OLD FOREST - UK

Into The Old Forest - 1999 - Mordgrimm
Tales Of The Sussex Weald - 2011 - D.T.M.
None More Black - 2014 - D.T.M.
Dagian - 2015 - Avantgarde
Black Forests Of Eternal Doom - 2019 - Dusktone
Mournfall - 2021 - D.T.M.
Sutwyke - 2023 - Soulseller

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Members
Vocals
Ewigkeit, The Bombs Of Enduring Freedom, Con.Dev.Ex, In the Woods...,, Jaldaboath, Nattehimmel, Sollertia, Qadmon>>KOBOLD [JAMES FOGARTY]>>Ewigkeit, The Bombs Of Enduring Freedom, Con.Dev.Ex, In the Woods…, Jaldaboath, Nattehimmel, Sollertia, Qadmon

Guitar
BELETH


Bass
BELETH

Drum
The Meads Of Asphodel, Ewigkeit, Dysphoria, Orcrypt, The Feral Underclass, Con.Dev.Ex, Svartelder>>Grond/Kobold [James Fogarty]>>Ewigkeit, Dysphoria, Orcrypt, The Feral Underclass, Con.Dev.Ex, Svartelder, Qadmon - Green Carnation, In The Woods…, Carpathian Forest, Scariot, Blood Red Throne, Den Saakaldte, Svartelder, Arvas, Chain Collector, NeonGod>>Anders Kobro>>In The Woods…, Chain Collector, NeonGod - The Meads Of Asphodel, Ewigkeit, Dysphoria, Orcrypt, The Feral Underclass, Con.Dev.Ex, Svartelder>>GROND/KOBOLD [JAMES FOGARTY]>>Ewigkeit, Dysphoria, Orcrypt, The Feral Underclass, Con.Dev.Ex, Svartelder





History & Biography
This black metal act was officially founded in 1998 and lasted three years, but the members were playing covers earlier. Of Mists And Graves was the immediate demo. The debut album of 1999 tagged the demo at its end. The album also contained side Death and side War as though they are separable. The act was guitarist and bassist Beleth and singer and multi-instrumentalist Kobold. The end was nigh. The drug pretended Grond was a distinct individual and not Kobold himself.

Yet, obeying the rules, the same line-up returned in the summer of 2007. D.T.M. Productions issued Tales Of The Sussex Weald; Part 1 (The Legend Of The Devil's Dyke) and Tales Of The Sussex Weald; Part 2 (The Domain Of The Long Man) in 2008. D.T.M was Kobold’s imprint. Next came The Kingdom Of Darkness and Covered In Black with the latter being one of those standard cover version ditties. Tales of the Sussex Weald of 2011 added a part 3 to the previously released parts 1 and 2. None More Black came in 2014, but was 14 to 15 years old and had never been released. The band claimed the masters were buried and lost in the forest.

The band switched to Avantgarde next and released Dagian. Anders Kobro had appeared on drums. A hiatus occurred, but a new record did emerge in 2019. This one was on Dusktone. The band delivered one of those self-cover version records next and called it Back Into The Old Forest claiming it leveraged the original instrumentation. Sussex was on the band’s mind again as it reached back into 2001 in 2021 and released a demo tape called Sussex Hell Hound. This demo also made an appearance on the Mournfall album.

UK-based Old Forest released a new full-length, called Sutwyke, through Soulseller Records on March 31st 2023. It was written and recorded between 2020 to 2022. Kobold had taken over the drums again. Of Mists And Graves was released on vinyl through Amor Fati Productions in 2023.

The act has not graced the stage. The ‘Old Forest’ monicker is taken from Tolkien and Lord Of The Rings, but the band claims inspiration from the extinct Sussex forest, Weald.


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