The Old Dead Tree

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The Old Dead Tree
OriginParis, France
GenresProgressive death metal
Gothic metal
Alternative metal
Years active1997–2009, 2013, 2017
LabelsSeason of Mist
MembersManuel Munoz
Gilles Moinet
Vincent Danhier
Raphaël Antheaume
Past membersFrédéric Guillemot
Franck Métayer
Nicolas Chevrollier
Foued Moukid

The Old Dead Tree was a progressive death metal band from the city of Paris, France active between 1997 and 2019.

Musical style[edit]

Their musical style is a mixture of death metal elements, such as double bass drumming and heavy guitar riffing, and more mellow, progressive, gothic metal and doom metal elements. Singer Manuel Munoz varies between harsh growls and a melodic tenor voice.


Their first major album release in 2003 was entitled The Nameless Disease and was inspired by and centered around the suicide of the band's first drummer, Frédéric Guillemot.[1]

Their second album The Perpetual Motion was released in 2005.

Their latest record to date is The Water Fields which was released in September 2007. It received critical acclaim.

A new album was tentatively scheduled to be recorded in Fall 2009, but creative differences caused the band to break up before it could be finished.[2]

In 2013, in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Nameless Disease, Manuel, Nicolas, Gilles and Raphael reunited to perform the album in its entirety on a series of live shows, including at Hellfest. Prior to the tour, a special edition of The Nameless Disease was released digitally. They reunited once more in 2017 with the same line-up as the 2013 show.


Final members[edit]

Former members[edit]




  1. ^ "Official website". 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  2. ^ "Official website". 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  3. ^ "The Old Dead Tree - The Nameless Disease (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2012-05-11.

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