Kickstarter campaign launched to fund Manic Street Preachers’ ‘The Holy Bible’ documentary

The film will take a in-depth look at the 1994 album

Manic Street Preachers‘ third album ‘The Holy Bible’ is the focus of a new documentary, with a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign launched to fund the film.

As The Quietus report, Cardiff production company Barefoot Rascals and music journalist Simon Price are behind the project, which will take a look at the seminal 1994 album.

The Holy Bible: My Testament will “explore the huge significance of the third studio album by Manic Street Preachers on its 20th anniversary in a way never done before.”.


A press release states that it’ll also offer an “in depth look at the music of The Holy Bible” and “an assessment of the cultural, political and social impact it has had”.

The project aims to raise £4,000, with £546 raised at the time of publishing with 13 days to go. Pledge to the Kickstarter campaign here.

Meanwhile, the group recently discussed how they “blanked out” former member Richey Edwards’ troubles before his disappearance in 1995.

“I probably blanked it out,” bassist Nicky Wire told BBC Radio 4. “We told ourselves he was writing about these dark things in a journalistic kind of way, writing from the point of view of an anorexic, and so much of our stuff was loaded in that way.”

Edwards was the band’s primary lyricist for their ‘The Holy Bible’, which the band will perform in full on tour next month. The Manics will also release a 20th anniversary edition of the album during December.

Manic Street Preachers will play ‘The Holy Bible’ at the following dates:


Glasgow Barrowland (December 8)
Manchester Albert Hall (10, 11)
Dublin Olympia Theatre (13)
London Roundhouse (15, 16, 17)