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Latest news: Tue, May 10 2016, ROTTING CHRIST

Latest release: "Rituals"

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

Greek metal masters ROTTING CHRIST have announced a North American tour. The trek begins on September 2nd in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and sees the band joining MARDUK, and label mates CARACH ANGREN and NECRONOMICON. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.


Sept. 2 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Sept. 3 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Sept. 4 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Sept. 5 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Sept. 6 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
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 will be touring in support of their latest album 'Rituals', which was released worldwide on February 12th and can still be ordered here. Artwork and tracklist are shown below.



  1. In Nomine Dei Nostri
  2. זה נגמר (Ze Nigmar)
  3. Ἐλθὲ Κύριε (Elthe Kyrie)
  4. Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal)
  5. Ἄπαγε Σατανά (Apage Satana)
  6. Του Θάνατου (Tou Thanatou)
  7. For A Voice Like Thunder
  8. Konx Om Pax
  9. देवदेवं (Devadevam)
  10. The Four Horsemen

ROTTING CHRIST have recently announced an extensive European tour alongside INQUISITION, MYSTIFIER and SCHAMMASCH. See below for a list of all confirmed shows.


ROTTING CHRIST + INQUISTION + MYSTIFIER + SCHAMMASCH (presented by Rock Hard (France, Germany, Italy), Rock Tribune and Terrorizer)
19 Oct 2016 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
20 Oct 2016 København (DK) Beta
21 Oct 2016 Berlin (DE) TBA
22 Oct 2016 Warszawa (PL) Progresja
23 Oct 2016 Katowice (PL) Mega Club
24 Oct 2016 Praha (CZ) Storm
25 Oct 2016 Budapest (HU) Barba Negra
26 Oct 2016 Ljubljana (Sl) Gala Hala
27 Oct 2016 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse
28 Oct 2016 München (DE) Backstage
29 Oct 2016 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
30 Oct 2016 Lausanne (CH) Les Docks
31 Oct 2016 Lyon (FR) CCO
01 Nov 2016 Luynes (FR) Le Korigan
02 Nov 2016 Madrid (ES) Caracol
03 Nov 2016 Barcelona (ES) Apolo 2
04 Nov 2016 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
05 Nov 2016 Rennes (FR) Ubu
06 Nov 2016 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
07 Nov 2016 London(UK) Islington Assembly Hall
08 Nov 2016 Dublin (IR) Voodoo Lounge
09 Nov 2016 Manchester (UK) Sound Control
10 Nov 2016 Esch-sur -Alzette (LU) Kultur Fabrik
11 Nov 2016 Bochum (DE) Matrix
12 Nov 2016 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
13 Nov 2016 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
14 Nov 2016 Weinheim (DE) Café Central

Frontman Sakis commented regarding the European tour: "Dear friends, we present you our first European tour for our last album 'Rituals'. On this journey we will perform 27 shows all over the continent. We will be accompanied by the great metal warriors of INQUISITION, MYSTIFIER, and SCHAMMASCH. See you all on the battlefield and let's raise serious hell!"


Cannot make it to the tour? Check out the following ROTTING CHRIST festival and headliner shows below!

12 May 16 Alexandroupoli (GR) Notos Stage
13 May 16 Kastoria (GR) Pargue Live Stage
14 May 16 Drama (GR) Mylos
03 Jun 16 Bucharest (RO) Metalhead Meeting
10 Jun 16 Sevilla (ES) Sala X
11 Jun 16 Beja (PT) SMSF Festival
24 Jun 16 Nicosia (CY) Diahroniki
01 Jul 16 Johannesburg (ZA) Bassline
02 Jul 16 Cape Town (ZA) The Assembly
09 Jul 16 Viesite (LV) Zombens Un Lemess Open Air
10 Jul 16 Tallinn (EE) Clubbi Tapper
14 Jul 16 Vizovice (CZ) 2016 Master Of Rock
16 Jul 16 Simandre Nur Suran (FR) Ragnard Rock Fest
17 Jul 16 Chania (GR) Chania Rock Festival
23 Jul 16 Ostry Grun (SK) Gothoom Festival
30 Jul 16 Kiev (UA) Carpathian Alliance Festival
06 Aug 16 Derbyshire (UK) Bloodstock Festival
12 Aug 16 Eeklo (BE) Herbakkers Festival

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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

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Lucifer Over Athens

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Non Serviam – A 20 Year Apocryphal Story

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Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Sat, Jun 04 2016 RO Bucharest Metalhead Meeting
Fri, Jun 10 2016 ES Sevilla Sala X
Sat, Jun 11 2016 PT Beja SMSF Festival
Fri, Jun 24 2016 CY Nicosia Diahroniki
Fri, Jul 01 2016 ZA Johannesburg Bassline
Sat, Jul 02 2016 ZA Cape Town The Assembly
Thu, Jul 07 2016 ES Viveiro Ressurection Festival
Sat, Jul 09 2016 LV Viesite Zombens Un Lemess Open Air
Sun, Jul 10 2016 EE Tallinn Clubbi Tapper
Thu, Jul 14 2016 CZ Vizovice 2016 Master Of Rock
Sat, Jul 16 2016 GR Chania Chania Rock Festival
Sat, Jul 23 2016 SK Ostry Grun Gothoom Festival
Sun, Jul 24 2016 FR Simandre-sur-Suran Ragnard Rock Fest
Sun, Jul 31 2016 UA Kiev Carpathian Alliance Festival
Fri, Aug 12 2016 BE Eeklo Herbakkers Festival
Sat, Aug 13 2016 UK Derbyshire Bloodstock Festival
Fri, Sep 02 2016 US Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Sat, Sep 03 2016 US Tampa, FL The Orpheum +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Sun, Sep 04 2016 US Atlanta, GA The Masquerade +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Mon, Sep 05 2016 US Baltimore, MD Soundstage +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Tue, Sep 06 2016 US New York, NY Gramercy Theatre +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Wed, Sep 07 2016 US Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Thu, Sep 08 2016 CA Montreal, QC L'Astral +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Fri, Sep 09 2016 CA Toronto, ON The Opera House +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Sat, Sep 10 2016 US Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Sun, Sep 11 2016 US Chicago, IL Reggie's +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Mon, Sep 12 2016 US Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Tue, Sep 13 2016 US Kansas City, MO The Riot Room +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Wed, Sep 14 2016 US Denver, CO Marquis Theatre +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Fri, Sep 16 2016 CA Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Sat, Sep 17 2016 US Seattle, WA Studio Seven +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Sun, Sep 18 2016 US Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Mon, Sep 19 2016 US Oakland, CA Metro Opera House +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Tue, Sep 20 2016 US Las Vegas, NV LVCS +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Wed, Sep 21 2016 US Los Angeles, CA Regent Theater +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Thu, Sep 22 2016 US Phoenix, AZ Joe's Grotto +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Fri, Sep 23 2016 US El Paso, TX Mesa Music Hall +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Sat, Sep 24 2016 US Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Sun, Sep 25 2016 US Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar +Marduk, Carach Angren, Necronomicon
Wed, Oct 19 2016 DE Hamburg Markthalle
Thu, Oct 20 2016 DK København Beta
Fri, Oct 21 2016 DE Berlin TBA
Sat, Oct 22 2016 PL Warszawa Progresja
Sun, Oct 23 2016 PL Katowice Mega Club
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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