The Old Dead Tree is a French dark metal band from the city of Paris founded in 1997. Their musical style is a mixture of Death Metal elements, such as double bass drumming and heavy guitar riffing, and more mellow, progressive 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 informed by and centered around the suicide of the band's first drummer, Frédéric Guillemot.
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.