Greek metal band ROTTING CHRIST will headline Heavy Magazine’s 2nd Anniversary show, HeavyFest, in Sydney and Melbourne, with the addition of a headlining show in Brisbane. Touring nationally with Rotting Christ are Sydney’s extreme music terrorists THE AMENTA and Melbourne’s blackened horde TERRA AUSTRALIS.
With an illustrious career spanning over 25 years and hailed as one of the most forward thinking bands in extreme music, Rotting Christ will anoint Aussie shores for their first ever headlining tour of Australia in January 2014.
Formed in 1987, Rotting Christ have never compromised or conformed; they have always been true to themselves and their musical vision. Rotting Christ’s early work helped lay the foundations for what we know today as Black Metal with the release of their essential 1993’s debut, Thy Mighty Contract. Rotting Christ have since evolved into one of the leaders of modern dark and extreme music, creating a sound that is truly their own. Their albums have reached cult like status around the globe - classics such as A Dead Poem (1997), Genesis (2002) and Theogonia (2007) have earned the band praise, accolade and a huge, devoted fanbase. Their 11th studio album, Kata ton Daimona Eaytoy (2013) - which roughly translates to True To Your Own Spirit - has been hailed as a new standard in extreme music by fans and media alike. Rotting Christ encompass being true to your own spirit; continually progressing musically and philosophically, never compromising and wholly dedicating themselves to their darkened art.
To celebrate the tour – as well as Heavy Magazine's 2nd Birthday – special early bird tickets will be available for the low price of $39 (plus booking fee) – for all of September (from Oct 1st full price). The full HeavyFest lineup will be announced November 1st.
Catch Rotting Christ live down under:
16 - Brisbane - Crowbar
17 - Sydney - The HiFi - Heavyfest
18 - Melbourne - The HiFi - Heavyfest