Origin: England  
Genres: Doomdeath
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Last update/review: October 18, 2015

My Dying Bride

One of the three British bands acknowledged as originators in the field of doomdeath metal (the others being Paradise Lost and Anathema), My Dying Bride have matured into a powerful dark metal band, incorporating slight goth influences into their distinctive somber style. The style of the band has remained steady throughout their career, with a partial departure being some of the mid-period albums (notably 34.788% ... Complete) where a cleaner vocal style was prevalent. Yet the band has never stagnated, and continues to push the boundaries of extreme doom metal, recording with regularity every year or two, and always releasing quality material.

Current Members

Aaron Stainthorpe

vocals

Andy Craighan

guitars

Calvin Robertshaw

guitars

Lena Abé

bass

Shaun Macgowan

violin

Jeff Singer

drums (ex-Blaze, Kill II This, ex-Paradise Lost)

Former Members/Guests

Hamish Glencross

guitars (ex-Solstice, Vallenfyre)

Ade Jackson

bass

Yasmin Ahmid

keyboards

Sarah Stanton

keyboards

Katie Stone

keyboards/violin

Martin Powell

vocals/violin (ex-Anathema, ex-Cradle Of Filth)

Rick Miah

drums

Bill Law

drums (ex-Dominion)

Shaun Taylor-Steels

drums (ex-Anathema, guest for Darkher, ex-Solstice)

John Bennett

drums

Dan Mullins

drums (ex-The Axis Of Perdition, ex-Bal-Sagoth, guest for The Deathtrip)



Discography



Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium  EP
1991 Peaceville
  1. Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium
  2. God Is Alone
  3. De Sade Soliloquay
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Calvin Robertshaw
  • Ade Jackson
  • Rick Miah
1991 Readers' Album #41




As The Flower Withers  
1992 Peaceville
  1. Silent Dance
  2. Sear Me
  3. The Forever People
  4. The Bitterness and the Bereavement
  5. Vast Choirs
  6. The Return of the Beautiful
  7. Erotic Literature
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Calvin Robertshaw
  • Ade Jackson
  • Rick Miah
1992 Readers' Album #22





The Thrash Of Naked Limbs  EP
1993 Peaceville
  1. The Thrash of Naked Limbs
  2. Le Cerf Malade
  3. Gather Me Up Forever
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Calvin Robertshaw
  • Ade Jackson
  • Rick Miah
1993 Readers' Album #20




Turn Loose The Swans  
1994 Peaceville
  1. Sear Me MCMXCIII
  2. Your River
  3. The Songless Bird
  4. The Snow in My Hand
  5. The Crown of Sympathy
  6. Turn Loose the Swans
  7. Black God
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Calvin Robertshaw
  • Ade Jackson
  • Martin Powell
  • Rick Miah



I Am The Bloody Earth  EP
1994 Peaceville
  1. I am the Bloody Earth
  2. Transcending (Into the Exquisite)
  3. The Crown of Sympathy (Remix)
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Calvin Robertshaw
  • Ade Jackson
  • Martin Powell
  • Rick Miah
1994 Readers' Album #28




The Angel And The Dark River  
1995 Peaceville
  1. Cry of Mankind
  2. From Darkest Skies
  3. Black Voyage
  4. A Sea to Suffer In
  5. Two Winters Only
  6. Your Shameful Heaven
  7. The Sexuality of Bereavement (digipack bonus)
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Calvin Robertshaw
  • Ade Jackson
  • Martin Powell
  • Rick Miah
1995 Readers' Album #11




Trinity  COMPILATION
1995 Peaceville
  1. Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium
  2. God Is Alone
  3. De Sade Soliloquay
  4. The Thrash of Naked Limbs
  5. Le Cerf Malade
  6. Gather Me Up Forever
  7. I am the Bloody Earth
  8. The Sexuality of Bereavement
  9. The Crown of Sympathy (Remix)



Like Gods Of The Sun  
1996 Peaceville
  1. Like Gods of the Sun
  2. The Dark Caress
  3. Grace Unhearing
  4. A Kiss to Remember
  5. All Swept Away
  6. For You
  7. It Will Come
  8. Here in the Throat
  9. For My Fallen Angel
  10. It Will Come (Nightmare) (digipack bonus)
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Calvin Robertshaw
  • Ade Jackson
  • Martin Powell
  • Rick Miah
1996 Readers' Album #29




34.788% ... Complete  
1998 Peaceville
  1. The Whore, The Cook and the Mother
  2. The Stance of Evander Sinque
  3. Der Uberlebende
  4. Heroin Chic
  5. Apocalypse Woman
  6. Base Level Erotica
  7. Under Your Wings and Into Your Arms
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Calvin Robertshaw
  • Ade Jackson
  • Bill Law
1998 Readers' Album #41




The Light At The End Of The World  
1999 Peaceville
  1. She is the Dark
  2. Edenbeast
  3. The Night He Died
  4. The Light at the End of the World
  5. The Fever Sea
  6. Into the Lake of Ghosts
  7. The Isis Script
  8. Christliar
  9. Sear Me III
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Calvin Robertshaw
  • Ade Jackson
  • Shaun Taylor-Steels
1999 Readers' Album #33




Meisterwerk 1  COMPILATION
2000 Peaceville
  1. Symphonaire Infernus et Spera Empyrium (demo version)
  2. The Crown of Sympathy
  3. The Grief of Age
  4. A Kiss to Remember
  5. Grace Unhearing (Portishell mix)
  6. For You
  7. Unreleased Bitterness
  8. Sear Me III
  9. The Cry of Mankind (bonus video track)



Meisterwerk 2  COMPILATION
2001 Peaceville
  1. Sear Me MCMXCIII
  2. Follower
  3. Vast Choirs
  4. She is the Dark
  5. Catching Feathers
  6. Two Winters Only
  7. Your River
  8. Some Velvet Morning
  9. Roads
  10. For You (bonus video track)



The Dreadful Hours  
2001 Peaceville
  1. The Dreadful Hours
  2. Raven and the Rose
  3. Le Figlie Della Tempesta
  4. Black Heart Romance
  5. A Cruel Taste of Winter
  6. My Hope the Destroyer
  7. The Deepest of All Hearts
  8. Return to the Beautiful
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Hamish Glencross
  • Ade Jackson
  • Yasmin Ahmid
  • Shaun Taylor-Steels



The Voice Of The Wretched  LIVE
2002 Peaceville
  1. She Is The Dark
  2. The Snow In My Hand
  3. Cry Of Mankind
  4. Turn Loose The Swans
  5. A Cruel Taste Of Winter
  6. Under Your Wings And Into Your Arms
  7. A Kiss To Remember
  8. Your River
  9. The Fever Sea
  10. Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Hamish Glencross
  • Ade Jackson
  • Yasmin Ahmid
  • Shaun Taylor-Steels
2002 Readers' Album #98




Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light  
2004 Peaceville
  1. The Wreckage Of My Flesh
  2. The Scarlet Garden
  3. Catherine Blake
  4. My Wine In Silence
  5. The Prize Of Beauty
  6. The Blue Lotus
  7. And My Fury Stands Ready
  8. A Doomed Lover
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Hamish Glencross
  • Ade Jackson
  • Sarah Stanton
  • Shaun Taylor-Steels
2004 Readers' Album #20




A Line Of Deathless Kings  
2006 Peaceville
  1. To Remain Tombless
  2. L'Amour Detruit
  3. I Cannot Be Loved
  4. And I Walk With Them
  5. Thy Raven Wings
  6. Love's Intolerable Pain
  7. One of Beauty's Daughters
  8. Deeper Down
  9. The Blood, The Wine, The Roses
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Hamish Glencross
  • Ade Jackson
  • Sarah Stanton
  • John Bennett
2006 Readers' Album #23




For Lies I Sire  
2009 Peaceville
  1. Fall With Me
  2. My Body, A Funeral
  3. The Lies I Sire
  4. Bring Me Victory
  5. Echoes From A Hollow Soul
  6. ShadowHaunt
  7. Santuario Di Sangue
  8. A Chapter in Loathing
  9. Death Triumphant
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Hamish Glencross
  • Lena Abé
  • Katie Stone
  • Dan Mullins
2009 Readers' Album #23




Bring Me Victory  EP
2009 Peaceville
  1. Bring Me Victory
  2. Scarborough Fair
  3. Failure (Swans cover)
  4. Vast Choirs (Live At Graspop 2008)
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Hamish Glencross
  • Lena Abé
  • Katie Stone
  • Shaun Macgowan
  • Dan Mullins



Evinta  
2011 Peaceville



The Barghest O'Whitby  EP
2011 Peaceville
  1. The Barghest O'Whitby
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Hamish Glencross
  • Lena Abé
  • Shaun Macgowan
  • Shaun Taylor-Steels



A Map Of All Our Failures  
2012 Peaceville
  1. Kneel Till Doomsday
  2. The Poorest Waltz
  3. A Tapestry Scorned
  4. Like A Perpetual Funeral
  5. A Map Of All Our Failures
  6. Hail Odysseus
  7. Within The Presence Of Absence
  8. Abandoned As Christ
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Hamish Glencross
  • Lena Abé
  • Shaun Macgowan
  • Shaun Taylor-Steels
2012 Readers' Album #44




The Manuscript  EP
2013 Peaceville
  1. The Manuscript
  2. Vår gud över er
  3. A Pale Shroud of Longing
  4. Only Tears to Replace Her With
  • Aaron Stainthorpe
  • Andy Craighan
  • Hamish Glencross
  • Lena Abé
  • Shaun Macgowan
  • Shaun Taylor-Steels
2013 Readers' Album #39




Feel The Misery  
2015 Peaceville
  1. And My Father Left Forever
  2. To Shiver In Empty Halls
  3. A Cold New Curse
  4. Feel The Misery
  5. A Thorn Of Wisdom
  6. I Celebrate Your Skin
  7. I Almost Loved You
  8. Within A Sleeping Forest
2015 Readers' Album #12





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