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

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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 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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Rotting Christ Posts New Song For Free Download

Greek black metal band Rotting Christ has posted a full song, "Noctis Era," from the "AEALO" album, due next February 15th, for download at this location. The song can also be heard at the label's MySpace page.

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Rotting Christ Announces Polish Tour

Greek extreme metallers Rotting Christ are set to release their new album "Aealo" on February 15th in Europe and February 23rd in the US. The band has issued the following update about touring Poland in support of the album:

"Rotting Christ proudly announces their upcoming headline tour in Poland for April 2010. We are honored as a band that we are back in the land that has been supporting our horde since our first steps and we promise to our Polish metal brothers that we will spit our guts on the stage and you will attend the most Rotting Christ show ever. 'Till April... Keep the horns rising!"

Rotting Christ's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

4/10 2010 Sodoma Reykjavik-Antichristianic Festival Reykjavik (ICELAND)
4/15 2010 Gwint Bialystok (POLAND)
4/16 2010 Graffity Lublin (POLAND)
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)
5/22 2010 Wave Gotik Treffen Festival (Kohlrabizirkus) Leipzig - (GERMANY)
7/8 2010 Tolmin - Metal Camp Festival Tolmin (SLOVENIA)
8/21 2010 MetalMian Festival Mian (BELGIUM)
9/3 2010 Global East Festival Kiev - (UKRAINE)

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Rotting Christ Thanks Australian Fans

Greek metallers Rotting Christ have issued the following statement thanking their Australian fans for support during their recent tour:

"Rotting Christ would like to send their greetings to all the Australian Metal heads that their support made our first ever Australian tour one of our most enjoyable tours in our career. We haven't more to say than sending our blessings to you and renewing our meeting for the future and especially for our next Worldwide tour that starts right after the release of our new album on the 15th of February and will hopefully pass from your land. 'Till then... Keep the flame burning Aussies Click here to see photos from this show."

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Bolt Thrower Announces First Shows In Greece

British grindcore legends Bolt Thrower has announced that they will be performing in Greece for the first time in their careers at the end of this May. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Not only do we have the pleasure of taking the Greek giants Rotting Christ on tour with us, but we can soon say that we have played in their homeland too. As for the first time ever, Bolt Thrower are coming to Greece!

"We were so fed up with being harassed by the crazy Greek maniacs who have been following us all over the world, and being stalked for many years by the most persistent of promoters, Harry Katinakis, that we have finally given in to their pleas to come over."

The bands European tour schedule is as follows: More...

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Rotting Christ Reveals New Album, "Aealo," Details

ROTTING CHRIST has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for their new album, "AEALO," which will be released on February 15th in Europe and February 23rd oin the US. The tracklisting is as follows:

01. Aealo
02. Eon Aenaos
03. Demonon Vrosis
04. Noctis Era
05. dub-sag-ta-ke
06. Fire Death and Fear
07. Nekron Iahes...
08. ...Pir Threontai
09. Thou Art Lord
10. Santa Muerte
11. Orders from the Dead More...

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Rotting Christ Finishes New Album

After four months in the studio Greek extreme metallers Rotting Christ have finished recording their new album, which will be titled "Aealo." Rotting Christ issued the following statement about the album:

"A title inspired from the ancient Greek word ???O which means Thresh-destruction. An distinctive twisted album that is drawing from the bands country’s ancient heritage that translate this rich history into the universal language of Metal. A concept album that is refered on the feelings of a warrior during a battle. Yes in the end you feel like you were on a real battle…So strong the atmosphere of war. It is a concept album that is refered on the feelings of a warrior during a battle…The anger the fear the grief…feelings that anyone can have when he tries to survive during a battle! Hey nothing to do with a right wind-nazi ideology …It is exactly the opposite! When you end up with the listening you feel like you escaped from a battle! You will hate war!"

"Aealo" includes guest performances from Alan A. Nemtheanga, Diamanda Galas, and Magus Wampyr Daoloth. The album is set to be released in February of 2010.

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Rotting Christ Names New Album "Aealo"

Greek extreme metal band ROTTING CHRIST has announced that their upcoming album will be titled "AEALO." Frontman Sakis explains, "AEALO is the transcription of the ancient Greek word ???O into the Latin alphabet. It means thrashing, catastrophe or destruction and reflects the musical and lyrical content of the album. The concept of 'AEALO' deals with the feelings of a warrior during a battle, therefore the album's title bears this sense of anger, fear and grief."

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