ROTTING CHRIST Release New Song, “Vetry Zlye”

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Release New Song, “Vetry Zlye”
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The Greek metal veterans of ROTTING CHRIST have shared another brand new track from their upcoming record, ‘The Heretics.’ The Russian themed track, “Ветры злые (Vetry Zlye),” featuring Irina Zybina (GRAI), is now streaming via Satanath AT THIS LOCATION! (English text is at the bottom of the site page).

‘The Heretics’ is slated for release on February 15 via Season of Mist and can be pre-ordered in various formats HERE.

Front man Sakis Tolis comments on behalf of the band: “Dear fellows, I am in the pleasant position to present to you another new song I wrote for Rotting Christ; ‘Ветры злые’ (Vetry Zlye),’ a song that was influenced by paganism and specifically from the Slavic pagan religions through the history of time and exalts the power of mother nature. I Hope you will enjoy the (probably) most melodic song from our upcoming album ‘The Heretics,’ which is accompanied by the beautiful voice of Irina Zybina.”

ROTTING CHRIST are available for interviews via skype and email. Please get in touch with Katy Irizarry at Katy@season-of-mist.com. Additional assets, such as hi-rez photos, can be found HERE.

ROTTING CHRIST have previously revealed the album artwork, created by Maximos Manolis, and album details of ‘The Heretics.’ All info can be found below.
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Track-list:
1. In The Name of God (04:14)
2. Vetry Zlye (Ветры злые) (03:13)
3. Heaven and Hell and Fire (04:52)
4. Hallowed Be Thy Name (05:06)
5. Dies Irae (03:46)
6. I Believe (ΠΙΣΤΕΥΩ) (03:42)
7. Fire God And Fear (04:50)
8. The Voice of the Universe (05:23)
9. The New Messiah (03:07)
10. The Raven (05:23)
Total: 43:36
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!

The record is dark, heavy, mystical, memorable and fucking awesome all the way through.” – Decibel Magazine

““What’s most intriguing about The Heretics isn’t the excellent compositions (and fuck, are they excellent), it’s the subject matter. For this, their twelfth record, ROTTING CHRIST honcho Sakis Tolis has decided to pen irreverent arias in honor of some of the Western world’s most influential Freethinkers.” – Sonic Perspectives

For more on ROTTING CHRIST, visit their OFFICIAL WEBPAGE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, and INSTAGRAM.

Studio: Pentagram Studios (Athens, GR)
Producer: Sakis Tolis
Sound Engineer: George Emmanouil
Mix/studio: Jens Borgen, Fascination Street Studios (SE)

Guest Musicians:
Irina Zybina (GRAI): Vocals on ‘Vetry Zlye’
Dayal Patterson: Intoning on ‘Fire God and Fear’
Ashmedi  (MELECHESH): Vocals on ‘The Voice of the Universe’
Stratis Steele: Intoning on ‘The Raven’

Line-up
Sakis Tolis: vocals, guitar
Themis Tolis: drums
Vangelis Karzis: bass
George Emmanuel: guitar

ROTTING CHRIST Festival Dates:
04/27: Stockholm (SE) @ Stockholm Slaughter 2019
05/11: Vienna (AT) @ Vienna Metal Meeting
08/07: Fortress Josefov (CZ) @ Brutal Assault (Exact date TBA)
08/08: Caton Hall (UK) @ Bloodstock Open Air 2019 (Exact date TBA)
08/10: Kortrijk (BE) @ Alcatraz Festival 2019 (Exact date TBA)

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