Greek metal titans ROTTING CHRIST are now releasing a surprise digital compilation featuring previously unreleased tracks! ‘The Apocryphal Spells’ Vol I and II are out now on all digital streaming platforms. Listen to Vol I HERE and Vol II HERE. The compilation will be released as a physical edition in 2023!
‘The Apocryphal Spells’ Vol I:
1. Astral Embodiment (05:28)
2. Moonlight (04:16)
3. Phobia (05:40)
4. Tormentor (cover) (02:33)
5. Flag of Hate / Pleasure to Kill (cover) (04:09)
‘The Apocryphal Spells’ Vol II:
1. Spiritus Sancti (04:50)
2. I am the Moonchild (02:40)
3. Noctis Era – remixed (04:50)
4. I Will Not Serve (03:55)
5. Black Sabbath (06:01)
In addition, the band has recently announced a massive North American headliner with support from label-mates CARACH ANGREN and GAEREA as well as Eisenwald artist UADA! The “Under Our Black Cult” trek will kick off on February 16 in Houston, TX and will lay waste to the nation until the final curtain draws on March 14 in Orlando, FL! The full itinerary and ticket links can be found below!
Prior to the tour, ROTTING CHRIST will be performing two pummeling sets on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, including a very special anniversary set for their seminal album, ‘Thy Mighty Contract.’ The ship sets sail from Miami on January 30 and will return to port on February 3!
ROTTING CHRIST is supporting their critically-acclaimed record, ‘The Heretics,’ which was released in early 2019 and can be ordered, downloaded, and streamed HERE.
ROTTING CHRIST (Under Our Black Cult Tour w/ CARACH ANGREN, UADA, and GAEREA):
02/16: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live (Studio) [TICKETS]
02/17: Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live [TICKETS]
02/18: Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live [TICKETS]
02/19: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill [TICKETS]
02/20: Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater [TICKETS]
02/21: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick [TICKETS]
02/22: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 [TICKETS]
02/23: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge [TICKETS]
02/24: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom [TICKETS]
02/25: Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theater [TICKETS]
02/27: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall [TICKETS]
02/28: Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater [TICKETS]
03/01: Kansas City, MO @ BLVD Nights [TICKETS]
03/02: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater [TICKETS]
03/03: Chicago, IL @ Reggies [TICKETS]
03/04: Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary [TICKETS]
03/05: Toronto, ON @ Lees Palace [TICKETS]
03/07: Montreal, QC @ Studio TD [TICKETS]
03/08: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Bell [TICKETS]
03/09: Boston, MA @ Middle-East Downstairs [TICKETS]
03/10: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater [TICKETS]
03/11: Philadelphia, PA @ Warehouse on Watts [TICKETS]
03/12: Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819 [TICKETS]
03/13: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell) [TICKETS]
03/14: Orlando, FL @ The Haven [TICKETS]
In 2020, brothers Sakis and Themmis Tolis were bestowed the immortal honor of having a newly discovered fossil species named after them! Two researchers from the Natural History Museum in Luxembourg, Dr. Ben Thuy and and Dr. Lea Numberger, recently found a new brittle-star species and decided to name it “Brezinacantha Tolis” in honor of the Tolis brothers. More info on the discovery and its etymology can be found HERE.
ROTTING CHRIST previously revealed a coveted collaboration with the creators of the PS4 game “Mortal Shell,” which featured the band’s epic track “Χ Ξ Σ (666)” in the official trailer! The game was released worldwide in August of 2020. The trailer can be seen at THIS LOCATION.
It’s not ROTTING CHRIST‘s first encounter with the gaming industry. The band was discovered on a poster in the game ‘The Last of Us Part 2’ along with label mates HORRENDOUS!