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Old Corpse Road

Formed: 2007
From: Haweswater, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Background

"The band consists of five members who have played together in various other projects over the last decade, most notably the dark metal band Nemain. We consider our individual identities to be unimportant, although those who ask shall be told. Old Corpse Road are not aiming to break any musical barriers, nor do we seek fame or infamy ; we only seek to give back to the scene that has given so much to us. The members of the band are long time friends who form a part of the Nemain Collective. On a personal level the band follow the entire metal scene passionately and regularly attend gigs and rock nights whilst indulging in fine ales and beverages."

Latest Old Corpse Road News

Below is our complete Old Corpse Road 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.

Old Corpse Road Cancels Festival Appearance

British black metal outfit Old Corpse Road has checked in with the following announcement about pulling out of a festival and recruiting a temporary drummer for coming live shows:

"You may have already read but sadly we've had to cancel our performance next Friday at the Out Of The Ashes Festival. Sadly The Dreamer is temporarily out of action so cannot perform live drums for the time being. Don't let this stop you going to the festival as it's sure to be a fantastic weekend of metal.

"The good news is that we've managed to recruit a session drummer for the foreseeable future to ensure no further gig cancellations. We'd like to welcome to the fold Box Head (Boxhead Percussion), who you may know from his drumming skills in Aloeswood and Ravenage.

"We'd like to thank Box for coming on board in our hour of need. Please give him a warm welcome."

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Bathory Tribute Album Teaser Available

A new teaser video has been posted online for the upcoming Bathory tribute release "Voices from Valhalla," due out May 2012 via Godreah Records. Check out the clip below.

Bands set to appear on the tribute include The Meads of Asphodel, Old Corpse Road, Skyforger, Darkest Era, and more. Head over to the Godreah Records website for full details.

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Old Corpse Road Recording Bathory Cover

Old Corpse Road has issued the following announcement about recording a Bathory cover track for an upcoming tribute album:

"We have chosen to cover the song 'Equimanthorn' from the classic Bathory album 'Under the Sign of the Black Mark.' The track is currently being recorded alongside our debut album, and will feature on a new Bathory tribute album 'Voices from Valhalla' due out via Godreah Records this year. Check out the original classic here."

Godreah Records also commented:

"Godreah Records will release a 'TRIBUTE TO BATHORY' double cd titled, Voices from Valhalla, in April 2012. The bands appearing are, Taake, Thornium, Nine Covens, Folkvang, Meads of Asphodel, Eastern Front, Throne of Katarsis, Bloodshed Walhalla, Gods Tower, Skyforger, Sigh, Nokturnal Mortum, Mael Mórdha, Darkest Era, Ancient Ascendant, Vrani Volosa, Old corpse Road, Hellsword, plus a few more to be confirmed."

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Old Corpse Road Drummer Returns To The Band

Old Corpse Road drummer The Dreamer has issued the following update about returning to active duty with the band:

"After a long battle with a herniated disc in my spine, I have returned to live duties with the Old Corpse Road. It's been a long hard 6 months of physio, spinal injections and scans and it is far from over but I’m in a position where I can handle drum duties well enough to gig.

"In our downtime we have wasted no time in writing and pre-demoing tracks for our forthcoming album. On Wednesday night I spent a couple of hours getting the drums down for The Crier of Claiffe and thankfully it went painlessly, now onto the next song.."

You can find more details on Old Corpse Road by navigating your browser over to the band's Facebook profile.

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