ROTTING CHRIST Resurrects the Ancient Spirits on New Song ‘Primal Ressurection’ from “Pro Xristou”

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Brothers and sisters of the sacred metal conclave, the time has come once more to unite under the blackened banner of Rotting Christ. With hearts ablaze and spirits untamed, Sakis Tollis and his brother Themis proudly present the towering, gothic anthem ‘Primal Resurrection’ off the newly released deluxe edition of “Pro Xtristou”.

For over three decades, Rotting Christ have harnessed the whispers of ancient gods, crafting symphonies that resonate with the soul of the true metal spirit. “Pro Xristou”, which fittingly translates from Greek to “Before Christ”, is a blackened testament, a beacon in the dark that celebrates the enduring legacy of the pagan spirit. It ceremoniously weaves historic levels of atmosphere with the valiant roar and fist-pumping melodies that have made this band the defining pillar of Hellenic black metal.

While Rotting Christ proudly hail from Greece, “Pro Xtrisou” has brought their iconic sound all over the world. The album has climbed all the way to #7 on Billboard’s Hard Music Album chart.

“Pro Xristou” is available in the following formats and can be order HERE (order the deluxe edition of “Pro Xristou” and get ‘Primal Resurrection’ plus an additional bonus track:

  • Digital Download
  • CD Digipak
  • CD Clamshell Box – Deluxe Digipak w/ Gold Foil + 2 Bonus
  • Tracks & Extras
  • 12″ Vinyl Gatefold – Black
  • 12″ Coloured Vinyl Gatefold – Crystal Clear
  • 12″ Coloured Vinyl Gatefold – Crystal Clear, Red & Blue Mixed
  • 12″ Coloured Vinyl Gatefold – Green
  • 12″ Coloured Vinyl Gatefold – Turquoise
  • 12″ Coloured Vinyl Gatefold – Yellow
  • 12″ Coloured Vinyl Gatefold – Blue
  • 12″ Coloured Vinyl Gatefold – silver & Black Marbled
  • Limited Box Set Vinyl – 12″ Gold & Black Marbled w/ Gold Foil + 2 Bonus Tracks & Extras
  • Cassette
“Pro Xristoy” Album Artwork

“Pro Xtrisou” Track-list:

  1. Pro Xristou (Προ Χριστού)
  2. The Apostate
  3. Like Father, Like Son
  4. The Sixth Day
  5. La Lettera Del Diavolo
  6. The Farewell
  7. Pix Lax Dax
  8. Pretty World, Pretty Dies
  9. Yggdrasil
  10. Saoirse
  11. Primal Resurrection (Bonus Track)
  12. All For One (Bonus Track)

In the dimly lit catacombs of extreme metal, one name stands as a monolith: Rotting Christ. Sakis Tholis and his brother Themis started this band together back in 1987. In the three decades since, these Greek titans have left their blackened imprint all over the metal world. They’ve released 13 studio albums and played more than 1,300 concerts around the globe. Underneath all this hard work, Rotting Christ have but one vision – an urge to not only push the boundaries of extreme metal, but to keep reinventing themselves along the way.

“Pro Xristou” (‘Before Christ’ in Greek), serves as a fervent tribute to the last Pagan kings who resisted the onslaught of Christianity, guarding their ancient values and knowledge. In this thematic odyssey, intricately woven through tracks such as ‘The Apostate’ and ‘Ygdrassil’, Rotting Christ delves into the legacies of historical figures such as Flavius Claudius Julianus and Nordic mythological kings, embodying the might of Pagan wisdom in the face of Christian adversity. The album encapsulates the essence of Rotting Christ’s signature style – melodic, yet harsh at times – reinventing themselves yet again, while remaining rooted in their 35-year legacy.

Rotting Christ Line-up:

Sakis Tolis / Guitar, and Vocals
Themis Tolis / Drums
Kostas “Spades” Heliotis / Bass
Kostis Fouk / Guitar

Guest Musicians:

Amdroniki Skoula / Vocals (on ‘La Letra Del Diavolo’)
Nikos Kerkiras / Keyboard
Christina Alexiou / Choir
Maria Tsironi / Choir
Alexandros Loyziotis / Choir
Vasilis Karatzas / Choir

Andrew Liles / Narration (on ‘The Apostate’, ‘Pretty World, Pretty Dies’)
Kim Diaz Holm / Narration (on ‘Ygdrassil’)

Recording Studio: Deva Sounds Studios (Athens, Greece) and producer: Sakis Tolis

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