Rotting Christ is one of those bands who knows no boundaries when it comes to make music and for almost 30 years, they have been releasing interesting albums non-stop and after their 2013 Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy the band is ready to unleashed a new album and we have a track to get a taste of it.
Rituals will be the 12th album on the band’s career and is expected to be released through Season Of Mist on February 12th. Frontman Sakis Tolis comments on the new record:
“Dear friends, we now present the first creation of our forthcoming album ‘Rituals‘ to you. It is not an easy task to pick only one song to represent a whole album as diverse as this, but as this has to suffice for the time being, the choice fell on “Elthe Kyrie“. “Elthe Kyrie” translates as ‘Come Lord’ and was influenced by the tragic ancient Greek poet Euripides and more specifically his creation ‘Bakxais’. This pure bacchanalian play refers to the coming of the new god.
The ritualistic atmosphere of this historical theater-drama influenced us lyrically as well as musically, and resulted in this song. There only remains one thing, which is us taking you on a mystical journey into ancient Greek bacchanalian occultism. The female guest vocals are courtesy of the fabulous Danai Katsameni, an actress of the National Hellenic Theater.”
The song he’s talking about “Elthe Kyrie” is the single you can find below and it sounds excellent, in the same fashion of the past releases of the band. The track listing for the album can be found below and you can preorder it right here.
01 – “In Nomine Dei Nostri”
02 – “Ze Nigmar”
03 – “Elthe Kyrie”
04 – “Apage Satana”
05 – “Les Litanies De Satan (Fleurs du mal)”
06 – “For A Voice Like Thunder”
07 – “Komx Om Pax”
08 – “Devadevam”
09 – “Thou Thanatou”
10 – “The Four Horsemen”