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The Rotted

Formed: 2008
From: United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The Rotted News

Below is our complete The Rotted 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.

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Tiamat And More Added To Eindhoven Bill

This years edition of the the Eindhoven Metal Meeting will take place from December 12th - 14th, 2013.

The festival's organizers have now checked in with the following announcement about adding more bands to the bill:

"Tiamat, Elvenking featuring Martin Walkyier's Skyclad, Brutal Truth, In Solitude, The Rotted, Centurian, entrapment and Sound Storm have been added to our bill!

"Get your tickets through our official website here." More...

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The Rotted Posts "Rotted Fucking Earth" Video

A new music video is now available for The Rotted's 2013 single "Rotted Fucking Earth." Check out the clip below.

In another move to keep things in the family, the whole thing was self-funded and released on The Rotted's own Anarchogram Industries label, with the video being directed by vocalist Ben McCrow's brother Tom McCrow and the audio being produced by Joe Thompson at Sonic Forge Music in Cardiff (co-owned by long time friend of the band Mic Hourinhan). The Rotted comments:

"The track itself is about throw away culture and the acceleration of just about everything in modern society. We decided that in a world of 8 string guitars, 12 string basses and drumkits from hell 'shredding' in weird scat-jazz time signatures that we wanted a stripped down song with lots of shouting, and where the verse and chorus are the same chords. It's the most knuckle-dragging, drunken-swaggering, punk-rocking song we've ever written." More...

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The Rotted Releases "Surrounded By Skulls" Clip

London's The Rotted has released an online only video clip for the song "Surrounded By Skulls," which is taken from the band's Candlelight Records album "Ad Nauseam." Watch the video in the player available below. You can also check out the song "Apathy in the UK" over at this location.

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Candlelight Records Offering Free Sampler

Candlelight Records today launches a free label sampler available exclusively from Amazon.com. The 8-song sampler includes previously unreleased material from Falloch, The Rotted, Wodensthrone, Sear Bliss, Woe, Winterfylleth, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, and includes the first single from Ihsahn's new album "Ereminta."

To download the sampler or stream clips from the release, visit head over to this location.

“The Paranoid” is taken from Ihshan's fourth solo album. Set for release June 19th, "Eremita" was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth) and features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (Leprous), saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining-Norway), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (Leprous), and Heidi S. Tveitan (StarofAsh).

The inclusion of an early production mix of Rumpelstiltskin Grinder's “Fucking Wild” follows the recent announcement of the band’s forthcoming new album, "Ghostmaker." The Philadelphia-based quartet recently completed a string of regional performances and are now gearing up for dates to support the new album once it hits stores nationwide on June 19th. Guitarist Ryan Moll says, "the title of this track says it all. It’s a rather suiting description of its relentlessness. The lyrics were written by Shawn (Riley) and the title was inspired by some old live Venom recordings."

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The Rotted Streaming New Song

The Rotted will be releasing the new album "Ad Nauseam" on October 31st via Candlelight Records. The band has now posted a song online from the album titled "Apathy in the UK," which can be heard in the player below. You can also check out a previously posted track-by-track video from The Rotted by heading over to this location.

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The Rotted Comments On New Album Release

The Rotted has issued the following update about the impending release of the band's new album:

"The Rotted's new opus 'Ad Nauseam' will be unleashed this Halloween (31st October) on Candlelight Records and is now available to pre-order at our webstore which you can access here. We have a limited low cost fan-pacakge available which consists of the 11 track CD, shirt, embroidered patch and exclusive Tim Carley & Reverend Trudgill plectrum set!

"Check out the 'Ad Nauseam' Track-By-Track video below for all the info, hear the tunes and see the artwork!"

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Balfor Confirmed For Eindhoven Metal Meeting

Ukrainian black metallers Balfor have been confirmed for this year's edition of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2011. The two-day festival event will be held on the 16th and 17th of December 2011. For further details, head over to the festival's website at this location. The currently announced billing is as follows:

Morbid Angel
Heaven Shall Burn
God Dethroned
The Rotted
Milking The Goatmachine
Mar De Grises
Dawn Of Disease

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The Rotted Reveals New Album Release Date

British death metal outfit The Rotted has announced that the band will be releasing a new studio album, "Ad Nauseam," through Candlelight Records on October 31st. This will be the group's first full length release since 2008's "Get Dead Or Die Trying." The band has also revealed the album's artwork and track listing as well as posting a video online in which lead vocalist Ben McCrow offers a track-by-track breakdown of the record. You can check them all out below.

Anarchogram Sun
Rex Oblivione
Surrounded By Skulls
Non Serviam
Just Add Nauseam
Entering The Arena Of The Unwell
The House Of Bedlam
Apathy In The UK
The Hammer Of Witches
Put Me Out Of Your Misery More...

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The Rotted Guitarist Severs Part Of Finger

On Wednesday July 6th, Tim Carley, guitarist with The Rotted, severed the top of his finger when a 180kg flight case fell on it from a van. Tim received treatment at a hospital to remove the damaged parts of the finger, including the nail and the torn flesh. The doctors then sewed the remaining parts back together. The incident has left the top of Tim's bone unattached to the rest of his finger, which the doctors have said in time will heal.

In a statement Tim said, "The doctors have told me it will take at least 10 weeks to heal. When I asked her if I could still play the guitar, she replied 'I've heard your records, and to be honest I can't see this making much difference'. The rest of the guys in the band call me Timmy Iommi because of the riffs I wrote for the new album. Today, I got one step closer to walking in the great mans shoes. Unlike half the musicians in Metal magazines I'm not a moaning little girl, so I'm playing Obscene Extreme, Dong Open Air and Bloodstock with 3 fucking fingers and there's nothing that fate, karma and all the other bastards that mock me can do about it. The power of d-beats, blast beats and heavy metal shall never die!"

The accident happened at 11am and by 7pm, Tim was back home and rehearsing for Obscene Extreme Festival which the band will appear at as scheduled this Saturday. You can check out some (very unpleasant) photos of the accident in the video clip below.

Despite doctors orders, Tim and The Rotted will still be playing as scheduled at Obscene Extreme, Dong Open Air, and Bloodstock festivals in the coming weeks.

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Primordial And Xerath Added To Bloodstock 2011

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that Irish black metal outfit Primordial and British extreme metal band Xerath have been added to this year's edition of the event. The festival will take place from August 12th-14th in Catton Hall, Derbyshire and will feature this lineup:

W.A.S.P. (Headliners)
Devin Townsend Project
Lawnmower Deth
October File

Immortal (Headliners)
Rhapsody Of Fire
Grave Digger
Angel Witch
The Rotted
Deadly Circus Fire
Def Con One

Motorhead (Headliners)
Morbid Angel
Napalm Death
Power Quest
Survivors Zero

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Enthrallment To Play Obscene Extreme 2011

Bulgarian death metal band Enthrallment will be performing at the upcoming Obscene Extreme 2011 festival, which takes place in the Czech Republic from July 7th - 9th.

Other bands confirmed for the show include Brujeria, Brutal Truth, The Rotted, Rotten Sound, Benediction, Entombed, Lock Up, Inhumate, and more. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.

Enthrallment also recently entered the recording studio to begin laying down tracks for the band's new album "The People From The Lands Of Vit." Further information is available here.

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Band Lineup Announced For Dong Open Air

Ukranian metal act Balfor is the latest band to be confirmed for the upcoming Dong Open Air festival, which will take place from July 14th - 16th, 2011. Additional details on the festival are available here. The currently announced band lineup and running order can be found below.

18:00 - 18:45 Crosshead (DE, Thrash)
19:05 - 19:50 Shraphead (NOR, Heavy Rock)
20:10 - 20:55 Bloodwork (DE, Melodic Death)
21:15 - 22:00 Motorjesus (DE, Heavy Rock)
22:20 - 23:20 Evile (UK, Thrash)

12:00 - 12:45 Harasai (DE, Melodic Death)
13:05 - 13:50 Past M.D. (DE, Hard Rock)
14:10 - 14:55 Ichor (DE, Death)
15:15 - 16:00 Contradiction (DE, Thrash)
16:20 - 17:05 Vogelfrey (DE, Folk Metal)
17:25 - 18:10 Virgin Snatch (PL, Thrash)
18:30 - 19:15 Balfor (UKR, Black Metal)
19:35 - 20:20 Artas (AUT, Thrash)
20:40 - 21:40 Hackneyed (DE, Death)
22:00 - OE Iced Earth (USA, Power Metal)
OE - ??:?? Ranz Böllner (DE, Heavy Metal)

12:00 - 12:45 Shellycoat (DE, Punkrock)
13:05 - 13:50 Symbolic (DE, Melodic Death)
14:10 - 14:55 Red Circuit (DE, Power Metal)
15:15 - 16:00 Canopy (SWE, Melodic Death)
16:20 - 17:00 Vulture Industries (NOR, Avant-Garde Black)
17:25 - 18:10 The Rotted (UK, Death / Grind)
18:30 - 19:15 Orden Ogan (DE, Power Metal)
19:35 - 20:20 Dew Scented (DE, Thrash)
20:40 - 21:40 Hatesphere (DK, Death/Thrash)
22:00 - OE Overkill (USA, Thrash)
OE - ??:?? After-Show

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Motorhead And W.A.S.P. To Headline Bloodstock

The organisers of Great Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced that, in addition to black metal icons Immortal headlining the second day of the event, heavy metal veterans W.A.S.P. will be headlining the main stage on the friday, with rock gods Motorhead closing the festivities on the final day of the event. Speaking about the festival, Motorhead frontman Lemmy stated:

"Bloodstock is celebrating 11 years, Motorhead 36 years - Boys and girls, come and see, we will rock your fu**in’ ass’. See you at Bloodstock!"

The event will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 12th-14th and will feature the following lineup: More...

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Malevolent Creation To Play Death Feast Open Air

Malevolent Creation has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming 2011 edition of the Death Feast Open Air in Germany:

"The festival season starts in a couple of months. Malevolent Creation were now confirmed for Germany's Death Feast Open Air! The festival, which will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year, will take place from June 23-25, 2011 at Airport Schwarze Heide in Hünxe, Germany. A 3-day-ticket incl. camping costs 49€ w/o fees. A 1-day-ticket costs 25€ w/o fees (for June 23rd und June 24th) and 30€ w/o fees (for June 25th). You can also order a shower/toilet flat-rate for 10€. For further information visit here."

The currently announced billing is as follows:

Decaying Purity
Grave *special 20th Anniversary set*
Misery Index
Nuclear Vomit
Septycal Gorge
The Rotted

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Misery Index Announces More European Shows

Misery Index has announced a four-week headlining European tour starting on November 1st in the Netherlands. Co-headlining this run is Sweden's Grave and support will come from Arsis, The Last Felony, and The Rotted. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below with more to be announced soon.

These European dates immediately follow Misery Index's North American tour with Montreal's Despised Icon that kicks off next month. The tour also includes Misery Index label-mates Revocation during the U.S. leg and The Last Felony joining in for the Canadian run.

Misery Index is touring in support of the album "Heirs To Thievery," which is currently streaming in its entirety here. More...

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The Rotted Reveals New EP Details

The Rotted has announced that the band's upcoming new EP "Anarchogram" is currently in the final mixing stages. The cover artwork can be viewed at this location. The Rotted checked in with the following statement about the EP:

"This is an entirely self-funded, self-released EP, and we wanted to keep it as low-price as possible as a thanks to all the good people that have supported us over the years! This is why we're also offering a special offer package deal when you buy the EP and new shirt featuring the artwork, as well as signed copies and free postcards to any orders received prior to the release date!

"Anarchogram features 2 blistering new tracks of Hate-Filled, Punk Infused UK Death Metal, as well as 4 cover songs. Each band member has chosen a song that made them personally want to play this kind of music in the first place, and is our way of paying tribute to the Metal Gods that have inspired us!"

The track listing is as follows: More...

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The Rotted To Record New EP

U.K. punk-infused death metallers The Rotted are set to enter the studio in May with producer James Dunkley to record "Anarchogram," a self-released EP comprising of 2 new tracks and 4 bonus tracks. Says guitarist Tim Carley, "These songs are the first we have written with the new line-up and we are really buzzing about letting people hear them! We’ve wanted to do something like this for ages, put out a self-financed DIY release on our own label, like the way we used to more than 10 years ago, before Myspace and Blog sites and all that crap. We’ve got the opportunity to do it this summer and it’s a way for us to give something back to the fans at a low cost."

As bonus tracks, each band member will be picking a song by a band they want to personally pay tribute to, for inspiring them to play extreme music in the first place. "These are just a bit of fun really, and a chance to pay homage to the Metal Messiahs we worshiped during our teenage years. Most musicians have a list of cover songs they'd love to play, and I'm sure you won't be disappointed with our choices!" commented vocalist Ben McCrow.

After the release of the EP this summer The Rotted will continue working on a new full-length album. They plan to enter Parlour Studio in January 2011 with Russ Russell at the production helm. "Anarchogram" is set to be released in Summer 2010 and available via the bands webstore.

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Bolt Thrower Seeking Local Bands For Support

British death metal and grindcore legends Bolt Thrower has announced that they want a local band to open for them on their forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom. They will also be joined by Greek black metallers Rotting Christ (as well as The Rotted and British death metal legends Benediction on select dates.) For more information, head over to Terrorizer.com.

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The Rotted Comments On Postcard Problems

Guitarist Tim Carley of The Rotted has issued the following statement about a delay of postcards which feature their "Anarchogram" logo:

"In an annoying example of religion getting in the way of art on even the most basic level, we’ve had the manufacture of some merchandise for the tour delayed! The item in question, the postcards we had planned to give away at the shows next week features our ‘Anarchogram’ logo, and the printers have refused to print them due to the company's ‘Christian faith’. How outdated, mundane, backwards and boring! But its their right and their choice to lose out on some cash, so fuck 'em!!

"The Anarchogram is a logo we use to show our loyalty to, and unity between the metal, punk and hardcore scenes we love! The Anarchogram is a symbol we designed using a pentagram and an anarchy ‘A’ blended together, with the pentagram representing metal and the anarchy ‘A’ representing punk! The slogan ‘No Gods No Governments’ is a statement of intent, basically think for yourselves! Don’t believe the bullshit of religion and don’t believe the scaremongers and liars that run the world. Just try to be an individual and live life your way! Band members and friends of the band have already had the Anarchogram tattooed and we will be adding some tattoo flash (designed by Trudgill) to our websites for anyone to download and get tattooed if they like the idea too! We hope to get the postcards printed elsewhere in time for Sunday and the start of the tour with Alestorm. We had planned to offer them as signed limited edition freebies on the merchandise stalls so hopefully we can still do this. More...

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The Rotted Parts Ways With Guitarist

UK metallers The Rotted have issued the following announcement about parting ways with their guitarist:

"The Rotted and Gian Pyres have parted ways this week. Gian was with The Rotted from the start and made some great contributions to the album 'Get Dead Or Die Trying' but now its time for us to go our separate ways. Music and people change over time and there are no hard feelings and no shit between anyone involved! Gian is still actively involved in some other bands and will be back soon! Watch this space... The Rotted will continue as a four piece for the Alestorm tour and other shows in December and January before auditioning new guitarists for album two in 2010."

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