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Old Corpse Road

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


"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 Signs Record Deal

Old Corpse Road is now a member of the Cacophonous label family, and the new album "Of Campfires and Evening Mists" is due to hit stores on May 27th. The band had this to say about the signing:

"Old Corpse Road are proud to announce our induction into the resurrected Cacophonous coven. The dedication and support from a legendary label who brought the world bands such as Bal-Sagoth, Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir is incredible.

"For Cacophonous to have faith in our vision and music is a humbling experience. It is a great honour for the Old Corpse Road moniker to sit alongside many of the bands that inspired our journey. We can't think of a better home for our opus 'Of Campfires and Evening Mists' and we hope our partnership with Cacophonous proves to only strengthen the burgeoning UK black metal scene.

"'Of Campfires and Evening Mists' has been a long time project, and is a work of blood, sweat and determination. The band has worked tirelessly to make sure that every aspect of the album, from the artwork to the music, represents our darkened take on British folklore in its purest form. The music flows from fierce black metal through to powerful melodic passages and onto serene yet haunting moments. We have taken time to fully explore the moods and themes of each story, leading to long but enthralling songs. More...

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Napalm Festival Cancelled, Replaced By Charity Gig

After 9 out of 11 bands for the Napalm Festival pulled out of the gig due to offensive comments by the promoter, the fest has now been replaced by a new show in Manchester (full event details here) with all profits going towards the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Old Corpse Road was the latest band to pull out of the Napalm Fest, with the band commenting:

"We regret to announce, in light of today's events, that we are cancelling our appearance at Napalm Festival on 12th September, for obvious reasons. Whilst we discussed all options for rescuing the gig, and did not take the decision lightly, ultimately playing the gig has become unfeasible. We apologize to all the people who were looking forward to the gig, which was shaping up to be a superb day and we will look to return to Manchester as soon as we can."

The issue in question can be seen in a partial screen capture (the original post has since been taken down), while an apology later issued by Napalm Promotions is available after the jump. More...

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Old Corpse Road Cancels Upcoming Shows

Old Corpse Road has checked in with the following announcement about cancelling upcoming tour dates:

"It is with great sadness that we have had to pull out of our January gigs in Cambridge and Sheffield due to circumstances beyond our control.

"I want to personally thank the promoters and recommend that all who were planning on attending these shows, still attend as they are very much still happening, with great bands including our friends in The Infernal Sea, Northern Oak and Mountains Crave amongst many more. We hope to arrange dates later in the year with both promoters to be sure to keep an eye out.

"We are still working out the small possibility of being able to play the Wakefield gig, and will keep you up to date when we have more information.

"Our gigs in Glasgow and Leeds in February have not been affected!"

Old Corpse Road was also recently included on a Darkthrone tribute album. Check out the band's cover of "Divided We Stand" below. More...

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Bloodstock Festival Reveals Full 2014 Lineup

The final bands have now been announced for this year's edition of the Bloodstock Festival, which takes place from August 7th - 10th (get ticket info and other details over here). The organizers of the festival comment:

"The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals have rocked to a conclusion and some more lucky young bands are joining the New Blood stage at Catton Park next month, plus there's a few last additions for the Sophie and Jagermeister stages.

"Balls Deep bring their trad groove metal to the Sophie Lancaster stage. The Brit outfit have been busy honing their ‘Pro-Pain cut with Black Sabbath’ sound, coming on like the bastard sons of Pantera and classic heavy metal.

"Over on the Jagermeister stage, female-fronted power metallers Aceldama will be impressing allcomers with their high octane performance and audience interaction, while New Blood stage stoner rocker’s Resin will be offering an additional acoustic spin on their new material.

"Meanwhile, the New Blood stage welcomes the last clutch of winners from the last batch of M2TM roadshow finals. Goat Leaf bring their doom groove from the Sheffield heats, Oakhaart’s tech death noise hails from Gloucestershire, impressing judges at the Bristol event, Sinpathetic grace us with their death metal from the Preston night, Eradikator’s thrash metal won out in Birmingham, and lastly but not least, Cacodaemonic's unholy, neo-classical infused death metal represents Nottingham."

The full 2014 festival lineup will be as follows: More...

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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.."

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