Please welcome the newest addition to My Silent Wake [MSW].
David MacLean [picture] has now officially joined the band on 2nd guitar duties. Dave was previously in the band Irony of Christ and he replaces Mike [Hitchen] who is very busy with The Drowning right now as well as his full time job. His first MSW performance was on Friday at our album launch gig. Video footage from that gig can be watched below.
My Silent Wake‘s new album “There Was Death” is released February 24th on CD and double LP via Minotauro Records.
“This release represents possibly the most aggressive and heavy material that MSW have recorded so far. It’s been a long time in the making, and we’ve put a lot into it, but we’re very proud of the final result” “Almost 65 mins of mainly very heavy music. We have one track that isn’t metal on there and I believe it is our shortest track ever. 35 seconds! It also has the longest title on the album.”
1. A Dying Man’s Wish
2. Damnatio Memoriae
3. Killing Flaw
4. Ghosts of Parlous Lives
5. Mourning the Loss of the Living
6. There Was Death 06:47
7. Walls Within Walls
8. No End to Sorrow
9. An End to Suffering
My Silent Wake celebrated ten years in existence in 2015 and during the last decade they have released a dark host of enthralling albums and EPs, becoming one of the most respected figures in British doom.
Fall 2015, the band recruited keyboard player Simon Bibby, who played in Seventh Angel, the band from whose ashes My Silent Wake were first formed. This is the first time in their history that My Silent Wake have had a dedicated keyboard player in their ranks and Simon’s arrival opens even more doors for the band, particularly in terms of their live performance. With Imperative PR by their side and their line-up complete, My Silent Wake can begin a whole new chapter in the band’s history…and we confidently predict that wonders await..
Although sometimes associated with the ‘Christian Metal’ scene, mostly because of the association of Ian Arkley in Seventh Angel; My Silent Wake are expressedly not a Christian band. Some lyrical themes deal with ideas of faith and loss of faith, but in deeply personal ways, and more universally, rather than obivously …
April 21 – Studio Gonz, Gouda, the Netherlands
May 13 – Little Devil Bar, Tilburg, the Netherlands