Rotting Christ

Black Metal - Greece

Rotting Christ Band

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!


  • Sakis Tolis : vocals, guitar
  • Themis Tolis : drums
Date Venue City Country Info Ticket
October 6th, 2023 Hard Rock Festival Avelgem Belgium   Buy Ticket
October 7th, 2023 Engel of Death Festival Oss Netherlands   Buy Ticket
October 28th, 2023 Garmobozia Festival Rennes France   Buy Ticket
December 10th, 2023 If Performance Hall Istanbul Turkey   Buy Ticket
March 16th, 2024 Metal Driver Fest Marsberk Germany   Buy Ticket
March 21st, 2024 Hell's Heroes Festival Houston United States   Buy Ticket
Posted on May 4, 2022

Greek metal legends ROTTING CHRIST have teamed up with Flymachine and Knotfest for a very special livestream of their upcoming Houston, TX performance at White Oak Music Hall, which will take place on May 16 at approximately 8:45 P.M. PDT // 11:45 P.M. EDT (airing in Europe on May 17 @ 05:45 CEST). The stream will air worldwide and here is where/how to watch!

Posted on April 21, 2022

Greek metal legends ROTTING CHRIST are now unleashing a brand new song, “Holy Mountain,” which features guest vocals from Lars Nedland of BORKNAGAR! The bands’ are celebrating their North American tour together, which kicks off TONIGHT in Berkeley, CA! The song can be found with an accompanying video here:

Posted on April 12, 2022

Greek metal legends ROTTING CHRIST have partnered with Decibel Magazine for the exclusive flexi disc release of their brand new single, “Holy Mountain,” which features Lars Nedland of BORKNAGAR to celebrate the bands’ upcoming tour together. To snag this special item, be sure to get a deluxe Decibel subscription by June 1 here:

Posted on November 5, 2020

Metal veteran brothers Sakis and Themis Tolis of the Greek metal band ROTTING CHRIST have reached immortality by having a fossil named after them! Two researchers from the Natural History Museum in Luxembourg recently found a new brittle-star species and decided to name it ‘Brezinacantha Tolis’ honoring the Tolis brothers.

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