The UK's GOREROTTED have decided to take the big step of changing their name to THE ROTTED! Having worked so hard on their new album, "Get Dead Or Die Trying", the lads felt that due to the huge progression they've made from previous releases musically and lyrically and after frequent lineup changes this was the only right thing to do.
Says frontman Ben McCrow: "The motives behind what we were doing with GOREROTTED have changed over the years, and as a mark of respect for what we achieved, for previous band members and for fans, we didn't feel it was right to continue under our previous monicker.
"This album is gonna blow people away, I couldn't even classify it for you if I tried, all I can say is its heavy as fuck, catchy as hell and a piece of work we're all incredibly proud of. People have been affectionally refering to us as THE ROTTED for some time now, so it seemed like a decent change to us."
"Get Dead Or Die Trying" is scheduled for release on June 27 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy and June 30 in the rest of Europe via Metal Blade Records.
Additionally, the band has announced the first tour dates under their new monicker:
June 14 - Cambridge, UK Barfly
July 02 - Manchester, UK - Music Box
July 03 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
July 04 - Nottingham, UK - Junktion 7
July 05 - London, UK - Bar Academy
July 06 - Newport, UK TJs
Aug. 01 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
Aug. 13 - Dinkelsbhl, Germany - Summer Breeze Open Air
UK dates also feature TED MAUL.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/therotted.