My Dying Bride want you to “Feel the Misery” in new video

Posted by on September 14, 2015

After the release of the near 10-minute track “And My Father Left Forever” from their upcoming 12th studio album, My Dying Bride has released a music video for the title track to Feel The Misery, due out September 18th on Peaceville Records.

Said director James Sharrock,

“The concept for ‘Feel the Misery’ has been in my head for a while. It is loosely based on the famous painting ‘Raft of Medusa’ by Theodore Gericault painted in 1819, and when I heard the song it invoked the creative idea I had been thinking about.

In May this year I read in the news reports of a ‘Ghost ship’ carrying 350 starving Rohingya Muslims vanishing off Thailand. Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand refused to engage in search-and-rescue operations, instead pushing the boats back to sea, letting the people starve and refusing to accept the asylum seekers – similar to the story behind ‘Raft of Medusa.’ It was only later in the year as we were filming the music video down around the Pembrokeshire coast that the media took a greater interest in the deaths of asylum seekers in the Mediterranean. The song has allowed me to bring to life not only issues that are currently facing us all, but a masterpiece that reflects a similar tragedy from centuries ago.”

The band released another song that’s not on the new album, titled “Hollow Cathedral,” as part of Decibel Magazine’s flexi disc series. Grab that, and then pre-order the new eight-track album here.





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