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Latest news: Wed, Sep 07 2016, ROTTING CHRIST

Latest release: "Rituals"

Release date: Fri, Feb 12 2016, US Fri, Feb 12 2016

Greek metal masters ROTTING CHRIST have already kicked off their previously announced North American tour. The band is joining MARDUK and Season of Mist label mates CARACH ANGREN, and NECRONOMICON. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.


Sept. 7 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Sept. 8 Montreal, QC @ L'Astral
Sept. 9 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Sept. 10 Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
Sept. 11 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
Sept. 12 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
Sept. 13 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Sept. 14 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Sept. 16 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Sept. 17 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Sept. 18 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
Sept. 19 Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
Sept. 20 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
Sept. 21 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
Sept. 22 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
Sept. 23 El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall
Sept. 24 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Sept. 25 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar


ROTTING CHRIST have stood the test of time. 'Rituals' is an album that has obviously been written by veterans. The Greek legends inject a 27 years career, 12 albums, and more than 1.200 shows into their songwriting. With confidence and skills derived from experience, each song represents its own sonic universe. Carefully chosen guests are being added for better effect, not name dropping such as the spoken words of Nick Holmes (PARADISE LOST) on "A Voice Like Thunder" or SAMAEL's Vorph mesmerizingly quoting from Charles Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs Du Mal" throughout the song "Les Litanies De Satan". A mature album such as 'Rituals' comes with a history. ROTTING CHRIST were founded as early as 1987 by Sakis Tolis and his brother Themis. Now 'Rituals' marks another step in the evolution of the Greek masters. Buckle up for a fascinating musical ride through ancient cults and mythologies evoking strong feelings and firing up imagination. Metal at its best!

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ROTTING CHRIST finally release their first official live album. It is nothing but appropriate that a band with a 27 year success story, 12 albums, and more than 1.200 shows under their belts celebrate this event with a double album. 'Lucifer Over Athens' was recorded in the Greeks' hometown in front of a crowd going wild in December 2013. This striking testimony of the veterans' massive prowess on stage marks a high point in the career of ROTTING CHRIST. With a stable and strong line-up, band leader Sakis confidently marches his phalanx not only to conquer the live audience but also to capture the listener with 'Lucifer Over Athens'. This grandiose show of force is supported by a gigantic barrage of classics and fan favourites to grace a carefully selected setlist. The Greeks also worked extremely hard on recording and preserving the atmosphere and live sound of the concert for this document. ROTTING CHRIST were founded as early as 1987 by guitarist and vocalist Sakis Tolis together with his brother Themis on drums. They started out playing death/grind, but had already turned to darker paths by the time their debut full-length "Thy Mighty Contract" (1993) was unleashed. On the following seven albums covering a ten year period from 'Non Serviam' (1994) to 'Sanctus Diavolos' (2004), ROTTING CHRIST steadily refined their style by experimenting with elements from death, heavy and gothic metal without betraying their black roots. At the same time the band went from underground heroes to headliner status. Yet with the highly acclaimed 'Theogonia' (2007) the Greek veterans added an unmistakable native element to their sound, which gave their ninth full-length a very distinctive and individual twist. Such a masterpiece can hardly be surpassed, but ROTTING CHRIST held their ground with 'AEALO' (2010). Their country’s rich ancient heritage was translated into the universal language of metal with added female choirs, ancient reed pipes as well as folkloristic melodies and rhythms. Their latest masterpiece 'KATA TON DAIMONA EAYTOY' (2013) took this musical and lyrical concept another step further, confirming ROTTING CHRIST's individual sound incorporating subtle female vocals, piano, bagpipes, horns, and other means. All of these elements are expertly combined and enhanced by excellent songwriting, honed to perfection by long years of experience and the test of constantly performing live. Now 'Lucifer Over Athens' comes as a gift that the band made to itself and the multitude of ROTTING CHRIST supporters around the globe, who have been waiting for years to hold a live document such as this in their hands. Time to put the volume on ten, close your eyes and enjoy 'Lucifer Over Athens' at home!


Name Instrument
Sakis Tolis vocals, guitar
Themis Tolis drums
Vangelis Karzis bass
George Emmanuel guitar

Releases Season of Mist



General information
: Fri, Feb 12 2016
: Fri, Feb 12 2016
: Dark Metal
: SOM374
: available


Lucifer Over Athens

General information
: Fri, Aug 21 2015
: Fri, Aug 21 2015
: Dark Metal
: SOM353
: available



General information
: Fri, Mar 01 2013
: Tue, Mar 05 2013
: Dark Metal
: SOM282
: available



General information
: Mon, Feb 15 2010
: Melodic Black Metal
: SOM214
: available


Non Serviam – A 20 Year Apocryphal Story

General information
: Mon, Feb 23 2009
: Dark Metal
: SOM195
: available



General information
: Mon, Jan 22 2007
: Melodic Black Metal
: SOM143
: available


Passage to Arcturo + Non Serviam

General information
: Mon, Jan 23 2006
: Black Metal
: SOM124
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Mon, Oct 24 2016 CZ Praha Storm
Tue, Oct 25 2016 HU Budapest Barba Negra
Wed, Oct 26 2016 SL Ljubljana Gala Hala
Thu, Oct 27 2016 AT Salzburg Rockhouse
Fri, Oct 28 2016 DE München Backstage
Sat, Oct 29 2016 IT Brescia Circolo Colony
Sun, Oct 30 2016 CH Lausanne Les Docks
Mon, Oct 31 2016 FR Lyon Cco
Tue, Nov 01 2016 FR Luynes Le Korigan
Wed, Nov 02 2016 ES Madrid Caracol
Thu, Nov 03 2016 ES Barcelona Apolo 2
Fri, Nov 04 2016 FR Toulouse Metronum
Sat, Nov 05 2016 FR Rennes Ubu
Sun, Nov 06 2016 FR Paris Petit Bain
Tue, Nov 08 2016 IR Dublin Voodoo Lounge
Thu, Nov 10 2016 LU Esch-sur -Alzette Kultur Fabrik
Fri, Nov 11 2016 DE Bochum Matrix
Sat, Nov 12 2016 NL Nijmegen Doornroosje
Sun, Nov 13 2016 BE Vosselaar Biebob
Mon, Nov 14 2016 DE Weinheim Café Central
Fri, Nov 18 2016 BR Rio De Janeiro Rock Experience
Sat, Nov 19 2016 BR Curitiba Music Hall
Sun, Nov 20 2016 BR Sao Paolo Hangar 110
Tue, Nov 22 2016 BO Cochabamba Ex Carnivale
Thu, Nov 24 2016 AR Buenos Aires Museo Rock
Sat, Nov 26 2016 CL Santiago T.B.A.
Sun, Nov 27 2016 CO Bogota Auditorio Lumiere
Wed, Nov 30 2016 PA Panama City Hangar 18
Thu, Dec 01 2016 CR San Jose T.B.A.
Sat, Dec 03 2016 SV San Salvador T.B.A.
Sun, Dec 04 2016 GT Guatemala City T.B.A.
Thu, Dec 08 2016 MX Monterrey T.B.A.
Fri, Dec 09 2016 MX Guadalajara Foro Independencia
Sat, Dec 10 2016 MX Mexico City Circo Volador
Fri, Dec 16 2016 SE Norrköping Black Christmas
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