Rotting Christ

Rotting Christ Band Photo

ROTTING CHRIST have reached another peak in their long career that now spans over more than three decades. The Greeks have literally stood the test of time. With a steady core line-up and their well-honed live delivery, ROTTING CHRIST are filling concert halls and reap enthusiastic crowd reactions wherever they go. This demonstration of love from their followers is not just driven by nostalgia as the band has managed to evolve and grow, while staying relevant beyond the classics with their highly acclaimed latest albums such as ‘Aealo’ (2010), ‘Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού’ (2013), and ‘Rituals’ (2016).

Now, with the new offering ‘The Heretics’, ROTTING CHRIST are opening a brand new chapter. With confidence and skills derived from experience, each song represents its own sonic universe. Guitarist and vocalist Sakis Tolis in collaboration with his brother Themis on drums achieve a perfect balance of amalgamating their classic and unique style of riffing and rhythm with exciting new elements sprinkled in to keep their material exciting and fresh. The experienced is enhanced by Jens Bogren’s equally clear and transparent yet also massive as well as sombre mix and mastering at his widely renowned Fascination Street Studios (AMORPHIS, BORKNAGAR, MOONSPELL, DEVIN TOWNSEND, and many more).

ROTTING CHRIST were founded by Sakis Tolis and his brother Themis in the year 1987. Starting out on a basis of death and grind, the Greeks had already embarked on a darker musical journey by the time their debut full-length ‘Thy Mighty Contract’ (1993) was revealed. On the following seven albums covering a ten-year period from ‘Non Serviam’ (1994) to ‘Sanctus Diavolos’ (2004), ROTTING CHRIST steadily defined their own distinct style by experimenting with elements from death, heavy, and gothic metal without betraying their black roots. At the same time, the band went from underground heroes to headliner status. With the highly acclaimed ninth album, ‘Theogonia’ (2007), the Greek stalwarts added an unmistakable native element to their sound, which has remained with them as a signature trademark ever since. Exploring the mythical legacy of cultures around the globe led to ROTTING CHRIST‘s massively successful latest release, ‘Rituals’ (2016). With more than 30 years, 13 studio albums, a dozen EPs, singles and split releases, as well as more than 1.250 shows under their belt, 2018 marked the year of ‘Their Greatest Spells’ (2018), where they musically revisited their exciting legacy to connect their past with the present. 

‘The Heretics’ marks another step in the evolution of the Greek masters. Buckle up for a fascinating musical ride through the woes of religious wars, Zoroastrianism and the eternal war between good and evil.  Metal at its best!

Line-up
Sakis Tolis: Guitar/Vocals
Themis Tolis: Drums
Kostas “Spades” Heliotis: Bass
Kostis Fouk: Guitar

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https://rottingchrist.bandcamp.com/
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ7jBi1TD0fvyC_gses45OQ
https://twitter.com/athanatoieste

Discography

Decline’s Return (EP)1988Independent
Leprosy of Death (Demo)1988Independent
Satanas Tedeum (Demo)1989
Ade’s Winds (Demo)1992
The Other Side of Life (7″ EP)1989Obscure Plasma Records
Dawn of The Iconoclast (7″ EP)1991
Apokathelosis (7″ EP)1993
Passage to Arcturo (Mini LP)1991Season of Mist
Der Perfekte Traum (Mini LP)1997Century Media Records
Thy Mighty Contract (Full-length)1993Osmose Productions
Non Serviam (Full-length)1994Season of Mist
Triarchy of the Lost Lovers (Full-length)1996Century Media Records
A Dead Poem (Full-length)1997Century Media Records
Sleep of the Angels (Full-length)1996Century Media Records
Khronos (Full-length)2000Century Media Records
Genesis (Full-length)2002Century Media Records
Sanctus Diavolos (Full-length)2004Century Media Records
Theogonia (Full-length)2007Season of Mist
Aealo (Full-length)2010Season of Mist
Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy (Full-length)2013Season of Mist
Rituals (Full-length)2016Season of Mist
The Heretics (Full-length)2019Season of Mist