My Dying Bride has been the leading force in the death/ doom metal genre since their inception in the early 1990’s and have gone on to forge a legacy of greatness in the field over the past 2 decades, since 1992’s debut release, As The Flower Withers.
2009’s For Lies I Sire set and subsequently met new heights of expectation placed upon the legendary Yorkshire doom troupe, but A Map of All Our Failures is a considerable step up for the band and further voyage into the darkest depths of humanity, religion, folklore, love and death.
My Dying Bride’s distinctively sumptuous dual guitar melodies effortlessly flood into juggernaut doom metal riffs, with the vocals of Aaron Stainthorpe weaving a rich tapestry of tragic tales into the accompanying soundscapes. A Map of All Our Failures is perhaps best and most effectively summarised by guitarist Andrew Craighan, who describes the album as “a controlled demolition of all your hopes”.
The album recording and mix was completed at Futureworks Studios in Manchester UK, with long-standing production maestro Mags at the helm. Artwork appears courtesy of Rhett Podersoo at Machine Room.
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
The special edition of ‘A Map of All Our Failures’ contains a CD & DVD in mediabook with 20 page booklet. Joining the album songs is the exclusive bonus track ‘My Faults Are Your Reward’, plus a special DVD featuring a full-length documentary on the band, as each member defines what it is like to be part of such an established act as My Dying Bride, from their early beginnings and ambitions, to recollections of life and experiences on the road for the titans of metal.
Here is a trailer for the documentary featured on the DVD
The band will also be embarking upon a European tour in December in support of the album, as well as a local appearance at the UK’s esteemed Damnation Festival in November, at which Peaceville will be a proud sponsor to coincide with the label’s 25th anniversary.
Nov 3 Damnation, Leeds, England
Dec 7 02 Academy Islington, London, England
Dec 8 Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Dec 9 Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Dec 11 Viper Club, Florence, Italy
Dec 12 Magazzini Generali, Milan, Italy
Dec 13 Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec 14 Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
Dec 15 Eindhoven Metal Meeting Effenaar, Eindhoven Holland