If you haven't already seen the news, we are extremely happy to announce that we will be playing this years Bloodstock Festival on the Sophie Lancaster Stage!
We hope to see many of you there in what promises to be our biggest show to date!
Read the full news article here, we will update you with more information about the time and day soon!
Tales Along the Old Corpse Road - Episode 5: The Celtic Lands is now online, thanks again to the wonderful Jim from Hammer of Retribution!
This episode covers The Song of Amergin, Hag of the Mist and Isobel - Queen of Scottish Witches!
Check it out at the link below:
'The Cauld Lad of Hylton' features on a huge Bandcamp complilation featuring 122 tracks and over 9 hours of music! All this is available for just £5.00 from the following link:
The compilation has been compiled to raise funds for the organisers of 'Kin Hell Fest, who despite having one of the best line ups the country has every seen, struggled to meet financial demands and are currently seeking any help you can give them to clear their debts.
We ask you to support these hard working promoters by buying this massive compilation and also to donate to the cause at their Go Fund Me page:
If you pre-ordered our split 7" with The Infernal Sea, chances are you will have received it, or will receive it during this week.
As a perfect complement to our track 'The Sockburn Worm', Episode 4 of 'Tales Along the Old Corpse Road' is now on YouTube. The Tees Valley episode also covers 'Hell's Kettles' from the demo sessions and 'Hob Headless Rises' from the split album.
So, for some deeper insight into the folklore of these songs check out the link below. Great hails once again to Jim Waterman (http://www.thorcast.co.uk/) for his time and dedication to this project!
If you've not yet seen parts 1 to 3 here are the links:
Episode 1: The Lake District
Episode 2: The West Country
Episode 3: Urban Legends
In less than two weeks we will once again hit the road. This time we will be supporting Finnish symphonic death metallers Whorion who will embark on their UK tour. We will play three of the northern dates in Blyth, Sheffield and Wakefield from Saturday 17th to Monday 19th May.
As you may recall we have been using session drummer Tom 'Box Head' Warner since last July. Now that The Dreamer has returned to the live fold, we wanted to give Tom a final blast and he will therefore be playing with us on the Sheffield and Wakefield shows. The Dreamer will be playing the Blyth show.
We are very excited about these gigs and hope to see you there!
We have once again entered Orphic Audio Studios to record our track for the upcoming split 7" with The Infernal Sea. Drums have been recorded and we will begin tracking the guitars very soon.
The track will be entitled 'The Sockburn Worm' and is a tale very close to our hometown about a serpentine creature or wyvern which terrorised the area around the River Tees until it was eventually slain. The beauty of this story is that it is one of the least documented yet well known tales from around the area and as such many of the details are shrouded in mystery.
Pre-orders for the split will be up soon via Three Swords Records.
As we say goodbye to 2013 and welcome 2014 we just wanted to share a few words to say thank you to all those who have made this year another fantastic journey for Old Corpse Road.
To all the fans who have supported us, all the bands, magazines and promoters we have worked with, we are eternally grateful. We've played some brilliant gigs and met some amazing people. Too many to tag, you know who you are!
We look forward to 2014, which will see the release of our split 7" with The Infernal Sea on Three Swords Records and later in the year, the release of the second album, more details of which we will share with you soon.
We hope you all have a happy new year!
It is with great pleasure we'd link to share with you a unique and distinctive film made by our great friend Jim Waterman. Tales Along The Old Corpse Road - Episode 1: The Lake District is an intimate journey through some of the fantastic locations that have inspired Old Corpse Road songs. Guided by the knowledgeable (to the point where he may put us to shame) Jim, this is your personal guide to one of our favourite haunts...
The hour long video can be watched here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftnqhLkR6qo
A huge thank you to Jim for his tireless hardwork on this project and Keri O'Shea for keeping him reasonably sane...
To check out more of Jim's work please visit http://www.thorcast.co.uk/
If you haven't already seen the news, Old Corpse Road will now be headlining the Saturday at this years Valkyrian Festival in Bridlington. Entry to this 3 day fest is a mere £5 and all proceeds go to a good cause.
Also on the bill are many of our friends such as Ravenage, Lammergeier, Andraste, Edenfall, Narcotic Death, Twilight's Embrace and Severed Heaven to name a few. It's shaping up to be a blinding weekend and we hope to see you there!
More information at:
2014 will see the arrival of the next Old Corpse Road release in the form of a split 7" with our friends in The Infernal Sea. We played with The Infernal Sea earlier this year and were utterly blown away by their performance. A bond was made and it only seemed right that we should collaborate our efforts on record.
Set to be released early 2014 via Three Swords Records, the release will act as the precursor to the next Old Corpse Road opus...
Expect more information soon and in the meantime, if you haven't already, we urge you to check out The Infernal Sea!