"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1989
From: Varese, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Horrid News

Below is our complete Horrid 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.

Horrid Streaming "The Black March"

Today, old-school death metal crew Horrid premieres the opening track "The Black March," taken from the band's fifth album, "Beyond the Dark Border," which is set for international release on June 1st via Dunkelheit Produktionen. The upcoming album's full track listing is as follows:

1. The Black March
2. Cursed Dunes
3. Blood Painted Walls
4. The Eyes Of Terror
5. The Statement
6. Sacrilegious Fornication
7. Missing End
8. Demonic Challenge
9. Beyond The Black Border More...

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Horrid Details New Album "Beyond The Dark Border

Today, Dunkelheit Produktionen set June 1st as the international release date for the highly anticipated fifth album, "Beyond the Dark Border" from Horrid.

Italy's longest-running death metal band, Horrid have built an enviously dependable, unyielding body of work since 1989. Taking initial inspiration from the dual gods of Celtic Frost and Hellhammer, the band spent the 1990s solidifying their sound over a clutch of demos and EPs. Eventually, come 2002, their debut album manifested itself as "Reborn in Sin." From there, the name Horrid has continued to stand for the timeless upholding of classic death metal values.

The track listing for "Beyond the Dark Border" is:

1. The Black March
2. Cursed Dunes
3. Blood Painted Walls
4. The Eyes Of Terror
5. The Statement
6. Sacrilegious Fornication
7. Missing End
8. Demonic Challenge
9. Beyond The Black Border More...

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Horrid Re-Issuing "Reborn In Sin"

Originally released back in 2002, Horrid's "Reborn In Sin" will get the re-issue treatment from The Spew Records on January 25th, 2016. The label also issued this statement about the history of Horrid:

"In 1988 the band was formed by Belfagor (guitars) and Max (bass). They adopted the name Rites Of Death, aspiring to sound like bands such as Hellhammer and Celtic Frost. One year later the name was changed in Horrid. The first releases were issued in 1992 and 1994, years which saw the arrival of two self produced demo tapes: 'Eternal Suffering' and 'You Are Mine.' Another promo tape was recorded in 1993, although it didn’t see the light until 2009 on Terror From Hell Records.

"Each cassette generated interest among various labels, so in 1996 the band released the 7-inch vinyl 'Awaiting For The Truth' under Cryptic Soul Production. Three years later Horrid entered the legendary Sunlight Studio in Stockholm to record its second EP 'Blasphemic Creatures,' released by Behind The Mask Records.

"The mini album became an underground classic and gave Horrid the chance to sign a deal with Deadsun Records for the release of its first full length 'Reborn In Sin' (2002). Shortly thereafter, in 2006, the band received attention from Xtreeme Music and released its second full album 'Rising From The Hidden Spheres.'

"In the meantime Horrid was featured on several compilation albums with new and repressed material: 'Evil’s Birth' 2002 (More Hate Productions), 'Death By Metal' 2010 (Blasphemous Art Productions) and 'The Final Massacre' 2011 (Black Tears Productions). Many line up changes occurred throughout the band’s 24 years history. Then in 2012, after a short hiatus, Horrid came back to life when Riccardo (drums) joined the band. More...

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Horrid Returns With New Album

Metal hub Crown Of Viserys is streaming "Blood on Satan's Claw" off of "Sacrilegious Fornication," the new album from Italian old-school death blasphemers Horrid. "Blood on Satan's Claw" is now playing at this location. "Sacrilegious Fornication" is out now on Dunkelheit Produktionen on CD and digital formats.

The album was recorded at Sweden's Sunlight Studios by Thomas Skogsberg and mastered in the Occultum Studio in Biella, Italy. "Sacrilegious Fornication" contains an exclusive Hellhammer cover ("Massacra") and a special guest appearance by Johan Johannson (Interment). Artwork comes courtesy of Cristophe "Thorncross" Moyen.

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Master Announces More Headlining Tour Dates

Death metal band Master have announced the following headlining tour dates, including a headlining spot on the Tunes Of Death Chapter II festival on Saturday, January 31 at Marmaja Live Club in Milan, Italy. Here are the tour dates:

01/23 - Salut, Halberstadt, DE
01/24 - Kitzmantelhalle, Vorchdorf, DE
01/25 - Viper Room, Vienna, AT
01/26 - Orto club, Ljubljana, SI
01/29 - Duel:Beat, Naples, IT
01/30 - For Sale, Piacenza, IT
01/31 - Marmaja Live Club, Cusano Milanino, IT - w/ Horrid, Pariah, Deaf Noise, Vermin, M-16
02/01 - Molodoi, Strasbourg, FR
02/02 - Rock City, Uster, CH
02/04 - Masters of Rock cafe, Zlin, CZ
02/05 - Zluty, Pez, CZ
02/06 - MS, Stubnitz, CZ
02/08 - Baroeg, Rotterdam, NL
02/10 - Music Box, Manchester, GB
02/11 - Tunnels, Aberdeen, GB
02/14 - Rios, Leeds, GB
02/15 - Cave, Amsterdam, NL
02/16 - Rots, Antwerpen, BE
02/17 - Hafenklang, Hamburg, DE
02/20 - Kolpingsaal, Bayreuth, DE
02/21 - Heavy Metal nix im Scheddel, Leipzig, DE
02/22 - Rambler, Eindhoven, NL
02/24 - Kulturbastion, Torgau, DE
02/25 - Gladhouse, Cottbus, DE
02/26 - Rudeboy, Bilsko Biala, PL
02/27 - Decompresja club, Lods, PL
02/28 - Vieradenmuhle, Gorlitz, DE
03/01 - K17, Berlin, DE
06/06 - Hardstage festival, Belgern bei Torgau, DE
06/13 - Boiler Room, Regensburg, DE More...

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Horrid Signs To Xtreem Music

Italian Death Metal legends HORRID who were formed back in '92 and released various demos, EP's a mini CD and one album during their career, have inked a deal with XTREEM MUSIC for the release of their second album "Rising From The Hidden Spheres".

Recorded in Denmark at Starstruck Studios with Anders Lundemark (KONKHRA) as producer, the album includes 8 songs in the usual tradition of the band since their inception (Swedish Death Metal). The release date is scheduled for March 15th. You can check out an advance mp3 song of the album on the label section of XTREEM MUSIC.

"Rising From The Hidden Spheres" includes the following songs:

1. Nothing Lives Forever
2. Rising From The Hidden Spheres
3. From Here To Eternity
4. Come To Me
5. Feeling Hate
6. Redemption And Lies
7. Harmonic Devastation
8. Outro

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