Rotting Christ & Carach Angren Announce 2018 European Co-Headlining Tour

Rotting Christ and Carach Angren have announced a European co-headlining tour. Svart Crown will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

01/26 Essen, GER – Turock
01/27 Utrecht, NET – De Helling
01/28 Hamburg, GER – Kultur Palast
01/29 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
01/30 Berlin, GER – Musick & Frieden
01/31 Katowice, POL – Mega Club
02/01 Praha, CZE – Futurum
02/02 Glauchau, GER – Alte Spinnerei
02/03 Mannheim, GER – MS Connection Complex
02/04 Paris, FRA – Le Petit Bain
02/05 Nantes, FRA – Ferrailleur
02/06 Lyon, FRA – CCO
02/07 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 3
02/08 Gijon, SPA – Acapulco
02/09 Lisbon, POR – RCA Club
02/10 Porto, POR – Hard Club
02/11 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
02/12 Marseille, FRA – Jas Rod
02/13 Brescia, ITA – Circolo Colony
02/14 Munchen, GER – Backstage
02/15 Wien, AUT – Szene
02/16 Wil, SWI – Gare De Lion
02/17 Veghel, NET – Veghel Black Fest
02/18 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob

[via The PRP]

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Rotting Christ Premiere “Apage Satana” Music Video

Rotting Christ have premiered a new video for their song “Apage Satana,” via No Clean Singing. This song is from the band’s latest album, “Rituals,” which is available now.

Sakis Tolis said the following:

“Dear friends, following a string of lyric videos specifically designed to illustrate tracks taken from ‘Rituals‘, we are now presenting you the first official clip for our latest album. We chose to work again with the amazing Jon Simvonis, who already directed our video for the song ‘Χ Ξ Σ‘ (‘666‘).. The concept for this new video is based on the ritual of exorcism and connected to the idea of a soul’s transition to the other side. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy the journey to the other bank of the river with ‘Apage Satana’!”

Rotting Christ To Play South African Shows Under Different Name Due To Religious Protests

Rotting Christ will have to perform their July South African shows under a different name. This is due to religious protestors that have been targeting bands like them, Behemoth, and more.

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The band said the following on Facebook:

The religious voices that want to supress the artistic minds freedom and remove any “voice” that is different to their own will not dominate, they will not find auspicious ground against a band who lives in the frontlines of the NON SERVIAM battlefield.

So we definitely will do our scheduled shows in South Africa this summer (under the name Χ Ξ Σ due to legal issues) and we promise a hell of a show to our African Metal brothers.

See you in the battlefield!

Promoter Shaughn Pieterse also had the following to say to Metal Hammer:

“What we’re going through is what the metal scene dealt with in the late 80s and early 90s, with religious folks challenging them and trying to stop the shows because they disagreed with the opinions and messages of the bands.

It started early last year with Witchfest 2015. In order to host an event you’ve got to get certain certificates from the council. Every time we made a move to do everything by the book, the councils were getting shot down by so-called Christians and religious protesters.

Every time we had to move venue we lost the deposit and you keep hemorrhaging money. But you have to make the show happen because if you don’t then they’ve won. You have to take quite a knock to show that they can’t stop you.

It’s started again with Behemoth and more so with Rotting Christ. But we even accommodated that and spoke to the band and they will be playing in South Africa under an alternative name so as not to offend people in that sense. Rotting Christ was maybe a little bit too far for some people, it’s really in your face.”