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Listen below to another new track from Rotting Christ's upcoming 13th album "Rituals", "In Nomine Dei Nostri" with special guest Magus from Necromantia. Here is the tracklist of the album:
1. In Nomine Dei Nostri
2. זה נגמר (Ze Nigmar)
3. Ἐλθὲ Κύριε (Elthe Kyrie)
4. Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal)
5. Ἄπαγε Σατανά (Apage Satana)
6. Του Θάνατου (Tou Thanatou)
7. For A Voice Like Thunder
8. Konx Om Pax
9. देवदेवं (Devadevam)
10. The Four Horsemen
11. Lok'tar Ogar [bonus track]

While the special guests in order of appearance are:

Magus (NECROMANTIA) - In Nomine Dei Nostri
Danai Katsameni (NATIONAL HELLENIC THEATER) -  Ἐλθὲ Κύριε (Elthe Kyrie)
Vorph (SAMAEL) - Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal)
Nick Holmes (PARADISE LOST) - For A Voice Like Thunder
Kathir (Rudra) - देवदेवं (Devadevam)
The album is going to be released as Digibox CD with extras, Double Gatefold Vinyl LP in various colours and CD on February 12th.

Often in the world of heavy metal we claim, rightfully so, that the truly great records of the genre require multiple listens in order to be absorbed by the listener and become even more enjoyable. This is absolutely the case with ‘Rituals’, an album that is dark even by Rotting Christ standards, and seems to be made for individual listening sessions with headphones and the booklet ready to be consulted.

I will try to give you an idea of what to expect. ‘Rituals’ definitely has the best production of all Rotting Christ records so far. It is of course heavy, atmospheric, ritualistic and with a 100% personal and characteristic sound. More precisely, even though the multicultural and polyglot elements from ‘Kata Ton Daimona Eautoy’’ remain, as is the case with the ancient Greek flavors of ‘Theogonia’ and ‘Aealo’, ‘Rituals’ carves a new path, lowering the tempos and emphasizing even more on the song’s vibe. ‘Elthe Kyrie’ is not representative of the album as a whole, which is truly varied: Riff after riff in ‘Ze Nigmar’, tribal mysticism in ‘Apage Satana’; a commanding Nick Holmes starts off ‘For A Voice Like Thunder’ and Sakis Tolis covers/destroys the hell out of ‘The Four Horsemen’ by Aphrodite’s Child. Each song has its own identity.

After hearing the album, we had the chance to sit down with Sakis and hear his comments on some of the tracks. When ‘Rituals’ comes out, do yourselves a favor and search the numerous symbolisms and hidden gems of the intensively detailed orchestration. Until then, get excited. You should be!

Romanos Terzis

Peaceville Records presents the early works of Rotting Christ, commencing with the 1993 classic album Thy Mighty Contract from the Greek black metal legends, on 180gm heavyweight vinyl, featuring an eight page booklet with thoughts and reflections from the band penned by Cult Never Dies author Dayal Patterson, and including rare images. Also available will be a special old school shirt design from the early era of the band, featuring the iconic Satanas Tedeum demo artwork. Release set for April 21st.

Rotting Christ covered "Four Horsemen" from the legendary "666" album by Greeks Aphrodite's Child that was released on June 1972 and uploaded the respective lyric video on YouTube. Enjoy...

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.

05 Jun

Rotting Christ

Published in Interviews

We are taking our seats at the PPM Festival Press Area, in Mons, Belgium. Our own Sakis Tolis from Rotting Christ is with us; it’s a bit after the band’s phenomenal appearance at the Fest and this interview is growing into a mighty interesting chat… Contemporary yet nostalgic; one of the rare interviews with a Greek artist outside Greece!

Interview by Dimitris Kazantzis and Costas Koulis.

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...

15 Oct

FEBRUARY RITUALS

Published in News

Sakis from Rotting Christ made the following announcement regarding the new Rotting Christ album:

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.

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...

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