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Latest news: Mon, Oct 24 2016, ROTTING CHRIST

Latest release: "Rituals"

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

ROTTING CHRIST have embarked on an extensive European co-headlining tour alongside label mates INQUISITION, and opening acts MYSTIFIER and SHAMMASCH. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

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ROTTING CHRIST + INQUISITION + MYSTIFIER + SCHAMMASCH
23 Oct 16 Katowice (PL) Mega Club
24 Oct 16 Praha (CZ) Storm
25 Oct 16 Budapest (HU) Barba Negra
26 Oct 16 Ljubljana (SL) Gala Hala
27 Oct 16 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse
28 Oct 16 München (DE) Backstage
29 Oct 16 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
30 Oct 16 Lausanne (CH) Les Docks
31 Oct 16 Lyon (FR) Cco
01 Nov 16 Luynes (FR) Le Korigan
02 Nov 16 Madrid (ES) Caracol
03 Nov 16 Barcelona (ES) Apolo 2
04 Nov 16 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
05 Nov 16 Rennes (FR) Ubu
06 Nov 16 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
07 Nov 16 London (UK) The Underworld
08 Nov 16 Dublin (IE) Voodoo Lounge
10 Nov 16 Esch-sur -Alzette (LU) Kultur Fabrik
11 Nov 16 Bochum (DE) Matrix
12 Nov 16 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
13 Nov 16 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
14 Nov 16 Weinheim (DE) Café Central

The shows in Hamburg (DE) and Copenhagen (DK) were completely sold out and capacity is also running low in many other venues. We therefore strongly recommend to acquire tickets early.

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INQUISITION comment: "Our 2016 European headlining tour marks another journey for INQUISITION that comes with a new album. We take great pride at selecting artists, who are willing and have the time and dedication to share the stage with us; while considering what should be a ritualistic experience that goes beyond a music event from uprising bands to the classic ancients all under one shadow. We invite you to witness SCHAMMASCH, MYSTIFIER, ROTTING CHRIST, INQUISTION on the 'Bloodshed Rituals 2016 European Tour' with the intention of evoking the essence of occult music while breaking necks in the process of invoking your spirit."

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Sakis of ROTTING CHRIST adds: "Dear brothers, we present to you our first European tour in support of our latest album 'Rituals'. Our musical journey encompasses 27 shows all over the continent and we will be accompanied by the great metal warriors from INQUISITION, MYSTIFIER, and SCHAMMASCH. See you all in the battlefield and let’s raise serious hell!"

'Rituals’ can still be ordered from the Season of Mist shop

'Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith’ can still be ordered from the Season of Mist shop

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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

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Rituals

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

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Lucifer Over Athens

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

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KATA TON DAIMONA EAYTOY (Do What Thou Wilt)

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

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AEALO

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

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Non Serviam – A 20 Year Apocryphal Story

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

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Theogonia

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

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Passage to Arcturo + Non Serviam

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

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Sat, Dec 03 2016 SV San Salvador Buhos
Sun, Dec 04 2016 GT Guatemala City Roc Ol Vuh
Thu, Dec 08 2016 MX Monterrey Cafe Iguana
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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