Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

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Latest news: Wed, Apr 13 2016, ROTTING CHRIST

Latest release: "Rituals"

Release date: Fri, Feb 12 2016, US Fri, Feb 12 2016

ROTTING CHRIST are streaming a new lyric video via the media partners listed below for the track "Le Litanies de Satan" in support of their latest album 'Rituals', which can be ordered here. The Greeks have just been nominated for the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards and are announcing a European co-headlining tour with INQUISITION.

"Le Litanies de Satan" features SAMAEL frontman Vorph as guest-vocalist, reciting in the original French language from Charles Baudelaire's masterpiece 'Les Fleurs du Mal', which inspired this song. The clip is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.

Sentinel Daily (AU)
Spark (CZ)
Rock Hard (DE)
Pitchline (ES)
VS-Webzine (FR)
Rock Hard (GR)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Rock Hard (IT)
Andfari (IS)
Ward Records (JP)
Metal Exposure (NL)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Kvlt (PL)
Ultraje (PT)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Terrorizer (UK)
Metal Underground (US)

Frontman Sakis Tolis comments: "Dear friends, we proudly present to you our second official lyric video created for a song taken from our current album 'Rituals'. The song 'Le Litanies de Satan' has been inspired by a fascinating literary masterpiece, namely Charles Baudelaire's grand creation 'Fleurs du Mal'. These dark flowers have been greatly enhanced by our long-time friend Vorph from SAMAEL, who has kindly lent us his amazing voice to read the original French text. We cannot thank him enough. Enjoy this unholy beauty!"

On further news, ROTTING CHRIST and INQUISITION have announced the extensive 'European Bloodshed Rituals' tour for this autumn. This unholy duo will be joined by MYSTIFIER and SCHAMMASCH. See below for a list of all confirmed dates.

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Tour presented by Rock Hard (France, Germany, Italy), Rock Tribune and Terrorizer
19 Oct 16 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
20 Oct 16 København (DK) Beta
21 Oct 16 Berlin (DE) TBA
22 Oct 16 Warszawa (PL) Progresja
23 Oct 16 Katowice (PL) Mega Club
24 Oct 16 Praha (CZ) Storm
25 Oct 16 Budapest (HU) Barba Negra
26 Oct 16 Ljubljana (Sl) Gala Hala
27 Oct 16 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse
28 Oct 16 München (DE) Backstage
29 Oct 16 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
30 Oct 16 Lausanne (CH) Les Docks
31 Oct 16 Lyon (FR) CCO
01 Nov 16 Luynes (FR) Le Korigan
02 Nov 16 Madrid (ES) Caracol
03 Nov 16 Barcelona (ES) Apolo 2
04 Nov 16 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
05 Nov 16 Rennes (FR) Ubu
06 Nov 16 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
08 Nov 16 Dublin (IR) Voodoo Lounge
10 Nov 16 Esch-sur -Alzette (LU) Kultur Fabrik
11 Nov 16 Bochum (DE) Matrix
12 Nov 16 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
13 Nov 16 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
14 Nov 16 Weinheim (DE) Café Central

Headliner shows and festival dates
15 Apr 16 Corfu (GR) Tehnon Topos
16 Apr 16 Polihoros (GR) Ioannena
17 Apr 16 Pirgos (GR) T.B.A.
28 Apr 16 Haugesund (NO) Karmøygeddon Festival
12 May 16 Alexandroupoli (GR) Notos Stage
13 May 16 Kastoria (GR) Pargue Live Stage
14 May 16 Drama (GR) Mylos
15 May 16 Sofia (BG) T.B.A.
03 Jun 16 Bucharest (RO) Metalhead Meeting
10 Jun 16 Sevilla (ES) Sala X
11 Jun 16 Beja (PT) SMSF Festival
24 Jun 16 Nicosia (CY) Diahroniki
01 Jul 16 Johannesburg (ZA) Bassline
02 Jul 16 Cape Town (ZA) The Assembly
09 Jul 16 Viesite (LV) Zombens Un Lemess Open Air
10 Jul 16 Tallinn (EE) Clubbi Tapper
14 Jul 16 Vizovice (CZ) 2016 Master Of Rock
16 Jul 16 Simandre Nur Suran (FR) Ragnard Rock Fest
17 Jul 16 Chania (GR) Chania Rock Festival
23 Jul 16 Ostry Grun (SK) Gothoom Festival
30 Jul 16 Kiev (UA) Carpathian Alliance Festival
06 Aug 16 Derbyshire (UK) Bloodstock Festival
12 Aug 16 Eeklo (BE) Herbakkers Festival

Sakis of ROTTING CHRIST comments regarding the tour: "Dear friends, we present you our first European tour for our last album 'Rituals'. On this journey we will perform 27 shows all over the continent. We will be accompanied by the great metal warriors of INQUISITION, MYSTIFIER, and SCHAMMASCH. See you all on the battlefield and let's raise serious hell!"

Last but not least, ROTTING CHRIST and Season of Mist have been nominated for the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Please cast your vote here!

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Biography

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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!

Line-up

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

Releases Season of Mist

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
Thu, May 12 2016 GR Alexandroupoli Notos Stage
Fri, May 13 2016 GR Kastoria Pargue Live Stage
Sat, May 14 2016 GR Drama Mylos
Sun, May 15 2016 BG Sofia T.B.A.
Fri, Jun 03 2016 RO Bucharest Metalhead Meeting
Fri, Jun 10 2016 ES Sevilla Sala X
Sat, Jun 11 2016 PT Beja SMSF Festival
Fri, Jun 24 2016 CY Nicosia Diahroniki
Fri, Jul 01 2016 ZA Johannesburg Bassline
Sat, Jul 02 2016 ZA Cape Town The Assembly
Sat, Jul 09 2016 LV Viesite Zombens Un Lemess Open Air
Sun, Jul 10 2016 EE Tallinn Clubbi Tapper
Thu, Jul 14 2016 CZ Vizovice 2016 Master Of Rock
Sat, Jul 16 2016 FR Simandre Nur Suran Ragnard Rock Fest
Sun, Jul 17 2016 GR Chania Chania Rock Festival
Sat, Jul 23 2016 SK Ostry Grun Gothoom Festival
Sat, Jul 30 2016 UA Kiev Carpathian Alliance Festival
Sat, Aug 06 2016 UK Derbyshire Bloodstock Festival
Fri, Aug 12 2016 BE Eeklo Herbakkers Festival
Wed, Oct 19 2016 DE Hamburg Markthalle
Thu, Oct 20 2016 DK Copenhagen Beta
Fri, Oct 21 2016 DE Berlin TBA
Sat, Oct 22 2016 PL Warsaw Progresja
Sun, Oct 23 2016 PL Katowice Mega Club
Mon, Oct 24 2016 CZ Prague Storm
Tue, Oct 25 2016 HU Budapest Barba Negra
Wed, Oct 26 2016 SL Ljubljana Gala Hala
Thu, Oct 27 2016 AT Salzburg Rockhouse
Fri, Oct 28 2016 DE Munchen Backstage
Sat, Oct 29 2016 IT Brescia Circolo Colony
Sun, Oct 30 2016 CH Lausanne Les Docks
Mon, Oct 31 2016 FR Lyon Cco
Tue, Nov 01 2016 FR Luynes Le Korigan
Wed, Nov 02 2016 ES Madrid Caracol
Thu, Nov 03 2016 ES Barcelona Apolo 2
Fri, Nov 04 2016 FR Toulouse Metronum
Sat, Nov 05 2016 FR Rennes Ubu
Sun, Nov 06 2016 FR Paris Petit Bain
Tue, Nov 08 2016 IR Dublin Voodoo Lounge
Thu, Nov 10 2016 LU Esch-sur -Alzette Kultur Fabrik
Fri, Nov 11 2016 DE Bochum Matrix
Sat, Nov 12 2016 NL Nijmegen Doornroosje
Sun, Nov 13 2016 BE Vosselaar Biebob
Mon, Nov 14 2016 DE Weinheim Café Central
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