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!
We are excited to announce that we will be supporting Shining (Swe) on the Wakefield show for their upcoming tour on Saturday 7th December. Also on the bill are Sterbhaus (Swe) and Crest of Darkness (Nor) along with local blackened deathsters Narcotic Death.
We have tickets to sell so if you want to come to the gig please get in touch with us and we'll sort you out.
This weekend we will embark on our maiden voyage to Ireland, and in fact, our first shows outside of England or Scotland.
On Saturday we head down to Cork to support Celtic heavy metallers Sirocco, alongside German black metallers Ctulu. On Sunday we travel north to Limerick for the tenth Siege of Limerick festival. Siege of Limerick has fast become one of Irelands premier metal festivals and with it being free entry, there's no excuse to miss it! Headlining this year are UK death metallers Grave Miasma.
Links to both events are below:
And so we move on from the dark woods of Cumbria, east wards to the historic city of York for the UK's finest Pagan/Folk/Black metal festival, Warhorns.
We will hit the stage on the Saturday supporting Black Messiah and FJOERGYN alongside our friends in Infernal Creation and Hærken and a whole host of other great acts.
The band will also be there on the Friday night in support of the festival where we will watch our friends in Northern Oak supporting the mighty KULL and Mael Mordha. This is surely set to be a weekend to remember!
On the eve of the Autumnal Equinox we shall gather in the woodlands of Cumbria
for a special occasion. Situated near the shores of Windermere lies Fell Foot
Wood, which will host the event known as the 'Crepuscular Beatification'
featuring sets from Ebonillumini, Black Sun Roof and of course our good selves.
For those who aren't already familiar, Ebonillumini feature members of renowned
black metal eccentrics, The Meads of Asphodel, and this will be their maiden
performance. We are truly honoured to be sharing this moment with them. You may
also know Black Sun Roof from the creators work under the Skullflower moniker.
Expect not just your standard gig, but many other surprises along the way. The
event is set to take place at around 7pm with doors around 6:30pm but make sure
you are there a little time beforehand to absorb the beauty of the surrounding
woodland. Camping is also available, see the event attached for more
So, let's have one more frolic in the woods as we say goodbye to Summer and
welcome Autumn's embrace once more.
So the live front has been a little quiet the last few months, but we're geared up and ready to hit the road again over the course of the next couple of months. We've had a successful rehearsal with our session drummer, Box Head, who has done an astonishingly good job over the last few weeks and for that we are eternally grateful.
The first gig will be this coming Saturday at the Beermageddon Festival! Hope to see you there!
New interview online with The Core Of Brutality here: http://thecoreofbrutality.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/old-corpse-road-interview-and-bio.html
We'd like to thank The Core of Brutality for taking the time to ask these questions, enjoy reading our answers!
We have also added an Interviews section to our website which can be found here: