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MY DYING BRIDE - Hamish Splits-Up With The Band, Calvin Robertshaw Rejoins

British doom metal legends My Dying Bride announced that they've split-up with their long-time guitarist Hamish Glencross. And that's not all, the band also confirmed the comeback of their original member Calvin Robertshaw who played with the band in the period 1990 - 1999. The fans should not worry as My Dying Bride clarified that this has absolutely no impact on the band's forthcoming 3 final shows of 2014. It will go ahead as planned. Their longstanding guitar technician Robb Philpotts will fill in for these 3 shows.
Here's the official statement of the band: "My Dying Bride would like to make it known that we have parted ways with guitarist Hamish Glencross. The reasons being can only be described as "irreconcilable differences". However we would still like to genuinely wish Hamish all the luck with his future endeavours. My Dying Bride would like to make it clear that this has absolutely no impact on the bands forthcoming 3 final shows of 2014.

  • Copenhell (Denmark) Friday the 13th June
  • MetalDays (Slovenia) Friday 25th July
  • Brutal Assault (Czech Republic) Saturday 9th August

All go ahead as planned. Our longstanding guitar technician Robb Philpotts has already been drafted in and will fill in for these 3 shows. Ok, enough of that, now for some great news. Calvin Robertshaw rejoins!! What more can we say to that. Calvin is one of the original guitarists that helped make My Dying Bride what it is today. His departure after the now infamous 34.788% Complete album left us all stunned but now we have convinced him to rejoin and are sure this is going to be a success. We feel that My Dying Bride has now stabilised again and we are really, really excited at the prospect of going forward as a band united again by doom metal music. We will be working together with Calvin on finishing the new lp which we plan to record later this year. The writing of the new lp has been progressing somewhat slower than usual due to our internal problems but despite that we now have around 7 new songs in a very complete fashion, obviously we are now all wondering what Calvin can bring and now can't wait to get back into the studio to find out. The studio we have chosen to use for the majority of the recording is our old haunt Academy Studios. Then we will be back at Futureworks for some finishing off and possibly vocals. Time will tell. We would like to thank from the very bottom of all our hearts, all of our supporters old and new for their patience and love, we promise you a continued and very much stronger My Dying Bride in the future." Link