Fan-filmed video footage of Greek extreme metallers ROTTING CHRIST performing on March 27, 2011 at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco can be viewed at Tyronehood.tv. A couple of the clips are available below.
ROTTING CHRIST is currently touring North America with support 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.
ROTTING CHRIST will embark on a European headlining tour later this month. Support on the trek will come from OMNIUM GATHERUM (Finland), DAYLIGHT MISERY (Greece) and DARK END (Italy).