Having deviated from their black metal past with the release of A Dead Poem (Century Media) in 1997, Greek dark metal legends Rotting Christ got back on the devil’s path in 1999 with the Der Perfekte Traum EP, which was no less than the prelude for the equally unique Sleep of the Angels full-length album. In this endeavour of theirs, Rotting Christ kept on with their then-newly established musical style, probably influenced by the rising atmospheric trend of the late nineties European metal scene.
Featuring at the time new songs the title track and Moonlight, The rest of the EP features five exciting live editions of songs from their critically acclaimed Triarchy of the Lost Lovers album from 1996, which make this release a valuable collectible and a must-have for all Rotting Christ fans and will available on September 3 exclusively from vinylstore.gr.
“Dear friends, it’s a pleasure to present to you one of Rotting Christ’s re-releases, and more specifically, the re-release of our EP/mini album Der Perfekte Traum, which we and fans have always considered one of our much underestimated ones. This reissue is an opportunity for us to reintroduce this special artifact in a neat remastered version, accompanied by a new cover artwork, which was designed exclusively for this particular edition. We once again feel obliged to thank you for your relentless support all these years and we sincerely hope you’ll enjoy this unique piece of music, which brings back memories from our own Middle-Age, Rotting Christ’s peculiar but yet amazing nineties s era. Enjoy “The Perfect Dream””! – Sakis and Themis Tolis, Rotting Christ.
Remastered by George Nerantzis, with newly revised cover artwork by Ukrainian artist Nurgeslag, Rotting Christ’s Der Perfekte Traum will be available on September 3, in a limited run of 666 copies (100 X clear vinyl, 200 X transparent red vinyl and 366 X black vinyl).