Hellenic Darkness Festival 2015 – ROTTING CHRIST and other Greek warriors again in Prague!
MetalGate cordially invites you to yet another night of the Greek metal, featuring once again a line-up of three excellent bands from the land of myths and legends, complemented with two Czech heralds of darkness.
The first installment of this festival in 2013 had a similar, and successful, schema, and two of its participants shall return for the 2015 installment. As both the artists and fans really enjoyed the first Hellenic Darkness, we decided to bring about its second chapter.
Spearheading the festival is once again the Athens quartet ROTTING CHRIST, an icon of the global metal scene and one of the longest playing black metal bands of all times, which needs no further introduction. Look forward to both songs from the current album “Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού”, as well as the classics.
Supporting the headliner is the Greek black metal legend VARATHRON that achieved a cult standing during the 25 years of its existence. To understand the underlying principles of Greek black metal, just listen to “The Tressrising of Nyarlathotep” and you will get it. In days to come, the band shall release its latest masterpiece, “Untrodden Corridors of Hades”, thus appearing in Prague with new material and in full strength.
Completing the trinity is the pagan/black metal pack KAWIR, with its signature dark pagan metal, populated with gods and mythical beings, and interpreted with sensitivity to the genre and the Hellenic heritage. Simply one of the best pagan black metal bands of today.
The Czech presence within the Hellenic Darkness is twofold. First, returning from the previous installment is the melodic blackened death metal act SECRET OF DARKNESS, with its new album “Neotericus Universum” that will be released in December 2014.
The second Czech herald is the winner of this year’s MetalGate Massacre contest DESIRE FOR SORROW from České Budějovice. This melodic black metal warband is renowned not only for its excellent music, but also for its visual stage show, thus providing the festival with an impressive kick-off.
The Hellenic Darkness shall spread its wings on February 28, 2015, in the Nová Chmelnice club in Prague. Get your tickets for 300 CZK on MetalGate e-shop, or via the Ticketstream presale network. On site entrance fee will be 350 CZK. Doors will open at 18:00, the first show begins at 19:00. See you there!