19:17 - Bad English Johan Nilsson on FB updated great cover img ... bm ist krieg'' awesome
17:50 - BlackEssence Wherever I visit metal site, I see a bunch of people fapping about new sludge release. 3-4 years ago it was calm, now? "We are new sludge metal band" "OH YESS YOU MUST BE COOL"
17:25 - Apothecary I definitely would not say that sludge is the "hot new trend" within metal. If anything, that's deathcore and the recent ramp up of all the pseudo-intellectual "progressive" death metal
17:23 - BlackEssence But it's true. 5 years ago I just know couple of band playing that kind of music. Now - everyone is playing it. Because why? They have no money for good guitars and amps?
17:21 - Apothecary I don't often respond to comments with memes, but that last one calls for it [link]
17:16 - BlackEssence Sludge is some kind of nu metal now. Everyone want to play it and be "so sludge". It's stupid trend.
17:09 - Apothecary I think it works both ways, really
Colombian black metal duo Inquisition will team up with Rotting Christ for a co-headlining European tour this coming October/November. Together with Mystifier and Schammasch as support acts, Bloodshed Rituals European tour will encompass 27 shows in 16 territories. All confirmed dates can be seen down under.
The Greek metallers Rotting Christ continue to promote their newest creation, Rituals. Today, they have released their first official lyric video for the track "For A Voice Like Thunder". Interestingly, the animation was created by Manster Design and the video also features a special guest recitation by Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost). The song lyrics are based in English poet William Blake's "Poetical Sketches - Prologue, intended for a Dramatic Piece of King Edward the Fourth."
When Pagans from the North pay tribute to Hellenic heathens! Moonsorrow have decided to share one bonus track from their upcoming album, Jumalten Aika, with their fans. It's actually a Rotting Christ cover of their classic track "Non Serviam". Check out their take on this anthem below.
Rotting Christ will be changing their name temporarily for their shows in South Africa in July to appease religious protestors, it has just been revealed. According to Witchdoctor Productions, who were behind the country's Witchfest event which last year was also the target of protests, the name is changed on the digital poster, Facebook event and mass marketing, but they will use their normal backdrop and the tickets are still labelled as Rotting Christ. There is no word about what name the band will take for the South Africa dates as of yet. Hopefully, it will be something creative.
The ever-prolific Greeks in Rotting Christ have decided to stream their upcoming album, Rituals, in full before its official release. The album from the melodic black metallers was recently uploaded on Season of Mist's YouTube channel. Listen to the ten tracks on this playlist or below in its entirety.
Rotting Christ continue to reveal songs from their upcoming album Rituals. This is the third and last preview of a new song, and it is called "זה נגמר (Ze Nigmar)." The song is written in Aramaic which is the language that Jesus spoke in his time. It translates to "It Is Done" and refers to his last spoken words as he died on the cross.
A new Rotting Christ track has just premiered online. Eager fans can listen to the second track revealed from the album, called "In Nomine Dei Nostri" which also opens the record. Rituals will drop on the 12th of February this year via Season of Mist. The Greek black metallers will finally release the follow-up to Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy. How is the new song? Give it a spin or more over here below. The distinctive track also features the contribution of Necromantia's Magus Wampyr Daoloth.
Rotting Christ recently announced that they are releasing their new album, Rituals, on the 12th of February next year. Today, they are sharing the tracklist, cover as well as one of the new songs, "Ἐλθὲ Κύριε (Elthe Kyrie)." It translates to "Come Lord" and is based on a theatrical work from ancient Greece. The track can be streamed on a number of official Season of Mist partner sites, for example here or over here.
After releasing their first ever live album, Lucifer Over Athens, Greek melodic black metallers Rotting Christ have released a bit of information about their upcoming 2016 release. The album is to be titled Rituals and is due for a February 12th release. More information is expected soon according to the band's Facebook page. For now, the record is being described as their "darkest esoteric release ever."
Three black metal heavyweights are joining forces for a U.S. tour. Watain, Mayhem and Rotting Christ will be touring together in November. This will be the last Watain U.S. tour for The Wild Hunt, their latest record. You can see all the dates of the Black Metal Warfare Pt.II below the flyer. Don't miss this black metal invasion later this year.
The Greeks Rotting Christmight be recording their new album but before that they are releasing a live record. Recorded in December 2013 in their home city of Athens and featuring a setlist running from early demos to their most recent album, Lucifer Over Athens, their first live release, will be a double album. To have an idea of what to expect, check out the live rendition of fan favourite "Athanatoi Este" at this location.
According to Rotting Christ's Facebook page, the band has entered the studio to begin the recordings for a new album. The album is scheduled for release in "early 2016". This means that the follow-up to Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy is coming at last. All you have to do now is wait a little bit longer and start anticipating new music from the Greek melodic black metallers.
Diabolical death/black metal outfit Belphegor will make their long overdue return to North American shores with a headlining tour this fall. Joining them on their trek dubbed the Voices From The Dark Tour 2014 are the Greek masters Rotting Christ as well as Beheaded from Malta and Svart Crown from France. Not bad, right?
Norwegian black 'n' rollers Vreid have announced a six-date tour of Japan as support for Greek melodic black metallers Rotting Christ. Vreid will be promoting their latest release Welcome Farewell in the month of January next year.