Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST will embark on their first-ever Australian tour in December/January.
"We are really honored to finally have the chance to celebrate New Year's Eve together with our Australian metal brothers on the roster of Screamfest, one of the country's biggest metal festivals, on the 31st of December 2009 followed by another two shows," the band says in a statement."
Dec. 31 - Screamfest - Sydney, AUS
Jan. 04 - Billboard - Melbourne, AUS
Jan. 05 - The Hi-Fi - Brisbane, AUS
ROTTING CHRIST recently entered Lunatach Studios in Katerini, Greece to begin recording their new album for a February 2010 release. The group, which spent more than a year writing material for the follow-up to 2007's "Theogonia", is promising that the new CD will "have the heavy soulful load to move the band a step forward from their previous output," according to a posting on the ROTTING CHRIST MySpace page. "The well-established style and melodies of the band as well as the so many artistically surprises that always exist with each band's release guarantee their fans a soulful trip."
Exclusive photos from the recording sessions can be found at MetalPaths.com (pictures by Karagiannidis Panagiotis).
ROTTING CHRIST released its long-awaited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, "Non Serviam - A 20 Year Apocryphal Story", in Europe in February via Season of Mist. The set, which was released in the U.S. in May, features the band's most popular and classic songs, including some rare treats, to celebrate their special 20th anniversary show in their hometown Athens in front of a fanatic audience in December 2007. Completing the package is a bonus DVD filled with extra footage from the "Sanctus Diavolos" and "Theogonia" tours, an interview with frontman Sakis Tolis telling the story of the band, bootlegs live videos, promotional clips and much more. Last but not least, these five hours of video are backed by two audio CDs taking up 25 tracks from the Athens show plus seven exclusive tracks recorded live in February 2007 at B-Live in Larisa, Greece.