For Darkest Eyes
The band’s CLASSIC 1996 show from Krakow, Poland now released as an expanded 2 disc CD & DVD featuring bonus live footage and promo videos; a release on vinyl for the first time as a gatefold double LP and as a digital album
‘For Darkest Eyes’ contains the band’s iconic 1996 performance from Krakow, Poland, featuring numerous classic doom anthems from the early career of the UK Metal Gods. The show was filmed as the band was riding a wave of popularity due to their recent breakthrough third album, ‘The Angel & the Dark River’ (plus their tour with British metal legends Iron Maiden in the winter of 1995), showcasing several tracks from that release such as ‘The Cry of Mankind’ and ‘Your Shameful Heaven’, as well as renditions of other established numbers such as ‘The Crown of Sympathy’ and ‘The Forever People’.
On the 2 disc set the DVD includes additional footage from several early shows from 1992 and 1993, as well as an appearance at the esteemed Dynamo Festival from 1995, plus six promo videos, a 12 page booklet and cover artwork adapted from the original video tape release.
CD/DVD & digital album released on 11 February and the 2LP on 3 June – all available to pre-order now
DISC 1 – CD & double LP
- A Sea To Suffer In (live in Krakow) [06:12]
- The Songless Bird (live in Krakow) [05:58]
- The Crown Of Sympathy (live in Krakow) [09:51]
- The Thrash Of Naked Limbs (live in Krakow) [06:37]
- The Cry Of Mankind (live in Krakow) [06:53]
- Your River (live in Krakow) [07:46]
- Black Voyage (live in Krakow) [09:27]
- Your Shameful Heaven (live in Krakow) [06:03]
- From Darkest Skies (live in Krakow) [07:53]
- The Forever People (live in Krakow) [04:57]
DISC 2 – DVD
- Live In Krakow 1996
- Live extras 1992 & 1993
- Live at Dynamo Festival 1995
- Promo videos:
- Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium
- The Thrash Of Naked Limbs
- The Songless Bird
- I Am The Bloody Earth
- The Cry Of Mankind
- For You
Limited edition 30th anniversary vinyl edition released December 4th
Rightly hailed as one of the most instrumental & influential forces in doom metal since their inception in 1990, UK legends My Dying Bride have forged an illustrious career through a flawless discography of immaculately crafted, haunting art.
Now marking the thirtieth year of My Dying Bride with this special vinyl release, Aaron Stainthorpe describes the new edition “Evinta is a reworking and a re-thinking of some of My Dying Bride’s best compositions, we brought together some outstanding classical musicians as well as opera singer Lucie Roche for the venture. It was directed by myself, Andrew Craighan and Jonny Maudling and the music comes together with all the pomp you would expect from such a project, featuring violins, grand piano, cellos a variety of woodwind and brass instruments as well as new lyrics. A recent discovery from this recording session was a cover version of our song ‘The Cry of Mankind’ with all new instrumentation and a differing vocal approach which gives the song an altogether majestic and ethereal sound.” Aaron Stainthorpe
This edition of ‘Evinta (MMXX)’ is presented on the vinyl format for the very first time and includes gatefold sleeve with updated cover art & layout courtesy of Aaron Stainthorpe himself. ‘Evinta’ appears on double limited red/black vinyl.
A Harvest of Dread
A deluxe 92-page 12” hardback book on the rise of the UK doom metal legends. Containing 5 discs of rarities, early works, newly unearthed & never-previously-heard pre-production demos, band track favourites, & live audio.
Aaron Stainthorpe: “I am astounded at the body of work this outfit has created over quarter of a century but immensely proud too. From humble beginnings of demo tape, draughty rehearsal rooms and transit vans up to the heady heights of digi-packs, hotels and tour buses, we’ve done just about everything a rock n roll band is supposed to do. Members have come and gone, some lost forever and others staying in touch and all, thankfully, still friendly and welcoming.
I look back at our extensive career, much of it laid out here for all to see in this impressive collection and feel strong and thrilled at what our output has achieved. There surely is something for everyone scripted here within A Harvest of Dread as it’s been hand-picked by the band and a select number of friends who know better. And if this isn’t enough, we are working on new material already so that, perhaps in another 25 years, we may be sat here again doing something very similar”