My Dying Bride - Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium EP (vinyl)
1991's Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium was the MDB's first studio release for Peaceville Records.
The EP was an introduction for many to the atmospheric Doom/Death genre which was in its infancy at the time, blooming particularly in the UK, and spearheaded by fellow Yorkshiremen, Paradise Lost. Utilising an effective mix of Celtic Frost and Candlemass among others, My Dying Bride instilled an immense atmosphere of foreboding and dread in its music with a concoction of brooding riffs and lyrical themes of sex and death with religious overtones. The implementation of violin, an unusual addition at the time, heightened MDB's sense of atmosphere, and helped distinguish the band further from its peers.
The 'Symphonaire Infernus...' EP was recorded at Academy Studios, known for its own involvement with groundbreaking UK Doom releases for years, and was engineered by Keith Appleton. My Dying Bride had recently returned to Academy for the recording of their 2015 opus, Feel the Misery.
This is the first vinyl pressing of the EP since 1991, and now includes the tracks God is Alone and De Sade Soliloquy.
Presented on 12" vinyl with the original Dave McKean cover artwork.