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The Horde

Formed: 2006
From: Monmouth, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The Horde News

Below is our complete The Horde news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

The Horde Enters The Studio

Today brutal Viking thrash metal act The Horde will enter The Dungeon of Doom with Drew Webster to record a second full-length album, entitled "Destroyer... Slayer of Men." The album is set to be released in 2014 by Abyss Records.

Guitarist Tim from The Horde had this to say about the upcoming album: "We are excited to finally start the recording process for our 3rd album. Some of the song titles are.... 'Usurper Berzerker,' 'Conquering of the Firewyrm,' 'Behold in Despair' and many others plus a special track at the end for fans of our 1st CD. We look forward to seeing everybody when we are out on tour next year!"

A rough mix of the track "Pray Hater" can also be heard in the player available below. More...

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The Horde Working On New Album

Illinois based Viking thrashers The Horde are currently writing material for their 3rd full length album, which is set to be released on Abyss Records later this year. The title and release date have not been confirmed at this time.

Some early song titles are: "Conquering of the Firevurm," "Usurper Berzerker," "Darkened Embers," "Behold in Despair," "Destroyer... Slayer of Men," and "Pray Hater." The track "Pray Hater" was recorded by Drew Webster at the Dungeon of Doom and is available for streaming below. More...

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The Horde Recruits New Drummer

Illinois-based viking thrashers The Horde have officially added drummer Travis Scudder to their lineup. The 20-year-old skin-basher has stepped in to replace the recently departed James Whitehurst, who left the band for personal reasons. Scudder also plays with Rock Island, Illinois black metal outfit Sept Of Memnon. The Horde is currently working furiously on material for its next epic slab of viking thrash to be released in CD and vinyl format in the fall of 2013 by Abyss Records.


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The Horde Signs With Abyss Records

Illinois-based Viking thrashers The Horde have officially signed with Abyss Records for the follow-up to the release to 2011's "Thy Blackened Reign." Guitarist Tim Matthews comments: "The Horde is thrilled to have signed with Abyss Records. This is a match made in Valhalla, as they will suit up in their armor and go to war with us as we ride into the flames of battle! We are currently working on our third album, which has the working title 'Destroyer... Slayer of Men.' Some song titles are 'Pray Hater,' '10,000 Strong' and 'Firevurm.' Will be entering Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL at some point this winter to record with Scott Creekmore."

The Horde is slated to appear at Spring Bash IV in April of 2013 in Milwaukee, WI alongside Deceased, Morta Skuld and other acts TBA. More US festival appearances for 2013 are in the works. The band's Abyss Records debut is scheduled for a fall 2013 release on CD and vinyl formats. For more on The Horde, visit the band's Facebook page. More...

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The Horde Posts New Music Video

Illinois-based Viking thrashers The Horde posted a new music video for the song "Odin's Blood." The track appears off the latest release "Thy Blackened Reign," which is available now on Stormspell Records.

The band is currently working out the details for an East Coast tour in support of "Thy Blackened Reign" set to take place in the Spring of 2012. The Horde is also hard at work on as as-of-yet untitled third album. Guitarist Tim Matthews commented on the band's new material: "Three songs have been written and from what we have gotten so far the next album is going to be even more epic and violent!"

Check out "Odin's Blood" here:

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The Horde Filming New Video

Coming off of a midwestern fall tour for the album "Thy Blackened Reign," The Horde has announced that it will be filming an official video for the song "Odin's Blood." The band has hooked up with Origin Media Productions for this video, and it should be out before the end of the year. The Horde are currently formulating plans for a more extensive 2012 tour, and here is a live video of the band during this last tour at the Central Illinois Metalfest 2011. More...

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The Horde Streaming Two New Songs

Viking thrashers THE HORDE have made two songs from their newest album "Thy Blackened Reign," available for streaming on StereoKiller.com. To check out "War God" and "Vengeance For A King" visit here. More...

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