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Rotting Christ

One of Greece's most well-known and respected metal bands, Rotting Christ played a primitive, raw, black/death metal mixture early in their career, gaining some critical acclaim in particular with Thy Mighty Contract, but then decided to shift toward a slower, gloomier dark metal style starting with Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers. Harsh, raspy vocals blend with heavy, bleak guitars, lending a dark, grim mood to the proceedings. Sleep Of The Angels brightens the mood just a bid, opting for a more standard goth metal atmosphere, while the more recent Khronos is harsher, reminding some of the early days while retaining the pace of the later material. Not the easiest of listens, as the dirge occasionally gets to be just a bit much, but the band have matured greatly and the last three albums in particular are professional and worth a listen.

Current Members

Sakis Tolis

guitars/vocals (Thou Art Lord)

Themis Tolis

drums (ex-Thou Art Lord)

Former Members/Guests

Kostas Vassilakopoulos

guitars

Giorgos Bokos

guitars

George Emmanuel

guitars

Mutilator (Jim Patsouris)

bass

Andreas Lagios

bass

Vagelis Karzis

bass

Magus Daoloth (George Zaharopoulos)

keyboards/backing vocals (Necromantia, Principality Of Hell, ex-Septicflesh, Thou Art Lord)

Panayiotis

keyboards

Georgios Tolias

keyboards



Discography



Passage To Arcturo  EP
1989 Unisound
  1. Intro. Ach Golgotha
  2. Old Coffin Spirit
  3. Forest of N'Gai
  4. The Mystical Meeting
  5. Gloria De Domino Inferni
  6. Inside The Eye Of Algond
  • Sakis Tolis
  • Mutilator
  • Themis Tolis



Thy Mighty Contract  
1992 Osmose
  1. The Sign Of Evil Existence
  2. Transform All Sufferings Into Plagues
  3. Fgmenth, Thy Gift
  4. His Sleeping Majesty
  5. Exiled Archangels
  6. Dive The Deepest Abyss
  7. The Coronation Of The Serpent
  8. The 4th Knight Of Revelation (Part I,II)
  • Sakis Tolis
  • Mutilator
  • Magus Daoloth
  • Themis Tolis



Non Serviam  
1994 Unisound
  1. The Fifth Illusion
  2. Wolfera The Jackal
  3. Non Serviam
  4. Morallity Of A Dark Age
  5. Where Mortals Have No Pride
  6. Fethroesforia (Instrumental)
  7. Mephesis Of Black Crystal
  8. Ice Shaped God
  9. Saturn Unlock Avey's Son
  • Sakis Tolis
  • Mutilator
  • Magus Daoloth
  • Themis Tolis



Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers  
1996 Century Media
  1. King Of A Stellar War
  2. A Dynasty From The Ice
  3. Archon
  4. Snowing Still
  5. Shadows Follow
  6. One With The Forest
  7. Diastric Alchemy
  8. The Opposite Bank
  9. The First Field Of The Battle
  • Sakis Tolis
  • Mutilator
  • Themis Tolis
1996 Readers' Album #56




A Dead Poem  
1997 Century Media
  1. Sorrowfull Farewell
  2. Among Two Storms
  3. A Dead Poem
  4. Out Of Spirits
  5. As If By Magic
  6. Full Colour Is The Night
  7. Semigod
  8. Ten Miles High
  9. Between Times
  10. Ira Incensus
  • Sakis Tolis
  • Kostas Vassilakopoulos
  • Andreas Lagios
  • Panayiotis
  • Themis Tolis
1997 Readers' Album #69




Sleep Of The Angels  
1999 Century Media
  1. Cold Colours
  2. After Dark I feel
  3. Victoriatus
  4. Der Perfecte Traum
  5. You My Flesh
  6. The Word Made End
  7. Sleep The Sleep Of The Angels
  8. Delusions
  9. Imaginary Zone
  10. Thine Is The Kingdom
  • Sakis Tolis
  • Kostas Vassilakopoulos
  • Andreas Lagios
  • Georgios Tolias
  • Themis Tolis
1999 Readers' Album #73




Khronos  
2000 Century Media
  1. Thou Art Blind
  2. If It Ends Tomorrow
  3. My Sacred Path
  4. Aeternatus
  5. Art Of Sin
  6. Lucifer Over London
  7. Law Of The Serpent
  8. You Are I
  9. Khronos
  10. Fateless
  11. Time Stand Still
  12. Glory Of Sadness
  • Sakis Tolis
  • Kostas Vassilakopoulos
  • Andreas Lagios
  • Georgios Tolias
  • Themis Tolis



Genesis  
2002 Century Media
  1. Deamons
  2. Lex Talionis
  3. Quintessence
  4. Nightmare
  5. In Domine Sathana
  6. Release Me
  7. The Call Of The Aethyrs
  8. Dying
  9. Ad Noctis
  10. Under The Name Of The Legion
  • Sakis Tolis
  • Kostas Vassilakopoulos
  • Andreas Lagios
  • Georgios Tolias
  • Themis Tolis



In Domine Sathana  VIDEO
2003 Century Media



Sanctus Diavolos  
2004 Century Media
  1. Visions Of A Blind Order
  2. Thy Wings Thy Horns Thy Sin
  3. Athanatoi Este
  4. Tyrannical
  5. You My Cross
  6. Sanctimonius
  7. Serve In Heaven
  8. Shades Of Evil
  9. Doctrine
  10. Sanctus Diavolos
  • Sakis Tolis
  • Andreas Lagios
  • Themis Tolis
2004 Readers' Album #83




Theogonia  
2007 Season Of Mist
  1. The Sign of Prime Creation
  2. Keravnos Kivernitos
  3. Nemecic
  4. Enuma Elish
  5. Phobos’ Synagogue
  6. Gaia Tellus
  7. Rege Diabolicus
  8. He, the Aethyr
  9. Helios Hyperion
  10. Threnody
  • Sakis Tolis
  • Giorgos Bokos
  • Andreas Lagios
  • Themis Tolis
2007 Readers' Album #50




Non Serviam - A 20 Year Apocyphal Story  VIDEO
2009



Aealo  
2010 Season Of Mist
  1. Aealo
  2. Eon Aenaos
  3. Demonon Vrosis
  4. Noctis Era
  5. dub-sag-ta-ke
  6. Fire Death And Fear
  7. Nekron lahes...
  8. ...Pir Threontai
  9. Thou Art Lord
  10. Santa Muerte
  11. Orders From The Dead
  • Sakis Tolis
  • Giorgos Bokos
  • Andreas Lagios
  • Themis Tolis
2010 Readers' Album #66




Do What Thou Wilt  
2013 Season Of Mist
  1. In Yumen - Xibalba
  2. P'unchaw Kachun - Tuta Kachun
  3. Grandis Spiritus Diavolos
  4. Kataton Demona Eaftou
  5. Cine Iubeste Si Lasa
  6. Iwa Woodoo
  7. Gilgames
  8. Rusalka
  9. Ahura Mazda Anra Mainiuu
  10. 666
2013 Readers' Album #56




25 Years: The Path Of Evil Existence  COMPILATION
2014 Metal Hammer
  1. In Yumen Xibalba
  2. dub-sag-ta-ke
  3. He, the Aethyr
  4. Serve in Heaven
  5. Dying
  6. Thou Art Blind
  7. Delusions
  8. As if by Magic
  9. Shadows Follow
  10. Ice Shaped God
  11. The Sign of Evil Existence
  12. Vision of the Dead Lovers
  13. The Forest of N'Gai
  14. Feast of the Grand Whore
  15. Astral Embodiment
  16. Athanati Este (Live)



Lucifer Over Athens  LIVE
2015 Season Of Mist
  1. 6 6 6
  2. Dub-Sag-Ta-Ke
  3. Athanatoi Este
  4. Kata Ton Demona Eaftou
  5. Nemecic
  6. After Dark I Feel
  7. Sorrowfull Farewell
  8. Among Two Storms
  9. Gloria De Domino Inferni
  10. Feast Of The Grand Whore
  11. The Nereid Of Esgalduin
  12. Forest Of N'Gai
  13. The Sign Of Evil Existence
  14. Transform All Sufferings Into Plagues
  15. Fgmenth, Thy Gift
  16. Societas Satanas
  17. Demonon Vrosis
  18. Quintessence
  19. The Call Of The Aethyrs
  20. In Yumen - Xibalba
  21. Grandis Spiritus Diavolos
  22. Welcome To Hel
  23. King Of A Stellar War
  24. Archon
  25. Exiled Archangels
  26. Dive The Deepest Abyss
  27. The Fourth Knight Of Revelation
  28. The Sign Of Prime Creation
  29. Non Serviam
  30. Enuma Elish
  31. Noctis Era
  • Sakis Tolis
  • George Emmanuel
  • Vagelis Karzis
  • Themis Tolis



Rituals  
2015
  1. In Nomine Dei Nostri
  2. Ze Nigmar
  3. Elthe Kyrie
  4. Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal)
  5. Apage Satana
  6. Tou Thanatou
  7. For A Voice Like Thunder
  8. Konx Om Pax
  9. Devadevam
  10. The Four Horsemen
  11. Lok'tar Ogar (bonus track)
  • Sakis Tolis
  • George Emmanuel
  • Vagelis Karzis
  • Themis Tolis



Their Greatest Spells: 30 Years Of Rotting Christ  COMPILATION
2018 Season Of Mist
  1. The Sign of Prime Creation
  2. Athanati Este
  3. Non Serviam
  4. King of a Stellar War
  5. Nemecic
  6. Grandis Spiritus Diavolos
  7. Art of Sin
  8. Dying
  9. Archon
  10. Serve in Heaven
  11. Astral Embodiment
  12. After Dark I Feel
  13. Sorrowfull Farewell
  14. In Yumen-Xibalba
  15. Elthe Kyrie
  16. Cold Colours
  17. The Sign of Evil Existence
  18. Fgmenth, Thy Gift
  19. Ze Nigmar
  20. Phobo’s Synagogue
  21. Demonon Vrosis
  22. …Pir Threontai
  23. Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy
  24. Among Two Storms
  25. Semigod
  26. Welcome to Hel
  27. A Dynasty from the Ice
  28. Shadows Follow
  29. Forest of N’gai
  30. Feast of the Grand Whore
  31. Exiled Archangels
  32. Saturn Unlock Avey’s Son
  33. I Will Not Serve



The Heretics  
2019 Season Of Mist
  1. In the Name of God
  2. Vetry zlye (????? ????)
  3. Heaven and Hell and Fire
  4. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  5. Dies Irae
  6. I Believe (??ste??)
  7. Fire God and Fear
  8. The Voice of the Universe
  9. The New Messiah
  10. The Raven
  11. Sons of Hell
  • Sakis Tolis
  • Themis Tolis




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