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

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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 Play in North America

Greek black metal legends Rotting Christ are booked to play the first date of their upcoming spring tour in North America. The band will be playing in Chicago, Illinois on March 19th, two years after their previous tour of the North American continent.

Tour support will come form Lightning Swords of Death. No statement from the band or label has been made as of yet, not have other dates been announced as of this time although an official announcement is expected shortly.

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Thyrfing Confirmed For Mean Metal Fest

Sweden's Thyrfing has announced an appearance at this year's edition of the Mean Metal Festival, which will take place in Belgium on August 21st, 2010. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. Other bands confirmed to perform at the festival include Mayhem, Rotting Christ, Macabre, Devourment, Orphaned Land, and Sadist.

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Rotting Christ Announces More Greek Shows

Rotting Christ has announced another bout of tour dates in support of the band's latest album "Aealo." The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

9/9 2010 Rock'n'Rolla Bar-Xanthi
9/10 2010 Golden Rules Festival-Volos
9/11 2010 Polihoros Agora-Ioannena
9/12 2010 3Klino Vineyard-Kerkira
9/15 2010 Jazz Rock Bar-Kavala
9/16 2010 Anoihto Kipotheatro –Alexandroupoli
9/17 2010 Theatraki Serron-Seres
9/18 2010 Stage Club - Larisa

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Finntroll Announces European Tour Dates

Finntroll has announced a European tour with SAMAEL (Switzerland), Rotting Christ (Greece), Metsatoll (Estonia), and Nothnegal (Maledives). The tour dates are as follows:

26.11.2010 BE - Vosselaar, Biebob
27.11.2010 DE - Essen, Turock
28.11.2010 NL - Leuwaarden, Romein Popodium
29.11.2010 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
30.11.2010 DE - Braunschweig, Meier Music Hall
01.12.2010 DE - Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
02.12.2010 DE - Berlin, K17
03.12.2010 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
04.12.2010 DE - Lichtenfels, Metal Meeting
05.12.2010 CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
06.12.2010 HU - Budapest, Wigwam
07.12.2010 SI - Ljubljana, Kino Siska
08.12.2010 IT - Milan, Generali Magazzini
09.12.2010 AT - Wien, Szene
10.12.2010 DE - Munich, Backstage
11.12.2010 AT - Kufstein, Kulturfabrik
12.12.2010 CH - Pratteln, Z7
13.12.2010 FR - Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
14.12.2010 ES - Barcelona, Salamandra
15.12.2010 ES - Madrid, Heineken
16.12.2010 FR - Toulouse, Phare
17.12.2010 FR - Limoges, CC John Lennon
18.12.2010 NL - Eindhoven, Eindhoven Metal Meeting
19.12.2010 DE - Frankfurt, Batschkapp

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Rotting Christ Cancels Festival Appearances

Rotting Christ has issued the following announcement about canceling several upcoming festival appearances:

"Unfortunately it seems that the Gods have rolled the dice and decided that 2010 will be a year of cancellations for the Rotting Christ Horde. Due to the slow recovery of front man Sakis’ broken leg, he has been urged to follow medical advice to avoid any further complications, and the band has sadly no option but to cancel the first part of their summer festival tour."

The following dates are affected:

2 July 2010 Metalshow lv-Riga-(LATVIA)
3 July 2010 Hard Rock Laager Festival-Vana Vigala (ESTONIA)
4 July 2010 Mulen Ruzas-Vilnius (LITHUANIA)
6 July 2010 Randal-Bratislava (SLOVAKIA)
7 July 2010 Planetnoir Metal Stage-Pecs-(HUNGARY)
8 July 2010 Metal Camp-Tolmin (SLOVENIA)

Vocalist Sakis Tolis also commented: "We would like to express from the depths of our soul our frustration having to make this decision, and we promise our brothers and sisters that the band will be be back in the battlefield from the 15th July onwards."

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Balfor To Play Global East Rock Festival

Ukrainian Black Metallers Balfor have been set to make an appearance on this year's Global East Rock Festival happening from the 2nd of September to the 4th of September 2010 at Kiev, Ukraine. Balforwill be scheduled to perform on the 3rd of September 2010. For more information and details, visit the Global East Rock Festival Official MySpace. The main headliners for Global East Rock Festival 2010 are Manowar and Venom. The other confirmed bands are as follows:

Moonspell
Obituary
Dark Tranquillity
Hammerfall
Mayhem
Rotting Christ
The Gathering
Mnemic
Sabaton
Balfor
Fleshgore
Bonfire
Oomph!
Maniac Depression More...

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Demonical To Perform At Hard Rock Laager Fest

Sweden's Demonical has issued the following update about appearing at the Estonian Hard Rock Laager festival on July 2nd:

"We are thrilled to announce our first ever battle on Estonian soil, namely the Hard Rock Laager Festival in Vana Vigala on July 2. Finntroll, Rotting Christ and Metsatöll are some of the other acts on the bill. We will set the night on fire!"

You can find more information on the festival at this location.

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Rotting Christ Postpones South American Tour

Greek extreme metallers Rotting Christ have checked in with the following announcement about canceling their South American tour due to front man Sakis being injured:

"Rotting Christ’s frontman Sakis has been involved in an accident in which he has sustained injuries to his leg that will keep him glued to his bed for at least a month. Unfortunately this means Rotting Christ have been forced to postpone their upcoming South American tour. As you all know, we were really looking forward to these shows and are gutted and very sorry we can’t make it over, but we promise all our Latin American Hermandos that we will be back in October for an even more extended tour of your continent! Whatever doesn’t kill us will make us stronger!"

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Von To Perform At Hole In The Sky

The 2010 edition of the Hole In The Sky festival is set to take place in Bergen, Norway from August 24th - 28th. The organizers have now issued the following update about Von performing at the festival:

"We promised you one surprise act, here is another: One of THE cult acts in the Black Metal Pantheon, the legend that is VON will perform in Bergen during Hole in the Sky 2010. Their two demos 'Satanic Blood' and 'Blood Angel' are among the most unique releases in Black Metal ever, songs like 'Lamb,' 'Devil Pig,' 'Veadtuck,' and 'Watain' have never been copied or bettered in all their minimalistic, hypnotic glory. Founding members Goat and Venien have decided to reform VON for a select number of shows, with Hole in the Sky being one the few festivals."

Comments the band: "Hole in the Sky Festival is a gathering of the Hordes of Norwegian Darkness and Ritual of Chaos, and that in itself is a significant precursor to our involvement and participation. VON is pleased and honored to be included within the ranks of such bands. VON will perform as special guest on the Wednesday dubbed Invocation together with Rotting Christ, Dead Congregation, Repugnant, Grave Miasma and Urfaust."

The currently confirmed lineup for the festival is as follows: More...

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Rotting Christ Comments On European Tour

Greek metallers Rotting Christ have checked in with the following statement about their recent European tour dates:

"Rotting Christ would like to send their blessings to all their left hand path walkers for their fantastic reaction they showed to our band's recent European tour. We have the feeling that our new songs have already been nailed deep in your soul and this force our band to start already working on the second part of its European tour that will take part in Fall.

"Also a special reference to Bolt Thrower and their crew for providing really anti-rock star lessons useful for the fully and successful realization of this tour. The underground attitude is still alive and we look forward to meeting you all brothers and sisters in Fall… The flame is still burning!"

The upcoming Rotting Christ tour dates are as follows: More...

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Rotting Christ Performance Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Rotting Christ performing at Atak Enschede in The Netherlands on April 29th, 2010. The video clip, which features the band performing the track "Thronody" off the "Theogonia" album, can be viewed below.

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Rotting Christ Announces South American Tour

Greek metallers Rotting Christ are set to embark on a string of South American tour dates in support of their latest album "Aealo." The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

6/12 Bar Brazil- Belo Horizonte-BRAZIL
6/13 Republica Music bar-Campo Grande-BRAZIL
6/16 La Boveda-Arequipa-PERU
6/17 The Factory-Lima-PERU
6/18 Rock Y Guitarras-Santiago-CHILE
6/19 Est Central Ferrocarril-Asuncion-PARAGUAY
6/20 Asbury Rock Club-Buenos Aires-ARGENTINA
6/21 Club Progreso-General Rocka-ARGENTINA
6/23 Rivadavia-Chibut-Comodoro-ARGENTINA
6/25 Centro Comercial Mundial-La Paz-BOLIVIA
6/26 Carioca Club-Sao Paulo-BRAZIL

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Rotting Christ Updates Polish Tour Schedule

Rotting Christ has issued the following announcement about canceling a few Polish shows:

"Rotting Christ is aware of the current situation in Poland and declared national mourning, which was the consequence of an appeal of the first four concerts in the Polish section of the Aealo tour 2010. However, other concerts, starting Monday will take place as planned. Sorry for the Polish fans canceled concerts, and we promise to make it up in the course of our upcoming European tour in October! Strength and Honor."

The upcoming Rotting Christ tour dates are as follows:

4/17 2010 PodPalmed Rzeszow (POLAND)
4/18 2010 Loch Ness Krakow (POLAND)
4/19 2010 Mega Club Katowice (POLAND)
4/20 2010 Madness Wroclaw (POLAND)
4/21 2010 Dekompresja Lodz (POLAND)
4/22 2010 Estrada Bydgoszcz (POLAND)
4/23 2010 Slowianin Szczecin POLAND)
4/24 2010 Ucho Gdynia (POLAND)
4/25 2010 Blue Note Poznan (POLAND)
4/29 2010 Atak Enschede (HOLLAND)
4/30 2010 Neurotic Deathfest Tilburg (HOLLAND)
5/1 2010 Ulu London (ENGLAND)
5/2 2010 Button Factory Dublin (IRELAND)
5/3 2010 Limelight Belfast (NORTHERN IRELAND)
5/4 2010 Rio’s Leeds (ENGLAND)
5/5 2010 Central Station Wrexham (WALES)
5/6 2010 Asylum Birmingham (ENGLAND)
5/7 2010 Trabendo Paris (FRANCE)
5/8 2010 C.C.O. Lyon (FRANCE)
5/9 2010 Trix Zaal (Hof Ter Lo) Antwerpen (BELGIUM)
5/11 2010 Progresja Warsaw (POLAND)
5/12 2010 Abaton Prague (CHECH REPUBLIC)
5/13 2010 Metal Fest Dessau (GERMANY)
5/14 2010 Metal Fest Austria Mining (AUSTRIA)
5/15 2010 Metal Fest Switzerland Prateln (SWITZERLAND)
5/16 2010 Kulturfabrik Luxemburg (LUXEMBURG)
5/22 2010 Wave Gotik Treffen Festival (Kohlrabizirkus) Leipzig (GERMANY)
7/2 2010 Metalshow.lv Riga (LATVIA)
7/3 2010 Hard Rock Laager Festival Vana Vigala (ESTONIA)
7/4 2010 Mulen Ruzas Vilnius (LITHUANIA)
7/6 2010 Randal Bratislava (SLOVAKIA)
7/7 2010 Planetnoir Metal Stage Pecs (HUNGARY)
7/8 2010 Metal Camp Festival Tolmin (SLOVENIA)
7/23 2010 Dong Open Air Neukirchen-Muyn (GERMANY)
7/31 2010 MetaLmorphosiS FestivaL Nicosia (CYPRUS)
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air (GERMANY)
8/21 2010 MetalMian Festival Mian (BELGIUM)
8/25 2010 Hole In The Sky Festival Bergen (NORWAY)
9/3 2010 Global East Festival Kiev (UKRAINE)

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Rotting Christ Announces Festival Appearances

Greek metallers Rotting Christ will be embarking on a tour of European festivals starting in May. The currently confirmed dates can be found below. Rotting Christ also issued the following statement about the festival appearances:

"After the massive positive response from the metal community around on band’s new album we are in the pleasant position to announce our festival summer route which contains our participation in the following festivals in the European continent. Meet you all brothers and sisters up in the battle field."

5/13 2010 Metal Fest Germany -Dessau(GERMANY)
5/14 2010 Metal Fest Austria-Mining am Inn (AUSTRIA)
5/15 2010 Metal Fest Switzerland- Prateln (HELVETIA)
7/2 2010 Metalshow festival-Riga (LATVIA)
7/3 2010 Hard Rock Laager Festival-Vana Vigala (ESTONIA)
7/7 2010 Planetnoir Metal Stage-Pecs-(HUNGARY)
7/8 2010 Metal Camp-Tolmin (SLOVENIA)
7/23 2010 Dong Open Air-Neukirchen-Muyn-(GERMANY)
7/31 2010 MetaLmorphosiS FestivaL-Nicosia (CYPRUS)
8/6 2010 Wacken Open Air-(GERMANY)
8/21 2010 MetalMian Festival-Mian (BELGIUM)
8/25 2010 Hole In The Sky Festival-Bergen (NORWAY)
9/3 2010 Global East Festival -Kiev (UKRAINE)

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Rotting Christ Announces Signing Sessions

In support of their new release "Aealo", Greek dark metallers Rotting Christ will be doing signing sessions next month in Poland. The details are as follows:

4/16 2010 Graffity, Lublin, 16:00 Empik in Galeria Graffica
4/20 2010 Madness, Wroclaw, 16:00 Empik Renoma
4/21 2010 Dekompresja, Lódz, 16:00 Empik Manufaktura
4/24 2010 Ucho, Gdynia, 16:00 Empik in Galeria Baltycka
4/25 2010 Blue Note, Poznan. 16:00 Empik Megastore

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Bolt Thrower Seeking Local Bands For Support

British death metal and grindcore legends Bolt Thrower has announced that they want a local band to open for them on their forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom. They will also be joined by Greek black metallers Rotting Christ (as well as The Rotted and British death metal legends Benediction on select dates.) For more information, head over to Terrorizer.com.

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Balfor Confirmed For RockMaraton Festival

Ukrainian black metallers Balfor will be making their appearance as one of the headliners in this year’s edition of RockMaraton Festival 2010. The RockMaraton Festival is a seven-day metal festival which begins on the 5th of July 2010 and will end on the 11th of July 2010. The list of headliners confirmed so far is as follows:

Mayhem
Primordial
Pro-Pain
Xandira
Ensiferum
Blaze Bayley
Balfor
Rotting Christ
Heretic Soul
Konflikt
Kryptos

More information on the festival can be found at this location.

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Crionics Posts New Song, "Scapegoat," Online

Polish metal band Crionics has posted a new track, entitled "Scapegoat," from the upcoming EP "N.O.I.R" had been posted on the band's MySpace page. "N.O.I.R." will be out right before the summer this year. The band will soon start working on the full-lenghth album. The recording sessions are being planned for July and August this year.

Upcoming "Aealo Tour 2010" dates with ROTTING CHRIST, LOST SOUL, CRIONICS, NAUMACHIA, STRANDHOGG are as follows:

15.04.2010 (POL) Bialystok / Gwint
16.04.2010 (POL) Lublin / Graffiti
17.04.2010 (POL) Rzeszów / Pod Palma
18.04.2010 (POL) Kraków / Loch Ness
19.04.2010 (POL) Katowice / Mega Club
20.04.2010 (POL) Wroclaw / Madness
21.04.2010 (POL) Lódz / Dekompresja
22.04.2010 (POL) Bydgoszcz / Estrada
23.04.2010 (POL) Szczecin / Slowianin
24.04.2010 (POL) Gdynia / Ucho
25.04.2010 (POL) Poznan / Blue Note

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Rotting Christ Planning Latin American Tour

Greek extreme metallers Rotting Christ have issued the following update about planning a Latin American tour:

"We are proud to announce that Rotting Christ will be celebrating their 20th anniversary, together with the new album release, AEALO, making a world tour that gives us the opportunity to have them in Latin America. The tour will happen during June, and the goal for the band and for our agency will be this time to visit countries and cities of Latin America that they never played before and of course go back in the places were in their long career, has give them always a big support and a lot of passion. We are waiting for all of you in the tour and as Sakis says… LETS MAKE HELL!!"

Official dates for the Latin American tour are expected to be announced soon. Rotting Christ's other upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Rotting Christ Joins Bolt Thrower Tour

Greek extreme metallers Rotting Christ have issued the following update about joining Bolt Thrower on their upcoming European tour:

"We are honored as a band to announce our participation in the forthcoming Bolt Thrower’s European tour. Having be chosen from the band itself as the main support act (We are pleased to announce the first bands accompanying us on our short tour in April/May. Support on the whole tour comes from the mighty Greek veterans, Rotting Christ!) Fill us with a responsibility sensation and we promise to our fans around that we will stand modestly in the Bolt Thrower’s battle field."

The currently confirmed dates with Bolt Thrower are as follows:

4/29 Atak- Enschede (HOLLAND)
4/30 013- Tilburg- Neurotic Deathfest (HOLLAND)
5/1 Ulu-London (ENGLAND)
5/2 Button Factory-Dublin (IRELAND)
5/3 Limelight- Belfast (NORTHERN IRELAND)
5/4 Rio’s- Leeds (ENGLAND)
5/5 Central Station -Wrexham (WALES)
5/6 Asylum-Birmingham (ENGLAND)
5/7 Trabendo-Paris (FRANCE)
5/8 C.C.O.- Lyon (FRANCE)
5/9 Trix Zaal (Hof Ter Lo)- Antwerpen (BELGIUM)
5/11 Progresja- Warsaw (POLAND)
5/12 Abaton-Prague (CHECH REPUBLIC)
5/13 Metal Fest Germany -Dessau(GERMANY)
5/14 Metal Fest Austria-Mining am Inn (AUSTRIA)
5/15 Metal Fest Switzerland- Prateln (HELVETIA)
5/16 Kulturfabrik –Luxemburg (LUXEMBURG)

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