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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 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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Rotting Christ Postpones Malaysian Show

Greek metallers Rotting Christ have issued the following update about postponing their upcoming Malaysian show:

"Rotting Christ find themselves in the unpleasant situation to announce the postpone of their forthcoming appearance in Malaysia.

"Due to what promoter appealed the band could not manage to get all the proper papers from the local authorities for the legal carrying on of the show! ....

"All we can do as a band is to send our promise to our fans there that so much has supported our band from their first steps that we are going to work hard in order to make our appearance in their country a reality and specifically in December.


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Arch Enemy to Headline Uni Rock Festival

Arch Enemy has announced their first ever show in Turkey. The band will headline the UNI ROCK FESTIVAL, Istanbul, Turkey on July 17th, 2009. Tickets can be bought at www.biletix.com.

Other confirmed acts are: Amon Amarth, Paradise Lost, LA Guns and Rotting Christ.

Arch Enemy has confirmed the following live dates so far for 2009: More...

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Rotting Christ Announces New CD/DVD Details

Season of Mist has issued the following announcement about an upcoming CD/DVD from Rotting Christ:

"The monster DVD ROTTING CHRIST fans have been yearning for for ages will finally hit the stores on February 23rd! On "Non Serviam - A 20 Year Apocryphal Story" ROTTING CHRIST have gathered their most popular and classic songs including some rare treats to celebrate their special 20th anniversary show in their hometown Athens in front of a fanatic audience in December 2007.

"Completing the package is a bonus DVD filled with extra footage from the "Sanctus Diavolos" and "Theogonia" tours, an interview with frontman Sakis telling the story of the band, bootlegs live videos, promotional clips and much more. Last but not least, these 5 hours of video are backed by two audio CD's taking up 25 tracks from the Athens show plus seven exclusive tracks recorded live in February 2007 at B-Live in Larisa, Greece.

"To get a foretaste of this big baby, you can watch the "Nemecic" song here."

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Rotting Christ Cancels Mexican Tour Dates

Rotting Christ has issued the following update about February tour dates in Mexico:

"Rotting Christ would like to announce the cancellation of their upcoming scheduled for early February shows in Mexico due to lack of professionalism from the agencies' side.

We really send our excuses to our Mexican Metal Brothers and renew our meeting in the close future under more proper conditions.

Till then...
Keep the horns rising

Hasta luego hermanos Mexicanos"

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Novembers Doom Cancels 2009 North American Tour

Chicago death/doom metallers, Novembers Doom, have issued the following statement regarding dropping off the January tour with Rotting Christ and Epicurean:

"It is with much regret that we must announce our departure from the Rotting Christ tour in January, 2009. A serious medical issue arose with a member of the band, making us unable to tour during that time. While this unfortunately prevents us from participating in the tour, thankfully it has come to light now rather than at the last minute, leaving 3 months time for the promoter to find a suitable replacement for us. We wish the very best for Rotting Christ, and Epicurean, and hope their tour has great success!" More...

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Novembers Doom Checks In From Europe

Chicago's NOVEMBERS DOOM, who are currently touring in Europe and will release its first live DVD "The Novella Vosselaar: Live in Belgium" on August 5th, 2008 via THE END RECORDS, has issued an update.

In a posting online, vocalist Paul Kuhr relates how good of an experience this year's Graspop Metal Meeting was for the band:

"What an amazing festival. I've never seen anything that operates so smoothly. This is easily a career highlight for us. We played to a solid crowd of thousands in early afternoon. Sensational all the way around, from the staff and crew, and the fans here are incredible. We might not come home! Our entire set was pro shot, and I've posted a song from the set on Youtube.

"You can see ‘Dark World Burden’ by using the following link.

"Enjoy, and we'll give you a full update of the next 3 shows when we get home. Cheers!"

The tracklisting for "The Novella Vosselaar: Live in Belgium" is: More...

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Novembers Doom Discusses Tour

Chicago's NOVEMBERS DOOM, who will release their first live DVD "The Novella Vosselaar: Live in Belgium" on August 5th, 2008, have issued an update about their upcoming European and North American tour plans.

Singer Paul Kuhr updates, "With the Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Belgium less then two weeks away, we are preparing for our departure to Europe. This will easily be the largest show we have had the privilege to perform at, and we're looking forward to this opportunity. With our new DVD, 'The Novella Vosselaar: Live in Belgium' coming out officially on August 5th here in the states, attendees at Graspop have the opportunity to pick up an advance copy exclusively at the METALZONE merchant booth! Also on this trip, we have the opportunity to perform with some friends, such as Draconian in Zandaam, Forbidden in Eindoven, and Dan Swano and Nightingale at the Biebob in Belgium, where we recorded the DVD. More...

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