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Formed: 1987
From: Athens, Greece
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Rotting Christ News

Below is our complete Rotting Christ news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Rotting Christ To Livestream Texas Show

Greek extreme metal veterans Rotting Christ has announced that their upcoming show in Houston, Texas, which is scheduled to take place on May 16th, will be livestreamed. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"Hey there brothers & sisters.We are streaming live from Houston -Texas via Knotfest and Fly Machine on the 16th of May. If you are interested in watching some of the crazy times we have on stage on our current Northern American tour please follow the link here.

"Thanks for your attention and look forward to seeing you in the battlefiled!"

Rotting Christ are currently in North America as part of the Devastation Of The Nation tour with Borknagar, Wolfheart and Abigail Williams.

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Black Void Premiere New Song "Dadaist Disgust"

Norwegian band Black Void (Borknagar, etc.) premiere a new song entitled “Dadaist Disgust”, taken from their upcoming debut album "Antithesis", due out on May 27th via Nuclear Blast. The track features guest vocals by Sakis Tolis of Rotting Christ.

Check out now "Dadaist Disgust" streaming via YouTube for you below.


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Rotting Christ Posts New Song Online

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 below! The band will be performing the song live for the first time tonight. More...

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Melechesh Vocalist To Guest On Thou Art Lord EP

Recently reactivated Greek black metal supergroup Thou Art Lord, featuring Sakis Tolis of Rotting Christ and The Magus of Necromantia, has announced that Melechesh vocalist/guitarist Ashmedi will be appearing as a guest on the band's upcoming new EP, "Daemoniorum." The EP will be limited to 666 vinyl copies and feature two tracks, "The Black Halo" and "Hades." You can order your copy here.

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Rotting Christ Frontman Drops Solo Album

Sakis Tolis, the frontman of legendary Greek metal band Rotting Christ, has today released his first solo album, "Among The Fires Of Hell." The album is available to stream or purchase from as little as five Euros from his official Bandcamp.

Tracklisting:

1. My Salvation
2. Among The Fires Of Hell
3. The Dawn Of A New Age
4. We The Fallen Angels
5. Ad Astra
6. Live With Passion (Die With Honour)
7. I Name You Under Our Cult
8. The Silence
9. Nocturnal Hecate

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Sakis Tolis Uploads Third Solo Single

Rotting Christ/Thou Art Lord frontman Sakis Tolis has released a new song online entitled "The Dawn Of A New Age." You can listen to the song via his official Bandcamp. A message from Tolis reads as follows:

"My dear friends here i come up with another song from my upcoming Solo album which can be found exclusively at the moment via my Official Bandcamp. Hope you will enjoy!"

The song comes from the musician's forthcoming debut solo album, "Among The Fires Of Hell," which will be available through all music platforms later this year, reportedly on a "pay what you feel like" deal. More...

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Thou Art Lord Returning For New Album

Thou Art Lord, the supergroup spearheaded by Greek black metal legends Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ) and The Magus (Necromantia,) has confirmed that they have reunited to begin work on a new album. This will be their sixth studio album and their first since 2013's, "The Regal Pulse Of Lucifer." More details regarding the album will be revealed as soon as they become available.

In recent years, Metal Underground has asked both musicians about the status of Thou Art Lord in interviews, with both seeming keen on a return. You can watch both interviews below. More...

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Sakis Tolis Releases Second Single From Solo Album

Sakis Tolis, the frontman of legendary Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ, has shared the second track from his forthcoming solo album, "Among The Fires Of Hell." You can check out the song, "My Salvation" below.

Says Tolis: "This is the second song from my upcoming solo album, Among The Fires Of Hell. This is a D.I.Y. release with songs that I did write during harrowing "lockdowns" and I felt like sharing with you these wild times free of charge. Hope you will enjoy. Stay tuned for more updates via my socials." More...

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Rotting Christ Shares Trailer For Spring Tour

Greek black metal legends Rotting Christ has uploaded a new trailer for their forthcoming tour of the United States and Canada. You can check it out below. The band will be joined on the trek by Norwegian progressive black metal band Borknagar. The tour dates are as follows:

April 21 - Berkeley, CA - Cornerstone
April 22 - Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
April 23 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
April 24 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
April 26 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
April 27 - Denver, CO - The Roxy Theater
April 28 - Kansas City, MO - BLVD
April 29 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
April 30 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
May 1 - Detroit, MI - Sanctuary
May 3 - Toronto, ON - Lees Palace
May 4 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
May 5 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial
May 6 - Manchester, NH - Jewel
May 7 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Bar
May 8 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
May 10 - Greensboro, NC - Blind Tiger
May 11 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
May 12 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
May 13 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Hell)
May 14 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
May 16 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
May 17 - Fort Worth, TX - Haltom Theater
May 18 - Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live
May 19 - El Paso, TX - Rockhouse Bar
May 20 - Phoenix, AZ - Nile Theater
May 21 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
May 22 - Los Angeles, CA -1720 More...

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Rotting Christ Frontman To Release Solo Album

Legendary Rotting Christ leader, Sakis Tolis, has released the first song from his upcoming solo album. A video for the song, "Among The Fires Of Hell", can be found below.

Says Tolis: "My dear friends, This is the first song from my upcoming solo album, 'Among The Fires Of Hell', that I would like to share exclusively via my Official Channel. This gonna be a D.I.Y. release with songs that I did write during harrowing "Lockdowns" and I felt like sharing with you these wild times free of charge. Thanks for your attention and hope you will enjoy my new creation."

Sakis previously revealed: "My upcoming solo album which will be released independently and proudly via my own label and will be shared free of charge via all music platforms."

You can download the song at the official BandCamp for Sakis Tolis. More...

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Rotting Christ Announces North American Tour Dates

Greek black metal titans Rotting Christ has confirmed the new dates for their forthcoming "Devastation Of The Nation" tour across North America, which has now added Norwegian progressive black metal veterans Borknagar to the lineup. Also appearing on the tour will be Wolfheart, Abigail Williams and as-yet unannounced special guest. Tickets are available to purchase here.

The new tour dates are as follows:

April 21 - Berkeley, CA - Cornerstone
April 22 - Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
April 23 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
April 24 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
April 26 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
April 27 - Denver, CO - The Roxy Theater
April 29 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
April 30 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
May 1 - Detroit, MI - Sanctuary
May 3 - Toronto, ON - Lees Palace
May 4 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
May 5 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial
May 6 - Manchester, NH - Jewel
May 7 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Bar
May 8 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
May 10 - Greensboro, NC - Blind Tiger
May 11 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
May 12 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
May 13 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Hell)
May 14 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
May 16 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
May 17 - Fort Worth, TX - Haltom Theater
May 18 - Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live
May 19 - El Paso, TX - Rockhouse Bar
May 20 - Phoenix, AZ - Nile Theater
May 21 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
May 22 - Los Angeles, CA -1720

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Aetherian Premiere New Song & Music Video

Hailing from Athens, Greece melodic death metal Aetherian premiere a new song and lyric video "Primordial Woods". The song was produced, engineered, and mixed by Fotis Benardo (ex-Septic Flesh), and it was mastered by George Nerantzis. It also includes a guest vocal performance by Rotting Christ’s Sakis Tolis.

Explain the band: More...

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Yoth Iria Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Old school occult black metal outfit Yoth Iria (Rotting Christ, Necromantia) premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "As the Flame Withers". The record will be out in stores January 25 via Pagan Records.

Check out now "As the Flame Withers" in its entirety below.

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Yoth Iria (Rotting Christ, Etc.) Premiere New Song

Greek band Yoth Iria, featuring Rotting Christ co-founder Jim Mutilator and Necromantia co-founder The Magus, premiere their new self-titled track, taken from their forthcoming new album "As The Flame Withers". The record will be out in stores on January 25th via Pagan Records.


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Yoth Iria Premiere New Song & Music Video

Yoth Iria, the brainchild of Greek black metal veterans Jim Mutilator (ex-Rotting Christ, ex-Varathron) and The Magus (ex-Rotting Christ, Necromantia), premiere a new official music video for the track "The Red Crown Turns Black" from their upcoming debut album. Titled "As The Flame Withers" the full-length is scheduled for a 25 January 2021 release date by Pagan Records.

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Newly Found Fossil Named After Rotting Christ

Metal veteran brothers Sakis and Themis Tolis of the Greek metal legends Rotting Christ have been bestowed the immortal honour of having a newly discovered fossil species named after them. Two researchers from the Natural History Museum in Luxembourg, Dr. Ben Thuy and and Dr. Lea Numberger, recently found a new brittle-star species and decided to name it "Brezinacantha Tolis" in honor of the Tolis brothers.

Sakis Tolis comments, "My deepest thanks to the paleontological community, and especially to Dr. Ben Thuy and Dr. Lea Numberger, to name a fossil under my name! This is one of the greatest honours I have received as an individual and musician and gives me power to keep on creating during these wild times. Brezinacantha Tolis can be found in the Natural History Museum in Maastricht. If you are close have a look!"

Dr. Ben Thuy and Dr. Lea Numberger explain the inspiration behind the fossil name: "When we first saw the fossil brittle star, we immediately knew it was something exciting. It turned out to be a species new to science, and so we had the privilege to name it. With the choice of the name, we wanted to combine our joint passions for science and music, and decided to honour one of our favourite bands. The new fossil belongs to an animal that lived in a dark, toxic environment in the depths of an ancient ocean, dwelling on the remains of their dead predecessors. This is pure black metal! Naming this species after Sakis and Themis Tolis is our way to issue an academic recognition of their talent and hard work. Now they own a small piece of immortality, because scientific species names are for eternity."

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Greek Metal Bands Release Charity Compilation

On September 9, 2020, the refugee retention center in Moria, Lesvos, burned to the ground leaving 13,000 people without shelter. While the procedure of their relocation is currently underway by the Greek state, the shortage of basic goods is desperately great, and the need to act is immediate.

Enter UNITY, a unique, genre-transcending compilation, featuring no less than 160 songs from 160 Greek artists, who wanted to express their direct support and solidarity. The compilation is streaming now on Bandcamp, and can be downloaded for €5, or with a pay-what-you-want option. A variety of quality merch, t-shirts, pins, stickers, signed prints and bundles are also available, so that you’re able to decide the size of the contribution you can make.

All revenue will be used for the supply of basic goods, according to the official guidelines of Attika Human Support, and other solidarity groups operating in the area. Any and every donation is appreciated.

Featuring 160 artists and 160 tracks, including Greek titans Rotting Christ, 1000mods, and Planet of Zeus, UNITY Vol. 1 can be streamed and bought via bandcamp

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Rotting Christ Share Recent In-Studio Performance

Rotting Christ‘s full live-set in-studio performance filmed at Artworks Studios in Elliniko, Greece, has premiered online streaming for you below. It was previously aired as part of the virtual ‘European Metal Festival Alliance‘.


In other news, the band’s track “??S (666)” can be heard in the below trailer for the impending new video game, ‘Mortal Shell‘. The game is due out on August 18th across multiple platforms.

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European Metal Festival Alliance Kicks Off Friday

Summer 2020 is a very different landscape from the usual metal festival-packed few months in Europe. To maintain a sense of community, 13 of the best independent metal festivals in Europe have joined forces to create a unique online event for both bands and fans!

More than 35 exclusive concerts will take place from Friday through Sunday. Can't watch them stream live? No worries as you'll have 48 hours after the original airing to watch any of the streams. There will also be live chat with music fans from all over the world to get the festival feeling at home.

There will also be other unreleased material and interviews with the bands involved.

Proceeds go to the bands, and you can choose which festival(s) receive part of your payment.

Festivals include:
Art Mania (Romania)
Bloodstock (England)
Brutal Assault (Czech Republic)
Dynamo Metalfest (The Netherlands)
Alcatraz (Belgium)
Into The Grave (The Netherlands)
Leyendas DEL Rock (Spain)
Metal Days (Slovenia)
Midgardsblot (Norway)
Motocultor (France)
Party.San (Germany)
Resurrection (Spain)
Summer Breeze (Germany)

Alien Weaponry

Bands include:
Kampfar
Alien Weaponry
Rotting Christ
Venom Inc.
Avatar
Primordial
Orange Goblin
and more...

Tickets are just €6.66. Merch is available for low prices as well.

More information: https://www.metalfestivalalliance.com

Demolition Man of Venom Inc.

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Rotting Christ To Live Stream Concert Today

In partnership with Mexico Metal Fest, Rotting Christ will live stream a concert today on YouTube focusing on their releases during the 1989-1996 era of the band. All you have to do to view it is subscribe the the Mexico Metal Fest YouTube channel. More...

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