Keeping you up to date on some of the most recent Metal tour announcements, comes this little bit of news from the fine folks over at Season Of Mist Records. Read on down below to see the update on the doings of Rotting Christ and hit up the label page on Facebook to know what other acts you need to start supporting.
The Press Release:
The Greek metal veterans of ROTTING CHRIST will be embarking on a run of tour dates across North and South America this summer. The band will kick off their Latin American run on May 30 in Rio de Janeiro, BR and will conclude the tour on June 15 in Guadalajara, MX. The band will then be appearing in the states at Psycho Las Vegas on August 18 and will then make their way to California for headlining shows in San Diego and Los Angeles. The full itinerary can be found below.
Speaking on the upcoming tour, frontman Sakis Tolis comments, “Dear Metal Brothers and Sisters, we are very excited to see you at our upcoming shows in South America and the West Coast of the U.S.! It is also a privilege to be asked to be a part of Psycho Las Vegas, which is one of the most important metal festivals in North America right now. Look forward to seeing you all. The Heretics are coming… non serviam!”
ROTTING CHRIST Latin America Dates:
05/30: Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Teatro Odisseia
05/31: Sao Paolo, BR @ The House
06/01: Joinville, BR @ Armageddon Fest
06/02: Asuncion, PY @ Absdoluto Rock
06/05: Santiago, CL @ Blondie
06/07: Quito, EC @ La Ideal
06/08: Manizales, CO @ Hateworks Festival
06/09: Bogota, CO @ Ace of Spades
06/13: Mexico City, MX @ Sala
06/14: Leon, MX @ Maybach Concert Hall
06/15: Guadalajara, MX @ Cafe Iguana
ROTTING CHRIST U.S. Dates:
08/18: Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas [EVENT LINK // TICKETS]
08/19: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
08/20: Los Angelas, LA @ Catch One @ Union
ROTTING CHRIST will be playing in support of their freshly released record ‘The Heretics,’ which is streaming via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel here. The album was met with much critical acclaim, already contending for one of the best albums of 2019. Here is what the press has to say:
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!
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As you can see by the rundown there aren’t too many of the North American dates and that’s a shame because I haven’t caught the band since quite a few years ago. I think the last time that I saw them was at the now shuttered B.B. King Blues Club (nods in respect). Let’s hope that all who can make a show manage to get themselves to one because it’s a band that you need to see on the live stage. When bands like this one come around, its very important to have the Metal Legions come out and rally because you never know when or if they will be coming back the next time around. That’s all I have to add to the mix, so what do you people think about this one? Will you be able to check them out? Have you done so before? Chime in down below.
Official Website: https://www.rotting-christ.com/en