Newsletter #6

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Welcome to the sixth official Old Corpse Road Newsletter.

Bloodstock Open Air Festival - It's Official !

Old Corpse Road have been confirmed to play the mighty Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2010, the UK's most important metal festival. The band will be playing in the Unsigned Stage on Saturday 14th August. The stage time is yet to be confirmed and once we have more details we will let you know.  For now please visit http://www.bloodstock.uk.com and check out the line up for this amazing weekend of metal. We are extremely excited and honored to be granted this slot and we would like to thank Lee and the Bloodstock team for this fantastic opportunity. We raise our horns up high to you!  We hope to see you all there and in the pit for what will be our most significant gig to date.

Terrorizer Magazine

The track “The Witch of Wookey Hole” features on the cover mount CD for the latest issue of Terrorizer Magazine (#198). The track has been slightly edited in order for it to fit on the CD! In addition the band also featured in the previous issue (#197) in the Choice Cuts section. We would like to thank James Hoare and Melissa Johnstone at Terrorizer for their help and support, Hails!

Darkness Shade Records

A special edition tape format of “The Echoes of Tales Once Told” is due to be released in later in the year via Darkness Shade Records. The tape will be strictly limited to 100 copies and will feature bonus songs “Hell’s Kettles” and “The Song of Amergin” taken from the demo recording sessions. This is a rare opportunity to get these tracks as they may never be released again. We are honored to contribute to a scene going back to the early days of tape trading across the world. Order and trade details will be available soon but in the meantime please show support for the underground black metal tape scene and visit www.darknessshaderecords.tk and check out some of the underground releases available. Hails and horns to Darkness Shade Records.

Reviews of the Split

We have now received a number of reviews of the split CD with the Meads of Asphodel. The reviews are from Aquarius Records, Lords of Metal Zine, Metal Hammer Magazine, Funeral Rain Webzine, Live 4 Metal Webzine, MetalReviews.com Webzine and more. To read them please visit http://www.oldcorpseroad.co.uk/releases.html and follow the reviews link for the split.

Interviews and Features

We have recently been included in a UK black metal feature for Bloodstream Webzine. Please check out the article, which has been named after our EP at http://www.bloodstream-webzine.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=191&Itemid=104. The band have also been interviewed for Dark Elf E-Zine. To read the interview please visit http://www.myspace.com/crustbastards. Lastly both the demo and EP have been reviewed by Lords of Metal webzine who we also conducted an interview with. The details can be found on http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/showinterview.php?id=3330&lang=en. Our thanks go to all involved, your support is greatly appreciated.

Online Shop

All of our music and merchandise is still available via our web shop at http://www.oldcorpseroad.co.uk/shop.html. Both the limited numbered demo and the Meads of Asphodel split can be ordered here via PayPal. We only have a limited number of the first batch of “The Bewitching of Britain” T-shirt in stock so be sure to order one while you have the chance!

Writing In Progress

Work has now commenced on the as yet untitled debut album. We have several songs in the workings at present and so far are very pleased with how they are coming together. The songs are our usual grand mixture of blasting infernos meeting deep atmospherics alongside mellow folk passages. Sticking to our usual lyrical themes expect haunting tales of ghosts, witches and otherworldly creatures for your delight.

Let’s Get This Show on the (Old Corpse) Road

14th Aug 2010 – Bloodstock Open Air: Unsigned Stage
2nd Oct 2010 – Fires of Rebellion, Nott’s With Ravenage, Annwn, Cnoc An Tursa, Windrider, Northern Oak, Fortrius and Wolfthorn
16th Oct 2010 – Gathering of the Clans, Leics:With Wodensthrone, Eibon La Furies, Guthrum, Cnoc An Tursa, Consecrated Flesh, Les Alabres
23rd Oct 2010 – The Vine, Newark, Notts: Private Party with Baalberith, Infernal Creation and more
20th Nov 2010 – The Snooty Fox, Wakefield: With The Belonging and Devoured

We hope to see you all on the road over the year. We are currently in discussions regarding several more gigs across the country and as soon as we have more concrete details confirmed we will let you know. The best place to check on all of our confirmed live dates is http://oldcorpseroad.co.uk/live.html or http://www.last.fm/music/Old+Corpse+Road.

Book Us!

We are always on the look out for more gigs. To book us, or if you are a band/individual/promoter and would like to organize any events including Old Corpse Road please email us at wraiths@oldcorpseroad.co.uk or call/text the band on 07977 125903.

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Farewell travellers, until we meet again…

The Wraiths

E-Mail : wraiths@oldcorpseroad.co.uk
Website : http://www.oldcorpseroad.co.uk/
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