ROTTING CHRIST Debut Music Video For New Song "La Lettera Del Diavolo"

June 10, 2024, a month ago

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ROTTING CHRIST Debut Music Video For New Song "La Lettera Del Diavolo"

Rotting Christ have released a video for "La Lettera Del Diavolo", a song from the band's new album, Pro Xristou, out now. The clip can be viewed below. The song is based on a real story about a coded letter written by a 17th-century Italian nun, who claimed it had been dictated to her by the Devil.

Rotting Christ have stood the test of time. While their name has caused plenty of gatekeepers to clutch their pearls, Sakis Tolis and has brother Themis have risen from Greece's blackened catacombs to one of metal's most formidable bands.

This year, Rotting Christ are celebrating 35 years of evil excellence with their 14th album. ΠΡΟ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ (Pro Xristou) is bound to hold a revered place in the band's heretical history. Always true to their name, with Pro Xristou ("Before Christ"), the band pay tribute to the last of the Pagan kings by offering up more towering, gothic, melodic black metal.

Now that Rotting Christ are closing in on four decades, some followers might've wondered if there was any sacred ground left for them to conquer. But Pro Xristou is a testament to a band that's still on the rise.     

"This album was inspired by the might of ancient pagan wisdom", says Sakis. "It's a tribute to those who resisted the coming of Christianity, which destroyed all the values, traditions and knowledge of the ancient world".

Tracklisting:

"Pro Xristou (Προ Χριστο?)"
"The Apostate"
"Like Father, Like Son"
"The Sixth Day"
"La Lettera Del Diavolo"
"The Farewell"
"Pix Lax Dax"
"Pretty World, Pretty Dies"
"Yggdrasil"
"Saoirse"
"Primal Resurrection" (Bonus Track)
"All For One" (Bonus Track)

"Pix Lax Dax" video:

"The Farewell" video:

"The Apostate" video:

"Saoirse" video:

"Like Father, Like Son" video:

Rotting Christ invite you to partake in a monumental crusade across Europe. Frontman Sakis comments:  "Dear Metal brothers & sisters, we  can proudly announce that we celebrate our 35 years of existence with the release of our new album Pro Xristou & some special shows on European soils this Autumn. Together with the Scandinavian Pagan Metal  Kings Borknagar and French diabolical horde Seth we promise to perform a hell of a show every night! Thanks for your attention and look forward to seeing you all in the battlefield!"

The Greek forebearers will share stages with Norway's progressive black metal giants Borknagar, whose profound musical narratives have sculpted their undisputed place within the genre. Alongside them, France's Seth will bring their own brand of fervent intensity and atmospheric ferocity to the mix. Together, they stand as a triad set to invigorate and bewitch audiences across the continent.

Borknagar: "We are honoured and incredibly exited to announce our upcoming co-headline tour across the European lands with our brothers in music, and true legends, Rotting Christ! In 2022, during the aftermath of the Corona pandemic, we teamed up for a highly successful tour across the North Americas as a part of the Devastation On The Nation festival tour. Now, armed and ready with the new respective albums, Fall and Pro Xristou, it's time to team up once again for a epic European adventure. This one shall be for the books- powerful, passionate and legendary!"

Seth: "Sharing the stage for a whole month with thy mighty Rotting Christ is thrilling! This will be our third European tour in over 25 years and definitely the biggest journey that we've ever had! We can't think of any better band on Season of Mist roster to promote La France des Maudits!"

Tickets are available here.

Dates:

September
28 - Warsaw, Poland - Proxima
29 - Krakow, Poland - Hyde Park

October
1 - Gdansk, Poland - Drizzly Grizzly
2 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
3 - Heidelberg, Germany - Halle02
4 - Ostwald, France - Le Point d'Eau
5 - Seyssinet Pariset, France -  l'ilyade
6 - Torino, Italy - Audiodrome Live Club
7 - Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv
8 - Nuremburg, Germany - Hirsch
9 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli Pandora
10 - Bochum, Germaany - Matrix
11 - Wasquehal, France - The Black Lab
12 - Limoges, France - CCM John Lennon
13 - Montpellier, France - @ Rockstore
15 - Villava, Spain - Totem
16 - Ponferrada, Spain - La Vaca
17 - Porto, Portugal - Hard Club
18 - Lisbon, Portugal - Under the Doom Festival
19 - Madrid, Spain - Changó
20 - Seville, Spain - Custom
22 - Murcia, Spain - Gamma
23 - L’Hospitalet, Spain - Salamandra
24 - Toulouse, France - La Cabane
25 - La Mézière, France - Samain Fest (Salle Cassiopée)
26 - Sint Niklaas, Belgium - De Casino
27 - Maastricht, Netherlands - Samhain Festival *without Seth

(Photo - Chantik Photography)



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