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Latest news: Tue, Feb 19 2019, ROTTING CHRIST

Latest release: "The Heretics"

Release date: Fri, Feb 15 2019, US Fri, Feb 15 2019

The Greek metal veterans of ROTTING CHRIST are streaming their entire new record, 'The Heretics', via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel. The album was released on February 15, and can be listened to at the link below.

'The Heretics' can be streamed in full at THIS LOCATION.

ROTTING CHRIST have announced new European tour dates together with Moonspell this Fall. The massive rampage kicks off at the Markthalle venue in Hamburg (DE), and continues to wreck havoc throughout 22 more countries before a final curtain at the Backstage in München (DE). A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.

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ROTTING CHRIST + Moonspell
24 Oct 19 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
25 Oct 19 Bochum (DE) Matrix
26 Oct 19 Hengelo (NL) Metropool
27 Oct 19 Amsterdam (NL) Melkweg
29 Oct 19 London (UK) Islington Assembly Hall
30 Oct 19 Antwerp (BE) Trix
31 Oct 19 Rennes (FR) L'etage
01 Nov 19 Paris (FR) La Machine
02 Nov 19 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
03 Nov 19 Madrid (ES) MON
07 Nov 19 Murcia (ES) Garaje
08 Nov 19 Barcelona (ES) Salamandra
09 Nov 19 Bourg-en-Bresse (FR) Le Tannerie
10 Nov 19 Milano (IT) Magazzini Generali
11 Nov 19 Bologna (IT) Estragon
15 Nov 19 Istanbul (TR) If Performance Hall
17 Nov 19 Sofia (BG) Mixtape 5
18 Nov 19 Zagreb (HR) Mochvara
19 Nov 19 Graz (AT) Dom im Berg
20 Nov 19 Bratislava (SK) Majestic Club
21 Nov 19 Vienna (AT) Simm City
22 Nov 19 Budapest (HU) A38
23 Nov 19 Zlin (CZ) Winter MOR - Euronics Sports Hall
24 Nov 19 Krakow (PL) Kwadrat
25 Nov 19 Warszaw (PL) Progresja
26 Nov 19 Gdansk (PL) B90
27 Nov 19 Riga (LV) Melna Piektdiena
28 Nov 19 Tallinn (EE) Tapper
29 Nov 19 Helsinki (FI) Tavastia
30 Nov 19 Tampere (FI) Klubi
01 Dec 19 Turku (FI) Apollo
03 Dec 19 Stockholm (SE) Slaktkyrkan
04 Dec 19 Oslo (NO) Parkteatret
05 Dec 19 Kolding (DK) Godset
06 Dec 19 Roskilde (DK) Gimle
07 Dec 19 Berlin (DE) Columbia Theater
08 Dec 19 Hannover (DE) Musikzentrum
09 Dec 19 Mannheim (DE) MS Connexion Complex
10 Dec 19 Esch Alzette (LU) Kulturfabrik
11 Dec 19 Geneve (CH) PTR
12 Dec 19 Pratteln (CH) Z7
13 Dec 19 Leipzig (DE) Hellraiser
14 Dec 19 Würzburg (DE) Posthalle
15 Dec 19 München (DE) Backstage

'The Heretics' is available in various formats in the Season of Mist shop

Join ROTTING CHRIST on their official Facebook page.

Biography

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ROTTING CHRIST have reached another peak in their long career that now spans over more than three decades. The Greeks have literally stood the test of time. With a steady core line-up and their well-honed live delivery, ROTTING CHRIST are filling concert halls and reap enthusiastic crowd reactions wherever they go. This demonstration of love from their followers is not just driven by nostalgia as the band has managed to evolve and grow, while staying relevant beyond the classics with their highly acclaimed latest albums such as 'Aealo' (2010), 'Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού’ (2013), and 'Rituals' (2016).

With the new offering 'The Heretics', ROTTING CHRIST are opening a brand new chapter. With confidence and skills derived from experience, each song represents its own sonic universe. Guitarist and vocalist Sakis Tolis in collaboration with his brother Themis on drums achieve a perfect balance of amalgamating their classic and unique style of riffing and rhythm with exciting new elements sprinkled in to keep their material exciting and fresh. The experience is enhanced by Jens Bogren's equally clear and transparent yet also massive as well as sombre mix and mastering at his widely renowned Fascination Street Studios (AMORPHIS, BORKNAGAR, MOONSPELL, DEVIN TOWNSEND, and many more).

ROTTING CHRIST were founded by Sakis Tolis and his brother Themis in the year 1987. Starting out on a basis of death and grind, the Greeks had already embarked on a darker musical journey by the time their debut full-length ‘Thy Mighty Contract’ (1993) was revealed. On the following seven albums covering a ten-year period from 'Non Serviam' (1994) to 'Sanctus Diavolos' (2004), ROTTING CHRIST steadily defined their own distinct style by experimenting with elements from death, heavy, and gothic metal without betraying their black roots. At the same time, the band went from underground heroes to headliner status. With the highly acclaimed ninth album, 'Theogonia' (2007), the Greek stalwarts added an unmistakable native element to their sound, which has remained with them as a signature trademark ever since. Exploring the mythical legacy of cultures around the globe let to ROTTING CHRIST's massively successful latest release, 'Rituals' (2016). With more than 30 years, 13 studio albums, a dozen EPs, singles and split releases, as well as more than 1.250 shows under their belt, 2018 marked the year of 'Their Greatest Spells' (2018), where they musically revisited their exciting legacy to connect their past with the present.

Now 'The Heretics' marks another step in the evolution of the Greek masters. Buckle up for a fascinating musical ride through the woes of religious wars, Zoroastrianism and the eternal war between good and evil. Metal at its best!

Line-up

Name Instrument
Sakis Tolis vocals, guitar
Themis Tolis drums
Vangelis Karzis bass
George Emmanuel guitar

Releases Season of Mist

Som487

The Heretics

General information
: Fri, Feb 15 2019
: Fri, Feb 15 2019
: atmospheric dark metal
: SOM487
: available

Som453

Their Greatest Spells

General information
: Fri, Mar 23 2018
: Fri, Mar 23 2018
: Dark Metal
: SOM453
: available

Som374

Rituals

General information
: Fri, Feb 12 2016
: Fri, Feb 12 2016
: Dark Metal
: SOM374
: available

Som353

Lucifer Over Athens

General information
: Fri, Aug 21 2015
: Fri, Aug 21 2015
: Dark Metal
: SOM353
: available

Som282

KATA TON DAIMONA EAYTOY (Do What Thou Wilt)

General information
: Fri, Mar 01 2013
: Tue, Mar 05 2013
: Dark Metal
: SOM282
: available

Som214

AEALO

General information
: Mon, Feb 15 2010
: Melodic Black Metal
: SOM214
: available

Som195

Non Serviam – A 20 Year Apocryphal Story

General information
: Mon, Feb 23 2009
: Dark Metal
: SOM195
: available

Som143

Theogonia

General information
: Mon, Jan 22 2007
: Melodic Black Metal
: SOM143
: available

Som124

Passage to Arcturo + Non Serviam

General information
: Mon, Jan 23 2006
: Black Metal
: SOM124
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Sat, Apr 27 2019 SE Stockholm Stockholm Slaughter 2019
Sat, May 11 2019 AT Vienna Vienna Metal Meeting
Wed, Aug 07 2019 CZ Fortress Josefov Brutal Assault Exact date TBA
Thu, Aug 08 2019 UK Caton Hall Bloodstock Open Air 2019 Exact date TBA
Sat, Aug 10 2019 BE Kortrijk Alcatraz Festival 2019 Exact date TBA
Thu, Oct 24 2019 DE Hamburg Markthalle +Moonspell
Fri, Oct 25 2019 DE Bochum Matrix +Moonspell
Sat, Oct 26 2019 NL Hengelo Metropool +Moonspell
Sun, Oct 27 2019 NL Amsterdam Melkweg +Moonspell
Tue, Oct 29 2019 UK London Islington Assembly Hall +Moonspell
Wed, Oct 30 2019 BE Antwerp Trix +Moonspell
Thu, Oct 31 2019 FR Rennes L'etage +Moonspell
Fri, Nov 01 2019 FR Paris La Machine +Moonspell
Sat, Nov 02 2019 FR Toulouse Metronum +Moonspell
Sun, Nov 03 2019 ES Madrid MON +Moonspell
Thu, Nov 07 2019 ES Murcia Garaje +Moonspell
Fri, Nov 08 2019 ES Barcelona Salamandra +Moonspell
Sat, Nov 09 2019 FR Bourg-en-Bresse Le Tannerie +Moonspell
Sun, Nov 10 2019 IT Milano Magazzini Generali +Moonspell
Mon, Nov 11 2019 IT Bologna Estragon +Moonspell
Fri, Nov 15 2019 TR Istanbul If Performance Hall +Moonspell
Sun, Nov 17 2019 BG Sofia Mixtape 5 +Moonspell
Mon, Nov 18 2019 HR Zagreb Mochvara +Moonspell
Tue, Nov 19 2019 AT Graz Dom im Berg +Moonspell
Wed, Nov 20 2019 SK Bratislava Majestic Club +Moonspell
Thu, Nov 21 2019 AT Vienna Simm City +Moonspell
Fri, Nov 22 2019 HU Budapest A38 +Moonspell
Sat, Nov 23 2019 CZ Zlin Winter MOR - Euronics Sports Hall +Moonspell
Sun, Nov 24 2019 PL Krakow Kwadrat +Moonspell
Mon, Nov 25 2019 PL Warszaw Progresja +Moonspell
Tue, Nov 26 2019 PL Gdansk B90 +Moonspell
Wed, Nov 27 2019 LV Riga Melna Piektdiena +Moonspell
Thu, Nov 28 2019 EE Tallinn Tapper +Moonspell
Fri, Nov 29 2019 FI Helsinki Tavastia +Moonspell
Sat, Nov 30 2019 FI Tampere Klubi +Moonspell
Sun, Dec 01 2019 FI Turku Apollo +Moonspell
Tue, Dec 03 2019 SE Stockholm Slaktkyrkan +Moonspell
Wed, Dec 04 2019 NO Oslo Parkteatret +Moonspell
Thu, Dec 05 2019 DK Kolding Godset +Moonspell
Fri, Dec 06 2019 DK Roskilde Gimle +Moonspell
Sat, Dec 07 2019 DE Berlin Columbia Theater +Moonspell
Sun, Dec 08 2019 DE Hannover Musikzentrum +Moonspell
Mon, Dec 09 2019 DE Mannheim MS Connexion Complex +Moonspell
Tue, Dec 10 2019 LU Esch Alzette Kulturfabrik +Moonspell
Wed, Dec 11 2019 CH Geneve PTR +Moonspell
Thu, Dec 12 2019 CH Pratteln Z7 +Moonspell
Fri, Dec 13 2019 DE Leipzig Hellraiser +Moonspell
Sat, Dec 14 2019 DE Würzburg Posthalle +Moonspell
Sun, Dec 15 2019 DE Munchen Backstage +Moonspell
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