Departure of The Seer - We bid thee Hail and Farewell!
It is great regret that we must bid a hearty hail and farewell to Josh 'The Seer' Danby, who will be performing his final rituals with Old Corpse Road at the end of this month in Scarborough (30th) and Wakefield (31st).
Here is a final message from The Seer to all of you...
While I have had a fantastic few years with Old Corpse Road, playing up and down the country alongside some of the best acts the underground has to offer, I have decided that due to my now permanent relocation to West Yorkshire I can no longer give the band the level of time and commitment they deserve. I also feel while we have enjoyed experimenting as a 6-piece, it’s time to give the recently returned Revenant his full space in the spotlight again, so they can revert to their “classic” line-up our oldest fans are most familiar with, and give amateur sound engineers marginally less of a headache.
While leaving the band as guitarist, I have known the guys for many years previously, and will continue to support them in a variety of endeavours - whether it is production work which was my original role, or supporting events such as the Blackwood Gathering and others in the underground metal scene. I have of course also left my mark on the upcoming album, both as producer and guitarist/vocalist, so hopefully the impending release of this will be a fitting send-off.
Officially I will be leaving at the end of this month, so will have the pleasure of ushering out this era at one of our favourite and most frequented venues - the Snooty Fox in Wakefield, on Saturday 31st. We’re also playing in Scarborough the night before so get yourselves down to one and witness it!
Over the past few years I’ve met some of the best musicians and nicest people on the underground, and I look forward to whatever glorious bastards my next musical project will include. Unfortunately you have not seen the last of me, so you can expect me to resurface in the future somewhere from the tangled undergrowth of the Leeds and Bradford extreme music scene!
To my brothers in Old Corpse Road, I shall quote the final lines of our album – “I BID THEE HAIL, AND FAREWELL!”