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Rotting Corpse

Formed: 1985
From: Dallas, TX, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Rotting Corpse News

Below is our complete Rotting Corpse 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.

Soulfly Announces More Tour Dates

Phoenix based metal outfit Soulfly has announced some more shows for their upcoming trek of North America. Joining them on the run will be Prong, Incite and Rotting Corpse. While on tour the band will be shooting a music video for the song, "Rise Of The Fallen," which appears on their forthcoming new studio album, "Omen." The album will be released on May 25th through Roadrunner Records.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Soulfly To Film New Music Video

Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, has announced that they will be filming a new music video at their show in Poughkeepsie, NY. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Word to the wise... Soulfly will be filming a music video for a yet-to-be-named track from the upcoming Omen release during the March 17th, 2010 live performance at the Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY.

"If you can't make it to this show, visit our website's Tour section to see if our US/Canadian tour with Prong, Incite and Rotting Corpse is coming near you. Dates are still being added, and will be posted there when they are confirmed!"

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Prong To Tour With Soulfly

Prong will be joining up with Soulfly on their U.S. tour this Spring. Also on the bill are Incite and Rotting Corpse. Prong's Tommy Victor joined Soulfly in the studio last November to lend his vocals to the song "Lethal Injection." The track will be released on the upcoming Soufly album "Omen" on May 4, 2010. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

3/2 2010 - Scout Bar - San Antonio TX
3/3 2010 - Scout Bar - Houston TX
3/6 2010 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale FL
3/7 2010 - Firestone Live - Orlando FL
3/8 2010 - State Theater - St. Pete FL
3/9 2010 - The Loft - Atlanta GA
3/11 2010 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville NJ
3/12 2010 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale NY
3/13 2010 - The Royal Plaza Trade Center - Fitchburg MA
3/19 2010 - Peabody's - Cleveland OH
3/20 2010 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus OH
3/23 2010 - Midland Theatre - Kansas City MO

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Download Rotting Corpse's 1985 Demo Online

The 1985 debut three-song demo cassette by Texas thrashers ROTTING CORPSE has been made available for download at the Bang! Bang! metal demo blog.

According to the blog post, "Formed by (then 'Diamond') Darrell Abbott's guitar tech Walt Trachsler and fellow PANTERA roadie Jim Mulqueen while their bosses were still pumping spandex in regional rock halls, the band also featured future SOLITUDE AETURNUS guitarist John Perez.

"This three-song tape purloins a LOT of choice riffs from EXODUS' 'Bonded by Blood', but that's not a bad place to start. Their zealous thrash energy can't be faked, and compared to a lot of excitable demo bands at the time, they can actually play — and keep a fast tempo together." More...

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Rotting Corpse DVD Now Available

Reunited '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included SOLITUDE AETURNUS founder John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler, have released their documentary DVD, entitled "Circus of Fools".

The hour-plus-long documentary, directed and produced by SPLarsen, contains rare career-spanning footage of ROTTING CORPSE, rare still photographs, interviews with present as well as former members Perez and David Gryder (BLOOD OF THE SUN) and 37-minutes of rare bonus material.

The interviews were not limited to band members but included individuals such as Jason McMaster (WATCHTOWER, DANGEROUS TOYS), Rodney Dunsmore (DEVASTATION), Scott Fulwiler, creator of TexasMetalUnderground.com and others who were able to recall the early days of ROTTING CORPSE and the thrash metal scene throughout Texas.

The majority of the interviews occurred during the May 2005 tour of Texas when a two-person film crew from Deermagian Filmworks accompanied ROTTING CORPSE, documenting each show and conducting the interviews.

For more information, or to view the trailer for "Circus of Fools", visit www.rottingcorpse.net. More...

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Rotting Corpse Named Artist Of Month

Reunited '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler, have been named Artist of the Month for October 2005 by Stream of Consciousness.

The Artist of the Month package features an interview with bassist Steve Murphy, a review of the recent ROTTING CORPSE show from September 24, 2005 at the Phoenix Music Complex in Arlington, Texas as well as photos taken the same night.

The interview has Murphy giving insight on what events preceded the initial ROTTING CORPSE practice in July 2004 that led to the reunion, if the reunion could work or happen and how Murphy looks at ROTTING CORPSE as a business and not just a band.

Later in the month, ROTTING CORPSE will be sharing four Texas dates with the recently reformed Texas based RIGOR MORTIS with one of those shows consisting of RIGOR MORTIS, ROTTING CORPSE and GAMMACIDE which features Rick Perry from the industrial metal act PUNCTURE.

ROTTING CORPSE dates for October:

Oct. 21 - Austin, TX @ The Back Room (w/ RIGOR MORTIS)
Oct. 22 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Equal Eyez (Texas Helloween Metal Fest II)
Oct. 28 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds (w/ ETERNITY BLACK)
Oct. 29 - Fort Worth, TX @ Axis (w/ RIGOR MORTIS, GAMMACIDE)

Based in the middle America, Stream of Consciousness is an online music webzine that covers all forms of music, specifically metal, rock and electronic. Not only does Stream of Consciousness cover many major label acts but the site also provide exposure to the lesser-known and unsigned bands that are seeking the coverage and attempting to make a name for themselves.

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