Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Rotting Christ (Black Metal)




ROTTING CHRIST finally release their first official live album. It is nothing but appropriate that a band with a 27 year success story, 12 albums, and more than 1.200 shows under their belts celebrate this event with a double album. 'Lucifer Over Athens' was recorded in the Greeks' hometown in front of a crowd going wild in December 2013. This striking testimony of the veterans' massive prowess on stage marks a high point in the career of ROTTING CHRIST. With a stable and strong line-up, band leader Sakis confidently marches his phalanx not only to conquer the live audience but also to capture the listener with 'Lucifer Over Athens'. This grandiose show of force is supported by a gigantic barrage of classics and fan favourites to grace a carefully selected setlist. The Greeks also worked extremely hard on recording and preserving the atmosphere and live sound of the concert for this document. ROTTING CHRIST were founded as early as 1987 by guitarist and vocalist Sakis Tolis together with his brother Themis on drums. They started out playing death/grind, but had already turned to darker paths by the time their debut full-length "Thy Mighty Contract" (1993) was unleashed. On the following seven albums covering a ten year period from 'Non Serviam' (1994) to 'Sanctus Diavolos' (2004), ROTTING CHRIST steadily refined their 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. Yet with the highly acclaimed 'Theogonia' (2007) the Greek veterans added an unmistakable native element to their sound, which gave their ninth full-length a very distinctive and individual twist. Such a masterpiece can hardly be surpassed, but ROTTING CHRIST held their ground with 'AEALO' (2010). Their country’s rich ancient heritage was translated into the universal language of metal with added female choirs, ancient reed pipes as well as folkloristic melodies and rhythms. Their latest masterpiece 'KATA TON DAIMONA EAYTOY' (2013) took this musical and lyrical concept another step further, confirming ROTTING CHRIST's individual sound incorporating subtle female vocals, piano, bagpipes, horns, and other means. All of these elements are expertly combined and enhanced by excellent songwriting, honed to perfection by long years of experience and the test of constantly performing live. Now 'Lucifer Over Athens' comes as a gift that the band made to itself and the multitude of ROTTING CHRIST supporters around the globe, who have been waiting for years to hold a live document such as this in their hands. Time to put the volume on ten, close your eyes and enjoy 'Lucifer Over Athens' at home!


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

Releases Season of Mist


Lucifer Over Athens

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



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



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


Non Serviam – A 20 Year Apocryphal Story

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



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


Passage to Arcturo + Non Serviam

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

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Tue, Nov 24 2015 US Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg +Mayhem +Watain
Wed, Nov 25 2015 US Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage +Mayhem +Watain
Fri, Nov 27 2015 US Tampa, FL The Orpheum +Mayhem +Watain
Sat, Nov 28 2015 US Atlanta, GA The Masquerade +Mayhem +Watain
Sat, Feb 06 2016 US Fort Lauderdale, FL 70.000 Tons of Metal
Fri, Mar 25 2016 ZA Johannesburg Witchfest
Thu, Apr 28 2016 NO Haugesund Karmøygeddon Festival
Fri, Jun 03 2016 RO Bucarest Metalhead Meeting
Sat, Jun 11 2016 PT Beja SMSF Festival
Sat, Jul 02 2016 SE Bengtsfors 2 Heavy 4 You Fest
Thu, Jul 14 2016 CZ Vizovice 2016 Master Of Rock
Sat, Jul 23 2016 SK Ostry Grun Gothoom Festival
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