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  • KATA TON DAIMONA EAYTOY" means "Do What Thou Wilt" and according to the infamous English occultist Aleister Crowley (1875–1947) this "shall be the whole of the law" of the coming Æon of Horus. This album takes the musical and lyrical concepts that ROTTING CHRIST have developed on their two previous releases "Theogonia" (2007) and "AEALO" (2010) another step further. Mastermind Sakis Tolis creates mystical atmospheres by delving deep into ancient secrets and myths from the Sumerians, Incas, Persians and other cultures. ROTTING CHRIST skillfully vary their highly individual sound with female vocals, piano, bagpipes, horns and by other means. The excellent songwriting of "KATA TON DAIMONA EAYTOY" is extremely confident and displays a maturity and perfection born out of long years of composing and experience. This band knows exactly what it is doing.
    In combining Metal and cultural heritage, ROTTING CHRIST remain true to the Black Metal roots of their founding in 1987. The Greek band was formed in the year 1987 by singer and guitarist Sakis, bassist Jim and drummer Themis. At first the trio played a roaring mixture of Death Metal and Grind. Only one year later the band recorded their first split 7" EP with Grindcore act SOUND POLLUTION. In 1989 their first official demo was unleashed upon an unsuspecting world. This notorious five-track under the name "Satanas Tedeum" witnessed ROTTING CHRIST turning towards an incredibly dark and violent Black Metal sound. With this demo the Greeks established themselves firmly in the underground as one of the originators of the second wave of Black Metal – a fact easily forgotten in the face of later Scandinavian domination.
    In 1991 ROTTING CHRIST had scored a local record deal and released their famous "Passage to Arcturo" EP. This 7" featured NECROMANTIA's Magus Wampyr Daoloth on keyboards, who later returned on "AEALO". With this guest appearance the Greeks clearly demonstrated once more that they have never forgotten their roots. Later in 1991, the "Dawn of the Iconoclast" 7" followed as well as a split EP with Italian band MONUMENTUM.
    Changing to an international label, ROTTING CHRIST saw their debut album "Thy Mighty Contract" appearing in 1993. This classic work defined the so-called "Greek sound of Black Metal" and gained them worldwide attention. ROTTING CHRIST took part in the notorious Fuck Christ Tour with IMMORTAL and BLASPHEMY, which quickly earned them even more recognition and caused their label to release the two-track "Apokathelosis" 7” EP.
    Returning for a contract to a native company for their next album "Non Serviam" soon proved an obstacle for ROTTING CHRIST. "Non Serviam" came out late in 1994, but unfortunately wasn't largely available abroad until Season of Mist reissued it many years later. The Greeks still scored a six-album deal with a major German player in the underground. "Triarchy of the Lost Lovers" hit the stores in 1996. After a two-month European tour together with label mates SAMAEL and MOONSPELL, the band's fame grew again. Kostas from CORRUPTION joined as a second guitarist and eventually became a permanent member of ROTTING CHRIST.

    In August 1997 "A Dead Poem" continued this Greek success story. Andreas took over the duties on bass, while Xy from SAMAEL played the keyboards and also produced the album. After a headlining European tour with OLD MAN'S CHILD and SACRAMENTUM, the next album was eagerly received by fans and press in January 1998, entitled "Sleep of the Angels". This release was followed by a massive European tour with DEICIDE, ANCIENT RITES, AETERNUS and BEHEMOTH and several shows in the USA.
    In the spring of 2000, Sakis self-produced next album "Khronos" at the Swedish Abyss Studio in close collaboration with Peter Tägtgren from HYPOCRISY. After yet another successful tour, ROTTING CHRIST spent their next year and a half in retreat. The band dedicated themselves completely to the creation of their seventh studio album "Genesis" (2002). Recorded in Stage One Studio with Andy Classen (HOLY MOSES), "Genesis" was a dark and harsh album, but not without the melodies and the classic Heavy Metal vibe the Greeks had incorporated into their music during the late nineties. The same feeling still emerges from the "Sanctus Diavolos" album (2004). At this time Costas left ROTTING CHRIST and was replaced on guitar by George.
    Despite the long and productive cooperation with their previous label, ROTTING CHRIST felt the need for a change and signed to Season of Mist. In January 2006 Season of Mist re-released the band's early classics "Passage to Arcturo" and "Non Serviam" in a 2CD set including bonus material. One year later, "Theogonia", the first album for their new label, scored a massive hit. This rare gem gained them highest accolades from critics and fans alike. The Greek Black Metal veterans added an unmistakable native element to their sound, which gave their tenth release a very distinctive and individual twist. As "Theogonia" climbed high in many top lists of 2007, the career of the Greeks reached a new peak, which also led to a high demand of their anniversary live DVD "Non Serviam – A 20 Year Apocryphal Story" in 2009.
    It is common knowledge that a masterpiece can hardly be surpassed. Yet ROTTING CHRIST performed this close to impossible feat: in February 2010, "AEALO" strengthened all the features that made its predecessor so glorious. The Greeks drew heavily from their country's ancient heritage and then went to translate this rich history into the universal language of Metal. Their distinct sound and riffing was transformed by traditional female lamenting choirs and ancient reed pipes as well as folkloristic melodies and rhythms into something fresh and fascinating. ROTTING CHRIST invoked their brotherhood in spirit with equally individualist groups like PRIMORDIAL. This bond was illustrated by a stunning guest performance of the Irish band's vocalist Alan A. Nemtheanga, while a no less amazing contribution came from Greek-American diva extreme Diamanda Galas in a cover version of her own "Orders from the Dead" song.
    "AEALO" was a musical conjuration of the spirit of the past. The inner eye witnessed Homer's heroes clad in golden armour performing mythical feats before the gates of mighty Troy. It saw that host of Greek freemen among them those 300 Spartans under king Leonidas holding out against a far superior force of Persian invaders. The very ground seemed to shake with Alexander the Great marching his victorious Macedonian phalanxes as far as India. It was such feelings that Sakis evoked within the concept of "AEALO". He portrayed the loneliness of a warrior, his raging anger, sad grief and final despair, which were captured in the atmosphere and essence of this album. Far from delivering an exercise in exuberant patriotism and false heroism, ROTTING CHRIST touched the universal sorrow behind human warfare, when brother fights brother and neighbour turns against neighbour.
    Now "KATA TON DAIMONA EAYTOY" follows the principle of "Do What Thou Wilt" as the threat leading through this amazing album, which makes Sakis' universal claim even more visible. His lyrics on the album are inspired by ancient cultures, myths and folklore from all around the world. ROTTING CHRIST return to mankind’s eldest verse epic with the Sumerian "Gilgameš". They visit the Incas by quoting from the sacred hymns of emperor Pachacutec in "P'unchaw kachun - Tuta kachun". A tale is spun about the undead Russian water spirit "Русалка", which lures men and children into a wet grave. The voice of ancient Persia speaks through "Ahura Mazdā-Aŋra Mainiuu", while "Cine iubeşte şi lasă" offers the Greeks' interpretation of a Romanian folk classic. The latter song is colourfully realised with the stunning vocals of Suzana Vougioukli and Eleni Vougioukli on piano demonstrating the wide range and diversity that make this album so special. Dive deep into "KATA TON DAIMONA EAYTOY" to celebrate and witness its wonders!



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  • KATA TON DAI MONA EAYTOY (Do What Thou Wilt)
  • KATA TON DAI MONA EAYTOY (Do What Thou Wilt)


    Released : 2013
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. In Yumen / Xibalba
    2. P'unchaw kachun / Tuta kachun
    3. Grandis Spiritus Diavolos
    4. Κατά τον Δαίμονα του Ἐαυτοὗ - Kata Ton Demona Eaftou
    5. Cine iubeşte şi lasă
    6. Iwa Voodoo
    7. Gilgameš
    8. Русалка - Rusalka
    9. Ahura Mazdā-Aŋra Mainiuu
    10. Χ Ξ Σ - 666
    11. Welcome to Hel - Bonus Track
  • Passage to Arcturo (2006 Remastered)
  • Passage to Arcturo (2006 Remastered)


    Released : 2012
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Old Coffin Spirit
    2. Forest of N'Gai
    3. The Mystical Meeting
    4. Gloria De Domino Inferni
    5. Inside the Eye of Algond
    6. The Nereid of Esgalduin - Bonus Track
    7. Vicious Joy & Black Delight - Bonus Track
    8. Feast of the Grand Whore - Bonus Track
  • Thanatiphoro Anthologio
  • Thanatiphoro Anthologio


    Released : 2010
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. The Nereid Of Esgalduin
    2. The Mystical Meeting
    3. Fgmenth, Thy Gift
    4. The Fourth Knight Of Revelation
    5. The Sign Of Evil Existence
    6. Non Serviam
    7. King Of A Stellar War
    8. Archon
    9. Shadows Follow
    10. Sorrowful Farewell
    11. Semigod
    12. Out Of Spirits
    13. Der Perfekte Traum
    14. After Dark I Feel
    15. Cold Colours
    16. Thou Art Blind
    17. You Are I
    18. In Domine Sathana
    19. Quintessence
    20. Under The Name Of Legion
    21. Athanati Este
    22. You My Cross
    23. Keravnos Kivernitos
    24. Nemecic
  • AEALO
  • AEALO


    Released : 2010
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Aealo
    2. Eon Aenaos
    3. Demonon Vrosis
    4. Noctis Era
    5. dub-saĝ-ta-ke
    6. Fire Death and Fear
    7. Nekron Iahes...
    8. ...Pir Threontai
    9. Thou Art Lord
    10. Santa Muerte
    11. Orders from the Dead
  • Non Serviam : A 20 Year Apocryphal Story
  • Non Serviam : A 20 Year Apocryphal Story


    Released : 2009
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Intro - Logos-Aima-Noima
    2. The Sign of Prime Creation
    3. Keravnos Kivernitos
    4. Athanatoi Este
    5. Enuma Elish
    6. King of a Stellar War
    7. The Fifth Illusion
    8. Archon
    9. The First Field of the Battle
    10. Shadows Follow
    11. The Sign of Evil Existence
    12. Fgmenth Thy Gift
    13. Coronation of the Serpent
    14. The Mystical Meeting
    15. Thou Art Blind
    16. Morality of a Dark Age
    17. Saturn Unlock Avey's Son
    18. Exiled Archangels
    19. Sorrowful Angels
    20. Among Two Storms
    21. After Dark I Feel
    22. In Domine Sathana
    23. Nemecic
    24. Under the Name of a Legion
    25. Societas Satanas - Thou Art Lord cover
    26. Non Serviam
    27. Visions of a Blind Order - Live in Larissa
    28. Sanctus Diavolos - Live in Larissa
    29. Transform all Suffering into Plague - Live in Larissa
    30. Wolfera the Jackal - Live in Larissa
    31. Forest of N'Gai - Live in Larissa
    32. Feast of the Grand Whore - Live in Larissa
    33. Saturn Unlock Avey's Son - Live in Larissa
  • Theogonia
  • Theogonia


    Released : 2007
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. The Signe of Prime Creation
    2. Keravnos Kivernitos
    3. Nemecic
    4. Enuma Elish
    5. Phobos's Synagogue
    6. Gaia Tellus
    7. Rege Diabolicus
    8. He, the Aethyr
    9. Helios Hyperion
    10. Threnody
  • Sanctus Diavolos
  • Sanctus Diavolos


    Released : 2004
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Visions Of A Blind Order
    2. Thy Wings Thy Horns Thy Sin
    3. Athanati Este
    4. Tyrannical
    5. You My Cross
    6. Sanctimonius
    7. Serve In Heaven
    8. Shades Of Evil
    9. Doctrine
    10. Sanctus Diavolos
  • Genesis
  • Genesis


    Released : 2002
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Daemons
    2. Lex Talions
    3. Quintessence
    4. Nightmare
    5. In Domine Sathana
    6. Release Me
    7. The Call Of The Aethyrs
    8. Dying
    9. Ad Noctis
    10. Under The Name Of Legion
  • Khronos
  • Khronos


    Released : 2000
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Thou Art Blind
    2. If It Ends Tomorrow
    3. My Sacred Path
    4. Aeternatus
    5. Art Of Sin
    6. Lucifer Over London
    7. Law Of The Serpent
    8. You Are I
    9. Khronos
    10. Fateless
    11. Time Stands Still
    12. Glory Of Sadness
    13. Phobia
  • Sleep Of The Angels
  • Sleep Of The Angels


    Released : 1999
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Cold Colours
    2. After Dark I Feel
    3. Victoriatus
    4. Der Perfekte Traum
    5. You My Flesh
    6. The World Made End
    7. Sleep The Sleep Of Angels
    8. Delusions
    9. Imaginary Zone
    10. Thine Is The Kingdom
  • Thy Mighty Contract + Bonus
  • Thy Mighty Contract + Bonus


    Released : 1997
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. The Sign Of Evil Existence
    2. Transform All Suffering Into Plagues
    3. Fgmenth, Thy Gift
    4. Dive The Deepest Abyss
    5. Exiled Archangels
    6. His Sleeping Majesty
    7. The Coronation Of The Serpent
    8. The Fourth Knight Of Revelation
    9. Visions Of The Dead Lover
    10. The Mystical Meeting
  • A Dead Poem
  • A Dead Poem


    Released : 1997
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Sorrowful Farewell
    2. Among Two Storms
    3. A Dead Poem
    4. Out Of Spirits
    5. As If By Magic
    6. Full Colour Is The Night
    7. Semigod
    8. Ten Miles High
    9. Between Times
    10. Ira Incensus
  • Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers
  • Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers


    Released : 1996
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. King Of A Stellar War
    2. A Dynasty From The Ice
    3. Archon
    4. Snowing Still
    5. Shadows Follow
    6. One With The Forest
    7. Diastric Alchemy
    8. The Opposite Bank
    9. The First Field Of Battle
    10. Tormentor
    11. Flag Of Hate/ Pleasure To Kill
  • Non Serviam (2006 Remastered)
  • Non Serviam (2006 Remastered)


    Released : 1994
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. The Fifth Illusion
    2. Wolfera the Jackal
    3. Non Serviam
    4. Morality of a Dark Age
    5. Where Mortals Have No Pride
    6. Fethroesforia
    7. Mephesis of Black Crystal
    8. Ice Shaped God
    9. Saturn Unlock Avey's Son
  • Thy Mighty Contract (re-issue + Bonus Tracks)
  • Thy Mighty Contract (re-issue + Bonus Tracks)


    Released : 1993
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. The Sign Of Evil Existence
    2. Transform All Suffering Into Plagues
    3. Fgmenth, Thy Gift
    4. Dive The Deepest Abyss
    5. Exiled Archangels
    6. His Sleeping Majesty
    7. The Coronation Of The Serpent
    8. The Fourth Knight Of Revelation
    9. Visions Of The Dead Lover
    10. The Mystical Meeting