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Rotting Christ

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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 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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Rotting Christ Announces Australian Tour Dates

Rotting Christ have announced they will be embarking on their first ever Australian tour in late 2009 and early 2010. The currently confirmed dates for the "Lucifer Over Australia" tour are as follows:

12/31 Screamfest - Sydney
1/4 2010 Billboard-Melbourne
1/5 2010 Hi Fi –Brisbane

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Rotting Christ Recording New Album

Greek extreme metallers Rotting Christ have entered Lunatach Studios in Katerini, Greece to begin recording the follow up to 2007's "Theogonia." The as-yet-untitled album is currently slated for a February 2010 release. Photos from the recording sessions have been posted online and can be viewed at this location.

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Rotting Christ Comments On Brutal Legend

Greek extreme metallers Rotting Christ have issued the following statement about their song "Ad Noctis" appearing in the video game Brutal Legend:

"Rotting Christ are proud to announce their participation in the X-BOX, PS3 game BRUTAL LEGENDS. The decision of EA Games to include our song 'AD NOCTIS' in the soundtrack alongside many of the most legendary Heavy Metal acts is an honour for our horde. So keep the Metal spirit alive and play it …Hard as Metal!"

Brutal Legend is set to be released on October 13th in North American and October 16th in Europe. The full track listing and a video trailer for Brutal Legend can be viewed below. More...

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Rotting Christ Issues Recording Update

Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ has issued the following update about recording a new album:

"After almost 3 years since their last output, Rotting Christ has entered the studio for the parade of their last worldwide successful opus 'THEOGONIA'. More than a year of composing process finds the band entering Lunatach Studios where are located in mountain Olympus creating their new songs that have the heavy soulful load to move the band a step forward from their previous output. The well established style and melodies of the band as well as the so many artistically surprises that always exist with each band’s release guarantee their fans a soulfull trip. Stay tuned for updates."

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Life Of Agony To Headline Damnation Festival

New York crossover legends Life Of Agony will be heading to the United Kingdom for the first time in four years this October to headling the Jager stage at the Damnation Festival which takes place on October 24th at the Leeds University.

Damnation Festival director Gavin McInally said: "Landing a headliner of Life of Agony’s stature is a major coup and the fact it’s the first time they’ll play the UK in four years, makes it all the more special.

"After playing some off the biggest and most respected rock and metal events across Europe this summer, they’ll fly in from New York for this one-off performance and we’re delighted to host what is sure to be a special show."

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Eyefear Confirmed For Screamfest 2009

Eyefear has issued the following announcement about confirming their appearance at Australia's Screamfest:

"Greetings. We are proud to announce that Eyefear have been confirmed to take part in one of the biggest metal events ever to take place in Australia Screamfest 09. This promises to be a huge event. Hope to see you all their !!! Horns Up !!!"

The two day festival is set to take place on December 31st and January 1st in Sydney. Other confirmed bands for the Screamfest include: Cynic, Dark Funeral, Destroyer 666, Destruction, Edguy, Ensiferum, Rotting Christ, Sonata Arctica, Black Majesty, Virgin Black, and Vanishing Point.

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"Satanic" Rotting Christ Has Show Cancelled

Not long after the Dutch metal act GOD DETHRONED had one of their concerts in Romania canceled, the same has happened to the Greek band ROTTING CHRIST. They were supposed to play in Verona, Italy on July 12, as part of the Iron Sunday Festival, alongside KREPUSKUL (ROM), but the local authorities canceled the band's performance due to the “satanic” nature of their music.

Fortunately, the organizers of the event found a way to keep the schedule and moved the concert to a venue outside the city.

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Manatees Confirmed For Damnation Festival

Manatees has been confirmed for UK's Damnation Festival 2009, set to take place Saturday 24th October at Leeds University Union.

Festival director Gavin McInally said: "Manatees will bring to the mix their blend of soul-crushing progressive sludge in what is shaping up to be our most eclectic lineup yet."

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


For more information, visit damnationfestival.co.uk.

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Rotting Christ To Enter The Studio

Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ has revealed that they will be entering the studio soon to record their next album. A message from the band reads as follows:

"New songs composing process has almost been completed and the band is ready to enter the studio for the recording sessions of its upcoming album that will follow up the very successful latest album Theogonia.

"Sakis (vocals/guitar) will take care of the production again and as being the main composer too he declares that he had his most trippy and exhausted simultaneously experience on his career squeezing his mind drawing down ideas that will follow up the band's latest album Theogonia and the end of the process find him as well as the whole band totally convicted that they finally managed it.

"We haven't more to say than proving it with the upcoming recordings and of course with its release that roughly estimated to be released in January 2010."

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Full Lineup Announced For Uni Rock Festival

The organizers of Uni Rock Festival have announced its full line-up for its second edition, held at park KUCUKCIFTLIK, Istanbul- Turkey between July 17-19, 2009. International, regional and Turkish metal bands will dominate the stage for 3 days of ultimate metal experience.

The line-up for this year's Uni Rock Festival will feature:


Supported by:


RAMPAGE (Turkey)
MAGILUM (Turkey)
UCK GRIND (Turkey)
EPISODE 13 (Turkey)
B0LETLER (Turkey)

For more info about the event, the lineup, sponsors, and future events, visit unirockfest.com.

Tickets are now on sale here. Tickets for Combine and Front Stage Combine are valid throughout the festival, also special tickets provides the entrance to the front stage to all festival concerts and free entrance to the Testament concert on July 29, 2009.

No camping provided for this year festival, as park KUCUKCIFTLIK is walking distance from Taksim area.

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Onheil Announces New Album Release Date

“Razor,” the new album from Dutch blackened thrash/death metal band, ONHEIL, is set to be released on the 15th of May. This will be the first effort in 6 years will be released worldwide by German metal label Cyclone Empire.

The album has been recorded in the Final Focus Studios and has been produced by Bart Hennephof (TEXTURES, BRUTUS) and Yuma van Eekelen (THE NEW DOMINION, BRUTUS). It are the first songs that are recorded in the new line-up, that was started in 2007, featuring two leadvocalists and three guitarists. Onheil's unique musicstyle is often referred to as “Black Metal Iron Maiden.” More...

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