MMW: Rotting Christ

Rotting Christ, along with having one of the most recognizable and controversial names in modern music, is one of the earliest and best known of the Greek Black Metal movement. After starting out as a very raw Grindcore band and releasing a number of demos starting in 1988 they switched to a clearly Satanic Black Metal sound influenced by the concurrent Norwegian scene with their third demo “Satanas Tedeum”. They quickly established a sound particular to Greece with early albums such as 1993s “Thy Mighty Contract” and 1996s “Triachy of the Lost Lovers”. Combining the raw sound of early 90s second wave Black Metal with Gothic atmospheres and most recently Greek folk touches this band has many works worth spending time with. Always revolving around two brothers Sakis and Themis Tolis, they have consistently produced albums of quality including the most recent Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού in 2013.

Hear it: Too Evil to Have a Human Name with Bill, Sundays 7-9 p.m.