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Latest news: Thu, Jul 02 2015, ROTTING CHRIST

Latest release: "Lucifer Over Athens"

Release date: Fri, Aug 21 2015, US Fri, Aug 21 2015

ROTTING CHRIST are now streaming the first track from their forthcoming double live album 'Lucifer Over Athens', which is scheduled for a worldwide release on August 21st and available for pre-order here. Artwork and tracklist can be viewed below. The captivating live version of "Athanatoi Este" is exclusively premiered by the following official media partners:

Metal Obsession (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Metal Obsession (AU)
Spark (CZ)
Pitchline (ES)
Kaaoszine (FI)
VS-Webzine (FR)
Rocking (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Andfari (IS)
Rock Hard (IT)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Close-Up (SE)
Metal Hammer (UK)
No Clean Singing (US)

Regarding the song, Sakis comments: "The reason that we have chosen 'Athanatoi Este' as the first track to represent and give you an idea about our first ever official live album 'Lucifer Over Athens' lies in the translation of this song’s title: 'You Are Immortals'! It is to all our dedicated followers that we give our deepest respect and love, which will be: immortal!"

The Greek legends are also unveiling the fantastic artwork for 'Lucifer Over Athens', which was created by American artist Nurgeslag, who already provided the cover of ROTTING CHRIST's latest masterpiece 'Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού' (2013). Cover and tracklist of the live album can both be viewed below.

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CD1

  1. 6 6 6
  2. Dub-Sag-Ta-Ke
  3. Athanatoi Este
  4. Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού
  5. Nemecic
  6. After Dark I Feel
  7. Sorrowfull Farewell
  8. Among Two Storms
  9. Gloria De Domino Inferni
  10. Feast Of The Grand Whore
  11. The Nereid Of Esgalduin
  12. Forest Of N'Gai
  13. The Sign Of Evil Existence
  14. Transform All Sufferings Into Plagues
  15. Fgmenth, Thy Gift
  16. Societas Satanas

CD2

  1. Demonon Vrosis
  2. Quintessence
  3. The Call Of The Aethyrs
  4. In Yumen - Xibalba
  5. Grandis Spiritus Diavolos
  6. Welcome To Hel
  7. King Of A Stellar War
  8. Archon
  9. Exiled Archangels
  10. Dive The Deepest Abyss
  11. The Fourth Knight Of Revelation
  12. The Sign Of Prime Creation
  13. Non Serviam
  14. Enuma Elish
  15. Noctis Era

Sakis comments on 'Lucifer Over Athens': "After having been active for 27 years in the metal scene and after playing more than over 1.200 shows in every corner of this planet, we have finally decided to release our first official live album ever! We have worked hard to make this record as rich as possible by including many fan favourites, while paying tribute to all phases of this band at the same time. We will take you back to our demo days and bring you right up to our contemporary creations. This is a live record with a soul. We invite you to a journey into the majestic world of ROTTING CHRIST!"

ROTTING CHRIST have furthermore announced a string of festival dates for 2015. A full list of all confirmed shows can be viewed below:

Rotting christ admat summer festivals 2015

05 Jul 15 Roitzschjora (DE) With Full Force
09 Jul 15 Neskaupsstaðir (IS) Eistnaflug
23 Jul 15 Tolmin (SI) Metal Days
24 Jul 15 Hamburg (DE) Schlatfest
25 Jul 15 Lörrach (DE) Baden in Blut Open Air
06 Aug 15 Schlotheim (DE) Fluglatz Obermehler (Party.San Open Air)
21 Aug 15 Uckeralm (DE) Burning Alm Festival
22 Aug 15 Spital am Semmering (AT) Kaltenbach Festival
30 Aug 15 Istanbul (TR) Headbangers Weekend Festival
01 Oct 15 Trondheim (NO) Trondheim Metal Fest

ROTTING CHRIST finally release their first official live album. It is nothing but appropriate that a band with a 27 year success story, 11 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.

Line-up:
Sakis Tolis: vocals, guitars
Themis Tolis: drums
Vangelis Karzis: bass
George Emmanuel: guitars

Pre-order 'Lucifer Over Athens' in various formats including limited editions from the Season of Mist shop. Follow ROTTING CHRIST on Facebook!

Biography

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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!

Line-up

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

Releases Season of Mist

Som353

Lucifer Over Athens

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

Som282

KATA TON DAIMONA EAYTOY (Do What Thou Wilt)

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

Som214

AEALO

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

Som195

Non Serviam – A 20 Year Apocryphal Story

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

Som143

Theogonia

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

Som124

Passage to Arcturo + Non Serviam

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

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Sun, Aug 30 2015 TR Istanbul Headbangers Weekend Festival
Sat, Sep 05 2015 FR Loos-en-Gohelle Gohelle Fest
Thu, Oct 01 2015 NO Trondheim Trondheim Metal Fest
Thu, Nov 05 2015 US New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks +Mayhem +Watain
Fri, Nov 06 2015 US Houston, TX Warehouse Live +Mayhem +Watain
Sun, Nov 08 2015 US Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live! +Mayhem +Watain
Tue, Nov 10 2015 US Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater +Mayhem +Watain
Wed, Nov 11 2015 US El Paso, TX Tricky Falls +Mayhem +Watain
Thu, Nov 12 2015 US Phoenix, AZ Club Red +Mayhem +Watain
Fri, Nov 13 2015 US San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park +Mayhem +Watain
Sat, Nov 14 2015 US Santa Ana, CA The Observatory +Mayhem +Watain
Sun, Nov 15 2015 US Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades +Mayhem +Watain
Tue, Nov 17 2015 US Salt Lake City, UT The Depot +Mayhem +Watain
Wed, Nov 18 2015 US Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep +Mayhem +Watain
Fri, Nov 20 2015 US Palatine, IL Durty Nellies +Mayhem +Watain
Sat, Nov 21 2015 US Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall +Mayhem +Watain
Sun, Nov 22 2015 US Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls +Mayhem +Watain
Mon, Nov 23 2015 US Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer +Mayhem +Watain
Tue, Nov 24 2015 US Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg +Mayhem +Watain
Wed, Nov 25 2015 US Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage +Mayhem +Watain
Fri, Nov 27 2015 US Tampa, FL The Orpheum +Mayhem +Watain
Sat, Nov 28 2015 US Atlanta, GA The Masquerade +Mayhem +Watain
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