Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Rotting Christ (Black Metal)

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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
Sat, Apr 08 2017 GR Iraklion Milos
Sat, Apr 29 2017 IT Catania Southern Storm Festival
Fri, Jun 02 2017 DE Aachen Musikbunker
Sat, Jun 03 2017 DE Leipzig Wave Gothic Treffen
Tue, Jun 06 2017 SK Košice Coloseum
Fri, Jun 09 2017 DE Hauptmannsgrün Chronical Moshers Open Air
Sat, Jun 10 2017 PL Wroclaw Firlej
Sun, Jun 11 2017 PL Poznan U Bazyla
Tue, Jun 13 2017 DE Wiesbaden Schlachthof
Wed, Jun 14 2017 DE Osnabrück Bastard Club
Thu, Jun 15 2017 DE Arnhem Willemeen
Fri, Jun 16 2017 BE Dessel Grasspop Metal Meeting
Sat, Jun 17 2017 NL Drachten Iduna
Sun, Jun 18 2017 FR Lille TBA
Wed, Jun 21 2017 DE Freiburg TBA
Thu, Jun 22 2017 DE Essen Turock
Fri, Jun 23 2017 DE Gräfenhainichen Chemnitz With Full Force 2017
Sat, Jun 24 2017 NO Oslo Tons Of Rock
Fri, Jul 14 2017 HU Dunauyvaros Rockmaraton
Sat, Jul 29 2017 PT Viseu Viseu Rockfest Open Air
Sat, Aug 05 2017 FI Tampere SaariHelvetti Festival
Thu, Aug 10 2017 AT Graz Metal On The Hill
Sat, Aug 12 2017 CZ Jeromer Brutal Assault
Fri, Aug 18 2017 SE Lugnet Falun Sabbaton Open Air
Fri, Sep 22 2017 ES Zaragoza Iberian Warriors
Fri, Oct 06 2017 UK Brighton MammothFest
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