Greek metal masters ROTTING CHRIST are streaming a new video for “Ἄπαγε Σατανά” (“Apage Satana”), a track taken from their latest acclaimed full-length, ‘Rituals’. The video, directed by Jon Simvonis (Magnum Production Studios, previously seen in ROTTING CHRIST’s “Χ Ξ Σ” (“666”) video), is streaming now at No Clean Singing.
Regarding the video, ROTTING CHRIST mastermind Sakis Tolis comments:
“Dear friends, following a string of lyric videos specifically designed to illustrate tracks taken from ‘Rituals’, we are now presenting you the first official clip for our latest album. We chose to work again with the amazing Jon Simvonis, who already directed our video for the song ‘Χ Ξ Σ’ (‘666’). The concept for this new video is based on the ritual of exorcism and connected to the idea of a soul’s transition to the other side. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy the journey to the other bank of the river with ‘Apage Satana’!”
“Apage Satana” comes off the band’s new album, ‘Rituals’. The band, regarded as “one of the best guitar-riff-writing bands out there to date” (No Clean Singing), is streaming ‘Rituals’ in full here.. The band’s twelfth studio album, ‘Rituals’ is regarded as “singular and unique a contribution to the development of metal as anything on the table.” (Kevin Stewart Panko, Metal Injection) and is available across multiple formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop. ROTTING CHRIST previously landed the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #14 for the release ‘Rituals’. The artwork and track list for ‘Rituals’ can be found below.
1. In Nomine Dei Nostri
2. Ze Nigmar
3. Elthe Kyrie
4. Apage Satana
5. Les Litanies De Satan (Fleurs du mal)
6. For A Voice Like Thunder
7. Komx Om Pax
9. Thou Thanatou
10. The Four Horsemen
ROTTING CHRIST previously announced a new North American tour. The tour begins on Sept. 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, sees the band joining MARDUK and Season of Mist label mates CARACH ANGREN, and NECRONOMICON. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
For almost 30 years, ROTTING CHRIST have blazed a trail for the black metal genre to follow. From their primitive early material through to 2012’s epic ‘Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy’, their pioneering spirit has been a flame of inspiration in an increasingly reductive genre. Now the renowned band return with new album ‘Rituals’, a diverse collection of new songs influenced by rites and myths from all around the globe. ‘Rituals’ highlights their unique power and magic, and is the darkest and most personal-sounding ROTTING CHRIST album to date. As ‘Rituals’ illustrates, there is a reason that ROTTING CHRIST are an international heavy metal institution.
Updated ROTTING CHRIST news and tour information will be made available through the Season of Mist website.
ROTTING CHRIST tour dates:
All dates with MARDUK, CARACH ANGREN, NECRONOMICON
Sept. 2 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Sept. 3 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Sept. 4 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Sept. 5 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Sept. 6 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Sept. 7 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Sept. 8 Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
Sept. 9 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Sept. 10 Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
Sept. 11 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
Sept. 12 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
Sept. 13 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Sept. 14 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Sept. 16 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Sept. 17 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Sept. 18 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
Sept. 19 Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
Sept. 20 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
Sept. 21 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
Sept. 22 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
Sept. 23 El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall
Sept. 24 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Sept. 25 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar