Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST will embark on the "Lucifer Over America Tour 2008" in February/March. Support on the trek will come from IMMOLATION, BELPHEGOR and AVERSE SEFIRA. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Feb. 04 - Charlote, NC @ NC Tremont Music Hall
Feb. 05 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Feb. 06 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Feb. 07 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
Feb. 08 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Feb. 09 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
Feb. 10 - New York City, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club @ Grill
Feb. 11 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Feb. 12 - Detroit, MI @ I-Rock
Feb. 14 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
Feb. 15 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
Feb. 16 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Feb. 19 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb. 20 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Feb. 21 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
Feb. 22 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Feb. 23 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
Feb. 24 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
Feb. 25 - Mexicali, MEX @ El Jardin del SIlencio Extreme
Feb. 26 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
Feb. 28 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
Feb. 29 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Mar. 01 - Mc Allen, TX @ Cine El Rey
Mar. 02 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
A few more shows will be added.
The Internet pre-sale via EnterTheVault.com starts on August 2 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time and runs exclusively until September 1, at which point the tour will be on sale through normal ticketing systems.
As previously reported, ROTTING CHRIST's video for the song "Enuma Elish" has been posted on YouTube. The track comes off the Greek extreme metallers' latest album, "Theogonia", which came out in January via Season of Mist.
Video footage of ROTTING CHRIST performing in Bucharest, Romania on April 11, 2007 has been posted online at Metalhead.ro. A 10-minute video interview with ROTTING CHRIST can be viewed at this location. Metalhead.ro has also uploaded a gallery more than 200 photos from ROTTING CHRIST's concert in Bucharest. Check it out at this location.
ROTTING CHRIST mainman Sakis Tolis recently told MetalZone.gr that the group's previously announced live album — which was recorded more than a year ago — will finally see the light of day before the end of 2007. The pioneers of the Greek metal scene put on two special two-hour shows featuring songs covering their entire catalog. These live concerts were held on February 3-4, 2006 at Blive Music House in Larissa, Greece and were the only shows to be recorded for the upcoming CD. The gigs marked the band's 18 years in the metal scene and fans from around the world were in attendance. The band also played a very special concert consisting exclusively of material from their first three albums — "Passage To Arcturo" (1989), "Thy Mighty Contract" (1992) and "Non Serviam" (1994) — on January 14, 2006 at An Club in Athens, Greece.