Rotting Christ Release an Unexpected EP Full of Rarities


Well, this is a welcome surprise. Less than an hour ago, Greek black metal act Rotting Christ announced and released an EP of rare studio recordings and live tracks titled The Apocryphal Spells, Vol. 1, via Century Media Records.

Billed as the first of multiple EPs featuring material that’s been only previously available as bonus tracks for physical releases and whatnot. For the first time ever, those tracks can now be streamed on whatever online music streaming platform your blackened, cold heart desires.

Rotting Christ guitarist and vocalist Sakis Tolis said this sudden drop was the band’s way to acknowledge those previously rare releases while still letting fans get to hear them at their convenience.

“My dear friends, I can proudly announce a compilation of rare Rotting Christ tracks that have never been released on digital platforms before. We have now the opportunity to release them via the first part of a compilation: The Apocryphal Spells. Thanks for your attention, and I hope you will enjoy them, as we also did, recording them back in the days. Spirit Up!”

Along with their own rarities, this new EP includes two Kreator covers, which is badass in and of itself.

Rotting Christ Release an Unexpected EP Full of Rarities

Rotting Christ, The Apocryphal Spells, Vol. 1

1. Astral Embodiment
2. Moonlight
3. Phobia
4. Tormentor (Kreator cover)
5. Flag of Hate/Pleasure to Kill (Kreator cover)

Who knows? Maybe we’ll get to hear some of these songs live when they go on tour with Carach Angren, Uada, and Gaerea along for a 25-date trek across the States. You can check out the list of dates below.

02/16: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live (Studio)
02/17: Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
02/18: Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
02/19: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
02/20: Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
02/21: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
02/22: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
02/23: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
02/24: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
02/25: Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theater
02/27: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
02/28: Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
03/01: Kansas City, MO @ BLVD Nights
03/02: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
03/03: Chicago, IL @ Reggies
03/04: Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary
03/05: Toronto, ON @ Lees Palace
03/07: Montreal, QC @ Studio TD
03/08: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Bell
03/09: Boston, MA @ Middle-East Downstairs
03/10: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
03/11: Philadelphia, PA @ Warehouse on Watts
03/12: Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819
03/13: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)
03/14: Orlando, FL @ The Haven

Rotting Christ Release an Unexpected EP Full of Rarities
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