In collaboration with our good friends at Peaceville Records, we’re pleased to give you an exclusive pre-release premiere from the UK’s Thine!
The enigmatic UK dark rock/prog quintet have completed work on their third studio album, The Dead City Blueprint, which is due for release on Peaceville Records April 28th 2014 / Germany & Austria – 2nd May 2014 / USA & Canada 13th May.
Thine entered the hallowed & legendary Academy Studios (Paradise Lost, Anathema, My Dying Bride) to record the long overdue follow-up to the acclaimed 2002 album, In Therapy, and sees the band building upon the sublime hooks and dark existential themes from prior works. Having formed in 1995 in Yorkshire, UK with the core trio of Alan Gaunt, Paul Groundwell and Daniel Mullins (currently handling drum duties with My Dying Bride/ex-Bal-Sagoth), Thine initially burst onto the scene in 1997 with the release of the atmospheric prog/doom Journeys demo tape, with the debut album of boundary-warping metal noir, A Town Like This, appearing on Peaceville the following year. Thine’s most accomplished work to date, In Therapy saw light of day a full four years later, showcasing a more sleek and immediate sound, bringing comparisons to other dark and emotional acts such as Katatonia and Anathema. The band lineup is completed by Dylan Rhodes on rhythm guitar and Richard Swift on bass.
The band comment: “We’ve been toiling away for over a decade on shaping our latest monster. It has been such a long and grueling process with countless collapses and relapses and a traumatic voyage on numerous levels, but this opus is finally in the flesh so to speak. It is an encapsulation of all those glorious tragedies we all find ourselves overcoming along the way, and essentially for us, a welcome catalyst. Sometimes the best art comes only through being unexpectedly forced through the city’s darkest avenues, so hope you’ll find us there”.
Listen to ‘To The Precipice’ right here, and follow the band’s Facebook page for updates.
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