YORKSHIRE, UK - Thine, the enigmatic UK dark rock/prog quintet, has released its third album, The Dead City Blueprint, today on Peaceville Records.
The Dead City Blueprint can be purchased now through iTunes at:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-dead-city-blueprint/id858820511 or Amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Dead-City-Blueprint-Thine/dp/B00JK47SNY.
The album is currently streaming exclusively on A.V. Club at:http://www.avclub.com/article/stream-thines-majestic-new-album-dead-city-bluepri-204263.
The long overdue follow-up to the acclaimed 2002 album, In Therapy, The Dead City Blueprint was recorded at the hallowed and legendary Academy Studios (Paradise Lost, Anathema, My Dying Bride). The 10-track offering sees the band build upon the sublime hooks and dark existential themes from its previous two album releases.
Commented the band:
"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."
A teaser video for The Dead City Blueprint can be seen on YouTube at:http://youtu.be/zI6Dvu2rgrY.
1. Brave Young Assassin
2. Flame to the Oak
3. Out of Your Mind and into a Void
4. To the Precipice
5. The Dead City Blueprint
6. A Great Unknown
7. The Rift
8. The Beacon
9. Scars from Limbo
10. Adrift Through the Arcane Isles of Recovery
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), Thine initially burst onto the scene in 1997 with the release of the atmospheric prog/doom 'Journeys' demo tape. The debut album of boundary-warping metal noir, A Town Like This, appeared on Peaceville the following year. Thine's most accomplished work to date, In Therapy, saw light of day a full four years later and showcased a more sleek and immediate sound, bringing comparisons to other dark and emotional acts such as Katatonia and Anathema. The updated band line-up is completed by Dylan Rhodes on rhythm guitar and Richard Swift on bass.
Stay tuned for more information on Thine and The Dead City Blueprint.
Paul Groundwell - Lead Guitar
Alan Gaunt - Vocals
Dylan Rhodes - Guitar
Richard Swift - Bass Guitar
Daniel Mullins - Drums