U.K. doom legends My Dying Bride have announced their plans to release a new EP, called The Barghest O’ Whitby.
The EP will be released November 7 through Peaceville Records on CD and limited vinyl.
The EP is a single track, 25-minute epic that, according to a press release, “represents the epitome of poetic grace and funeral soundscapes from one of gothic doom’s most celebrated acts. With a masterful blend of pounding guitar riffs and sombre atmospheric passages, My Dying Bride embarks on a chilling journey through superstition and folklore.”
How do people feel about this band? I’ve never really gotten into them. Ever. Any thoughts, people?
“Carrying straight on from the success of Evinta found us kind of out of breath for a second; we were already aware of a new-found love of all things bleak and grey and were eager to start writing in a more traditional My Dying Bride style,” says the band. “What did catch us off guard was the increased heaviness and the fresh approach to song writing.
“Moving away somewhat with the lyrical theme from our usual feeding ground, we found ourselves on the rainy moors of Yorkshire contemplating the story of the Barghest, a supernatural entity hell bent on revenge,” the band adds. “The tale now to be told wove itself into a 25-minute epic which initially we thought would be a three part EP, but it simply became one very long song full of everything My Dying Bride and more. The violins conjure lonely tears atop a chasm of epic British doom.”
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