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Postby Larth » Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:00 am

Thought it might be nice to have a bunch of the band's interviews (-and no, I didn't read all of these). :wink:
Of course I don't know how long these links will work. Anyway, have fun!

..by the way, man, do they have to talk a lot -I'd go mad. And this is just (some of) the stuff you can find on the internet! :o


Aaron:
http://www.fourteeng.net/interviews/mydyingbride.html
http://www.metalstorm.ee/pub/interview. ... iew_id=140
http://metal-rules.com/interviews/MDB-May2004.htm
http://www.themurderinn.it/IntervisteNU ... ideEng.htm
http://www.chroniclesofchaos.com/articl ... bride.aspx
http://www.chroniclesofchaos.com/articl ... bride.aspx
http://www.getreadytorock.com/pure_meta ... erview.htm
http://www.releasemagazine.net/Spotligh ... gbride.htm
http://www.ssmt-reviews.com/int/mydy-int.htm
http://onlyangels.free.fr/interviews/m/ ... _bride.htm
http://www.gothtronic.com/?page=23&interviews=966
http://www.seaoftranquility.org/article ... ad&order=0
http://www.rockdetector.com/interviews/ ... 7240EC8051
http://vibrationsofdoom.com/issues/doom38.htm
http://www.metalstorm.ee/pub/interview. ... iew_id=274
http://www.wallsoffire.de/Interviews/sh ... 300&lang=2
http://www.starvox.net/crypt/2june4.htm
http://highday.tripod.com/index-10.html
http://www.vampire-magazine.com/article.php?aid=38192
http://www.nocturnalhall.de/interviews/mdb.htm (german/english)
http://www.vampster.com/artikel/show/?id=618 (german)
http://www.vampster.com/artikel/show/?id=778 (german)
http://www.vampster.com/artikel/show/index.php4?id=4156 (german)
http://www.bloodchamber.de/interview/m/146/ (german)
http://www.bright-eyes.de/baseportal/St ... il&Id==570 (german)
http://www.metalearth.de/modules.php?na ... age&pid=84 (german)
http://www.geocities.com/the_real_gumbl ... e/mdb.html (german)
http://www.metalmessage.de/Interviews/m ... -bride.htm (german)
http://www.whiskey-soda.de/story.php?id=177 (german)
http://antithetik.free.fr/mydyingbride_kings.html (french)
http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/intervie ... -l-fr.html (french)
http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/intervie ... r-413.html (french)
http://www.metal-impact.com/index.php?n ... ent&id=253 (french)
http://www.obskure.com/fr/inter_model.php?num_inter=325 (french)
http://fanclubmydyingbride.1talk.net/My ... pe-t16.htm (french)
http://www.heavylaw.com/interview129-My ... Bride.html (french)
http://www.djpdjp.nl/news.php?extend.117 (dutch)
http://www.metalfan.nl/interviews.php?id=93 (dutch)
http://www.imperiumi.net/printer_friend ... iew&id=334 (finnish)
http://www.kwadratuur.be/nieuws.php?id=296 (belgian)


Andrew:
http://www.metalreview.com/Interviews/3 ... Bride.aspx
http://www.chroniclesofchaos.com/articl ... bride.aspx
http://www.chroniclesofchaos.com/articl ... bride.aspx
http://www.specialradio.net/i/mdb/inter.shtml
http://www.doom-metal.com/interview.php?id=27
http://www.metalupdate.com/interviewmdb.html
http://www.rebelx.org/interviews.php
http://vibrationsofdoom.com/issues/doom5.htm
http://www.earache.com/WickedWorld/inte ... b/mdb.html
http://www.666metal.com/interviews/show ... ?interID=3
http://www.reflectionsofdarkness.com/in ... &Itemid=46
http://www.metal-inside.de/frame.php?ur ... hp?id=1086 (german)
http://www.silentscreamzine.com/Intervi ... viewsID=59 (italian)


Hamish:
http://www.metalmonk.co.uk/bands/featur ... rview.html
http://www.metalchaos.co.uk/My%20Dying% ... erview.htm
http://www.tartareandesire.com/intervie ... bride.html
http://www.vampire-magazine.com/article.php?aid=42312
http://www.themetalforge.com/modules.ph ... nt&sid=911
http://www.blistering.com/fastpage/fpen ... 5/menuid/3
http://www.metalfan.nl/interviews.php?id=429 (dutch)


Ade:
http://www.zid.hr/my_dying_bride_interview_eng.htm
http://www.dse.nl/~inferno/issue10/mdbint.html
http://www.bright-eyes.de/baseportal/St ... il&Id==154 (german)
http://www.obskure.com/fr/inter_model.php?num_inter=87 (french)


Calvin:
http://www.ram.org/music/articles/dyinterview.html


Rick:
http://www.geocities.com/stubblemusiczine/rickmiah.html


Band:
http://www.metalfan.ro/articol.php?sect ... 1764&lng=2
http://www.vampire-magazine.com/article.php?aid=38446
http://www.apeshit.org/2004/05/17/my-dy ... -darkness/


Video:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea ... ID=2679971
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RDnJojvZwM
http://www.metalhead.ro/Interviuri-Conf ... e-156.html
http://www.metalheadtv.com/TV6/4.php
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Postby Larth » Sun Sep 16, 2007 10:19 am

Ezzi Lunara wrote:Thank you Larth for the effort. Good collection of interviews indeed. Somehow I have missed the finnish one but I have read it now :)


I haven't.. :wink:

And you're welcome. :)
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Postby Frits » Sun Sep 16, 2007 11:23 pm

That's an impressive collection you have there man! I just read the interviews I run into. When I'm on a site and spot a link to MDB, I will probably click it. But I'm not typing it into google or someting like that.
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Postby Larth » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:53 pm

Nice to hear them talk a bit about the new album.

I'm looking forward to it so much! :guitar:
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Postby tarblood » Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:51 pm

I just rediscovered two old interviews on HD, however these are not online anymore. I'll post the shortest here then:

Interview: Emanzipation Magazine no. 4

I don't think I'm wrong when claiming MY DYING BRIDE have been obvious role models for numerous other doom/death metal bands. When they released their debut album back in '92, noone had ever heard such gloomy, gothic and at the same time wonderful and poetic music. Back in my first issue I made an interview with the band and nearly three years later I thought it had become relevant to do so once again. I wasn't able to be at present at the interview myself, so I prepared some questions and asked my old pal Carsten Holm to ask them for me. Martin (violin) and frontman/vocalist Aaron answered...

BOB DYLAN
- "When we were a death band I just screamed out everything. Now some of the stuff we do is so extremely slow, doomy and atmospheric and it just seemed pointless screaming over it, destroying all the atmosphere with some cheasy DM vocals, so I tried to make my voice fit more with this style of music, but the growls will always be there in the faster stuff, because it's always good to scream your head off in the really aggressive parts."
Aaron's vocals surely have improved quite a bit. He can actually sing nowadays, so some might think he has been taking some lessons.

- "I haven't been taking any lessons and I'm actually not a particular good singer, but as long as Bob Dylan is still alive then I can sing, hahaha!"

Nowadays there's not hardly one death metal release without some sort of normal singing and that reason alone makes one think that it has become quite a trend to sing with your normal vocals in a brutal band.

- "Well, after a few years you realize that the other guys in the band are getting better and better and you wanna improve as well, so it's just a natural progress when brutal vocalists start using their normal vocals, too."

THE BIGGEST CROWD EVER
- "The people who come to see our shows are basically your average crowd, but we are also seeing a lot of older folks showing up nowadays. They must have heard the new album and liked it."
- "We have had people say they hated DM but they do like some of the songs on the new album. So the older audience is showing up for the slower songs and the kids are showing up for the faster songs. That's great, 'coz then we are getting a bigger crowd than we had before. It's not always funny playing live and especially not for a band like MY DYING BRIDE, 'coz their music tend to be very slow at times."

- "It's a struggle when people are standing with their arms folded, because you automatically think the audience don't enjoy it and start to not enjoy it yourself. If you see the crowd jumping up and down then you feel great and you get more into it. But when they stand still you think: "Ohh no, here we go again." I know some people think our music is boring, but even some of the long songs, on 12 or 13 minutes get so boring at all. But people who like fast stuff all the time should look after another band!"

OTHER TALENTS
Often big artists have other talents, too and that's also the case with Aaron, because besides singing he's also a great art worker which he has shown quite a lot on MY DYING BRIDE's own material.
- "It's just a hobby. I don't get payed for it, that's for sure! David McKean did the stuff on our first releases and I loved his style. After he had made the artwork for our first album a lot of other bands wanted to use him, among others Paradise Lost, Kreator, Epidemic & Cerebral Fix... everybody started using him! So the price for his work went up as well. I mean, the first cover we got for like 400 pounds and when we asked him again it was something like 4000 pounds and we said forget it!"

- "And since I had loved hid work for so long and sort of knew how to do it, I just tried to see if it would work out. The first thing I did was the "Thrash Of Naked Limbs" ep and everybody liked it, so I did it on "Turn Loose The Swans" & the "I Am The Bloody Earth" ep, too."

BLACK GOD
On "Turn Loose The Swans" there is a song called "Black God". A quite strange title I think, so I let Aaron explain who we are dealing with.
- "Who isn't he... or she? It's not a racist song, it's kind of a strange one. Most people assume God is an old man with a white beard sitting in heaven. And I just thought... why a white man? Why up there? And why not down here or over there?"

- "So I said to myself, why not call it "Black God" to get some some people pissed. And a lot of people hate that title and a lot of people think it's good. Some people think it's satanic, because they say that the black God is the devil. Other people say it's racism. They say like: "God is black, are you mad or something?"

PISSED ON PARADISE LOST
Most bands have some other bands they are in particulary good contacts with and of course MY DYING BRIDE aren't any different. But it seemed like a question they weren't prepared to answer.
- "We don't really know that many bands personally, only a few local ones like Decomposed and we also know Bolt Thrower and Cathedral, 'coz we've played with them a lot of times."

- "We mentioned quite a few on the thanks list on "Turn Loose..." but it's far from all of them we really know."

- "Me and Andrew did an interview on a Belgium radio last year and we were really drunk and we took the piss out of every band, especially Paradise Lost. We were calling them fucking shit, just for fun. And after we had heard the show we said ohh no!!!"

- "We had been travelling all day. We left England at four in the morning and of course we got drunk like idiots on the ferry and this interview was at 11 o'clock in the night and at that time we were totally pissed. When the interviewer asked if there were any bands we hated we just mentioned tons of names. And after we had heard the tape we were nearly suicidal. We even slagged off Hammy of Peaceville, even though he was there. And at the end of the interview we started punching eachother."


ONLY 4 HOURS A WEEK
A lot of bands are working and sweating like pigs in their rehearsal rooms to get their songs as tight and great as possible. MY DYING BRIDE's music tend to be very complicated in some of the parts and they are including tons of strange stuff, but strangely enough rehearsing isn't something they take too seriously.
- "We only practise 4 hours a week which is shit. Y'know, we're supposed to be a professional band. I write the lyrics in one night and the guys practise at home and then we usually come together on a Tuesday or a Wednesday night and everyone comes with what they've got and then we can write a song in two days, which is really quick, I think."

- "But after you have written it, it's far from finished, 'coz then you add a little bit and you take away a little bit. It's nevcer perfect until you record it in the studio. Then you can also add all kinds of strange things which isn't possible in the rehearsel room."

SEX SYMBOLS
Since a great part of Aaron's lyrics deal with sex themes I thought it would be cool to get to know which sex symbols he has, but the lyrics must be his own experience 'coz we answered this way:
- "Ehhh... I don't know! Linda Owen maybe! I like funny actors but they aren't exactly my sex symbols. I honestly don't know!"

That was all the intelligent words these two Englishmen had to say! The conversation continued a little longer, but the topics that were discussed wouldn't be that interesting to read about! New stuff from MY DYING BRIDE should already have seen the light of day now (these guys are quick!)

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Source: Emanzipation Magazine no. 4
Typed in by Chris
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Postby tarblood » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:32 pm

Come on Aylin,
it's an ancient interview. The answer to your curiosity (the new album in question) is most likely to be "the Angel and the Dark River" :P
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Postby Larth » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:33 pm



Aaron wrote:..technical bullshittery..

:lol:
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Postby DarkLink » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:44 pm

Well, it was a very instructive interview and I was really happy to hear the whole explanation about the forthcoming album.

Nothing is planned; I generally fall about the place in tears and often hold back from actually hurting myself or causing great physical harm. It's a very uncomfortable place to be for me. With my eyes closed I can almost see unholy melancholy and utter deprivation laid bare before me, pouring down onto me and crushing my spirit.

And that was an intesting anwswer, I like it.

BTDH: I'm assuming that when this album is released there will be a tour
in support of it. Will My Dying Bride make it to the US? I know the band
hasn't performed here in years…
Aaron: We'll do our very best to make it back to the States. We loved it last time (supporting Dio) and can't really
understand why we haven't been back. I do apologize.


US fans have now good hope to see the band soon, I believe.
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Postby DarkLink » Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:18 pm

ArchSaur wrote:Violin-violin-violin... so much blabber about violin that I'm starting to hate that particular word.


I think you probably mislead yourself in the forum; Indeed, this is the interview collection thread, not the one about the come back of the violin... So go there to give your opinion, if you feel the need to.

Same for you Azz.
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Postby DarkLink » Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:33 pm

ArchSaur wrote:
You didn't get it - it was about the latest interviews and problem of interviewers asking the same question times and again.



Hey take it easy. I indeed did not get that you were referring to the last ITW, probably because I do not agree with you.

Secondly, I'm not the guy who is gonna tell you what to do and what you mustn't do; moderators are here for that. I really thought, as you are a new bee, that you made a mistake.

ArchSaur wrote:Your "keep on topic, only topic and nothing besides topic" policy seems too restrictive to me - there's not too much life at this forum, and restricting it more will only make things worse.


I kept the best for the end :smug:
I don't have any policy here as I mentionned before, and I don't want to restrict any life as you said. But I just have a question: You are certainly a wize observer of the forum for a long time to know that there is not much life on the forum?
This is just ridiculous. How can you judge things so quickly ?

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Postby DarkLink » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:54 pm

Did we already got that ITW ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBEUHrC- ... re=related

"Majestic, miserable, subliminal" and...... Porn ! ^^

Something I'm not really sure to have heard well; Did Andy said the guys also have side-jobs, regular one ? :eek:

L.E: Oh ok, I now see the point with cake and porn ^^ Sorry, sometimes I just read the posts really quickly and I just noticed that The Last Lonely Man (what's your real name BTW ?) posted it in another thread! So, let's say that this post is just useful for the link correctly posted, I guess.
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Postby DarkLink » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:40 pm

MySanityDoesFly wrote:Cheers for posting it David. I was thinknig of putting the link in here myself, so I now I don't have to :P

And yes, I believe they do all have regular jobs. They probably make very little from CD sales now, so I don't think they could live off the band alone.


That's quite surprising for me to know that. Do you know what type of jobs they're doing ?
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