U.K. doom metallers MY DYING BRIDE have issued the following update:
"MY DYING BRIDE is sorry to have to say that on January 5, 2007 bassist Adrian Jackson left the band. He has pledged his future in America and has made it quite clear there is no room in his plans for MY DYING BRIDE. We have parted in good faith and wish him luck with his new life out there. It has absolutely no effect on any of the gigs we have confirmed. We have already rehearsed his replacement to gig readiness and she is looking forward to playing for the first time in MY DYING BRIDE. More on his replacement, Lena, soon.
"Secondly we have had to replace long term stand in drummer / thunder truck / Uberlunatic John Bennet due to his work commitments. He is saddened by the fact he cannot drum for MY DYING BRIDE anymore as are we, but we understand that we all have to make a living and wish him luck too in his job.
"It's not all doom and gloom though as we have been rehearsing with excellent drummer Dan Mullins of THINE, BAL-SAGOTH and SERMON OF HYPOCRISY fame and again he too is now at gig readiness. MDB has a new fresh focused feel to it and we are looking forward to the shows with a vengeance."
As previously reported, a "rare" 30-minute video of MY DYING BRIDE performing at the 1995 Dynamo Open Air festival in Eindhoven, Holland has been posted online at Metal Videos.
MY DYING BRIDE's ninth studio effort, "A Line of Deathless Kings", was released in October via Peaceville/Snapper Music.
"A Line of Deathless Kings" reunites the six-piece with long-time collaborator/producer Mags (who recorded the bands initial compositions). Mixed at The Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire and mastered at famed Abbey Road Studios in London, it was the group's first release with drummer John Bennett.
MY DYING BRIDE's video for the song "Deeper Down" has been posted online at YouTube.com. According to director Charlie Granberg (KATATONIA), the clip is "about a guy that is so filled with grief and self-pity that he sees the world as totally black, even though you get a hint in the beginning of the video that it's summer and all. Then his visions and view of the world takes over. And it just gets darker and darker from there. Is he about to commit suicide or just taking a swim? That's up for you to decide. I have tried working on a subconcious level with a lot of symbolism and metaphors, but still trying to make it somewhat documentary-like and believable."
Upcoming MY DYING BRIDE shows:
Mar. 23 - Petofi Csornok - Budapest, Hungary (Metalmania Festival)
Mar. 24 - Spodek - Katowice, Poland - Metalmania Festival
Apr. 20 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apr. 21 - Pestpop Festival - Wieze, Belgium
Jun. 16 - ArtMania Festival - Sibiu, Romania
Aug. 11 - M'era Luna Festival - Hildesheim, Germany (Flughafen Drispenstedt)
Aug. 12 - Summer Darkness Festival - Utrecht, Netherlands