ROTTING CHRIST (GREECE)


ROTTING CHRIST was formed in 1987 with the original line-up Sakis (vocals, guitar), Jim (bass), Themis (drums) incorporating a roaring mixture of death metal and grind (a style that was at its height in the rest of the world at that time except, of course, Greece). Early on ROTTING CHRIST produced two informal recordings ("Decline's Return" and "Leprosy Of Death") which basically consist of rehearsals and are not considered official by the band. In 1988 the band recorded their first split 7" EP with Sound Pollution, which includes 9 of their songs! Naturally the style is grindcore as is the lyrical side. This particular year, the band decided to dedicate itself solely to black/death metal following the footsteps of Bathory, Venom, Possessed and Celtic Frost. So, in 1989 they circulated their first official demo, the notorious 5-track "Satanas Tedeum". The result was incredibly dark and violent black metal, which the band themselves characterized as "Abyssic Death Metal". This demo did its rounds in the underground and gave the band a very good name, establishing ROTTING CHRIST as one of the originators of the second wave of black metal. In the beginning of the 90's the members of ROTTING CHRIST (which were now using pseudonyms such as Necromayhem (Sakis), Mutilator (Jim), Necrosauron or Sauron (Themis), typical for that era) fully dedicated themselves to the band. Greek label Decapitated Records (later known as Unisound Records) circulated their first mini-LP, the legendary "Passage To Arcturo" originally on vinyl.  Also in 1991, ROTTING CHRIST released their following split 7" EP with Italian band MONUMENTUM. In 1992 they record their second official demo "Ade's Winds" with two tracks. Although "Ade's Winds" was available for sale through the band, it also functioned as a promo tape, which was sent to various metal labels. The new and upcoming independent label Osmose Productions signed ROTTING CHRIST under the condition that they release their first full-length album with them. Legendary debut "Thy Mighty Contract" was released in 1993. This is a classic black metal album, which defined the so-called "Greek sound of black metal" and established the band as one of the most worthy on a worldwide level.



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DECLINES RETURN 1988 REHEARSAL DEMO

Xeroxed covers. Regular tapes. Lyrics on back.

TRACK LISTING:
- Slaughter of the Innocents
- Decline's Return
- Chemical Neurosurgery
- Embryonic Necrocannibalism
- Syringomyelia
- Lost in the Void
- Baptised in Phlegm
- Myxomycetes Attack
- Pneumonovascular Carcinogenesis
- Thyrotoxicosis

 

1988 REHEARSAL DEMO

Xeroxed covers which fold out. Regular tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
- Leprosy of Death
- Nauseated
- Physiotherapist
- Epileptic Noise
- The Black Shadows
- Oxya Epilezed Ozon
- Mortuary Dweller
- Mentally Disordered
- XXX


 

SATANAS TEDEUM 1989 DEMO

Xeroxed covers. Regular tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
- The Hills of the Crucifixion
- Feast of the Grant Whore
- The Nereld of Esgalduin
- Restoration of the Infernal kingdom
- 6Th Communion


 

ADES WINDS 1992 DEMO

Xeroxed covers. Regular tapes.

TRACK LISTING:
- Fgmenth Thy Gift
- The 4th Knight of Revelation I II

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