MY DYING BRIDE Shoots Down Breakup Rumors, Is Working On A New Album
My Dying Bride was booked for European festivals Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Madrid Is The Dark, Aalborg Metal Festival, and HRH Doom vs. HRH Stoner throughout 2017, but ended up canceling all their appearances. This naturally led to people assuming the band was going through some sort of turbulence or possibly a breakup, but that's not the case.
Vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe assures fans the reason My Dying Bride has dropped off several festivals this year is due to "a severe and fearful illness that has struck a member of my immediate family for which I have now dedicated all my time until signs of improvement." We wish Stainthorpe and his family all the best at this time, of course!
In slightly better news, My Dying Bride's other five members are still working on a new album due out in 2018 via Nuclear Blast.
I would like to quash some recent rumours regarding the demise of My Dying Bride in the light of our previous statements. We most certainly are NOT splitting up and in fact are vigorously composing the next album right now. The reason we have had to cancel a run of shows is due to a severe and fearful illness that has struck a member of my immediate family for which I have now dedicated all my time until signs of improvement. The other five members of the band however are working hard to produce the next opus which will be our debut for new label partners Nuclear Blast and will be released in 2018. I will do my part when the time comes and I can assure fans that it is going to be suitably epic.
Apologies to all who were looking forward to seeing us perform live but rest assured, we will be back!
My Dying Bride is still scheduled to play Maryland Deathfest 2018.