Rotting Christ To Livestream Upcoming Houston, TX Show

Rotting Christ have announced that they will be livestreaming their May 16 show at the White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX. Fans can purchase tickets for the stream HERE. As previously reported, the band are currently on tour with Borknagar, Abigail Williams, Ghost Bath, Vale Of Pnath, and Stormruler.

Rotting Christ Premiere New Song “Holy Mountain” Featuring Borknagar’s Lars Nedland

Rotting Christ have joined forces with Borknagar’s Lars “Lazare” Nedland for a new song titled “Holy Mountain.” You can check that out below. The track will be available as part of Decibel Magazine‘s flexi disc series.

Vale Of Pnath Added To Upcoming Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Abigail Williams, Etc. Tour

Vale Of Pnath have been added to this year’s Devastation On The Nation Tour. As previously reported, that trek will also feature: Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Abigail Williams, Ghost Bath, and Stormruler.

Tour Dates:

04/21 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
04/22 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
04/23 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04/24 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
04/26 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
04/27 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater
04/28 Kansas City, MO – BLVD
04/29 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
04/30 Chicago, IL – Reggies
05/01 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
05/03 Toronto, ON – Lees Palace
05/04 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
05/05 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
05/06 Manchester, NH – Jewel
05/07 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
05/07 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar (late night set)
05/08 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
05/10 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
05/11 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
05/12 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
05/13 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
05/14 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
05/16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/17 Fort Worth, TX – Haltom Theater
05/18 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
05/19 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar
05/20 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
05/21 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
05/22 Los Angeles, CA – 1720

Wolfheart Drop Off 2022 Devastation On The Nation Tour, Ghost Bath & Stormruler Added

Wolfheart will no longer be joining Rotting Christ, Borknagar, and Abigail Williams on the 2022 Devastation On The Nation Tour. Ghost Bath, Stormruler, and another to be announced band will be taking their place.

Tour Dates:

04/21 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
04/22 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
04/23 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04/24 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
04/26 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
04/27 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater
04/28 Kansas City, MO – BLVD
04/29 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
04/30 Chicago, IL – Reggies
05/01 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
05/03 Toronto, ON – Lees Palace
05/04 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
05/05 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
05/06 Manchester, NH – Jewel
05/07 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
05/08 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
05/10 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
05/11 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
05/12 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
05/13 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
05/14 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
05/16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/17 Fort Worth, TX – Haltom Theater
05/18 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
05/19 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar
05/20 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
05/21 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
05/22 Los Angeles, CA – 1720

Wolfheart commented:

“We have some unfortunate news to share with you all…

We will not be able to take part in this years Devastation On The Nation Tour.

We did our best to make the rescheduled tour work but unfortunately we were not able to finish our work on the new album on time because of various setbacks that were not in our control. New album is our priority because of set deadlines and plans that cover the next few years. We apologize deeply from our fans but will be forced to cancel our appearance on the Devastation on the Nation Tour. We are extremely disappointed but we will be back in North America supporting our upcoming new album asap!”

Dates Announced For 2022 Devastation On The Nation Tour Featuring Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, & Abigail Williams

The Devastation On The Nation Tour has officially been rescheduled for 2022. The trek will feature Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, and Abigail Williams.

Tour Dates:

04/21 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
04/22 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
04/23 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04/24 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
04/26 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
04/27 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater
04/29 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
04/30 Chicago, IL – Reggies
05/01 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
05/03 Toronto, ON – Lees Palace
05/04 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
05/05 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
05/06 Manchester, NH – Jewel
05/07 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
05/08 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
05/10 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
05/11 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
05/12 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
05/13 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
05/14 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
05/16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/17 Fort Worth, TX – Haltom Theater
05/18 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
05/19 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar
05/20 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
05/21 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
05/22 Los Angeles, CA – 1720

Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Nine Inch Nails, Etc. Set For 2022 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Hellfest Open Air Festival. That event will take place in Clisson, France on June 17-19 and June 23-26.

Here’s the artists set to perform:

June 17:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
The Wildhearts
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
Five Finger Death Punch
Opeth
Mastodon
Shinedown
Leprous
SOEN
Ego Kill Talent
Laura Cox

Warzone:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Cro-Mags
Dog Eat Dog
Rudeboy (plays Urban Dance Squad)
Slapshot
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
High On Fire
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

Altar:

Obituary
Death To All
At The Gates
Grave
Gatecreeper
Cadaver
Enforced
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Temple:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Megadeth
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Knocked Loose
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daises
Galactic Empire
Joyous Wolf

Warzone:

Social Distortion
Anti-Flag
Agnostic Front
Reverend Horton Heat
The Toy Dolls
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley:

Envy
Mono And The Jo Quail Quartet
OM
Pelican
3TEETH
The Picturebooks
Me And That Man
Duel
Point Mort

Altar:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Exciter
Loudblast
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Temple:

Vreid (“1184” show)
Skald
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einherjer
Helheim
Aktarum
Artus

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Avenged Sevenfold
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Code Orange
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Battle Beast
Sortilege
Tempt

Warzone:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Counterparts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Landmvrks
Glassbone

Valley:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
Red Fang
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Vile Creature
Ecstatic Vision

Altar:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Coroner
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Monuments
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Temple:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onrique
Deliverance

June 23:

Mainstage 01:

Scorpions
Whitesnake
UFO
Thunder
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons

Mainstage 02:

Wardruna
Helloween
Danko Jones
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

Warzone:

Rise Against
Turnstile
Of Mice & Men
Dragged Under
Worst Doubt

Valley:

Hangman’s Chair
Lowrider
IV And The Strange Band
Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel

Altar:

Therion
Septicflesh
Insomnium
Tribulation
Crown

Temple:

Heilung
Zeal & Ardor

June 24:

Mainstage 01:

Nine Inch Nails
Ministry
Skinny Puppy
Killing Joke
HEALTH
Youth Code

Mainstage 02:

Alice Cooper
Megadeth
Kreator
DragonForce
Blues Pills
Crisix
Disconnected

Warzone:

Bad Religion
Goldfinger
Millencolin
Opium du Peuple
Pogo Car Crash Control
Justin(e)
Dirty Fonzy
The Baboon Show
Sons Of Flaherty

Valley:

Atari Teenage Riot
New Model Army
Earth
Godflesh
AA. Williams
Human Impact
Stöner
Okkultokrati
As A New Revolt

Altar:

Decapitated
Deeds Of Flesh
Legions Of The Damned
Gama Bomb
Benighted
Dropdead
Teethgrinder
Yarotz

Temple:

Enslaved
Marduk
Moonspell
Ihsahn
Hjelvik
Dirty Shirt & The Transylvanian Folkcore Orchestra
Gaerea
Neige Morte

June 25:

Mainstage 01:

Guns N’ Roses
Airbourne
Myles Kennedy
Gary Clark Jr
Ayron Jones
Michael Monroe
Dirty Honey

Mainstage 02:

Nightwish
Epica
Blind Guardian
Eluveitie
Symphony X
Gloryhammer
Diamante
Existance

Warzone:

The Exploited
Discharge
Touché Amoré
The Rumjacks
Xibalba
Stereotypical Working Class
Martyrdöd
Hawser

Valley:

Converge: Bloodmoon
Kadavar
Villagers Of Ioannina City
Hällas
My Own Private Alaska
Molasses
Slift
Untitled With Drums

Altar:

Katatonia
My Dying Bride
Draconian
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Sorcerer
Betraying The Martyrs
Humanity’s Last Breath
Nero di Marte
Dropdead Chaos

Temple:

In Extremo
Moonsorrow
Myrkur
Folkesange
Igorrr
Arcturus
Conjurer
Fejd
Autarkh
Les Chants De Nihil

June 26:

Mainstage 01:

Metallica
Black Label Society
Avatar
Ugly Kid Joe
Alien Weaponry
Bokassa
Spiritbox

Mainstage 02:

Sabaton
Bring Me The Horizon
Tagada Jones
Ill Niño
Novelists

Warzone:

Hatebreed
Suicide Silence
Madball
Lionheart
Terror
Crowbar
Judiciary
Year Of The Knife
Clowns

Valley:

Monster Magnet
The Obsessed
Eyehategod
Thou
Ufommamut
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber vs. Hangman’s Chair
Year Of No Light
The Atomic Bitchwax
20 Seconds Falling Man

Altar:

Carcass
Napalm Death
Destruction
Vltimas
Blood Incantation
Demilich
Carnation
High Command

Temple:

Mercyful Fate
Triptykon
MGLA
Archgoat
Cult Of Fire
Midnight
Svart Crown
Nytt Land
Sordide

Hellfest organizers commented:

“Hellbangers,

What can we say except that we are proud (and excited) to finally unveil the long-awaited line up of our anniversary edition! Keeping such a line up as a secret for several weeks has been no easy task, especially in the last few days…

It’s been more than 16 months since our work rhythm was turned upside down by the arrival of this virus, since the live music industry was extinguished. Despite this, our confidence has never been affected and we have kept working with a positive mindset.

The frustration of two years without a festival has led us to dream even bigger about our reunion! In 2022, we are offering a new and unique format spread over 10 days! Never done before, this formula will, without a doubt, remain in the history of so-called “extreme” music! Twice as historic, because this formula is meant to exist only in 2022 and will not happen again in the years to come.

After a first weekend from 17 to 19th June 2022, we double the fun with an additional weekend from 23rd to 26th June! A real marathon that will see no less than 350 artists on 6 stages!

As usual, the festival does not deviate from its principles: you will see artists capable of performing in stadiums, with artists who are usually playing in smaller venues, and for some even in pub caves. Punk, Heavy, Black, Hardcore, Death, Stoner, Pagan, Power, we have done our best to put together what we believe to be the “edition of the century”.

No need to list the program in detail as you are not, and for the second year, headbanging at the festival right now. You can find out all this by yourself, at home or with your friends, enjoying our virtual edition “Hellfest From Home“! (More information over here : fromhome.hellfest.fr)

This exceptional edition is also an opportunity for us to thank the pass holders who have been waiting for more than 2 years. Your loyalty and trust have kept us going and we do not have enough words to thank you. It seemed fair to us that you should access the ticket sale 24 hours before the public sale in order for you to obtain your ticket for sure.

We are aware that some of you, for professional, family or simply financial reasons, will not be able to attend this XXL edition. By going through (and only through!) our partner TICKETSWAP (please stop Viagogo and others…), you will be able to resell your pass for the weekend you are the least interested in, and thus make one more happy fan!

For all the others who will have the chance to live these 10 days of anthology with us, we promise that you will remember our reunion! As a bonus, we might even make you a nice “FINISHER” t-shirt so that this moment will remain engraved forever in your memories. Once in a lifetime celebration!

Last but not least, we could not finish without thanking all those who have supported us during these last months. Volunteers, intermittents, sponsors, service providers, media partners, people from Clisson, we are all eager to see you again and to live with you this future adventure, which promises to be historic!

Stay Strong. Stay Safe.

Hellfest Crew

Tickets info :

– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 3-DAYS PASS : SOLD OUT (go to http://www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS : SOLD OUT (go to http://www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 4-DAYS PASS (289€ +fees) : PRESALE FOR 2020 PASS HOLDERS* – July 6 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr
OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 7 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS (89€-105€ + fees) : OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 8 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr

* A special presale will be organised on July 6 at 1:00 PM for 3-days pass holders of the postponed edition, pass only purchased via the official sale in October 2019.
Any ticket that has been re-sold via the official Ticketswap resale, or for which a refund has been claimed (in 2020 or 2021) will not be affected by this presale.”

New Brittle Star Fossil Named After Rotting Christ Members

A new brittle star fossil has been named “Brezinacantha Tolis” in honor of Rotting Christ’s Sakis Tolis and Themis Tolis. The specimen was discovered by Dr. Ben Thuy and and Dr. Lea Numberger from the Natural History Museum of Luxembourg.

Sakis commented:

“My deepest thanks to the paleontological community, and especially to Dr. Ben Thuy and Dr. Lea Numberger, to name a fossil under my name! This is one of the greatest honors I have received as an individual and musician and gives me power to keep on creating during these wild times. Brezinacantha Tolis can be found in the Natural History Museum in Maastricht. If you are close have a look!”

Thuy and Numberger added:

“When we first saw the fossil brittle star, we immediately knew it was something exciting. It turned out to be a species new to science, and so we had the privilege to name it. With the choice of the name, we wanted to combine our joint passions for science and music, and decided to honour one of our favourite bands.

The new fossil belongs to an animal that lived in a dark, toxic environment in the depths of an ancient ocean, dwelling on the remains of their dead predecessors. This is pure black metal! Naming this species after Sakis and Themis Tolis is our way to issue an academic recognition of their talent and hard work. Now they own a small piece of immortality, because scientific species names are for eternity.”

You can read more about the fossil HERE.

Devastation On The Nation Tour Featuring Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Etc. Officially Cancelled

The Devastation On The Nation Tour, which was supposed to feature Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, and Imperial Triumphant, has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This news comes after the trek was previously postponed to 2021.

The following statement was posted on September 25:

“There is no easy way to put this. Devastation on the Nation Tour 2021 is canceled.

When we rescheduled the tour we thought that in a year everything would be okay again, but it still is not and we have no clear picture of what the future holds. More and more venues are closing down every month. This virus (COVID-19) has ruined everything for so many bands, musicians, and venues.

Even if the tour were to still happen in February/March of 2021, how many more venues will be closed down? What will the capacity restrictions be for each show? How will 3 out of 5 bands from a different country survive here IF the borders reopen? It’s impossible to know and at this point there is no light at the end of the tunnel. We will not reschedule again until we 100% know that it will be possible for the tour to happen and that the bands from outside of the US are able to come here.

All tickets purchased will be refunded. If you purchased tickets via https://www.metalfestivaltours.com/devastationonthenation, we will have those tickets refunded right away. If you purchased tickets NOT on this website, please find your email and email the company that you purchased them through for a refund.

We thank you all for the support and we will be back one day.

Aside from this, I will be doing an AMA today starting at 3pm EST/2pm CST/12pm PST via my Twitch channel. Speaking about DOTN, touring, marketing, listening to your bands music, and much more. If you’d like to join this, it is free! I’d like to talk to you all. I know this a very rough time for everyone but we’re all trying to stay positive.”

Rotting Christ’s “ΧΞΣ (666)” Featured In Trailer For “Mortal Shell” Video Game, Band Share Recent In-Studio Set

Rotting Christ’s song “ΧΞΣ (666)” is featured in a new trailer for the upcoming video game “Mortal Shell” (out August 18). You can check that out below. In other news, the band have also shared footage of their recent in-studio performance at Artworks Studios in Elliniko, Greece. That set originally aired as part of the virtual European Metal Festival Alliance event.

[via The PRP]

Watch Rotting Christ’s New Live Video For “The Fifth Illusion” & Footage From Their Performance At “The Long Beach Festival” In Greece

Rotting Christ have shared a new live video for “The Fifth Illusion.“ You can check that out below. The clip, which was filmed during the band’s July 6, 2020 set at Artworks Studios in Ellinikón, Greece, recently aired during the virtual “Mexico Metal Fest.” In other news, the group also recently performed at “The Long Beach Festival” in Katerini, Greece. Fan-filmed footage of that is available below as well.

[via The PRP]