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Old Corpse Road have carved their name into the UK black metal scene by producing classic, yet unique British black metal based on the dark folklore of Britain. The Darlington based 6 piece formed in 2007 and take their name from a coffin road in the Lake District.

Dynamically their music flows from fierce black metal through to powerful melodic passages and onto serene yet haunting moments. The band incorporate a wide range of vocals from traditional black metal shrieks, guttural lows, spoken word passages and epic folk singing. Old Corpse Road bind these elements together to produce a solid yet original take on the black metal sound.

After an acclaimed demo and a split with The Meads of Asphodel they released their debut album ‘Tis Witching Hour…As Spectres We Haunt this Kingdom’ in 2012, which received critical acclaim from Metal Hammer, Zero Tolerance and Terrorizer as well as topping the Best Newcomer category in the 2012 Terrorizer Readers’ Poll. After their recent split 7” with black metal band The Infernal Sea, they are currently working on the anticipated full-length follow-up to their debut album.

Throughout this time Old Corpse Road have built up a reputation with their intense and atmospheric live performances across the UK. The band have shared the stage with the likes of Shining, Alcest, Hecate Enthroned, Winterfylleth and Wodensthrone. Their return to Bloodstock follows their storming performance in 2010 on the New Blood Stage.

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  • Argaalofthemyst

    Bloody phenomenal band. I am sad to say that I had neglected them for a couple of years after being a huge fan in the early days but I'm correcting that now. Tis Witching Hour... Is every bit the masterwork I hoped it would be.

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Aethelgrim

    just getting better and better

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Lost_Souls_UK

    Will be there in support of the 'As Spectres We Tour This Kingdom' with readies ready to buy the new record.

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • Pheneks

    Pretty awesome stuff. I adore the spoken word.

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • metaltroll87

    Holy shit this band is awesome!!!

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
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    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • XfnSnow

    Played with these guys in Leeds a few months back and haven't been able to get it out of my head... They were just so, so epic live. Awesome band.

    11 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Hoetzendorf

    Охуительно, просто восторг!

    5 Jul 2011 Reply
  • blackholesunn

    awesome stuff

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Phil_Dash

    Fantastic performance at Infernal Damnation the other week. Best of the lot I would say.

    9 May 2011 Reply
  • PsychoholicSlag

    Really like these guys.

    26 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Borglanarg

    My speakers are down really low so I can't hear it.

    22 Apr 2011 Reply
  • oddity_uk

    A night of epic black metal coming up in Edinburgh at the end of January - Eternal Helcaraxe, Old Corpse Road, Cnocantursa and Haar. Hope to see a few of you there!

    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Century_Skunk

    Great stuff :)

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • pigpiggypig

    Hey Ste!!! :D

    21 Oct 2010 Reply
  • DarkGoba

    great split!

    6 Oct 2010 Reply
  • oldcorpseroad

    @ Nihility, strangely enough our keyboardist went to uni in High Wycombe, and was mentioning playing there at some point, so it's certainly not out of the question! \m/

    25 Jul 2010 Reply
  • oldcorpseroad

    Cheers Gorefare. Glad you enjoyed the track! :)

    9 Jul 2010 Reply
  • oldcorpseroad

    Thanks :) Yes we've been in contact with ShieldWall for a while now so fingers crossed :)

    18 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Lost_Souls_UK

    Yeah thanks, I got your demo and your split. I'd still like you guys to play London. What about this promo team:

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
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