Band Photo: Rotting Christ (?)
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.
Vader will appear on a few summer festivals. Some of them, such as Graspop Festival in Belgium, French Hellfest or German Wacken Open Air, have been already confirmed. More dates will follow soon.
Here's the full list to date:
Jun. 16 Schweinfurt, GER - Queens Of Metal Open Air
Jun. 22 Dessel, BEL - Graspop MM Festival
Jun. 23 Clisson, FR - Hellfest
Jul. 14 Spital am Semmering, A - Kaltenbach Open Air
Jul. 27 Eisenwahn, GER - Eisenwahn Open Air
Jul. 28 Namestovo, SK - Oravsky Rock Fest
Aug. 02 Hamburg, GER - Wacken Open Air Festival
Aug. 10 Bad Berka, GER - Party San
Aug. 11 Jaromer, CZ - Brutal Assault
Also in 2007, Vader are going to warm up their Polish maniacs, playing the second leg of Blitzkrieg 4 tour in such places as Bydgoszcz, Poznan, Zielona Góra, Wroclaw, Zabrze, Bielsko-Biala, Rzeszów, Radom, Bialystok, Elk and Olsztyn. The tour is scheduled to take place in September/ October. Rotting Christ (Greece) and Incantation (USA) have been announced as the special guests. More info will follow soon.
Due to bureaucratic problems with obtaining visas, the Rotting Christ's announced tour in the USA during November 2006 was postponed to May 2007. The tour dates will be posted as soon as they are announced.
As a teaser for ROTTING CHRIST's upcoming opus "Theogonia", out next January 22nd on Season of Mist, you can download one song, "Enuma Elish," here.
As previously reported, ROTTING CHRIST will embark on an extensive European tour in February 2007 beginning with the third edition of The Domination Tour. The band earlier in the year announced the addition of NIGHTFALL guitarist George Bokos as a full-time member of the group.
Here are all of Rotting Christ's currently confirmed tour dates: More...
Season of Mist has set a January 22, 2007 European release date for the new album from legendary Greek death metallers ROTTING CHRIST, entitled "Theogonia". The track listing for the effort is as follows:
01. The Sign of prime Creation
02. Keravnos Kivernitos
03. Enuma Elish
04. Gaia Tellus
05. Helios Hyperion
07. He, the Aethyr
08. Phobos' Synagogue
09. Rege Diabolicus
Malevolent Creation has completed the writing and pre production demos for 13 songs and will begin the recording of their 10th full length album "DOOMSDAY X" in the coming weeks of November.
"We're very happy with the direction the music has taken for this new album with song writing credit's by each of the band members, and each song having it's own identity but retaining the classic Malevolent Creation sound," The band said in its release. "It is truly amazing to have everyone writing for this album and bring's a lot of new idea's to the songs. Fear not, each song is extremely brutal and covers a lot of territory as far as extreme metal is concerned. We have definitely had some huge obstacles to overcome to get this album written, but we are finally satisfied with all the music and are anxious to start recording."
The album's recording and touring line up is:
Jon Rubin - guitars
Phil Fasciana - guitars
Dave Culross - drums
Jason Blachowicz - bass
Brett Hoffmann - vocals
Malevolent Creation has massive touring plans for 2007 already. Touring starts in Europe with "The Domination Tour 2007": More...
More tour dates have been added to the European Domination Tour 2007, featuring Rotting Christ, Malevolent Creation, Neuraxis, Carpathian Forest, Incantation and Harm. The following dates have been confirmed for the The Domination Tour 2007:
2/14 Berlin, GER @ Kato
2/15 Leipzig, GER @ Hellriser
2/16 Wien, AT @ Szene
2/17 Salzburg, AT @ Rockhaus
2/18 Innsbruck, AT @ Hafen
2/19 Plattern, CH @ Z7
2/20 Strasbourg, FR @ Laiterie
2/21 Paris, FR @ Locomotive
2/22 Eindhoven, HOL @ Effenaar
2/23 Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob
2/24 Adelsheim, GER@ Live Factory
2/25 Brno, CZ @ Fledo
2/26 Bratislava, SK @ Randal
2/27 Este (PD), ITA @ Sottosopra Rock Club
2/28 Munchen, GER @ Metropolis
3/1 Osnabruck, GER @ N8
3/1 Groningen, HOL @ Vera
Mar. 03 - Essen, GER @ Turock
Mar. 04 - Rotterdam, HOL @ Baroeg
ROTTING CHRIST, CARPATHIAN FOREST, MALEVOLENT CREATION, INCANTATION and NEURAXIS have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of "The Domination Tour", set to kick off February 14. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
ROTTING CHRIST are working full speed, despite the burning Greek sun, on their upcoming studio album. The band is soon to hit the studio. Their full-length album will be the most atmospheric and fastest release to date.
Once released, ROTTING CHRIST will hit the road to tour the globe.
Swedish death/black metallers IN AETERNUM will be embarking on a two-week U.S. co-headlining tour with ROTTING CHRIST beginning on November 16, 2006. Support on the trek will come from RESUSCITATOR. "The plan for the tour is to start on the East Coast and play most of the bigger cities to finish on the West Coast in early December," IN AETERNUM write on their web site.
"This tour will mark the first USA appearance for IN AETERNUM in more or less six years. The band has been promised to play a set of 60 minutes, so you better get prepared for a strong set of fucking classic armageddon metal of death!"
IN AETERNUM are currently writing material for their fifth album. The new songs are said to be "in the classic IN AETERNUM style. . .The rough solo parts sounds really cool, a bit like old-style MORBID ANGEL solos. The new guitar player Erik Kumpulainen is really giving his best while bending those insane tunes."
IN AETERNUM recently announced the addition of Kumpulainen and bassist Claes Ramberg to the group's ranks. The band's fourth album, "Dawn Of A New Aeon", was released last year via Agonia Records.
Legendary Greek death metallers ROTTING CHRIST will embark on an extensive European tour in February 2007 beginning with the third edition of The Domination Tour, featuring 5-6 bands and consisting of 21-24 dates (only in bigger venues). Headlining dates in Scandinavia, the Baltic countries, Poland, Eastern Europe (also Russia, the Ukraine, Belarus) and the Balkans will follow in the spring 2007.
ROTTING CHRIST are currently working on material for a new studio album — the group's first for the Season of Mist label. The band recently announced the addition of NIGHTFALL guitarist George Bokos as a full-time member of the group.
ROTTING CHRIST recently recorded their two live shows in Larissa, Greece for an upcoming live album. The pioneers of the Greek metal scene put on two special two-hour shows featuring songs covering their entire catalog. These live shows were held on February 3-4, 2006 at Blive Music House in Larissa, and were the only concerts to be recorded for the upcoming CD. The shows marked the band's 18 years in the metal scene and fans from around the world were in attendance. The band also played a very special concert consisting exclusively of material from their first three albums — "Passage To Arcturo" (1989), "Thy Mighty Contract" (1992) and "Non Serviam" (1994) - on January 14 at An Club in Athens, Greece.
ROTTING CHRIST's "Passage To Arcturo" and "Non Serviam" albums were reissued in January with bonus audio and video tracks via Season of Mist.
Greek metallers Rotting Christ recently anounced the dates from their Brazilian tour that will take place in May in the following territories:
Legendary Greek death metallers ROTTING CHRIST have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Dong Open Air festival, set to take place on July 14th & 15th at Dongberg in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany. Other bands on the bill are DRAGONLAND, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, GUN BARREL, SAVAGE CIRCUS, and many others.
ROTTING CHRIST performed two live shows on February 3-4 at Blive Music House in Larissa, Greece, which were recorded for their first live release. The pioneers of the Greek metal scene put on two special two-hour shows featuring songs covering their entire catalog. These live shows were the only concerts to be recorded for the upcoming CD. The shows marked the band's 18 years in the metal scene.
"Passage To Arcturo" (1989) and "Non Serviam" (1994), the band's first and third albums respectively, were reissued with bonus audio and video tracks on January 23rd.
Legendary Greek death metallers ROTTING CHRIST performed two live shows in the city of Larissa, Greece, which have been recorded for their first live release. The pioneers of the Greek metal scene put on two special two-hour shows featuring songs covering their entire catalog. These live shows were held on February 3-4 at Blive Music House in Larissa, and were the only concerts to be recorded for the upcoming CD. The shows mark the band's 18 years in the metal scene and fans from around the world are expected to attend.
The band also played a very special show consisting exclusively of material from their first three albums - "Passage To Arcturo" (1989), "Thy Mighty Contract" (1992) and "Non Serviam" (1994) - on January 14th, 2006 at An Club in Athens, Greece. A poster for the show can be viewed at this location.
"Passage To Arcturo" and "Non Serviam" have been reissued with bonus audio and video tracks on January 23rd.
Rotting Christ have announced two live shows in the city of Larissa, Greece which will be recorded and included in their first live release. The pioneers of the Greek metal scene will give two special two hour shows which will present songs from the whole of their catalog. These live shows held on February 3 and 4 at Blive Music House in Larissa, will be the only ones worldwide which will be recorded. With this live album Rotting Christ will celebrate their 18 years in the metal scene and fans from around the world are expected to attend.
The End Records has revealed January 24th, 2006 to be the release date for the re-issues of Rotting Christ's "Passage to Arcturo" and "Non Serviam." Both re-releases will feature bonus tracks and will be released via the new The End Records subdivision, Unrule Sounds.
"Passage to Arcturo" tracklisting: More...
Rotting Christ have brought in Nightfall guitarist George Bokos to replace Kostas, who left the band in July 2004. But, as yet, there's been no decision on whether this is a permanent situation.
Long-running Celtic metal act WAYLANDER were reunited with former band member and editor of Ireland's Metalworks magazine, Martin MacCormaic, for a memorable set at the fourth installment of Ireland's Day of Darkness festival on July 9. MacCormaic, who left WAYLANDER in 2002, took to the stage to attend to tin-whistle duty as the band performed in front of a frenzied crowd. Also performing at the festival were doom titans MOURNING BELOVETH, whose powerful performance on the day included tracks from the band's recently released third album, "A Murderous Circus". The festival was headlined by black metal legends ROTTING CHRIST. The four-piece celebrated their first-ever performance on Irish soil and delivered a rousing performance that served as a fitting end to the days proceedings.
The full lineup for the one-day event was: ROTTING CHRIST, DESASTER, MOURNING BELOVETH, SCAVENGER, WAYLANDER, CARNUN RISING, PRIMAL DAWN, DEVILMAKESTHREE, WRECK OF THE HESPERUS and GROUND OF RUIN. Photos of the event can be seen at dayofdarkness.com.
Ascending from the infamous blast furnaces of the death metal stronghold of Florida, Divine Empire are already planning their next sonic live assault. Having just returned from their successful tour with the legendary Bay Area thrashers of Testament, the new divine bomb raid over the old world already lies ahead. Don't miss the emperors of dark and disdainful death metal, joining forces with the Polish war machinery of Vader, the Greek diabolical force of Hades, Rotting Christ, as well as Anorexia Nervosa and Lost Soul.
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Megadeth has announced tour dates in Greece for June 17th and 18th in Athens and Thessaloniki, but the band has threatened to cancel these dates due to Rotting Christ being on the bill. A member of the Megadeth forum's, nicknamed "April 3rd" posted:
April3rd: "Well, Megadeth will be playing Greece this summer. Both Athens and Thessaloniki. Although it is not yet on the Killing Road the company that organizes the concert announced that the support act for the gig in Athens will be the Greek black metal band Rotting Christ. We all know Dave's beliefs and his opinion about black metal. Rotting Christ, as you can easily understand, don't actually go to church every Sunday, instead they had taken part in the 'Fuck Christ Tour' along with Mayhem and other Satanic bands a few years ago. Hey, Dave, do you mind them opening for you?"
Dave Mustaine: "Well, if they are on it, I certainly don't want to kick them off. We will just have to pass and play Greece another time or place. I have informed my management and they know what I feel."
U.K. black metallers THUS DEFILED will fly to the U.S. in April to record their new album, "Daemonspawn", at Noise Farm Studio in Texas. Sakis from the legendary ROTTING CHRIST will be providing backing vocals on the album. The band will also make their first appearance on U.S. soil as special guests to DEMONCY at the Backroom in Austin on April 15.
Vader is currently preparing for the upcoming, very hard touring season. On the 4th of April starts US trip along with Kreator and Pro-Pain which ends with 5 headlining shows. A few days later Vader will be invading Mexico and South America. After 2 months of American destruction the band will play a few single shows in Germany and Belgium and five battles in the UK. Then Vader is going to record a brand new MCD (Hertz Studio), right before their tour along with Rotting Christ and Anorexia Nervosa under the name of "Blitzkrieg 3" (September). The next US tour will come right after September's invasion, containing about 30 dates along with Decapitated and two other bands. Japanese Isles & other Asia's territories will be attacked in December.
Upcoming Vader tour dates: More...