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Rotting Christ has been nominated as “Best Underground Band” on UK Metal Hammers’s Golden God Awards 2016. Also, their company is nominated as “Best Independent Record Label”.
Here’s the press release:
Season Of Mist are very honoured to have been nominated for Best Independent Record Label again at this year's Metal Hammer Golden God Awards. #goldengods #metalhammersmith

SEASON OF MIST CEO, Michael Berberian comments: "I am proud to receive this Golden Gods Award nomination on behalf of Season of Mist. There are years of hard work, dedication, and simply an extreme passion for exciting music involved in building this label to the point where we are at now. Thanks to Metal Hammer for offering this recognition. Well, and instead of more bla bla, I just tell you that the real reason for me wanting this trophy is of course that I never won one as a kid."

We are equally proud about the nomination of our friends and collaborators of already seven releases, Rotting Christ in the category of Best Underground Band at the same award. With more than 27 years of endless dedication and sacrifice for the metal underground there can hardly be a better and more deserving than those hard working Greeks.

Voting has already started at this link: www.metalhammer.com/awards

We kindly invite you to support Rotting Christ and Season Of Mist with your vote.

Just right in time for their upcoming tour at the end of this month, Finnish crusaders of heathen metal, MOONSORROW, will release a very special 7inch on October 28th! It contains the cover songs “Soulless” (Grave) and “Non Serviam” (Rotting Christ) and will be limited to only 500 copies worldwide!
 
The “Soulless/Non Serviam” 7inch is now available for pre-order in the following vinyl colors:
 
Black – limited to 300 copies, only available in Europe
Red – limited to 100 copies, only available at CMDistro Europe
White – limited to 100 copies, only available in North America
 
Use this link to pre-order your copy:   http://smarturl.it/snsMoonsorrowCMD

Μέσα σε μια περίεργη ατμόσφαιρα με τους περισσότερους ανθρώπους στην χώρα να βρίσκονται τουλάχιστον σε σύγχυση διεξήχθη το εικοστό Rockwave Festival στο Terra Vibe με τους Judas Priest  σαν headliners του Vibe Stage και μόνο ξένο όνομα της metal σκηνής στη σύνθεση. Στην αντίπερα σκηνή headliners ήταν οι Prodigy, ενώ πολύ ενδιαφέρον θα είχε και η εμφάνιση του John Garcia με τη μπάντα του την οποία όμως, όπως και τα ελληνικά συγκροτήματα (Exarsis, Maplerun) πλην Rotting Christ δεν ήμασταν σε θέση να καλύψουμε λόγω ρεσιτάλ ατυχίας, η οποία ολοκληρώθηκε με μια θεαματική τούμπα συνεργάτη μας εντός του Terra Vibe! Το καλό από την όλη υπόθεση όμως είναι ότι εξασφαλίσαμε για εσάς μια αποκλειστική βίντεο συνέντευξη με τους Judas Priest και κάτι ακόμα που θα μάθετε σύντομα...

Foteini Paschalidou: I was impatient and curious about the absolute (at least for me) heavy metal event of the summer. After all watching Slayer a couple of months after Jeff Hanneman’s death is a big deal. Moreover another two pioneering monsters of the extreme metal are on the billboard together with Down that are very popular and the up and coming Kvelertak.

When the announcement of this year’s Chania Rock Festival was made, it was really a no brainer if we were gonna attend the two-day festival or not! The guys behind the organization of the festival are doing a phenomenal job all these years and so all we have to do is to support this endeavor that –trust me- takes a lot of hard work, tireless efforts, money and knowledge to pull it off! This year, the bands were significant and diverse so everybody had a reason to attend the festival. But let’s take things from the very beginning…

Rotting Christ is a band that is constantly growing bigger. A lot of work, recordings and endless touring gave them wide recognition amongst the metal fans. As a result, their headline shows in Athens are not as frequent as one might think. Their last one was in November of 2013. As it was expected, the first day was sold out with the second one being a special show.

It was a weird atmosphere that Saturday when Rockwave Festival was taking place with most people in the country feeling confused to say the least. Judas Priest were the headliners on Vibe Stage and the only international band for the heavy metal scene. On the other stage Prodigy were headlining with John Garcia and his band being a very interesting spectacle for the fans, which unfortunately due to an impressive stroke of bad luck which climaxed with an impressive fall of one of our colleagues inside Terra Vibe premises, we wouldn't watch, as well as the Greek bands (Exarsis, Maplerun) except Rotting Christ. The good thing is that we've got an exclusive video interview with Judas Priest, and something more very special for all of you, that is coming pretty soon...

Greek metal band will have to change its name to play in South Africa to appease religious protesters. Rotting Christ will play two dates in Johanesburg and Cape Town on 1st and 2nd of July respectively. The shows were arranged by Witchdoctor Productions, a company that faced similar problems last year when organizing the Withchfest festival. Promoter Shaughn Pieterse says in an interview that will be broadcasted on Sunday via Republic Of Rock Show: "What we're going through is what the metal scene dealt with in the late 80s and early 90s, with religious folks challenging them and trying to stop the shows because they disagreed with the opinions and messages of the bands" While the promoter is disappointed to have to ask Rotting Christ to play 'in disguise,'he says the alternative was letting the protestors win. He adds: "I believe we live in a democratic society and art is art. You can't censor it. Art is designed to provoke emotions from people. Once you start getting offended by art and start censoring it, where does it end? People are buying the tickets to see these bands and they have every right to see them. As long as the fans buy tickets we will bring these bands for them. We're not doing anything wrong."
It's not known yet what name Rotting Christ will take for the South Africa dates.

I had to visit the area of Malakasa to watch the festival since 2012. It's been a long time and I have a lot of memories. The first time was in 1999 and as years passed by I saw almost all the big names of the metal scene at this festival. Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Saxon, Megadeth, Metallica, Manowar, Savatage, Nightwish and others.

Did a Greek band made a sold out at Gagarin two days in a raw? Not exactly but we will talk about it at the end. Having heard on Saturday, things verging on hysteria about the performance of Rotting Christ, I had an extra reason to pay special attention on Sunday. The performance was sold out and people were huddled up inside and outside the club.

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