Peaceville will release Rotting Christ vinyl series
Peaceville relelease Rotting Christ vinyl series
Peaceville Records are set to release a vinyl series of the entire early works of Greek black metal legends Rotting Christ, commencing with the 1993 genre classic, ‘Thy Mighty Contract’, which is set for release on April 21st, including an 8 page booklet with extensive thoughts and recollections from co-founder and mainman Sakis Tolis with Dayal Patterson, including rare images. Also due for release will be follow up album ‘Non Serviam’, the band’s debut EP, ‘Passage to Arcturo’. A compilation of Rotting Christ’s demos & other early rarities will be released by the label throughout 2017.
On the build up to Rotting Christ’s 30th anniversary, Peaceville will finally release a special commemorative set in late 2017 featuring all of the aforementioned releases and more, along with a special 92-page book with text penned by UK-based Cult Never Dies author Dayal Patterson, documenting the classic years of the band and their rise to prominence in the black metal scene, recounted in the words of the members themselves, plus others connected with the scene.
“We are truly honoured to present our early works on Peaceville, as we approach 30 years of Rotting Christ. These releases will cover the whole early years of the band, & the evolution of our eternal black abyssic cult. Support!”
Rotting Christ formed in 1988, with their early demo recordings containing strong grindcore elements as the band quickly evolved their style into something altogether darker. Spearheaded by brothers Sakis & Themis Tolis, Rotting Christ have remained one of the strongest and most respected forces in the black metal scene since their debut release ‘Passage of Arcturo’. Their legacy towards greatness was cemented even further by the genre classic follow-up ‘Thy Mighty Contract’, helping to firmly establish the Greek scene as being among the most essential black metal movements of the early 90’s.
With a clear distinction between their sound and what was appearing in Scandinavia at the time, Rotting Christ were highly influential & revered for forging their own sound while retaining the rawness of the old-school masters such as Celtic Frost and Venom.