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. 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’, & sees the band building upon the sublime hooks & dark existential themes from prior works.
Having formed in 1995 in Yorkshire, UK with the core trio of Alan Gaunt, Paul Groundwell & 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, 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 4 years later, & showcased a more sleek & immediate sound, bringing comparisons to other dark & emotional acts such as Katatonia & Anathema. The band line-up is completed by Dylan Rhodes on rhythm guitar & Richard Swift on bass.
“We’ve been toiling away for over a decade on shaping our latest monster. It has been such a long & grueling process with countless collapses & relapses & 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, & 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”.