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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 Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates

With tours taking a major hit during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Greek metal veterans of Rotting Christ have some good news! They announced that their Devastation of the Nation tour has been rescheduled for early 2021.

If you already purchased a ticket for the tour, it will be honored at the rescheduled date. Fans who can no longer attend can look into refunds at their point of purchase.

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Rotting Christ Postpones North American Tour

Greek extreme metal legends Rotting Christ has announced that, like many other tours, their headlining run of North America as part of the Devastation Of The Nation tour, has been pushed back a year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. A statement posted on the band's official Facebook page reads as follows:

"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are numerous states and cities on the Devastation On The Nation Tour that are putting bans on gatherings anywhere between 100-1000 people. On top of that, the President of the United States of America has put a travel ban in place for anyone coming from Europe to America for the next 30 days which starts Friday. Three out of the five bands on this tour are from Europe which are Rotting Christ, Borknagar, and Wolfheart. They were scheduled to fly here on March 18th. Unfortunately, as you can see, our hands are tied and we have no other choice than to postpone the Devastation On The Nation Tour.

"The tour will now be rescheduled to February 11th - March 14th, 2021 and will have the same route in place. The tour will still feature Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant.

"To everyone who has purchased tickets already. If you would like a refund, you are able to get one by contacting the company you purchased it from. If you would like to hold onto your current ticket, it will be honored at the rescheduled date."

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Diamond Oz: My Top Five Albums Of 2019

Another year, another welcome barrage of metal albums. After some absolute belters last year from the likes of Judas Priest, Mantar and Primordial, 2019 had a lot to live up to. Fortunately, there were plenty of legends, established artists and fresh faces with new material on offer this year. OK. Obligatory intro out of the way, let's get on with why you'll tell me how wrong I am on Twitter this year...

Best Live Band

Just like last year, I've been a very lucky boy this year in terms of how many bands I've seen. A great live band, in my opinion, is one which can cut it in a large venue as well as a smaller place. Some notable performances this year came from the Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Belgium, where Candlemass, Slayer, Orange Goblin and Discharge, to name but a few, treated fans to unforgettable shows. In fact, I very nearly gave this year's award to Discharge, since they attracted a big number to see them at Graspop, but I've also seen them perform just as sharply in venues the size of bedrooms. However, this year the award goes to...

King Diamond

Anyone who's familiar with the man won't be surprised by this, but finally seeing King Diamond live was a dream come true. Anyone who can get a crowd to go crazy, without playing a note, without saying a word, without even moving, is a born performer. Currently blowing audiences minds in North America, the Danish metal icon opened his set simply by sitting in a chair, before the lights go up and the audiences can be hold the two floor set promoting his new album, "The Institute." The man is sixty three years old and still in phenomenal voice, treating fans to classics and album cuts, King Diamond puts the likes of Alice Cooper and Kiss to shame with his theatrics too. He's still a bucket list artist for many people and I strongly urge everyone to see the King as soon as they can. More...

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Moonspell And Rotting Christ Enchant London

Despite it being Halloween tomorrow, everyone seems to be focused on Christmas already. For metal fans in London however, Christmas came early, despite an eight month wait, as Moonspell and Rotting Christ stormed into the capital to lay waste to all in their path. Both bands initially made their name with black metal releases but have evolved into some of the more unique bands in extreme metal, utilising Gothic and world music influences over the course of their careers to forge two amazing legacies. When it was announced that the two would be embarking on an extensive European tour together, it was something which simply could not be missed.

Opening the night was Silver Dust, a Belgian group very much focused on visuals. The band makes full use of a mirror like video screen they've brought on stage, which includes a guitarist Tiny Pistol dueling with an on screen phantom, trading off parts of the famous Bach composition, "Toccata and Fugue in D minor." The whole performance is very much like a circus show, complete with with vocalist Lord Campbell in full ringmaster mode, sporting a top hat and everything. As for the music itself, it's good. Very good in fact. They might not win over many of the black metal fans in the audience, but for those who appreciate showmanship, catchy tunes with a Gothic twist and something completely different, Silver Dust are a must see. A wonderful way to kick things off. More...

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Rotting Christ Premiere New Live Video

Rotting Christ share an official live video for their take on Thou Art Lord‘s “Societas Satanas“. The cover track performance was captured during the group’s June 23rd, 2019 appearance at the ‘Kilkim Žaibu‘ festival in Lithuania.

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Rotting Christ/Varathron: Premiere New Split 7''

Greek black metal veterans Rotting Christ and Varathron premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new split release "Duality of the Unholy Existence", out now via Hells Headbangers.

Check out now "Duality of the Unholy Existence" in its entirety below.

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Brutal Assault Festival Announces 85% Tickets Sold

Brutal Assault Festival announces 85% of the tickets of its upcoming 2019 edition already being sold. Tells the festival promotion agency:

"The attractive lineup of our festival draws audience from all around the world and we've already sold 85 % of all available tickets - thank You for your interest! Our lineup also misses just a couple of last bands and the artists from our KAL stage to be completely revealed... and that is happening soon! We can only recommend to everyone not to hesitate with the purchase of the festival pass, because there are gonna be no more tickets when the currently available capacity is gone!

The festival passes are 102€ (full festival passes only), but you'll also find discounted festival passes for the disabled and for kids in our e-shop HERE."

You can now also generate your own Brutal Assault poster with bands ordered according to your liking and share your taste with the world! If you share your #mybrutal2019 poster on Facebook or Instagram, you can win a free festival pass!

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Rotting Christ Parts Company With Bassist

Greek extreme metal legends Rotting Christ has announced that they have parted company with bass player Vagelis Karzis. This comes only three months after the departure of guitarist George Emmanuel, leaving founding brothers Sakis and Themis Tolis as the sole remaining members, though each album since 2013's, "Katá ton Daímona Eautoú" has been recorded with the brothers being the only members of the band participating. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"Dear Rotting Christ's friends around,we would like to anounce that our 6 last years bass player Vangelis part ways with our band in a really friendly and comprehensible way.We would like to thank him for his true dedication and proffesionalism all those years and we are whising him the best with what he is doing with his current band Full House B.C.

"Our more than 30 years trip into our precious scene going on and on...untill the end! See you in one of our forthcoming battles this year!"

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Rotting Christ Premiere New Music Video

Rotting Christ have premiered an official animated music video for their track “The New Messiah“. That song is taken from the group’s latest outing, “The Heretics“, which was released this past February.

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Brutal Assault: 90 € Early Bird Festival Passes

The Brutal Assault 2019-team has the below announcement concerning their early bird festival passes for you:

"By the end of the month we'll stop selling the 90€ early bird festival passes. These are currently available from our e-shop in two forms, physical collector’s ticket where you have to pay for shipping and electronic ticket that you'll print at home and don't have to pay for shipping. It's also possible to change your e-ticket for design hard paper ticket on spot for a small fee.

Don't miss your opportunity to get the cheapest tickets that there are!"

Brutal Assault 2019, will once again take place at the Fortress Josefov - Jaromer, Czech Republic from , 7th – 10th August.

BRUTAL ASSAULT 2019 festival pass [PRINT@HOME ticket]


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Rotting Christ Premiere Two New Music Videos

Rotting Christ premiere an animated music video for their song “In The Name Of God“ and an also newly shared video for “Hallowed Be Thy Name“. Both tracks can be found on the group’s latest release, “The Heretics“.

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Rotting Christ Posts "Voice Of The Universe" Video

Greek extreme metal legends has posted a new lyric video online for the song, "Voice Of The Universe." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest album, "The Heretics," which is available now through Season Of Mist Records and features a guest appearance from Melechesh frontman Ashmedi, who contributes the Arabic words to the track.

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Rotting Christ Parts Company With Guitarist

Greek extreme metal legends Rotting Christ has announced that they have parted company with guitarist George Emmanuel. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Dear friends,

"We would like to anounce that our 6 years colaboration with our guitarist George Emmanuel unfortunatelly came to an end! We thank him for his dedication all those years to the band and we honestly wishing him all the best with what he is doing with his current band Lucifer's Child.The battle goes on!"

Rotting Christ recently released their new studio album, "The Heretics," which thus far has received critical acclaim. A new lyric video for the song, "Dies Irae" can be seen below. More...

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Rotting Christ Posts New Lyric Video Online

Greek extreme metal legends Rotting Christ has posted a new lyric video online for the song, "The Sons Of Hell," the bonus track from their latest album, "The Heretics." You can check it out below. A brief message from the band posted on social media reads as follows:

"To all Metal comrades out there,

"We are in the pleasant situation to provide you the bonus song video from our brand new album 'The Heretics.'

"Make your choice, wish you well, serve in heaven or rule in Hell!"

"The Heretics" was released on February 15th through Season Of Mist Records and is their first album since 2016's, "Rituals." More...

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Moonspell Announces Tour With Rotting Christ

Portuguese Gothic metal legends Moonspell has announced that they will be teaming up with Greek extreme metal veterans Rotting Christ for an extensive tour across Europe, with an as yet unnamed band to open. A statement from Moonspell reads as follows:

"Moonspell is eager to embark on this epic trip around all Europe and to team up with our Southern brothers, the one and only Rotting Christ. We'll be finally presenting our 1755 full production on stage and we'll be escaping from the studio, as we are writing and recording what will be the next Moonspell album. So it's time to meet our fans again, kill the pack's hunger for more Moonspell and take our theatrics into the road to give you ghouls the spell you've been waiting for."

Rotting Christ's new studio album, "The Heretics" is released today through Season Of Mist Records, while Moonspell released a comprehensive DVD/Blu Ray set, "Lisboa Under The Spell," which contained three live shows, each performing a different album in full, as well as a three hour documentary and more. More...

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Rotting Christ Posts "The Heretics" Stream Online

Greek extreme metal legends Rotting Christ has made their entire new album, "The Heretics" available to stream on YouTube. You can listen to the record in full below. The record is scheduled to be released tomorrow through Season Of Mist Records and is their first album of all new material since 2016's, "Rituals." "The Heretics" was recorded by Rotting Christ guitarist George Emmanuel at his studio Pentagram and mixed by Jens Borgen (Amon Amarth, At The Gates, Arch Enemy).

Tracklisting:

1. In The Name Of God
2. Vetry Zlye
3. Heaven And Hell And Fire
4. Hallowed Be Thy Name
5. Dies Irae
6. I Believe
7. Fire, God And Fear
8. The Voice Of The Universe
9. The New Messiah
10. The Raven More...

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Rotting Christ Posts Unboxing Video Online

Greek extreme metal legends Rotting Christ has uploading an unboxing video online for the limited edition copy of their upcoming new album, "The Heretics." You can check it out below. The album is set to be released through Season Of Mist Records on February 15th and will be the first new album since 2016's, "Rituals."

Tracklisting:

1. In The Name Of God
2. Vetry Zlye
3. Heaven And Hell And Fire
4. Hallowed Be Thy Name
5. Dies Irae
6. I Believe
7. Fire, God And Fear
8. The Voice Of The Universe
9. The New Messiah
10. The Raven More...

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Rotting Christ Posts Another New Song Online

Greek extreme metal favourites Rotting Christ has posted another song from their forthcoming album, "The Heretics" online. You can check out the lyric video for the song, "Vetry Zlye" below. "The Heretics" will be released next Friday (February 15th) through Season Of Mist and will be their first album of all new material since the 2016 effort, "Rituals."

Frontman Sakis Tolis comments on behalf of the band: "Dear fellows, I am in the pleasant position to present to you another new song I wrote for Rotting Christ; '????? ????' (Vetry Zlye)', a song that was influenced by paganism and specifically from the Slavic pagan religions through the history of time and exalts the power of mother nature. I Hope you will enjoy the (probably) most melodic song from our upcoming album The Heretics, which is accompanied by the beautiful voice of Irina Zybina." More...

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Rotting Christ Confirmed For Psycho Las Vegas

Greek extreme metal legends Rotting Christ has been confirmed to perform at the Psycho Las Vegas event this Summer, which will take place from August 16 - 18th. A message from the band reads as follows:

"It's been three years since our last journey to the States, and the time has finally come to return for one special show. See you all at Psycho Las Vegas this summer––let's raise some hell brothers!"

Rotting Christ will release their new studio album, "The Heretics" on February 15th through Season of Mist Records. You can view a trailer for the record below.

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Rotting Christ Posts New Album Trailer

Greek extreme metal veterans Rotting Christ has posted a new trailer online for their forthcoming new studio album, "The Heretics." You can check it out below, as well as a previous trailer. The album will be released through Season Of Mist on February 15th and was recorded by Rotting Christ guitarist George Emmanuel at his studio Pentagram and mixed by Jens Borgen (Amon Amarth, At The Gates, Arch Enemy.)

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