Rotting Christ revealed back in October that their new album would be coming in February of 2016, and now we know the date! The Greek metallers will be releasing their new album, “Rituals“, on February 12th via Season of Mist, and we have our first taste of the new material today! Thanks to Metal Hammer, you can blast their new song, “Elthe Kyrie“, below right now!
Here’s what Sakis Tolis said on the track: “Dear friends! We now present the first creation of our forthcoming album ‘Rituals’ to you. It is not an easy task to pick only one song to represent a whole album as diverse as this, but as it has to suffice for the time being, the choice fell on ‘???? ????e (Elthe Kyrie)’, which translates as ‘Come Lord’ and was influenced by the tragic ancient Greek poet Euripides and more specifically his creation ‘Bakxais’. This pure bacchanalian play refers to the coming of the new god. The ritualistic atmosphere of this historical theatre drama influenced us lyrically as well as musically and resulted in this song that you are currently listening to. There only remains one thing, which is us taking you on a mystical journey into ancient Greek bacchanalian occultism. The amazing female guest vocals are courtesy of the fabulous Danai Katsameni, an actress of the National Hellenic Theater.”
Fucking amazing right?! RIGHT! Do your life a favor, and pre-order “Rituals” immediately!