Passage to Arcturo
Rotting Christ was founded in 1987 as a grindcore act. They released a series of demos and splits with local bands during their rehearsal era. During this period, the group gradually altered their sound with influence from proto-black metal bands like Celtic Frost and Venom, and in the process became one of the inaugurators of black metal. Passage to Arcturo is the first EP by Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ, released in 1991. It was originally an MLP-pressing only: first edition in gatefold cover; second edition with normal cover. The EP was re-released in February 2011 with "The Old Coffin Spirit (Live)", "The Mystical Meeting (Live)" and "The Forest of N'Gai (Live)" as bonus tracks on MCD.
Triarchy of the Lost Lovers
Triarchy of the Lost Lovers is the third full-length album by Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ. This album was released in April 1996 on Century Media and was the first album to showcase a steady addition of gothic metal influence to their overall sound.
Following Sleep of the Angels, this record continues to show the band's experimentation with doom and gothic metal musical elements, but also a return to their more extreme earlier years as well. Some traces of industrial music can also be heard, particularly in the band's cover of Current 93's "Lucifer Over London", but also on other tracks as "Glory of Sadness"
Theogonia (Greek for "Theogony") is the ninth full-length album by Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ. It is their first release through Season of Mist, and the first to feature guitarist Giorgos Bokos (Nightfall) in the line-up. The album includes a special edition DVD with 2005–2006 tour footage of the band in Italy, Russia, and Brazil; a "making of" documentary; and a music video for the song "Keravnos Kivernitos". A music video was also made for the song "Enuma Elish". In 2007, Theogonia won the Metal Storm award for Best Black Metal Album.
Rituals is the twelfth full-length album by Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ. It was released on 12 February 2016, via Season of Mist. The album debuted at number 14 on the Billboard heatseekers album chart and at number 10 on Ifpi Greek charts. All tracks are written by Sakis Tolis, except for "The Four Horsemen" by Aphrodite's Child and "Του θάνατου (Tou Thanatou)" by Nikos Xilouris; the lyrics for "For a Voice Like Thunder" have been taken from a dramatic piece, "King Edward the Fourth", by William Blake. The lyric of "Les Litanies de Satan" is taken directly from Les Fleurs du mal by Charles Baudelaire.
Thy Mighty Contract
Thy Mighty Contract is the first full-length album by Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ, released in late 1993 on Osmose Productions.
It was re-released by Century Black in January 1998 with two bonus tracks originally released on the Apokathelosis EP and different artwork.
A Dead Poem
A Dead Poem is the fourth full-length album by Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ. The band slowed down their tempos significantly and added occasional usage of acoustic guitars and regional music, making this particular record one of their more mainstream of releases, and the farthest removed from black metal music styles.
Moonspell's Fernando Ribeiro contributed backing vocals to the track "Among Two Storms". It was produced at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany by Xy, programmer/percussionist for Samael, who also contributed keyboards to some tracks.
The release showed some return to the group's more aggressive early days as a black metal band, featuring fast, percussive tempos and raw vocals, as well as some gothic and doom elements from middle releases. It was produced by Andy Classen in Germany at the Stage-One-Studio, also used by Krisiun, Belphegor and Callenish Circle.
Aealo is the tenth full-length album by Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ. It was released on 15 February 2010 via Season of Mist. Vocalist Sakis Tolis stated that "AEALO is the transcription of the Ancient Greek word 'ΕΑΛΩ' into the Latin alphabet. It means thrashing, catastrophe or destruction, and reflects the musical and lyrical content of the album"
The Heretics is the thirteenth full-length album by Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ. It was released on 15 February 2019 via Season of Mist.
Non Serviam is the second full-length album by Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ, released in 1994. In Latin, Non serviam translates to "I will not serve", and Biblically refers to Satan's refusal to serve God. It also has some different connotations in secular literary works.Frontman Sakis Tolis has t he words tattooed on his stomach. After 12 years of discontinued print, the album was re-released by The End Records in 2006.Contrary to popular belief drum programming was used on this album, the drums were actually recorded live using an electronic drum kit.
Sleep of the Angels
Sleep of the Angels is the fifth full-length album by Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ. Like previous releases A Dead Poem and Triarchy of the Lost Lovers, the band refined their direction to a slower style with more emphasis on atmosphere and melodicism than brutality. Despite mixed critical consensus of the album, it would be supported during the band's first-ever tour in the United States.
It is also the first release after the departure of long-time guitarist Kostas and keyboardist George. The album features a guest appearance by Gus G. (Dream Evil, Firewind) on guitar, a live choir, and mainman Sakis Tolis handling synthesizers.
It was recorded at SCA studios in Greece and mixed by Fredrik Nordström (Studio Fredman) in Sweden.
Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού
Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού (transliterated: Katá ton Daímona Eautoú) is the eleventh full-length album by Greek extreme metal band Rotting Christ. The album title represents in Greek the well-known Aleister Crowley saying "Do what thou wilt" The album incorporates diverse instrumentation, including bagpipes and horns, and delves into Incan, Persian, Babylonian, Mayan, Romanian, Slavic, and Greek mythology. Rotting Christ frontman Sakis Tolis considered the album "a journey into the knowledge of ancient civilizations and into the occultism that is rising from the dark side of each one of them". However, Tolis said: "A deep dig into the occult knowledge of the past led me to create this album. I have no special message. I was tired of them. I just want you to make your escape from everyday life and trip with me into the past"