You can watch what Tim Carley from the band had to say about the signing here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGjyF6CUSYw
The Rotted play Old School D-Beat Death Metal. Dark nihilistic lyrics are spat out over a wall of heavy as hell and fast as fuck music, just like your mother use to disapprove of. The Rotted are the soundtrack for the end of days.
In early 2008 The Rotted rose from two already dead UK bands. Vocalist Ben McCrow and guitarist Tim Carley, the two main men behind Death Grind legends Gorerotted were joined by bass player Reverend Trudgill and drummer Nate Gould, both previously of Blackened Murder Metal loonies Screamin’ Daemon. The debut album ‘Get Dead Or Die Trying’ (Metal Blade Records) hit stores in July of the same year. Produced by Russ Russell (Evile, Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Lock-Up) and engineered by James Dunkley (Blaze Bailey, Crowbar), ‘Get Dead…’ has received fantastic reviews across the Metal press.
Two years of intense UK and European touring followed the album release with festival highlights including Wacken Open Air 2008, Summer Breeze 2008, Dynamo 2008, Elsrock 2008, Vlamrock 2008, Bloodstock 2009, Hammerfest 2009, Headbangers festival 2009 and Hellfire festival 2009.
In 2009 a video was shot for the album track ‘Nothin’ But A Nosebleed’ and has been a regular fixture on Scuzz TV and other channels. July 2010 saw The Rotted back in the studio with James Dunkley and the band releasing ‘Anarchogram’, a self-funded, self-released EP on their own label Anarchogram Industries. ‘Anarchogram’ features 2 new songs and 4 bonus cover versions. Each member of The Rotted chose a track to cover that inspired them to play Extreme Metal.
More intense touring followed the release of ‘Anarchogram’, the most recent being a hugely successful 27 date European tour with old school Swedish Death Metallers Grave and USA Grinders Misery Index. The tour kicked off during November 2010 and took The Rotted to every corner of mainland Europe. The Rotted also took park in a joint headline UK tour with Relapse artists Man Must Die in July 2010 and one off UK shows with Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower and Onslaught during Spring and Summer 2010. December 2010 saw The Rotted hit the UK again for a run of headline shows as well as jetting out to Israel to headline shows in Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. January and February 2011 saw The Rotted enter Parlour Studio with Russ Russell once again at the producers helm to record their second full length album. For fans of Napalm Death, Entombed, Wolfbrigade, Motorhead, Terrorizer, Dismember, Impaled Nazarene, Marduk, Discharge, GBH, Celtic Frost, Black Sabbath, Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front. More details soon!