The new visuals of “Hallowed Be Thy Name” hold true to the heresy concepts tackled on the record.

I remember when I first heard the name Rotting Christ. It was back in 2005 when Dave Mustaine of Megadeth decided he wasn’t going to play a show in Greece if they were the supporting act. All I can say is what a crock of shit! Politics and religion have their place in music, lyrically only! Your personal views should never supersede the solidary known as a rock concert. If you don’t understand this form of camaraderie then you’re not metal!

Needless to say, after I heard about the incident I stopped listening to Megadeth and picked up a couple of Rotting Christ albums! Rotting Christ are from Athens, Greece and they’ve been around since 1987. The group has released twelve full length albums with lucky number thirteen, The Heretics, made available February 15th via Season of Mist.

The new visuals of “Hallowed Be Thy Name” hold true to the heresy concepts tackled on the record. Imagery of fallen idols as well as the famed symbols of mankind all meet a fiery destruction as they become meshed with the eyes of the beast. The gears of war with their insatiable thirst for blood form the backdrop of an unsharpened message regarding the ills of organized religion.

My favorite part of this offering can be found in the colors themselves. The drab pigmentations are somehow fitting when paired with imagery that seems to operate exclusively in a gray area.

Iron Maiden’s lamentation from the gallows has nothing to do with this revelation from Rotting Christ. Check out this version of “Hallowed Be Thy Name” and let these ghastly images of our demise bewilder you! \m/

Rotting Christ are:

Sakis Tolis – Vocals, Guitars
George Emmanuel – Guitars
Van Ace – Bass
Themis Tolis – Drums

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