Heretic’s Dream confirmed as main support for Therion In Kyiv, Ukraine!

Alpha Omega Management has a pleasure to announce that the Italian progressive rock/metallers Heretic’s Dream are confirmed, as main support, for the Swedish powerhouse Therion, on their “Beloved Antichrist” tour in Kyiv – Ukraine, on April 15th at Bel Etage.

Furthermore, on January 28thHeretic’s Dream will perform at Power Prog Fest Vol 2 in Rome – Italy.

About Heretic’s Dream:

Heretic’s Dream is a female fronted five piece Rock band that can’t easily be labeled as playing anyone type of Rock music! Their music is Hard Rock, Alternative, Progressive and Metal, combining unusual and complex rhythms with a fierce energy, making their music unique!

Heretic’s Dream also joined the Finnish progressive metal masters Amorphis on the ”10th Eclipse Anniversary shows”in Moscow and Saint PetersburgSpika tour Agency has released the full video of Heretic’s Dream show performed at Zal Ozhidaniya Club 13.05.2017, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Check out the full video here, enjoy it:

Check out their latest video for the song ”Secret Place”, taken from the forthcoming album ”Floating State Of Mind” here, enjoy it:

More information at:
HERETIC’S DREAM: http://www.hereticsdream.com
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

SepticFlesh release music video for “Martyr” in advance of European tour!

In advance of their massive European tour, SepticFlesh are now revealing a pro-shot clip for the track “Martyr” taken from their latest masterpiece, ”Codex Omega”, which has been directed by long-time collaborator Jon Simvonis.

The Band stated this about the music video and the song:
“We are welcoming the new year by releasing the second video from our latest album, ‘Codex Omega’ – this time for the song, ‘Martyr’. Once again the clip is directed by Jon Simvonis, blending the music of SepticFlesh with Kendo, which literally means ‘the way of the sword’. It is a battle of sword and spirit. The ultimate goal of the fighter is to become superior to his own previous self.”
Director Jon Simvonis adds this about the music video:
“We really had an awesome time filming SepticFlesh while they were delivering an explosive performance for the ‘Martyr’ video! No wonder, why this band nails it on every stage that they set foot on.”
Credits:
Produced by Jon Simvonis for Arctosfilms SA
Cinematography: Gabriel Loukeris
Art Direction: Eleni Kariori, Apostolos Polychroniadis
Make Up: Lia Apostolopoulou
Special Appearance: Renma Dojo Kendo Club
Special Thanx:
Neal Berkowitz & BORISFX, George Pergantos, Sonia Mavridou, Rotzer Fischer, Vasilis Bofilios, G. Politis, Eftihia Petropoulou & Dimitris Lagios – Cafe Bonjour, Nick Vell, Erietta Taf, Kyriakos Kouroutsavouris

 SepticFlesh will kick off a massive European tour in support of their latest masterpiece, ”Codex Omega” today. The Greek masters of symphonic death metal will be joined by label mates and American black metal trailblazers Inquisition.

SEPTICFLESH tour poster EU 2018

SepticFlesh European Tour  dates with Inquisition:
04 Jan 18 München (DE) Backstage
05 Jan 18 Leipzig (DE) Hellraiser
06 Jan 18 Praha (CZ) Klub Nová Chmelnice
07 Jan 18 Budapest (HU) Barbara Negra
08 Jan 18 Wien (AT) Viper Room
09 Jan 18 Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar
10 Jan 18 Bologna (IT) Alchemie Club
11 Jan 18 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
14 Jan 18 Lyon (FR) Cco Jean Pierre Lachaize
16 Jan 18 Madrid (ES) Sala Caracol
17 Jan 18 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz
18 Jan 18 Toulouse (FR) Le Metronum
20 Jan 18 Paris (FR) La Machine du Moulin Rouge
22 Jan 18 London (UK) The Underworld
23 Jan 18 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
24 Jan 18 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
25 Jan 18 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
26 Jan 18 Matrix (DE) Bochum
27 Jan 18 Mannheim (DE) MS Connexion Complex

Meh Suff Winter 2018 poster

SepticFlesh Festival Shows:
02 Dec 17 Beirut (LB) Minus 5
12 Jan 18 Zürich (CH) Meh Suff! Winter-Fest 2018
13 Jan 18 Denain (FR) In Theatrum Denonium Festival
19 Jan 18 Angers Le Chabada (FR) Angers Mini Fest

 

Tracklist:

1. Dante’s Inferno (5:34)
2. 3rd Testament (Codex Omega) (4:08)
3. Portrait of a Headless Man (5:00)
4. Martyr (5:07)
5. Enemy of Truth (4:55)
6. Dark Art (5:24)
7. Our Church, Below the Sea (3:59)
8. Faceless Queen (5:20)
9. The Gospels of Fear (3:41)
10. Trinity (4:07)

SEPTICFLESH by Stella Mouzi

The demons of winter will first be summoned in the Bavarian city of Munich on January 4th and will continue to raise hell in 10 more countries until a final black ceremony at the MS Connexion Complex in Mannheim, Germany on the 27th of January.

SepticFleshare painting an apocalyptic vision and make full use of their impressive musical palette consisting of death metal and orchestral colors on their tenth full-length  ”Codex Omega”.

From their alpha EP ”Temple of the Lost Race” that was released one year after their founding in 1990, the Greek musicians have pushed the limits of the metal genre and continued to explore new sonic path with every following release from their debut album ”Mystic Places of Dawn” (1994) to the stunning ‘Sumerian Daemons’ (2003), which have in the meantime all been re-issued by Season of Mist.

Yet  SepticFlesh had clearly come into their own sound when they unleashed their celebrated comeback album after a five-year hiatus that re-charged their artistic batteries. ”Communion” (2008) offered a well-balanced amalgamation of metal elements that were freely drawn from the darker side of the genre including death, black, and gothic metal with epic orchestral arrangements. This symphonic excellence was based on guitarist Christos Antoniou bringing to bear the fruits of his academic studies of classical composition, which he passed with honours and distinction.

With a clear musical compass to navigate, SepticFlesh continued to explore their sound and the compositional possibilities of this new-found metal continent. ”The Great Mass” (2011) and ”Titan” (2014) saw the Greeks evolving at fast speed and at the same time gathering adherents as well as critical praise in ever growing numbers. Extended touring on both sides of the Atlantic and performances at about every important festival further consolidated the bands burgeoning status.

Although the biblical omega marks the end, SepticFleshon the contraryare reaching their current peak with ”Codex Omega”, an album that clearly witnesses the Greek visionaries having come to maturity and expert craftsmanship in every sense.

SEPTICFLESH collector's box version 1

 Septicflesh are the undisputable masters of symphonic death metal and ”Codex Omega”is the perfect proof for this bold statement.

 

Line-up:

Seth Siro Anton: vocals, bass
Christos Antoniou: guitar, orchestration
Sotiris Anunnaki V: clear vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar
Kerim “Krimh” Lechner: drums

Guest musicians:
Giannis Poupoulis: oud (on “Martyr” and “Faceless Queen”)
Vahan Galstyan: duduk (on “Portrait of a Headless Man”)

Orchestra:
FILMharmonic Orchestra of Prague conducted by Adam Klemens

Choir: 
Soprani: Flora Tzini, Christina Alexiou, Margarita Papadimitriou
Alti: Antonia Despouli, Kandia Bouzioti, Kiriaki Trohani
Tenors: Michalis Platanias, Romanos Papadimitriou
Basses: Nikos Tsachalinas, Romanos Papadimitriou
Conducted by Margarita Papadimitriou

Recording:

Zero Gravity Studios (Athens, Greece)
Smecky Studios (Prague, Czech Republic)
Fascination Street Studios (Stockholm, Sweden)

Production:

Produced by Jens Bogren and SepticFlesh
Sound engineer: Terry Nikas
Sound engineer for the orchestra recordings: Jan Holzner

Mix:

Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios assisted by Linus Corneliusson.

Mastering:

Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.

Cover art: Seth Siro Anton

Links:

Facebook:www.facebook.com/septicfleshband

Website:www.septicflesh.com

Booking contact: mike@continental-concerts.de

Pre-sales: http://smarturl.it/SepticfleshCodex

Check out the offical music video for ”Martyr” here, enjoy it:

Lacuna Coil got down with sickness, a night of pure demonstration of power and might!

On November 13th Italian alternative metal giants Lacuna Coil held a concert in Belgrade at Dom Omladine for the first time, with Italian symphonic metal band Sinheresy and alternative  Swiss metal band Cellar Darling(former members of Eluveitie). This concert was a mind-blowing one, all three bands were so energetic, they were all over the stage whole the time, they were glad to be there for the Serbia crowd.

The first band to play was Italian symphonic metal band Sinheresy. This band is just a perfect example of a role model for the bands to see, how they can dominate the stage, their energy on the stage, that passion while they are on the stage is just beyond amazing. The crowd reacted very good to them, but the negative side is that the crowd was literally dead, the band tried to awake the crowd and they did it in a few moment’s, but after that, they were in the same mind state. I like how Cecilia Petrini and Stefano Sain were one on the stage, it’s like they were spirit twins and of course, the riffs were awesome.

The band didn’t play that long, but they presented great music, with even more better performance. They left the stage and they were happy that they are going to meet their fans after the shows.

The second band to play was Swiss alternative metal band Cellar Darling. This band is quite interesting one they have many influences in their music like pop, folk, rock, but the riffs are totally in metal style.

Vocalist Anna Murphy said to the Serbian crowd that they are glad to be here for the first time and ask them if they are ready for the show and there were ovations everywhere. The show has begun band played their new songs and the crowd reacted very well to them.  The most amazing moment on the concert was when she used the drums and played them and some strange instrument it was a very cool moment.

Anna is such a charismatic vocalist, her smile and performance are pure joy to watch and to listen to. The show went on and the band played the last song, and they got off the stage.

The time has come for the Italian alternative metal giants Lacuna Coil to perform. The fans waited for the band to began with the show. They got on the stage and the mayhem of ovations began.

The Christina Scabbia thanked the fans for coming, and that she is very glad to be here, and ask them if they are ready for the show. The band played songs from their new album ”Delirium”, fans didn’t react specially to it, they wanted to hear an older stuff, but this is not a bad record, so I say let’s give it a try. In my opinion, the songs are very good and they sound so great live.

As the time passes, the band played and then the fans have gone crazy. I like how every one of time present in their costumes some insane personalities and characters, every character has its own disease, their performance was just not a performance, they presented the dark and true side of life as it is.

The best reactions were when they played cover of the legends Depeche Mode the song is called ”Enjoy the Silence”, the crowd went insane, they were singing like they were one and it was an amazing moment on the show, the hole effects on the stage and of course the energy of the band made this show more powerful and unique.

The show went on the band had to leave the stage leaving their fans with a smile on their faces and the other part, well they were not satisfied, but the band surely was. They left the stage, and there was no encore, the fans of the band were satisfied.

This show was a demonstration of true power, a devastating crushing sound tear up the souls of fans, but there is one bad thing, there were fans that didn’t have energy, but the band had the energy to support the fans, but still, the small crowd totally showed a true support to the band and that is important. This band showed that they are such a specific and unique band and they tear up to halls at Dom Omladine, living no one immune to it. The night of the pure destruction and power.

Rating concert: 9/10

Live report: SAPRON


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Visions Of Atlantis unveils album preview!

Symphonic metal masters Visions Of Atlantis once more set sail to oceanic myths and the eternal dream of the sunken continent: Titled ”The Deep & The Dark” and set for a release on February 16th 2018 on Napalm Records, with their upcoming seventh studio album  Visions Of Atlantis  showcase all musical facettes of the genre with a breathtaking classic Symphonic Metal album! Even labelmate Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot describes this new record as “a game changer for the band. Very impressive!”

As an exciting Christmas gift and to shorten your wait for the band’s hotly anticipated new album, Visions Of Atlantis now offer the first appetizer and just unveiled a sneak preview of ”The Deep & The Dark”! Dive into the myth sound of the ocean and upcoming symphonic masterpiece by  Visions Of Atlantis and check out this album preview right HERE!

Statement of the band about the new upcoming album:

“This is the album we have always dreamed of making. It is everything fans of this genre love and Visions Of Atlantis was founded for. This is the heart & soul of this band and Symphonic Metal. We are proud and excited that after over 4 years we put out the best 10 tracks the band has to offer. This is Visions Of Atlantis – this is Symphonic Metal!”


Tracklist:
1. The Deep & The Dark
2. Return To Lemuria
3. Ritual Night
4. The Silent Mutiny
5. Book Of Nature
6. The Last Home
7. The Grand Illusion
8. Dead Reckoning
9. Words Of War
10. Prayer To The Lost

Coming as exclusive Deluxe Box Set, CD Digipak and Digital Download editions, ‘The Deep & The Dark‘ is now available to pre-order HERE!

Hauntingly beautiful duets between vocalists supreme Clémentine Delauney and Siegfried Samer meet classic power metal infusions, embodying the symphonic metal cake: A must-have for all genre-fans and beyond! With ”The Deep & The Dark” Visions Of Atlantis created their most powerful and perfectly executed magnum opus to date, waiting to be performed live at the “Symphonic Metal Nights in February 2018:

Tour dates with Serenity, Sleeping Romance, Secret Rule, Evenmore, Presented by Sonic Seducer, Spark Rock Magazine, Slam, Metal Talk & Lords Of Metal:

09.02.18 AT – Worgl / Komma
10.02.18 DE – Kaiserslautern / Kammgarn
11.02.18 CH – Wetzikon / Hall Of Fame
12.02.18 DE – Frankfurt / Nachtleben
14.02.18 UK – London / Underworld
15.02.18 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob
16.02.18 NL – Nijverdal / Cult Art Shop
17.02.18 NL – Haarlem / Patronaat
18.02.18 DE – Bochum / matrix
19.02.18 DE – Berlin / Bi Nuu
20.02.18 DE – Nuremberg / Der Cult
21.02.18 CZ – Prague / Nova Chmelnice
22.02.18 DE – Munich / Backstage
23.02.18 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
24.02.18 AT – Lenzing / Pfarrsaal
25.02.18 DE – Wacken / Wacken Winter Nights (VOA only)
Dive into the myth sound of the ocean and upcoming symphonic masterpiece by  Visions Of Atlantis and check out this album preview here, enjoy it:

Dark Funeral returns to North America with Septic Flesh and Thy Antichrist, tickets are available now!

Swedish black metal masters, Dark Funeral, are excited to announce their return to North America for the first time in 5 years. The band will be co-headlining this run with Septic Flesh and are set to make their first appearance at The Regent in Los Angeles, CA on February 22nd. Performing along with them through March 20th will be Thy Antichrist. Despite recently parting ways with a drummer, Nils “Dominator” Fjellstroem, Dark Funeral have much to celebrate. In addition to supporting their latest album ”Where Shadows Forever Reign”2018 marks the band’s 25-year anniversary and the 20-year anniversary of their second full-length album ”Vobiscum Satanas”. Tour dates and ticket links below.

Statement of the  Lord Ahriman about the tour:

“It’s been 5 years since we last toured North America. A lot of things have happened since then, but most importantly, we have released a new and absolutely killer album entitled ‘Where Shadows Forever Reign’ through Century Media/Sony! Along with our friends in Septic Flesh & Thy Antichrist, it’s going to be nothing but EPIC to bring this co-headlining tour along with our friends in Septic Flesh and Thy Antichrist. Be there!!!”
Upcoming Tour Dates:

2/22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2kx78Ew
2/23 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2AyMo60
2/24 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2BdLRaO
2/25 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2oiZrGO
2/26 – Portland, OR – Rock Hard PDX // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2AABRaz
2/27 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2jZeKQz
3/01 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2kuCawC
3/02 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2jXBnEP
3/03 – Ringle, WI – Q&Z Expo Center // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2yEEO7S
3/04 – Chicago, IL – Reggies // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2j5lV8X
3/05 – Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2BurCYY
3/06 – Lakewood, OH – The Foundry // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2B9SQnz
3/07 – Detroit, MI – Harpos // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2jOGUxC
3/08 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2Bs8TgC
3/09 – Montreal, QC – l’Astra // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2Au8YAN
3/10 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre // Tickets: http://livemu.sc/2jNlMrw
3/11 – Worcester, MA – Palladium // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2nFnKia
3/12 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2AkCOHM
3/13 – Spartanburg, SC – Groundzero // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2jvBCqy
3/14 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2Al93qv
3/16 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2A1qF6A
3/17 – Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2AmAaRT
3/18 – Austin, TX – Come And Take it Live // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2jvE9AX
3/20 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2BQAQfv

Jinjer is going to release reissue of second album “Cloud Factory”!

Jinjer are widely known in the Metal scene and are mixing up everything with their fresh sound, killer live performances and energizing voice of their supreme singer Tatiana. Following the release of their Napalm Records debut “King Of Everything” and numerous festivals and club shows, the Ukraine based band just got home from their very first and super intense UK headlining tour run.

There is “No rest for the wicked”, as  Jinjer will be heavily touring around Europe with the mighty Arch Enemy for the second leg of their tour in February 2018.

But for now , let’s get an exclusive look at their upcoming release of their game-changing second studio album “Cloud Factory”, originally released back in 2014. Now it’s time for a reissue with full sound, huge guitars, more boom and two exclusive live tracks!

Pre-Order the album HERE.

Check out the statement of the band about album artwork, track listing incl. bonus tracks and available formats :

“When we wrote this record, little did we know how many doors it would open and where it would lead us to. From our first shows to our first European tours and all the friends we made in between- Cloud Factory changed the future of JINJER for the better and we haven’t looked back since … The record is very personal to us because it’s deeply inspired by the spirit of our homeland, the industrial east of Ukraine. Making it available to a wider audience is a perfect way to show what and who we are!”

“Cloud Factory” reissue tracklist:
1. Outlander
2. A Plus or a Minus
3. No Hoard of Value
4. Cloud Factory
5. Who Is Gonna Be the One
6. When Two Empires Collide
7. Zhelayu-Znachit-Poluchu
8. Bad Water
9. A Plus or a Minus (live from Sentrum)
10.Who Is Gonna Be the One (live from Atlas)

Available formats:
1CD Jewel case
1 LP Gatefold
Digital Album
A kick-ass live version of “Who Is Gonna Be the One” has already been premiered as music video. Watch it HERE.
Remember mentioning JINJER as perfect power package live on stage? Convince yourself, unless you won’t believe it:
Jinjer on tour:
01.12.17 RO – Brasov / Rockstadt
02.12.17 RO – Timisoara / Reflektor
03.12.17 RO – Cluj / Flying Circus

“Will To Power Tour 2018”
support for the Arch Enemy
with Wintersun, Tribulation:

12.01.2018 DE – Munich, Tonhalle
13.01.2018 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
14.01.2018 CZ – Prague, Forum Karlin
15.01.2018 CH – Zurich, Komplex
17.01.2018 IT – Milano, Alcatraz
18.01.2018 FR – Lyon, Transbordeur
19.01.2018 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
20.01.2018 ES – Madrid, La Riviera
22.01.2018 FR – Toulouse, Le Bikini
23.01.2018 FR – Paris, Bataclan
24.01.2018 BE – Antwerp, Trix
26.01.2018 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
27.01.2018 DE – Geiselwind, Music Hall
28.01.2018 NL – Tilburg, O13
29.01.2018 DE – Hamburg, Große Freiheit
31.01.2018 SE – Malmö, KB
01.02.2018 NO – Oslo, Rockefeller
02.02.2018 SE – Stockholm, Arenan
03.02.2018 SE – Gothenburg, Trädgarn
05.02.2018 DE – Berlin, Huxleys
06.02.2018 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
07.02.2018 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage

US Tour With Cradle Of Filth:
03/29/18 TX – Dallas / House Of Blues
03/30/18 TX – Houston / House of Blues
03/31/18 TX – Austin / Come And Take It Live
04/02/18 FL – Ft. Lauderdale / Revolution Live
04/03/18 GA – Atlanta / Buckhead Theatre
04/05/18 PA – Philadelphia / Theatre Of Living Arts
04/06/18 MD – Baltimore / Baltimore Soundstage
04/07/18 NY – New York / Irving Plaza
04/08/18 MA – Worcester / The Palladium
04/10/18 QC – Montreal / Corona Theatre
04/11/18 ON – Toronto / The Opera House
04/12/18 MI – Detroit / St. Andrew’s Hall
04/13/18 IL – Joliet / The Forge
04/14/18 MN – Minneapolis / Music Hall Minneapolis
04/16/18 CO – Denver / The Summit Music Hall
04/17/18 UT – Salt Lake City / Rockwell At The Complex
04/19/18 CA – Los Angeles / The Belasco Theater
04/20/18 AZ – Phoenix / The Van Buren
04/21/18 CA – San Diego / House Of Blues
04/22/18 CA – San Francisco / The Fillmore

Links:
Facebook:www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial
Website:http://jinjer-metalband.com/

Rotting Christ and Carach Angren update schedule of their European co-headling tour!

Rotting Christ and Carach Angren have updated their extensive European co-headlining tour, “Rituals Amongst The Rotten” in January and February 2018. The Greek veterans and Dutch masters of horror metal will be joined by French blackened death outfit Svart Crown.

Rotting Christ with Carach Angren and Svart Crown European tour:

26 Jan 18 Essen (DE) Turock http://bit.ly/2zSr7bf
27 Jan 18 Utrecht (NL) De Helling http://bit.ly/2AJ0ZQ1
28 Jan 18 Hamburg (DE) Kultur Palast http://bit.ly/2nlvANQ
29 Jan 18 København (DK) Pumpehuset http://bit.ly/2niKeVN
30 Jan 18 Berlin (DE) Musik & Frieden http://bit.ly/2zQqhM1
31 Jan 18 Katowice (PL) Mega Club http://bit.ly/2j4efnT
01 Feb 18 Praha (CZ) Futurum http://bit.ly/2kdWje1
02 Feb 18 Glauchau (DE) Alte Spinnerei http://bit.ly/2niOYe4
03 Feb 18 Mannheim (DE) MS Connection Complex http://bit.ly/2AJFLRV
04 Feb 18 Paris (FR) Petit Bain http://bit.ly/2nfvw1X
05 Feb 18 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur http://bit.ly/2kbXR8m
06 Feb 18 Lyon (FR) CCO http://bit.ly/2zBoOVQ
07 Feb 18 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 3 http://bit.ly/2jAceiH
08 Feb 18 Oviedo (ES) Sir Laurens http://bit.ly/2jAceiH
09 Feb 18 Porto (PT) Hard Club (tba)
10 Feb 18 Lisboa (PT) RCA Club (tba)
11 Feb 18 Madrid (ES) Caracol http://bit.ly/2jAceiH
12 Feb 18 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod http://bit.ly/2zBoOVQ
13 Feb 18 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony http://bit.ly/2BzmGiK
14 Feb 18 München (DE) Backstage http://bit.ly/2jyLdfG
15 Feb 18 Wien (AT) Szene http://bit.ly/2Bp3djE
16 Feb 18 Wil (CH) Gare de Lion http://bit.ly/2ir4UJP
17 Feb 18 Arnhem (NL) Willemeen http://bit.ly/2BzshVZ
18 Feb 18 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob http://bit.ly/2AszbyY

Links:

Facebook:www.facebook.com/Rotting-Christ-290468585669/

Booking Europe: Luc@rtn-touring.com 

World: sakis@rotting-christ.com

Shop: http://smarturl.it/RC-Rituals

Rotting Christ kicks off a tour in Russia!

Rotting Christ kicks off their 6-date Russian tour at the MOD in St. Petersburg tomorrow since 21st of November.

The iconic Greeks have furthermore already announced a string of more dates in Europe and beyond for the rest of this year and a massive European headlining tour with Carach Angren in January and February 2018.

Mastermind Sakis stated this about their last album ”Rituals” and about the tour:

“Friends, we are proud to be able to present our latest album ‘Rituals’ once more to you. Your support and enthusiasm is what keeps us going. We are extremely excited and looking forward to see you again on the road!”

Rotting Christ Russia 2017:
21 Nov 17 St. Petersburg (RU) MOD
22 Nov 17 Moscow (RU) Moskva
23 Nov 17 Kaluga (RU) Garage Club
24 Nov 17 Voronezh (RU) Parnas Club
25 Nov 17 Rostov (RU) Rave Club
26 Nov 17 Krasnodar (RU) Arena Hall

 Rotting Christ shows 2017:
30 Nov 17 Cluj Napoca (RO) Flying Circus
01 Dec 17 Cluj Napoca (RO) Flying Circus (sold out)
02 Dec 17 Minsk (BY) Brugge
10 Dec 17 Istanbul (TR) If Performance Hall

ROTTING CHRIST co-headling CARACH ANGREN poster

 Rotting Christ co-headling tour Carach Angren 2018:
+Svart Crown:
26 Jan 18 Essen (DE) Turock
27 Jan 18 Utrecht (NL) De Helling
28 Jan 18 Hamburg (DE) Kultur Palast
29 Jan 18 København (DK) Pumpehuset
30 Jan 18 Berlin (DE) Musik & Frieden
31 Jan 18 Katowice (PL) Mega Club
01 Feb 18 Praha (CZ) Futurum
02 Feb 18 Glauchau (DE) Alte Spinnerei
03 Feb 18 Mannheim (DE) MS Connection Complex
04 Feb 18 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
05 Feb 18 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
06 Feb 18 Lyon (FR) CCO
07 Feb 18 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 3
08 Feb 18 Gijon (ES) Acapulco
09 Feb 18 Lisbon (PT) RCA Club
10 Feb 18 Porto (PT) Hard Club
11 Feb 18 Madrid (ES) Caracol
12 Feb 18 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod
13 Feb 18 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
14 Feb 18 München (DE) Backstage
15 Feb 18 Wien (AT) Szene
16 Feb 18 Wil (CH) Gare de Lion
17 Feb 18 Veghel (NL) Veghel Black Fest
18 Feb 18 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob

 Rotting Christ festival 2018:
11 May 18 Kopervik (NO) Karmøygeddon Festival 2018

Artwork and track list of ”Rituals” can be viewed below.

ROTTING CHRIST "Rituals" album cover

Track list:
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 vinyl)

Rotting Christ  have stood the test of time. ”Rituals” is an album that has obviously been written by veterans. The Greek legends inject a 27 years career, 12 albums, and more than 1.200 shows into their songwriting.

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. Carefully chosen guests are being added for better effect, not name dropping such as the spoken words of Nick Holmes(Paradise Lost) on “A Voice Like Thunder” or Samael’s  Vorph mesmerizingly quoting from Charles Baudelaire’s “Les Fleurs Du Mal” throughout the song “Les Litanies De Satan“. Goosebumps moments such as these are liberally sprinkled throughout the record, which manages the feat to sound rock solid and made out of one heavy piece as well as diverse and far ranging at the same time.

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 Towsend, and many more).

A mature album such as ”Rituals” comes with a history. Rotting Christ were founded as early as 1987 by Sakis Tolis and his brother Themis. They started out playing death/grind, but had already turned to darker paths by the time their debut full-length ”Thy Mighty Contract”(1993) was unleashed.

On the following seven albums covering a ten year period from ”Non Serviam” (1994) to ”Sanctus Diavolos”(2004),  Rotting Christ steadily refined their 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. Yet with the highly acclaimed ”Theogonia” (2007) the Greek stalwarts added an unmistakable native element to their sound, which gave their ninth full-length a very distinctive and individual twist. With this album,  Rotting Christ had fully defined their style, to be explored with later releases.

Such a masterpiece can hardly be surpassed, but  Rotting Christ held their ground with ”’AEALO’ (2010). Their country’s rich ancient heritage was translated into the universal language of metal with added female choirs, ancient reed pipes as well as folkloristic melodies and rhythms. Their latest masterpiece ”Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy” (2013) took this musical and lyrical concept another step further, confirming Rotting Christ’s individual sound incorporating subtle female vocals, piano, bagpipes, horns, and other means. All of these elements are expertly combined and enhanced by excellent songwriting.

Now ”Rituals’‘ marks another step in the evolution of the Greek masters. Buckle up for a fascinating musical ride through ancient cults and mythologies evoking strong feelings and firing up imagination. Metal at its best!

Line-up 
Sakis: vocals, guitars
Themis: drums
Van Ace: bass
George: guitars
Available formats:

Digibox CD with extras
Double Gatefold Vinyl LP in various colours
CD
Cassette

Line-up: 

Sakis: vocals, guitars
Themis: drums
Van Ace: bass
George: guitars

Guest musicians (in order of appearance):

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)

Links:

Facebook:www.facebook.com/Rotting-Christ-290468585669/

Booking Europe: Luc@rtn-touring.com 

World: sakis@rotting-christ.com

Shop: http://smarturl.it/RC-Rituals

Rotting Christ are touring in support of their latest album, ”Rituals”. Check out the free streaming of the album, here: 

Carach Angren announce co-headlining tour with Rotting Christ!

Rotting Christ and Carach Angren are announcing their extensive European co-headlining tour in January and February 2018. The Greek veterans and Dutch masters of horror metal will be joined by French blackened death outfit Svart Crown.

Rotting Christ and Carach Angren+ Svart Crown tour dates:
26 Jan 18 Essen (DE) Turock
27 Jan 18 Utrecht (NL) De Helling
28 Jan 18 Hamburg (DE) Kultur Palast
29 Jan 18 Copenhagen (DK) Pumpehuset
30 Jan 18 Berlin (DE) Musik & Frieden
31 Jan 18 Katowice (PL) Mega Club
01 Feb 18 Praha (CZ) Futurum
02 Feb 18 Glauchau (DE) Alte Spinnerei
03 Feb 18 Mannheim (DE) MS Connection Complex
04 Feb 18 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
05 Feb 18 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
06 Feb 18 Lyon (FR) CCO
07 Feb 18 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 3
08 Feb 18 Gijon (ES) Acapulco
09 Feb 18 Lisbon (PT) RCA Club
10 Feb 18 Porto (PT) Hard Club
11 Feb 18 Madrid (ES) Caracol
12 Feb 18 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod
13 Feb 18 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
14 Feb 18 München (DE) Backstage
15 Feb 18 Wien (AT) Szene
16 Feb 18 Wil (CH) Gare de Lion
17 Feb 18 Veghel (NL) Veghel Black Fest
18 Feb 18 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob