Greek melodic black metal masters Rotting Christ have been secluded of late and working on the follow-up to 2010's Aealo, but now frontman Sakis Tolis and company have given a sign of life. The forthcoming album recording sessions are almost over, the band recorded the new album in Athens and promises to release samples soon.
Rotting Christ will embark on a European headlining tour in April. This will be the last leg of the Aealo Tour 2010-2011.
Support on the trek will come from Omnium Gatherum, Daylight Misery and Dark End on the whole tour. De Profundis will support from 28.04 till 10.05, Arcturon from 8.05 till 15.05, and Riul Doamnei from 10.05 till 15.05.
Rotting Christ will be headlining a North American tour in March and April, with support from Melechesh, Hate and Abigail Williams. Get those dates here.
Rotting Christ - Aelo European Tour:
Apr. 28 - Wiatrak - Zabrze, Poland
Apr. 29 - Melodka - Brno, Czech Republic
Apr. 30 - Colloseum - Kosice, Slovakia
May 01 - Club 202 - Budapest, Hungary
May 02 - Gambrinus - Cluj Napoca, Romania
Rotting Christ are headlining the Apostles Of Darkness Over The Americas Tour in March and April. Support on the trek will come from Melechesh, Hate, Abigail Williams and Lecherous Nocturne.
Apostles Of Darkness Over The Americas Tour Dates:
Mar. 09 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA
Mar. 10 - Championship Bar & Grill - Trenton, NJ
Mar. 11 - Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
Mar. 12 - Rocko's - Manchester, NH
Mar. 13 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
Mar. 14 - Karma - Patchouge, NY
Mar. 15 - Petite Campus - Montreal, QC
Mar. 16 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON
Mar. 17 - Blondie's - Detroit, MI
Mar. 18 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Mar. 19 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Mar. 20 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
Rotting Christ will be touring Russia later this month. The band commented as follows:
"It's been 3 years since our last visit and 5 years since our first ever visit in Russian land. A visit that will be marked in our mind as one of the most interesting in our career. Now we have the chance to revive our memories in one of the most interesting countries to perform as musician. So we can proudly anounce our third visit in Russia that will include the following shows in the following territories. We are anxious to meeting you all up brothers and sisters. Till then... Keep the spirit alive."
20 Oct 2010 - Orlandina-St. Petesburg
21 Oct 2010 - XO -Moscow
22 Oct 2010 - Tarantul-Veronezh
Finnish folk metal heroes Finntroll have announced their second headliner tour in support of their album "Nifelvind", to take place in Fall/Winter 2010. Support will come from Samael from Switzerland, Rotting Christ from Greece, Metsatöll from Estonia and Nothnegal from the Maledives. "That's what we call Pan-European!"
The tour dates:
26.11.2010 BE - Vosselaar, Biebob
27.11.2010 DE - Essen, Turock
28.11.2010 NL - Leuwaarden, Romein Popodium
29.11.2010 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
30.11.2010 DE - Braunschweig, Meier Music Hall
01.12.2010 DE - Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
02.12.2010 DE - Berlin, K17
03.12.2010 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
04.12.2010 DE - Lichtenfels, Metal Meeting
As was reported earlier and also due to the slow recovery of band frontman Sakis' broken leg Rotting Christ have been forced to cancel more tour dates. The band posted the following on their myspace blog:-
"Unfortunately it seems that the Gods have rolled the dice and decided that 2010 will be a year of cancellations for the Rotting Christ Horde. Due to the slow recovery of frontman Sakis' broken leg, he has been urged to follow medical advice to avoid any further complications, and the band has sadly no option but to cancel the first part of their summer festival tour". The following dates are affected:
02 July 2010-Metalshow Riga (LATVIA)
03 July 2010 Hard Rock Laager Festival-Vana Vigala (ESTONIA)
Greek metallers Rotting Christ have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:
"Rotting Christ's frontman Sakis has been involved in a car accident in which he has sustained injuries to his leg that will keep him glued to his bed for at least a month. Unfortunately this means Rotting Christ have been forced to postpone their upcoming South American tour.
As you all know, we were really looking forward to these shows and are gutted and very sorry we can't make it over, but we promise all our Latin American Hermandos that we will be back in October for an even more extended tour of your continent!
After the release of the recent album Aealo, Rotting Christ are set to tour Latin America in support of the album. Adds the band: "Finally we are back! Back to South America. Back to our Latinos metal brothers. We proudly announce that the Aealo worldwide tour will pass from your land. Be prepared for the battle."
12 June 2010 - Bar Brazil - Belo Horizonte - Brazil
13 June 2010 - Republica Music Bar - Campo Grande - Brazil
16 June 2010 - La Boveda - Arequipa - Peru
17 June 2010 - The Factory - Lima - Peru
18 June 2010 - Rock Y Guitarras - Santiago - Chile
19 June 2010 - Est Central Ferrocarril - Asuncion - Paraguay
20 June 2010 - Asbury Rock Club - Buenos Aires - Argentina
21 June 2010 - Club Progreso - General Rocka - Argentina
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