2-DISC SPECIAL MEDIABOOK EDITION OF THE CLASSIC SECOND ALBUM OF GENRE-LEADING GOTHIC DOOM METAL FROM THE UK LEGENDS
My Dying Bride has been the leading light of doom metal since the debut album "As The Flower Withers" was released on Peaceville Records back in 1992. Influenced by acts such as Celtic Frost and Candlemass, the band's heavy atmospherics have carved a huge worldwide following over the years and they remain at the pinnacle of the genre and one of the most instantly distinguishable metal bands.
Originally released on Peaceville in October 1993, and recorded at Academy Studios in Yorkshire, the album saw the arrival of long time session musician and classically trained violin and piano player Martin Powell. The album also saw the band stretching and pushing the grandiose textures and epic doom dynamics to create an opus of previously unrivalled atmosphere. Fans and critics have since hailed ‘Turn Loose the Swans’ as the blueprint for the new Gothic Metal genre, with many often still citing the release as among the defining albums of the band’s distinguished career.
This special 2CD edition of ‘Turn Loose the Swans’ marks 20 years since its original release, and includes a new commentary disc with core members vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe and guitarist Andrew Craighan discussing their memories of the album session and compositions as the music plays in the background, giving an unrivalled insight into the creation of one of the masterpieces of the genre.
The release also contains an expanded booklet with additional previously unseen artwork from the time, plus liner notes from the band.