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From: Athens, Greece
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
Here are the dates: More...
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...
French black metal act ANOREXIA NERVOSA have been confirmed for the VADER's Blitzkrieg 3 tour through Poland, which also features ROTTING CHRIST. The dates are as follows: More...
VADER has announced that Greek dark metallers ROTTING CHRIST will be accompanying them on their Blitzkrieg 3 tour through Poland. It will be Rotting Christ's first extensive tour through the country. The dates, which have been updated, are as follows: More...
Greek metal crew Rotting Christ are to play the Day Of Darkness Metal Festival, at Ballylinan, Co Laois, Ireland, on July 9. It'll be the band's first show in Ireland. Also on the bill are Mourning Beloveth, Celtic Legacy, Waylander and Primal Dawn.
The opening track of ROTTING CHRIST’s new Sanctus Diavolos album, ‘Vision Of A Blind Order’, can be heard here. The track features a guest appearance on lead guitar by DREAM EVIL/FIREWIND/NIGHTRAGE axeman Gus G.
As previously reported, Sanctus Diavolos will be released through Century Media on September 20th. The album has been described as “the band going back to their darker, more savage musical roots and attitude” and was mixed by producer to the gods and Dream Evil guitarist Fredrik Nordstrom. Vocalist/guitarist Sakis produced the album.
In other news, Poland-based Metal Mind Productions recently released the In Domine Sathana DVD, which features a 190 minute retrospective covering the band from 1996 to 2003.
ROTTING CHRIST, now a three piece following the amicable departure of guitarist Costas, will be releasing their new album Sanctus Diavolos through Century Media on September 20th. The album has been described as “the band going back to their darker, more savage musical roots and attitude” and was mixed by producer to the gods and DREAM EVIL guitarist Fredrik Nordstrom. Vocalist/guitarist Sakis produced the album.
The track list is as follows: More...
Brazil's Masters Open Air Festival has been officially cancelled, according to the event's organizers. The one-day festival, which was set to be held July 24 at Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil, was scheduled to include performances by such acts as URIAH HEEP, NEVERMORE, OVERKILL, BLAZE, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, ROTTING CHRIST, KORZUS, DRAGONHEART, HEAVENFALLS and THALION. No further information is available at this time.
ROTTING CHRIST’s official website has been updated with the following news:
“After long presence and assistance in the band our collaboration with our guitarist, Costas, has ended up because of personal reason in a friendly atmosphere. As a band we would like to send our estimation for his dedication in our hard work all those years."
Costas’ final appearance with Rotting Christ will be on July 24th in Sao Paulo at the Masters Open Air festival.
Rotting Christ plan to release their new album, Sanctus Diavolos, through Century Media in September. The album was recorded at SCA Studios in Athens, Greece and mixed at Fredman Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden.
In related news, a new Rotting Christ tribute album, entitled An Evil Existence For Rotting Christ, is available through Lancamento Selo Records. The CD can be ordered at www.recordshop.com.br
The collection features the following tracklisting: More...
Tabu Recordings will be holding an Inferno Festival kick-off party at Rock-In in Oslo, Norway on April 8th at 3pm.
Organizers from Tabu state: “We`re gonna have some beers, giveaways, play some good music etc. and we would really like you to drop by and share a beer or two with us before we head over to Rockefeller and mosh the posh!
SUSPERIA will be there with us and if you`d like to schedule a meeting with the guys, please let me know. As you probably already know, they will play at the Inferno Festival on Friday, April 9th at Rockefeller and their new album, "Unlimited", is set for release in Europe on April 19th ! (North American release in June through Candlelight Records). The buzz on the album has been amazing so far! Also, if everything goes as planned, Tabu Recordings will present their new signing this evening - and for sure, this is our biggest signing so far!!!”
As previously reported, organizers for the Inferno Festival have announced the final running schedule for this year's show, which is being held on April 8 through 10 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway. Here is the detailed schedule:
The Dark metal act from Greece ROTTING CHRIST will be touring UK with DACAPITATED, THUS DEFILED and ANATA next month. The band will be playing as a four- piece since the keyboard player George left, as previously announced.
The official UK dates: More...
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Greek black metallers ROTTING CHRIST have been working on their new album the past months, where it will be recorded in Greece in May with a release and worldwide tour in September. The new album will be a 'returning back to the roots', bringing back memories of old albums of "Thy Mighty Contract" and the recent "Genesis". Their keyboard player George has left the band, and they will play as a four-peice on their upcoming Uk tour with DECAPITATED, ANATA and THUS DEFILED.