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Rotting Christ - Premiere Another New Song

"Kata Ton Demona Eaftou", a new track off Rotting Christ's forthcoming eleventh full-length studio album, has premiered today on a number of websites. As the release date of Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy approaches, you get to listen to a new song here or even over here and see another facet of the album. Thanks to the magic of Soundcloud, the song is also available below.


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Posted: 25.01.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (14)

Rotting Christ - New Lyric Video Online

Rotting Christ have posted a new lyric video for their song "In Yumen / Xibalba" which you can watch below. "In Yumen - Xibalba" is taken from Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy (Do What Thou Wilt), the brand new album from the Greek extreme metal band. The album is set for release on March 1st, 2013 in Europe (March 5th in North America) through Season Of Mist. More album details were earlier reported here.


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Posted: 12.01.2013 by BudDa | Comments (4)

Rotting Christ - New Song Available For Free Download

The new Rotting Christ album might only be coming out in March but today you can listen to the opening track "In Yumen - Xibalba" and something new from the band since Aealo. The six-minute track is available for free download over here, provided you enter your email in the widget and follow the guidelines. You will receive an email with a link to download the song.


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Posted: 18.12.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (27)

Rotting Christ - Unveil Upcoming Album Cover And Tracklist

Greek melodic black metallers Rotting Christ's forthcoming album entitled Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy (or Do What Thou Wilt) has been scheduled for a March 1st (March 5th in North America) release next year through Season Of Mist. The band has now finally unveiled the cover artwork and tracklist, which can be found below. This will be the follow-up to Aealo. The new musical creations are yet to be revealed, but it shouldn't take much longer.


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Posted: 11.12.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (13)

Rotting Christ - Reveal New Album Title And Release Date

Greek melodic black metallers Rotting Christ have just disclosed the release date and title of the band's eleventh studio full-length. Their forthcoming opus is entitled Do What Thou Wilt and will hit the stores on next March 1st via Season Of Mist. The band's latest release was Aealo in 2010. There are still no musical or visual teasers at this point, but more should be revealed in the coming weeks.


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Posted: 14.11.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (19)

Rotting Christ - New Album Update

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.


Band profile: Rotting Christ
Posted: 08.10.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (5)

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


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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


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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."


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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)