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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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The Rotted Announces Halloween Show

UK metallers The Rotted have issued the following announcement about playing the Voodoo Rocks Halloween show:

"THE ROTTED to headline Corrosion TV Launch party at the Voodoo Rocks Halloween show! This frightfully good night takes place at Voodoo Rock Club's Halloween event at the Electrowerkz in Angel, London from 10pm - 6am on Friday 30th October.

"Before you are sacrificed by Lord Belial, you will be entertained for one last time by an amazing array of bands: THE ROTTED, No Made Sense, Sacred Mother Tongue, and Your City Is Forgotten. The Fuel Girls will also be titillating you throughout the night with their explicit performances, and tempting you with their naked flesh. Should you feel the need to shake your bones one last time, there will be two dance floors playing the best in rock, metal, and punk. There will also be a chill out room screening some horrific sights to ensure you pass into the next world in the most brutal way."

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The Rotted Announces Tour Dates With Alestorm

The Rotted have announced that they will be playing a string of tour dates in December alongside Alestorm and Eden's Curse.

The Rotted guitarist Tim Carley issued the following statement:

"As everybody must already know by now, The Rotted are huge fans of all things Metal so we are fucking excited to take this mixed bill out on the road. There are those who think bands should stick to one scene and they are so fucking wrong, Metal is a way of life and we won't have anyone tell us how to live our lives, no rules, no gods, no governments!! This tours gonna be a fucking blast and it will be great to hook up with our drinking buddies and trash and pillage some towns together."

The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

12/6 MANCHESTER – Moho Live
12/7 SHEFFIELD – Corporation
12/8 DUDLEY – J.B.’s
12/9 GLASGOW – Cathouse
12/10 NOTTINGHAM – Rock City
12/11 WREXHAM – Central Station

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The Rotted Posts New Music Video Online

The Rotted has posted a music video online for the track "Nothin' But A Nosebleed," which is off their album "Get Dead Or Die Trying." The video clip can be viewed below. The Rotted issued the following statement about the video:

"Directed by Ash Pears & Richy Lloyd for ASH TV, ‘Nothin' But A Nosebleed’ is a high octane three minute blast through the best parts of old school death metal, UK Punk and raging hardcore and recalls the bands bad old days spent 'sitting up all night, talking shit about all the things we'll never actually do and all the things we'll never actually change, just the insincere mumblings of drugged up morons. We'd rather hang out with the idiot giving us free drugs than our real friends. Wasted nights, wasted days'." More...

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UK Death Fest Announces Final Line Up

The first-ever UK Deathfest, happening on May 3rd in Leeds, UK has hammered out their final line up. It looks like it will be a fantastic show. The line up for the UK Deathfest is:

Vader (Headlining)
The Rotted
Leng Tch'e
Lazarus Blackstar
Black Sun
Infected Disarray

Tickets run £19.50; priced low in light of our current economic situation. If you haven't heard some of the bands, you can go to the UK Deathfest Myspace to hear some sample songs.

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Hacride Posts New Song, "My Enemy," Online

French extreme prog metal band, HACRIDE, has posted the new song, "My Enemy," on their MySpace page. The song comes from their upcoming album, "Lazarus," to be released on Listenable Records by the end of the month

HACRIDE singer Samuel Bourreau talks about this new track, "My Enemy is the final chapter of 'LAZARUS,' it is the result of the album history and music. This ten minute song is introduced by a first part which is massive and oppressive with efficient riffs, before heading to a hypnotic musical universe and finishing in a deep and intense mood." More...

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Vote In MetalStorm's Annual Awards

Metalstorm.Eu are holding their annual awards and they want you to vote for who you want to win. You need to register to vote and you can check it out by heading here. The categories for the awards are as follows:

Best albums by genre:

Alternative Metal
Atmospheric/Symphonic Metal
Avantgarde Metal
Black Metal
Death Metal
Doom Metal
Extreme Doom Metal
Gothic Metal
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal
Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Sludge/Stoner Metal
Thrash Metal

Other awards:

The Best Cover Song
The Best Debut Album
The Best DVD
The Best Video
The Biggest Letdown
The Biggest Surprise

Special awards :

The Best Drama

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The Rotted Announces British Tour Dates

The Rotted will be heading out across Britain along with Malefice and Anterior in April as part of the Metal Blade Assault tour. The Rotted member Ben McCrow states: "Anyone who's been to see us recently will have worked out we're a fan of pretty diverse bills, so while all the bands on this tour are at the HEAVY AS FUCK end of the metal spectrum, we each have a different sound and vibe so you won't see the same shit repeated 3 times in a row. Just 3 Metal Blade bands, all British, on the road together, showing the UK there's still an abundance of homegrown talent with some bollocks!"

The tour dates are as follows:

1 - Kettering, Enland - Sawyers
2 - Liverpool, Enland - Barfly
3 - Dublin, Ireland - Fibbers Magee's
4 - Belfast, Ireland - Limelight
5 - Glasgow, Scotland - Barfly
6 - York, Enland - Fibbers
7 - Birmingham, Enland - Barfly
8 - Cardiff, Enland - Barfly
9 - London, Enland - Camden Barfly
10 - Southampton, Enland - Joiners
11 - Brighton, Enland - Freebutt
12 - Plymouth, Enland - White Rabbit

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Watch Contraband Candy's Wacken Assault Part 1

Contraband Candy recently released their Wacken Open Air 2008 video report, entitled Wacken Assault 2008 Part 1. It's jam-packed with interviews from Soilwork, The Rotted, exciting Thrash newcomers Warbringer and a chat with Mercenary. You can watch the video on Contrabandcandy.com or below (after the jump).

Part 2 will feature interviews with Watain, The Berzerker, Unearth, Evocation, plus influential Swedish producer/musician Peter Tägtgren. More...

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The Rotted Announces New Bassist

UK's The Rotted have issued the following update regarding the addition of their new bassist:

"The Rotted are pleased to announce their new bassist as none other than The Reverend Trudgill, former frontman of eccentric British metal loons Screamin' Daemon. The Church Of Daemonology founder has already played 2 festivals with the band and has proven to be perfect for the role, both in terms of commitment and musical direction. He will of course be joining the band this Saturday (30th August) when The Rotted take on the huge task of playing two different festivals in two different countries in one day. They'll hit the Elsrock Open Air in Holland at around 3pm, before travelling to Beligium to play Vlamrock Festivals where they'll be hitting the stage at around 10pm the same day!" More...

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The Rotted Parts Ways With Bassist

UK death metallers, The Rotted, have parted ways with their bassist. They have issued the following message regarding his departure:

"The Rotted are to part ways with bassist Wilson. New priorities in his personal life have made it apparent that he'll no longer be able to commit 100% to the upcoming plans and fast-moving future of the band; therefore he's taken the decision to step down as bass guitarist." More...

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The Rotted Posts Additional New Song Online

Death metal band The Rotted (previously known as Gorerotted) are streaming an extra song from their upcoming album on their MySpace Page.

The tracklisting for the bands new album, "Get Dead Or Die Trying" is as follows:

'Nothin' But A Nosebleed', 'The Howling', 'A Return To Insolence', 'Kissing You With My Fists', 'Angel Of Meth', 'A Brief Moment Of Regret', 'The Body Tree', 'Get Dead Or Die Trying', 'It's Like There's A Party In My Mouth (And Everyone's Being Sick)', 'Fear And Loathing In Old London Town', '28 Days Later'.

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The Rotted Posts New Song Online

The Rotted (previously known as Gorerotted) have posted a new song entitled "Nothin' But A Nose Bleed" online at this location.

The tracklisting for the bands new album, "Get Dead Or Die Trying" is as follows:

'Nothin' But A Nosebleed', 'The Howling', 'A Return To Insolence', 'Kissing You With My Fists', 'Angel Of Meth', 'A Brief Moment Of Regret', 'The Body Tree', 'Get Dead Or Die Trying', 'It's Like There's A Party In My Mouth (And Everyone's Being Sick)', 'Fear And Loathing In Old London Town', '28 Days Later'.

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The Rotted Announces Tour Dates

THE ROTTED (previously known as GOREROTTED) have lined up the following upcoming tour dates:

June 14 - Cambridge, UK @ Barfly w/ Trigger The Bloodshed
July 2 - Manchester, UK @ Music Box w/ Ted Maul
July 3 - Glasgow, UK @ Ivory Blacks w/ Ted Maul
July 4 - Nottingham, UK @ Junktion 7 w/ Ted Maul
July 5 - London, UK @ Bar Academy w/ Ted Maul
July 6 - Newport, UK @ TJs w/ Ted Maul
August 1 - Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air
August 13 - Dinkelsbühl, GER @ Summer Breeze Open Air

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Gorerotted Change Band Name To "The Rotted"

The UK's GOREROTTED have decided to take the big step of changing their name to THE ROTTED. According to a press release: "Having worked so hard on their new album Get Dead Or Die Trying, the lads felt that due to the huge progression they've made from previous releases musically and lyrically and after frequent line-up changes that this was the only right thing to do. "

Says frontman Ben McCrow: "The motives behind what we were doing with Gorerotted have changed over the years, and as a mark of respect for what we achieved, for previous band members and for fans, we didn't feel it was right to continue under our previous monicker. This album is gonna blow people away, I couldn't even classify it for you if I tried, all I can say is its heavy as fuck, catchy as hell and a piece of work we're all incredibly proud of. People have been affectionally referring to us as The Rotted for some time now, so it seemed like a decent change to us."

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