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Rotting Christ - European Tour Dates

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
May 03 - Dublin - Iasi, Romania
May 04 - Silverchurch - Bucharest, Romania
May 05 - Rbf Club - Sofia, Bulgaria
May 06 - Cinemas Sloga - Sarajevo, Bosnia
May 07 - Mmc Slavija - Osijek, Croatia
May 08 - Gala Hala - Ljubljana, Slovenia
May 09 - Escape - Vienna, Austria
May 10 - Kulturfabrik Kufstein - Worgl, Austria
May 11 - Pieffe Factory - Gorizia, Italy
May 12 - Arci Onirica - Parma, Italy
May 13 - Industrie 45 - Zug, Switzerland
May 14 - Rnr Arena - Novara - Italy
May 15 - Init Club - Rome, Italy


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Event: Rotting Christ: Aealo European Tour
Posted: 31.01.2011 by Thryce | Comments (7)

Rotting Christ - North American Tour Dates

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
Mar. 22 - The Republik - Calgary, AB
Mar. 23 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB
Mar. 25 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Mar. 26 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
Mar. 27 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
Mar. 28 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
Mar. 29 - The Key Club - Hollywood, CA
Mar. 30 - Brick by Brick - San Diego, CA
Mar. 31 - U.B's Bar - Mesa, AZ
Apr. 01 - The War Legion Underground - Amarillo, TX
Apr. 02 - The Marquee - Tulsa, OK
Apr. 03 - Rail Club - Ft. Worth, TX
Apr. 04 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Apr. 05 - Walter's - Houston, TX
Apr. 07 - Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
Apr. 08 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Apr. 09 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
Apr. 10 - The Casbah - Charlotte, NC


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Event: Rotting Christ: Apostles Of Darkness Over The Americas
Posted: 16.01.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (5)

Rotting Christ - Returning To Russia

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
23 Oct 2010 - Podzemka-Rostov-On-Don
24 Oct 2010 - Hollywood-Rjazan
25 Oct 2010 - Rokko-Nizhny-Novgorod


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Event: Rotting Christ
Posted: 02.10.2010 by BudDa | Comments (0)

Finntroll - Announce European Tour With Samael & Rotting Christ

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
05.12.2010 CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
06.12.2010 HU - Budapest, Wigwam
07.12.2010 SI - Ljubljana, Kino Siska
08.12.2010 IT - Milan, Generali Magazzini
09.12.2010 AT - Wien, Szene
10.12.2010 DE - Munich, Backstage
11.12.2010 AT - Kufstein, Kulturfabrik
12.12.2010 CH - Pratteln, Z7
13.12.2010 FR - Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
14.12.2010 ES - Barcelona, Salamandra
15.12.2010 ES - Madrid, Heineken
16.12.2010 FR - Toulouse, Phare
17.12.2010 FR - Limoges, CC John Lennon
18.12.2010 NL - Eindhoven, Eindhoven Metal Meeting
19.12.2010 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp


Band profile: Finntroll
Event: Finntroll + Samael + Rotting Christ
Posted: 29.06.2010 by Promonex | Comments (18)

Rotting Christ - More Cancellation Of Tour Dates

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)
04 July 2010 Mulen Ruzas-Vilnius (LITHUANIA)
06 July 2010 Randal-Bratislava (SLOVAKIA)
07 July 2010 Planetnoir Metal Stage-Pecs-(HUNGARY)
08 July 2010 Metal Camp-Tolmin (SLOVENIA)

Sakis comments: " We would like to express from the depths of our soul our frustration having to make this decision, and we promise our brothers and sisters that the band will be be back in the battlefield from the 15th July onwards."

Hails & Horns
Sakis on behalf of Rotting Christ


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Posted: 25.06.2010 by BudDa | Comments (4)

Rotting Christ - Latin American Tour Postponed

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!

Whatever doesn't kill us will make us stronger!

With respect,

Sakis on behalf of Rotting Christ."


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Event: Rotting Christ [POSTPONED]
Posted: 06.06.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (6)

Rotting Christ - Latin America Tour

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
23 June 2010 - Rivadavia-Chibut - Comodoro - Argentina
25 June 2010 - Centro Comercial Mundial - La Paz - Boliva
26 June 2010 - Carioca Club - São Paulo - Brazil


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Event: Rotting Christ [POSTPONED]
Posted: 30.04.2010 by BudDa | Comments (14)

Rotting Christ - Polish Tour Dates

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."

15.04.2010 - Białystok / Gwint
16.04.2010 - Lublin / Graffiti
17.04.2010 - Rzeszów / Pod Palmą
18.04.2010 - Kraków / Loch Ness
19.04.2010 - Katowice / Mega Club
20.04.2010 - Wrocław / Madness
21.04.2010 - Łódź / Dekompresja
22.04.2010 - Bydgoszcz / Estrada
23.04.2010 - Szczecin / Słowianin
24.04.2010 - Gdynia / Ucho
25.04.2010 - Poznań / Blue Note

Bolt Thrower tour dates here.


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Event: Rotting Christ: Polish Tour
Posted: 19.01.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

Rotting Christ - Album Details Revealed

Original news, posted on 28.11.2009

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.

Aealo will be released in the US on February 23.


The release of Rotting Christ's eleventh offering Aealo is just two more months ahead.

Aealo cover art] tracklist:

01. Aealo
02. Eon Aenaos
03. Demonon Vrosis
04. Noctis Era
05. Dub-Sag-Ta-Ke
06. Fire Death And Fear
07. Nekron Iahes...
08. ...Pir Threontai
09. Thou Art Lord
10. Santa Muerte
11. Orders From The Dead

Frontman Sakis comments on the artwork: "We are totally satisfied to have collaborated once more with Season of Mist's graphic designer Jérôme for the Aealo cover and lay-out. We are really impressed how well Jérôme managed to express our new album's concept on a piece of paper. The weird, the fearful, the furious feelings of a soldier during a battle are there... in front of your eyes!"


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Posted: 17.12.2009 by Thryce | Comments (15)

Rotting Christ - To Enter The Studio

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.

We haven't more to say than proving it with the upcoming recordings and ofcourse with its release that roughly estimated to be released in January 2010."


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Posted: 11.06.2009 by Abattoir | Comments (10)

Rotting Christ - Malaysia Concert Postponed

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."

Band profile: Rotting Christ
Event: Rotting Christ [POSTPONED]
Posted: 18.04.2009 by Doom F.N | Comments (5)

Rotting Christ - Athens Concert Filmed For Upcoming DVD

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:

01. Intro
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)
14. The Mystical Meeting (Apokathilosis EP)
15. Thou Art Blind (Khronos 666)
16. Morality Of A Dark Age (Non Serviam)
17. You My Cross (Sanctus Diavolos)
18. Saturn Unlock Avey's Son (Non Serviam)
19. Exiled Archangels (Thy Mighty Contract)
20. Sorrowfull Farewell (A Dead Poem)
21. Among Two Storms (A Dead Poem)
22. After Dark I Feel (Sleep Of The Angels)
23. In Domine Sathana (Genesis)
24. Nemecic (Theogonia)
25. Under The Name Of Legion (Genesis)

26. Societas Satanas (Thou Art Lord cover)
27. Non Serviam (Non Serviam)

Check out pictures from the concert at


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Posted: 10.12.2007 by Thryce | Comments (5)

Rotting Christ + Immolation + Belphegor - Lucifer Over America Tour 2008

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
February 20 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
February 21 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
February 22 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
February 23 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
February 24 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
February 25 - Mexicali, MEX @ El Jardin del SIlencio Extreme
February 26 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
February 28 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
February 29 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
March 1 - Mc Allen, TX @ Cine El Rey
March 2 - Houston, TX @ Meridian


Band profile: Immolation
Posted: 02.08.2007 by Thryce | Comments (1)

Rotting Christ - Canadian Tour In November

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

Band profile: Rotting Christ
Event: Rotting Christ: Ravaging The East Tour
Posted: 27.07.2007 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Rotting Christ - New Video Clip Online And Hellenic Tour

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


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Posted: 17.07.2007 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)