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New Track "Elthe Kyrie" Premiered By Rotting Christ, New Album "Ritual" Announced

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Greek symphonic/melodic death metal act Rotting Christ premiered the brand new track "Elthe Kyrie" over at Metal Hammer's website at this location (also streaming in the player below). The track is taken from the upcoming new release "Rituals," which is set to drop on February 12th via Season of Mist Records. Pre-orders will be available at this location.

Frontman Sakis Tolis comments: "Dear friends! We now present the first creation of our forthcoming album 'Rituals' to you. It is not an easy task to pick only one song to represent a whole album as diverse as this, but as it has to suffice for the time being, the choice fell on 'Elthe Kyrie', which translates as 'Come Lord' and was influenced by the tragic ancient Greek poet Euripides and more specifically his creation 'Bakxais'. This pure bacchanalian play refers to the coming of the new god. The ritualistic atmosphere of this historical theatre drama influenced us lyrically as well as musically and resulted in this song that you are currently listening to. There only remains one thing, which is us taking you on a mystical journey into ancient Greek bacchanalian occultism. The amazing female guest vocals are courtesy of the fabulous Danai Katsameni, an actress of the National Hellenic Theater."

Rotting Christ is simultaneously unveiling the artwork and track list of "Rituals" as follows:

1. In Nomine Dei Nostri
2. Ze Nigmar
3. Elthe Kyrie
4. Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal)
5. Apage Satana
6. Tou Thanatou
7. For A Voice Like Thunder
8. Konx Om Pax
9. Devadevam
10. The Four Horsemen
11. Lok'tar Ogar (Bonus Track)

Guest musicians (in order of appearance) to appear on "Rituals" are:

Magus (NECROMANTIA) - In Nomine Dei Nostri
Danai Katsameni (NATIONAL HELLENIC THEATER) - Elthe Kyrie
Vorph (SAMAEL) - Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal)
Nick Holmes (PARADISE LOST) - For A Voice Like Thunder
Kathir (Rudra) - Devadevam

Check out "Elthe Kyrie" here:

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