On 15 April Greek extreme metal masters Rotting Christ kick off the first part of their massive European tour promoting band's brand new album entitled Aealo. The first part of the promotional campaign will take place in Poland, where the band is going to play nearly two weeks tournee. During the tour Rotting Christ will be supported by reformed Polish death metal beast Lost Soul. Rotting Christ will tour the rest of Europe afterwards, as direct support to Bolt Thrower.
Commented by the band: "We are honored as a band that we are back in the land that has been supporting our horde since our first steps and we promise to our Polish metal brothers that we will spit our guts on the stage and you will attend the most Rotting Christ show ever."
Set for a February 15th release, Rotting Christ's upcoming album is entitled Aealo, correlatively with the band's will to delve deeper than ever before into their Greek roots.
Frontman Sakis explains: "Aealo is the transcription of the ancient Greek word ΕΑΛΩ into the Latin alphabet. It means thrashing, catastrophe or destruction and reflects the musical and lyrical content of the album. The concept of Aealo deals with the feelings of a warrior during a battle, therefore the album's title bears this sense of anger, fear and grief."
The CD was recorded at Lunatach Studios in Katerini, Greece and will feature guest appearances by Greek-American vocalist Diamanda Galas and Primordial frontman Alan A. Nemtheanga.
Greek melodic black metal band Rotting Christ has revealed that they will be entering the studio soon to record their next album. A statement from the band reads as follows:
"New songs composing process has almost been completed and the band is ready to enter the studio for the recording sessions of its upcoming album that will follow up the very successful latest band's album Theogonia.
Sakis will take care of the production again and as being the main composer too he declares that he had his most tripy and exhausted simultaneously experience on his career squeezing his mind drowing down ideas that will follow up the band's latest album Theogonia and the end of the process find him as well as the whole band totally convicted that they finally managed it.
Rotting Christ have issued the following statement regarding the Malaysia show postponement:
"Rotting Christ find themselves in the unpleasant situation to announce the postpone of their forthcoming appearance in Malaysia. Due to what promoter appealed the band could not manage to get all the proper papers from the local authorities for the legal carrying on of the show... All we can do as a band is to send our promise to our fans there that so much has supported our band from their first steps that we are going to work hard in order to make our appearance in their country a reality and specifically in December."
According to Metal Zone Greece, Greek extreme metallers Rotting Christ filmed their December 8, 2007 concert in Athens, Greece for an upcoming DVD.
The group's setlist was as follows:
02. The Sign Of Prime Creation (Theogonia)
03. Keravnos Kivernitos (Theogonia)
04. Athanatoi Este (Sanctus Diavolos)
05. Enuma Elish (Theogonia)
06. King Of A Stellar War (Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers)
07. The Fifth Illusion (Non Serviam)
08. Archon (Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers)
09. The First Field Of The Battle (Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers)
10. Shadows Follow (Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers)
11. The Sign Of Evil Existence (Thy Mighty Contract)
12. Coronation Of The Serpent (Thy Mighty Contract)
13. The Old Coffin Spirit (Passage To Arcturo)
The following dates have been released for the "Lucifer Over America Tour 2008" featuring Rotting Christ, Immolation, Belphegor and Averse Sefira:
February 4 - Charlote, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
February 5 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
February 6 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
February 7 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
February 8 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
February 9 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
February 10 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
February 11 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
February 12 - Detroit, MI @ I-Rock
February 14 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
February 15 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
February 16 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
February 19 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Greek Black metal band Rotting Christ will, for the first time, embark on a Canadian tour in November.
The dates are as follows:
Nov. 20 - CAN Mondreal The Saints
Nov. 21 - CAN Quebec L'anti
Nov. 22 - CAN Trois-Riviere Le Maquisart
Nov. 23 - CAN Saint-Hyacinthe Bar le Trash
Nov. 24 - CAN Rouyn Petit Theatre du Vieux - Noranda
Nov. 25 - CAN Sudbury The Jubilee Hall
Nov. 26 - CAN Toronto The Metal Bar
Nov. 27 - CAN Hamilton The Underground
Nov. 28 - CAN Ottawa TBA
The second video for "Theogonia" album is now online. The band presents 'Enuma Elish'.
You can view it online at YouTube here or download it at this location.
Also the band have proudly announced a Hellenic Tour.
The dates are as follows:
19 Oct 2007 GRE Irakleion TBA
20 Oct 2007 GRE Hania TBA
26 Oct 2007 GRE Kalamata TBA
27 Oct 2007 GRE Patra TBA
28 Oct 2007 GRE Ioannena Space
03 Nov 2007 GRE Lamia TBA
04 Nov 2007 GRE Larisa Mylos 1927
08 Dec 2007 GRE Athens Gagarin
14 Dec 2007 GRE Alexandroupolis Domus Club
15 Dec 2007 GRE Thessaloniki Ydrogeios
16 Dec 2007 GRE Kavala Jazz Rock Bar
Season Of Mist has set a January 22, 2007 European release date for the new album from legendary Greek death metallers Rotting Christ, entitled "Theogonia". The track listing for the effort is as follows:
01. The Sign of prime Creation
02. Keravnos Kivernitos
03. Enuma Elish
04. Gaia Tellus
05. Helios Hyperion
07. He, the Aethyr
08. Phobos' Synagogue
09. Rege Diabolicus
Download the song "Enuma Elish" at this location.
Rotting Christ will embark on an extensive European tour in February 2007 beginning with the third edition of The Domination Tour.
The band also stated, that the tour announced for November of 2006 in the US will be postponned to March of 2007, due to bureaucratic problems with obtainng visas. As soon as the first dates are confirmed for this tour, they will be posted on the band's official website.
Destruction, Rotting Christ, Firewind, Wastefall and Silent Rage have been confirmed for the Metal Healing Festival, set to take place July 20-22 in Greece.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Destruction, Ektomorf, Firewind, Mystic Prophecy, Nightrage, Rotting Christ, Silent Rage, The Haunted, To/Die/For, Wastefall.
Carpathian Forest, Rotting Christ, Malevolent Creation, Incantation, Neuraxi and an as-yet-undisclosed opening act will team up for the 2007 edition of "The Domination Tour", set to kick off February 14. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Feb. 14 - POL Warsaw @ Progresja
Feb. 15 - GER Leipzig @ Hellriser
Feb. 16 - A Wien @ Szene
Feb. 17 - A Salzburg @ Rockhaus
Feb. 18 - A Innsbruck @ Hafen
Feb. 19 - CH Plattern @ Z7
Feb. 20 - FR Strasbourg @ Laiterie
Feb. 21 - FR Paris @ Locomotive
Feb. 22 - HOL Eindhoven @ Effenaar
Feb. 23 - BEL Vosselaar @ Biebob
Feb. 24 - GER Adelsheim @ Live Factory
Feb. 25 - CZ Brno @ Fledo
Feb. 26 - SK Bratislava @ Randal
Feb. 27 - ITA Este (PD) @ Sottosopra Rock Club
Rotting Christ have announced the official re-release (digitally remastered) of their first albums "Passage To Arcturo" and "Non Serviam" on a double CD through their new label Season Of Mist (www.season-of-mist.com). The package is coming with bonus songs from their first demo and the 7" EP "Dawn Of The Iconoclast" as well as bootleg live video performances shot back in 1994.
Rotting Christ have announced two live shows in the city of Larissa, Greece which will be recorded and included in their first live release. The pioneers of the Greek metal scene will give two special two hour shows which will present songs from the whole of their catalog. These live shows held on February 3 and 4 at Blive Music House in Larissa, will be the only ones worldwide which will be recorded. With this live album Rotting Christ will celebrate their 18 years in the metal scene and fans from around the world are expected to attend.
Season of Mist announced the latest adquisition to their roster, well-know Greek band Rotting Christ that are currently touring through Europe:
Oct 18th, Munchen DE TBA
Oct 19th, Prague CZ Black Pes
Oct 20th, Ostrava CZ Tancirna
Oct 21th, Leipzig DE Hellraiser
Oct 22th, Berlin DE K-17
Oct 23th, Poznan PL Eskulap
Oct 26th, Gomel BY TBA
Oct 27th, Sankt-Peterburg RU TBA
Oct 29th, Moscow RU TBA
Oct 30th, Tomsk RU TBA
Nov 1st, Krasnodar RU TBA
Nov 2nd, Rostov-on-dov RU TBA
Nov 3rd, Jaroslavl RU TBA
Nov 04th, Kiev UK TBA
Also a tour in the US should be announced in the near future.