Die griechischen Gothic-Metaller Rotting Christ werden am 12. Februar 2016 ihr Album RITUALS veröffentlichen. Im Vorfeld gibt die Band mit dem Song ‘Ἐλθὲ Κύριε (Elthe Kyrie)’ exklusiv auf metal-hammer.de einen Einblick in die Qualität des zwölften Albums der nunmehr 27-jährigen Band-Geschichte.
Sänger und Gitarrist Sakis zu ‘Ἐλθὲ Κύριε (Elthe Kyrie)’:
„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 this has to suffice for the time being, the choice fell on ‚Ἐλθὲ Κύριε (Elthe Kyrie)‘, which translates as ‚Come Lord‘ and was influenced by the tragic ancient Greek poet Euripides â€“ 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.“