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MY DYING BRIDE Announces First Album In Five Years The Ghost Of Orion

The new song is great, too!


My Dying Bride has announced their first new album in five years The Ghost Of Orion to be out on March 6. The album is the band's first with ex-Paradise Lost drummer Jeff Singer and Valafar guitarist Neil Blanchett. These replacements come after the departure of drummer Shaun Taylor-Steels over "unresolvable drumming issues" and guitarist Calvin Robertshaw.

You can check out the new song "Your Broken Shore" below.  Here's what the band had to say about the track.

"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."

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Well, I hope you weren't looking for someone pretending to be objective here. My Dying Bride is my favorite doom band of all time...