MY DYING BRIDE Taps AKERCOCKE Drummer For Upcoming Shows

U.K. doomsters MY DYING BRIDE have issued the following update:

"Back in January after our shows in Greece, Dan [Mullins, drums] managed to sustain a knee injury which resulted in him having to take some time out from drumming.

"Whilst it seems he is at the end of this break, there is still some time needed to heal and recover in which he is unable to represent MY DYING BRIDE on the throne of thunder this summer, although we may see a return before summer is out and most assuredly by the year's end, he/we figured it best not to rush into these shows and risk aggravating his injury causing problems for our entire stint of already confirmed dates and future LP writing and recording.

"Rather than cancel the shows we felt it important to celebrate our 20th anniversary year, whilst Dan rests up we have drafted in a most talented sticksman in the form of Mr. David Grey of AKERCOCKE fame to fill in, whilst Shaun Winter Steels (yes, ex-MY DYING BRIDE Shaun) has been keeping the band in trim through some of the more sparser areas of rehearsals with David. So the band is in top gig form thanks to these two.

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"Rehearsals have been intense with both drummers particularly bringing David up to speed on the set ready for this summer, however the doom machine still turns and MY DYING BRIDE are ready to bring you the quality you deserve.

"As soon as Dan has the all-clear, we will let you all know, but for now a darkly miserable welcome to David and a heartily morose thank you to Shaun Winter Steels for pitching in when it really counted."

Metalpaths.com conducted an interview with vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe of U.K. doomsters MY DYING BRIDE when the band played in Thessaloniki, Greece on January 30, 2010. Watch the chat below.

MY DYING BRIDE's latest EP, "Bring Me Victory", was released on October 26, 2009 via Peaceville Records. The CD was recorded at Futureworks studio in Manchester.

The track listing is as follows:

01. Bring Me Victory
02. Scarborough Fair
03. Failure (THE SWANS cover)
04. Vast Choirs (live at Graspop Metal Meeting 2008)

MY DYING BRIDE last year parted ways with violinist/keyboardist Katie Stone and replaced her with Shaun Macgowan.

The band's latest full-length album, "For Lies I Sire", was released on March 23, 2009 via Peaceville Records. The follow-up to 2006's "A Line of Deathless Kings" was recorded with longtime producer Mags.

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