Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST will embark on a European headlining tour in April. Support on the trek will come from OMNIUM GATHERUM (Finland), DAYLIGHT MISERY (Greece) and DARK END (Italy).
The dates are as follows:
Apr. 28 – Wiatrak – Zabrze, Poland
Apr. 29 – Melodka – Brno, Czech Republic
Apr. 30 – Colloseum – Kosice, Slovakia
May 01 – Club 202 – Colloseum, Hungary
May 02 – Gambrinus – Cluj Napoca, Romania
May 03 – Dublin – Iasi, Romania
May 04 – Silverchurch – Bucharest, Romania
May 05 – Rbf Club – Sofia, Bulgaria
May 06 – Cinemas Sloga – Sarajevo, Bosnia
May 07 – Mmc Slavija – Osijek, Croatia
May 08 – Gala Hala – Ljubljana, Slovenia
May 09 – Escape – Vienna, Austria
May 10 – Kulturfabrik Kufstein – Worgl, Austria
May 11 – Pieffe Factory – Gorizia, Italy
May 12 – Arci Onirica – Parma, Italy
May 13 – Industrie 45 – Zug, Switzerland
May 14 – Rnr Arena – Novara – Italy
May 15 – Init Club – Rome, Italy
ROTTING CHRIST will embark on a North American tour in March/April. Support on the trek will come from MELECHESH, HATE, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS and LECHEROUS NOCTURNE.
“Aealo”, the new album from ROTTING CHRIST, sold around 400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 144 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Aealo” was recorded at Lunatach Studios in Katerini, Greece and features guest appearances by Greek-American vocalist Diamanda Galas and PRIMORDIAL frontman Alan A. Nemtheanga.
According to a press release, “Aealo” delves deeper than ever before into ROTTING CHRIST’s Greek roots. Frontman Sakis Tolis explains: “‘Aealo’ is the transcription of an ancient Greek word into the Latin alphabet. It means thrashing, catastrophe or destruction and reflects the musical and lyrical content of the album.
“The concept of ‘Aealo’ deals with the feelings of a warrior during a battle, therefore the album’s title bears this sense of anger, fear and grief.”
Diamanda Galas makes an appearances on ROTTING CHRIST’s cover version of “Orders from the Dead”, from Galas’ “Defixiones, Will and Testament” album, for which Sakis wrote new music.