like Gods of the Sun, appeared in late 1996; 34.7888 Complete followed two years later, and My Dying Bride was issued in early 2001, along with The Dreadful Hours. After Songs of Darkness, Words of Light in 2004 and just prior to the release of A Line of Deathless Kings in 2006, drummer Shaun Taylor-Steels departed the group due to health concerns. He was followed by bassist Adrian Jackson in 2007, as well as session drummer John Bennett. My Dying Bride rounded out the group with Lena Abé (bass) and Dan Mullins (drums). They released An Ode to Woe in 2008, with For Lies I Sire arriving this year.

(By John Bush from All Music Guide)

My Dying Bride - Meisterwerk II (2001)

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