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Rotting Christ - New Full Length Announced & Detailed


This year, Rotting Christ are celebrating 35 years of evil excellence with their 14th studio album. ΠΡΟ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ (Pro Xristoy) is bound to hold a revered place in the band's heretical history. Always true to their name, with Pro Xristoy ("Before Christ"), the band pay tribute to the last of the Pagan kings by offering up more towering, gothic, melodic black metal. Pro Xristoy comes out May 24. Pre-orders will start next month.


Tracklist is as follows:

01. Pro Xristoy (Προ Χριστού)
02. The Apostate
03. Like Father, Like Son
04. The Sixth Day
05. La Lettera Del Diavolo
06. The Farewell
07. Pix Lax Dax
08. Pretty World, Pretty Dies
09. Yggdrasil
10. Saoirse
11. Primal Resurrection (bonus track)
12. All For One (bonus track)






Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Rotting Christ
Posted: 19.01.2024 by Abattoir


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19.01.2024 - 19:46
Archie 666

I hope there's less about fire, desire and funeral pyre on this one.
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19.01.2024 - 19:51
nikarg

I cannot understand why he went for 'Pro Xristoy' instead of 'Pro Christou', which would have made a lot more sense to non-Greeks. I would very much like to hear someone trying to pronounce 'Xristoy'. I so much want this to be good, but I cannot say I am optimistic.

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19.01.2024 - 19:56
Archie 666

Written by nikarg on 19.01.2024 at 19:51

I cannot understand why he went for 'Pro Xristoy' instead of 'Pro Christou', which would have made a lot more sense to non-Greeks. I would very much like to hear someone trying to pronounce 'Xristoy'. I so much want this to be good, but I cannot say I am optimistic.



Staying true to the roots I guess.
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19.01.2024 - 20:05
A Real Mönkey

Written by nikarg on 19.01.2024 at 19:51

I cannot understand why he went for 'Pro Xristoy' instead of 'Pro Christou', which would have made a lot more sense to non-Greeks. I would very much like to hear someone trying to pronounce 'Xristoy'. I so much want this to be good, but I cannot say I am optimistic.

Probably the same reason people sometimes say Xmas instead of Christmas.
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19.01.2024 - 20:33
nikarg

Written by A Real Mönkey on 19.01.2024 at 20:05

Probably the same reason people sometimes say Xmas instead of Christmas.

I actually didn't think of that at all.
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19.01.2024 - 20:34
Daniell
_爱情_
They used the same picture for the cover as Arghoslent on "Incorrigible Bigotry". Not the best band to be mentioned with in the same sentence...
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19.01.2024 - 20:48
EdenEcho

Judging from the cover it probably should've been called 'Meta Xriston'.
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20.01.2024 - 01:55
billy4metal

Candlemass call back - it’s the final scene of Thomas Cole’s Course of Empires … I’d buy the album just for that …
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20.01.2024 - 05:36
sbgmetal

Pretty World, Pretty Dies, what an odd song title for RC
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20.01.2024 - 11:23
Duck Dodgers

I love RC...but the older they get, their song become a cringe-fest

01. Pro Xristoy (Προ Χριστού) - ( or Πrotiting Christ)
03. Like Father, Like Son - (Struggle Jennings Cover)
04. The Sixth Day - (Original soundtrack feat Arnold Schwarzenegger)
07. Pix Lax Dax (- Pix Lax...Πυξ Λαξ? feat Mpampis Stokas?)
08. Pretty World, Pretty Dies - ( This title was probably google translate result)
09. Yggdrasil - (Compulsory LOTR reference to attract Power Metal crowds)
10. Saoirse (- traditional Ancient Greek female name lol )
12. All For One (bonus track) - ( Bryan Adams cover...feat Sting and Rod Stewart)

On a more positive vibe... no use of the word "Fire"!

I honestly hope the music will be better than the titles.
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20.01.2024 - 12:16
nikarg

Written by sbgmetal on 20.01.2024 at 05:36

Pretty World, Pretty Dies, what an odd song title for RC

I am guessing he got inspired by the fantastic film Pretty Village Pretty Flame, which had a major following in cinemas in Greece back in the '90s, with the Yugoslav Wars taking place next door to us.
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20.01.2024 - 13:04
Nightmare^

Deep down I really do hope they’ll do something nice, but I’m not that optimistic. Looks like another cringe-fest with the same 3 riffs they keep using the last 20 years.

Please prove me wrong this time.
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20.01.2024 - 17:32
nephilim80

Written by Daniell on 19.01.2024 at 20:34

They used the same picture for the cover as Arghoslent on "Incorrigible Bigotry". Not the best band to be mentioned with in the same sentence...


Probably they're not even aware that Arghoslent exists. On the other hand the image is not property of that band, is a well known painting. And it fits the RT aesthetics pretty well.
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20.01.2024 - 18:27
Nejde
CommunityManager
Written by Duck Dodgers on 20.01.2024 at 11:23

10. Saoirse (- traditional Ancient Greek female name lol )


Saoirse is as Irish as it gets.
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20.01.2024 - 20:02
nikarg

Written by Daniell on 19.01.2024 at 20:34

They used the same picture for the cover as Arghoslent on "Incorrigible Bigotry". Not the best band to be mentioned with in the same sentence...

It's a painting by Thomas Cole, titled "The Course Of Empire - Destruction". A basic google search shows that it has also been used here, here, here and here. I remember that it has also been used here, and Heaven Shall Burn are one of the most openly leftist bands out there.

The cover art was not that great a choice for many reasons (lack of originality, inconsistency with the album title, etc), but being related to Arghoslent is not one of them.
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20.01.2024 - 20:24
DarkWingedSoul

Written by Archie 666 on 19.01.2024 at 19:46

I hope there's less about fire, desire and funeral pyre on this one.

and fear...
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20.01.2024 - 20:25
DarkWingedSoul

More or less we know what to expect from this album i guess, however i still will have it on my wishlist. no matter how predictable or repetitive i still like the aura.
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21.01.2024 - 11:52
Duck Dodgers

Written by Nejde on 20.01.2024 at 18:27

Written by Duck Dodgers on 20.01.2024 at 11:23

10. Saoirse (- traditional Ancient Greek female name lol )


Saoirse is as Irish as it gets.



I know...and I would like to hear Sakis trying to pronounce it with his "Me Tarzan, You Jane" accent! lol
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23.01.2024 - 00:02
24emd
Theory Snob
Very cool cover art though the music won't be further from my tastes.
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24.01.2024 - 13:26
Mastodon74

The cover looks like amazing.
Let's see how the interior is...
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26.01.2024 - 09:37
Netzach
Planewalker
If there's even one new riff on this, it'll be progress
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13.02.2024 - 12:18
Nejde
CommunityManager
Pix Lax Dax sounds kinda funny for us Swedes. 'Pix' is slang for 'quid' or 'bucks' as in money. 'Lax' is 'salmon' and 'dax' is street spelling for 'dags' as in 'it's time (for)'. So the title means something like 'It's Time For Quid Salmon' so I hope that is what the song is about, preferably with references to hell, fire and desire
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17.02.2024 - 13:14
Netzach
Planewalker
Written by Nejde on 13.02.2024 at 12:18

Pix Lax Dax sounds kinda funny for us Swedes. 'Pix' is slang for 'quid' or 'bucks' as in money. 'Lax' is 'salmon' and 'dax' is street spelling for 'dags' as in 'it's time (for)'. So the title means something like 'It's Time For Quid Salmon' so I hope that is what the song is about, preferably with references to hell, fire and desire

When I get pix, it's dax to buy a lax.
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18.02.2024 - 19:00
A Real Mönkey

Mmmm Quid Salmon.
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