British doom/death legends, My Dying Bride, are proud to announce their fifteenth studio album, A Mortal Binding, with the record set to be released on 19th April via Nuclear Blast Records. Today’s news is accompanied by the release of tempestuous, heart-wrenching new single Thornwyck Hymn. The track comes with a stunning video directed by Daniel Gray, depicting a maritime story of unfolding desire and tragedy. Watch the clip below!
On the new track, MDB vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe commented: “Set upon the rugged coast of Yorkshire, Thornwyck village has spent an eternity being haunted by the chill waters that wash it’s shore – and the hidden folk who dwell in the salty depths. Woe betide anyone who fares into the briny sea, or even steels too close to its edge for they may never set foot back on mother earth”
A Mortal Binding, the much-anticipated follow-up to The Ghost of Orion (2019) finds the Yorkshire-based quintet delighting in anxiety, loss, and toil to resplendent effect. From the raw distress of Her Dominion and twisted horror of Thornwyck Hymn to the funerary violins of the eleven-minute monolith The Apocalyptist and the classic-feeling The 2nd of Three Bells, A Mortal Binding is pinnacle My Dying Bride. If Songs of Darkness, Words of Light (2004) elevated the band to new heights and A Map of All Our Failures (2012) expanded upon the group’s mid-tens grandeur, then A Mortal Binding stages My Dying Bride’s next exultant phase of elegiac misery.