"Damnatio Memoriae" re-issued on April 21st!
From the south west of England comes acclaimed death/doom band My Silent Wake with their 2015 studio album. Damnatio Memoriae features some of MSW's heaviest works to date. Recorded, mixed and mastered over two weeks in 2014 at The Priory Studios in Sutton Coldfield with doom legend Greg Chandler of Esoteric. Guest growls and screams from Greg and guest synths from industrial pioneer, Attrition's Martin Bowes both feature on the album along with a cover by renowned Finnish artist Juha Vuorma. A Pledge Music campaign was launched to put this out on vinyl and 100 numbered copies were sold as well as 50 numbered cassette copies. The album was originally release by Italian label House of Ashes but did not get the promotion it deserved.
MSW were formed in 2005 by founder member Ian Arkley of Seventh Angel / Ashen Mortality and has featured a variety of musicians. MSW have toured in Europe including 2010's tour with Norway's In Vain and 2017's tour with A Sickness Unto Death. The band have performed at numerous doom festivals and gigs around Europe.
The band's previous releases have been on Bombworks Records in America, Holland's Dark Balance and Stone Groove Records in America. The acoustic album 'Preservation Restoration Reconstruction' was released via a Kickstarter project on vinyl. MSW have also appeared on split albums with The Drowning and Pylon. An experimental/ambient download album was released on Stone Groove Records and a new ambient release is expected in March on Opa Loka in Germany. In total including two split albums the band has released 11 studio albums including last year's compilation An Unbroken Threnody. 2 previous albums have been re-released, including MSW's second album 'The Anatomy of Melancholy' and the re-mixed and remastered version of 'Et Lux Perpetua' which has been renamed 'And Everlasting Light'. This features some new music and artwork and was released on limited crimson vinyl only by House of Ashes / Fragile Branch.
Damnatio Memoriae was previously released by House of Ashes on CD and by MSW Records on cassette and vinyl.